At Exapro, we offer a comprehensive selection of used cameras, essential for professional video production in the broadcast, film, and audio industries. These cameras are designed to deliver high-quality footage with exceptional clarity, color accuracy, and detail, catering to a wide range of production needs from documentary filmmaking to live broadcasting. Our cameras range in price from €2,000 for entry-level models to €50,000 for advanced, professional-grade units from renowned brands like Sony, Canon, RED, Blackmagic Design, and Panasonic. Each camera features unique specifications such as sensor size, resolution (4K, 5K, and beyond), frame rate, dynamic range, and connectivity options, ensuring they meet your specific production requirements.

When selecting a camera, consider key factors like the type of projects (e.g., film, television, documentary, live events), required resolution and frame rate, low-light performance, and the availability of compatible lenses and accessories. These elements are crucial for achieving high-quality video production, optimizing workflow efficiency, and adapting to various shooting environments. Investing in our used cameras not only provides access to premium equipment at significantly reduced prices but also supports sustainable practices by extending the lifecycle of high-performance technology. Trust in Exapro's commitment to excellent customer service and find the perfect camera to elevate your video production capabilities.

Explore Exapro’s listings today to discover reliable cameras that deliver exceptional performance and value for your broadcast, film, and audio production needs.

USED ARRI ALEXA LF - 1053 HOURS

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1 Peli Case 1620 (Black) 1 Arri Alexa LF (with Wireless video module)| 1053 Hours Operating Time 1 Arri LPL-mount + cover 1 Arri Battery Adapter BAB-HV Bebob V-Cine 1 Arri Bridge Plate BP-12 1 Arri Levelling Block LB-1 1 Arri Camera Handle CCH-1 + extension block 1 Arri Handle Extension HEB-2 1 Arri Viewfinder Bracket VMB-1 1 Arri Viewfinder …

USED RED EPIC W HELLIUM 8K- 1492 HOURS

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1 Peli Case 1620 (Black) 1 RED Epic W Hellium 8K | 1492.3 Hours Operating Time 1 PL- Mount Platinum + cover RED 1 Battery adapter IO V-lock expander RED 1 Wooden Camera Cage ( Top plate/bottom plate/side Nato rails/top rail/side plate wooden camera) 1 Sliding plate 1 15mm Lightweight rods support 1 Camera handle 1 Viewfinder support 1 A-Box …

Zoom Angenieux Optimo 19,5-94mm - T2,6 - 4,7X

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Zoom Angenieux 19,5 - 94mm - very good condition - Flycase - Bridge plate - 2 rods 19mm

Red DSMC2 Epic W Helium 8K Package

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The camera started my career, I'm reluctantly selling as need funds for growing family. It comes with monitor, 2x 512GB mags, 4x Hawkwood batteries, PL and EF mounts, various OLPF's and Tilta Rig. 1150 Hours In The Box: 1 x EPIC-W HELIUM 8K DSMC2 1 x DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander 1 x DSMC Titanium PL Mount 1 x DSMC S35 …

Used ARRI Alexa SXT PLUS

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Preserving the solid foundation on which ALEXA is built, ARRI Alexa SXT PLUS Second Hand cameras also offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management, three fully independent HD-SDI outputs and support for the new SXR High speed and high Capture capacity. Since its launch, the key advantage of the ALEXA system has been its unique combination of …

Used RED MONSTRO 8K Camera

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Used RED MONSTRO 8K Camera visible in Italy 1.500 Hours

Used Hitachi SK-HD1500 (3x slo-mo) HD Broadcast camera chains

Year: 2013

This Hitachi spec is a 16-bit SK-HD1500 1080/6G high speed HD production camera. Developed for super slow motion applications and capable of 3x speed 1080-line HD operation, Hitachi brought to market the first 6Gbps, fully digital optical transmission system in an HDTV production camera. The camera's use of 6Gbps data transmission contrasts with competitive systems, which all use 10Gbps transmission. …

Panasonic AK-HC3900GSJ - Pre-owned HD HDR 2/3" fiber studio camera upgradable to 4K with peripherals

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The studio camera chain Panasonic AK-HC3900GSJ is available in used condition with its accessories such as the CCU, ROP, studio viewfinder. It is fully serviced by the technical lab and covered by a 3-month warranty. New reference of fiber 1080p HDR Panasonic studio cameras, it features a wide image sensor with high resolution/sensitivity. The HC3900 also supports High Dynamic Range …

Used Arri Arriflex 435 Xtreme 35mm Film Camera with Anamorphic viewfinder 3 perf

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Used Arri Arriflex 435 Xtreme 35mm Film Camera with Anamorphic viewfinder 3 perf

Used Arri Alexa XT plus High speed camera kit

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Used Arri Alexa XT plus High speed camera kit

RED V-Raptor 8k VV ST Cinema Camera

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V-RAPTOR™ 8K VV is the most powerful and advanced RED® cinema camera ever. As the brand’s new flagship system and sensor, as well as the first entrant into the new DSMC3™ generation of cameras, V-RAPTOR stands alone at the forefront of digital image capture technology. Featuring a groundbreaking multi-format 8K sensor- with the ability to shoot 8K large format or …

