Cameras and Lenses

Panasonic HC-V770 Camcorder

Panasonic HC-V770 Camcorder

Level 1

This camcorder is easy to use and good for general purpose video. It is suitable for recording class presentations, video interviews, promos and skits, foreign-language projects, and many other situations in which automatic shooting is preferred. It offers some manual control over focus and exposure and is capable of shallow depth of field at maximum zoom range. It also includes a cold shoe for easy mounting of an external shotgun microphone. SIMS QuickStart Guide

Canon T7i or T8i DSLR Camera

Canon T7i DSLR Camera

Level 1

This DSLR camera offers intermediate users superb manual control for shooting both photos and videos. It also has automatic features that make it an accessible tool for entry-level still photographers. It has an APS-C size sensor. SIMS QuickStart Guide

Lens options: 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6; 17-50mm f/2.8; 28-75mm f/2.8; 50mm f/1.8; 70-200mm f/2.8.

Sony a6100

Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera

Level 2

This mirrorless camera also offers beginning and intermediate users superb manual control for shooting photos and is an even better tool for videos than our DSLRs, as it offers features like focus peaking and zebra bars to help evaluate exposure. It also has an APS-C size sensor.; SIMS QuickStart Guide

Lens options: 18-105mm f/4; 50mm f/1.8; 70-200mm f/2.8; Zeiss prime lenses.

Panasonic AG-UX90

Panasonic AG-UX90

Level 2

This high-end camcorder shoots in both HD and 4K resolutions using a one-inch sensor that performs well in all settings, including low-light. It has a fixed lens that makes it a great choice for event videographers or documentarians. It also has XLR inputs for professional sound connections and a built-in ND filter for controlling sunlight. SIMS QuickStart Guide
GoPro

GoPro ActionCam

Level 2

This compact ActionCam can be mounted on bicycles, helmets, or strapped to your chest. SIMS QuickStart Guide

Sony FS5 Camcorder

Sony FS5 Camcorder

Level 3

This camcorder shoots both HD and 4K video with a Super 35mm sensor that performs very well in low light. It has a traditional video camera body that offers XLR inputs for capturing broadcast-quality audio in camera, making it a suitable choice for event videography. It also has a built-in ND filter for additional exposure control when shooting in bright light.

Lens options: 18-105mm f/4; 50mm f/1.8; Zeiss prime kit.

Sony a7iii Mirrorless Camera

Sony a7iii Mirrorless Camera

Level 3

This camera offers much of the same imaging technology as our Sony FS5 camcorder. It has a full-frame sensor that can also be used in Super 35mm mode, depending upon the angle of view desired. A versatile choice for shooting both still images and video that offers superior low-light performance.  SIMS QuickStart Guide

Lens options: 24-105mm f/4; 50mm f/1.8mm; Zeiss prime lenses.

Camera lenses

Zeiss Prime Lenses

Level 3

Our Zeiss lenses have superior resolving power and are manual focus, making them an excellent choice for cinematography if you have enough hands to change lenses and camera setups during your shoot. Each kit includes a 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm prime lens. These lenses will attach to any of our Sony cameras. Additionally, we have two specialty Zeiss prime lenses: a 15mm lens for ultrawide effects, and a 100mm macro lens for both distant and close-up cinematography.