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We’ll discuss the Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs, Blackmagic Pocket, & more.","post_body":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING \",\n \"headline\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-04-01T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best budget, affordable cameras for filmmaking</strong> available on the market now. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#canon-dslrs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – best DSLRs for filmmaking</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#blackmagic\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#panasonicg7\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Panasonic G7 kit</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sonya77\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#fujix73\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#djiosmo\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">DJI Osmo Pocket</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#cinecameras\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Professional cinema cameras</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"canon-dslrs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UeEPME\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-canon90d-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Canon 90D\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 7px 0px 10px 12px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – affordable &amp; excellent cameras for filmmaking / best DSLRs for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FxXZwk\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon 80D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an excellent DSLR that offers a useful articulating screen and fast, precise autofocus in live view mode, making it great for video shooters. The colours look great, too.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fGYdfDn\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>90D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is the newer model, offering upgrades such as a higher-resolution sensor and a new electronic shutter/faster shutter speed (up to 1/16,000 second). For reference, here is an example video shot on the 90D:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/XVYGg3uxDPg?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><br>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fsz9p\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS Rebel T7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] is another DSLR appropriate for filmmaking. If you purchase it as a kit, you can get a tripod, filters and other useful accessories included with it. It shoots HD 1080p video at 60fps and offers an HDR mode.</p>\n<a id=\"blackmagic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Arguably superior image quality to Canon DSLRs – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">As great as the Canon DSLRs are, through, some filmmakers argue that other brands offer superior image quality in this price range, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/zSO5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This camera shoots 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps with 13 stops of dynamic range. For reference, decide for yourself by comparing this Blackmagic footage to the Canon footage above:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/5uw4M_Z4A5I?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n</div>\n<h3>The Blackmagic Pocket 4K has many great attributes, including:</h3>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Raw recording / great dynamic range <i>(roughly 1 TB per hour of recording)</i></li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great colour science</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great ISO range</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Large screen</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"panasonicg7\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Panasonic G7 kit – great for low-budget filmmaking / best camera for filmmaking on a budget</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">With the <a href=\"https://geni.us/tuYb\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX G7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], you can get <span>superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs.</span><span></span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">In the G line, filmmakers may also want to consider the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ZQRXsg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>GH5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]. This camera is a better choice if you want to look inconspicuous and do “run &amp; gun” type work. And if you’re looking for cheaper options, the older models are still quite good filmmaking cameras, including the <span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">GH4</span>.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/kNXz97\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ</strong></span></a>&nbsp;[Amazon Affiliate Link] may be considered for a “superzoom” option; this camera offers a high-res OLED viewfinder, 12 fps burst shooting and beautiful 4K video.</p>\n<a id=\"sonya77\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-sonya7iii-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Sony A7 III\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 10px 0px 10px 14px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700 / best sony camera for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony a7 III</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a camera to consider for filmmaking and videography as it lets you shoot 4K2 (3840x2160 pixels) up to 10 fps and customize a wide range of video-shooting options.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UKGOG\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony Alpha A6400</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is also an excellent filmmaking camera that shoots 4K video (24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor). This camera has no record time limit!</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2WHEzcf\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony FDR-AX700</strong></span></a> camcorder [Amazon Affiliate Link] is another reasonably priced option that shoots 4K and HDR videos. This camera has incredibly fast, hybrid autofocus (AF) technology.</p>\n<a id=\"fujix73\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2QyHgce\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Fujifilm X-T3</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] camera is easy to use, provides great image quality (4K recording at 60p) and is small enough that it doesn't draw a lot of attention. If you want a camera that captures great video &amp; photos, the Fuji X-T3 is ideal.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">You could also go for the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a8sArN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>X-T30</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], which is essentially a smaller, cheaper version of the X-T3. 4K recording is limited to 30p on the X-T30. The X-T30 is reported (The Verge) to have a better autofocus system than the X-T3, though.</p>\n<a id=\"djiosmo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-dji-osmo.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - DJI Osmo Pocket\" style=\"width: 62px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 14px 15px;\" width=\"62\"></a>Best compact camera / best small camera for filmmaking – the DJI Osmo Pocket</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you need a small and compact camera that can still record amazing image quality (RAW format photos and D-Cinelike videos), check out the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>DJI Osmo Pocket</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] It can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 mbps.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This camera is a popular choice for <a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">vloggers</span></a> and travellers.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"cinecameras\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>More of an investment – Professional cinema cameras / cine cameras</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re able to spend more, consider getting a cine camera / cinema camera, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/yobT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS C100 MK II</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] or the <a href=\"https://geni.us/Neo9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW XDCAM Super 35 Camera System </strong></span></a>[Amazon Link]. Cinema cameras are designed to capture video with a dynamic range that matches or exceeds that of film: ~13 stops or so.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">A key advantage most cine cameras have is continuous recording time – they’re generally able to record a lot longer without pausing. DSLRs usually have a 29:59 single recording max length timer.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wpA7UA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW-FS5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a great “run &amp; gun” cinema camera. It can shoot 4K RAW (records data directly from the sensor) and capture continuous HD video at up to 120 fps.</p>\n<h2>Get DigiGear Insurance | Film Equipment Insurance | Film Gear Insurance | Sound &amp; Lighting Equipment Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you end up buying any of these above cameras (or any other gear) – you’ll want to have the right insurance coverage in place to protect that valuable gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in 5 mins. If you're in the US, <a href=\"/film-production-equipment-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-cameras-for-photography\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-camera-stabilizers-and-gimbals\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERA STABILIZERS AND GIMBALS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-20-filmmaking-youtube-channels\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP FILMMAKERS ON YOUTUBE</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-software-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST SOFTWARE FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">BEST BUDGET MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">PREVENTING FILM EQUIPMENT THEFT – TIPS &amp; TRICKS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-choose-between-dice-digigear-policy\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A DICE AND A DIGIGEAR POLICY?</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-budget-cameras-for-filmmaking/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<ul style=\"font-size: 14px;\">\n<li class=\"p7\"><span class=\"s4\"><span class=\"s5\"><a href=\"https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras</a></span></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date</a></span></li>\n</ul></span>","publish_immediately":true,"use_featured_image":true,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1655230992637,"rss_body":"<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING \",\n \"headline\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-04-01T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best budget, affordable cameras for filmmaking</strong> available on the market now. