Updated March 09, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Live Streaming Cameras

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Live streaming video is becoming more and more popular as people vie for hits on social media platforms. The cameras on our list are often made with that kind of use in mind, but many are also built to operate as security devices capable of sending footage to your smartphone no matter how far from home you roam. We've ranked them here by their functionality, image quality, and versatility. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best live streaming camera on Amazon.

10. Yi HD Dome

9. Kamtron Wireless IP Home

8. StarDot NetCam B

7. Aida UHD 4K/30

6. Nest Security Cam Indoor

5. Blackmagic Design Micro Studio 4K

4. Logitech Brio UHD Webcam

3. Sony a7R III

2. Mevo Plus Event

1. Panasonic Lumix GH5S

Editor's Notes

March 06, 2019: Our previous list may have taken too narrow a view of what could constitute a live streaming production, and so for this update there was a focus on phasing out models that had become a bit long in the tooth and replacing them with options that could significantly improve the video quality of customers looking to evolve their channels to a more professional production value. At the same time, we didn't find it prudent to include the same degree of professional gear you might see on our 4K live streaming cameras list. Instead, we wanted to confine this selection to a consumer market. The Sony a7R III and Panasonic GH5S are great examples of this, as they offer top-tier potential in their imaging capabilities without requiring the kind of investment that would prove prohibitive for a lot of upstart channels.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on March 09, 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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