Cameras

Here is my list of recommended cameras. At the moment I own a couple of Panasonic GH4s and a C100 Mark I. If you’re not sure which camera you need, I would suggest you read this article.

Canon C100 $2,999 – 5,499

c100

This is an incredibly capable camera that has gotten substantially cheaper since it was originally released. I currently own the C100 Mark I. I love this camera for the following reasons:

  • Super 35mm sensor
  • Built in ND (no need for fader ND or ND filters)
  • Great low light sensitivity
  • Fantastic ergonomics
  • Professional XLR via handle
  • Scopes and video assist features
  • Dual SD slots

Get this camera at B&H Photo Video or eBay.


Panasonic GH4 $1,497

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I have two of these lovely cameras and use them non stop. The GH4 is a great all around camera with some fantastic features. You can watch my GH4 review here.

  • 4K in UHD and C4K
  • Slow motion up to 96FPS
  • Great assist features
  • Supports Anamorphic lenses
  • 10bit 4:2:2 recording externally
  • EVF (no need for loupes)
  • Great flip out screen
  • High quality body

Get this camera at B&H Photo Video, Amazon or eBay.


Sony A7s $2,498

sony-a7

This camera is the new king of full frames. This is one camera I wish I owned and is such a powerhouse of a capture device. You can watch my A7s review here. I love this camera for the following reasons:

  • Full-Frame 35mm sensor
  • Insane lowlight performance
  • APS-C Mode
  • Camera assist features
  • Did I saw insane low light performance?

Get this camera at B&H Photo Video, Amazon or eBay.


Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini $2,995

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The Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini is one of the first large sensor cameras that actually has good ergonomics. Unlike most cameras you can actually use the EVF while mounted on the shoulder. Go figure! Here are some URSA specs:

  • Super-35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4000 x 2160 Video up to 60p
  • Compressed + Uncompressed Raw Recording
  • Ready-to-Edit ProRes 444 + 422 Recording
  • Dual CFast 2.0 Memory Card Slots
  • 12G-SDI Output, Timecode and REF Input
  • 1080p Flip-Out Screen
  • Touchscreen Interface
  • 2x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power
  • Magnesium Alloy Body

Get this camera at B&H Photo Video.