23 Sep FAQ – WHAT CAMERAS DO YOU USE AND RECOMMEND TO SHOOT VIDEO?
A popular question! “What cameras do you use and recommend to shoot video?”
There are so many cameras out there and to be honest I haven’t tried that many, so it’s difficult to choose what to recommend. I keep my kit really simple, shooting with cameras I’ve had for years and the latest iPhone.
I’ve always used Canon cameras and I love the models I have – Canon 5D4, Canon G7x (original), Canon M6. I also use the iPhone 11Pro Max a lot, the camera is amazing and I love the ease of shooting with something I have with me all the time.
I don’t tend to recommend a specific camera because everyone is different. My main recommendation is to see if there’s a way you can hire/borrow the camera you’re thinking of, so you can try it out, because each person has a different preference. For example, I once tried a compact camera from a different brand to Canon and I wasn’t a fan of where the record video button was located. It was too small, so it meant it changed how I was able to start and stop videoing. This is a little thing that might not mean much to someone else, but it meant it wasn’t the camera for me.
If you can’t hire one, then I suggest going to a camera store and holding them in your hand vs buying online, if you can, to see how it functions and feels in your hand. And then see what’s the best one for your budget and how it works with your other equipment, like microphones etc.
So I can’t give you a specific camera to buy, but it’s such a personal thing and I wouldn’t want to recommend one model over another, as I haven’t tried them all.
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