This Quiz Will Predict the Best Camera For Your Next Documentary

You could spend countless hours staring at the ceiling at night asking yourself those burning questions...or you could take this quiz and find out what camera you should buy!

Ok, we’re not exactly at the level of AI in all of those commercials with Common, but Desktop Documentaries has created a fun way to take some of the guesswork out about picking the right camera for your next video production.

After a short no-strings-attached quiz "What Camera Should I Buy?" you will get their best suggestion. You break down your personal shooting style, gear preferences, and type of film you're working on next, and you'll get their best guess.

Desktop Documentaries, helmed by publisher Faith Fuller and instructors like Jilann Spitzmiller (co-director of Meow Wolf: Origin Story), is a site dedicated to training beginning filmmakers on making docs with both free and paid resources. Evidently, they've heard the question about what camera to pick a few million times!

Tired of answering the question, they built this quiz for people to take, which evidently went through 337 beta testers before it launched last month. According to a few thousand people who have taken it so far, it's ringing pretty true. 

I’m not in the market for a camera at the moment, but I took the quiz and it suggested I buy one of the cameras I, in fact, already own. Phew! What sorcery they used to determine that I don’t know, but if you’re pulling your hair out looking over tech specs of a few different models you’ve got in mind, it couldn’t hurt to get a second opinion. Thanks, Desktop Documentaries! 

Take the quiz here if you find yourself pondering this age old question. 

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September 24, 2018 at 9:09PM

Oakley Anderson-Moore

Nice idea but I've taken the quiz a few times and it always gives me the same result:
-Sony PXW-FS5
-Canon C100 MKII
-Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Even when I give it a price range bellow 1,000 USD

April 10, 2019 at 2:40AM