Panasonic GH5 II, a mirrorless camera built for filmmaking

Panasonic’s new GH5, out at the end of March, offers more pro filmmaking features than any other mirrorless camera. With powerful in-body image stabilisation, fast autofocus, it’ll be a great choice for news shooters, documentary filmmakers and events.

BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K

Updated March 2022 |  Pros Can record in pro video formats XLR audio inputs Big, easy-to-use touchscreen Dual native ISO Cons Short battery life (around 40 minutes) No electronic viewfinder Very large file sizes No in-body stabilisation The 4K BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera looks really useful for creative filmmakers who want high quality images at … Read more

Zoom H1n, a compact audio recorder

  This post includes paid affiliate links. The Zoom H1n is a small, pocketable audio recorder which can record high quality audio with its built-in mic or an external mic. It replaces the Zoom H1.  That was popular with ultra low budget filmmakers because it was small and extremely affordable, though it had some frustrating … Read more

Panasonic’s GH5s is designed for pro video

This page includes affiliate links. Updated 20 March 2023.  | | Panasonic’s GH5s is an update to the GH5, specifically aimed at professional video shooters. It adds more video options to the GH5’s already impressive specs, with improved low light performance. It’s probably the best filmmaking camera you can buy for under . Panasonic designed the GH5s … Read more

Cut the cost of filmmaking equipment


This page includes affiliate links. You can save a lot of money on filmmaking gear by choosing what you need, not what the marketers want you to buy. So here are my tips: 1 Don’t be an early adopter New cameras are most expensive when they first go on sale. The price usually drops a lot after a … Read more