Affordable Flexibility: Hybrid Cameras Perfect for New Content Creators

These hybrid cameras can capture gorgeous images, brilliant video, and won’t break the bank.

The world of content creation has gone through a massive change over the last few years. The cameras we use are now capable of helping creators make stunning images and wonderful videos. Not long ago, a camera that could help do both of these things would cost a small fortune. However, times have changed. For around $1,000, you can now get hybrid cameras with incredible sensors that can pump out 4K video and detail-rich images So, if you’re a photographer who also wants to break into videography, or vice-versa, this roundup is for you. After the break, we will share a few hybrid cameras that won’t anger your wallet or leave you wishing for more.

Sony a6400

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In our review, we said:

“To take advantage of the newly introduced real-time tracking feature, set the A6400’s AF mode to AF-C and the AF area to Tracking. Sony will be releasing a firmware update later this summer that will allow real-time Eye AF to work on animal subjects. While it’s certainly not as fast as the flagship Sony A9, the A6400 definitely comes pretty damn close, and at a 1/5 of the price.

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Buy now: $898

Fujifilm XS10

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In our review, we said:

“It’s for enthusiasts who want a camera that’s easy to use. This camera is for photographers who were put off with Fujifilm’s usual vintage-style controls and dials. It’s for creators who want an affordable camera that can produce 4K video. The Fujifilm XS10 is an entry-level camera with more bells and whistles than the competition. The XS10 is certainly a compelling option because of the great image quality, fantastic handling, and price.

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $999

Pro Tip: These hybrid cameras will go a long way when helping you create content. Still, there’s a lot to learn about content creation. You need to learn about composition for video and stills, then lighting, audio, marketing, and more. One of the best ways to learn is with a guide. This one is under $10, and it will teach you all you need to know about creating meaningful content.

Olympus OMD EM5 Mark III

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In our review, we said:

“In terms of autofocus speed, it isn’t at the level of the Sony a9, but it can hold its own with the Sony a7 series, Canon EOS R, and the Fujifilm X-T3. Where we were particularly impressed is with autofocus tracking vs. these other systems. Sony is still king of the hill, but photographers who need AF tracking shouldn’t sleep on Olympus’ offerings.

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Buy now: $999

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.