December 12, 2016 at 9:34AM
Which camera should I use as a freelancer for professional work?
First time poster, long time lurker.
The past year and a half have seen me get a better understanding of the media landscape in Sydney, Australia. I have done internships with different institutions, one of which led to me being hired on different shoots as a freelancer. However, the work was more of a runner/assistant role.
I was looking to buy my own gear. I have a budget of $10,000 AUD.
I wasn't sure which camera to buy?
My priority is freelance work with the 2nd being passion projects to do on the side. (Short films etc)
I have looked at the Sony a7S Mk II, but I'm not sure if that's the best camera. The current standard seems to be 4K recording @ 50FPS. I was thinking the a7S ii due to its lowlight capabilities which will help and also due to its dynamic range.
I was hoping to get some guidance. I also need to take into account additional gear such as the slider, tripod, lenses. My previous gear is basic, outdated, cheap and amateurish, hence the upgrade.
So with all that I think I would have about $4000-5000 on the camera with the rest on gear.
What would you suggest?
Thank you for your time in replying to this question.