10 Best Video Cameras for Professionals in 2017 & 2018
The year 2017 saw a huge boost in production and technological advances in the world of video. Experts predict that this rate of growth will continue into 2018 and beyond. Video is being used each and every day by people from all walks of life. There are many people in the United States and the world that use video for a variety of purposes. Today’s careers are different from the careers of yesterday. Many people use video cameras and make money by recording themselves or others and posting it online, others use cameras to run big production companies. Video production is a fast moving career that’s growing quickly all over the world.
In this article, we will explore the latest and greatest cameras on the market perfect for professional to armature.
GoPro Hero4 Session
The GoPro Hero4 Session is the perfect camera for professionals looking for action shots. The GoPro Hero4 Session is extremely small, compact and is accessed anywhere and at any time. This camera is easy to use and it has the ability to be attached to many things, including a person. The GoPro Hero4 Session retails for $299.99. The GoPro Hero4 Session is the perfect camera for a professional who needs a shot of someone hiking, running, or surfing.
Canon XA30 Professional Camcorder
This Canon camera is ideal for professionals who need the power of a great camera, in a small package. The Canon XA30 has a 20X Optical Zoom, that is high definition. It also contains an HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor. With this sensor, professionals can shoot in low light with ease. The Canon XA30 shoots in 24p, giving every shot film quality.
The Nikon D5600 is a DSLR camera that many professionals use. Professionals in the video and photography industry use the Nikon D5600 to create video and to take great photography. The camera features 24.2 megapixels. It features full HD video recording and it has built-in WIFI. The built-in WIFI is perfect for individuals who like to share their work on social media.
Panasonic HC-WXF991K 4K Ultra HD
The Panasonic HC-WXF991K 4K Ultra HD is an affordable high-end camera that features ultra HD. Ultra HD is also known as 4K, which is the new recording format. The 4K recording format is great, crystal clear quality. This feature is ideal for professionals that are looking for great quality footage.
Canon EOS M6
The Canon EOS M6 is a mirrorless camera. Mirrorless cameras are new and becoming very popular because they are lighter and easier to use. The Canon EOS M6 has a 24.2 megapixel sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus. This camera is great for professionals because it gives them DSLR quality and features, without the bulk.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Video professionals all over the world love and adore the Canon EOS 5D Mark Series. Professionals everywhere use this camera to shoot full-feature movies and other projects. The newest addition, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has 30.4 megapixels. This newest version also shoots in 4K ultra high definition. This camera is a great upgrade for all video professionals.
Canon is a beloved camera brand for most video professionals. The Canon XC10 is a hybrid camera that shoots in 4K ultra high definition. The camera features a touchscreen monitor and it has a built-in ND filter. ND filters are used for the exposure of an image or video. The Canon XC10 is perfect for professionals looking for cinema quality video.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a mirrorless camera that many consider to be on the high-end of the price spectrum. It shoots in 4K ultra high definition and it has an HDMI connection. This Olympus camera also has a headphone jack, so professionals can listen to audio as they as they are shooting. The camera shoots up to 60 frames per second.
Panasonic Lumix GH5
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a workhorse that shoots in 4K ultra high definition. It features a viewfinder and a monitor for easy viewing. This camera can connect to an HDMI cable. In addition to 4K ultra high definition shooting, the Panasonic Lumix can also shoot in full high definition, which is 1080p.
Sony Alpha A7S II
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a compact camera that is used by professionals for their video needs. It features a full-frame CMOS sensor and it has a resolution of 12.2 MP. The lens of a Sony Alpha A7S II is a Sony E Mount. The camera features low noise when using the lens and it shoots in 4K ultra high definition. Autofocus on the Sony Alpha A7S II is fast and the camera has a built-in image stabilization feature.
When choosing a professional camera for your video production operation, it’s important that you do you research. Technology is increasing at such a rapid pace that it’s easy for your equipment to become quickly outdated. In 2018, videographers will face more challenges than ever, so it’s critical you have the right camera for the job. From the crew here at Morrisey Productions, best of luck in 2018.