What are the best 4k cameras for around 500?

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    #1YI 90003

    YI 90003

    YI 4K Action Camera allows you to shot and record all your adventures with high-quality resolution. It combines 4K30 video recording with an integrated Gorilla Glass touchscreen. Its battery life is up to two hours.

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    $115.41

    Leonardo Quiroz
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Solid 4K camera for the price. Compact and durable. No real issues so far. Only records in 30 fps and I would prefer something with higher frame rate."
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    #2GoPro HERO5

    GoPro HERO5

    GoPro HERO5 is a waterproof digital action camera which can take 4K videos and 12-megapixel photos in single, burst and time-lapse modes. And because of its durable design, this can be taken 10-meters underwater without a housing. 

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    Alice Walsh
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This was a great little camera to use during my recent surfing expedition in Hawaii. I was able to fit it onto my head and capture, in 4k quality, the waves I was surfing. It was a bit pricey, but I think it was worth it, as I got to capture moments in first person that I will always have and cherish. I was practically able to capture my own memories in real time!"
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    #3Panasonic HC-V770

    Panasonic HC-V770

    The Panasonic HC-V770 is a Full HD Camcorder that features 20x Optical Zoom. It also allows you to connect your smartphone via wifi for twin capture video. 

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    Stephen Spencer
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The twin capture video is a big bonus for me so I can work on some work projects with this. A lot of zoom is good, and the price seems decent."
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    #4GoPro HERO5 Session

    GoPro HERO5 Session
    GoPro HERO5 Session is a powerful and simple action camera equipped with pro-quality capture features. It allows you to record 4K videos and thanks to its connection features allows you to easily access, edit and share files on any device. Is delivered with mount accessories.
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    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "it is a fine camera that can be use anywhere so go buy it"
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    #5Sony Alpha a6000

    Sony Alpha a6000
    The black Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced mirrorless camera featuring a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and Full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. Beyond notable imaging traits, the image processor also lends itself to continuous shooting up to 11 fps and an intelligent Fast Hybrid AF system that uses both phase- and contrast-detection methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus.
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    Edward Vasquez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The price of the camera is right around the topic price of 500. The only issue is this camera appears to be in 1080p and not in 4K."
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    #6GoPro HERO6 Black

    GoPro HERO6 Black
    GoPro HERO6 Black is an action camera capable of shooting 4K UHD videos in 60 frames per second and 1080p full HD in 240 fps. Waterproof and resistant, its perfect to record action and sports' best moments.
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    Jeremy Howell
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I thought the quality of the GoPro HERO6 was amazing. This camera could be the poster boy for what 4K can do, and it's the best quality that I have seen up to this point in my life. However there might be better stuff out there, especially since this camera is only going for 399 dollars. If your budget is 500, you might want to explore even higher options than the HERO6."
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    #7Nikon D3400

    Nikon D3400

    Nikon D3400 is a digital SLR camera equipped with an 18-55mm lens that boasts a 24.2 MP. It has a maximum burst rate of 5fps and a full high-definition 1080p video resolution. Its battery can last for up to 1,200 shots per charge.

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    Jack Yi
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a popular camera amongst photographers and even concert videographers who cannot use full size video cameras. I have known a few who use similar cameras. And the price is perfectly in line with the query."
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    #8GoPro HERO+

    GoPro HERO+
    GoPro HERO+ is a powerful action camera that allows you to capture 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. It features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to control it remotely. It is waterproof up to 40 meters.
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    Bruce Armstrong
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Built-in WiFi. And it can also record with a "stop action" function. Two-hundred dollars seems to be a decent price for this camera."
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    #9Nikon COOLPIX A900

    Nikon COOLPIX A900

    Nikon COOLPIX A900 is a 20MP digital camera with 4.3 to 151mm focal length, 35-times optical zoom lens, and 70x dynamic zoom. It can also record videos in UHD 4K at 30 fps and has a tilting LCD. 

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    Frances Grant
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I've used other Nikons before, but none of them have let me down as much as this one has. I took this camera with me on vacation, and half the pictures I took were blurry and unidentifiable. Thankfully, the few pictures that did come out and the videos were of excellent quality, which is the only reason I am not giving this camera 0 stars. Save yourself the extra $100 and get yourself a better camera in the same 4k range for around $200 instead of this expensive dud. "
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    #10GoPro HERO4 Silver

    GoPro HERO4 Silver
    GoPro HERO4 Silver is an action camera which captures 1080p60 and 720p120 video and 12MP photos. It can take photos and videos underwater up to 40 meters and comes with mount accessories.
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    Ruth Rice
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This camera looks like it is a good deal, but I can't actually tell if it is 4k or not. It doesn't look like it is? I think paying closer to the budget for an actual 4k camera would be best."
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    #11LucidCam LCVR1001

    LucidCam LCVR1001

    LucidCam LCVR1001 is a 3D photo and video camera that produces 4K quality. It is also compatible with Android and iOS devices and features a rechargeable battery that can last up to 1.5 hours. 

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    Crystal Shi
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "RECORD IN HIGH FIDELITY: LucidCam captures in 4K 30 frames per second (fps) video in stereo audio 9with options of 2K and 3K) with dual microphones (mics) and 4K still photos WATCH IN 3D ON YOUR PHONE: Apple iPhone and Android (incl. Samsung, Google Daydream, LG) smartphone compatibility allows you to record CAPTURE WHAT YOUR EYES SEE: LucidCam’ s binocular vision allows you to capture the world as your own eyes see it in true stereoscopic 3D VR ULTRA PORTABLE, CARRY AND FILM ANYWHERE: Weighing just .5 pounds (8 oz.), plus its own bag / case, LucidCam fits into your pocket and can be mounted anywhere Supports Micro SD (up to 32 GB), Micro USB, and HDMI Port Output; includes 32GB internal storage with 2GB RAM, rechargeable battery lasts 1.5 hours per use"

Summary

Best What are the best 4k cameras for around 500
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1YI 90003Electronics 36 Paid
2GoPro HERO5Electronics 32 Paid
3Panasonic HC-V770Electronics 28 Paid
4GoPro HERO5 SessionElectronics 27 Paid
5Sony Alpha a6000 Electronics 25 Paid
6GoPro HERO6 BlackElectronics 23 Paid
7Nikon D3400Electronics 20 Paid
8GoPro HERO+Electronics 18 Paid
9Nikon COOLPIX A900Electronics 16 Paid
10GoPro HERO4 SilverElectronics 14 Paid
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