How much $$ should you spend on a camera in 2020? February 28, 2020 100 By Peter Engel CategoryArticles BlogTagsa7iii best beginner dslr 2020 best budget camera best camera best camera 2020 best camera for vlogging best camera for youtube best cheap camera 2020 best vlogging camera camera camera reviews canon cinema camera Cinematographer Cinematography dji mavic eos r film maker Filmmaker gene nagata insta360 one r insta360 one x iPhone 11 Pro mavic mini mavic pro 2 potato jet potatojet Sony sony a7 iii Videographer videography which camera to buy 100 Comments Mikino33 says: February 23, 2020 at 10:30 pm Recommended camera under 500$: iPhone 11 Pro worth 1000$ Reply Keksbauer says: February 23, 2020 at 10:54 pm would have loved if it wouldn't have been so much about sensor sizes. industry standard in cinema is super35, so nobody who wants such a camera should care so much about full frame sensors, there are other thing you should put your focus on. I'd love to see some video about the BMUMP and what it does for the price. Reply SevenSlotSociety says: February 23, 2020 at 11:40 pm Love the tread lightly shirt! Jeep life! Reply Noksus says: February 24, 2020 at 12:18 am What's the point of stopping your script when you get interrupted by a vehicle or something when you're going to include it in the video anyway? Every time someone says sorry about the noise of my AC or "of course there's an airplane", I hardly even hear it and it seems like the most made up problem youtubers have. Like, I don't mean this personally to you my potato man, but most of these channels and videos don't even have that high a production value anyway so a little noise that the viewer can't even hear isn't a problem! Reply Lloyd Ambrose says: February 24, 2020 at 12:53 am forgot about RAW/10 bit. way more important than everything else on the list Reply Connoring Videos says: February 24, 2020 at 12:57 am I imagine your talking then someone steals your truck and finds these cameras Reply THE BLACK WOLF says: February 24, 2020 at 1:01 am 9:35 Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I Watching This Video A Few Days Ago But I Didn't Finish It And When He Said That The RP Was On Sale Until 23rd Of February I Looked At My Watch And It Says 2/24/2020 Noooooo The Sale Is Gone 😭 I Am Wathing This At 1Midnight I Should've Seen The Video Earlier😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Reply Moosie says: February 24, 2020 at 1:21 am Is your head a bit bigger at 16:35 or it’s me? Lol Reply NIKITA YERGALIYEV says: February 24, 2020 at 1:31 am Please make a video how to get studio vlogging setup with iPhone and lenses like moment, and how to get bokeh with that setup Reply NIKITA YERGALIYEV says: February 24, 2020 at 1:35 am I’ve tried to find video but there’s nothing, can I get with iPhone 11pro with Moment telephoto lens bokeh at home studio? Reply OneMind says: February 24, 2020 at 1:52 am r/perfectlycutscreams 10:07 Reply PrimiusLovin says: February 24, 2020 at 2:02 am Anyone that owns a 500$+ smartphone released in the last years and wants to make the next upgrade step in traditional photo and video, my advice would be to pick up a Canon 90D (or a Nikon equivalent) with the most affordable set of holy trinity lenses available… don't settle for less and no need for anything better until you realize that you regularly need either the features of a full-frame sensor and/or lenses!If you need mirrorless features for some reason, like silent shooting, I wouldn't buy anything below a Sony α7R III at this point in time… Reply robert Burks says: February 24, 2020 at 2:28 am $500…. as he holds a $1,300 phone…. hmm. Love mine, does great actually for what it does Reply Kira haruoko says: February 24, 2020 at 2:31 am im sorry mom, dad you'll have to buy me expensive cameras now Reply Shortleaf Media says: February 24, 2020 at 2:43 am you see that the lens costs way more than the body and the body is expensive in its own right that's when u let out a long sigh….. Reply Chris Thomas says: February 24, 2020 at 2:58 am Why am I watching this without even a budget Reply Allen Zhu says: February 24, 2020 at 3:24 am still STUNNED by the image quality of c500 mk2, can throw away my a7III anytime now: ( Reply P V says: February 24, 2020 at 4:06 am Great video … what would be great , if possible, to make videos using “older gear” , like hacked gh2 or Gh4 or canon t2is … just reminder on what is still possible for people to get great deals on older cams , and make video content that’s awesome too Reply Taylor Garces says: February 24, 2020 at 6:22 am He never takes a single