The simple answer is yes, 4K will negatively effect low light performance, but most cameras already have a 4k-sized sensor that they simply fail to utilize (the canon 6D suffers equally from small diode size as the A7s for example).
All the same, are camcorders still worth buying? The number one reason to buy a camcorder today is for the lens. Camcorders tend to make do with very small imaging sensors compared to a DSLR or mirrorless camera, and are sometimes even smaller than what you have in your phone. This leads to poor low light performance, but it allows for much longer zoom lenses.
Otherwise, which is better for filming DSLR or camcorder?
In low light, a DSLR or mirrorless camera will often produce better quality video than a camcorder simply because they tend to have a larger sensor. A large sensor is essential for capturing low light video and stills. ... Some (mostly older) DSLR lenses are inappropriate for video.
What ISO should I use for low light?
Films with lower ISO numbers are known as slow, or less sensitive to light; films with higher ISO numbers are faster, or more light-sensitive. When using a film camera, it's pretty typical to shoot with ISO 100 or 200 film in normal daylight, and use ISO 400 film for lower-light photography.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Video Camera 4K Camcorder Vlogging Camera for YouTube AiTechny Ultra HD 48MP Digital WiFi Camera 3.0" IPS Touch Screen IR Night Vision 16X Digital Zoom Recorder with Microphone, Wide Angle Lens
➤4K Video Camera & 48MP Image Resolution: The Ultra HD video camera supports 4K 2880x2160 (24FPS) video resolution, 13.0MP CMOS image sensor, Max 48MP image resolution, 16X Digital Zoom (no autofocus), pause function. 2 rechargeable batteries and recording while charging function allow you to uninterrupted power. 3.0 inch IPS touch screen can rotate up to 270 degrees, which is great for video bloggers
➤External Stereo Microphone & Wide Angle Lens: The external stereo microphone adopts X-Y stereo pickup technology, low cut filter to reduce noise, enhance sound effect, which can be used in family gatherings, birthday parties, conferences, lectures, courses, film production, etc. Also, the 4K camcorder comes with a professional 0.39X 2 in 1 HD wide-angle lens with macro lens which is great for large scenery and close-up shooting of the micro object
➤Wifi Connection Function & IR Night Vision: Download "NovaCam" APP, then turn your tablet or smartphone into a real-time remote to control the 4k camcorder (valid range: 9.8 feet), and preview, browse images or download files from the camera to mobile phone or tablet for sharing. Under the infrared night light or LED light (included), the video and photo functions can be used as normal in the dark night, and the color is in black and white
➤Webcam & Accessories: This 4k video camera can be used as webcam. Just connect the camera to your computer with a USB cable and select PC Camera mode. Then open the Facebook, Youtube and Instagram page to start the live stream. The package includes a camera, a Microphone, a Wide Angle Lens (include a Adapter Ring), a Protective Cover for Lens, a LED Light, two Battery, a Power Adapter, a USB/AV Cable, a HD Cable, a Big Bag (put all the accessories)
➤Perfect Gift & Quality Assurance: AiTechny 4K video camera can handle freely in different usage scenarios such as Christmas surprise, birthday gift, holiday present, wedding gift idea, etc.Recording every moment of your life is the best gift for your loved ones. AiTechny supports 1 month free replacement or refund and 1 year warranty. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 30FPS 24.0 MP IR Night Vision Vlogging Camera Recorder 3.0 Inch IPS Screen 16X Zoom Camcorders YouTube Camera Remote Control with 2 Batteries
♥24MP & 1080P FHD CAMCORDER - This digital video camera for YouTube supports shooting of Full HD 1080p(30FPS) video and 24MP photo. Besides, it supports 3.0 inch IPS screen, 16X digital zoom and remote control. All these configurations provide smooth shooting experience and wonderful effect. This YouTube camcorder is so sturdy and lightweight that you can take it around. In a word, it would be a perfect gift for your parents and kids.
♥IR NIGHT VISION & SUPPORT EXTERNAL MICROPHONE - Night vision camcorder can shoot high definition image and videos in low light condition and even in the darkness, additionally the video shoot camera is compatible with external fill light to complement the light source. It also supports the external microphone with 3.5mm jack for clear audio recording and expandable storage with an SD card up to 128GB. (Microphone, SD card and fill LED light are not included in the package.)
