I think he's right on with this two part series. Especially the second video where he's comparing the $500 DSLR vs more expensive cameras.
He covers Dynamic Range, Sharpness, movement, 4k cropping etc. and he says a lot that warms my heart.
But we all love to get wrapped up in gear, but let's not forget that the whole point of storytelling is what? The STORY!
And if you have a high priced budget then sure, you're going to go for higher priced cameras (and likely renting them too).
Cinematography with Cheap DIY Equipment
Filmmaking can be done on a budget, lets see what we can do with inexpensive gear and household items.
Actor – Mazviona Madzima
Actor – Jack Roper
Producer – Alexa Rodrigues
Host and Creator – Simon Cade
An older video that he did along the same lines:
$500 Camera vs $50,000 Camera
Which is the best camera? A budget Canon DSLR or an Arri Alexa Mini?
Cheap Camera comparison: www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Eg3UMWwNQ
Download the original Alexa footage: drive.google.com/file/d/0B6V8pKuCgdL9UlBZVjdEMGM5amM/view
Download the original DSLR footage: drive.google.com/file/d/0B6V8pKuCgdL9b1d5ZmJiUW9CUms/view
(cover photo credit: snap from source in post)