Best Camera for YouTube Videos — Top 5 Video Camera Reviews

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*** Show Notes, Gear and Cameras Listed in the Order Mentioned in the Video ***

1. Best Camera for Vlogging

The Canon G7X Mark I (You can find this camera under $500 used or refurbished on Amazon or Ebay)

VIDEO – G7X Mark I VS. Mark II

Sony RX100 V (Note: Version 3 & 4 of the RX100 are also great cameras and more affordable)

2. Best Camera for YouTube Content

Canon SL2 (Most affordable Canon DSLR with Dual Pixel Auto-Focus)

** NOTE ** Check out 10 photo examples all shot with the Canon SL2 on my Instagram here (Swipe to see all 10):

Canon 70D

3. Best 4K Camera for YouTube

Panasonic G7 (Best Budget 4K Camera)

Panasonic G85

Sony a6500 (This is the camera I’m using currently for shooting 4K video)

*NOTE* I use a SmallRig Cage for the a6500 that solves the overheating problem. Temporally it dissipates the heat through the metal. Check it out here:

*NOTE* The Sony a6500 only has issues with overheating when shooting 4K video.

4. Best Camera for Indie Filmmakers

Panasonic GH5

Sony a7S II

5. Best Camera for YouTube (Top Picks Overall)

Sony a6500 (Despite a few minor flaws this is an amazing camera that produces a world class image)

Canon SL2 (This featured packed camera delivers everything a “YouTuber” needs at an incredible price. It’s also one of the most user friendly cameras on the market)

VIDEO – Top 3 Cheap Canon Lenses for YouTube Videos

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———Cameras Used To Shoot This Video ——-

Camera — Sony Alpha a6500

Lens — Sony SEL1018 10-18mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Tripod — Ravelli Light Weight Aluminum Tripod With Bag

Microphone — Rode VideoMic Pro Compact VMP Shotgun Microphone

Lighting — StudioPRO (Set of 2) S-600BN Dimmable 600 Bright LED

This VIDEO was EDITED with Adobe Premiere on a PC.

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About This Video:
In this video Sean Cannell from Think Media reviews the best camera for youtube in 2017. If you are researching the best camera for youtube videos or the best camera for youtube vlogging, check out this video. These youtube cameras for beginners and pros are some of the best youtube cameras you can find. Also the goal of these video camera reviews is to find the best camera for video, or a good youtube camera. YouTube camera gear can be hard to pick out so I made this youtube camera guide to help you find cameras for youtube videos. In this video you’ll learn about the best hd video camera for youtube, the best overall camera and the best budget cameras for youtube videos!


The Women Are Worthy Show with Jacqlyn Charles says:

I plan on doing YouTube videos plus I would like to start interview people with a camera that’s great but won’t break the budget. Can you recommend one

The Tech Garage says:

Why not G7 at best overall camera?

The Mala e Cuia says:

Amazing video! Thank you for being so detailed and think in all pockets! Save me a lot of time!

Trainer Rock says:

Im poor

Josh Reacts says:

You should do a camera giveaway because I really need a camera to start a YouTube channel

Peggy Curtin says:

Hi – I enjoy your videos. I am looking to switch from my Canon T5i to a mirror less because my DSLR is way too heavy. Any suggestions for a sub 1K camera where photos are the top priority? But I also want the ability for videos in 4K

Mike Blarney says:

i forget the video.but theres a video that was on yt of a guy rushing a mlb was the most clear video i ever saw.could see the guys face and the field clear.i asked him what camara.he told me i only remember it was Canon. not sure the exact one.

Anonymous says:

CANON 77D / 80D, because of the good price and the extremely good liability and autofocus, and also touchscreen

Marion Blair says:

Too early for 4k. internet IP bandwidth is too slow and most screen resolution won’t go higher than 1080p. I really don’t see that much difference in quality, honestly.

Mike Blarney says:

i like the camara he shoots with in this video. the color pops. but im sure its very pricey. and im broke as a joke.

Rusk Reeder says:

Excellent work. Really superb. You keep your comments compact and focused.

John Smith says:

I want to make video that are high quality (HD etc, 4K possibly) for Vlogging in my home, walking around, with kids and dogs I need it mostly for video and not so much for photos but dont you need different mic set ups for Vlogging at home and whilst you are walking around in a supermarket? Maybe at home I could use a Yeti and in the supermarket environment a shotgun mic? I’m just learning now so I may have got this wrong so any tips guys you can give me will be so appreciated, thanks guys.

Connor Garr says:

I would totally recommend the Sony a5100 for both vlogging and even amateur film making. The image quality is pretty crisp, it has a flip screen, interchangable lenses (I also have a fotodiox canon lense adapter), takes pretty stable footage handheld, is a good starting base if you want to upgrade to an a6300 or a6500 later, and it can be found under $500 easily. Biggest downside I would say is that it lacks the option for an external mic. Otherwise I’ve been super happy with it.

CodyMetal says:

23:26 The difference between 1080 and 4k is crazy.

Ahmadou 14 says:

Definitely liked the video. Consistency and just on point. Love this.

Meghan Lawlor says:

Thank you so much for all of your amazing content! I just started on YouTube and your videos have helped me so much! I am also following your other channel Video Influencers and you guys are amazing. I love how you are always giving budget options and making it clear it’s good to start with what you have, then upgrade once you’re ready.

Riley Gonzalez says:

G7X Mark ii

Rafa Avila says:

Sean, I just got the SL2 based on your review and I gotta tell you I love it man! So light and easy to use and the amount of features it has for the price point is unreal! Already making my life so much easier not having to film my YouTube vids on my iPhone 6 lol. Definitely worth the $$$. Thanks dude!!!

The Cherry Martini says:

I love all your tips and I subscribe to you, can you take a look at my channel and give me some hints/tips for me?

Swedish Otaku says:

WTF, too expensive and you don’t even get a lens! =S

Emmanuel R says:

Hey bro how are you? I like your videos you really know how to make nice and professional videos. Hey now i have a question whats the best camera you think i can get for videos and pics and so you know i want one that don’t cost more than 1,000 also i have no experience with cameras i always use phones to record using hight phones like lg v30, note 8 etc.. But im open learn how to use i nice professional cameras 🙂

Cara Brandon says:

Does the Cannon SL2 allow you to pause recording? Also would it be a good choice for craft type videos, and tutorials where someone is watching hands and hearing what the person is saying?

Superhero-Kaif says:

Great indepth video. but with already spent around $3000 on my gaming + productivity rig I am not sure if I can spend anymore on any of these camera. I want to make tech videos like pc build video as well and still stand undecided what to buy without drilling a hole in my pocket, may be i need to look around a little more.

Sourav pro says:

Hii sir.. Big fan of yours just needed a help regarding my new dslr.. I use a nikon d7000 with 18-105 and a 50mm as previously i use to take lots of pictures but now iam more into videos and want my videos to look like they are taken from a full frame camera but considering my budget i have an idea which is can i get a canon sl2 and a sigma 18 – 35 f1.8(body fr dual pixel af & lens for smooth blurred bg videos) my purpose is making videos just like u sitting infront of the camera and talking and taking beauty shots of my products on sliders. Am i going right?? Or other bttr option is thr.. Please reply..

P Raker says:

The SL2 is a good camera, but so plasticky. Only 9 AF points. Eventually, as you develop your skills, you will understand why this is mediocre at best. If you’re on a budget, then definitely think about this camera. If you want to invest a little more and benefit from a AF tech that is world’s apart, go with the 77D at the very least.

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