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DSLR, Camcorder, Point and Shoot as webcam?

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I'm just doing some clicking around the intertubes looking at webcam options and thought I'd see what any of you are doing besides the traditional Logitech c920. I stream random stuff where a movable camera is nice and being able to get clear close ups and quick auto focus is important. But at the same time I don't wanna drop $2000 on a DSLR cause I'm cheap. This would be a cool LTT episode where they compare different cameras. 

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I'm not sure how, but plenty of people stream directly from the camera on their phones. I'm sure there are plenty of simple tutorials on google/youtube

 

edit: You can get an entry level DSLR for under $500 all in, and have a good set up. There are bundles everywhere on amazon and the likes

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You could buy a cheap canon camera and use it threw either Magic Lantern or CHDK (check before deciding tho), assuming a native version doesn't already exist.

 

50 minutes ago, CollapsedNut said:

This would be a cool LTT episode where they compare different cameras. 

As much as I, Brandon and others try threw various means of begging and requests, I doubt Linus would even rent cameras for a day to do such a video...

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The internet is telling me the Canon R800 video camera is a pretty good webcam https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N7OAH3I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

But then I'm scrolling amazon and see these chinese 4k video cameras for around $200...but do I dare. I guess since it's amazon I can always send it back.

Tell ya what if the chinese 4k one actually works, I'll send it up there if Linus will compare it to something :) 

Also I think I'll grab an Elgato camlink to make the process go easier. 

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