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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!


30 thoughts on “Best Camera for YouTube Videos — Top 5 Video Camera Reviews”

  1. QQTD: What do you think is best camera for YouTube this year? LMK 👇👇👇

    Video #TimeCodes (Click time to skip to that part of the video)
    0:41 The most important thing to consider when picking out a camera
    1:35 Best Camera for Vlogging
    4:55 Best Camera for YouTube Content
    5:33 *LIST of Canon Cameras with Duel Pixel Auto-focus (and flip-screens and mic inputs)
    10:28 Best 4K Camera for YouTube
    15:54 Best Camera for Indie Filmmakers
    18:27 Best Camera for YouTube (Top Picks Overall)
    22:14 Example Footage from All Cameras
    24:13 Question of the Day!

    Thanks for checking out this video!

  2. hi there, I am planning to make some blogging video mostly out on a sunny day. Should i go a Camcorder ( like Sony FDR-AX700 which has a 1-inch sensor ) or a mirrorless camera ( like Sony A6400 which can shoot for more than 29 mins )? Which one will produce stunning video footage? Please note that i am not trying to become a professional videographer but i want to make some blogging video with stunning image quality! Your kind advice will greatly be appreciated . Thanks heaps

  3. PLSSS REPLY ME PLSSSS 😥 What's the best video camera or just camera for singing? That picks every detail from your voice, giving you an accurate sound of your voice a lively voice that sounded just like you I've been looking but I'm not sure what camera I've found online but I hope you're an expert. So what's best recording camera that is good for singing?

  4. How about audio? Looks like you have a nice set up behind you.I wish to invest in 5.1 surround sound but not sure what and connect it to my iMac. Can you do a video on that? Thank you

  5. i hope you see this comment and are able to help…but i use a jvc camcorder atm and its not great but it gets the job done, i have the opportunity to buy a cannon eos 5D Mark II, I know it doesn't have auto focus but i was hoping you would be able to tell me if you think this would work just for a simple youtube videos. cheers.

  6. ….. and thanks to your many videos, Im going to purchase the Canon Rebel SL2! I need something to take professional photos of my kids and still vlog.

  7. Hey Sean, Are you going to make a 2019 best camera for youtube video? I'm just using an old Rebel T3i and it works fine but I want to upgrade soon. Should I wait until a reasonably priced canon dlsr comes out in 4k, Splurge on a 5D Mark iv, buy an 80D and forget about 4k for now or just keep what I have. Thanks

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