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#canon-dslrs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – best DSLRs for filmmaking</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#blackmagic\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#panasonicg7\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Panasonic G7 kit</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sonya77\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#fujix73\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#djiosmo\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">DJI Osmo Pocket</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#cinecameras\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Professional cinema cameras</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"canon-dslrs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UeEPME\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-canon90d-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Canon 90D\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 7px 0px 10px 12px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – affordable &amp; excellent cameras for filmmaking / best DSLRs for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FxXZwk\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon 80D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an excellent DSLR that offers a useful articulating screen and fast, precise autofocus in live view mode, making it great for video shooters. The colours look great, too.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fGYdfDn\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>90D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is the newer model, offering upgrades such as a higher-resolution sensor and a new electronic shutter/faster shutter speed (up to 1/16,000 second). For reference, here is an example video shot on the 90D:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/XVYGg3uxDPg?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><br>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fsz9p\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS Rebel T7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] is another DSLR appropriate for filmmaking. If you purchase it as a kit, you can get a tripod, filters and other useful accessories included with it. It shoots HD 1080p video at 60fps and offers an HDR mode.</p>\n<a id=\"blackmagic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Arguably superior image quality to Canon DSLRs – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">As great as the Canon DSLRs are, through, some filmmakers argue that other brands offer superior image quality in this price range, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/zSO5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This camera shoots 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps with 13 stops of dynamic range. For reference, decide for yourself by comparing this Blackmagic footage to the Canon footage above:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/5uw4M_Z4A5I?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n</div>\n<h3>The Blackmagic Pocket 4K has many great attributes, including:</h3>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Raw recording / great dynamic range <i>(roughly 1 TB per hour of recording)</i></li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great colour science</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great ISO range</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Large screen</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"panasonicg7\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Panasonic G7 kit – great for low-budget filmmaking / best camera for filmmaking on a budget</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">With the <a href=\"https://geni.us/tuYb\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX G7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], you can get <span>superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs.</span><span></span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">In the G line, filmmakers may also want to consider the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ZQRXsg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>GH5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]. This camera is a better choice if you want to look inconspicuous and do “run &amp; gun” type work. And if you’re looking for cheaper options, the older models are still quite good filmmaking cameras, including the <span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">GH4</span>.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/kNXz97\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ</strong></span></a>&nbsp;[Amazon Affiliate Link] may be considered for a “superzoom” option; this camera offers a high-res OLED viewfinder, 12 fps burst shooting and beautiful 4K video.</p>\n<a id=\"sonya77\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-sonya7iii-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Sony A7 III\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 10px 0px 10px 14px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700 / best sony camera for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony a7 III</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a camera to consider for filmmaking and videography as it lets you shoot 4K2 (3840x2160 pixels) up to 10 fps and customize a wide range of video-shooting options.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UKGOG\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony Alpha A6400</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is also an excellent filmmaking camera that shoots 4K video (24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor). This camera has no record time limit!</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2WHEzcf\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony FDR-AX700</strong></span></a> camcorder [Amazon Affiliate Link] is another reasonably priced option that shoots 4K and HDR videos. This camera has incredibly fast, hybrid autofocus (AF) technology.</p>\n<a id=\"fujix73\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2QyHgce\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Fujifilm X-T3</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] camera is easy to use, provides great image quality (4K recording at 60p) and is small enough that it doesn't draw a lot of attention. If you want a camera that captures great video &amp; photos, the Fuji X-T3 is ideal.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">You could also go for the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a8sArN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>X-T30</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], which is essentially a smaller, cheaper version of the X-T3. 4K recording is limited to 30p on the X-T30. The X-T30 is reported (The Verge) to have a better autofocus system than the X-T3, though.</p>\n<a id=\"djiosmo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-dji-osmo.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - DJI Osmo Pocket\" style=\"width: 62px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 14px 15px;\" width=\"62\"></a>Best compact camera / best small camera for filmmaking – the DJI Osmo Pocket</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you need a small and compact camera that can still record amazing image quality (RAW format photos and D-Cinelike videos), check out the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>DJI Osmo Pocket</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] It can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 mbps.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This camera is a popular choice for <a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">vloggers</span></a> and travellers.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"cinecameras\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>More of an investment – Professional cinema cameras / cine cameras</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re able to spend more, consider getting a cine camera / cinema camera, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/yobT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS C100 MK II</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] or the <a href=\"https://geni.us/Neo9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW XDCAM Super 35 Camera System </strong></span></a>[Amazon Link]. Cinema cameras are designed to capture video with a dynamic range that matches or exceeds that of film: ~13 stops or so.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">A key advantage most cine cameras have is continuous recording time – they’re generally able to record a lot longer without pausing. DSLRs usually have a 29:59 single recording max length timer.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wpA7UA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW-FS5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a great “run &amp; gun” cinema camera. It can shoot 4K RAW (records data directly from the sensor) and capture continuous HD video at up to 120 fps.</p>\n<h2>Get DigiGear Insurance | Film Equipment Insurance | Film Gear Insurance | Sound &amp; Lighting Equipment Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you end up buying any of these above cameras (or any other gear) – you’ll want to have the right insurance coverage in place to protect that valuable gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in 5 mins. If you're in the US, <a href=\"/film-production-equipment-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-cameras-for-photography\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-camera-stabilizers-and-gimbals\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERA STABILIZERS AND GIMBALS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-20-filmmaking-youtube-channels\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP FILMMAKERS ON YOUTUBE</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-software-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST SOFTWARE FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">BEST BUDGET MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">PREVENTING FILM EQUIPMENT THEFT – TIPS &amp; TRICKS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-choose-between-dice-digigear-policy\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A DICE AND A DIGIGEAR POLICY?</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-budget-cameras-for-filmmaking/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<ul style=\"font-size: 14px;\">\n<li class=\"p7\"><span class=\"s4\"><span class=\"s5\"><a href=\"https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras</a></span></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date</a></span></li>\n</ul>","rss_summary":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n","blog_publish_instant_email_task_uid":"DONE","blog_publish_to_social_media_task":"DONE","layout_sections":{},"head_html":null,"scheduled_update_date":0,"blog_post_schedule_task_uid":null,"featured_image_width":300,"featured_image_height":175,"header":null},"metaDescription":"Let’s review some of the best budget cameras for filmmaking available on the market. 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We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#canon-dslrs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – best DSLRs for filmmaking</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#blackmagic\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#panasonicg7\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Panasonic G7 kit</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sonya77\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#fujix73\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#djiosmo\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">DJI Osmo Pocket</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#cinecameras\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Professional cinema cameras</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"canon-dslrs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UeEPME\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-canon90d-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Canon 90D\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 7px 0px 10px 12px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – affordable &amp; excellent cameras for filmmaking / best DSLRs for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FxXZwk\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon 80D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an excellent DSLR that offers a useful articulating screen and fast, precise autofocus in live view mode, making it great for video shooters. The colours look great, too.