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1️⃣ Go Pro Cameras
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2️⃣ Sony ZV-1
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In this video, Nolan & Omar break down the best cameras for YouTube Beginners. These Cameras are great for starting your YouTube Channel and will allow you to learn as you go.
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— If you’re looking to start
creating YouTube videos,
chances are, as you don’t need a camera
that’s gonna make it harder
for you to actually start creating videos.
So that’s why in this video,
we’re gonna be talking about
some of the best options
when it comes to cameras for beginners.
I’ll be talking about some pros and cons
as well as some features
that you need to know
about with these cameras
so that you make the right purchase
and buy the right camera to
start creating YouTube videos.
— [Narrator] You gotta just press record.
— This video is brought
to you by StreamYard.
Hey, what is up?
It’s Omar Eltakrori with Think Media
and this channel is all about helping you
with the best tips and tools
to help build your influence on YouTube.
And now when it comes to buying a camera,
I really think about
two things to consider.
First, it’s that the camera you go with
gives you what you are looking
for and is easy to use.
The second thing to note
is that the camera you end up going with
gives you the ability to grow with it,
and what I mean by that is,
the ability or maybe potential
to swap out the lenses
or add some accessories like
mikes or lighting to it.
All these things come into play,
especially with different use cases
like if you’re going to live stream.
Now, I’ll be going through
five different cameras.
And as I talk about these cameras,
I’ll actually be using them
so that you get a good example
of what they look like.
The first camera being the
smartphone that’s in your pocket.
So I really love shooting
videos on the smartphone
because hands down it’s
the most easiest way
to start creating content
because it’s simply just
turn on the camera and go.
I’m actually using my iPhone 13 mini,
it’s like the cheapest
version of the iPhone
that you can get.
And I have the wireless mic hooked up.
And that’s what’s cool about smartphones
is you can totally accessorize them.
And another cool thing about smartphones
is that they have two different lenses.
So right now I’m using
the wide angle lens on it
which in good lighting looks really great
and it’s awesome for vlogging.
And so if you’re looking to
get more of a tighter shot,
you can turn on the other lens,
which this is kind of like the main lens,
the medium wide lens on the iPhone mini.
But I know smartphones go up
to three, four lenses nowadays,
which is crazy.
All that to say, shooting on a smartphone
is just one of the easiest ways
to just get started making YouTube videos.
In the past, I would say that
smartphone’s biggest flaw
was that they don’t really
give you a blurry background,
but as of late, not only do they…
Like the last shot you just saw
has a nice blurry background
when using that main lens on an iPhone 13.
But now this iPhone has
implemented cinematic mode,
which gives you an artificial background,
not a real blurry background,
but an artificial blurry background,
which is what a lot of
people are looking for.
And so when we’re talking about cameras
that you’re looking for
that will give you the
look you’re going for,
an iPhone 13 is one of the best options.
And I have the cheapest one.
I know what I’m saying generally speaking
the smartphone will allow
you to do all these things,
but I would say if you’re
considering making YouTube videos,
not a bad investment would
be to get a newer smartphone
because you’re actually going to use it
as a workhorse camera.
So I actually invested
into an iPhone 13 mini,
which is the cheapest,
however, I did get more space.
And so with that being said,
I would say the biggest con
to using your smartphone to create content
most likely will be that
this is your smartphone,
you use it for phone calls,
you use it for text messaging.
And so it might fill up in
space and things like that.
So planning ahead and
investing in a smartphone
you know you’re going
to use to create content
is not the worst idea
and I think is actually a great idea,
especially being all the things
you can do with a smartphone.
You can get good lighting and a good mic
and it’ll sound and look phenomenal,
especially if you’re out and about
and you have good lighting
even with the sun.
And another incredible thing
about using your smartphone
to create YouTube videos
is that it’s probably the only 4K camera
that you can film videos in and edit them
and then post them.
You’re talking like the entire
process of creating YouTubes
could be done on one device,
which I think is something
to take into consideration.
But although the smartphone
is one of the best ways
to get started creating YouTube videos,
if you’re ready to make a
purchase and you watch to do
you just want to buy a camera
and you wanna go legit from the get go,
there are some great camera options.
So I’m actually going to pass it to Nolan
from the Think team,
and he’s going to talk about the GoPro
and the best use cases for that camera.
Take it away Nolan.
— Thanks so much.
Now, I totally agree,
the GoPro really is a
fantastic camera for beginners
mainly because it’s automatic.
So I can just pull this out,
I can hit record and I
don’t really have to worry
about shutter speed and aperture ISO.
If you don’t know what that means,
it doesn’t really matter on this GoPro.
What you’re seeing now
is the GoPro Hero 10,
and it’s a $500 camera.
