We will be looking at two popular products, the Wooden Camera - ARRI Alexa Mini Unified Accessory Kit and the Canon EOS Rebel T5 EF-S 18-55mm IS II Digital SLR Kit. Find out what separates these two items with the full comparison review below. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.
Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Wooden Camera - ARRI Alexa Mini Unified Accessory Kit. ARRI is the Hollywood gold standard, and the Alexa Mini is a lightweight, miniature version of the full-sized series. It’s a professional quality camera that is as good as it gets for shooting music videos, as well as any other filmography. Its mini size allows users to get up close with whatever their shooting and can get unique and different angles that can be hard to achieve with larger cameras.
Next let's have a look at the Canon EOS Rebel T5 EF-S 18-55mm IS II Digital SLR Kit. Perfect for budding photo enthusiasts and first-time SLR users alike, the EOS Rebel T5 makes it easy to capture movies and photos that are nothing short of dazzling. It features a powerful 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor for easy recording of HD video and high-resolution photos and has a huge 3.0-inch LCD screen for Live View recording and review, which is perfect for reviewing the shots of your music video in real time to make sure you’ve got exactly the shots you need.
The ARRI Alexa Mini Unified Accessory Kit is a professional support package designed specifically for the ARRI Mini camera. This accessory pack includes a number of accessories that provide an even smoother user experience. For example, the Unified Cage (Alexa Mini + LW), which is a form-fitting cage with quick release NATO rosettes and threaded holes for accessory attachment and features a camera baseplate for holding two 15mm LW rods at the correct lens height.
With a 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system, an expanded ISO range for outstanding operation in less-than-perfect light, shooting modes like Scene Intelligent Auto to take the guesswork out of complex shots plus creative options like Canon's Basic+ function and Creative Auto, the EOS Rebel T5 is ready for anything. With a helpful Feature Guide, rugged, lightweight construction and proven Canon design, the EOS Rebel T5 makes EOS SLR photography faster and easier than ever!
HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON
Wooden Camera - ARRI Alexa Mini Unified Accessory Kit
Canon EOS Rebel T5 EF-S 18-55mm IS II Digital SLR Kit
+ Unified Cage featuring quick release NATO rosettes and threaded holes for accessory attachment
+ 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor
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This accessory kit is the perfect complement to using the Alexa Mini and provides a ton of versatility and functionality to the already stellar ARRI Alexa Mini. It’s well worth the investment to purchase the accessory kit to improve your experience as you shoot with an industry standard brand name.
The wonderful features that come with this camera make it a great choice for anyone looking to get into the world of SLRs, and it has all the bells and whistles to make creative, gorgeous visuals for your music videos, all without needing extra equipment.
Also see Music Critic's article 11 Best Cameras for Music Videos in 2023 which includes even more information.