I'm not very experienced, but I keep hearing, "it's a good time to upgrade to a 4K setup".

This is quite expensive, especially at this stage, but does it make sense from a logistical point of view? I would like to be doing this for quite sometime, but the 70D purchase set me back quite a bit.

  • Depends entirely on what you are doing with it. IMHO, the Canon EOS 70D is an excellent camera which produces a great image, and Full HD is totally sufficient for most video projects. Unless you absolutely need 4K for some reason, there is no reason to upgrade. But then again, depends on what you are using it for ...
    – MoritzLost
    Feb 1, 2016 at 15:24
  • No explicit need. Just a concept, of "future-proofing".
    – Eric ERK
    Feb 1, 2016 at 15:26
  • Welll you are using your camera for something. If you don't use it at all, you don't need one °A°
    – MoritzLost
    Feb 1, 2016 at 15:27
  • That is indeed true. Could you recommend some not to expensive lenses?
    – Eric ERK
    Feb 1, 2016 at 15:28
  • Also, the 70D ist primarily a photo camera imo, even though it shoots great videos as well. Are you using it to take pictures or shoot video primarily? The lenses question also depends on what you are doing. Portaits, landscapes, architecture ... ?
    – MoritzLost
    Feb 1, 2016 at 15:28

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It all boils down to "Do you need it"

If you are shooting corp promos and your clients keep asking or are insisting on 4K then Yes you can look into it as you can justify the purchase as the work is going to pay for it in the end.

If it is just an odd job here and there that they want 4K then hire one as it will be much cheaper at £££/$$$ for a day or two compared to £££££/$$$$$ plus upgrading cards and all your other kit to compliment the new camera.

I had the same thought but only upgraded to a Canon C100 from my Canon 7D and didnt have to upgrade much else but did get rid of a few obstacles as well.

Put the money back into some decent glass and or upgrade other elements which could make your productions better, ie Audio, Lighting, Tripods, Lenses etc camera bodies you can swap and change but good accessories will last the test of time.

  • Indeed that makes sense.
    – Eric ERK
    Feb 1, 2016 at 16:02
  • @EricERK Glad it makes sense, I tried to write it to be simple and clear, 4K is great if its going to be seen in 4K or you want a bit of wiggle room with adjusting shots or even loads of VFX but your average joe wont know the diff between 1080, 4K, 6K Feb 1, 2016 at 16:19

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