so you’re looking for cheapvideo cameras to make videos, but you don’t want to sacrifice quality. in this video, i’m gonna cover(popping) six of the best and cheapest cameras for youtube videos, coming up. (camera shutters clicking)(moody percussion music) (electronic beeping) hey, what’s up, guys? sean, here, with think media tv,
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where i’m gonna do aside-by-side comparison of the footage of all thecameras that i talk about. let’s get into the video. (upbeat pop music) my first recommendation isthe logitech c920 webcam. now, sure, it comes with its challenges ’cause in order to takethis around and film places, you would just have to actuallybring your whole laptop, but this little webcam does 1080p hd video
and you can get it for under $65, last time i checked, brand-new. okay, so here’s some example footage with the logitech webcam; this is what the audiosounds like, as well, (bubble popping) and one of the cool things is that it actually comes with free software and so you can do settings,
so you can adjust thewhite balance and things. you can set it all on autoor you can get custom with it and produce good-looking 1080p footage. and, my friend sunnylenarduzzi actually swears by this webcam and shebuilt her youtube channel to like over 17,000subscribers in under a year using just this webcam beforeshe upgraded to anything else. and, another thing to consideris this just might want to be an additional camerathat you get to do things
like recorded google hangouts which could be more contentfor your youtube channel or stuff like youtube live. this is gonna make thosevideos look awesome. camera number two isthe canon elph series, but specifically the 110 hs or the 300 hs. now, you may have heard merecommend this camera before, but to this day, i think this could be oneof your best budget options,
especially for vloggers. so, here is an example ofthe canon elph footage. it’s nice, 1080p, a nice wide angle lens, so great for vloggers, and, also, the image stabilization is nice because i’m shaking a little bit here but it kind of keeps asmoothness to the footage. and, canon has actually released new versions of this camera.
i was just at ces in las vegas and they had all the updated elph cameras, but here’s the problem with most of ’em. a lot of ’em, they’reputting the microphone on the front of the camera, which is fine if you’re shooting content that is gonna predominantly be, you’re the videographerand you’re shooting, but vloggers want tobe able to be picked up
from behind the camera and the content in front of the camera and so these two particularcameras have the mics on the top and you just want to make sure you don’t cover ’em with yourfinger when you’re shooting. and, right now, you can get a 300 hs for well under a hundred dollars, like in the used section of amazon, which is just a total steal.
it gets you creating videos, it adds image stabilization, hd 1080p and so a great camera to getstarted super affordably. camera number three wouldbe to pick up a gopro and the base gopro, right now, i think is about $130 or less. hd video, cool for lifestylebut also could be used for practical applications. here is some examplefootage with the gopro.
now, this is the gopro hero2,but this is pretty much what you can expect even thebasic gopro to look like. but, one thing to consider is that that base gopro doesn’thave as much functionality and i don’t think you canput an external mic in it. one of the most budgetoptions for, like, youtubers that want to have some good video quality, but also have good audio and even small business owner or somebody
and you want to createsome good videos, would be to actually move up to the gopro hero2, which now has coupledifferent view options, has an ability to add an adapter and todo an external microphone and so if you want to create hd content, have it look good, have it be affordable, you could get that gopro, if that external microphonedoesn’t even interest you;
at 130 bucks, super good deal or you can step up to about 200 bucks (bubble popping)and get the hero2 and now, you’re gonna havea lot more functionality. camera number four would beto get a canon vixia hf r600 and you can pick one upfor right around $200 and you get a ton of features. now, this is an oldermodel, but it will give you the same kind of vibe of what it’s like.
it’s a proper videocamera, fold out screen, image stabilization onthe r600 is really good. and so, that’s essential,so if you’re free-handing, it’s gonna take away that jitter, it’s gonna give you some smooth video. of course, it’s nice to have the screen and you also get a mic input, which is one of the essential things if you want to create videosthat don’t just look good,
but sound good, then you startadding external microphones. and so, you get that with the r600. now, one thing to note withvideo cameras like these is that they start zoomed-in pretty far, meaning, if you try to holdit out on yourself to vlog, it’s gonna be super-tight shot on you and one of the thingsa lot of video creators or youtubers want isthey want a wider shot. and so, you can solve that problem
by getting a screw-on wide angle lens and i’ll link one up inthe description below, it’s like 20 bucks, and if that’s the kindof content that you want to be able to be closer to the camera, also, if you don’t add amic so you can be closer to the onboard mics, definitelyjust add a wide angle lens if you pick up a camera like that. okay, so here’s some examplefootage with the canon vixia.
