The Best Afforadable Cameras for Filmmakers

Getting great cinematic footage isn't something that needs to bust the bank. Thanks to the digital filmmaking revolution, there are a lot of great cameras on the market, offering high end features that aren't going to leave deep burning holes in your bank account. As a beginner it can be a little overwhelming looking at all your options, so here are a couple of cameras that I recommended you check out!

Panasonic Lumix G7 - $497

The Lumix G7 is small, lightweight and gives you great 4k video for an incredibly low price. The micro four thirds sensor means there are a lot of fantastic and cheap lenses on the market that are compatible with this camera meaning buying a decent set of lenses isn't going to break the bank either. The Lumix G7 is rammed with features that exceed a lot of other cameras at this price point. For less than $500 with 14-42mm lens, the Lumix G7 is without a doubt, one of the best cameras on the market for beginner filmmakers.


Sony A6000 - $548

Whilst the A6000 only shoots at 1080p it's 120 fps and S-Log shooting are the real stand out features. It has great features, looks awesome and is at an easy entry-level price point. It checks just about every box for the masses.

If you’re looking for your first camera, on a tight budget and want to log shooting and high frame rates, then the a6000 is for you. If you’re looking for a second camera to act as your B camera that has lots of options and shoots beautiful video, then the it’s for you too.


Canon M50 - $649

The M40 is Canon's answer to the affordable mirrorless camera market. The Canon M50 is a powerful and affordable little entry-level camera for people who want an interchangeable lens camera without having to schlepp around a huge amount of kit. The video function is incredibly good mainly because of the fantastic Dual Pixel Autofocus, and crisp 4k resolution. Canon is known for it's brilliant colour science and it's really showcased here. For $599 with a 15-45mm lens, this camera is an absolute steal for the money, and great piece of kit of any filmmaker.