Arri Alexa Mini Camera Kit

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Arri Alexa Mini Camera Kit with 4:3 and Raw License, 7200hrs, used Color output Rec 709, custom look or Log C Look control Import of custom 3D LUT, ASC CDL parameter (slope, offset, power, saturation) Adjustable image parameters Knee, gamma, saturation, black gamma, saturation by hue Focus and exposure control Peaking, zebra, false color White balance Manual and auto white …

Used Sony fx9

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Used Sony fx9 Good condition

Used Sony PXW-X200 - XDCAM Full HD 1/2" handheld camcorder

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Handheld camcorder Full HD with XAVC - sony pxw-x200 - CMOS Full HD sensor - 17x zoom lens - With original accessories

Used Blackmagic Studio Camera

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Blackmagic Studio Camera is the most advanced broadcast camera for live production! You get a massive 10 inch viewfinder, MFT lens mount, talkback, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections, 3G-SDI and user upgradeable optical fiber connections that let you connect to your switcher with a single cable! Its incredibly tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body is packed with all the built …

Used RED ONE MX

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1 x RED MX digital camera body PL-mount 1 x Port Cap RED ONE for PL-Mount 1 x RED One Top Handle 1 x RED One Front Handle 1 x RED One Bottom Plate 1 x RED Cradle 2 x Rods 19mm (length 40-45cm) 2 x Rods 19mm (length 30cm) 1 x RED Shoulder Dovetail 1 x RED MX LCD …

Used SONY PMW F3 CineAlta PL Mount

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Joining the F35 and SRW-9000PL in Sony’s lineup of CineAlta 24p digital cinema cameras, the PMW-F3L Super 35mm XDCAM EX Full-HD Compact camera with S-Log Gamma continues the democratization of high-end image capture. The camera’s Super 35mm-size CMOS sensor offers a variety of advantages over smaller sensors, including increased control over depth of field, higher sensitivity in low light, lower …

Used Panasonic AJ-PX5100 HDR-ready ENG Memory Card Camera Recorder (Body Only)

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FEATURES HDR-ready ENG Memory Card Camera Recorder FHD/60p/50p Support with High-Sensitivity Low-Noise HDR Compatibility Best Standard Performance for High Picture Quality 1080/50p (60p) recording and 3G-SDI output AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG high-quality images and dual codec recording of AVC-Proxy Advanced Network Functions Support Streaming and P2 Cast Versatile Broadcast Functions for Shooting and Recording The AJ-PX5100 2/3 type B4 lens mount …

Lomo Anamorphic Set, PL Mount, T2.3-T4.0, Super 35mm

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Lomo Anamorphic Set, PL Mount, T2.3-T4.0, Super 35mm, used This rehoused Lomo Anamorphic set is practically equal to the first Vantage Hawk-C lenses. These lenses are known for their beautiful vintage look, distinct flares, and a nice warm atmosphere. The rehousing solves the mechanical problems that the Lomos are known for and makes them similar to the Hawks in terms …

Used Panasonic Varicam LT with Viewfinder Kit

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This Panasonic Varicam LT kit combines Panasonic's Varicam LT camera with the Panasonic's OLED EVF, pairing two powerful pieces of technology. The camera features a Super 35-sized sensor with two distinct native ISO ratings. With 14 stops of dynamic range and the capability of using EF and PL mount lenses (separate PL mount required), the Varicam LT is suitable for …


Comprehensive Guide to Professional Cameras in Broadcast, Film, and Audio Production

In the dynamic world of broadcast, film, and audio production, professional cameras are the cornerstone of capturing high-quality visual content. These cameras are designed to meet the rigorous demands of various production environments, from feature films and television shows to live events and online media. Understanding the types, features, and considerations for purchasing professional cameras can significantly enhance your production capabilities and ensure outstanding results. Exapro, a leading online marketplace for used industrial machinery, offers a diverse selection of professional cameras, providing access to high-quality equipment at competitive prices.

Types of Professional Cameras

Professional cameras come in various types, each tailored to specific production needs and environments. The primary types include:

Cinema Cameras

Cinema cameras are designed for high-end film production, offering superior image quality, dynamic range, and flexibility in post-production. These cameras are used for creating feature films, commercials, and high-budget TV shows.

  • Full-Frame Cinema Cameras: Equipped with large sensors that capture more detail and provide a cinematic depth of field. Ideal for top-tier film productions.
  • Super 35 Cinema Cameras: A standard in the industry, balancing quality and versatility for various production scales.

Broadcast Cameras

Broadcast cameras are engineered for live television production, sports, and news broadcasting. These cameras are built to handle dynamic shooting environments and offer robust connectivity options for live streaming.

  • Studio Cameras: Optimized for controlled studio environments with extensive control options and high-resolution output.
  • Field Cameras: Portable and durable, designed for outdoor broadcasts and live events, ensuring high-quality footage on the go.

