Really need some advice from fellow film makers

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Sean van Berlo

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Really need some advice from fellow film makers

PostTue Apr 20, 2021 6:46 pm

Alright folks I really need some buying advice ... 

I’m a videographer that does 90% commercial video, 10% photography. I’m filming on a Pocket 4K which I’m EXTREMELY happy with and am looking for a second camera. I’ve just sold my A7rii and now am doubting heavily between a Pocket 6K pro and a Canon r6. I own all Canon ef lenses by the way. These two cameras are roughly the same price in my country.

The choice in my head is: Pocket for image quality, internal nds, way better screen, just an all around much better video camera. I’d rent or borrow a photo camera on the rare occasion I would need to.
Canon for size, ibis, and especially AUTOFOCUS. I often operate by myself and really like the idea of an af capable second camera. My main concern is that nothing about the image blows me away like the Blackmagics do. I’ve tested an R5 and were left kinda ‘meh’ with the image.

What would you guys do here?  
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Jamie LeJeune

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Re: Really need some advice from fellow film makers

PostWed Apr 21, 2021 7:58 am

IMHO it comes down to — Do you absolutely *need* IBIS + autofocus or not?
If you can manage without those two features, the 6K Pocket Pro is the one to choose.

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