For now, most people still do not have a 4K display meaning that you don’t need a 4K camera (and 4K creates very large video files which are hard to move around and edit) but if you want to offer the upmost crispness and also futureproof your setup, then choosing 4K is a great option.

Another factor is your framerate. This will generally be either 30fps or 60fps and once again, 60fps is an optional advantage that will make your footage that much more attractive and give it an almost too-real sense of fluidity. It’s entirely up to you if you want to push for this very highest level of quality but some discerning viewers will certainly appreciate it if you do.

Some features to look out for include an optical zoom if you’re planning on filming outdoors (this lets you zoom in with no loss of quality) and options to alter the aperture etc. Good autofocus is very important if you’ll be moving around a lot in front of the camera, while being able to use macros to blue out the background is also a nice option.

But what’s more important really are the practical considerations for your camera. Having a mic jack for example is a very good idea because it will give you the ability to improve your sound quality. Likewise, a wide angle lens is a very good idea if you’re going to be moving around a lot and capturing dynamic footage. Something that you should absolutely consider a requirement is a screen that can be rotated to face forward.

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