Buying my first video camera, not sure what to get?
Travel Documentary, Shooting Solo
March 19, 2014 - In about a month in a half I will traveling cross country, and filming the journey to try to make a documentary. My budget is about $1500, but would like to stay closer to $1000. Any recommendations?
Answer | Desktop Documentaries
Hi Lukas, Congratulations on stepping out on what sounds like a great adventure.
For your purposes, I'm thinking a DSLR, such as the Canon T3i, with a Rode mic. And you should definitely consider a GoPro.
For inspiration and other ideas, try these links:
Shooting Solo: A Low-Budget Filmmaker's Equipment List
Video Production Equipment Documentary Filmmaking Gear List (make sure to scroll to bottom to view various gear lists of filmmakers)
Sony HXR-NX30U vs Canon XA20 | Why I Chose The Sony
Filming Sports | Gear List
How To Choose A Camcorder
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