breath, impressive my friend. Great video though, a great amount of detail, and a great person. Reply Nuno Santos says: February 24, 2020 at 7:11 am where is the micro 43 cameras, that only had the best lenses selection out there, like em1 and the gh5s Reply ChUnKyMiEnbOi says: February 24, 2020 at 8:16 am I think I have a decent camera. Watches video. Time to sell my car. Reply Rick Yang says: February 24, 2020 at 8:24 am Eos R5 or A7SIII or $0 Reply Frederik says: February 24, 2020 at 10:11 am After a lot of research this is the combo I'm most likely gonna buy:– Sony A7III ($1798)– Tamron 17-28 f/2.8 ($899)– Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 ($879)Total: $3576 Reply NoName says: February 24, 2020 at 11:05 am Hey potato…u think Which camera canon m50, 77d and sony a6000 Reply Raymond Yin says: February 24, 2020 at 11:49 am OMG, I really love your channel! Reply Jm Mendoza says: February 24, 2020 at 11:52 am I always dream to have canon m50 🙁 but i can't afford it 🙁 Reply Black Cat says: February 24, 2020 at 11:56 am When do we get a new video about the Oscar nominees and which cameras were used? Those vids were interesting Reply Gaimz says: February 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm Hey man I really want to say thank you for this video. I got into your channel by trying to expand on My business by adding in video and no other video/cinematographers really gave a full recommendation for beginning cinema. They all just make vlogs and review every camera about vlogging. Thanks again Reply Joel Fuentes says: February 24, 2020 at 1:10 pm An expensive lens on a cheaper DSLR is the way I'm going. Reply Sahil aman kappan says: February 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm Doesn't he remind u of the kid from UP Reply Connor Thompson says: February 24, 2020 at 1:37 pm Gene, do more filming on your cheapest Alexa that you bought! Reply DmitRU2007 says: February 24, 2020 at 1:45 pm Under/around 500$: Sony NEX7 with 18-55 kit + Helios 44-2(4) 58/2 + Nikon NIKKOR 35/2. Big sesor APS-C, 1080p 50/60FPS, nice lenses, realy cheap, phone sucks! Reply Charles Ludwig says: February 24, 2020 at 1:57 pm Too much info is no info. Begin with what the the novice wants and the least expensive cameras which will get the job done. Reply Vivaan Dhammy says: February 24, 2020 at 2:10 pm Why is your channel always getting unsubscribed from my list, still shows your videos on my homepage but whenever I open any btw video its never subscribed, please check gene, you might be loosing your no of subscribers. Reply james palmer says: February 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm Conclusion: RENT! Reply Guillermo Nespolo says: February 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm hey potato , ant first time i did not like u …but i give u a try ….and now i like your channel very much thanks for your work dude Reply Rhoni says: February 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm Is it just me or did anyone find the rain and wet shirt Gene HOT? 😂🔥 Heat at 12:56 Reply Joe Bush says: February 24, 2020 at 4:08 pm Awesome Gene! hanks for continuing to contribute to my never ending journey on trying to figure out what to get 🙂 Reply Tudatos Trader says: February 24, 2020 at 4:30 pm Awesome Gene! Please review the fuji x-t4 if you get the chance! Reply Forever Jones says: February 24, 2020 at 4:51 pm MY LIFE IS OVER! You didnt mention the GH5-zilla! 🤦🏾♂️🎥 Reply AM2PM says: February 24, 2020 at 5:14 pm I got that Sony A6400 and Canon M6 and miss that Canon color science. But Sony has HLG and other great things and better pre amps for the mic. Reply Nino Knežević says: February 24, 2020 at 5:32 pm Singma Art Lens 🙂 Reply Niels Arnold says: February 24, 2020 at 6:25 pm Wish i had this video when i asked my parents for a camera for christmas iditin Know that mush about cameras so i just asked for the chepist dslr i could find Know i own a canon 4000d Reply iDomeanica says: February 24, 2020 at 6:31 pm automatically turns off computer when he says.."