Buying Your First Camera

Written by ForteFilm

Buying Your First camera

With the amount of cameras in the market today, picking a camera of choice may no longer be as easy as it might sound (it’s not picking a girlfriend, like just pick one and go along with it)- If Cameras were actual girls, Lets call Nicki minaj- ARRI camera. Beyonce- Red camera, Tiwa Savage- Canon 5d Mark 2, (infact lets make it mark 4), Victoria Kimani- Black Magic cinema camera. Believe me, most film makers, want The body of Nicki minaj with the Lookof Beyonce and Tiwa’s Brain and What ever Black magic has to offer.

Anyways, Thanks to our guys at Fourth Film Vlog, Victor O’Frank has  released a guide on picking your very first camera or maybe your 10th and it’s all in his first Episode of the The Fourth Vlog. We also took some time to break down different cameras for different film makers



  • Canon C300
  • Canon 5d Mark 2
  • Canon 7d Mark 2
  • Sony RX IV

Making Movies

  • Sony a7s
  • sony a7r II
  • black magic cinema camera
  • Arii alexa
  • Red Dragon
  • Kinemax 6K
  • Panasonic GH4 or The new GH5

Music Videos & Commercials

  • Red Scarlet
  • Red Epic
  • Red Weapon
  • Black Magic Ursa

While all of these cameras can be interchanged and there are no rules to what you use for what, How much money you have will go a long distance in your decision. But starting out Victor O’frank recommends  Sony a6300- camera goes at the price of $998 (less than N400,000). Do let us know about your favorite camera in the section below.


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Forte Film was born out of the passion to bring the necessary change to African film making. We Blog about gears, films, filmmakers & keep the African Film maker updated.

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