now, this is an older model,but this will give you kind of an idea of whatthe footage will look like. the new model will look better than this, but how zoomed-in on this face, this is zoomed-out as far as it goes. so, let me put on the wide angle lens to give you an example of that. so, i just screwed on the wide angle lens and, as you can see, itgives you a nice wider shot
and is a great kind of add-on that you can just screw on ortake off of your canon vixia. all of those were somegreat budget options to start making videos, but we’re gonna jump in price a little bit into the cheapest and best dslrs, but the video quality upgradewe’ll get from jumping up here could be worth it for what you want to do to make the extra investment,
to really get pro videothat’s gonna be on par with almost anything thatyou are watching online. so, my 5th recommendation wouldbe to get a canon rebel t5i with the kit lens included. this camera comes in, right now, for right about $650 and onething you can look into is, of course, shopping on ebay or amazon, used or even refurbished, and you can save even more than that.
so, this is what youcan expect your footage to look like on a t5i. now, this is a canon 70d, but if you compare theirfootage side-by-side, it’s pretty much the same,which is pretty amazing. now, one thing to note, this is the onboard mic on the camera, so that’s what that’s gonna sound like, but this is also a different lens
than the kit lens that you get. this is a very wide lens, asyou can see, which is nice for kind of doing creative shots in youtube or vlogging type stuff, but this is how you canexpect the lens on that, the kit lens, that’show far it’s zoomed in. it starts at 18 millimeters, so it’s basically gonna look like this and then it’s gonna have a zoom range.
so, you gotta get a little way away from the camera on a tripod, but you can start creating some great-looking dslr videos with a t5i. once you learn how to use this camera, it will produce videoquality that is on par with any of the pros that yousee out there making videos, so you start to think,like, that is a huge result for just a little bit of price increase.
this camera also has continuous autofocus as a dslr, which is nice, sothat the focus will follow you kind of like this camera does,depending on where you are which is great because that’s one thing that a lot of dlsrs are lacking. it’s got a mic input soyou can have good audio and when you get a dslr,you introduce lens choice and so, now, you have a lot of creativity to have a content creation machine.
so, you could buy other lensesto get different effects, different feels, for producingmore creative kinds of videos and canon has really, like,the best options of lenses, so you, a lot of times, you can get deals on craigslist or locally and you’ll find canonlenses readily available. and, last but not least, the panasonic g7, you can pick up thiscamera with the kit lens and so you have everything you need
for right around $700, right now, but here’s the huge game-changer: this camera is panasonic’skind of answer to canon rebels. and so, feature-for-feature, they can go head-to-head pretty well. you’ve got your mic input, you’ve got continuousautofocus during video, but the panasonic steps it up and introduces 4k video,
which is pretty insaneat this price point. i actually want to startgetting into 4k this year, so, personally, i just ordered a g7 and i was able to pick it up, i found an open-box versionon amazon for 550 bucks, crazy, with the lens, with thebody, new condition, open box and if you’ve been watchingthis channel for very long, you know that’s one of myfavorite places to find deals is kind of in that refurbishedand used section of amazon.
and so, i’m pumped for this camera. so, here’s what thepanasonic g7 looks like. i’m shooting this in 4k, but then, and for the video you’re watching, it’s gonna be shrunk down to 1080p, but you can get a vibe of the footage. and, if you spec ’em out, compare them to, like, a canonrebel versus this camera, the g7 seems to kind of be
one of the best all-aroundcameras, right now, when you add up everything, the amount of features andperformance you’re getting compared to how low the price point is. okay, just to give you onelast look at the footage, this is the logitech webcam, this is the gopro, this is the canon elph, here is the canon vixia withthe wide angle lens screwed on,
here’s the canon 70d, givingyou an almost perfect idea of what the t5i footage is gonna look like and then, lastly, here’sthe panasonic g7, boom. but, remember, the bestvideo camera to have is the camera that you do have and so, use whatever you haveand level up your content and then, when you canafford it, upgrade your gear. question of the day: whatkind of videos are you making or are you planning onmaking in the future?
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