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I need a camera for youtube videos.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I normally record gaming content through OBS on my PC, but me and a friend have decided to make some videos in real life just for fun.

For our first video I used my Samsung S8 at 1080p 30FPS (can also record in 60FPS); The end result was acceptable enough, however next time I want to come better equipped.

 

My first thought was to buy a small tripod and lapel/lavier microphone since it was mainly the phone's microphone that proved difficult.

My other idea was to go a little more long term, and buy a beginner budget camera, and attatching a microphone to that. I've yet to look into cameras so I have no idea if they're good or not, but the first thing that came to mind was one of those handheld camcorders, though any suggestion helps.

Im not looking for outstanding results as its nothing professional but I would like better overall quality than what I got out of my phone. If anyone has ideas im all ears.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Trippsy said:

I normally record gaming content through OBS on my PC, but me and a friend have decided to make some videos in real life just for fun.

For our first video I used my Samsung S8 at 1080p 30FPS (can also record in 60FPS); The end result was acceptable enough, however next time I want to come better equipped.

 

My first thought was to buy a small tripod and lapel/lavier microphone since it was mainly the phone's microphone that proved difficult.

My other idea was to go a little more long term, and buy a beginner budget camera, and attatching a microphone to that. I've yet to look into cameras so I have no idea if they're good or not, but the first thing that came to mind was one of those handheld camcorders, though any suggestion helps.

Im not looking for outstanding results as its nothing professional but I would like better overall quality than what I got out of my phone. If anyone has ideas im all ears.

 

 

Budget?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Lord Vile said:

Budget?

$200 max for the camera. Its only for Youtube so im not looking to break the bank.

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6 minutes ago, Trippsy said:

$200 max for the camera. Its only for Youtube so im not looking to break the bank.

That including a mic and tripod? 


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Zoom Q2n 4K or Canon Vixia RF800 are really good vlog cameras for under $200. I've used both and they are very trusty and put out outstanding looking video. Also, the GoPro Hero 5 has had good reviews (although I've never used it) and is around $150 USD

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Just now, Lord Vile said:

That including a mic and tripod? 

No, just the camera.

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1 minute ago, Trippsy said:

No, just the camera.

Could look for something like an A6000 used? Only does 1080p60 though 


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maybe a used canon t2i?


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9 hours ago, Trippsy said:

$200 max for the camera. Its only for Youtube so im not looking to break the bank.

nothing you can really do at that price. most used canon t_i start at around 250-300 and most cheap non camcorders don't have a mic


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6 hours ago, GDRRiley said:

nothing you can really do at that price. most used canon t_i start at around 250-300 and most cheap non camcorders don't have a mic

Did say the 200 was camera only not including mic and tripod 


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6 hours ago, Lord Vile said:

Did say the 200 was camera only not including mic and tripod 

right but without a mic in you'd have to get something like a zoom h1 and sync in post


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You'll probably will need to up the budget, as there aren't many good cameras that do decent video at $200, especially if you are looking for one that has the ability to take an external mic. You probably won't be able to go any higher than 720p in terms of resolution at that price, unless you pick up a used camera.

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14 hours ago, GDRRiley said:

right but without a mic in you'd have to get something like a zoom h1 and sync in post

True would be an adventure though ;)


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I would say try a point and shoot. I'm looking to get one myself because I am an upstarting youtuber myself and I'm considering getting one that records at least 1080p.

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I just went through what OP is going through. Mostly do video game stuff on YT, and recently wanted to do some live action. 
As of now, here is where I am at:
Canon R700 Camcorder (Used was about $150)

Tascam Lav and Recorder $200-ish

Crappy Kmart Tri-pod $Free....for reasons....

Carbon Fiber Glide Stick $40

 

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