DSLR Cameras for Video

Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 7D and Sony VG-20's with APS-C sized sensor. Camera kits and accessories.
  • Sony VG-20

  • Canon 5D Mark III (body)

  • Canon 7D (body)

Basic Kit Includes:

  • 5D MkIII or 7D or Sony VG20 Camera & case
  • 24-70mm f/2.8 for Canon or 8-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Manual Zoom Lens for VG-20,
  • Fluid head tripod & case
  • 2x Battery & charger
  • AC adaptor
  • 2x 32GB SD cards [ ±150 minutes] for VG-20 or 2x 16GB cards for Canon
  • USB 3.0 SD Card Reader
  • HDMI adaptor cable

$125day $100wknd $300week

  • 50% rental deposit required
  • Pickup, or use Task Rabbit for delivery
  • New York City area only
  • More details below

Tripod

Sturdy fluid-head tripod with rubber feet, 3 section legs extend to 77". Ball head balance, no center riser.

Some Configurations:

Scroll down to see additional options.

  • VG20 with Canon 28-70mm using TechArt adaptor

  • VG20 on Pico Dolly skate with support arm

  • VG20 on Pico Dolly skate with fluid head

  • B & C cameras - VG20 with short (18-55mm) zoom

  • VG20 on included tripod

Terms:
  • Day = Between 8am and 8pm
  • Weekend = Friday afternoon to Monday AM
  • Week = 5 days
  • Rental Payments = 50% deposit of total rental value is due upfront. The remaining 50% on return. Cash, PayPal, Google Wallet, or Venmo. Add 3% for credit cards.
  • Expendables = Replace batteries to avoid additional charges.
  • Insurance = Insurance required, or refundable deposit to cover replacement value.
  • Pickup = Near the Bedford stop on the L train.
 
Current Availability

Addition Kit Information
  • Sony VG20 camera manual [pdf]
  • Techart E-Mount to EF Mount Mount [pdf]
  • Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle manual [pdf]
  • Hyperdeck recording FAQ [site]
  • Zoom H4n manual [pdf]
  • Canon 5D Mark III Manual [ 30MB pdf]
  • Canon 7D Manual [pdf]
  • ...
  • Sony VG20 sample videos and reviews on YouTube
  • Sony VG20 sample videos and reviews on Vimeo
 
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Canon EF Lens Adaptor

(optional) TechArt adaptor. Mount any Canon EF lens with functioning
auto iris and auto focus!
Notes on Adaptor
$35/day $20/wknd $80/week

1 Camera Kit

Camera

  • 1 Sony VG20 Camera & case
  • 8-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Manual Zoom Lens
  • TechArt Canon EF lens Adaptor
  • 2x Battery & charger
  • AC adaptor
  • 2x 32GB SD cards [ ±150 minutes]
  • Fluid head tripod & case

    Zoom H4N audio recorder, 8GB SD Card

    Accessories

  • USB 3.0 SD Card Reader
  • Lilliput 7" monitor & power adaptor
  • HDMI adaptor cable(s)
  • $185day $150wknd $450week


    LED Kick Lights

    (optional) Battery powered, bright & dimmable too!
    Filters for diffusion and color shift.
    3 available.
    $12/day $7/wknd $20/week each.
     

    Canon 5D Mk III

    Body Only
    2x 16GB SD Cards (90MB/s)
    2x 16GB CF Cards (120MB/s)
    USB 3.0 Card Reader & Cables
    2x LP-E6 Batteries
    1x Battery Charger
    1x AC power adaptor
    $75/day $90/wknd $215/week

    Canon EF Lenses

    28-70mm L f/2.8 zoom
    or
    50mm f/1.4 prime

    28-70mm L f/2.8 $35/day $40/wknd $125/week
    50mm f/1.4: $15/day $20/wknd $45/week

    Sound Recorder

    (optional) Zoom H4N 2 or 4 channel 48khz audio recorder.
    Powered or battery.
    8GB SD Card included
    $18/day $11/wknd $30/week
     

