Our Recommended Cameras
So now we're going to talk about a couple of cameras that we recommend and this really goes from smartphones to more professional cameras. But at the end of the day, again, you know, these are just recommendations. You can make great videos with any type of camera. So first and foremost we recommend a smartphone. This is something that most people have or, or maybe it makes more sense to purchase because you can use it both as a phone but also as a camera. And it's really pretty incredible what phones can do these days. So if you're looking for a more economical choice, maybe look at a phone to start off with for the people that are gonna be shooting in their homes off of their computer or laptop while the camera inside your computer does work well we recommend getting an external camera that just clips onto the top of it or you can place in different positions for this. We recommend the logic Texi 9 20 or C 9 30. So the next level in video making is really getting a mere lys or DSLR c...
amera. So on the less expensive side of things to really get started, we recommend things like the Canon D. Or 60 D. Also the Sony A 6000 and incredible camera and those are all $400,000. So really a great starting point alongside this, you really need to get lenses and couple of accessories. So it does add up but this is really to take your video making to the next level beyond that. We recommend cameras like the Sony A seven S two or one which is a little bit cheaper. Now the G. H four from Panasonic or the Canon seven D. Mark two or Mark one there there all great cameras that can shoot HD footage And while sometimes you might want 4K. And and I get that, that's a thing. I really think starting off 10 80 is enough and you don't need to go spend that extra $1000 just to get four K. Footage. And if you really want to get into the Pro level and start having a video production company, maybe you go through this class and you start getting clients and and really building yourself out. I would recommend looking at more Pro level cameras That don't have to cost you an arm and a leg. The Canon C 100, The Sony FS five, they're they're good. More economical cameras that allow you to to shoot professionally and really move to that next level of video making. So a lot of the time people ask you know which brand should they pick or which camera is better than the other one. And well I have my personal preference. I think every video maker does have their own preference as to which one they like most. The most important thing is to pick a path and stay with that. If you're going to shoot with a Canon camera, you're gonna be shooting with Canon lenses and thus you're going down that path. If you start shooting with another camera, you need to think of the accessories you're gonna be buying because to go from a Sony to a Canon or a Canon to a Nikon, It adds up when you go and sell everything off and then have to buy all new accessories. Also know that these benefits to different one Sony currently is leading the way in low light sensitivity. Whereas things like Canon, you have so many lens options at a much more economical price points. So there's pros and cons to every camera and you just have to decide what's right for you. So once you've decided the camera, a really important step is picking lenses. This is ultimately going to affect your image quality quite a bit. And it's something that I've always said, you know, you can pick a cheaper camera but invest in lenses because these things will last you a much longer time. Starting off most cameras, most DSLR s or meaningless cameras will come with a kit lens and this is a very generic zoom lens that is typically a little bit slower. Not, you know, not going to give you the really professional look, but it's a fully functional lens for most professionals. The 24 to 70 f 2.8 zoom lens is sort of the gold standard, it's medium range, you can get wider shot, you can get tighter shot, it's just a good standard lens and Canon Nikon Tochinohana fuji everyone has their to 70. It's very, very basic lens and good kit lens from there. The 70 to 200 range more telephoto is another important lens to get and that allows you to be farther away and zooming on someone and while zooms are great and whether it's the kid zoom or a more expensive zoom lens, the quality can be diminished in a zoom lens. So really you should be looking at prime lenses as well and by prime lens, I mean fixed focal length, meaning you can't zoom in or out. It's one set length. So it's either wide lens. It's a telephoto lens but you're not zooming in or out. The glass of these lenses will be much better for the price point though. So you can get really professional look to your videos by using them. It is a little frustrating because you can't just zoom in or out more easily. But you can get a really great looking shot as an example, the 50 the Nifty 50 is really a favorite of filmmakers because you're able to get it for such a cheap price and whether it's Sony or Nikon or canon or whatever manufacturer, they all make this cheap 50 prime lens and it's really a great way to get professional looking interviews, professional portraits. Those are some of our basic lens recommendations. Again, we don't want to get specific on which manufacture to go with. Um I think if you look at the price, you'll be able to know which lenses better quality or performs better in low light. It's it's fairly obvious when it comes to lenses. So while this all might seem like a lot of, you know, confusing jargon and from the filmmaker, uh, what it comes down to is you're gonna probably buy a camera and it'll probably have a kit lens. So it's going to be 18 to 55 more than likely. And it'll be an F 3.5256 and that's a very standard lens. But as you get into more video making. And if you purchase a camera, DSLR Amir this camera, we recommend looking into prime lenses looking into nicer zoom lenses. And again, it comes back to what type of video are you making.