What kind of wedding videographer would you be without a good camera to shoot those special moments? While with the digital revolution and the advent of Instagram, everybody has become a photographer. But there are some jobs that are best reserved for the professionals. The following are some of the best cameras you can consider for wedding videography:
The Canon 80d is a great option if you are looking for a camera to cover a wedding. Canon, as it is, is a reputed and revered name in the world of cameras and the Canon 80d does not disappoint. It is excellent at capturing even fast action and movement and has a responsive, 45-point cross-type AF system.
The following are the features that work for this camera:
- Other than a responsive 45-point cross-type AF system, the Canon 80d also has a 7 fps continuous shooting rate.
- You can capture incredibly detailed images with its 24.2 MP sensor, with an accurate exposure meeting. It is an ISO 100-16,000 and also has flicker detection.
- The camera also has an Intelligent Viewfinder that has 100% coverage. There is a large intuitive vari-angle LCD touchscreen, so you can frame and compose your shots with ease and even at odd angles.
- The device is Wi-Fi enabled so you can transfer your work to a smartphone directly and on the go, without needing to wait until you get home to transfer the files.
- You can shoot movies at Full HD 60p with the Dual Pixel CMOS-AF. The technology provides you with complete control.
The camera is available through various sellers on Amazon.co.uk for £979.00.
Canon EOS C100 Mark II
Another bestseller from Canon, the EOS C100 Mark II is also a great investment if you are looking to shoot wedding videos. The camera makes some great portraits and images and is also a reliable camera for shooting videos in high definition.
The following are the features that work for the camera:
- The Canon EOS C100 Mark II is a cinema camcorder with a CMOS sensor. It is perfect for shooting long hours of footage.
- The camera has an 9.48 MP lens of which 8.29 MP are used when shooting video.
- The interface lens mount type is Canon EF and Canon EF-S.
- The compatible memory cards with the camera are SD, SDHC and SDXC.
- The camera offers both auto and manual focus adjustment.
- The ISO sensitivity offered by the camera ranges between of 100 and 51,200.
The camcorder is available from various sellers on Amazon.co.uk, at £2,500.
The Panasonic GH5 from the Lumix series is a powerful camera that is perfect for shooting weddings. The camera is splash, dust and freezeproof so no matter where the wedding is — a destination beach wedding or at a traditional church, the camera can withstand it all. The magnesium alloy body is resilient and will support you through a range of weather conditions. The following are the features that work in favour of the camera:
- The camera has a new 20.3 MP sensor, a new Venus Engine and a 5-axis Dual IS 2.
- It offers unlimited recording time, a no cropping feature and can record in 10bit 4:2:2 4K at 30p.
- The rear monitor is a thin film transistor LCD monitor, which also offers static touch control.
- Along with a 200k shutter life, there is a dual SD slot and the battery charger (with AC cable included), battery pack and body cap come with the whole ensemble.
The camera is available on Amazon.co.uk for £1,699.00. The seller offers free delivery within the UK.
Sony a7R III
The Sony a7R III takes a revolutionary step in technology, combining a high-resolution 42.4 MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor and incredible shooting speeds going up to 10 fps1, along with full AF/AE tracking. It offers a stunning 4K2 HDR3 video quality and high sensitivity with noise reduction.
The following are some features that make a case in favour of the camera:
- It offers an incredible 42.4MP full-frame resolution.
- It has made evolutionary progress with its incredible image processing power.
- It can go up to 10 fps1 with the silent or mechanical shutter.
- It has a spectacular hybrid autofocus system.
- It has a 5-axis in-body image stabilization ability, great for shooting long, handheld videos.
- It has a low-vibration, high-reliability shutter.
- It records in high-quality 4K2 HDR3, great for video professionals.
- If you have to shoot low angle or tough angles, the 3-inch, 1440K-dot tiltable LCD screen with touch AF is extremely helpful.
The camera is available on Amazon.co.uk for £2,390.
This camera from Sony’s FS5 series is a camera system that displays incredible skill at capturing beautiful moments. Though the camera is small, it incorporates several incredible features that can sometimes be even better than consumer and DSLR/mirrorless cameras. One can use this Sony offering for full-mounted productions and feature films even! The following are some features that work in favour of the camera:
- The camera has a super 35-sized CMOS Sensor and shoots in incredible HD quality.
- The camera is Wi-Fi and NFC supported, so you can transfer your work to a smartphone while on the go.
- The camera has an E-mount, which is machined from stainless steel. It allows you to use most E-mount lenses or 35mm lenses, with the aid of adapters. The compatible ones include PL, EF, Leica and Nikon lenses.
- The camera can record in both XAVC-L or AVCHD, depending on your requirements.
- The camera body also has an Ethernet connector, headphone jack and XLR audio inputs.
The camera is available on Amazon.co.uk for £3,999.00.
Wedding videography is a fast-growing industry. If you are a wedding videographer, you also have a lot of responsibility as you are capturing the special moments on somebody’s important day. Therefore, investing in the right camera is of utmost importance. The cameras listed above all have some unique features to offer. So make your choice based on your budget, requirement and level of expertise!