There are many different cameras which can be used to make content with. A lot of people go with things such as “point and shoot”, or basic cameras (basicly). Some people (such as myself), has gone into different types of cameras, such as DSLR’s, or even action cameras.
Point and Shoot
Point and Shoot cameras are easy to use and very lightweight, but overall lacks depth, and quality (of video, and photos if wanted). Point and Shoot cameras are really great for “newbies” as it can allow people to create content at a cheap and affordable rate. These cameras can come in many different qualities, such as 720p, 1080p and even 1440p. These cameras normally don’t support higher than 60FPS (without being over $400).
Examples of Point and Shoot are:
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II – $769.95 (Amazon) – This is the best Point and Shoot camera available, but very pricey. YouTubers such as Joe Sugg, Caspar Lee, Alfie Deyes uses this camera. Video test here.
DSLR is more for photos, but with the right microphone, and the correct gear, it can benefit you great. These cameras are extremely bluky, so it’s good to actually carry a bag (which I have with me at all time). These cameras aren’t expensive, but to get something in 4K (4096×2160), it can be costly. A wide range of DSLR’s now come with 60FPS too, to actually enhance the camera experience.These also allow you to customize the lens, to add more depth, and distance when needed.
Examples of DSLR are:
Nikon D3100 (with 81-55mm lens) – $220.94 (Amazon) – One of personal favourites, I believe the Nikon camera series is very strong, and affordable, personally I would go with a higher model as it has more features. Video test here.
Action cameras are getting used more and more. A lot people are exploring these because they’re super durable, have a good battery life, and overall the quality is high. There is a wide range of gear for action cameras, which in turn enhances the viewing experience (adding a first person view to the situation).
Examples of Action Camera are:
GoPro HERO4 Silver – $314.99 (Amazon) – The most common action camera, and it would be at the top of my list, but due to the high price point, you can get a decent Point and Click for a lot cheaper. Video test here.
DBPOWER EX5000 – $57.99 (Amazon) – I feel as lot of the brands which aren’t GoPros are really strong, such as the DBPOWER EX5000, the quality is decent (as you will be using it on the go), and the sound quality is better good, and for the price it’s a must have. You can find footage here.
These are only a few examples of cameras, if you’re looking into getting one of these cameras, make sure you look at the quality (visual, and audio), is strong, and worth the investment. Buying a camera is a lot of money, and you need to make sure you get the right one for your needs.
My opinion would be to start with a cheap camera (Point and Shoot) with a Canon SX610 HS as this camera is cheap, yet affordable, and I have used this camera personally. After this camera slowly increase the quality to a cheap DSLR (by looking online).
When looking for cameras make sure that you look around, as you can find cheaper deals online using Ebay/Amazon/Newegg for example. The links on this post was linked towards amazon as they have the good description of the products, and give an accurate retail price.