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Hi, I my name is Tyler Wimmer and I am trying to start filming my hunts. I was wondering if you have any advice for what camera I should get.(Fairly cheap).

Question By Tyler WimmerSeptember 1, 2020

This is a question we get asked a lot.  For me, one of the most important tools for self-filming a hunt is the ability to remotely control my camera using a LANC controller.  So I look for the cheapest camera you can buy that supports this feature.  You can film without one, but it’s a lot more difficult.  Often times, you can pick up a used prosumer-grade camera for cheap, which may be your best option.  Keep your eyes on eBay, Craigslist, FB groups, etc for something like a Canon XA10, Canon G30 or Sony AX100.  If you can’t find any of those, an entry-level camera in the $400-$500 range will work fine.  Just make sure you get extra batteries and a good Fourth Arrow tree arm.  And keep in mind that with the smaller cameras you’ll lose light a lot quicker since their sensors aren’t big enough to work well in low light.  So be ready to put the bow down and start climbing down your tree before legal light is over. ~ Justin

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