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How to Choose a Good Video Camera for Indie Filmmaking

How You Can Choose a Camera for Indie Filmmaking

When deciding on a camera, you must consider your budget and intended use. Low budget indie feature? Blackmagic’s Production Camera puts a cinematic aesthetic within reach– Run-and-gun documentary? You might consider something more ergonomic, such as Canon’s C100– Low light conditions? The Sony a7S would be a powerful ally– Need 4K on the cheap? Panasonic’s GH4 is waiting; etc., etc., etc

Ultimately, it’s up to you to determine the camera that best suits your needs. We hope this chart will help point you in the right direction. We invite you to check out our online filmmaking course if you ‘d like to learn the nuts and bolts of how to make a movie with your camera!

So, what do you think? Have you tried any of these cameras?

What is your preferred video camera? Learn more about these in our online store product descriptions.

Arri Alexa XT
RED Epic Dragon
Sony FS700R
Canon C100 Mark II
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon 5D Mark III
Sony a7S
Panasonic Lumix GH4

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