I get asked fairly frequently what kind of camera gear I use. This page is for the gear heads and camera nerds who are interested in that stuff. These items are the basic kit I use, sometimes I throw in an external sound recorder H4n. Sometimes a GoPro. But the workhorses are listed below.
The camera I shoot video with 99% of the time is a Nikon D3s. It has a great sensor that produces beautiful quality images. It shoots 24 frames per second but does not go to 60 fps for slow motion. I wish it did. It also doesn't have an earphone port so you can monitor sound. But those drawbacks aside, it's a great camera.
For recording audio I use a Sennheiser ew100 G2. These wireless transmitter and receiver units are great for getting microphones close to subjects, or hidden on subjects, and allows you to record audio from a distance.
Another audio option is the Sennheiser MK400 shot gun mike. This attaches to the hot shoe and records audio mostly from directly in front of the camera. A fuzzy wind sock snaps on over the mike and reduces wind noise.
Sometimes I use a small Marshall monitor. It gives a bigger picture than the small LCD on the back of the camera which allows for more refined focusing.
I use three lenses more than any others and one in particular. A 50 f1.4 allows me to shoot in low light and if I shoot wide open (at f1.4) the very shallow depth of field gives a beautiful cinematic look. The other two lenses I use most are a 17-35mm f2.8 and a 70-200mm f2.8. These zooms are perhaps not as sharp as prime lenses but the zooms give great versatility.
I use a Glidetrack SD dolly that gives the option of a smooth tracking camera movement.
That's the basic kit.