According to a Televisual survey the most hired camera last year in the UK was the Canon C300.
Televisual Magazine have been conducting camera hire surveys for the last eight years to reveal the 10 most hired cameras of the year.
They are saying the ARRI Amira camera will be the hot ticket item for 2014… Read on for the 10 most hired cameras in 2013.
The top 10 most rented cameras of 2013 in the UK according to Televisual are:
01: Canon C300
“The general opinion of customers is you can’t go wrong with it – it’s a safe bet for all sorts of HD productions,” sums up Dan Wheeler, sales director, PEC.
02: Arri Alexa
“The Arri Alexa remains the camera of choice for high-end productions and commercials,” says Will Wilkinson, production director, The Cruet Company.
03: Sony PDW-F800
“The workhorse F800 XDCAM still remains our strongest performer, and is ultimately the most versatile and consistent camera format,” says Vicky Holden, md, Hotcam.
=04: Sony PMW-200
“The Sony PMW200 will be a popular choice for many broadcast productions in 2014,” believes Shaun Wilton, head of facilities, Shooting Partners.
=04: Canon XF-305
“The XF305 is still going strong and I can see it continuing to do so this year,” agrees Paul Sargeant, chief operations officer, Procam.
06: Red Epic
“We expect the combination of the carbon fibre lightweight camera with the Movi to be in high demand this year,” Patric Ralston, md, Fava.
07: Sony PMW-500
“Sony has produced the ultimate factual and news camera package with the BBC-approved PMW-500,” says Mark Sloper, md, 400 Company.
08: Sony F55
“The Sony PMW-F55 shows great promise and excellent functionality, particularly with 4K support,” says Barry Bassett, md, VMI.
09: Canon 5D MkIII
“Large sensor video cameras have taken over from DSLRs for customers wanting the large sensor look,” says Dan Wheeler, sales director, PEC.
10: Sony PDW-700
It’s all but game over for Sony’s PDW-700, with those after a traditional HD broadcast camera opting for one of Sony’s much more popular models.
Please see Televisual Magazine for the complete rundown on the 2013 most hired cameras in the UK, and check out the magazine coming out in March for the complete six page write up too.