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fGYdfDn\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>90D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is the newer model, offering upgrades such as a higher-resolution sensor and a new electronic shutter/faster shutter speed (up to 1/16,000 second). For reference, here is an example video shot on the 90D:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/XVYGg3uxDPg?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><br>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fsz9p\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS Rebel T7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] is another DSLR appropriate for filmmaking. If you purchase it as a kit, you can get a tripod, filters and other useful accessories included with it. It shoots HD 1080p video at 60fps and offers an HDR mode.</p>\n<a id=\"blackmagic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Arguably superior image quality to Canon DSLRs – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">As great as the Canon DSLRs are, through, some filmmakers argue that other brands offer superior image quality in this price range, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/zSO5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This camera shoots 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps with 13 stops of dynamic range. For reference, decide for yourself by comparing this Blackmagic footage to the Canon footage above:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/5uw4M_Z4A5I?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n</div>\n<h3>The Blackmagic Pocket 4K has many great attributes, including:</h3>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Raw recording / great dynamic range <i>(roughly 1 TB per hour of recording)</i></li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great colour science</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great ISO range</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Large screen</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"panasonicg7\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Panasonic G7 kit – great for low-budget filmmaking / best camera for filmmaking on a budget</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">With the <a href=\"https://geni.us/tuYb\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX G7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], you can get <span>superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs.</span><span></span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">In the G line, filmmakers may also want to consider the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ZQRXsg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>GH5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]. This camera is a better choice if you want to look inconspicuous and do “run &amp; gun” type work. And if you’re looking for cheaper options, the older models are still quite good filmmaking cameras, including the <span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">GH4</span>.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/kNXz97\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ</strong></span></a>&nbsp;[Amazon Affiliate Link] may be considered for a “superzoom” option; this camera offers a high-res OLED viewfinder, 12 fps burst shooting and beautiful 4K video.</p>\n<a id=\"sonya77\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-sonya7iii-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Sony A7 III\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 10px 0px 10px 14px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700 / best sony camera for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony a7 III</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a camera to consider for filmmaking and videography as it lets you shoot 4K2 (3840x2160 pixels) up to 10 fps and customize a wide range of video-shooting options.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UKGOG\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony Alpha A6400</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is also an excellent filmmaking camera that shoots 4K video (24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor). This camera has no record time limit!</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2WHEzcf\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony FDR-AX700</strong></span></a> camcorder [Amazon Affiliate Link] is another reasonably priced option that shoots 4K and HDR videos. This camera has incredibly fast, hybrid autofocus (AF) technology.</p>\n<a id=\"fujix73\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2QyHgce\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Fujifilm X-T3</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] camera is easy to use, provides great image quality (4K recording at 60p) and is small enough that it doesn't draw a lot of attention. If you want a camera that captures great video &amp; photos, the Fuji X-T3 is ideal.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">You could also go for the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a8sArN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>X-T30</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], which is essentially a smaller, cheaper version of the X-T3. 4K recording is limited to 30p on the X-T30. The X-T30 is reported (The Verge) to have a better autofocus system than the X-T3, though.</p>\n<a id=\"djiosmo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-dji-osmo.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - DJI Osmo Pocket\" style=\"width: 62px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 14px 15px;\" width=\"62\"></a>Best compact camera / best small camera for filmmaking – the DJI Osmo Pocket</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you need a small and compact camera that can still record amazing image quality (RAW format photos and D-Cinelike videos), check out the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>DJI Osmo Pocket</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] It can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 mbps.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This camera is a popular choice for <a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">vloggers</span></a> and travellers.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"cinecameras\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>More of an investment – Professional cinema cameras / cine cameras</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re able to spend more, consider getting a cine camera / cinema camera, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/yobT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS C100 MK II</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] or the <a href=\"https://geni.us/Neo9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW XDCAM Super 35 Camera System </strong></span></a>[Amazon Link]. Cinema cameras are designed to capture video with a dynamic range that matches or exceeds that of film: ~13 stops or so.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">A key advantage most cine cameras have is continuous recording time – they’re generally able to record a lot longer without pausing. DSLRs usually have a 29:59 single recording max length timer.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wpA7UA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW-FS5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a great “run &amp; gun” cinema camera. It can shoot 4K RAW (records data directly from the sensor) and capture continuous HD video at up to 120 fps.</p>\n<h2>Get DigiGear Insurance | Film Equipment Insurance | Film Gear Insurance | Sound &amp; Lighting Equipment Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you end up buying any of these above cameras (or any other gear) – you’ll want to have the right insurance coverage in place to protect that valuable gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in 5 mins. If you're in the US, <a href=\"/film-production-equipment-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-cameras-for-photography\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-camera-stabilizers-and-gimbals\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERA STABILIZERS AND GIMBALS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-20-filmmaking-youtube-channels\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP FILMMAKERS ON YOUTUBE</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-software-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST SOFTWARE FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">BEST BUDGET MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">PREVENTING FILM EQUIPMENT THEFT – TIPS &amp; TRICKS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-choose-between-dice-digigear-policy\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A DICE AND A DIGIGEAR POLICY?</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-budget-cameras-for-filmmaking/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<ul style=\"font-size: 14px;\">\n<li class=\"p7\"><span class=\"s4\"><span class=\"s5\"><a href=\"https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras</a></span></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date</a></span></li>\n</ul></span>","postBodyRss":"<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING \",\n \"headline\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-04-01T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best budget, affordable cameras for filmmaking</strong> available on the market now. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#canon-dslrs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – best DSLRs for filmmaking</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#blackmagic\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#panasonicg7\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Panasonic G7 kit</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sonya77\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#fujix73\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#djiosmo\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">DJI Osmo Pocket</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#cinecameras\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Professional cinema cameras</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"canon-dslrs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UeEPME\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-canon90d-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Canon 90D\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 7px 0px 10px 12px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – affordable &amp; excellent cameras for filmmaking / best DSLRs for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FxXZwk\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon 80D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an excellent DSLR that offers a useful articulating screen and fast, precise autofocus in live view mode, making it great for video shooters. The colours look great, too.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fGYdfDn\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>90D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is the newer model, offering upgrades such as a higher-resolution sensor and a new electronic shutter/faster shutter speed (up to 1/16,000 second). For reference, here is an example video shot on the 90D:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/XVYGg3uxDPg?