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May 23, 2023 14:27:14   #
Hawkeye60 Loc: Easton, MD
 
Are the less expensive (Chinese) camcorders good for blogging, YouTube videos and documentaries?

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May 23, 2023 16:33:58   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
Hawkeye60 wrote:
Are the less expensive (Chinese) camcorders good for blogging, YouTube videos and documentaries?


R50, not Chinese but inexpensive.

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May 23, 2023 17:36:53   #
cahale Loc: San Angelo, TX
 
If one doesn't blog, then one doesn't need a camera for blogging. Whatever that is.

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May 23, 2023 18:37:17   #
bdk Loc: Sanibel Fl.
 
I use a go pro and for something to back it up I use a Prime Go off brand piece of crap but still works. I run a page for my dog stories and youtube travel blog . The gopro is small, easy to store, not expensive has stabilization that actually works. Cards for it are cheap. its every thing I need.,

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May 24, 2023 06:10:56   #
SkyKing Loc: Thompson Ridge, NY
 
…you might get the best results with your smartphone and spending the $32 dollars for a smartphone tripod…?

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May 24, 2023 09:20:51   #
zug55 Loc: Naivasha, Kenya, and Austin, Texas
 
No camera needed for blogging.

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May 24, 2023 09:27:27   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Hawkeye60 wrote:
Are the less expensive (Chinese) camcorders good for blogging, YouTube videos and documentaries?


In my experience and research, it seems the best reasonably priced cameras for YouTube videos and documentaries are made by Panasonic Lumix.

Micro 4/3: GH6 and GH5 Mark II

Full frame: S5 Mark II and S5 Mark IIX

Two of those can do live streaming, straight from the camera through your phone or WiFi network.

The S5 II and IIX have hybrid phase detect autofocus, much better for video blogging, action, etc.

The GH6 and the S5 Mark IIX are advanced video models, but all four cameras are good for stills. The full frame models are the better all-around performers for both stills and video.

Canon and Sony are the only other manufacturers I would trust with video, but OVERALL, Panasonic Lumix has the lead right now, because they incorporate so many advanced video features in very relatively affordable bodies.

> Wave Forms and Vectorscopes, in addition to Histograms
> Downloadable LUTs (look-up tables that adjust color for you, based on pre-determined settings)
> Shutter speed adjustable in Shutter Angle, so if you set the traditional 180° angle and change frame rates, the shutter SPEED is automatically adjusted for you.
> Four channel audio with the use of an accessory XLR adapter and the mic jack on the camera
> No overheating and unlimited recording time
> Full size HDMI out
> USB-C external recording to SSD on some models
> USB-C charging on some models
> Raw video recording with the right external video recorders for ProRes Raw and Black Magic B-Raw (on the S5 IIX)
> The best in-body AND in-lens dual image stabilization in the business


Most Canon EF full frame dSLR lenses can be attached to an S5 II or IIX and work just fine, using the Sigma MC-21 L-Mount to EF Mount adapter. Leica, Sigma, and Panasonic all make FIRST party lenses for the entire L-Mount system they share.

All Micro 4/3 lenses made for Olympus/OM Systems and Panasonic Lumix Micro 4/3 cameras are interchangeable, too.

Plenty of used gear is available from KEH, MPB, and other used equipment dealers, too.

Check out reviews by Gerald Undone, Micro Four Nerds, Geeky Nerdy Techy, PhotoJoseph, Camera Collective, Tony & Chelsea Northrup, Sam Holland, CVP, Josh Cameron, and all the dozens of others that will pop up in your YouTube feed when you look for those...

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May 24, 2023 09:55:59   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
burkphoto wrote:
In my experience and research, it seems the best reasonably priced cameras for YouTube videos and documentaries are made by Panasonic Lumix.

Micro 4/3: GH6 and GH5 Mark II

Full frame: S5 Mark II and S5 Mark IIX

Two of those can do live streaming, straight from the camera through your phone or WiFi network.

The S5 II and IIX have hybrid phase detect autofocus, much better for video blogging, action, etc.

The GH6 and the S5 Mark IIX are advanced video models, but all four cameras are good for stills. The full frame models are the better all-around performers for both stills and video.

Canon and Sony are the only other manufacturers I would trust with video, but OVERALL, Panasonic Lumix has the lead right now, because they incorporate so many advanced video features in very relatively affordable bodies.

> Wave Forms and Vectorscopes, in addition to Histograms
> Downloadable LUTs (look-up tables that adjust color for you, based on pre-determined settings)
> Shutter speed adjustable in Shutter Angle, so if you set the traditional 180° angle and change frame rates, the shutter SPEED is automatically adjusted for you.
> Four channel audio with the use of an accessory XLR adapter and the mic jack on the camera
> No overheating and unlimited recording time
> Full size HDMI out
> USB-C external recording to SSD on some models
> USB-C charging on some models
> Raw video recording with the right external video recorders for ProRes Raw and Black Magic B-Raw (on the S5 IIX)
> The best in-body AND in-lens dual image stabilization in the business


Most Canon EF full frame dSLR lenses can be attached to an S5 II or IIX and work just fine, using the Sigma MC-21 L-Mount to EF Mount adapter. Leica, Sigma, and Panasonic all make FIRST party lenses for the entire L-Mount system they share.

