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Old 08-13-2018, 10:40 AM   #1
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YI M1 Mirrorless Camera - similar to Sony A7

Budget priced mirrorless with good reviews...

http://www.yitechnology.com/yi-m1-mirrorless-camera

Anyone have experience with this?

Also note it has improved with firmware since release

https://www.diyphotography.net/firmw...control-video/

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Old 08-13-2018, 02:27 PM   #2
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I will probably snag this camera, with the two lenses. I'm not really interested in super clear 4K or features/shorts, I have some music video stuff I wanna do where I want to even make the footage look older/grainy/super-8 and do some color work etc. and I think this camera would be great (most likely will shoot HD 24 fps unless there's a better reason to shoot 4K 30 fps). Definitely not looking for some pro setup to shoot features. So I'm pretty sure I will get this.
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If you're looking for an ultra cheap 4K camera for filming with (and don't care so much about stills) then I'd strongly recommend looking instead into the Z Cam E1 (which has also been improved a *lot* with firmware updates! Since it was first released).

The Panasonic G7 can also be found dirt dirt cheap secondhand now, and for basic filming does an even nicer image than a GH4 internally.

Any one of these three (M1/G7/E1) would be a solid low budget 4K camera choice.

But I'd recommend spending the little extra to get a Panasonic G80/G85 instead.

However it is a slippery slope... where do you stop, what about the BMPCC4K? Etc...
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However it is a slippery slope... where do you stop, what about the BMPCC4K? Etc...
Thanks! There's always something better for a few more bucks! You can literally follow the trail to a Red lol... you have to know when to stop...
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