Part 3 The Best Camcorder for Live Streaming
Part 1: The Best Camera for YouTube Live Streaming
If you happen to be a YouTuber, then you know cameras are essential. Thebetter the picture, the higher the followers. With that in mind, here are ourtop picks for the best camera for YouTube live streaming.This product is one of the best cameras for YouTube live streaming because ofhow quick it is. Everything about this camera has been geared towards high-resolution imaging. It gives an artifact-free performance in 4K videorecording, combined with a high-speed internet connection, capable ofconnecting across a range of network types. Itâs fast, reliable, and can beused to record everything from the film footage to the sound. With a 3.5mm micit is good enough to do ASMR, if thatâs your gig.Specs * 4K QFHD video capture * Wi-Fi/ WPA/WPA 2 compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz * 30 FPS * 2,360 dot OLED viewfinder * 5mm ext. mic * 3 âtilt/swivel display * 5 mm remote port * USB 2.0 and HDMI type D * 16-megapixel cameraPros * Comes with Panasonic patented High-Speed AF with Depth-From-Depth focus for quick focus and adjustment. * Easily accessible controls that cover everything you need. * 4K quality video and photo, with the option to switch to still if you want.Cons * This is a professional camera. If you are a beginner, you wonât be able to understand most of the settings without the instructions. * The AI auto setting isnât always 100%. Users who are beginners and bought the camera found they couldnât rely on it.Slightly different to the G7, the Lumix GH4 offers mirrorless tech,16-megapixel picture density, and a 3 âLCD touch screen control panel âall of which contribute to making it the best camera for YouTube livestreaming.As well as high resolution, clear detail filming, this camera comes witheverything you need to be a YouTube star. The attention to detail is simplymarvelous. The best part isnât the OLED monitor, the micro-four-thirds sizedphoto sensor, or the splendid optical zoom. No. The best part is theweatherproofing they have done to make this camera compatible with outdooruse.By far, this is the best camera for YouTube Live Streaming, outdoors.Specs * 4K video and photo resolution. 24p cinematic video feature. * Magnesium alloy body making it tougher than the G7 * 16 megapixels Digital Live MOS Sensor technology. * 4 CPU Venus Engine capable of capturing JPEGs, raw footage, and RAW stills. * Wi-Fi with NFC technology * No-leak, wear-resistant, weather-sealed. * OLED monitor and electronic viewfinderPros * That outdoor weatherproofing means this is a camera you can take around the world with you. Perfect for outdoor channels. * The 4 CPU Venus Engine makes it exceptionally fast â be it to process your commands or to upload your footage. * This camera does everything the G7 does, and then it does a few more things â and all outdoors. * The LCD and OLED screens are convenient when you are trying to fame.Cons * You get what you pay for. This might be an excellent camera, but the price is around triple what you would pay for the G7. * Some users report focus issues and having to refocus often. Arguably, this is fine as long as someone is behind it, filming you.
Part 3: The Best Camcorder for Live Streaming
Which is the best camcorder for live streaming across the board? Letâs findout.The best camcorder for live streaming, the R800 comes with tons of coolfeatures, its compact, handheld, and fits into a standard tripod (you can pickthem up online for about ten bucks). It has decent sound, excellent picturequality, and itâs easy to control. What more do you want from your streamingtech?Specs * 57 x advanced zoom with 32 x optical and Super Range OIS. * 28 megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor * Up to 3 dB audio recording * DV4 image processor compatible with Canon Connect Station CS100 * Minimum Focusing Distant 10mm wide endPros * Crisp, clear shot that will capture the small details. * Good picture and light balancing * Runs pretty cool (23-113o) so it shouldnât add to the heat in your console roomCons * The best streaming camera will have more megapixels than the best camcorder for live streaming will. * Reviewers report audio can get scratchy if itâs loud.Another we class as the best camcorder for live streaming is the HC-V770. Welove the HC because it comes with everything you need to get started,including a viewfinder and a cheaper price tag than its predecessor. Itâsvery lightweight, provides excellent picture quality, and has a 20 x zoomfunction. Not bad, just not as impressive as the R800.Specs * 3 inch LCD screen, viewfinder * 20 x optical zoom * 5 ounces (lightweight) * Handheld, external mic input * 1080 HDPros * More full angled field of vision than 4k models * External mic input is getting rarer and rarer in handheld camcorders. * Reportedly excellent file transfer and speeds.Cons * Itâs a little on the expensive side for what it is. * The mic in the camera is weak, and you need the extra.