    Canon 7D

    Body Only
    3x 8GB CF Cards (80MB/s)
    USB 3.0 Card Reader & cables
    2x LP-E6 Batteries
    1x Battery Charger
    1x AC power adaptor
    $60/day $75/wknd $165/week

    10-bit Recording

    (optional) Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle recorder for 10-bit uncompressed, ProRes or DNxHD recording to SSD from HDMI camera output.
    Hyperdeck Kit includes: 240GB SSD; Lilliput 7" monitor; 2x 6‘ HDMI cable. AC power both units. Notes on Hyperdeck Kit.
    $75/day $60/wknd $180/week

    B & C Camera

    (optional) Short (18-55mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS) manual zoom lens (27mm-83mm with crop factor),
    32GB SD card, battery, charger, AC power.
    Tripod not included.
    $75/day $60/wknd $120/week each

    Skate

    (optional) Includes one arm, a fluid head, and various other mounting accessories.
    $10/day $5/wknd $20/week
     
    Featuring a 16.1-megapixel Exmor APS (same sensor size as Canon 7D) HD CMOS sensor for gorgeous depth of field, this camcorder is in a class of its own. Record 1920x1080/24p AVCHD video with smoother motion, and capture 5.1-channel audio with the Quad Capsule Spatial Array microphone. To add even more creativity, and adaptor to mount Canon EF lenses so, bring your own lenses too! The VG20 features a 3-inch touch-panel LCD with TruBlack Technology for superb contrast and reduced glare.
    The NEX-VG20 is compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses which are optimized for video shooting with silent operation and AF. Additional lens adaptors open up a world of creative options.

    The same sensor format that Sony builds into the standard size α DSLRs, and the same size as the sesor in the Canon 7D, among others. With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders, the Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor makes getting cinematic video with a shallow depth of field video a breeze.

    The NEX-VG20 can capture video in full 1920x1080 high definition at up to 28Mbps for amazing clarity and detail. Direct import into Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Adobe Premiere.

    High Definition record modes & rates:

    • PS: Max. 28 Mbps 1,920 x 1,080 @60p
    • FX: Max. 24 Mbps 1,920 x 1,080 @24p & 60i
    • FH: Approx. 17 Mbps (average) 1,920 x 1,080
    • HQ: Approx. 9 Mbps (average) 1,440 x 1,080
    • LP: Approx. 5 Mbps (average) 1,440 x 1,080
    • ...

    Standard definition image quality:

    HQ: Approx. 9 Mbps (average) 720x480 pixels/16:9, 4:3

    For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you’ll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression.
    The Sony E-mount 18-200mm OSS lens provides an 11x zoom ratio for superior versatility. Made to shoot video, it also includes a silent auto-focus system coupled with Optical Steadyshot image stabilization with Active Mode, giving you the flexibility of a removable lens with the ergonomics and operability of a camcorder. This is a manual zoom lens.
    High quality video requires high quality audio. The Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone contains four precision placed microphone capsules that are perfectly angled at 45 degrees to provide exceptional front-side directivity and stereo separation.
    Dedicated mic and headphone inputs allow for attachment of external microphones and headphones to monitor sound.
    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode built-in supplied lens compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video.
    TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast and brightness to the camcorders 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD Touch Screen display, delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare. The swivel display also allows for easy viewing of the LCD in different shooting positions.
    With full manual control of Iris, Shutter Speed, Gain, White Balance , Recording Volume, via convenient hot keys and jog dial, you will be able to adapt to almost any lighting condition to get the best shot.
    The NEX-VG20 provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments.
    The dual accessory shoes open the door to many accessories for both still and video photography, including shotgun microphones and external flash lighting.
    These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, and Custom modes.
    Twenty five AF points cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.
    Whether you’re shooting video or still images, the included 18-200mm lens will auto focus quietly and quickly, however if you want to utilize MF, this simple switch will put you in the driver’s seat.
    Clean HDMI for monitoring or routing to Blackmagic Hyperdeck for 10-bit uncompressed, ProRes (all flavors), or DNxHD recording. Adaptor cable included.
    For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the media card slot accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC/SDXC media.
     
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