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Starting a YouTube Channel | What Camera Do YouTubers Use

Catrina Jones
Catrina Jones

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YouTube has always been the most popular online media for expressing yourself through video. You don't have to be a professional vlogger to use it as it's for everyone including you. If you are starting to make your own YouTube channel, I'm sure you've wondered about what cameras do YouTubers use. In this guide, I will show you some of these cameras that YouTubers use for filming high-definition YouTube videos. You can purchase the one you like for yourself!

what Cameera Do YouTubers Use

The Most Popular Types of Video Cameras for YouTube Videos

  • DSLR cameras – Best for versatility and a majority of different applications

  • Mirrorless cameras – The freshest and rising type of video cameras in the market but a bit expensive

  • Sports and Action cameras – Great for sports, and filming as first-person angles

  • Camcorders – Ideal for home videos and other smaller types of uses

  • Point-and-Shoot – Great for filming concerts, kid's videos, or merely any type that you need to fit a camera into your pocket or small bag for

The Top 5 Best Cameras to Make YouTube Videos

GoPro HERO4 – For the Action Seeker

If you are considering starting a channel showing off your parkour skills or snowboard lessons in Switzerland, a GoPro will definitely be a well-worth investment. It has several different models, the HERO4 Black is the best and the most expensive of the bunch. But if you are on a budget, you can choose the cheaper versions which will also give you nice HD-footage.

 GoPro HERO4

Canon EOS 70D – For the Pro Video Maker

Canon EOS 70D is a technically advanced camera which is easy to use and has a handy flip screen. This camera is popular amongst YouTubers and has been used by creator such as makeup guru Zoella. Key features of the 7D includes:

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor

  • 8 frames per second continuous shooting

  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls

  • 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots

  • 19-point AF system (all cross-type)

  • 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage viewfinder

  • Wireless flash control

 Canon EOS 70D

Canon G7X – All-around Best Camera

Canon G7X is regarded as the ultimate YouTube camera. It is used by YouTubers like Philip DeFranco, Fun For Louis and iJustine, etc. It shoots in full HD and up to 60 fps and it has multiple settings to choose from. Not only is it lightweight and perfect for vlogging with, but it's also powerful enough to shoot beautiful close-ups, time-lapses and even slow-motion sequences. Key features:

  • New 1.0-inch, 20.2 MP High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor

  • f/1.8(W)-f/2.8(T), 4.2x optical Zoom (24mm-100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm and IS equipped lens

  • Selfie-ready multi-angle capacitive 3.0" touch panel LCD

  • Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video with up to 60 fps

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC

Canon G7X

Logitech C920 – For the Game Player

If you are looking to do the average game player face-cam in the corner of your video, go for a web camera such as the Logitech C920. If the name Markiplier rings a bell, you might be interested in knowing that this is the camera he's used for some of his gameplay videos. It's compact and way more affordable than a DSLR. And if you are only using it for gameplay, chances are you won't be needing anything else. Key features:

  • Crystal clear 1080p calls through Skype without needing to change any settings

  • Stylish soft blue recording lights

  • Built-in stereo microphones capture audio wonderfully

Logitech C920

Canon S120 – For the Vlogger

Canon S120 is for the vlogger on a budget and has been used by Fun For Louis and Casey Neistat. The camera is light and has image stabilization and WiFi for those who want to upload the video directly. The price tag is surprisingly low and it's one of the cheapest cameras on the list. The quality of the video will still be good enough for your daily meanderings. Key features:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites

  • Upload virtually anywhere on your iOS or Android device with free download of the Canon Camera Window app

  • Capture beautiful 1080p full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button, zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output

  • 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor combined with the Canon DIGIC 6 image processor for exceptional low-light performance with an ISO range of 80-12800

  • Bright f/1.8 lens with 5x optical zoom and 24mm wide angle view

Canon S120

Yes, a great YouTube channel starts with a good camera. This is why choosing the right camera for your YouTube channel can have a large effects on the success of the channel. Now you should have enough information to get the best camcorder for YouTube, so good luck and happy vlogging!

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