$5,000 TO $20,000 RANGE"….wheewww chile lol Reply Banjoe, Traveler says: February 24, 2020 at 7:14 pm I'm in here seeing if I should go for the A6600 or save a few bucks and get the A6400. I already have an A7III Reply Hiski Hämäläinen says: February 24, 2020 at 7:41 pm Sony fx9: Am I a joke to you Gene 🥺 Reply IMPACT 0 says: February 24, 2020 at 8:15 pm Hey french fries: It's the shit around the camera, that makes everything so expensive !! Reply Justin Harvey says: February 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm What about the Canon c100. Also what camera would you choose for under $1000 that can be used in professional settings. Like music videos, weddings, photography. Reply Millionaire says: February 24, 2020 at 8:38 pm Please do a review on the Z Cam E2 Reply Driving Sports TV says: February 24, 2020 at 8:59 pm Surprised you didn't suggest any MFT setups. We currently Sony A7III's and BMPCC4k's on our show, but a GH5 or G9 with a native lens is probably one of the best deals going in terms of getting into video production today. You can also get a BMPCC4k with a full set of three Olympus 1.8 primes for way less than $3000 and that is an amazing kit for any aspiring DP — and that includes BRAW and a full DaVinci license. To recommend a BMPCC4k and a speed booster seems to be adding unnecessary expense. If buying a BMPCC4k new, just get native glass. There are some amazing options in the MFT format. Reply Jimmy Blanco says: February 24, 2020 at 9:04 pm Extra heavy on the canon sauce in this video, but then again what potato jet video isn’t?? Reply just a dude says: February 24, 2020 at 9:32 pm Retired novice here…had an entry level Nikon and just got a Nikon D7100 for $299. (Don't judge). Reply rodrrico says: February 24, 2020 at 9:44 pm Record limits only affect a very small number of cameras as there are software hacks to get around these restrictions on all Sony Alpha cameras. Reply FlybyFrancis says: February 24, 2020 at 10:41 pm Use what you can afford!I'm going to start using my old iPhone 6 this year. I've had to sell my camera because of car troubles. I was really bummed out at first but I think I'm going to be fine with my old phone. It'll give me a chance to really work on telling a compelling story. Reply heylou says: February 24, 2020 at 10:44 pm I got the pocket 4k and without a doubt crushes 90% of dslr's when it comes to filmmaking. BUT!!! the build up takes some money and for vlogging, it would be a disaster. Straight up only useful to filmmakers lol Reply XTI9 says: February 25, 2020 at 1:46 am I love my old Nikon D7100, and I still also run a D80. Reply Randy Nielsen says: February 25, 2020 at 5:01 am canoncanoncanoncanoncanoncanoncanoncanoncanoncanoncanon…."full frame is more professional" umm…. Fujifilm XT3 all the way bro. Reply Veng Hour Chhorn says: February 25, 2020 at 5:01 am S20 8k vs red 8k video Reply ThomasVisionFilmsTV says: February 25, 2020 at 7:54 am I think I will go with a cheaper lens so I can get a better body. Because I hate working out! Reply S M O K I E says: February 25, 2020 at 8:12 am I just bought Canon m100 brend new for 200$ lens included. Reply Chris Marten says: February 25, 2020 at 8:58 am Lol. So good. Reply Plamen Iliev says: February 25, 2020 at 9:10 am The EOS R does not have IBIS none of the canon cameras have. They will in EOS R5 and R6 wich will come july this year. Reply Lennart Ulenberg says: February 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm Could you please compare the Eos R to the Nikon z6 Reply Diego Martinez says: February 25, 2020 at 1:22 pm 24:27 “More Bettah” nice Boston accent Gene Reply max192 says: February 25, 2020 at 1:24 pm Hi ! can you review this camera ? the Sony HXR-MC2500E Reply Karl Markus Antson says: February 25, 2020 at 1:36 pm Did I just watch 26 minute video with no problem? About cameras.. guess i have a problem 😅 Reply Rockstar Cinema says: February 25, 2020 at 1:55 pm How do you have so Much energy dam the crack must be good in LA LOL JK you energy leave is off the charts Reply PROFESSIONAL Guide says: February 25, 2020 at 2:13 pm I think one should just stick to his or her budget for now before spending on high tech ones Reply Jerzy Ordon says: February 25, 2020 at 2:40 pm We have to wait for the new cameras of 2020 because there will be a lot of new ones.So much will change.Don't spend money now. Reply Christine D'Allaird says: February 25, 2020 at 3:14 pm The check list review was the bomb! Thank you! Reply Wandile Pila says: February 25, 2020 at 3:48 pm Sometimes i feel like Potato Jet has no camera limit… Reply clark arimado says: February 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm Hi Potato Jet!1. Canon EOS M502. Fujifilm XT203. Nikon D3500I can't choose which one should I get! 