8 Best Places to Find Camera Equipment Rentals in Miami
- Date: February 21, 2023
- Topic: Photography
- By: Peerspace
In need of camera equipment rentals in Miami? At Peerspace, we get it. The ease and reliability of camera equipment rentals have been something of a revolution for indie filmmakers and photographers. Nowadays, you can rent top-of-the-line cameras and give your production or photoshoot an unmatched sheen and clarity on completely doable budgets.
Miami is a popular film and photo location – receiving regular visits from all sorts of film crews and TV networks. And many of the camera equipment rental locations we’ve singled out here on this list are the same companies trusted by those big names. So without further ado, here are our selections for the eight best places to find camera equipment rentals in Miami.
1. Mar Media
3900 NW 2nd Ave. Suite B Miami, FL 33127
Mar Media has you covered for high-end cinema cameras. They’re well established in the area and have a number of connections, as they’ve been in the industry here for more than 20 years now. They’ve got the best cameras from ARRI, RED, Sony, and others, as well as the best lenses from Zeiss, Leica, Canon, and the other top brands you trust.
In addition to having some of the most well-maintained cameras around, they also provide excellent 24/7 emergency rental services. (Online reviews indicate that this offering has saved more than a few productions.) To get started, you’ll need to fill out their new customer form, and, of course, prove that you have the proper level of production insurance.
2. Moving Picture Rental Miami
400 NW 26th Street Suite 100 Miami, FL 33127
Moving Picture Rental Miami is one of the most trusted camera equipment rental establishments in Miami. With a line of cameras that includes Phantom, RED, ARRI, Canon, and Sony, as well as cinema-quality lenses, lighting, grip trucks, etc., this is a great option if you’re in the area and need gear.
All rentals begin with a quote – there are no prices posted online. But if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all your production equipment in addition to camera equipment, Moving Picture Rental is an awesome choice. Their Miami location is in the very cool Wynwood Arts District, and they have secondary stores in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, and Orlando.
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3. Budget Video Rentals
1825 NE 149 Street Miami, Florida 33181
Budget Video has among the best selections of any local camera equipment rental establishment that we’ve profiled. They have a full range of DSLR and mirrorless digital cameras. They also have an extensive offering of 4K cinema cameras from RED, Sony, and Canon, as well as some super-affordable options from GoPro and Panasonic. And they also have a full line of cinema-quality, full-high-def cameras from ARRI, Canon, Sony, and Panasonic.
As if that weren’t enough, they have essentially every accessory you could need. This includes Steadicams, follow focus, lights, jibs, dollies, props, and even gear for underwater shoots. They list prices online, but you should know that these prices are only quotes. Therefore, you’ll actually have to call the office to secure your rentals.
For the most part, their prices seem fair, though some of their higher-end cameras seem more expensive than other rental outfits we’ve reviewed. However, they do offer some great, useful bundles that make these cameras a better deal.
4. SoFlo Studio
10238 Northwest 50th Street, Sunrise, FL 33351
While SoFlo Studios is in Fort Lauderdale, they offer camera equipment rentals to productions in Miami and beyond. As a production studio, SoFlo has a selection geared toward pleasing everyone. In fact, they have a good selection of cinema and broadcast-quality cameras from the likes of Blackmagic, ARRI, and RED, as well as accessories like lenses and cranes.
You can check their website for some pricing information and packages. They also offer round-trip delivery services, which can save you and your production plenty of time for little money.
BorrowLenses is an online-only camera and lens rental outfitter with some of the best prices on this list for almost every camera you can imagine. They also have a huge selection of cinema-quality and consumer-quality video cameras, as well as professional-quality DSLR and mirrorless digital cameras. That’s not to mention lighting equipment and basically every type of lens you could ever hope to shoot with.
Whether you’re an amateur who wants to take photos at your brother’s wedding, or you’re a filmmaker well-established in your field, BorrowLenses can cover all of your camera equipment rental needs, and save you tons of time and money.
6. Fifty-Three Films
4248 SW 73rd Avenue Miami, FL 33155
Fifty-Three Films has worked with everybody – ESPN, the Miami Dolphins, Nickelodeon, Netflix, Travel, and even the Golf Channel – and all of their offerings are carefully designed with the needs of professional production teams in mind. Their selection is not as exhaustive as BorrowLenses or the like, but that’s not their niche.
Fifty-Three Films is a one-stop-shop that saves you time by offering you exactly what they know you need. They also offer a variety of production services and even a vintage prop rental service. If you are coming in from out of town and don’t know the area, and you’re looking for the ideal partner that is more than just a camera equipment rental establishment in Miami, then start with Fifty-Three Films. They also offer delivery services and can ship gear across the country.
7. PRG Gear
3300 Davie Road Suite 101 Davie, FL 33314
PRG Gear is a respected national video equipment rental organization with studio spaces and production facilities in dozens of American cities. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable, across the board. And if you have to travel a lot to the film, it’s nice to have a partner that is established in basically every city you could go to.
That’s one of the great things about PRG Gear. They have the local knowledge of a Miami-based company, but you can build a partnership with them that will travel with you wherever you go. The people at PRG Gear are artists and problem solvers, which may be exactly what you need.
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8. Aperture Studios Miami
385 NE 59th St, Miami, FL 33137
Like others on this list, Aperture Studios is a full-service production business that provides studio space, rental gear, and more. They carry an array of Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Hasselblad cameras and lenses at fair rates, for both daily and weekly rental. You can also rent lighting and grip equipment from them.
Aperture Studios also offers delivery and pickup services for their gear if that’s easier for you, and of course, have insurance minimums to meet.
You can find their equipment list and pricing online, or call them for a custom quote.
For those not “in the know,” Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for event, production, and meeting spaces. If you’re looking for a unique space for your next film or photoshoot in Miami, Peerspace has got you covered.
However, Peerspace doesn’t just provide the location hookup: a lot of our hosts also offer camera equipment rentals along with their space.
Here are some of our favorites:
- This versatile photo studio in Doral (pictured above) with a cyclorama, paper backdrops, canvas backdrops, lighting equipment, stands, and lenses included
- This photography and film studio in Little Haiti with a full wardrobe department, cyclorama wall, RGB LED lights, and backdrops and lighting equipment included in the rental price
- This photo/video studio with equipment in the Upper East Side with green screens, backdrops, Back Magic 4K video cameras, softboxes, drones, and more, some included and some extra
Talk about convenience. So next time you’re planning a film or photoshoot, check out Peerspace’s awesome Miami locations and bundle in some equipment to make your production as hassle-free as possible.
Camera equipment rentals in Miami: conclusion
Miami is a production hub, so it’s not surprising that all these amazing camera equipment rental companies exist here. Now that you know where to go, check them out and see how these rental houses can help make your production even better.
For the ultimate one-stop-shop, visit Peersapce. You can choose from hundreds of incredible production spaces in Miami alone. And between our hosts and their well-equipped, professional spaces, you can also get all the gear, equipment, and other personalized services you can possibly want.
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