Updated January 12, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Cameras For YouTube

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Whether you're producing a dramatic or comedic web series, or creating personal or informative content for a specific set of viewers, the cameras for YouTube on our list will give you the power to make compelling videos that look great. We've included models suitable for creators of all types in a good range of prices, with an emphasis on picture quality, versatility, and ease of use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best camera for youtube on Amazon.

10. Olympus Pen E-PL9

9. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

8. Sony RX100V A

7. Blackmagic Design Micro Studio 4K

6. Canon EOS 80D

5. Sony Alpha a6500

4. Nikon D7500

3. Panasonic Lumix GH5s

2. GoPro Hero 7 Black

1. Sony a7 III

Editor's Notes

January 08, 2019:

An interesting cross section here of models in a particular price range but intended for a pretty variegated audience, as YouTubers have a broad range of needs depending on what exactly they produce. Sony has a few solid entries, as they got a big head start on innovating mirrorless devices suitable for video capture, but companies like Nikon and Canon reliably make a showing, as well.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 12, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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