List of Cameras for making YouTube videos

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This is a reference of some of the cameras for making YouTube videos.

Please note! Camera price will vary. Check online or their official website for current pricing and any offer.
Price in INR (Indian Rupee).

Following are some of the key points to note.

  • Ability to shoot HD videos 720p
  • Ability to shoot Full HD videos 1080p
  • Video recording at any one of the frame rate 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, 60fps
  • Lens Image Stabilization (awesome if included)
  • Lens Aperture f/1.8, f/2, f/3 (lower the value more the light entering the lens and better the quality)
  • Flip screen (this is must if you are shooting yourself)
  • 4K video recording feature (optional)
  • Time lapse feature (optional but good for vlogging)
  • Wi-fi (optional)

Please note! This is just a reference and you can use any other camera model that can record awesome videos.

Also note! Most of the cameras don't have a decent microphone and hence pick up a lot of noise. So, consider using an external microphone to capture better audio.

Click here for list of microphones.

Point and Shoot Camera

If you are interested in recording videos without making too many adjustments in the camera then Point and Shoot are the best thing for you.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Price: 50,000

This is a go-to camera for vlogging because of its quality and the screen that tilts 180 degree so you can see yourself when shooting your video.

  • 20.1 megapixel camera
  • Zoom Lens 4.2x
  • Image Stabilisation
  • Focal length: 8.8-36.8mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-100mm)
  • f/1.8-2.8 aperture
  • 3 inch LCD screen that can flip 180 degree for selfies
  • Shoot RAW and JPEG image
  • Full HD 1080p video at 60fps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Time-Lapse Movie mode
  • ISO up to 128000


Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV

Price: 70,000

This is an ideal camera like the Canon PowerShot G7 X if you are shooting yourself.

  • 21 megapixel camera
  • Focal length: 8.8-25.7mm
  • f/1.8-2.8 aperture
  • 2.9x optical zoom when recording video
  • ISO up to 128000
  • 4K video recording (5 minutes limit)
  • 3 inch LCD screen that can flip 180 degree for selfies


Action Camera

If you are adventure loving person. Enjoy riding bikes or jumping off a plane then Action Sport cameras are for you.

GoPro Hero Session

Starting Price: 15,000

This is the lighter compact version of the GoPro Hero.

  • 8 megapixel camera
  • 1440p video at 30fps
  • 1080p video at 60fps
  • Waterproof 33ft (10m)
  • One button control
  • Wind noise reduction
  • Bluetooth and Wifi


GoPro Hero 5 Session

Starting Price: 20,000

New version of Hero Session.

  • 10 megapixel camera
  • 4K video at 30fps
  • 1440p video at 60fps
  • 1080p video at 90fps
  • Waterproof 33ft (10m)
  • One button control
  • Advanced wind noise reduction
  • Video stabilization
  • Bluetooth and Wifi
  • Voice control


GoPro Hero 5

Starting Price: 27,000

Bigger version of the GoPro Hero Session.

  • 12 megapixel camera
  • 4K video at 30fps
  • 1440p video at 80fps
  • 1080p video at 120fps
  • Waterproof 33ft (10m)
  • One button control
  • Advanced wind noise reduction
  • Video stabilization
  • Bluetooth and Wifi
  • Voice control
  • Touch display


DSLR Camera

If you are interested in taking full control and dive into Manual mode then DSLR cameras are good for you.

Canon 70D

Starting Price: 70,000

Canon 70D is used by many YouTubers because of its flip screen, amazing auto focus and face tracking features. These are the must-have features for vlogger or anyone who is making video by themselves.

  • 20 megapixel camera
  • Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
  • JPEG and RAW image
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 sec to 30 sec
  • Digital zoom: 3x-10x
  • Video format: MOV
  • 1080p video recording at 24fps, 25fps, 30fps
  • 3 inch LCD touch screen which flips 180 degree and 360 degree.
  • Battery: LP-E6
  • Image stabilization depends on the lens

You can buy body only or with a starter kit lens 18-55mm / 18-135mm. Check their website for more info.



Canon 80D

Starting Price: 80,000

This is the next and improved version after Canon 70D.

  • 24 megapixel camera
  • Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
  • JPEG and RAW image
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 sec to 30 sec
  • Digital zoom: 3x-10x
  • Video format: MOV and MP4
  • Full HD 1080p MOV format at 29.97fps / 25.00fps / 23.98fps
  • Full HD 1080p MP4 format at 59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97fps / 25.00fps / 23.98fps
  • HD 720p MP4 format at 59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97fps / 25.00fps
  • 3 inch LCD touch screen which flips 180 degree and 360 degree.
  • Battery: LP-E6N
  • Image stabilization depends on the lens

You can buy body only or with a starter kit lens 18-55mm / 18-135mm. Check their website for more info.



Extreme Camera

These are cinema quality camera.

Please note! Extreme cameras are not required and not recommended to everyone. You can accomplish most of your project using the cameras mentioned above.

Canon C100 Mark II

Starting Price: 1,50,000

This is the next and improved version after Canon 70D.

  • 8.3 megapixel camera
  • Compatible lens: Canon EF Mount, EF-S and EF Cinema lens
  • Video format: AVCHD / MP4
  • 3.5 inch LCD screen
  • Video recording at 1080p Full HD and 720p HD and SD

You can buy body only or with a starter kit lens 18-55mm / 18-135mm. Check their website for more info.



RED Raven

Starting Price: 4,00,000

This is a cinema quality camera capable of shooting video at 4K. Newer versions can shoot video at higher resolution like 8K.

  • 8 megapixel camera
  • 4K video at 120fps
  • 2K video at 240fps

The body costs INR 4,00,000+ and then you have to buy the other accessories which will push the price over INR 8,00,000+