I've been shooting on 1080p cameras for several years now from many different brands, some are better than others but I still believe that 4K isn't the standard, yet. Let's face the facts every camera that's coming out these days shoots 4K, and if it doesn't then it's probably a Canon DSLR. But just cause a camera can shoot at a higher resolution does that really mean it produces a better image? Or make a filmmakers life easier? Most consumer cameras that shoot 4K shoot in a really not so good codec, usually MP4, which is not very edit friendly and pretty highly compressed. I'd personally take a prores 1080p video over a 4K MP4 file, but hey that's just me. My biggest complaint is that 4K not only is harder to work with but also looks almost too sharp.... I'm not saying we need to go back to canon t2i quality, but having a video that's sharper than most films looks kinda weird to me.... I've shot with countless types of cameras, anything from a t2i to a $50,000 phantom camera, but in my experience, the cameras I like using the most are not really the most expensive. For instance, I'd take the image from a blackmagic pocket over something like the a7s or g7 any day, the bmpcc is just such a unique camera and it puts out an amazing image, the gh3 has been my workhorse for many years and I have trouble seeing the need to upgrade it, it's just so solid and is a very frugal investment.
Here's some of my favorite camera gear this year!