£3,800 vs £150 – Is it worth it? In-depth review

In this video I’ll be pitching a pro £3,800 camera & lens against an amateur £150 camera & lens. When it comes to the final result, is it really worth the extra money? This is an in-depth head to head test to see what difference it actually makes. We’re doing an urban portrait shoot and will be putting these cameras through their paces in low and bright light situations.
We’re using the Canon 5d Mk iv with a 24-105mm L series lens and putting this up against a second-hand Canon 1200d with the standard EF-S 18-55mm kit lens.

Does spending an extra £3,650 really make your photography better? Find out in this video.


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Timestamps

 

Shots

Shot 1 – 01:37
Shot 2 – 04:16
Shot 3 – 07:26
Shot 4 – 10:19
Shot 5 – 13:18

Analysis

Shot 1 – 18:25
Shot 2 – 21:51
Shot 3 – 25:20
Shot 4 – 28:17
Shot 5 – 30:36
Verdict – 33:31

 

The Shots

Below are the pictures taken in this video in chronological order. All pictures have been processed via Lightroom and you can get the presets used to process the shots, for free, at the bottom of this page.


Shot 1 – Under the carpark

£3,800 camera

£3,800 camera

£150 camera

£150 camera


Shot 2 – Under the carpark with silver reflector

£3,800 camera

£3,800 camera

£150 camera

£150 camera


Shot 3 – Outside by rusty wall

£3,800 camera

£3,800 camera

£150 camera

£150 camera


Shot 4 – Against concrete

£3,800 camera

£3,800 camera

£150 camera

£150 camera


Shot 5 - Against metal grid

 
£3,800 camera

£3,800 camera

 
£150 camera

£150 camera

 

Equipment used in the video

Canon 5D mk iv with 24-105mm L series lens

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Canon 1200d equivalent

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Reflector for portrait shoots

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