9 Quality Video Cameras That Won’t Break the Bank

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If you have been considering diving into video, you should. According to Lemonlight, 84% of marketers say that video has helped generate leads and 78% say it has helped increase sales.  

And it makes sense. People spend over 6 hours per week watching video content, and video is the #1 source of information for 66% of people. 

But if you are starting from scratch, how do you choose a good camera to start shooting videos without spending a ton of money? In this blog,  we list some great cameras for under $1,000 that will help you take great footage and make great videos! 

$100-$549 Range:

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Cost: $223 on Amazon 

Even though it’s the cheapest option on the list, don’t be fooled! The Canon EOS Rebel is a quality DSLR camera with full HD 1080p resolution, 18 megapixels image sensor, a large LCD touchscreen, and a great battery life. 


Sony Alpha a5000

Cost: $300 on Amazon

Sony Alpha a5000 is an affordable option for shooting excellent quality videos. It has built in Wi-Fi which is handy for downloading videos onto your computer.


Nikon D3500

Cost: $549 on Amazon

The Nikon D3500 is easy to use DSLR video camera for 1080p full HD videos that are 15x larger than those of a typical smartphone. It’s compact and light, with an autofocus feature that makes it easy for newbies. Nikon also has an app that makes it easy to share photos, and Bluetooth is built in.



$549-$699 Range:

Sony Alpha a6000

Cost: $609 on Amazon

If you want to go a step up from the a5000, the a6000 gives you great manual control over exposure settings while also working well in auto mode. Bonus, this set on Amazon includes a tri-pod and other equipment you need to shoot great videos.


Canon Rebel T7i

Cost: $699 on Amazon

This 24.2 megapixel DSLR camera has high speed continuous shooting at 60 FPS (frames per second). It also includes built-in WiFi and Bluetooth for easy sharing.


Panasonic LUMIX G7

Cost: $699 on Amazon

The Panasonic LUMIX G7 is excellent and offers all the functions of cameras that cost double this. 16 pegapixel and 4k video capture and full exposure control and USB/HDMI connectivity.


$700-$1,000 Range:

Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera

Cost: $748 on Amazon

This model has full width 4k video recording and autofocusing features that are great for beginner videographers. It has a 32.5 Megapixel sensor, a high-resolution LCD tilting monitor, and 4K video recording. It also has built in face tracking, eye detection, and autofocus features for excellent videos.


Nikon D7500 DX-Format

Cost: $769 on Amazon

This camera is a top-notch product that shoot 4k ultra HD and 1080p full HD video. It is equipped with fast image processing, a large memory buffer, and a 180K-pixel RGB sensor with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth technology for sharing.


Fujifilm X-S10

Cost: $999 on Amazon

The Fujifilm X-S10 is compact and lightweight camera with excellent movie-making abilities. It records in cinema-quality DCI 4K/30p and super-slow motion Full HD/240p. It has a unique built-in image stabilization (IBIS) system that provides provides users with a level of stability you won’t find in cheaper options.



I hope this list of cameras help you in your search for affordable but high quality video cameras! For more information on video production, Digital Joy has a range of services to take your videos to the next level.  

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