Wedding Videos: What camera should you buy?
Hi, videographers. Here’s the part 1 of a series (a complete guide to finding a camera according to your budget.) Selecting the right camera is important to capture good Wedding Videos. How can you find the right camera according to your budget? It’s a burning question on every videographer’s mind. If you are an amateur, here’s the ultimate guide to finding the best camera. Before writing this series, I went on the Internet and did my research about the cameras in the market today. No matter what your budget is, there’s a camera for you. OK, I am not giving you every single feature of each camera, but it’s a rough guide. I am going in the ascending order (the price range.)
1) $100-$300 budget (Small Camcorders): If you a learner, you can buy a camera at this price range. Canon, Panasonic, Nikon, and JVC are the brands to look for. These cameras have fixed lenses, and the video quality is poor. Not many features and has a very small sensor. Anyway, they are very easy to use (just on it and use it.) Low price is affordable for the beginners. Portable and has good battery life. The major cons are poor video quality, not many features, and settings; most of the time, no input for video or audio. Anyway, if you are beginner whose dream is creating great Wedding Videos in the future, start with one of these.
2) $250-$400: Again, this is the budget of the beginners. As a learner, you don’t have to buy a very expensive camera to learn. OK, what can you buy within this price range? I suggest to you go on the official website of the GoPro brand (https://gopro.com/.) Its Hero04 session is a good camera to consider (for your budget.) These are very durable cameras (shock-proof and waterproof.) Have fixed lenses. This model supports Wi-Fi. Very easy to use and relatively inexpensive. Fits anywhere easily and durable. Considerably good video quality under good light conditions. Good for the ones who’s learning to capture Wedding Videos. Anyway, poor video quality under low lighting conditions. Poor audio quality (without a microphone.) You can’t rely on its battery life.
3) $450: Well, you can buy a legendary camera with this amount of cash in your hand. It’s the Sony RX 100. Came to the market in 2012, it’s named as “European Advanced Compact Camera for 2012–2013 and Best Inventions of 2012” by the European Imaging and Sound Association and the TIME respectively. Why don’t you visit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Cyber-shot_DSC-RX100) to see more details about this legend? Good video quality is another strong point. Having a fixed lens is a con, but it offers you best, comparing its low price.
4) $500 – $1500: OK, let’s come to a wider range now.
* The first camera came to mind within this range is the Canon T5i/700D. It would cost you $700 to buy this camera. It comes with decent video functions to capture Wedding Videos. Suitable even for professional videographers. Has a considerably big sensor and a Swivel Screen. Good for photographers too. In my opinion, it’s a very good camera to consider. Anyway, poor battery life is a major con. Visit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_700D) to know more about this camera.
OK, videographers, it’s the end of part-1. See you all again with part-2 soon.