Travelling? Documenting those experiences will always be a precious memory. But for some who would like to take it to the next level – whether by jumping off a plane, to skydiving, snowboarding, surfing, scuba diving, parasailing, etc, it’s always better to have a waterproof camera with photo and video stabilizers.

No camera intended for these sports?  You can actually rent one! Renting a camera can have both pros and cons, depending on your individual circumstances and needs. Here are some of the main advantages and disadvantages to consider:

Pros of renting a camera:

  1. Cost-effective: If you only need a camera for a single project or event, renting one may be more economical than buying one outright. You have your smartphone to take pictures anyway.
  2. Access to specialized equipment: Renting enables you to make use of expensive cameras or lenses that you would not be able to afford or justify buying. Besides, you get to access several camera models at different times, at a fraction of the cost!
  3. Try before you buy: Renting a camera gives you the opportunity to test out several makes and models before deciding to buy one. More often than not, we become guilty of buying things we don’t really need. If you feel that the rental camera meets for expectations, then you can always buy one.
  4. No long-term commitment: Renting a camera allows you to use the equipment only for as long as you need it, without the long-term commitment and responsibility of ownership.
  5. Maintenance-free: Renting a camera means you don’t have to worry about the maintenance, repair, and cleaning of the equipment, which can be time-consuming and costly.

Cons of renting a camera:

  1. Limited ownership: When you rent a camera, you don’t own the item and may only have a few options for customizing or making changes to it.
  2. Time constraints: Renting a camera means you have to return it by a certain date, which can be inconvenient if you need the equipment for longer than anticipated. You’ll always be wary of the extension fees and late fees involved when you fail to return it on time.
  3. No equity: Renting a camera does not build equity, meaning you won’t have any resale value if you decide to upgrade or change equipment in the future.
  4. Availability issues: Depending on demand, the camera you want to rent may not be available when you need it, which can be frustrating if you have a tight deadline.
  5. Additional costs: Renting a camera may involve additional costs, such as insurance or security deposits, that you would not incur with ownership.

How much does it cost to Rent a Camera in the Philippines?

Camera Rentals cost may vary depending on the duration of your rental.  If you will be availing a longer rental period, the more affordable rental price is.  Check out the range of prices here:

1. Panasonic AG-HPX172EN P2 HDCamera – P5,000
2. Sony A7 S2 – Mirrorless Digital Camera – P7,000
3. Canon 1100D 12.2MP – P400/day
4. Fujifilm X-A3 – P500/day
5. Canon M100 – P350/day
6. Nikon DSLR 5100 – P400/day
7. Nikon D3200 – P600/day
8. Canos EOS 3000D – P450/day
9. Nikon D3300 – P500/day
10. Nikon D3200 – P500/day
11. Insta 360 X3 – P550-P650/day
12. Insta 360 X2 – P500-P550/day
13. GoPro Hero 10 – P600-P650/day
14. GoPro Hero 9 – P500-P550/day
15. GoPro Hero 8 – P400-P450/day
16. GoPro Hero 7 – P300-P350/day
17. Fujifilm X-A3 – P400-P500/day
18. Nikon D5200 – P400-P500/day

Aside from the rental fee, there’s usually a security deposit, insurance and shipping costs involved. You would have to take those into consideration to see if your budget will also allow you to rent one. Overall, renting a camera can be a wise choice, but it’s crucial to carefully consider the benefits and drawbacks to decide if it’s the best choice for you.

iRentMo Offers camera rentals as well as cameras for purchase.  They also do same day delivery. You can never go wrong with a local supplier.  You may view their cameras for sale here.

If you’re looking for action cameras for rent, check here.