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><br>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fsz9p\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS Rebel T7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] is another DSLR appropriate for filmmaking. If you purchase it as a kit, you can get a tripod, filters and other useful accessories included with it. It shoots HD 1080p video at 60fps and offers an HDR mode.</p>\n<a id=\"blackmagic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Arguably superior image quality to Canon DSLRs – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">As great as the Canon DSLRs are, through, some filmmakers argue that other brands offer superior image quality in this price range, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/zSO5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This camera shoots 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps with 13 stops of dynamic range. For reference, decide for yourself by comparing this Blackmagic footage to the Canon footage above:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/5uw4M_Z4A5I?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n</div>\n<h3>The Blackmagic Pocket 4K has many great attributes, including:</h3>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Raw recording / great dynamic range <i>(roughly 1 TB per hour of recording)</i></li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great colour science</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great ISO range</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Large screen</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"panasonicg7\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Panasonic G7 kit – great for low-budget filmmaking / best camera for filmmaking on a budget</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">With the <a href=\"https://geni.us/tuYb\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX G7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], you can get <span>superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs.</span><span></span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">In the G line, filmmakers may also want to consider the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ZQRXsg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>GH5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]. This camera is a better choice if you want to look inconspicuous and do “run &amp; gun” type work. And if you’re looking for cheaper options, the older models are still quite good filmmaking cameras, including the <span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">GH4</span>.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/kNXz97\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ</strong></span></a>&nbsp;[Amazon Affiliate Link] may be considered for a “superzoom” option; this camera offers a high-res OLED viewfinder, 12 fps burst shooting and beautiful 4K video.</p>\n<a id=\"sonya77\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-sonya7iii-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Sony A7 III\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 10px 0px 10px 14px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700 / best sony camera for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony a7 III</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a camera to consider for filmmaking and videography as it lets you shoot 4K2 (3840x2160 pixels) up to 10 fps and customize a wide range of video-shooting options.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UKGOG\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony Alpha A6400</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is also an excellent filmmaking camera that shoots 4K video (24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor). This camera has no record time limit!</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2WHEzcf\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony FDR-AX700</strong></span></a> camcorder [Amazon Affiliate Link] is another reasonably priced option that shoots 4K and HDR videos. This camera has incredibly fast, hybrid autofocus (AF) technology.</p>\n<a id=\"fujix73\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2QyHgce\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Fujifilm X-T3</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] camera is easy to use, provides great image quality (4K recording at 60p) and is small enough that it doesn't draw a lot of attention. If you want a camera that captures great video &amp; photos, the Fuji X-T3 is ideal.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">You could also go for the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a8sArN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>X-T30</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], which is essentially a smaller, cheaper version of the X-T3. 4K recording is limited to 30p on the X-T30. The X-T30 is reported (The Verge) to have a better autofocus system than the X-T3, though.</p>\n<a id=\"djiosmo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-dji-osmo.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - DJI Osmo Pocket\" style=\"width: 62px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 14px 15px;\" width=\"62\"></a>Best compact camera / best small camera for filmmaking – the DJI Osmo Pocket</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you need a small and compact camera that can still record amazing image quality (RAW format photos and D-Cinelike videos), check out the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>DJI Osmo Pocket</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] It can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 mbps.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This camera is a popular choice for <a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">vloggers</span></a> and travellers.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"cinecameras\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>More of an investment – Professional cinema cameras / cine cameras</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re able to spend more, consider getting a cine camera / cinema camera, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/yobT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS C100 MK II</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] or the <a href=\"https://geni.us/Neo9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW XDCAM Super 35 Camera System </strong></span></a>[Amazon Link]. Cinema cameras are designed to capture video with a dynamic range that matches or exceeds that of film: ~13 stops or so.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">A key advantage most cine cameras have is continuous recording time – they’re generally able to record a lot longer without pausing. DSLRs usually have a 29:59 single recording max length timer.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wpA7UA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW-FS5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a great “run &amp; gun” cinema camera. It can shoot 4K RAW (records data directly from the sensor) and capture continuous HD video at up to 120 fps.</p>\n<h2>Get DigiGear Insurance | Film Equipment Insurance | Film Gear Insurance | Sound &amp; Lighting Equipment Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you end up buying any of these above cameras (or any other gear) – you’ll want to have the right insurance coverage in place to protect that valuable gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in 5 mins. If you're in the US, <a href=\"/film-production-equipment-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-cameras-for-photography\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-camera-stabilizers-and-gimbals\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERA STABILIZERS AND GIMBALS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-20-filmmaking-youtube-channels\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP FILMMAKERS ON YOUTUBE</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-software-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST SOFTWARE FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">BEST BUDGET MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">PREVENTING FILM EQUIPMENT THEFT – TIPS &amp; TRICKS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-choose-between-dice-digigear-policy\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A DICE AND A DIGIGEAR POLICY?</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-budget-cameras-for-filmmaking/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<ul style=\"font-size: 14px;\">\n<li class=\"p7\"><span class=\"s4\"><span class=\"s5\"><a href=\"https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras</a></span></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date</a></span></li>\n</ul>","postEmailContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>","postFeaturedImageIfEnabled":"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-forweb300.jpg","postListContent":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING \",\n \"headline\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-04-01T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best budget, affordable cameras for filmmaking</strong> available on the market now. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#canon-dslrs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – best DSLRs for filmmaking</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#blackmagic\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#panasonicg7\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Panasonic G7 kit</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sonya77\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#fujix73\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#djiosmo\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">DJI Osmo Pocket</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#cinecameras\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Professional cinema cameras</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"canon-dslrs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UeEPME\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-canon90d-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Canon 90D\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 7px 0px 10px 12px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – affordable &amp; excellent cameras for filmmaking / best DSLRs for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FxXZwk\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon 80D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an excellent DSLR that offers a useful articulating screen and fast, precise autofocus in live view mode, making it great for video shooters. The colours look great, too.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fGYdfDn\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>90D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is the newer model, offering upgrades such as a higher-resolution sensor and a new electronic shutter/faster shutter speed (up to 1/16,000 second). For reference, here is an example video shot on the 90D:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/XVYGg3uxDPg?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><br>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fsz9p\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS Rebel T7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] is another DSLR appropriate for filmmaking. If you purchase it as a kit, you can get a tripod, filters and other useful accessories included with it. It shoots HD 1080p video at 60fps and offers an HDR mode.