Top 10 Best Rated Cameras for Filmmaking 2020

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The world of film-making is not utterly expensive, and if you can spare between $890 and $9,000, you could get a good film-making camera. However, when trying to buy a film-making camera you have to be very careful, as you would almost certainly buy a terrible product if you do not know what to look out for.

This article discusses cheap products as well as expensive ones, so most people should find themselves a suitable camera.

Best Camera for Filmmaking 2020

1. Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm is a pretty popular brand in the film-making industry, and this company has produced a lot of impressive film-making products. The Fujifilm X-T3 is one of the cameras from this company, and the product is a true example of an excellent film-making camera.

The device has a resolution of 26.3 megapixels, and as you would expect, it has the ability to make 4K videos. The Fujifilm X-T3 works perfectly with SD cards, and it features two SD card slots.

  • Two SD card slots
  • 4K video support
  • 26.3 megapixels

Price: $1,299.00

Pros

  • F-Log and HLG modes
  • Up to 60 fps

Cons

  • No in-body stabilization
  • Expensive

2. Panasonic Lumix S1

The Panasonic Lumix S1 is the second most expensive of all products we have in this article. The film-making camera has support for 4K videos, as expected. Furthermore, it comes with a resolution of 24.2 megapixels, and this device could make videos having as much as 60 frames per seconds.

We also love the Panasonic Lumix S1 for featuring in-body stabilization, a feature missing in the Fujifilm X-T3. If you do not mind spending $2,500 on a great product, then this device is probably what you should buy.

  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 4K video support
  • One SD card slot

Price: $2,497.99

Pros

  • In-body stabilization
  • Up to 60 fps

Cons

  • Single card slot
  • Very expensive
  • Heavy

3. Nikon Z6

The Nikon Z6 is a pretty popular camera in the photography industry, and just in case you are not aware, this product is also used by a lot of film-makers. Ever since the camera appeared in the market, it has been one of the best film-making cameras.

Owning this product would cost you about $1,800, but we are pretty sure you would love the device. As regards the resolution of this camera, the Nikon Z6 has a resolution of 24.5 megapixels.

  • 24.5 megapixels
  • Up to 30 fps

Price: $1,796.95

Pros

  • Excellent high-ISO quality
  • In-body stabilization
  • Full-frame camera

Cons

  • Single card slot

4. Sony A7 III

A Sony product is something you should expect in an article like this, and the Sony A7 III is one of the two Sony cameras we would discuss in this article. The camera is also a product on the expensive side, selling for about $1,825.

The device has a resolution of 24.2 megapixels, making the product capable of taking 4K videos. However, we feel the manufacturer could have done a better job, by making this camera support up to 60 frames per second. The Sony A7 III is rated at 30 fps.

  • 4K video support
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • Two card slots

Price: $1,823.24

Pros

  • Good high-ISO performance
  • In-body stabilization

Cons

  • Expensive

5. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II which is one of the best-rated cameras in the industry sells for about $1,500. In other words, someone who is willing to make some serious investment should consider this camera. This camera supports the making of 24 fps 4K videos, 25 fps 4K videos, and 30 fps 4K videos. We also love how responsive the camera is.

  • 4K video support
  • Two card slots
  • Up to 30 fps

Price: $1,499.00

Pros

  • In-body stabilization
  • Very responsive

Cons

  • Smaller sensor
  • Expensive

6. Sony A6400

As most people would not necessarily need high-end film-making cameras, we considered the Sony A6400 worthwhile of being a part of this article. This camera has a resolution of 24.2 megapixels, and taking 30 fps 4K video, is very possible with the device. As regards the storage slot of this camera, the Sony A6400 features one SD slot.

  • 24.2 megapixels
  • One card slot
  • Up to 30 fps

Price: $898.00

Pros

  • Great AF tracking/eye AF

Cons

  • No in-body stabilization

7. Panasonic Lumix G90/G95

Although many consider the Panasonic Lumix G90/G95 an overpriced product, we, however, consider this camera a product worthy of inclusion in our article. The Panasonic Lumix G90/G95 comes with a 20.3 megapixels display, and it has support for 24 fps video, 25 fps video, and 30 fps video.

Furthermore, the product features a single card slot. It would be unfair to this product if we do not state that it has a vari-angle touchscreen.

  • 20.3 megapixels
  • One card slot
  • Up to 30 fps

Price: $1,197.99

Pros

  • Vari-angle touchscreen
  • Dual stabilization

Cons

  • Could be cheaper

8. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

For someone strictly looking for a video camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is a device we recommend. This camera has a resolution of 8.8 megapixels, but is supports the making of 4K videos, just as the name implies.

With about $1,200, a build of this media device could become yours. We also love the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for its big 5.0-inch display. This display is furthermore a tocuhscreen display.

  • 4K video support
  • 8.8 megapixels

Price: $1,200.00

Pros

  • 5-inch touchscreen
  • Up to 60 fps

Cons

  • Could be cheaper

9. Panasonic Lumix GH5S

We have seen films made with the Panasonic Lumix GH5S, and these films are far from terrible. With about $1,470, you could buy the Panasonic Lumix GH5S, and you would enjoy using this device for 4K videos. The product comes with two card slots, something we really love about the device. Most cameras in its category feature only one card slot.

  • 4K video support
  • Two card slots

Price: $1,468.91

Pros

  • Up to 60 fps

Cons

  • No in-body stabilization
  • Very expensive

10. Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Words would not be enough to describe how epic the Canon EOS C300 Mark II is. And if are willing to spend as much as $9,000 on a camera, this product is far from being a camera you could ignore. This product is among those often seen used by professionals.

  • 4K video support
  • Two card slots

Price: $8.999.75

Pros

  • Outstanding quality
  • Up to 60 fps

Cons

  • Very expensive

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