Every day there are more and more people creating a new you tube channel and want to start shooting videos. Alot of people will use what ever they have and this is honestly the best thing to do when started a new you tube channel. However if you want to make an investment into your channel. You will quickly realize that this is alot harder then it seems. There are tons of cameras and you want to make sure your getting the right one for your needs. Below I am going to let you know the most commonly used cameras and whats the benefit of each one. The end choice is ultimately yours and make sure whatever you pick. It will not break or make your channel. Your youtube channel will grow and pop by the ammount of quality contact you upload. You can make quality content on your cell phone that could be better then someone who is just shooting random videos on a Sony A7S Mark 2.
Cameras mostly used on youtube can fall under 4 diffrent categories. You have your point and shoots, your DSLR’s or interchangeable lens cameras, Action Cameras (GoPros) and your mobile phones. Depending on the type of channel you have may determine the category you should be looking at. If you are just walking around shooting vlogs you might want to just use/buy a point and shoot camera, or use your mobile phone. if you are a snow border you might want to use a gopro in addition to your smart phone or a point and shoot. if you are doing a cooking channel or something where the camera is going to be station you might want to look at DSLR’s. Now this is not to say you are limited to using these cameras or have to use these type of camera. There is a famous vlogger named Casey Neistat who uses a DSLR to shoot his daily vlogs and he was voted you tuber of the year. So below are the top 5 cameras i think are best for shooting youtube videos in 2016.
#1 Canon G7X
Alof of people say this is the best camera for you tube. The video quality is great, the size is compact since its a point and shoot and the image stabilization is amazing. It has great auto focus and a very good focal length. Its great for just about all situations and this is why this camera is #1
#2) Panasonic G7
This is a great camera. It has really good auto focusing and can shoot 4k videos. Its a micro 4/3 sensor so there are plenty of lens available for the camera. The Price is great and the video quality is crispy. This is a great goto camera for what ever you need to record for you tube. This is also the camera I use mostly and you can see an example of it here.
#3) Canon 80D
Canon has been making great cameras for a long time now and you pretty much can never go wrong it them in my opinion. The 80D is the sucessor of the very popular 70D. While for the most part both the cameras are the same. The Canon 80D is a DSLR with amazing auto focus and a very large collection of canon lens. This camera could be used for just about anything you need it for. The only down side about the camera is that it does not support 4k videos. However many people dont even have a computer that can edit 4k videos so this may or may not be a big deal.
#4) Sony A7S Mark 2
In my opinion this is the best camera. Its a full frame camera and is a interchangeable lens camera that can compete and even out preform most DSLR cameras on the market. Its the camera most top you tubers end up turning to. It offers 4k video and a 12.2 megapixels 10 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor. However this camera is out of reach for most people including myself.
#5 GoPro Hero 4 Black
#5 was really hard for me to pick. But honestly no youtuber is complete until they have a go pro. This lil camera shoots in 4k and is just useful. No mattery the situation you can always find a use for gopro’s. However the usability comes with a price. The camera doesnt offer the best sound. I personally find this camera shining the brightest when used for montage or good fps shots.