</p>\n<a id=\"blackmagic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Arguably superior image quality to Canon DSLRs – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">As great as the Canon DSLRs are, through, some filmmakers argue that other brands offer superior image quality in this price range, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/zSO5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This camera shoots 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps with 13 stops of dynamic range. For reference, decide for yourself by comparing this Blackmagic footage to the Canon footage above:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/5uw4M_Z4A5I?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n</div>\n<h3>The Blackmagic Pocket 4K has many great attributes, including:</h3>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Raw recording / great dynamic range <i>(roughly 1 TB per hour of recording)</i></li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great colour science</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great ISO range</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Large screen</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"panasonicg7\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Panasonic G7 kit – great for low-budget filmmaking / best camera for filmmaking on a budget</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">With the <a href=\"https://geni.us/tuYb\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX G7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], you can get <span>superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs.</span><span></span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">In the G line, filmmakers may also want to consider the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ZQRXsg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>GH5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]. This camera is a better choice if you want to look inconspicuous and do “run &amp; gun” type work. And if you’re looking for cheaper options, the older models are still quite good filmmaking cameras, including the <span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">GH4</span>.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/kNXz97\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ</strong></span></a>&nbsp;[Amazon Affiliate Link] may be considered for a “superzoom” option; this camera offers a high-res OLED viewfinder, 12 fps burst shooting and beautiful 4K video.</p>\n<a id=\"sonya77\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-sonya7iii-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Sony A7 III\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 10px 0px 10px 14px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700 / best sony camera for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony a7 III</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a camera to consider for filmmaking and videography as it lets you shoot 4K2 (3840x2160 pixels) up to 10 fps and customize a wide range of video-shooting options.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UKGOG\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony Alpha A6400</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is also an excellent filmmaking camera that shoots 4K video (24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor). This camera has no record time limit!</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2WHEzcf\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony FDR-AX700</strong></span></a> camcorder [Amazon Affiliate Link] is another reasonably priced option that shoots 4K and HDR videos. This camera has incredibly fast, hybrid autofocus (AF) technology.</p>\n<a id=\"fujix73\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2QyHgce\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Fujifilm X-T3</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] camera is easy to use, provides great image quality (4K recording at 60p) and is small enough that it doesn't draw a lot of attention. If you want a camera that captures great video &amp; photos, the Fuji X-T3 is ideal.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">You could also go for the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a8sArN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>X-T30</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], which is essentially a smaller, cheaper version of the X-T3. 4K recording is limited to 30p on the X-T30. The X-T30 is reported (The Verge) to have a better autofocus system than the X-T3, though.</p>\n<a id=\"djiosmo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-dji-osmo.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - DJI Osmo Pocket\" style=\"width: 62px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 14px 15px;\" width=\"62\"></a>Best compact camera / best small camera for filmmaking – the DJI Osmo Pocket</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you need a small and compact camera that can still record amazing image quality (RAW format photos and D-Cinelike videos), check out the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>DJI Osmo Pocket</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] It can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 mbps.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This camera is a popular choice for <a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">vloggers</span></a> and travellers.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"cinecameras\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>More of an investment – Professional cinema cameras / cine cameras</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re able to spend more, consider getting a cine camera / cinema camera, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/yobT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS C100 MK II</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] or the <a href=\"https://geni.us/Neo9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW XDCAM Super 35 Camera System </strong></span></a>[Amazon Link]. Cinema cameras are designed to capture video with a dynamic range that matches or exceeds that of film: ~13 stops or so.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">A key advantage most cine cameras have is continuous recording time – they’re generally able to record a lot longer without pausing. DSLRs usually have a 29:59 single recording max length timer.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wpA7UA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW-FS5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a great “run &amp; gun” cinema camera. It can shoot 4K RAW (records data directly from the sensor) and capture continuous HD video at up to 120 fps.</p>\n<h2>Get DigiGear Insurance | Film Equipment Insurance | Film Gear Insurance | Sound &amp; Lighting Equipment Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you end up buying any of these above cameras (or any other gear) – you’ll want to have the right insurance coverage in place to protect that valuable gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in 5 mins. If you're in the US, <a href=\"/film-production-equipment-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-cameras-for-photography\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-camera-stabilizers-and-gimbals\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERA STABILIZERS AND GIMBALS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-20-filmmaking-youtube-channels\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP FILMMAKERS ON YOUTUBE</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-software-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST SOFTWARE FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">BEST BUDGET MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">PREVENTING FILM EQUIPMENT THEFT – TIPS &amp; TRICKS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-choose-between-dice-digigear-policy\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A DICE AND A DIGIGEAR POLICY?</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-budget-cameras-for-filmmaking/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<ul style=\"font-size: 14px;\">\n<li class=\"p7\"><span class=\"s4\"><span class=\"s5\"><a href=\"https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras</a></span></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date</a></span></li>\n</ul></span>","postListSummaryFeaturedImage":"","postRssContent":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>","postRssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-forweb300.jpg","postSummary":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n","postSummaryRss":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>","postTemplate":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-post.html","previewImageSrc":null,"previewKey":"RMmOqpyq","previousPostFeaturedImage":"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/lens-shutterstock_1663544524-forweb300.jpg","previousPostFeaturedImageAltText":"How to Protect Your Camera Lens(es)","previousPostName":"How to Protect Your Camera Lens(es)","previousPostSlug":"articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses","processingStatus":"PUBLISHED","propertyForDynamicPageCanonicalUrl":null,"propertyForDynamicPageFeaturedImage":null,"propertyForDynamicPageMetaDescription":null,"propertyForDynamicPageSlug":null,"propertyForDynamicPageTitle":null,"publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"publishDate":1585752911000,"publishDateLocalTime":1585752911000,"publishDateLocalized":{"date":1585752911000,"format":"medium","language":"en_US"},"publishImmediately":true,"publishTimezoneOffset":null,"publishedAt":1655230992637,"publishedByEmail":null,"publishedById":7915797,"publishedByName":null,"publishedUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/the-best-cameras-for-filmmaking","resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","resolvedLanguage":null,"rssBody":"<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING \",\n \"headline\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-04-01T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best budget, affordable cameras for filmmaking</strong> available on the market now. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#canon-dslrs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – best DSLRs for filmmaking</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#blackmagic\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#panasonicg7\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Panasonic G7 kit</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sonya77\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#fujix73\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#djiosmo\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">DJI Osmo Pocket</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#cinecameras\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Professional cinema cameras</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"canon-dslrs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UeEPME\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-canon90d-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Canon 90D\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 7px 0px 10px 12px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – affordable &amp; excellent cameras for filmmaking / best DSLRs for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FxXZwk\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon 80D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an excellent DSLR that offers a useful articulating screen and fast, precise autofocus in live view mode, making it great for video shooters. The colours look great, too.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fGYdfDn\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>90D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is the newer model, offering upgrades such as a higher-resolution sensor and a new electronic shutter/faster shutter speed (up to 1/16,000 second). For reference, here is an example video shot on the 90D:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/XVYGg3uxDPg?