Getting into the world of videography has never been easier than it is now. With the wide range of gear to help you create a range of media, and the expertise of tutorials online for editing help, you probably feel overwhelmed. This is a common case for people who want to get started in videography, there is so much to learn and so much to do that it can feel a bit hectic knowing where to begin. If this sounds like your dilemma, then this article will help you reduce that feeling of overwhelming choices dramatically. One of the most important aspects of videography is picking the right camera for your needs.
Without the camera, there would be no video, so check out these cameras that will help you get started on your professional videography career.
GoPro Hero 7
GoPro’s have become the go to choice for action and sport videographers. This type of videography often requires an increased range of mobility and the need for hands free movement. What the GoPro does so well is that it is pocket sized, but produces excellent quality video. These cameras are capable of 4K quality, and they are on the cheaper side of videography cameras. With the different Hero 7 models coming in at under $500, they will not break the bank, which is money that is better spent on other gear that you might need.
Canon is well known for creating great still photography cameras that have excellent video capabilities. The Canon 80D is another one of these products. With a long battery life, a 24.2 megapixel sensor, and built-in WiFi, this little DSLR is a might addition to a videographers arsenal. If that does not impress you, then this read post discusses the features more in depth, and how it is useful for specific videography work, particularly music videos. One great feature is that Canon is a pretty universal standard for videography/photography work, so getting experience with their camera builds and software is a good way to grow familiarity before you take the next leap in your professional career.
Canon 7D Mark II
Keeping in the Canon family of DSLRs, the 7D Mark II is another worthy videography capable camera. This model of the first 7D improves upon sensor size and features. Some of these features, like anti-flicker, are now industry standards for most of the cameras that tout strong video recording potential. The 7D Mark II is used a lot for sports because of 60fps video speed and its robust amount of autofocus points (65), making this one excellent camera for photo and video taking. Although, this camera is a bit older than some of the other models on this list, and it is more expensive, it does offer good features for the price.
An absolute beast of a camera comes at a steep price. While the almost $2000 price point might be daunting, the 1080p recording, at 60fps, allows for some pretty insane quality for your videos. These can be used for professional things like movies, so unless you are already experienced, it is probably good to put this on your bulletin board as a goal camera. Regardless, if you have the money and feel comfortable, the 36 megapixel sensor is not going to let you down.
Canon Rebel T7i
The Canon Rebel line of products is one of the most commonly used cameras for videography. The reason is that they are very simple to use, and very effective as well. Boasting better sensor sizes than their previous iterations, the T7i is a good camera for those who are looking for a better-than-introductory style DSLR. Even the older models, especially the T5, are all excellent because of their ergonomic body and compatibility with Canon lenses.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K
For those looking for a strictly videography-purposed camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K is a good place to look. This camera, as the name states, has true 4K capability but also has 75fps shooting, which is unheard of for DSLRs. The Pocket Cinema has been used by cinematographers on feature length films, so it passes the field test, but again, not for beginners and not for those unwilling to drop some serious cash to acquire it.
Picking the right camera can be very important for your videography needs. DSLR’s are no longer just for still photography, as they also contain many features that are attractive for a variety of video recording purposes. These cameras listed are just some of the many options you can choose to kick start a professional career in videography.