For new influencers, especially on YouTube, getting a good camera is ESSENTIAL to look professional. We know that the number of cameras online can be overwhelming but we can help you through it!
Influencing is so competitive nowadays, a camera’s video quality is essential to its clickability.
The other fact about being a new influencer is you may not have a big budget to spend on the most decked out camera for making videos.
Here is our list of ten quality cameras on a budget:
If you are primarily filming yourself, this is a great camera to start off with. It functions much like the camera built into your computer but shoots in HD.
This camera also features autofocus and is designed for shooting up close. This camera is priced at $99.
While the last camera was for up-close shots, this camera can go the distance. If you’re filming more active footage, this camera is perfect because of its video stabilization controls.
This camera also boasts time-lapse and slow-mo features for $249.99.
Compact and easy to use for first-timers, this camera can still shoot in HD and has image stabilization for $229.99.
These features make this camera ideal for vlogging.
This camera is so compact it’ll fit right in your pocket for $199.99.
While it may be small, it is still powerful, featuring image stabilization and a DIGIC 4+ image processor (aka it can shoot in low light).
One of the more expensive on this list, at slightly over $250, this camera is a BEAST for photography and video shooting.
This Nikon camera can connect wirelessly to your laptop to easily transfer footage. It also has vibration reduction so if you don’t have a tripod yet, your footage will still be stabilized.
6. AKASO EK7000
This camera is similar to a GoPro, but for a fraction of the price. This camera is designed for the outdoors. With its waterproof body (up to 131 feet), this camera can go anywhere.
This camera also has a WiFi feature so you can upload your photos and videos while you’re shooting. Which is handy if you don’t have your laptop around for just $59.99.
7. YI 4K
The YI 4K features the highest video quality on this list at, you guessed it, 4K. While this may seem like an expensive feature, this camera is only slightly over $100.
This camera also boasts a long battery life and has a touchscreen.
8. Sony DSCHX80
This gadget is another compact video camera on this list!
The Sony camera is straightforward to use and features a flip screen, so you can see yourself while you’re filming. This product is slightly more expensive at $368.00.
This camera has a rear illumination sensor, allowing the camera to take in more light, which is perfect for low light filming.
This feature helps keep the footage from being too grainy.
If you just can’t afford new video cameras in the beginning, use your phone! Using a phone tripod, which is inexpensive and widely available, you have all you need for a basic set up!
No matter what type of video you are filming, there is a camera on this list for you. Depending on your budget and what features are most important to you, your video camera selection will be different from someone else.
Regardless of budget, there are quality cameras out there that will suit your needs.
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Amanda Korz is a blogging intern at LadyBossBlogger. When she is not working, she enjoys writing poetry, reading, and playing video games.