People who know about cameras for shooting video?

I’m interested in sorting myself a camera for shooting video. Some people who have been on the same course I’m on have shot their projects on DSLR cameras (which seems like it could be the more affordable option) as well as the more pro-standard ones you can hire from the office (which are pretty limited).

I wouldn’t mind something to learn a bit / develop my confidence further with; that I could shoot side-projects and stuff on without having to fill out the paperwork to hire stuff from my uni’s office.

Can anyone here recommend me something relatively affordable? There’s so many kinds of cameras, man.

Bit vague breh. How much you wanna spend, what ya wanna do, etc