ArriAlexaMini 8 scaledLights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

Lights, Camera, Action: The Top 5 Camera Rentals in 2023

Bonjour fellow film enthusiasts, photo fanatics, and everyone in between! We’re here to guide you through the enchanting world of cinematic wonder. Welcome to a tantalizing tour of our top 5 rental cameras of 2023 here at

1. The Sony FX9 – The CineMaster

Starting off our countdown with a bang, the Sony FX9 takes the cake. This little titan packs a punch in terms of versatility, dynamic range, and color science. Oh, and did we mention it has 6K Full-Frame sensor? That’s right, six-ka-pow! Flexibility and resolution coalesce in this beautiful piece of tech, making your footage look like Mona Lisa’s secret cinematographic portfolio. FX9, ladies and gentlemen, is a beast you can tame with just a ‘click’!

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2. Arri Alexa Mini – The Pocket-Sized Powerhouse

Whoever said ‘size matters’ had clearly never seen the Arri Alexa Mini. This petite yet powerful camera is the David in a world of Goliaths, proving that sometimes less really is more. Housing an impeccable colorimetry and a robust build, it’s no wonder that this gem is a darling in the world of camera rentals. Alexa Mini doesn’t just whisper quality, it sings it in full soprano!

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3. Canon C300 MKIII – The Quiet Achiever

Halfway through the list and Canon makes its grand entrance. Unassuming yet highly capable, the C300 MKIII is like the indie film that quietly sweeps the award season. Its Super 35mm 4K sensor provides images so crisp you’d swear you could step into the scene. And with the added bonus of Canon’s signature color science, the C300 MKIII isn’t just part of the race, it’s a marathon runner on steroids!

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4. Canon C70 – The Bold and the Beautiful

Meet Canon’s rockstar, the C70. This camera for rental has it all: killer looks, rock-solid performance, and a flair for the dramatic. With its RF mount and Dual Gain Output sensor, it delivers stunning 4K imagery with a dynamic range to die for. Whether you’re shooting a drama or a documentary, the C70 will get you the Oscar-nod shots that make audiences gasp. The C70 is not just a camera, it’s the reincarnation of Picasso with a digital heart.

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5. Sony FS7 – The Timeless Classic

No list of top camera rentals would be complete without the venerable Sony FS7. Like the Beatles of the camera world, the FS7 just never goes out of style. Its powerful Super 35 sensor and ergonomic design have won over the hearts of videographers everywhere. It’s reliable, it’s versatile, and it’s just so darn good at what it does. The FS7 is the silent sage that whispers, “In a world of TikToks and Reels, let’s create a masterpiece”.

So there you have it – our lineup of the top 5 camera rentals of 2023! Remember, with great power (and great cameras) comes great responsibility. But don’t fret! We at are here to help you navigate this wondrous journey from ‘action’ to ‘cut’. So go ahead, rent a camera, make some magic, and let the world marvel at your masterpiece.

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Dependable wireless 4K video with Teradek 750 and 1500!

We saw the need to improve and bolster our wireless video capabilities, and what better way that with the Teradek 4K 750 LT and Teradek 4K 1500 LT! The strength of signal is much improved upon from the Teradek 500, especially with the inclusion of multiple antennas on both units. As the name suggests, these units are capable of 4K signal transfer via HDMI and 1080 via SDI. Teradek has made their units capable of mix-and-match along with increasing the number of receivers per transmitter to six! There are a myriad of other cool features we can talk about, but we suggest getting your hands on a set and testing it out for yourself! For your next Las Vegas camera rental or Las Vegas video production, make sure to reach out to us here at F11 Rentals for all of your gear and studio needs!

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Loading Production Gear into Las Vegas Hotels.

Las Vegas Video Production often happens in, on, and around The Strip. Whether you're on Las Vegas Boulevard or in one of the many properties, it's important to know how to get around. Logistics are of course, a huge part of any production. That being said, how do you get your gear into the hotels? Can you just push through the front doors? Do you have permission to use the Loading Dock? Maybe just bring a flashlight and record on your iPhone?

A lot of times, if you have a Grip Cart or less worth of gear, you can push through the lobby/hotel. If you have multiple or larger carts, you may need to use the loading dock. Gaining access to the loading dock always requires permission, and occasionally an appointment. By simply calling the property, you should be able to set up a time to use the loading dock for a short while. Remember that docks are busy places, so you have to be quick and usually can't leave your vehicle.

In rare instances, the loading dock will actually be more trouble than not, and so, it's best to use self parking. Remember, it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. All told, most properties are willing to accommodate, and they're grateful for the business your client brings. If you work with them, they're usually willing to help you out. If you have any questions, drop us a line!

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Eye Direct Las Vegas

F11 Rentals is happy to announce that we now offer the Eye Direct! This amazing tool allows you to provide a comfortable solution for direct-to-camera production. We all know how difficult it can be to have messages delivered directly to the camera lens. The Eye Direct sits in front of the lens, and via a series of mirrors, reflects the producer's image for the subject to speak to. Similar to a teleprompter, the camera shoots straight through the glass. You can also project scripts and other material for reference. Additionally, the Eye Direct is easy to use, and can be used with a wide range of cameras. Reach out today to find out more about this amazing new item!

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Most Popular Cameras from Summer 2019

The Sony FS7 Mark II enjoyed quite a bit of work during the flurry of spring conventions. The FS7 after all, is very popular for run-and-gun, ENG style shoots that usually accompany trade shows. As late spring turned into summer, and the trade shows took their normal breaks, so too did the FS7s. This summer saw the resurgence of popularity amongst the always impressive Canon C300 Mark II. Both commercials and high-end corporate projects dominated the summer months, and the C300 Mark II is perfect for such scenarios. The excellent range of picture profiles, 4K capability, and advanced image processing make this a go-to camera; especially with our cinema lenses. The FS7 did enjoy a hand full of "reality TV" days, as it's again, great for run-and-gun style shooting. Finally, the end of summer saw our Arri Alexa Mini go out for both a short film in Utah, and a few of Las Vegas' exciting music festivals. The truly cinematic capabilities of the Alexa Mini made it a no-brainer for the short film, as well as the very high-end demands of IHeartMusic and Life Is Beautiful. We are definitely looking forward to seeing what autumn brings!

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Battery-powered Gemini

The long back-ordered V-mount battery plates for the Gemini 1x1 panels have finally arrived! These plates add a whole new level of mobility and versatility to the Gemini panels. We ran a few preliminary tests for time-of-run just last week. The shortest run-time was 20 minutes, this was with the panel at 100% power using our smallest V-mount. Make sure to include a few batteries with your next Gemini 1x1 rental. For the best selection of high-quality Las Vegas video production rental gear, look no further than F11 Rentals.

Keep Your Package Wrapped #Cinebags

Here at F11 Rentals, we always use protection (no one likes a burner), that's why we're no fools, and we wrap our tools with Cinebags High Rollers, Skinny (not ours) Jimmies, and the always ergonomic and eccentric lap top bag that loves to hold on tight to the high roller. All of our camera packages and rental accessories are packaged nice and tight in Cinebags. The best video production rentals should be delivered in the best production bags. Get your very own bag here.