The 8 Contenders

Before diving in, it’s important to note a couple of things. First, this is not a comprehensive roundup. We focus on eight of the most popular cameras we’ve seen mentioned time and again by students in our online filmmaking program, and every one of them is capable of producing memorable images:

  • Arri Alexa XT | ~$1500.00 Daily Rental
  • RED Epic Dragon | $24000.00 at RED
  • Sony FS700R | $3999.00 at B&H
  • Canon C100 Mark II | $3999.00 at B&H
  • Blackmagic Production Camera 4K | $2995.00 at B&H
  • Canon 5D Mark III | $2599.00 at B&H
  • Sony a7S | $2198.00 at B&H
  • Panasonic Lumix GH4 | $1297.99 at B&H