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One of the greatest benefits of ever-improving technology is the fact that now the average person can afford to buy a professional quality video camera. Finding the perfect camera that gets the job done can be a bit daunting. With so many options to choose from, and tons of customer reviews to sort through, it’s easy to get confused — which is exactly where we come in. We’ve rounded up a list of cameras that are perfect for filmmakers of all levels, from beginner to expert, with a budget ranging from $200 to $2,000. And the best part? You can get these cameras delivered to your doorstep in just a few days thanks to Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping.
If you’re not already subscribed to Amazon Prime, the membership will cost you $12.99 a month but you get a lot of bang for your buck. Among the perks: free and fast shipping on pretty much every item in Amazon’s massive digital storefront. The subscription includes access to Prime Video, where you can watch countless movies and TV series, which is especially great if it helps to get your creative juices flowing. You can also pay for channel add-ons to your Prime Membership including HBO Max for $14.99 a month, Paramount+ for $4.99 a month, or Showtime for $10.99 a month (Showtime is also offering a free 30-day trial for new users).
Featured on our list are DSLRs, camcorders, and more from the likes of Sony, Cannon, Panasonic and other brands. In fact, you might already have one of these recommended cameras in your pocket. (Spoiler: it’s an iPhone).
Whether you’re an aspiring or up-and-coming YouTuber or an experienced documentarian, check out this list below of professional-level cameras for your filmmaking needs:
Sony A6400 Mirrorless Camera
Choosing the right camera sometimes means finding that perfect balance of functionality that works for video and still photography. Enter the Sony A6400 — a multi-functional option that’s great for 4K recording, and comes equipped with 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor (more than 84 perfect sensory), a lightning fast autofocus speed of 0.02 seconds, advanced real-time Eye-AF and real-time object tracking autofocus with wide 425-phase/425 contrast detection autofocus points, three high-speed continuous shooting settings of up to 11pfs. It also features a 180-degree tillable LCD touchscreen with 921k-dots of high resolution, making video or photo selfie-style shooting super easy. Another cool screen capability: the Touch Shutter, which instantly focuses on the subject and releases a shutter with just one touch. If you want to record in XAVC S format, you’ll need …read more
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