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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Portable Camera

Source: 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Portable Camera | The Tip Jar | NewTek Tips & Tricks

This topic can be very confusing to a lot of people. If you’re just starting out in the industry and looking to purchase new equipment, you might think that when it comes to picking up a camera, you can just check out what is on sale at Best Buy, and you’ll be all set to go. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Whether you’re shooting for live production or post, there are many things that need to be considered: size and weight if you will be using it to shoot handheld or in the field, camera resolution, image sensor, audio/video outputs (this is especially relevant for live production), etc. If you’re looking for a “professional” quality camera, prices range all over the map but decent ones can be found for $1,000-$4,000, and there are many options out there. So, how do you know where to start? Here are four things to consider when picking up your new production camera.