🙁 This will be my first time buying a mirrorless camera. Mostly, I will use it for travel and street photography! I would also like to get some good galaxy shots and low light photos. Reply Extreme Exploring by SHINIGAMI says: February 25, 2020 at 4:27 pm that scream at 10:08 xD Reply Jeffrey Hawker says: February 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm B&H had the Canon M6 with the EF-M 18-150 f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for $479, the lens itself is listed at $499, they paid me $20 to take the lens and threw in the M6 body for FREE, how crazy of a deal was that? Nice compact mirrorless to shoot YouTube videos on, yeah baby! Reply Mark Huynh says: February 25, 2020 at 5:37 pm Damm I was ready to watch the whole 24hr vlog and film myself watching it Reply bls622 says: February 25, 2020 at 5:52 pm No mention of Nikon or Fuji cameras? :/ Reply B Adventures Vlogs says: February 25, 2020 at 6:47 pm Good tutorial and examples 👍 Reply Peter Kaeselau says: February 25, 2020 at 7:20 pm Any YT filmmakers here who need some feedback on their channel? Great video as always ! Love watching your really entertaining content approach! Reply Dirt Diggler Metal Detecting says: February 25, 2020 at 9:02 pm i want the canon g10, old but basic and shoots raw. under $100 now. I use a No Pro and my phone now to film LOL. Reply Flip Flops Films says: February 25, 2020 at 9:57 pm Used cameras ? Reply Thegamershero says: February 25, 2020 at 10:16 pm If you budget is around the $500 dollar range I will recommend also the Panasonic G7 it comes with a very good kit lens and the quality is very good. I have one, 10/10 would recommend unless you really need autofocus Reply Vinay Mayekar says: February 26, 2020 at 12:42 am sony just released its a6400 vlogger starter kit here in India i would really like to hear your thoughts on it https://www.flipkart.com/sony-alpha-ilce-6400l-mirrorless-camera-vlogger-starter-kit/p/itm50a48f9d0af17?affid=arunpdgmai Reply Davin Truong says: February 26, 2020 at 3:36 am How about the handycam? Could you please make a video about them please? Reply cabrea davis says: February 26, 2020 at 5:11 am love your page man! always so informative. keep up the great work my guy. Reply TOY CHEAP says: February 26, 2020 at 7:07 am Potato jet: Yeah I recommend the SonyCanon: Cancel all the sponsorships with Gene right now! Reply Wesley Burkett says: February 26, 2020 at 8:39 am What do you think of the 80D or the 90D canon camera. I haven’t really talk about those. I am looking around for the best deals for one of those. What do you think about either of those cameras Reply Marco Miyagi says: February 26, 2020 at 10:28 am Sooo: You recommend to get a better APS-C Camera over a cheap Full-Frame? Is the more money of the A6600 really worth the changes to the A6400? Also A6600 vs Canon RP, almost the same price and its full-frame. Or would it even be better to use an "older" DSLR like the Rebel t5i and just get a decent lens? Reply Steve H says: February 26, 2020 at 3:04 pm No mention of the g7 or g85¿¿? Ok only a picture cameo… Funny good video. The more videos I watch the more confused I get. G85 a6400, canon RP Reply Stewart Media Digital says: February 26, 2020 at 3:39 pm 3:01 My dad got a point and shoot a couple of months ago, and it wasn't cheap it was like $300, thinking it was going to be better than his phone. It wasn't, his iPhone was much better. I think that was from the days when point and shoots used to be the best you could buy to take pictures of your kid's birthday or holidays! Reply Jeremiah Gibson says: February 27, 2020 at 12:03 am That made things worse. Now I have so much more to consider. Reply John Paul says: February 27, 2020 at 3:21 am This video as always helped alot.. Thank you PT!!! Reply TY TY says: February 27, 2020 at 6:10 am 23:06 pretty sure that ain’t a 24-70 bro 🤣 Reply Bene C says: February 27, 2020 at 12:42 pm great article well done enjoyed it wow got to win lotto ha ha stay safe Reply J.Michael says: February 27, 2020 at 6:51 pm what if arri alexa made a phone Reply Vin Claesberg says: February 27, 2020 at 7:24 pm I really like your videos, you always bring me a lot of motivation to make videos myself. Thanks for that! Stay as you are 🙂 Reply coldvisionmusic says: February 27, 2020 at 8:17 pm Are we just gonna keep pretending Fuji's X-T line-up doesn't exist? 😂It would fit perfectly into a video like this, especially with the new X-T4 that's been announced for release in April this year 📷🔥 Reply Mike Dancy says: February 27, 2020 at 9:33 pm I spent $600 on a iPhone 8 plus then I dropped it.. whoops. Reply Benz Pascual says: February 28, 2020 at 2:17 am Thanks for the feature Reply nacho dure says: February 28, 2020 at 3:19 am My answer: Yes!! Reply Robert King says: February 28, 2020 at 5:43 am Got to see an arri alexa mini up close at a film event. First thing I said to the arri representatives, "hey do you know potato jet?" Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.