ENG (Electronic News Gathering) Cameras

ENG cameras are used for news reporting and field production. They are lightweight, portable, and designed for quick deployment and ease of use in fast-paced environments.

  • Compact ENG Cameras: Ideal for solo journalists and quick news coverage.
  • Professional ENG Cameras: Equipped with advanced features for more comprehensive news reporting and live broadcasts.

Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras

Mirrorless and DSLR cameras have become popular in professional video production due to their compact size, interchangeable lenses, and high image quality. These cameras are versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications, from indie filmmaking to corporate videos.

  • Mirrorless Cameras: Known for their lightweight design and advanced autofocus systems, excellent for both video and still photography.
  • DSLR Cameras: Traditionally used for photography, many now offer excellent video capabilities, making them versatile tools for multimedia creators.

Action Cameras

Action cameras are compact, rugged, and designed to capture high-quality video in extreme conditions. They are ideal for adventure sports, documentary filmmaking, and scenarios requiring portability and durability.

  • Standard Action Cameras: Provide high-resolution video in a small, waterproof package, perfect for on-the-go filming.
  • 360-Degree Action Cameras: Capture immersive 360-degree video, offering unique perspectives and creative possibilities.

Exapro offers a variety of professional cameras, ensuring that creators can find equipment that meets their specific production needs.

Key Features and Specifications

When selecting a professional camera, it is crucial to consider specific features and specifications to ensure the camera meets your production requirements. Key factors include:

Resolution and Frame Rates

The resolution and frame rates a camera can support are fundamental. Higher resolutions (such as 4K and 5K) and higher frame rates (such as 60fps or 120fps) are essential for capturing detailed and smooth motion footage. Exapro’s listings provide detailed specifications on resolution and frame rates, helping you find a camera that meets your creative needs.

Sensor Size and Type

The sensor size and type significantly impact image quality, depth of field, and low-light performance. Full-frame sensors offer superior image quality and low-light capabilities, while Super 35 sensors provide a balance of quality and versatility. Mirrorless and DSLR cameras typically use APS-C or Micro Four Thirds sensors, which are smaller but still provide excellent image quality.

Dynamic Range

A wide dynamic range allows the camera to capture more detail in both the highlights and shadows, providing greater flexibility in post-production. Cameras with high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities are essential for achieving professional-grade footage.

Lens Compatibility

Interchangeable lenses provide flexibility in framing and creative expression. Ensure the camera is compatible with a wide range of lenses to suit various shooting scenarios. Mount types vary between brands, so check the compatibility of lenses you may already own or plan to acquire.

Connectivity and Storage

Professional production often requires robust connectivity options for monitoring, recording, and live streaming. Look for cameras with multiple input/output options such as HDMI, SDI, and XLR. Additionally, consider storage options and formats, as high-resolution footage requires substantial storage capacity and fast write speeds.

Build Quality and Ergonomics

The build quality and ergonomics of the camera affect its usability and durability, especially in demanding production environments. Consider the camera’s weight, form factor, and weather sealing, as well as the layout of controls and ease of use.

Leading Brands in Professional Cameras

Reputable brands and manufacturers are often synonymous with higher quality and better support. Some leading brands in the professional camera market include:

  • RED: Known for their high-end cinema cameras, RED offers exceptional image quality and flexibility, making them a top choice for professional filmmakers.
  • ARRI: ARRI’s cameras are renowned for their color science and dynamic range, widely used in feature films and high-end productions.
  • Sony: Sony provides a range of professional cameras, from cinema and broadcast models to mirrorless options, known for their advanced technology and reliability.
  • Canon: Canon’s professional cameras are celebrated for their color accuracy and lens compatibility, suitable for both cinema and broadcast applications.
  • Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic offers affordable, high-quality cameras with robust features, making them popular in indie filmmaking and live production.

Exapro features equipment from these and other reputable brands, ensuring access to reliable and well-supported machinery.

Pricing of Used Professional Cameras

The cost of used professional cameras varies widely based on factors such as age, condition, brand, and specific features. Generally, prices can range from a few thousand to several tens of thousands of dollars. For example, a used Blackmagic Design camera might be priced around $2,000 to $5,000, while a high-end RED or ARRI cinema camera could cost between $20,000 and $50,000. Exapro's marketplace offers a range of pricing options, providing transparency and competitive deals for buyers.

Conclusion

Professional cameras are essential tools in the broadcast, film, and audio industries, offering unparalleled resolution and image quality for content creation. By understanding the different types of cameras and key factors to consider when purchasing, businesses and creators can make informed decisions that align with their production needs. Exapro offers a comprehensive platform for sourcing high-quality used machinery, providing detailed listings and competitive pricing. Whether you need a cinema camera, broadcast camera, ENG camera, mirrorless or DSLR camera, or action camera, Exapro’s extensive inventory and user-friendly interface make it easy to find the right equipment for your production endeavors.