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><br>The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fsz9p\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS Rebel T7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Link] is another DSLR appropriate for filmmaking. If you purchase it as a kit, you can get a tripod, filters and other useful accessories included with it. It shoots HD 1080p video at 60fps and offers an HDR mode.</p>\n<a id=\"blackmagic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Arguably superior image quality to Canon DSLRs – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">As great as the Canon DSLRs are, through, some filmmakers argue that other brands offer superior image quality in this price range, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/zSO5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This camera shoots 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps with 13 stops of dynamic range. For reference, decide for yourself by comparing this Blackmagic footage to the Canon footage above:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/5uw4M_Z4A5I?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n</div>\n<h3>The Blackmagic Pocket 4K has many great attributes, including:</h3>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Raw recording / great dynamic range <i>(roughly 1 TB per hour of recording)</i></li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great colour science</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great ISO range</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Large screen</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"panasonicg7\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Panasonic G7 kit – great for low-budget filmmaking / best camera for filmmaking on a budget</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">With the <a href=\"https://geni.us/tuYb\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX G7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], you can get <span>superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs.</span><span></span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">In the G line, filmmakers may also want to consider the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ZQRXsg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>GH5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]. This camera is a better choice if you want to look inconspicuous and do “run &amp; gun” type work. And if you’re looking for cheaper options, the older models are still quite good filmmaking cameras, including the <span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">GH4</span>.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/kNXz97\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ</strong></span></a>&nbsp;[Amazon Affiliate Link] may be considered for a “superzoom” option; this camera offers a high-res OLED viewfinder, 12 fps burst shooting and beautiful 4K video.</p>\n<a id=\"sonya77\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-sonya7iii-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Sony A7 III\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 10px 0px 10px 14px;\" width=\"200\"></a>Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700 / best sony camera for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony a7 III</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a camera to consider for filmmaking and videography as it lets you shoot 4K2 (3840x2160 pixels) up to 10 fps and customize a wide range of video-shooting options.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/UKGOG\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony Alpha A6400</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is also an excellent filmmaking camera that shoots 4K video (24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor). This camera has no record time limit!</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2WHEzcf\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony FDR-AX700</strong></span></a> camcorder [Amazon Affiliate Link] is another reasonably priced option that shoots 4K and HDR videos. This camera has incredibly fast, hybrid autofocus (AF) technology.</p>\n<a id=\"fujix73\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2QyHgce\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Fujifilm X-T3</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] camera is easy to use, provides great image quality (4K recording at 60p) and is small enough that it doesn't draw a lot of attention. If you want a camera that captures great video &amp; photos, the Fuji X-T3 is ideal.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">You could also go for the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a8sArN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>X-T30</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], which is essentially a smaller, cheaper version of the X-T3. 4K recording is limited to 30p on the X-T30. The X-T30 is reported (The Verge) to have a better autofocus system than the X-T3, though.</p>\n<a id=\"djiosmo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-dji-osmo.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - DJI Osmo Pocket\" style=\"width: 62px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 14px 15px;\" width=\"62\"></a>Best compact camera / best small camera for filmmaking – the DJI Osmo Pocket</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you need a small and compact camera that can still record amazing image quality (RAW format photos and D-Cinelike videos), check out the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>DJI Osmo Pocket</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] It can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 mbps.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This camera is a popular choice for <a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">vloggers</span></a> and travellers.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"cinecameras\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>More of an investment – Professional cinema cameras / cine cameras</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re able to spend more, consider getting a cine camera / cinema camera, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/yobT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS C100 MK II</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] or the <a href=\"https://geni.us/Neo9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW XDCAM Super 35 Camera System </strong></span></a>[Amazon Link]. Cinema cameras are designed to capture video with a dynamic range that matches or exceeds that of film: ~13 stops or so.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">A key advantage most cine cameras have is continuous recording time – they’re generally able to record a lot longer without pausing. DSLRs usually have a 29:59 single recording max length timer.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wpA7UA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW-FS5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a great “run &amp; gun” cinema camera. It can shoot 4K RAW (records data directly from the sensor) and capture continuous HD video at up to 120 fps.</p>\n<h2>Get DigiGear Insurance | Film Equipment Insurance | Film Gear Insurance | Sound &amp; Lighting Equipment Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you end up buying any of these above cameras (or any other gear) – you’ll want to have the right insurance coverage in place to protect that valuable gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a> (Canada) is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in 5 mins. If you're in the US, <a href=\"/film-production-equipment-insurance\" rel=\"noopener\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-cameras-for-photography\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-budget-camera-stabilizers-and-gimbals\" rel=\"noopener\">THE BEST BUDGET CAMERA STABILIZERS AND GIMBALS FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-20-filmmaking-youtube-channels\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP FILMMAKERS ON YOUTUBE</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-10-camera-sling-bags-for-photographers-and-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE TOP 10 CAMERA SLING BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS &amp; FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-software-for-filmmakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">THE BEST SOFTWARE FOR FILMMAKERS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">BEST BUDGET MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">PREVENTING FILM EQUIPMENT THEFT – TIPS &amp; TRICKS</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-choose-between-dice-digigear-policy\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A DICE AND A DIGIGEAR POLICY?</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/best-budget-cameras-for-filmmaking/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<ul style=\"font-size: 14px;\">\n<li class=\"p7\"><span class=\"s4\"><span class=\"s5\"><a href=\"https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras</a></span></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/</a></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><a href=\"https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date</a></span></li>\n</ul>","rssSummary":"<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\"><strong>Source</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, 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2020","module_id":33051772119,"name":"module_15960847531069","order":4,"smart_type":null,"styles":{},"type":"module"},"module_15965216980304":{"body":{"definition_id":null,"field_types":{"add_content":"richtext","enable_rich_text_module":"boolean"},"module_id":33156769794,"path":"/Coded files/Custom/blog/FrontRow2014/Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","smart_objects":null,"smart_type":"NOT_SMART","tag":"module","type":"module","wrap_field_tag":"div"},"child_css":{},"css":{},"deleted_at":1649085732441,"id":"module_15965216980304","label":"Basic Rich Text Box for Blog","module_id":33156769794,"name":"module_15965216980304","order":5,"smart_type":null,"styles":{},"type":"module"},"name":{"body":{"title":"The Best Budget Cameras for Filmmaking in 2022"},"id":"name","label":"Title","name":"name","type":"text"},"post_body":{"body":{"html":"<script type=\"application/ld+json\">\n{\n \"@context\" : \"http://schema.org\",\n \"@type\" : \"Article\",\n \"author\" : \"Grant Patten\",\n \"publisher\" : \"Front Row Insurance\",\n \"name\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING IN 2020\",\n \"headline\" : \"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING IN 2020\",\n \"datePublished\" : \"2020-04-01T07:55:11\",\n \"image\" : \"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-forweb600.jpg\"\n}\n</script><h1>BEST BUDGET CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING</h1>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"The Best Cameras for Filmmaking in 2020\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><i style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Source: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock</i></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best budget, affordable cameras for filmmaking</strong> available on the market now. We’ll discuss:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#canon-dslrs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – best DSLRs for filmmaking</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#blackmagic\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#panasonicg7\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Panasonic G7 kit</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sonya77\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#fujix73\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#djiosmo\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">DJI Osmo Pocket</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#cinecameras\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Professional cinema cameras</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"canon-dslrs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UeEPME\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-canon90d-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Canon 90D\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 7px 0px 10px 12px;\"></a>Canon 80D and 90D DSLRs – affordable &amp; excellent cameras for filmmaking / best DSLRs for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/FxXZwk\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon 80D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an excellent DSLR that offers a useful articulating screen and fast, precise autofocus in live view mode, making it great for video shooters. The colours look great, too.