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Leslie Farquharson
Small Pro Cameras that don't break the bank
on Jul 4, 2011 at 6:51:16 pm

Hello,

My friend is a travelling songwriter/performer and is looking to purchase a pro-level camera to capture footage of her travels and performances for a doc. Here is her question below:

I've just bought a new camera (Nikon) and am about to buy a couple of video cameras for the purpose of catching shows. Can you recommend to me the smallest best handheld for when you're really needing small, but good sound and video, and also the smallest best pro camera that would not be stupidly expensive?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks All!

L


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Rick Wise
Re: Small Pro Cameras that don't break the bank
on Jul 5, 2011 at 9:58:25 pm

Perhaps you could be more exact about the price point. One person's "breaking the bank" could be another's "cheap."

$2000? $3000? $4000? more? less?

Rick Wise
director of photography
San Francisco Bay Area
part-time instructor lighting/camera
Academy of Art University/Film and Video (grad school)
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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Leslie Farquharson
Re: Small Pro Cameras that don't break the bank
on Jul 7, 2011 at 11:24:09 pm

She is looking to spend between $1000-2000. I know. Its not a whole lot, but if you have any ideas, that would be great.

Thanks!

L


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Rick Wise
Re: Small Pro Cameras that don't break the bank
on Jul 7, 2011 at 11:46:40 pm

She could go with one of the DSLRs, perhaps a Canon Rebel T2i or Canon 60D. However, she might be better off with one of these:

  • Canon XA10 HD Professional Camcorder

  • Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCCAM HD
  • (not as good in low light)

    Rick Wise
    director of photography
    San Francisco Bay Area
    part-time instructor lighting/camera
    Academy of Art University/Film and Video (grad school)
    http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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    Leslie Farquharson
    Re: Small Pro Cameras that don't break the bank
    on Jul 8, 2011 at 5:03:30 am

    Thanks!

    L


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