Below is our list of the best selling digital video cameras purchased by our readers!
Are you looking to buy a new digital video camera? Or maybe you are looking for the perfect gift for that special filmmaker in your life?
We have been compiling a list of best selling digital video cameras that our readers have been buying from Amazon for the last 2 years or so. These cameras range from a small GoPro all the way to Digital Cinema cameras, like the Canon C Series or Black Magic Cameras.
Please keep in mind that these are low to mid level digital video cameras.
These are the cameras that are being purchased and used by members of the community!
This list DOES NOT feature Professional Filmmaking cameras, such as the Arri Alexa or Red.
Top 12 Best Selling Digital Video Cameras
These cameras are not in any particular order.
Here we go…
GoPro Hero3 Black Edition
GoPros have become one of the most popular and best selling digital video cameras of all time. Even Hollywood films such as 2014’s Oscar nominated Captain Philips have started incorporating these powerful little monsters in their camera packages.
GoPro Hero4 Black Edition
This 4k version of the GoPro is considered “The most advanced GoPro ever”. Shooting video at 4K 30fps, 2.7K 60fps, 1440p 80fps, 1080p 120fps, 960p 120fps, 720p 240fps (super slow motion capture)
- Check out the GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action Camera on Amazon
- Check out GoPro Hero4 Black 4k bundles on Amazon
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Although we don’t have very much personal experience with this camera, it seems to be quite popular with some of our readers. Recording to SD this camera can capture ProRes 422 (HQ). Recording to SDXC Cards this little beast can capture lossless compressed CinemaDNG files.
- Check out Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera on Amazon
- Check out some Blackmagic Pocket Camera Bundles on Amazon
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
This camera can be loosely described as the bigger brother of the pocket camera. Featuring a 2.5k sensor this camera captures 13 Stops of Dynamic Range into 12-bit DNG files. Coming in around $2,000 this is a great option for small video businesses and indie films or web series.
Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K with EF Mount
This camera offers so much value and quality at such a low price, it’s an obvious top contender for our list of best selling digital video cameras. Featuring a super 35 sensor, this is like the papa bear to the above two Blackmagic cameras. This inexpensive camera captures 4k on a removable SSD!
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4k Super 35 EF Mount
Blackmagic URSA 4k Super 35 EF Mount
There was so much hype around this camera that is doesn’t surprise me for a second that it landed on our list of best selling digital video cameras. Featuring a Super-35mm 4k Sensor and 12 stops of dynamic range, the Blackmagic URSA 4K is another camera that has gotten very popular in the last few months.
Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera
Shooting 1080p (H.264/MPEG-4/MOV) at 30, 25 & 24fps as well as 720p at 60 & 50fps, this is a great option if you are looking to take the DSLR route over the a dedicated digital video camera. This camera also features a flip out screen
Pro Tip: If you are serious about filmmaking and photography with one of these, don’t bother with a standard kit. Kit lenses aren’t very good, save your money and invest in quality zooms and primes. Some kits do come with L series lenses. Do your research!
Sony Alpha A7S Mirrorless Camera
Several of our readers have purchased both them cameras, so we’re decided to include both in this list of best selling digital video cameras.
A7S MII Mirrorless Digital Camera
One of the major differences between the two cameras is that the A7S M2 shoots 4k video! Check out this detailed comparison on Cinema5d
Panasonic LUMIX GH4
One of my favourites in this list of best selling digital video cameras, I’ve been following this series of cameras for years! I was even the gaffer on a feature length that was shot on a GH2 back in 2011
Canon C100 MarkII
I purchased a Canon C100 MI just over 2 years ago when Canon was offering 0% financing. For the type of work I was doing at the time it was the perfect camera for me. I’m glad to see that Canon made some much needed upgrades to the C100.
How Was This List Compiled?
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That was our best-selling digital video cameras list! Thanks for reading.