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/fGYdfDn\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>90D</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is the newer model, offering upgrades such as a higher-resolution sensor and a new electronic shutter/faster shutter speed (up to 1/16,000 second). For reference, here is an example video shot on the 90D:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/XVYGg3uxDPg?controls=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/wSOhl\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS Rebel T7i</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is another DSLR appropriate for filmmaking. If you purchase it as a kit, you can get a tripod, filters and other useful accessories included with it. It shoots HD 1080p video at 60fps and offers an HDR mode.</p>\n<a id=\"blackmagic\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Arguably superior image quality to Canon DSLRs – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">As great as the Canon DSLRs are, through, some filmmakers argue that other brands offer superior image quality in this price range, such as the <a href=\"https://geni.us/zSO5\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This camera shoots 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps with 13 stops of dynamic range. For reference, decide for yourself by comparing this Blackmagic footage to the Canon footage above:</p>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/5uw4M_Z4A5I?controls=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n</div>\n<h3>The Blackmagic Pocket 4K has many great attributes, including:</h3>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Raw recording / great dynamic range <i>(roughly 1 TB per hour of recording)</i></li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great colour science</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Great ISO range</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Large screen</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"panasonicg7\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Panasonic G7 kit – great for low-budget filmmaking / best camera for filmmaking on a budget</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">With the <a href=\"https://geni.us/tuYb\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX G7</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], you can get <span>superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs.</span><span></span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">In the G line, filmmakers may also want to consider the <a href=\"https://geni.us/ZQRXsg\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>GH5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]. This camera is a better choice if you want to look inconspicuous and do “run &amp; gun” type work. And if you’re looking for cheaper options, the older models are still quite good filmmaking cameras, including the <span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">GH4</span>.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://geni.us/kNXz97\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ</strong></span></a>&nbsp;[Amazon Affiliate Link] may be considered for a “superzoom” option; this camera offers a high-res OLED viewfinder, 12 fps burst shooting and beautiful 4K video.</p>\n<a id=\"sonya77\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-sonya7iii-forweb.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Sony A7 III\" width=\"200\" style=\"width: 200px; float: right; margin: 10px 0px 10px 14px;\"></a>Sony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700 / best sony camera for filmmaking</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a9D8a9\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony a7 III</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a camera to consider for filmmaking and videography as it lets you shoot 4K2 (3840x2160 pixels) up to 10 fps and customize a wide range of video-shooting options.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2U4CaX7\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony Alpha A6400</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is also an excellent filmmaking camera that shoots 4K video (24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor). This camera has no record time limit!</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2WHEzcf\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony FDR-AX700</strong></span></a> camcorder [Amazon Affiliate Link] is another reasonably priced option that shoots 4K and HDR videos. This camera has incredibly fast, hybrid autofocus (AF) technology.</p>\n<a id=\"fujix73\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2QyHgce\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Fujifilm X-T3</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] camera is easy to use, provides great image quality (4K recording at 60p) and is small enough that it doesn't draw a lot of attention. If you want a camera that captures great video &amp; photos, the Fuji X-T3 is ideal.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">You could also go for the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/3a8sArN\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>X-T30</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link], which is essentially a smaller, cheaper version of the X-T3. 4K recording is limited to 30p on the X-T30. The X-T30 is reported (The Verge) to have a better autofocus system than the X-T3, though.</p>\n<a id=\"djiosmo\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><img src=\"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/best%20camera%20for%20filmmaking/best-camera-filmmaking-dji-osmo.jpg\" alt=\"THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - DJI Osmo Pocket\" width=\"62\" style=\"width: 62px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 14px 15px;\"></a>Best compact camera / best small camera for filmmaking – the DJI Osmo Pocket</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you need a really small and compact camera that can still record amazing image quality (RAW format photos and D-Cinelike videos), check out the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UoBCu3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>DJI Osmo Pocket</strong></span></a>. [Amazon Affiliate Link] It can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 mbps.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This camera is a popular choice for <a href=\"/articles/the-best-cameras-for-youtube\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">vloggers</span></a> and travellers.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">&nbsp;</p>\n<a id=\"cinecameras\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>More of an investment – Professional cinema cameras / cine cameras</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you’re able to spend more, consider getting a cine camera / cinema camera, such as the <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2UjEJUc\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Canon EOS C300 MK II</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] or the <a href=\"https://geni.us/GQ7A\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW-FS7M2 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System </strong></span></a>[Amazon Link]. Cinema cameras are designed to capture video with a dynamic range that matches or exceeds that of film: ~13 stops or so.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">A key advantage most cine cameras have is continuous recording time – they’re generally able to record a lot longer without pausing. DSLRs usually have a 29:59 single recording max length timer.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The <a href=\"https://amzn.to/2wpA7UA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span class=\"s3\"><strong>Sony PXW-FS5</strong></span></a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a great “run &amp; gun” cinema camera. It can shoot 4K RAW (records data directly from the sensor) and capture continuous HD video at up to 120 fps.</p>\n<h2>Get DigiGear Insurance | Film Equipment Insurance | Film Gear Insurance | Sound &amp; Lighting Equipment Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you end up buying any of these above cameras (or any other gear) – you’ll want to have the right insurance coverage in place to protect that valuable gear.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a> is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in 5 mins, or read more about the coverages available here: <a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><span class=\"s3\">https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/</span></a></p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">referral marketing program</span></a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <i>(depending on your province)<br><br></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-protect-your-camera-lenses\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA LENS(ES)</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/10-best-budget-filmmaking-microphones\" rel=\" noopener\">BEST BUDGET MICROPHONES FOR FILMMAKING</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\" rel=\" noopener\">PREVENTING FILM EQUIPMENT THEFT – TIPS &amp; TRICKS</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/how-to-choose-between-dice-digigear-policy\" rel=\" noopener\">HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A DICE INSURANCE POLICY AND A DIGIGEAR POLICY?</a><br><br></p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></span></p>\n<p class=\"p6\"><span style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>Amazon Associates Disclosure</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</i></span></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p7\"><span class=\"s4\"><span class=\"s5\"><a href=\"https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras\">https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-cinema-cameras</a></span></span></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/\" style=\"font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent;\">https://www.videomaker.com/reviews/cameras/sony-a6400-hands-on-video-review/</a></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><a href=\"https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/\" style=\"font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent;\">https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/best-cinema-cameras/</a></li>\n<li class=\"p7\"><a href=\"https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date\" style=\"font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent;\">https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224192/fujifilm-xt30-camera-announced-features-pricing-release-date</a></li>\n</ul>"},"deleted_at":1606152845833,"id":"post_body","label":"Blog Content","name":"post_body","type":"rich_text"}}}