You can get the GoPro Hero 9 for $400.
So that’s gonna matter
if you are in the price range
for buying a camera like this.
But really this camera is gonna be great
for those adventurers.
If you’re someone who likes to hike
or you like to go surfing
or do really cool stuff,
this is a great camera
because it’s waterproof,
it’s dust resistant and you can
just kind of throw it around
and do a lot with this camera
which you can’t do that with most cameras.
Now, I also like the colors
that you get out of the GoPro.
Right now this is just ungraded.
So this is the colors you’re gonna get
straight out of the camera
and it looks pretty good.
You’re also able to shoot
in 4K resolution and up.
So if you need to crop in a little bit,
you can definitely do
that with this camera
because you have that extra space there.
Now, if you are someone who
does like to go on adventures
and you just need that action camera,
this is definitely the
perfect camera for you.
When it comes down to it,
this isn’t really the
best vlogging camera.
‘Cause right now I have a
shotgun microphone, a cheap one,
and the media mod,
and it just kinda builds up
when you start to add that stuff on it
and it’s kinda needed
because the audio on the
GoPro isn’t the best.
However, if you are someone
who just wants to go on hikes,
you wanna record cool memories
or get really cool underwater shots,
the GoPro is a beast
when it comes to that.
It’s really small and it packs
a lot inside of this camera.
Now the cons would be that
this camera doesn’t really
give you that blurry background
that you can get with other cameras.
However, it does have 4K so
you’re able to kind of punch in,
but that can be a con if
you don’t have the space
to actually edit 4K.
If you don’t have a great computer,
then these file sizes might be
a little bit too big for you.
And those would be some of the cons
of when going with the GoPro.
But overall for a beginner,
this is a fantastic
camera and it’s super cool
in all the different ways
that you can use this thing.
So I definitely think
that the GoPro deserves to be on the list
for the best cameras for beginners.
— Thank you so much Nolan for the GoPro.
Man, the GoPro is such a cool camera.
I just think it’s one of
the easiest cameras to use
’cause there’s not too
many things going on.
And if you’re definitely one
that travels or does fun stuff,
a cool way to capture
that is with a GoPro.
But the next camera I wanna
talk about is the Sony ZV-1.
This is a point and shoot camera
that comes in at around $748
at a time of shooting
this video here in the US.
And what’s so cool about this camera
is that similar to the GoPro,
you kinda get everything in the package.
Like this isn’t a camera that
you could change the lens on,
it is a camera with a lens built into it.
And it’s a very versatile lens being that
it’s a 24 to 70 equivalent lens,
meaning, I’m about 24 millimeters here
and I can zoom all the way into 70
just like you see right here.
But I don’t know if you want
to see the pores of my face.
That’s kind of weird.
So I’m not going to do that to you.
But this is an incredible camera
that straight out of the
box looks incredible.
Shoots 4K video, has no record limit,
has a great image straight
out of the camera,
and is also great for
live streaming as well
because it has a clean HTMI.
So if you plan on leveling
up maybe your live streams
or even your video conference calls,
the ZV-1 is a great camera to do so.
Another cool feature about the Sony ZV-1
is that there’s an internal
ND filter inside of the camera
so that when I am filming outside,
I can actually put on that ND filter
and it will give me a
nice blurry background,
which for a camera this small
to give me this much blurry background,
I think is pretty sweet.
And the camera also has a
flip out articulating screen
so you could simply see yourself
when you are filming yourself.
Another cool thing about the ZV-1
is that it has incredible auto-focus
specifically eye auto-focus
and its ability to really track your eye
no matter where you are
is just really impressive in my book.
Another really cool feature
about Sony cameras as of 2020
that I don’t hear much people talk about
is their intelligent auto modes.
This isn’t just your simple program auto
like other camera brands.
No, Sony does an incredible job
at being able to identify a scene
and adjust settings accordingly.
So if you wanna just keep it
in intelligent auto video
mode or even photo mode,
you’re gonna be super
happy with the results.
However, I would say the biggest con
when it comes to this
camera is the focal length.
The fact that you cannot change the lens
might be something that
you may struggle with,
but if you like what this looks like,
and I’m about arm’s length distance,
maybe a little bit closer to
the arm’s length distance,
and you’re gonna be okay.
But most people who like to log typically
like more of the wide shot
to show off more what’s
happening around you.
And the only way you can
do that with the ZV-1
is to buy this accessory that’s about $50.
Some people would say
it’s a little impractical.
I think it’s a pretty cool accessory.
I used to have it on the camera itself.
That is the Sony ZV-1,
an incredible camera.
And I actually, I will post the links down
to every camera I talk about
down in the description below
as well as some of the videos
that we’ve made around these cameras.
