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    Hello I am new to cameras and I have been doing research on what camera to get for YouTube videos. My videos are going to be indoors, mostly sitting, but who knows eventually I may do some outdoor vloggs as well. I know I will need good light and a tripod. I know my camera will need an audio port for external mic. My budget is not huge, I have saved some and going to ask for the rest as a Christmas present from the whole family. And as this is my first camera I don't want to spend a ton. I have been looking at the Sony HandyCam and the Canon EOS M. Any opinions or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank You!!
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    Most cameras today offer quality far above what YouTube can provide, but if you're going to do just videos, then stick to a video camcorder. It's pretty hard to go wrong with Canon, Panasonic or Sony.
    Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
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    If your primary purpose is supposed to be video, use something like the Sony Handycam (or Vixia, etc). If your primary purpose is supposed to be photo, use the Canon EOS M or similar. They overlap a great deal, but still have different core uses.

    Even cheapo cams can put out some decent stuff if you follow good production procedures (strong + even lighting, solid/stable support, few background distractions, clear + close audio, etc.).

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  4. I looked at a few camcorders when I was starting my YouTube channel. I had the Canon FS100 SD camcorder and wasn't happy with the quality. The light sensor wasn't very good, and it always looked blurry.

    When I was shopping for its replacement, I looked at a couple of videos from people I followed and they all recommended an SLR for video, which was a bit surprising. They all seemed to use the Canon Ti3, but I decided to go with the Nikon D5200 which has a little better resolution but otherwise has similar specs.
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    Originally Posted by racer-x View Post
    Most cameras today offer quality far above what YouTube can provide
    I think this comment is misleading if not totally wrong.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJMwDgwLMwY
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