All Micro 4/3 lenses made for Olympus/OM Systems and Panasonic Lumix Micro 4/3 cameras are interchangeable, too.

Plenty of used gear is available from KEH, MPB, and other used equipment dealers, too.

Check out reviews by Gerald Undone, Micro Four Nerds, Geeky Nerdy Techy, PhotoJoseph, Camera Collective, Tony & Chelsea Northrup, Sam Holland, CVP, Josh Cameron, and all the dozens of others that will pop up in your YouTube feed when you look for those...
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May 24, 2023 10:50:12   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
zug55 wrote:
No camera needed for blogging.


I'm pretty sure he means video blogging, or "vlogging." Most spell checker/grammar checker/punctuation checker systems will not let you type "vlogging" without putting it in quotes!

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May 24, 2023 10:58:02   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
cahale wrote:
If one doesn't blog, then one doesn't need a camera for blogging. Whatever that is.


Blogging is the posting of commentaries and conversations on electronic bulletin board sites. UHH is essentially a blog.

Video blogging or "Vlogging" is the posting of informative videos, commentaries, and audience comments on video hosting sites such as YouTube. There are hundreds of thousands of video bloggers on YouTube, commenting on just about everything you can imagine. It's become a replacement for much of what library reference sections used to do.

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May 24, 2023 11:07:50   #
zug55 Loc: Naivasha, Kenya, and Austin, Texas
 
burkphoto wrote:
I'm pretty sure he means video blogging, or "vlogging." Most spell checker/grammar checker/punctuation checker systems will not let you type "vlogging" without putting it in quotes!


The UHH spellchecker flags "mirrorless," but not "vlogging" (nor "blogging" for that matter)--with or without quotation marks. Furthermore, the UHH spellchecker does not autocorrect.

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May 24, 2023 12:33:56   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
zug55 wrote:
The UHH spellchecker flags "mirrorless," but not "vlogging" (nor "blogging" for that matter)--with or without quotation marks. Furthermore, the UHH spellchecker does not autocorrect.


Yes, but MacOS DOES, in both cases.

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May 24, 2023 13:06:48   #
srg
 
Hawkeye60 wrote:
Are the less expensive (Chinese) camcorders good for blogging, YouTube videos and documentaries?


I had a blog recently.
Fortunately, there was a clean restroom nearby.

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May 24, 2023 15:34:32   #
wdross Loc: Castle Rock, Colorado
 
burkphoto wrote:
In my experience and research, it seems the best reasonably priced cameras for YouTube videos and documentaries are made by Panasonic Lumix.

Micro 4/3: GH6 and GH5 Mark II

Full frame: S5 Mark II and S5 Mark IIX

Two of those can do live streaming, straight from the camera through your phone or WiFi network.

The S5 II and IIX have hybrid phase detect autofocus, much better for video blogging, action, etc.

The GH6 and the S5 Mark IIX are advanced video models, but all four cameras are good for stills. The full frame models are the better all-around performers for both stills and video.

Canon and Sony are the only other manufacturers I would trust with video, but OVERALL, Panasonic Lumix has the lead right now, because they incorporate so many advanced video features in very relatively affordable bodies.

> Wave Forms and Vectorscopes, in addition to Histograms
> Downloadable LUTs (look-up tables that adjust color for you, based on pre-determined settings)
> Shutter speed adjustable in Shutter Angle, so if you set the traditional 180° angle and change frame rates, the shutter SPEED is automatically adjusted for you.
> Four channel audio with the use of an accessory XLR adapter and the mic jack on the camera
> No overheating and unlimited recording time
> Full size HDMI out
> USB-C external recording to SSD on some models
> USB-C charging on some models
> Raw video recording with the right external video recorders for ProRes Raw and Black Magic B-Raw (on the S5 IIX)
> The best in-body AND in-lens dual image stabilization in the business


Most Canon EF full frame dSLR lenses can be attached to an S5 II or IIX and work just fine, using the Sigma MC-21 L-Mount to EF Mount adapter. Leica, Sigma, and Panasonic all make FIRST party lenses for the entire L-Mount system they share.

All Micro 4/3 lenses made for Olympus/OM Systems and Panasonic Lumix Micro 4/3 cameras are interchangeable, too.

Plenty of used gear is available from KEH, MPB, and other used equipment dealers, too.

Check out reviews by Gerald Undone, Micro Four Nerds, Geeky Nerdy Techy, PhotoJoseph, Camera Collective, Tony & Chelsea Northrup, Sam Holland, CVP, Josh Cameron, and all the dozens of others that will pop up in your YouTube feed when you look for those...
In my experience and research, it seems the best r... (show quote)



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May 26, 2023 23:04:56   #
Chicago312 Loc: Western suburb, Chicago
 
Hawkeye60 wrote:
Are the less expensive (Chinese) camcorders good for blogging, YouTube videos and documentaries?


You can use whatever you have on hand, or have access to. I used my iPhone 7 until I upgraded to the iPhone SE (gen 3).this spring. I also use my Nikon Z6 more for video than photography these days.

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