GoPro Hero 7 action camera with adventure kit
The latest and greatest GoPro action camera has received a decent price cut ofjust over £60. The newest GoPro comes with gimbal-free stabilisation and abundled ‘adventure kit’ that includes a case, handle and head strap. This is agood place to start if you want to realise your dreams of becoming a famousYouTuber.The GoPro Hero 7 Prime deal brings the bundle down from £358.10 to £285.45.
Best Premium Compact Camera Brand – Canon
The digital still camera market continues to face an uphill task competingwith smartphones which are increasingly getting more powerful and betteroptics. While DSC sales in 2017 generally fared better than 2016 over thefirst nine months according to CIPA, they started dipping again in the lastquarter. For this Readers’ Choice category, our winner is once again Canon,which garnered 34% of the votes. Last year, the EOS DSLR maker released thePowerShot SX730 HS, a 20.3-megapixel compact camera with a 40x optical zoomlens; as well as the PowerShot G1 X Mark III, a small-ish compact camera withan 24.2MP APS-C camera and a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. Of course, Canon hasalso been aggressively pushing its EOS M series of compact system cameras,such as the EOS M5, M6, and M100.
Best Action Camera Brand – GoPro
With a commanding 56% of the votes, GoPro is now a two-time winner of our BestAction Camera Brand award. The company’s current flagship Hero action camerais the Hero 6 Black, which sports an all-new GP1 chip for double theperformance of the older Hero 5. It can also record 4K at 60fps or 1080p at240fps for stunning slo-mo videos. Also new is the Fusion, a 360-degree cameracapable of delivering 5.2K footage at 30fps. Interestingly, Nikon, which makesthe KeyMission series of action cameras, is in (a distant) second place.
Best action camera overall: GoPro Hero8 Black
Why you should buy this: Its super-smooth electronic image stabilization makesfor a great user experience.Who it’s for: Extreme athletes and vloggers.Why we picked the GoPro Hero8 Black:When it comes to action cameras, GoPro is a household name. It’s the brandthat started it all and it continues to lead the way. The Hero8 Black is thefirst physical redesign since the Hero5 Black, incorporating a built-in mountthat lets you forego a frame or case. This makes it faster and easier to setup, while also allowing you to swap batteries and memory cards while thecamera is mounted to something. The camera is also thinner overall, making itmore pocketable.GoPro also turned up it’s impressive HyperSmooth stabilization to 2.0 in theHero8, offering gimbal-like steadiness that smooths out the roughest trailruns or mountain bike rides. It’s beyond impressive, and probably the numberone reason to buy the Hero8 over other action cameras. It’s far from the onlynew feature, however. TimeWarp 2.0 offers new ways to create incrediblypolished hyper-lapse videos, automatically choosing the time-lapse speed basedon camera movement and allowing you to slow down to real time at any point.New microphones and audio processing algorithms make voices easier to hear,even in windy and noisy conditions, and improvements to the interface make thecamera even friendlier to use.GoPro also rolled out a new line of accessories for the Hero8 called mods. Thecurrent mods let you add an LED light, mini shotgun microphone, and even aflip-up selfie screen. For the vlogger, there’s never been a better actioncamera than the Hero8 Black.GoPro also continues to update its mobile app, which is simply the best in thebusiness. The QwikStories feature, previously its own app, is now built-in andlets you combine GoPro footage with photos and videos stored on your phoneinto fun, automatically edited clips that can be shared on social media.Of course, not everyone will need the latest and greatest and you can stillpick up the Hero7 Black brand new, now at a reduced cost. To see how it stacksup, see our GoPro Hero8 Black versus Hero7 Black comparison.Read our Hero8 Black review.