So if you want to get
deeper into any camera,
be sure to check out those
links down in the description.
So this next camera, I would
just be straight up with you.
It’s also a Sony camera,
but this is probably my favorite camera
for creating content.
And that is the Sony ZV-E10.
This is a $798 camera.
So it’s just about $50
more than the Sony ZV-1.
However, the biggest difference 100%
is the fact that it has
So if you’re looking to get
a different look out of the camera,
you can simply change the lens
and get either a more wide
shot or a more compressed shot.
Right now I’m shooting on the kit lens
that comes with the camera
at this price point.
But I love this camera
for so many reasons.
One reason is that it’s small,
It also has a flip out screen
so you could see yourself.
It also has the mic jack,
so you can plug in a mic.
It also shoots in 4K.
It also has awesome autofocus.
It has all the things that the ZV-1 has
and just a little bit more.
One of the absolute coolest
features about these ZV-E10
is when using it for live streaming,
all you need is a USB
cable, no special software,
no special hardware,
just a USB cable plugged
into your computer or laptop,
and you can use this camera
for live streams and Zoom
calls and things like that,
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You could share your screen
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or you can upload videos
that you can play on your live stream.
But probably one of the coolest features
is that you could bring
on guests so easily,
so you can conduct interviews
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And really it’s one of the best ways
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I think the Sony ZV-E10
is definitely one of my favorite cameras
and is like the number
one camera I recommend
most new content creators
who are looking to get into
creating YouTube videos.
Now there’s just one more
camera that I wanna show you
and I would say up to this point,
it is the most popular
YouTube camera of all time.
And that has to be Canon M50 Mark I
or the Canon 50 Mark II.
These are both small cameras from Canon.
The best-selling camera
I think of all time
when it comes to creating
content and YouTube videos.
The Mark I comes in at $664
at the time of shooting this video,
but let’s make sure it’s clear.
I got a faster car now.
All that to say,
this is a very affordable
Like these ZV-E10, it’s
also a mirrorless camera.
What’s cool about this camera is that
it is also interchangeable lens cameras,
and so if you wanted to upgrade the lens
and you wanted to start vlogging
and get like this lens right here
which I have, it’s an 11 to 22.
If I zoom out, I got a super wide shot
and it really makes creating
content a lot more easier
when you have this much room to work with,
especially when it comes to vlogging.
It also has a flip out screen.
And just without a doubt,
Canons are just really good for beginners
because they’re super easy to use.
There’s even beginner modes
with these kinds of cameras.
So it actually kinda like
teaches you how to use the camera
and get the most out of
it, which is what I love.
I would say the biggest
con of the Canon M50
is that it doesn’t shoot good video in 4K.
It’s kind of like unreliable.
The super big crop, the autofocus is gone.
Like right now I’m shooting in 1080
and I’m scaling it up to 4K
because all the other cameras,
including my smartphone shot in 4K.
So that’s just something
to take into consideration.
However, it is important to note
that most people watch
their videos on their phones
and you can’t quite necessarily
watch 4K on your phone yet.
So even though I upload a 4K
video file on Think Media,
if you’re watching this on your phone,
you’re watching it in 1080.
So you wouldn’t really be
able to know the difference
in that sense.
However, it is important
to note that nowadays
you can get 4K on your smartphone
and the 4K and the M50
isn’t that reliable.
Now I’d love to hear your thoughts
on which camera you like the best
and which one you think
would be the best for getting started.
As far as my opinion goes,
I guess to answer the question,
what is the best camera for beginners?
I definitely think the smartphone
is what you need to get started with.
Like start creating videos
with your smartphone.
Creating YouTube videos
has so many implied tasks
and the chances are
is most people who
actually invest in cameras
before getting started
end up being paralyzed by all the things
that come with using a camera.
But just hitting record on a smartphone
and just getting started is
what you really need to do.
Now, if I were to choose,
if I started YouTube today
for the very first time,
especially knowing what I know now,
the camera I would actually
invest in is the Sony ZV-E10.
I really believe that’s the best camera
and value you get for the price.
This camera, not only is it easy to use,
but it gives me the
look that I’m going for,
and it gives me the ability to grow,
knowing that I can change
the lens to get a better look
or I can film long form videos.
Like if I wanted to start a
video podcast or something,
or even shoot long form
videos if it’s like this,
and the ability to live stream so easy.
And so I can level up my Zoom calls
as well as my live stream.
I mean, really it’s
probably the best camera
that checks off those two boxes
that I mentioned earlier in the video.
But that would be my thoughts
and I’d love to know your thoughts.
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if you’d like to check
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But if you want to go deeper
in any of these cameras
that I talked about,
make sure to check out
the description below
as well as some accessories I used
as far as mics and things like that.
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