Once deemed too complicated for most, videography has boomed in popularity, driven by the need to connect with others via social media. This professional-quality collection covers every scenario from filming weddings to exploring shipwrecks.
DIY Documentary Cam
Canon XA55 Professional Camcorder
The XA55 is a great choice for those seeking compact professional-grade video equipment. Ready to record in both MP4 and XF-AVC formats, it maintains 4K UHD throughout the 15x zoom range. Compatible with a variety of lights and external microphones, it features a three-inch LCD touch panel monitor and an electronic viewfinder.
Don’t Just Film, Livestream
The X1500 is a very impressive, capable, and compact 4K package. The 25 millimeter wide-angle Leica lens smoothly zooms out to 24x while the optical stabilization ensures a clear image while filming or livestreaming via Wi-Fi.
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro
The 6K Pro shoots 6k video at 50 frames per second and is compatible with lenses from most other cameras. Intuitive controls, a tilting five-inch back screen, and superior low-light performance make it a hand-held videography studio.
DJI Mavic 3
Until you get a jetpack, the Mavic 3 is the top choice for aerial videography. Featuring object avoidance capability, it has a Hasselblad main lens, plus a 28x zoom lens to capture distant subjects.
GoPro’s new Hero10 uses integral stabilization to crisply capture even the most extreme action at up to 5.3K. Waterproof to 33 feet right out of the box, it redefines ultra-portable videography.