Camcorder to compliment DSLR

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      I’m a pro retoucher & stills shooter working my way into video as a purely creative outlet. Mostly nature & wildlife, but also short dramatics, creative projects -run&gun style.

      Looking to expand into 4K -for the post editing benefits. Am also wanting to add quality slomo. Neither of these features are available with my Canon 7DII, so am leaning towards a camcorder. Also, I see that Feiyu-Tech has just announced a new motorized 3 axis gimbal (Feiyu MG) -but the weight limit is under 2Lbs. (I have their GoPro gimbal, which although flawed, can produce excellent results) So a lightweight camcorder unit could pair well with the gimbal for smooth follow shooting, etc.

      The Panasonic HC-WX970K 4K Ultra-HD seems like an affordable camcorder option, with 4K and 120p slomo. It gets favorable, but also some poor user reviews (typical). I am tempted to try this as a low budget starter cam, perhaps getting the Feiyu Gimbal. (I’d prefer a pro level cam with a Ronin-M, but have budget constraints) I have a decent collection of Canon pro lenses, but they have no 4k DLSRs (currently) So I’m also tempted by the popular Panasonic 4k DSLRs, which I might be able to adapt my lenses to. (to take advantage of the shallow DOF in my faster lenses for the shots that call for it)

      Suggestions/advice appreciated -thanks!

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      If it looks good to you, and you can afford it go for it.

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