Most versatile action camera: Insta360 One R
Why you should buy this: This modular camera is both a standard action cam and360 camera in one — there’s even an option with a larger sensor.Who it’s for: Adventurers that can’t decide between a traditional action camand 360Why we picked the Insta360 One R:The Insta360 One R is unlike any other action camera on the market. A modularcamera, the One R allows adventurers to swap out mods to go from a traditionalwide-angle action camera to a 360 camera or even an advanced action camerawith a large, 1-inch-type sensor. Think of it like the mirrorless camera ofthe action camera category, only instead of swapping lenses, you swap mods.Despite having multiple parts that plug together, the One R is still small andwaterproof to 16 feet.Besides the versatility of those mods, the camera integrates Insta360’sexcellent image stabilization. Using the 360 mod, stabilization is nearlyperfect as it can reframe the image infinitely without cropping away pixels.Stabilization with the wide-angle lens mod isn’t quite as spectacular, butcompares well with the other action cameras on the market.The list of features for the Insta360 One R is long — there’s also tracking,invisible selfie stick mode, hyper lapses, time-lapses, and much more. Imagequality is what we’d expect from an action camera on the wide-angle and 360mods, and we’re getting ready to try out the 1-inch Leica mod next. Sensorsize plays a huge role in image quality, so the Leica mod may give the One R aleg up over GoPro.While an excellent action camera for video, it’s not ideal for still photossince there’s a slight delay that makes it difficult to time the shots justright. Some of the controls can also be a bit finicky. But, for theversatility, the Insta360 One R is unmatched — and the price isn’t too badeither.Read our Insta360 One R Twin Edition review
Best action camera alternative to GoPro: DJI Osmo Action
Daven Mathies/Digital TrendsWhy you should buy this: Screw-on filters, front-facing screen, goodstabilization.Who it’s for: Adventurers and filmmakers who need easy filters and a goodscreen.Why we picked the DJI Osmo Action:Pick up an Osmo Action and the first thing you’ll notice is that it has twoLCD screens, one on the back and one on the front. It’s a clever twist on thetried-and-true action camera recipe that allows you to easily frame selfieshots — a nice touch for vlogging — or preview your shot when the camera ismounted in such a way as to make the rear screen inaccessible. It also has thebest rear screen of any action camera we’ve tested, with a true 16:9 aspectratio and better resolution than GoPro.DJI’s other innovative feature with the Osmo Action is support for screw-onlens filters. If you need to add a diving filter, polarizer, or neutraldensity, simply unscrew the default protective glass and replace it with afilter. It’s a standard thread size which means filters are available frommany manufacturers and aren’t difficult to find.The DJI Osmo Action also has impressive electronic stabilization, at least atthe level of the Hero7 Black, but we’d put it below that of the Hero8 Black.Its interface is a near copy of GoPro’s, which means it’s easy to use, but itdoes lack some features. It’s also waterproof without a case, can shoot 4K/60pvideo, and is otherwise everything you’d expect from a flagship action camera— all for less money than the Hero8 Black. Where DJI falls behind GoPro iswith its mobile app, which simply lacks the features and ease of use ofGoPro’s, but hopefully, this will evolve into something more full-featuredover time.Read our DJI Osmo Action review.
Best action camera for travel: Olympus Tough TG-6
Hillary Grigonis/Digital TrendsWhy you should buy this: It is a sporty camera with optical zoom and largersensor.Who it’s for: Those who don’t mind a larger camera in exchange for betteroptics and larger sensor.Why we picked the Tough TG-6:Yes, we admit this is a stretch: The Olympus Tough TG-6 is technically arugged point-and-shoot camera, and while it is compact enough to fit in yourpocket, it’s bigger than your typical action cam. So why buy it? The TG-6 hassome notable action cam attributes, but in a body that operates like a stillcamera, making it perfect for adventurers who want a camera with capabilitiesthat go beyond capturing POV footage.Like an action camera, the TG-6 is built to withstand the elements (andwithout a case, no less), so you can drop it in the snow, sand, or waterwithout worry. It also has a larger sensor, a 4X optical zoom lens, andsensor-shift image stabilization. For action sequences, it can shoot bursts upto 20 fps.Finally, the TG-6 lens also has a microscope mode for capturing thingsincredibly up-close, something no action camera can do. It shoots RAW photosand 4K video, uses GPS to record your location data, and leverages Wi-Fi tolet you share online.The Olympus Tough TG-6 is a minor update to the popular Tough TG-5, with newlens coating and… not much else. The design and features are otherwiseidentical, but the TG-5 was so far ahead of its time that the TG-6 is stillone of the best point-and-shoots you can buy. Our TG-5 review below will letyou know what to expect from the TG-6, too.Read our Olympus Tough TG-5 review.