The Best Budget Cameras for Filmmaking in 2022

The Best Budget Cameras for Filmmaking

Source: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 685271140, Shutterstock

Let’s review some of the best budget, affordable cameras for filmmaking available on the market now. We’ll discuss:

THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Canon 90DCanon 80D and 90D DSLRs – affordable & excellent cameras for filmmaking / best DSLRs for filmmaking

The Canon 80D [Amazon Affiliate Link] is an excellent DSLR that offers a useful articulating screen and fast, precise autofocus in live view mode, making it great for video shooters. The colours look great, too.

The 90D [Amazon Affiliate Link] is the newer model, offering upgrades such as a higher-resolution sensor and a new electronic shutter/faster shutter speed (up to 1/16,000 second). For reference, here is an example video shot on the 90D:


The Canon EOS Rebel T7 [Amazon Link] is another DSLR appropriate for filmmaking. If you purchase it as a kit, you can get a tripod, filters and other useful accessories included with it. It shoots HD 1080p video at 60fps and offers an HDR mode.

Arguably superior image quality to Canon DSLRs – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

As great as the Canon DSLRs are, through, some filmmakers argue that other brands offer superior image quality in this price range, such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. [Amazon Affiliate Link] This camera shoots 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps with 13 stops of dynamic range. For reference, decide for yourself by comparing this Blackmagic footage to the Canon footage above:

The Blackmagic Pocket 4K has many great attributes, including:

  • Raw recording / great dynamic range (roughly 1 TB per hour of recording)
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps
  • Great colour science
  • Great ISO range
  • Large screen

Panasonic G7 kit – great for low-budget filmmaking / best camera for filmmaking on a budget

With the Panasonic LUMIX G7 [Amazon Affiliate Link], you can get superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs.

In the G line, filmmakers may also want to consider the GH5 [Amazon Affiliate Link]. This camera is a better choice if you want to look inconspicuous and do “run & gun” type work. And if you’re looking for cheaper options, the older models are still quite good filmmaking cameras, including the GH4.

The Panasonic LUMIX DMCFZ [Amazon Affiliate Link] may be considered for a “superzoom” option; this camera offers a high-res OLED viewfinder, 12 fps burst shooting and beautiful 4K video.

THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - Sony A7 IIISony a77, Alpha A6400 and FDR-AX700 / best sony camera for filmmaking

The Sony a7 III [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a camera to consider for filmmaking and videography as it lets you shoot 4K2 (3840x2160 pixels) up to 10 fps and customize a wide range of video-shooting options.

The Sony Alpha A6400 [Amazon Affiliate Link] is also an excellent filmmaking camera that shoots 4K video (24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor). This camera has no record time limit!

The Sony FDR-AX700 camcorder [Amazon Affiliate Link] is another reasonably priced option that shoots 4K and HDR videos. This camera has incredibly fast, hybrid autofocus (AF) technology.

The Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30

The Fujifilm X-T3 [Amazon Affiliate Link] camera is easy to use, provides great image quality (4K recording at 60p) and is small enough that it doesn't draw a lot of attention. If you want a camera that captures great video & photos, the Fuji X-T3 is ideal.

You could also go for the X-T30 [Amazon Affiliate Link], which is essentially a smaller, cheaper version of the X-T3. 4K recording is limited to 30p on the X-T30. The X-T30 is reported (The Verge) to have a better autofocus system than the X-T3, though.

THE BEST CAMERAS FOR FILMMAKING - DJI Osmo PocketBest compact camera / best small camera for filmmaking – the DJI Osmo Pocket

If you need a small and compact camera that can still record amazing image quality (RAW format photos and D-Cinelike videos), check out the DJI Osmo Pocket. [Amazon Affiliate Link] It can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 mbps.

This camera is a popular choice for vloggers and travellers.

 

More of an investment – Professional cinema cameras / cine cameras

If you’re able to spend more, consider getting a cine camera / cinema camera, such as the Canon EOS C100 MK II [Amazon Affiliate Link] or the Sony PXW XDCAM Super 35 Camera System [Amazon Link]. Cinema cameras are designed to capture video with a dynamic range that matches or exceeds that of film: ~13 stops or so.

A key advantage most cine cameras have is continuous recording time – they’re generally able to record a lot longer without pausing. DSLRs usually have a 29:59 single recording max length timer.

The Sony PXW-FS5 [Amazon Affiliate Link] is a great “run & gun” cinema camera. It can shoot 4K RAW (records data directly from the sensor) and capture continuous HD video at up to 120 fps.

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Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy (Canada) is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote online, purchase a policy online in 5 mins. If you're in the US, get a quote here.

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