I'm trying to find a really good 4k camera thats not too expensive less than $2000 for a beginner cinematographer
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In my opinion, it would be a good idea to start off with a cheaper camera like the Canon T5i or older model. Invest the rest into some good prime lenses. Lighting and audio is just as important. It's essential for a beginning cinematographer to learn and understand these aspects of creating an image. With that said, if you are still set on buying an affordable 4k camera, the Sony a6300 is a great option. Hope this helps!
Here's a list. http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/8-filmmaking-cameras-under-2000-dollars/
I own the Panasonic GH4. I've shot UHD 4K video for corporate clients and I also shot a short film in Cinema 4K. I'm really liking this camera.
Several options - DJI Osmo with Zenmuse X5, the Panasonic GH4 with a nice micro 4/3rd Rokinon lens or the Sony A7S. I've never worked with the Sony A7S but I own the Osmo Zenmuse X5 setup and the Panasonic Gh4. Gh4 will yield better results. Plus if you buy the small micro 4/3rds Olympus lens for the Zenmuse you can use them on the GH4.
Now i´m working with the GH4 and i´m really happy with the results
The GH5 was just announced if you can wait that long
I would suggest, as the first comment suggested. Get a camera that shoots 1080 HD. The t5i from Canon, or even a t4i. It's a great camera with enough manual functionality for learning how to expose an image. Shooting documentaries is a good way to figure out how to expose beautifully in available light. The other money you could spend on some lighting and grip equipment. Prime lenses are good to have, but don't worry about expensive glass early on. It's better to work on your ability to light a scene. You can use lighting to hide or make up for any imperfections your lenses may have. Besides, when you're able to get a beautiful cinematic image on 1080, imagine what you'll be able to do with 4K.
The on,y camera that I can think of that is less than $2000 is the GH4 or the osmo pro pakage from DJI with the X5 camera thye both are great option. I owned a c100 mkii and I love it it does not record in 4k but it downscale 4k to 1080p so the video quality is really good to me and the file size is pretty small but amazing. If you can consider getting a cine line camera instead even if it a HD camera since 4k is not main stream yet. Other recommendation without 4k would be black magic pocket and the T6i.
yay for the Search btton as we were in the market for this exact question!
G7 or gh4
I'd be willing to bet you have a $1000 camera in your pocket that does 4K. Your iPhone or Samsung phone. They are all amazing and put out a decent quality video. If you want a nice gimbal and camera, the DJI Osmo is good and it's expandable for pro lenses. It has a wicked stabilizer on it.
Try looking for 4k cameras in ebay.com