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Good discussion. I do agree that having 4k/60p would be nice in a small format like the FDR-AX100. After I purchased this camcorder, I ended up buying a Sony DSC-RX100 IV. This is a small camera that also records in 4k/30p using Sony's XAVC-S format, like the FDR-AX100. For me, this is something I can carry around with me on vacations and take photos and video.

I use the FDR-AX100 for kid's sporting events and school events where I don't mind carrying something larger. I'm considering moving up to the Panasonic AG-DVX200 to get a 4/3 sensor and 4k/60p and 150 Mbps. Yes, this camera still records MP4 in 8-bit 4:2:0, but only a small handful of professional cameras record 4K in higher quality.

I'm surprised that there isn't more interest in this forum in the Sony PXW-X70 which is basically the same FDR-AX100 with pro features. The X70 camera/4K license can be purchased for $2,200. The X70 records 4k/30p in XAVC-L so you will have to work with files in the .MXF wrapper, but the upside is that it can also record 1080p in 10-bit 4:2:2 which is much higher quality.
Do you think that 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 will look better than 4K 4:2:0 8-bit? I don't. The 1080 spec is to meet broadcasting standards, which unfortunately are outdated by the move to 4K among us, TV manufacturers, and Blu-ray purveyors.
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Do you think that 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 will look better than 4K 4:2:0 8-bit? I don't. The 1080 spec is to meet broadcasting standards, which unfortunately are outdated by the move to 4K among us, TV manufacturers, and Blu-ray purveyors.
No, my mistake in wording my post. The 4K is much better. What I meant to say is that 1080P 10-bit 4:2:2 is much higher quality than 1080P 8-bit 4:2:0.

I'm all in on 4K. I just wish I could get 4k/60p with the XAVC-S codec, which is as good as that codec will get (4k/60p, 8-bit 4:2:0).

At some point I'd like to be shooting XAVC-L or XAVC-I 4k/60p 10-bit 4:2:2 with a 1" sensor.

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No, my mistake in wording my post. The 4K is much better. What I meant to say is that 1080P 10-bit 4:2:2 is much higher quality than 1080P 8-bit 4:2:0.

I'm all in on 4K. I just wish I could get 4k/60p with the XAVC-S codec, which is as good as that codec will get (4k/60p, 8-bit 4:2:0).

At some point I'd like to be shooting XAVC-L or XAVC-I 4k/60p 10-bit 4:2:2 with a 1" sensor.
Me too. It will be interesting to see who comes out first with a consumer unit that at least shoots 4K 60p.

Btw, you can record 10-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed UHD video at 30p from the Panasonic GH4 HDMI port. It is the only consumer camera to do that.
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Well I know people have lost interest in seeing new 4k video, but... just in case.
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