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5 of the Best Cameras for Filmmaking Under $1,000

Filmmaking at a decent level has been opened up to the masses over the last decade or so, with cameras that boast great video specs being available at all price points. This video breaks down one filmmaker's top five cameras for filmmaking that are under $1,000.

I have looked at a number of lower-budget cameras for video over the last few years as I wanted a second body for shooting. I wanted a body that was was reasonably priced but offered a high enough spec sheet to give it some versatility while shooting. This is a far easier task than even recent history where cameras at this sort of price point were unlikely to last very long with regards to their spec sheet. Incidentally, what I narrowed my choices down to both feature on this list.

If you're looking at getting into videography or filmmaking, it's worth knowing what you want to shoot before you look at cameras. There are certain features that are crucial and some that are unimportant, depending on what you intend to do with the cameras. For instance, if you do not want to use a gimbal or do not own one, you may want to opt for a camera with IBIS, like the Fujifilm X-S10. However, if you use a gimbal or do not shoot handheld, you may want to look for a spec feature that plays more into what you need.

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Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer, educator, and consultant from England. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master's by Research. In 2015 Robert's work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities' photography degree syllabuses.

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