Best Small Cameras
Best Small and Powerful 4K Cameras 2016
Are you looking for a camera that is capable of 4K video yet small enough for mobility? It might seem improbable to have all the power you want in a camera inside a small body. However, with continuous efforts from camera manufacturers, there are already a number of models available in the market today. Here are some of the smaller cameras worth looking into:
1. Canon G7 X Mark II
This model from Canon’s Powershot series sports a new 1.0-inch, 20.2 MP high-sensitivity CMOS sensor as well as a DIGIC 6 image Processor. It also boasts of a multi-angle 3.0-inch LCD and is capable of capturing stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video of up to 60fps. You can carry this small camera in your pocket and it is touch screen. Even manipulating the settings can be done on your touch screen LCD. Zoom range can be as wide as 4.2x that brings quality result and great colors.
2. Panasonic Lumix LX100
Another powerful and small camera is this point-and-shoot mirrorless digital camera that is capable of 4K video recording and giving out superb high-resolution in still photos. It also has an extended ISO range of 25,600 as well as capable of connecting to smart devices with the use o NFC connectivity and Wi-Fi. Price is also affordable. Additionally, it sports a Leica DC lens. The LX100 is fully auto mode and has a Micro Four Thirds sensor.
3. Leica D-Lux Type 109
This is a small camera that professional and more advanced photography enthusiasts will find appealing. This sturdy camera with a full metal body boasts of Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens as well as manual operations. It also has a shutter that is high-speed. As for video recording, it is available in 4k that can be seen from a high resolution electronic view finder. Its sensor is 12.8 micro Four Thirds MOS that accounts for greater depth of field. 4K ultra HD recording at 30p or 24p can also be edited s MP4 video files.
4. Olympus OM-D E-10 II
Sporting an electronic viewfinder and a Micro Four Thirds sensor, this pocket-sized camera is another powerful piece to invest in. It has a 3-inch LCD that can be tilted with a display of 1,037 dots and capable of continuous shooting of up to 8.5 fps, faster than most of its competitors. Apart from the small body, it also comes with compact lenses. This camera has also been upgraded from 3-axis image stabilization to 5-axis stabilization system. Although pricey than other models, Olympus OM-D E-10 II is versatile and powerful, making it worth the money you will spend for it.
5. Panasonic GH4
If you are looking for a small camera that is capable of 4K recording and satisfactory features, this improved camera from the GH series is a great pick. Apart from the new 49-area AF system, an increase from the GH3 with only 23 areas, this small camera has an intelligent EVF and the 16.05-million-pixel Digital Live MOS sensor is powered by the Venus Engine IX processor for superb image and video quality.
Small cameras are perfect for travelers and photography enthusiasts who want to always be ready to capture perfect images at any time. Having said this, it helps to own a small yet powerful camera that you can take anywhere.