Originally Posted by Ken Ross
....I suspect this will be the beginning of several more 4K60p shooters. I'll bet they'll be smaller, lighter and cheaper.
It should move pretty fast.
A little personal history...
2008 - I joined this forum
2011 - I bought a $800 Pansonic SDT-750, a version of the TM900, because it could shoot 1080p60. At the time, p60 was not part of AVCHD, so there was a dedicated button.
2012 (or maybe 2013) I bought a Sony HX9V for $350 that was very small and could shoot 1080p60 as part of AVCHD 2.0
2014 - I was given a $800 Panasonic LX100 because it could shoot 4Kp30
2016 - The $6000 DSLR in this thread can shoot 4Kp60, but I won't buy it!
In between those years my DW and I bought a few more cameras, including a tiny $300 Panasonic ZS30 that could shoot 1080p60 with a lot of zoom for our son to shoot school events.
(Prices may be inaccurate due to memory loss!)
On the software side, Premier Element 9 that I bought early in 2011 had to be tricked into editing p60 footage. Version 11 in 2012 knew what AVCHD 2.0 was. Version 13, in 2014, handled 4Kp30 without issue. Version 14, in 2015, claims full 4K support.
The progression of AVCHD announced in 2006 to it's practical end in 2014 took only 8 years. 4Kp30 implementation in cameras was quick by comparison.
I agree with Ken. The next year, two or three years should provide us with several 4Kp60 consumer level choices. There may be so many that it will become almost routine.
Will there be a GX5, LX100 ii, Sony RX100v, etc? Will they all shoot 4Kp60?