(Last Updated On: June 16, 2019)

HD Video Studio under $400

It’s not good enough for most companies to be represented by just good photography. It’s expected now, especially on the net, to be represented by good video as well. For those photographers looking to also become videographers we’ve assembled a shopping list that can get you an inexpensive or cheap HD Video studio for under $400. This includes lighting and green screen for awesome effects that can also be used as an alright photo light box.

Here’s the shopping list:

Kodak Pocket Video Cameracheap hd video camera


Photo Basics 402 uLite Video Lighting Kitcheap hd lighting kit


Zeikos ZE-TR26A 50-Inch Full Size Tripodhd video tripod


Caselogic  Pocket Video Camcorder CaseHD Camera Case


Kingston Class 4 SDHC Flash Memory Card8 gb sd


Spare Batteryhd studio


Remote Control for PlaySporthd remote


Wireless Michd wireless mic

The quality on the camera is pretty good for under $130, I mean it’s HD! If you’re using this HD studio setup for web applications you can also use the HD stills frames in your work. The camera comes with HDMI cables and everything you’d need to get started right away, the only other thing you need is a computer and software to edit the video.


  1. Wireless microphones can be expensive, like 100+ and then still have issues with interference. If you want a great setup with a wireless mic I recommend switching out the camera with a new ipod touch and using a bluetooth headset of some sort.

  2. I bought the studio and it works pretty good. If I were to do it again, I’d probably spend more on a wireless microphone, and a better tripod. The videos it takes are really sharp. The lighting really helps.

  3. There are quite a few DSLR’s out there that offer HD Video clips. In fact you can find them for under $1,000. For wedding and other event photographers it just makes sense to have the ability to take short clips as you’re taking photographs. Why hire a photographer and a videographer when you can combine them into one? I’m just wondering when Apple is going to finally make a phone that shoots HD Video that is also the best Digital SLR, oh and small enough to fit in your pocket.

  4. So, don’t some DSLR camera’s take HD Video these days too? How do they compare?

    As an aspiring photographer, how can video help me?


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