Best Film Cameras for Beginners Pt. 1
by Eguaogie Eghosa Jul 19, 2021 Views (232)
For most people looking in from the outside into the film and video production world, they would expect that just any camera would do, to begin with. It would be thought that one could simply order just about any camera from the store and get right on with shooting a video or film.

Well, it may be that for the very experienced videographer or filmmaker, they could produce good videos and shoot very good films with any camera that is at their disposal. However, the story isn’t really the same for beginners who are just getting into the film and video production industry.

This article, therefore, takes a look at seven of the best camera options for beginners. We begin with the first 3 of the cameras in this first part. 

We begin with the Canon EOS Rebel 2000. The Canon EOS R is a 35mm film that makes one of the best film cameras for beginners. The camera comes with an autofocus feature but also has full manual controls if you wish to take charge of how you want the camera to see things. This feature lets you learn both ways should you want to, which is also good for those who have basic film camera knowledge, but that want to advance it.

The Canon is considered one of the best 35mm film cameras for beginners with its built-in 35-zone exposure system that enables you to shoot with less correction of your shot to be made. As an additional advantage, it comes with 11 shooting modes, 7 levels of autofocus, and high-speed sync modes for faster uploading. 

The Canon EOS Rebel is fully automatic, with built-in and retractable flash, super quiet running. In addition, it has high-speed sync, FE Lock, EX-series Speedlites, and advanced flash metering. However, the Canon Rebel is not the best performance in low lighting situations, nevertheless, that shortcoming shouldn’t be the camera’s fault, as it is your first task in filmography to make sure the lighting is good.

This multifunctional camcorder is more like the handheld film cameras some of us will have grown up using or seeing on TV. Its easy controls which are similar in ease to those of a TV remote control make it one of the best point-and-shoot film cameras for beginners. It comes with a fold-out screen that can be rotated towards whatever you are filming or yourself like a selfie!

It’s excellent for vlogging as it allows you to watch yourself while recording. It also has a built-in webcam function, which means you can upload and live stream on YouTube at the same time. In addition to all the aforementioned, you can also use this as a PC camera by connecting it to your laptop, letting you experience USB 2.0 connection speeds. 

If you are a vlogger, this Camcorder is one of the best starter film cameras you can use to transition from your phone as it is small and portable but with plenty of smart, web-specific features which makes it ideal for aspiring TikTok and YouTube stars.

The camera is also portable, very light, supports up to 32GB storage capacity and comes with two batteries that can last up to 90 minutes each. And it also possesses the ability to record while charging.

However, the camera doesn’t have the option for an external microphone, nor does it come with a tripod.

Another Canon camera makes the list of the best beginner cameras for filming. The Canon AE, like the Canon product in the #1 position is one of the best 35mm film cameras for beginners in the market. It is a Single Lens Reflex camera fitted with auto-exposure monitoring and focal plane shuttering for precision filming. 

Another great advantage of this Canon camera is that all lenses are compatible with any other camera in the Canon FD series. It also comes with a Canon Breech Lock mount allowing for compatibility with Canon FL and R lenses. The Canon AE camera uses a pentaprism fixed viewer that gives more than 90% accuracy which permits reflection of what the picture captures, which is quite high for any camera.

As a bonus feature, the camera has a top-class stopped-down meter needle and aperture scale for the viewing info. Add to these already great features the knowledge that you won’t need a replacement. Perhaps ever.
But it is pricier than the others in our guide.

We will take a look at the other three great beginner’s cameras in part 2 of this topic. Check it out!

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