♥WEBCAM – The vlogging camera can be connected the PC with USB cable. Then you can transfer your files to your computer by choosing “MSDC” or take it as a webcam by choosing the “PC CAM” mode so as to enjoy video chatting or live streaming.
♥PAUSE & REMOTE CONTROL - You can pause long video shooting at any point and continue from where you stopped without starting a new file. This camera also support remote control. Therefore, all the controls can be accessed through physical or remote controller buttons, no members are excluded from the group photo. This vlog camera supports recording while charging and also comes with two 1500mAh batteries so you don't worry about running out of power when you are recording an important event.
♥MULTIFUNCTION - This digital camcorder supports video at intervals, low-speed video，motion detection, time-lapse, self-shooting and continuous shooting. This lightweight, small and easy-to-use digital camcorder is equipped with high-class material and advanced technology, records high-quality image, and it's a perfect gift for friends, family members to record their special lovely moments and travel time!
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
4K UHD Video Camera for YouTube Vlogging Live Streaming Build-in Fill Light with Microphone & Remote Control WiFi Camcorder Webcam 16Ã— Digital Zoom 3.0" IPS Touch Screen
4K UHD Camera:Image format: JPEG, maximum image resolution: 48M, format: MOV, maximum video resolution: 4K30FPS. Equipped with a 3.0-inch LCD screen, support 270-degree rotation, selfie, webcam function, sensitive touch function, 16x digital zoom, USB 2.0, TV output. Our package is equipped with two batteries, don't worry about power consumption during shooting，which is very suitable for travelers
Built-in Fill Light and WiFi Function: Equipped with LED lights, no need to install external fill light, even in low light conditions, you can also shoot clear video pictures. Start the LED fill light, you can shoot in the dark, record beautiful moments. The camera has WiFi (support IOS, Android devices), download the corresponding APP on the phone or tablet, without tedious operations, you can watch video photos on other devices
External Microphone and Webcam: This camcorder has a hot shoe interface, you can install a microphone when needed, it can improve the sound quality, reduce the surrounding noise, it is an ideal microphone camcorder for Youtube bloggers, video lovers. Using this machine as a network camera, connect the computer via a USB cable, enter the video interface, and you can make video calls with your family or friends
Pause Function and Remote control: The pause function is ideal for video lovers. When recording a video, it can pause without starting a new file, which will be a future video editing that brings great convenience. With the help of the remote control, you can control the camera at any time and never miss any group photos. It is also very convenient to take photos by yourself when traveling
Sincere Service: We provide 24-hour online service. If you have any questions about our products during the shopping process, you can contact us at any time. We are happy to provide you with answers. We have a professional team that can offer good service for you
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
NEEWER CN-216 216PCS LED Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic, SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
Special LED bulb layout design, giving wider lighting ranger and brighter effect.
With 4 extensing slots on the 4 sides, you can combine the lights together to achieve some effects.
High-quality LED bulbs, long life span up to 50000 hours
Lightweight, portable and compact
Brightness can be adjusted to your liking
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
50Mbps XAVC S1 1920x1080 at 60P, AVCHD and MP4 codecs. 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action. 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens
Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode. Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos.For windows computers, details vary according to OS (Windows7/VISTA/XP)
View on 2.7” Clear Photo Plus LCD display. Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible) , Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=26.8 - 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
This product does not have an external microphone input.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 32GB Internal Flash Memory
10x HD Video lens (5mm equivalent: 30.4mm – 304mm) with 8-Blade Iris, 3.5 inch touch LCD
Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor (1/3-inch, 1920 x 1080 image sensor) with 20% improved low-light performance
Up to 12 hours of HD recording to 32GB internal memory (2 additional card slots available)
Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Intelligent IS automatically
Cinama-Look Filter with 9 built-in filters
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Canon VIXIA HF R800 Portable Video Camera Camcorder with Audio Input(Microphone), 3.0-Inch Touch Panel LCD, Digic DV 4 Image Processor, 57x Advanced Zoom, and Full HD CMOS Sensor, Black
A 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD screen that is bright and clearly visible, even outdoors in the sun, with rich, natural color reproduction
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps correct camera shake quickly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths can be sharp and steady
