Since I started filming Weddings as a full time professional in 2014, I made the decision to go with the Canon ecosystem which at the time was definitely the most popular camera brand for wedding video production.
After filming for a year on a Canon 70D as my main camera, I made the huge step up to a Canon C100mkii Cinema camera, an expensive, high quality camera used on many film & TV productions at the time.
It was a massive step in quality of footage, the image was just so nice it made my 70D look very blurry and amateur in comparison.
I’ve filmed every wedding (100+) since on that C100mkii, it’s been my constant companion. It’s never let me down, never complained how I treated it in rain or shine, it just carried on and captured so many memories for my Brides & Grooms over the years, I know I will never have a camera like that again. My first love? Maybe.
But, the last few months, I have wanted more…
I was hearing so many things about this newcomer, and I felt it was time for a change, the temptation grew stronger until I couldn’t resist, and one morning, Sony was at my door.
Yes I am trying to make this sound like I’ve left my wife for another, but that’s how it feels now I have my new camera! I knew everything about my C100, but now, everything is new…
I have to find out what it likes, what it doesn’t like, how it performs in difficult situations, and most of all, how much I like it.
I’ve filmed 2 weddings in full with it now, plus some testing at a few other weddings beforehand, and I’m so pleased with it.
I want to be as discrete as I possibly can at your wedding, a huge camera on my shoulder like many use is not an option for me. I want your guests to not notice I’m filming them so a small, lightweight camera that produces beautiful footage is the ultimate for me.
The Sony does that for me. The image isn’t that much better than my Canon in all honesty, but the smaller body, the ability to use it handheld (due to in-body stabilisation) rather than being on a monopod all day means I can get shots I never could with my C100. And for a creative, that’s awesome.
So, if you see a guy who you think is taking Photos at your wedding, he’s probably just me filming every moment without you realising 🙂