Best cheap action camera: GoPro Hero7 Black
Hero7 Black (left) next to Hero8 Black.Why you should buy this: The best of the previous generation, now for less.Who it’s for: Anyone who doesn’t need the latest and greatest but still wantsa solid camera.Why we picked the GoPro Hero7 Black:The Hero7 Black was the flagship of the previous generation, and it remains inGoPro’s lineup today — but now at a reduced cost. This is the camera thatintroduced HyperSmooth stabilization, and while GoPro improved upon it for theHero8, it’s still an impressive feature here.The body is the older style, so you’ll still need a mounting frame to attachthe camera to anything, unlike the Hero8 Black with its integrated mount. Thegood news is that it’s the same design as cameras going back a fewgenerations, so if you’re upgrading from a Hero5 or Hero6, you can use thesame frames you already have.As far as video quality goes, you don’t sacrifice much by choosing the Hero7over the Hero8. It still shoots 4K at up to 60 frames per second, and you getall the advanced settings within ProTune. The main difference in quality willcome down to HyperSmooth stabilization, which isn’t available across everyframe rate as it is on the Hero8.While we love the new lower-profile design of the Hero8 and fun features likeTimeWarp 2.0, the truth is that the GoPro Hero7 Black remains more than enoughaction camera for most people. We don’t hesitate to recommend it.
What is an action camera?
An action camera’s main function is to record the user’s perspective using acompact camcorder. Most action cams can shoot video, stills and are typicallyeasy-to-use and durable. As action cameras evolve, we benefit fromincreasingly advanced features that make one model vary from another alongwith several budget offerings.GoPro is basically the same as action cameras at this point. We allacknowledge that it’s the best option for videotaping extreme sports andentertainment. You’ve probably seen countless GoPro cliff diving videos, butyou can use the GoPro for numerous other adventures, including everything fromweddings and moviemaking, to name just a few. The GoPro’s condensed size makesit an ideal choice for active situations and extreme conditions where it’simpossible to take a bulky camera or smartphone. A few examples of where youcan use your GoPro include riding a snowboard, on an animal, and even floatingin outer space. Since we’re on the topic of GoPro, we’d be careless if wedidn’t fill you in on all the Black Friday GoPro deals going on so you canbenefit from the holiday sales and start your own GoPro adventure.Action cameras are tiny, including sensors that are much more petite thanstandard point-and-shoot cameras. Notwithstanding, famous brands like Sony andGoPro still succeeded in creating new models with superb image quality,including 4K video ability.You’re bound to get excellent results for 4K videos if you’re in a place thathas adequate lighting. If you’re looking for the best lighting, we highlyadvise experimenting with your videos in natural daylight or high-qualityartificial lighting. Several high-level action cams use Wi-Fi, making datatransfer and video sharing a fast and easy process, more so than ever before.
8. Action Camera
If you are buying a tech gift for your adventure lover man, then an actioncamera is the best gift. The action cameras can record videos underwater andeven in motion. They are a great way for us to relive those unforgettablemoments. Using an action camera during adventure sports that require the useof both your hands, such as bike riding or trekking is a good decision. Youcan take photos of precious moments and breathtaking views which you wouldn’tbe able to capture otherwise. GoPro Hero 9 is the latest action camera byGoPro. * GoPro HERO9 Price: Rs. 49,500 | Buy Here: Amazon * DJI Osmo Action Price: Rs. 23,390 | Buy Here: Amazon * SJCam SJ5000X Elite Wi-Fi Action Camera Price: Rs. 8,790 | Buy Now: AmazonHere are more options: Best Action Camera you can buy