Well followers, it’s that time of year when you’re old camera gear is starting to look a bit too long in the tooth – you’re competitors are making vlogs about their fancy new 2020 cameras and they are looking forward to impressing their clients with the best dressed kit!!
We now live in a world where camera gear is obsolete within the year and we are under pressure to keep up with the pack. In the last two years I’ve seen myself go through both Panasonic and Olympus kit, each time thinking “this is the ONE!!!” but soon after, a new improved piece of ‘must have’ tech comes out and you feel a little disheartened after just investing large sums of money on what you thought would be ‘in vogue’ for at least another 5 years.
So – I’ve been looking around the net to decide on which brand to invest in next, as there’s just so many. I decided that this time I want to go “BIG BIG BIG” as opposed to my previous ‘small is best.’
I’ve tried most brands of camera except the Fujifilm range – however as this year most of my projects are more moving image oriented – I feel the Fuji range is more ergonomically suited to still image capture rather than video. Fuji cameras have that retro photography camera design and feel.
So I’ve narrowed it down to 3 brands – the Sony A7III – the Canon C70 and the Panasonic S1.
They all have their advantages. The Canon C70 has all the audio ports built in so no need to add a cage to strap on your mic. The Sony A7III (described as a computer with attached lens) has the fancy and useful flippy out screen (loved by all vloggers,) and the Panasonic has a fantastic full frame sensor with its defocus to focus system utilising the Leica SL mount lens mount.
The Canon is the most expensive of the Top 3 Video cameras however, if you’re serious about movie making and you want to come across as a Professional on set, then you want to be seen using the Canon C70 which will induce instant respect and awe from all clients and bystanders alike.
BIG is indeed BEAUTIFUL as they say and I can’t but help accept defeat on this arguement. As I write this I can only stare at pics of these magnificent big beasties while salivating, trying to decide which one to go for!!
Christmas is coming!! And perhaps there may be some bargains to have in the seasonal sales towards the end of 2020. I can’t wait!!
Only thing is, in 2021 my newly obtained prize camera will be obsolete once again…….c’est la vie – damned if you do and damned if you dont!!