Cameras are the primary tool needed by videographers and filmmakers. The quality of a camera used may go a long way in determining the quality of the video or film production. True, there are three stages to a film or video production process with different areas of responsibilities defined within those three stages of video production.
But still, every video or film production requires a camera. It is definitely the most important equipment required. This is why we attempt to provide an informed guide to the best beginner cameras for filming in this article.
In the first part on the subject, we reviewed three of the cameras that are considered the best options for beginner filmmakers. In this second part, we review four more of such cameras in the hope that it will help aspiring filmmakers and videographers to make the best choice in cameras for filming. Read on!
4. The 4K Camcorder Vlogging Camera
The 4K Camcorder is the fourth review on our list of the best film cameras for beginners. This camcorder entry may well be the best beginner film camera because it acts like an on-set camera and comes with 48MP clarity.
In addition, the camera digitally connects to Wi-Fi, makes use of a wide-angle lens, and, wait for it; it even includes Night Vision! However, this feature doesn’t come as standard for this entire camera product. The camera also uses an IPS touch screen, an X-Y stereo pickup technology, and its sound boom system.
Let’s not forget that it has an IPS fully rotatable touch screen, digital zoom, Wi-Fi connection, pro-wide-angle lens, and countless other features. But Camera official app is not easy to use when controlling the camera.
5. The Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera
The manufacturers of the Canon Cameras must be doing something right with their products as we review the third entry of their cameras, The PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera. This camera has optical zoom up to 50x its standard range, making it one of the best 35mm cameras for beginners on our list. It also comes with full compatibility with the Canon lenses and recharging stations.
The Power shot has 16.0 megapixels, a high sensitivity sensor, full HD capacity, and it comes with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity which gives very smooth film footage, which is a huge advantage in the pro-industry and will help any learner improve.
With its 0 megapixel HD capacity and 50x optical zoom capabilities; the camera is a great asset for wildlife photography. But beyond that, it doesn’t have a lot of special features like some of its competition on the list.
6. Olympus OM-D E-M10
Olympus cameras have always come with very useful features. The Olympus OM-D E-M10, for example, has a 5-axis stabilization system that provides probably the best steady photograph feature – ideal for birdwatchers using a digiscope. It also has fast-touch autofocus, a high-speed AF imaging system, a 40-150mm lens, and 0.62 magnification 2.3 million dot OLED viewfinders.
The Olympus OM-D has fantastic image quality that makes it the best 35mm camera for beginners in addition to being solid, durable, and comes with a long-lasting casing. But its low light performance isn’t great.
7. The Holga 120N Plastic Camera
The Holga just has to make this list. It is the most affordable version of the best 35mm film camera for beginners. The camera comes with two film masks and two shutter speeds. There's also a Sunny and Shaded aperture, a hot shoe adaptor, a lens cap, and a tripod mount for added stability.
The Holga 120N is a very cheap 35mm camera for beginners, but also very durable and long-wearing. However, as may be expected of the camera of its standard, it doesn’t have a lot of extra features.
There you have it. The list of the seven best film cameras for beginners and we hope you do find it a good guide in making the right decision about the camera that is best suited to your needs.
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