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Looking for a camera and Tripod for YouTube at under $300

post #1 of 6
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I know there's threads about this, but the other ones...well...suck. tongue.gif

I'm looking for a camera with good low light performance as this camera will be only used inside the house and I want to be able to put it on a tripod and aim it down facing my hands while I review products. I'd like one with a external mic if possible.

I was thinking about getting this camera http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-300-HS/dp/B004J41T7Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1375830848&sr=1-1&keywords=elph+300+hs Which is very cheap, but it's from 2011 and was wondering if any of you guys at OCN knew of a better model around the same price.


Thank you. smile.gif
post #2 of 6
buy a dedicated video camera. you will get better sound and overall better more reliable quality than a cheap P&S thumb.gif

buy a zoom H1 or similarly cheap priced external audio recording mic attach it to a stand off camera pointed towards you. hit record on both. then clap hands. record you video. sync later in post based on audio clap... profit wink.gif
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Rather save money. tongue.gif
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my suggestion actually gives you the best quality possibly for $300 and under. i am saving you money and telling you how to get quality. if quality is not important then why did you make this thread lol wink.gif

you ask for good low light performance and then post a link to a P&S camera that will not offer great low light in video mode. you realize performance in still photos does not always translate to similar performance in video mode thumb.gif
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You could always link me to the camera in question. redface.gif
post #6 of 6
there is no specific camera lol

pick anything in your price range. go on amazon and sort from cheapest to most expensive and then chose either sony or canon. those will give you great quality. at the end of the day 1080p is 1080p. all the cameras have the same size sensor in your price point and will have produce the same quality video, only differences will be minor between brands thumb.gif you will not be able to tell the difference unless analyzing really closely on a high end screen. for youtube a side by side will produce identical quality wink.gif
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