The Best Camera For Making YouTube Videos – UPDATED Pt. 1

by Steven Washer on December 8, 2015

The last time I did a video like this unicorns roamed the earth and cars did not drive themselves. But as surely as the seasons change, the same thing happens online.

It’s just that the seasons are shorter.

Video has come a long way in 3 years. It’s no longer sufficient to say this or that camera is best. You’ll be much happier if you know where you are on the Comfort Continuum.

In this video you’ll find out where that is for you, and what cameras to be taking a serious look at.

Hope you like it. And let me know below what your tool of choice is these days!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim Cliff December 8, 2015 at 10:58 am

Great video as usual Steve. Couldn’t agree more with your choices – the cameras on smartphones are amazing these days and just right for beginners.

As for webcams, many laptops come with cameras built in, and I’ve been really impressed with the quality of many of them, especially on MacBooks.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what you recommend for the Aspirants and the Senseis


Steven Washer December 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

And it’s amazing to me that at the Novice end of the spectrum, HD is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s a requirement.


Jeff Harrison December 8, 2015 at 11:20 am

Looking forward to the next videos discussing your thoughts and recommendations for the next levels. Its enjoyable to watch and listen to your tutorials, you make it clear concise and easy, thank you


Steven Washer December 8, 2015 at 11:29 am

Thanks, Jeff. I think it was just realizing that there’s a huge diversity of people and cameras, and they don’t all dance to the same music. 🙂


Perry Lawrence December 8, 2015 at 11:41 am

Hey Steve, great stuff here. I too am looking forward to your next installment on this!


Steven Washer December 8, 2015 at 11:44 am

Thanks, Perry!


Wiz Withers December 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Steve: Great stuff, as always. Looking forward to Phases II and III.

Also appreciate including the Samsung Galaxy for us Android users. 🙂



Steven Washer December 8, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Just between you and me, some of the Galaxy specs are better. 🙂


Violet December 8, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Thanks Steve! I’m “borderline aspirant”, so I will continue to happily use my iPod Touch (like the iPhone 5) for now. I clearly don’t like to sit in a chair when I am shooting my videos 🙂 I also own a C920 but have not actually used it – having too much fun with the iPod touch! The iPod Touch has been PERFECT to launch me from complete video newbie last year, to creating one new blog video every two weeks right now. I learn something new about making video, with each one. Old horse, new tricks. Thanks for your help along the way –


Steven Washer December 8, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Thanks, Violet. I absolutely used to recommend the iPod Touch. Considering your output, that’s been a particularly good investment for you!


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