Today’s music industry is demanding high-quality video content. In fact, to get many YouTube subscribers and likes, you require a camera with interchangeable lenses, a larger sensor, fast Auto-focus speed, and better depth of field/focus. I’ve reviewed the Best Camera for Music Videos. Also, check the photography drones.
Summary: For filming music videos that are great with any video editing software, I recommend either the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR or the Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera as your Best Camera for Music Videos.
Reviews: 7 Best Camera for Music Videos in 2019
1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full-Frame DSLR – Our Top Pick
First up, on the best camera for music videos, is this Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – a powerful full-frame digital camera with an LCD screen having very high resolution. Many creative videographers say that it’s versatile and will help shoot highly refined images. It allows digital-to-analog conversion (on-chip) to enhance sound recording.
Other features I love are the Dual Pixel RAW with phase-detection points (fine-tuning shots maximum sharpness) and 30.4 MP. This 4K DSLR camera is a greatly priced and 60 grams lighter compared to its predecessor.
It has mic and headphone jacks, which allows better audio control. You can also record in 1080/50,60p – a great feature for slow-motion and broadcasting. I love that the camera has a superior (AF) Autofocus system and can film 4K videos (DCI 4K – 4096×2160 ) internally even in harshly lighted places.
It has both the DIGIC 6+ & the DIGIC 6 processors (that allow continuous shooting – about 7.0 fps) – where the later doing metering and the later does all other tasks such as the AF system (61-point) – for greater focus accuracy. With the AF system’s sensitive being downed to -3EV (and being -4EV for Live View), you’ll have no problem getting focus with poor light.
Despite that this camera is mainly designed for photography, I believe that it produces amazing music videos – in addition to being great for wildlife, sports, landscapes photography or filming. It has innovative sensor technology that’s also used in 80D and has ISO100-32000 native sensitivity.
This Nikon D500 DSLR will do a great job in recording your high-quality music videos. With the ISO51200 (that’s even expandable to ISO1640000), the camera has top light sensitivity in addition to having a DX-format lens (20.9MP).
Its body has a rugged build that comes with some tactile button feel – it has dedicated buttons for metering mode, image quality, and ISO. It’s highly portable and light – with the included vertical grip. Further, it allows you to use both XQD and SDXC SD cards – thus allows you both the versatility of the SD and speed of the XQD. Further, with the 10FPS FPS, you’ll easily record a larger number of frames per second.
Eye-level viewfinder (the pentaprism) allowing 100% horizontal coverage and 100% vertical coverage – thus you’ll see what you’ve captured in the files. However, this camera lacks a Built-In Flash – that luckily provides for a low-profile hump. It has 153 Autofocus points’ works great in filming or photographing music videos.
Its touch LCD Screen can tilt, which simplifies viewing of mages – as you can simply pinch & stretch for fast zooming. It has a 10-pin port and a PC-sync socket for connecting your various devices. With its 10 FPS, you can take 200 frames of continuous shooting – which allows one to capture the small & fleeting moments in music video shots.
The camera showed top flexibility even for high ISO in cases that it would suffer on the RAW files’ elasticity. Its 20.9 MP DX sensor (for top detail) will give you a high resolution and maintaining a high pixel density to produce lower amount of noise. Finally, down below is a camera captured on this amazing Nikon D500 DSLR.
The Sony Alpha a6000 comes with a NEX shape and has a Bionz-X processor that will give you better processing power. The Bionz X processor and its 99 phase-detect points allow one to shoot 11 fps continuously while tracking the musicians and band members.
You can shoot in hi-speed burst mode (11fps), after a quick start up with the 0.06 seconds autofocus. In addition, the camera in its small in size has an OLED electronic viewfinder, in addition to an LCD screen that can tilt.
This mirrorless camera has an interchangeable lens. Further, its faster processor will give you a higher number of images for its battery size. It also has a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot which allows you to transfer to other portable devices.
You can expand the camera’s ISO 100-25600 to IS51200 will give you superior light sensitivity in addition to the higher resolution. Sony A6000 will record HD Video – 1080p (60 frames/ sec). Now, check the Sony A6000 video and photo shoot below.
4. Lumix Digital Camera (DMC-LX5)
Next up is the Lumix Camera DMC-LX5 that comes with a superior optical zoom range and a better multi-aspect sensor.
I love this camera for filming in low-light environments and its aspect sensor allows great panoramic.
With the 10.1 megapixels lens, you can shoot your music videos in almost any light condition all year round. On ergonomics, this one scores very highly and I advise you take it if that’s what you’re shopping for. This Panasonic allows the high-quality 720p video shooting.
Fujifilm X-T2 can shoot top quality 4K videos, excellent JPEGs and Raw images with its better autofocus. It comes with the 24.3MP CMOS sensor in addition to other great features that’ll give you quality music videos while doing away with false colors.
View On AmazonIt has an ergonomic build (with its 63-point weather-sealing) and can withstand different harsh weather climatic conditions. The OLED system and 11 FPS allows quick viewfinder action in addition to excellent magnifying, while its LCD screen can also tilt for great ergonomic operation.
Fujifilm X-T2 is a compact music video camera whose speed has been increased through the X-Processor Pro that includes both the predictive AF and phase-detection autofocus (AF).