The 57x advanced zoom allows you to create videos with dynamic variety, and is less likely to disrupt the action you're shooting
High-resolution HD CMOS Image Sensor features extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD video with natural color, even in low light
Turn your VIXIA camcorder into a high-quality webcam using its clean HDMI output
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
Panasonic Full HD Video Camera Camcorder HC-V770, 20X Optical Zoom, 1/2.3-Inch BSI Sensor, HDR Capture, Wi-Fi Smartphone Multi Scene Video Recording (Black)
20X Optical Zoom: Long 20X zoom draws in the scene from far away; Compatible with Remote Pan Tilt Cradle (optional); The focal length is 4.08 to 81.6 millimeter; The still image is 1/2 to 1/2000 and the standard illumination is 1400 lx
HDR Movie Feature: Exclusive high dynamic range feature suppresses blown highlights and blocked shadows for crisper and clearer videos camcorder
Wireless Twin Camera: Wirelessly connect your smartphone's video camera as a sub-camera for a picture in picture video effect
1/2.3 Inch BSI Sensor: The Back Side Illumination Sensor has a large effective area with 6.03M effective pixels, suppressing noise even when shooting in dimly lit conditions
Remote Shooting/View: The "Panasonic Image App" lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a real time remote to control the camcorder from a distance; Wi Fi functions also enable real-time broadcasting or baby monitoring; IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Viewfinder Type: Flexible Lcd
Lens Type: Prime
Image Stabilization: Image Stabilization
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
Panasonic Full HD Video Camera Camcorder HC-V180K, 50X Optical Zoom, 1/5.8-Inch BSI Sensor, Touch Enabled 2.7-Inch LCD Display (Black)
50X and 90X Optical Zoom: Long 50X zoom and 90X intelligent zoom draws in the scene from far away. The focal length is 2.06 - 103 millimeter
Wide-angle Lens: A 28mm wide-angle lens is convenient for capturing group images in small spaces, such as weddings, reunions and vacations
1/5.8-Inch BSI Sensor: The Back Side Illumination Sensor has a large effective area with 2.20M effective pixels, suppressing noise even when shooting in dimly lit conditions
Creative Controls: Creative filter effects like 8mm Movie, Silent Movie, Miniature Effect and Time Lapse Recording add more personality to your high-definition recordings
Crisp, Clear Audio: A two-channel zoom microphone automatically adjusts recording volume higher or lower synced to the camcorder's active zooming capability for crisp, clear audio
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
Sony FDR-AX43 UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder
4K1 16: 9 video optimized 1/2. 5” Exmor R low-light CMOS Sensor
GoPro Hero8 Black The Hero8 is easily the best GoPro camera for low light conditions. The HERO7 improved on the brand's night-time photography capabilities with an improved Night Photo mode, Night Lapse mode, and Auto Low Light settings.
Paired with a Sigma 16mm f/1.4, the a6400 is a low-light monster, creating images and videos with beautiful contrast and detail. ... In addition to having excellent low-light capabilities, the a6400 autofocus performance is stellar - the best of the bunch when compared to the a6500 and a6300.
As their names imply, 4K UHD has a considerably higher resolution than 1080P HD video. 4K resolution is exactly 3840 x 2160 pixels, whilst 1080P consists of 1920 x 1080 pixels. ... By comparison, 4K features 2160 pixels vertically; a considerable increase.
For shooting options, there's only one answer. Shoot in 4k if your camera has the ability to do so. 4K simply means more resolution, deeper color, more clarity and more editing options in post-editing. ... Apart from the resolution, shooting in 4k also offers you more creative options to work with.
When people think of “camcorder” they think of the film ones from the last century. Those are definitely obsolete. ... But there are digital camcorders and while a high-end phone may offer similar resolution, there's something about having a device that was created solely for one purpose to execute that purpose.
The internal microphones that camcorders use are superior to those found in video cameras. Some camcorders come with more sophisticated audio recording options, like being able to zoom into the source of a sound automatically. Video cameras, on the other hand, are built for shooting videos as well as stills.
Mirrorless cameras have the advantage of usually being lighter, more compact, faster and better for video; but that comes at the cost of access to fewer lenses and accessories. For DSLRs, advantages include a wider selection of lenses, generally better optical viewfinders and much better battery life.
Superior quality footage Just because a smartphone can shoot at the same resolution as a dedicated camcorder, the end product won't necessarily be of the same quality. Lens and sensor technology has been miniaturised exceptionally well for smartphones, but it remains far superior in dedicated full-size camcorders.
So I recommend them for film students and ultra low-budget filmmakers. And they are definitely the ones to get if you want to shoot high-quality stills as well as video. For events and news, good camcorders are better. Audio is easier and they're easier to pick up and start shooting.