In need of guidance before I invest into a couple of video cameras...
So I am hoping to begin filming an internet series based on the subjects of hiking and camping. I know for the more adventurous filming I will need a GoPro-type action cam, but I am definitely looking for a camera that can film from fixed positions as well as handheld filming. As it stands now I have a Sony DSLR 3200 and I will be using this for filming also, but I will probably buy a light and mic to attach and use this for fixed position filming. I have been crawling through websites and YouTube videos for days, but being that I am new to this it is a bit difficult to really know what I actually need.
So this is a general list of what I will need the camera for:
- day time and night time filming for indoors and outdoors, so the camera will ideally have ports for an infrared light assembly, external mics, etc.
- Naturally, full HD capable, maybe 4K
- a half-decent zoom, sufficient for filming the night sky such as the moon, and as outlandish as it sounds maybe even UFO's (we have witnessed a couple when wild camping in the middle of nowhere, but our cameras were terrible)
- Decent battery life.
As I am just starting off I do have a bit of a tight budget of up to £300 for one camera (I figure I will need at least a second one at some point, ideally I hope to have at least 3 cameras), but I do welcome any suggestions for more expensive tech, as if it is successful I will most certainly expand.
I look forward to your recommendations and welcome any tips and suggestions that some of you may have.