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Spec me some equipment

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Vidar, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Vidar

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 18, 2008

    Posts: 2,942

    Location: Liverpool

    As some of you may be aware, I've not seen my two eldest kids for over 6 months due to ongoing issues with their mother.

    I want to start doing a Youtube video diary for them, for missed birthdays and things as time goes on and was wondering if people could recommend some good entry level equipment that will give good audio and image quality without a huge price tag attached?
     
  2. Schizo

    Don

    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 12,101

    Location: ipswich

    Budget ?
     
  3. Vidar

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 18, 2008

    Posts: 2,942

    Location: Liverpool

    Ideally I'd like to keep it around £150 but can stretch that if needed.
     
  4. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 59,152

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Use your phone.

    Any camera worth getting will be a few hundred line the Canon GX7 or Sony RX100V.

    Getting a £150 camera for this will be a waste of money.
     
  5. wez130

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 10,363

    Location: WGP New Zealand

  6. Vidar

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 18, 2008

    Posts: 2,942

    Location: Liverpool

    Thanks guys, I'll do that
     
  7. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 59,152

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    I'd suggest getting a gimbal for the phone, you can get them for about £100 and it'll give you a more cinematic video.
     
  8. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 27,371

    Another vote for phone, and spending money on a microphone or gimbal etc. The phone manufacturers spend a lot of money on getting good video, something cheap cameras don't prioritize.

    Good lighting and recording to an external mic will make a big difference.