September 25, 2014 at 6:50PM


Buying a Camera

Hi everyone!! I am a new film maker I have started to become more serious about my film making. I am looking to buy a camera for shooting movies and I am looking for suggestions on what camera to buy. I want a quality camera in a decent price range and is sort of like a beginner camera. Do you guys have any suggestions??


The best options in lower price and a look like a film it's black magic. The Blackmagic pocket camera cinema it's cheap. If not the Black magic camera cinema 2.5 K

September 26, 2014 at 12:12AM

Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director

Thanks so much!!

John Adkins

September 26, 2014 at 6:19AM

You need to suggest what your budget is, as there are quite a number of camera options available depending on your budget.

September 26, 2014 at 7:10AM, Edited September 26, 7:10AM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Knowing your budget would help and I would go with a DSLR to start off like a Canon 60d, Canon 5d, or even mirrorless versions like a Sony a7s or a Panasonic GH4. I like the Blackmagic CC 2.5k or the Blackmagic PCC. If you choose a GH4 or a BMPCC make sure you get a Metabones speed-booster for your lens so you can adapt a full-frame lens to your micro 4/3 sensor. Adds better shallow depth of field that are in the full-frame DSLRs. There are great cameras out there for a decent budget so just think about what you want to shoot and try and solve for the bulk of that when choosing the right camera.

September 26, 2014 at 9:52AM

Chad Fortenberry
Director of Media Content

thank you so much!!

John Adkins

September 28, 2014 at 12:56PM

I think a lot of us guys get kinda tech crazy and forget what it means to be new. So! Just pick up a DSLR from Amazon or a used one on Craigslist - any will do. You want a beginner's camera, don't worry! Any of them will be fine for starting out. Mine was a Rebel T3i. It's 3+ years old now, but would still suffice as a beginner's camera. Focus on storytelling, and storyboarding. Those are far more critical - the Youtube boon proves that story is still king, not the camera or other device the story was recorded on.

September 27, 2014 at 9:06PM, Edited September 27, 9:06PM


thank you so much!!

John Adkins

September 28, 2014 at 12:57PM

I agree completely. I plan on getting a little serious with my stuff and so I'm gonna buy a canon t5i to start off, along with some audio gear and some more stuff. We all have to start with something! Better equipment comes with the time and the experience.

Jesús J. Borges

September 29, 2014 at 12:01PM

YES! get the cheapest canon dslr you can find with 2 or 3 cheap prime lens. You are totally right J Cameron. Although it might be worth the extra money to find a used 5d2 just because you probably can get more paying jobs with that than with a t3i. you think? I have a 7D and sometimes that lost me a job because it wasn't a "5D". Now I rent depending on the job and whenever I have the budget I go for the C100 and some canon L lenses

Peter Staubs

October 2, 2014 at 5:51PM

What's your budget? You should go on amazon and look for any of the Canon DSLRs, they are all good for beginners in my opinion.

September 29, 2014 at 12:09PM

Jesús J. Borges

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