Top 12 best cameras

It is important that you have a camera that you are comfortable with and can use well. There are some very good cameras out there today for wedding videographers to choose from. The most popular cameras seem to be offered by Canon and Sony. Full-frame DSLR’s with video facility has been the preferred choice for wedding videographers during the past ten years for the cinematic look that they offer.

Buying the best wedding camera isn’t going to be cheap; however, if you’re looking to invest in a serious hobby or even career being a wedding photographer and videographer, you’ve come to the right place since we chose about 10 of our favourite cameras of all time suitable for wedding venues of all types.

The word digital camera can be very broad, so today in our case we’re going to recommend only a chosen few when it comes to the calibre of the camera. Typically there’s a “median” or “average” for what the standard of “quality” in a camera should be. However, with weddings, in particular, we say go big or go home, considering you’re capturing probably one of the biggest moments of somebody’s life (and of course, more than one person — this also includes their partner as well as each individual’s families that will need to refer back to these ‘photos’ as essentially the biggest events of a generation). With that being said — no pressure!

We only recommend going with a DSLR or mirrorless camera for weddings. Even more specifically, a full-frame camera is key here. This means that their sensor size (the component inside the camera that is responsible for capturing light and converting the data for the development of your photograph or video) is bigger than other “standard” cameras — in particular, equivalent to 35mm film (exactly 36 by 24mm). This is the largest sensor you can buy until you move up to the beastly medium format cameras (which is recommended as well if you’re able to afford it, but even most amateur wedding photographers can get away without going that big). The reason a bigger sensor is crucial for weddings is to ensure one thing — quality.

Don’t forget your extra gear — often those starting out in the camera technical realm, we forget that most “advanced” cameras not only require money to invest and time to learn but other gear as well, such as lenses, tripods (most wedding photographers just carry by hand with a strap), photo editing software, flashes, external microphones (if you’re doing videos, too), and more.

·       Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
It shoots in 4k, but down-converts to 1080p. You can hold on to all our lenses and have better control of the image and audio with this camera.

·       Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Here we have Canons newly designed 22.3-megapixel full-frame camera that is offered with amazing image quality and high-resolution to capture all of those perfect moments in a ceremony. It’s equipped to take more photos per second than your average high-tech camera to provide a superior selection of images and shooting performance. In essence, you can never have too many, and if you do, you can always sift through them post-production. Advanced sharpness features as well as great technological advancements that include an intelligent Viewfinder, High Dynamic Range, and Multiple Exposure mode make this a perfect multimedia tool.

·       Canon EOS 6D
Yet another Canon wedding camera here if you weren’t feeling the previous picks, and this one here is another one of our favourite “budget-friendly” picks if you weren’t interested in spending more than a grand or so on yours. Equipped with all of the necessary features than enable crystal clear image quality, the EOS 6D is the ideal camera for photographers looking for a portable, versatile and capable camera. Like most professional cameras in here, the EOS 6D contains 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor for some excellent high-resolution image quality.

·       Canon 80d
The Canon 80d is a great option if you are looking for a camera to cover a wedding. Canon, as it is, is a prominent and respected name in the world of cameras and the Canon 80d does not disappoint. It is excellent at capturing even fast action and movement and has a responsive, 45-point cross-type AF system.

·       Fujifilm XPro-2
A new and improved version of its prior and a quite popular camera, the XPro-2 has great quality, affordability, and a few extra features we love such as an advanced hybrid multi viewfinder that will leave those wedding moments etched in stone. This is a high-quality camera that is offered at a reasonable price for the usage today and typically hits right at the thousand-dollar mark to claim its title as best “budget-friendly” wedding camera.

·       Nikon D5
Now here is a behemoth. If you’re going to high-end and expensive weddings and you want to make sure you’re up there with the best of the best (literally), the D5 is insane. Built to capture your perfect memory, this camera comes with high-tech advancements which makes it one of the best cameras for weddings or really, any type of event you may be at. Equipped with an upgraded AF system that contains 153 focus points as well as 99 cross-type sensors, this is made to make sure you don’t skip a beat and always have a superior result. On top of that, for videos, you have 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) to enable further video recording options if you are looking to not only photograph your memories but record them as well. If you’re thinking about having professional quality wedding photos taken, the Nikon D5’s FX-format DSLR offers an innovative approach and a higher-level performance.

·       Nikon D500
Up next we’ll take a look at yet another one of the best cameras for weddings made by the famous Nikon. Designed for condensed power, this is a fully equipped camera that is designed with impeccable ruggedness and versatility. This is a durable camera that can withstand a lot of bumps and bruises, which makes it a perfect travelling companion. Let’s talk some specs: a 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 5 image processor, 3.2″ touchscreen LCD, and a whopping 4K video recording (only up to 30 fps). The specs continue to read solid with an ISO up to 51200, but it can also extend to 1640000 if needed.

·       Nikon D750
Here’s another high-quality Nikon camera for wedding photography, and this high-resolution camera has all that is required to deliver your images in an ideal fashion. 24.3 megapixels, as well as 6.5 FPS continuous shooting, makes this camera as advanced as they come and will surely give you the freedom to capture your images regardless of the setting. Features inspired by the D45 and D810 enable the 750 to provide you with all the capabilities that just about every Nikon camera offers with a unique touch. Equipped with cinematic video capabilities as well as built-in Wi-Fi connectivity makes this a camera that is easily shareable with friends and family.

·       Nikon D810
Simply put, the Nikon D810 is by far one of our favourite picks as the best camera for weddings. Equipped to deliver high-resolution as well as impeccable detail, this is a revolutionary camera that is perfect for capturing those important moments people don’t want to miss. This is a professional full-frame DSLR camera that comes with 36.3 million megapixels with no optical low-pass filter (typically included in some cameras to prevent aliasing; however, this results in softening and blurring images slightly, which ultimately sacrifices the detail). Although this comes as a pricier camera, there are zero sacrifices with this one if you wanted to grab a beast that will be suitable for every single wedding venue you’ll come across, not to mention act as an investment for years to come. You can also film in 1080p at 60fps (uncompressed to an external device or compressed to an SD card), attain high-quality audio control in the camera (we always recommend external mics; however in case of weddings we don’t usually like audio and put music in post-production anyway).

·       Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is another highly advanced camera for weddings with a system that consists of new and improved technology and features that enable the user to enjoy an incredible photographic result. Up to 18 frames per second of sequential shooting make this camera perfect for multiple shots to fully capture your perfect moments and all of this comes with very high-resolution, especially in low light which is far superior to your standard DSLR cameras (those will work, too; however, if you’re concerned or foresee yourself in darker venues in the future, this will be better).

·       Panasonic GH5
The Panasonic GH5 from the Lumix series is a powerful camera that is perfect for shooting weddings. The camera is splash, dust and freezeproof so no matter where the wedding is — a distant beach ceremony or at a traditional church, the camera can withstand it all. The magnesium alloy body is resilient and will support you through a range of weather conditions.

Wedding videography is a fast-growing industry. If you are a wedding videographer, you also have a lot of responsibilities as you are capturing the special moments on somebody’s important day. Therefore, investing in the right camera is of utmost importance. The cameras listed above have many unique features. It is up to you what camera you will choose. We wish you to make a successful choice and productive shooting!

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