Cameras We Use & Recommend

"What camera should I buy" is such a hard question to answer because it really depends on what kind of video work you're doing. Studio/Doc/Narrative? You'll want a cinema level camera like a Canon C series or Sony FS series. Vlogging? You probably want a G7X, RX100, or an 80D. Action sports? GoPro. Here are all the cameras we use and recommend.

 

Canon C100 Mark II 

My main camera from January 2015 to May 2017, before I bought a RED Scarlett-W. I still own two of these and use them for almost all of my client shoots. The 4K sensor inside downscales to beautiful 1080p footage. 

(B&H or Amazon)  (Watch our review)

 

Canon 80D DSLR

The successor to the 70D, this is my go-to recommendation for someone wanting to make videos for the web. If you're on a budget, you can compare the 80D to the 70D in this video.

(B&H or Amazon)  (Watch our review)

 

Canon G7X Mark II

This is the go-to camera for vlogging. I used it a bunch in my client Ghana trip to capture moments I could only get with a point-and-shoot. (If you're on a budget, get the G7X Mark I.)

(B&H or Amazon)

 

Sony RX100 Mark IV

This is the small, on-the-go camera I use to vlog, be discrete, and make sure I always have an option at the ready. It films in 4K, can shoot in sLog, and has a great electronic viewfinder. Watch our unboxing video of it here.

(B&H or Amazon)

 

Sony a7s II 

If you're not tied into the Canon ecosystem with EF lenses (or even if you are), the Sony a7s II is one of the best sub-$3k 4K cameras out there for video production. Here is our unboxing.

(B&H or Amazon)   (Watch our review)

 

Sony FS5

Continuing with Sony, the FS5 is the introductory 4K cinema camera and is still relatively lightweight + easy to manage. Many tech YouTubers and wedding videographers use it.

(B&H or Amazon)

 

Sony FS7

The cream of the crop for cinema 4K cameras in the professional range without going over $10,000. Ergonomics, every feature you'd want, and it is built to sit on your shoulder. 

(B&H or Amazon)

 

GoPro Hero 4 Black

Useful for more than action sports, I use the GoPro for timelapses, attaching to the inside or outside of cars, and putting cameras in other impossible to mount places.

(B&H or Amazon)

 

 

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Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you. I will earn a commission % if you decide to buy through these links, which helps support all the free content we put out. I either own or have used every piece of equipment I recommend on my site. Also, know that no company is paying me to promote their products either. - Caleb Wojcik