It’s an exciting moment when you begin your YouTube career but you have to be prepared. Here are some awesome Canon cameras for YouTube videos. This list is solely for the Canon fanboys and those looking to switch over.
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This is the most expensive Canon on this list. This might be a bit too much for your average Youtuber, but for those who are serious about film, then this is well worth it. Compared to the previous 5D models the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV offers new full-frame sensors with 30 Megapixels. Also, this camera catches awesome 4K video clips, which is something that we haven’t seen before with the 5D models. The increase in resolution and new features might be worth the upgrade. Once again, due to the price, this DSLR is not for everyone but it’s a great camera.
We have been waiting in anticipation for the 5DS and we have not been disappointed. This is an ultra-high-resolution camera with a 50-megapixel full-frame sensor. This might be the go-to camera for professional photographers. Although it can be great for those who need it for video production, there is no denying that the 5DS specializes in the reproduction of fine detail. This is a photographer’s dream, but Youtubers can look forward to full HD 30p movie capability and the time-lapse movie function.
This is a great upgrade to the Mark II. Canon has refined the hardware on this DSLR. If you are trying to save close to $1000, then the Mark III is a great option. It’s great for those starting a sports blog or outdoors YouTube channel. It’s also a great DSLR for weddings. For the price, you are getting a lot. The Mark III handles dim light like a champ and because of the body, shooting handheld videos is a breeze.
This is a popular DSLR among well-known Youtubers. I love the flip-out screen, which is great for framing your shot. If you plan to start vlogging at home, then it’s perfect for precise video placement. Would you like to monitor your audio while you are filming? No problem! The Canon 80D comes with a headphone jack that some previous models do not have. Videos can be shot with up to 60 frames per second in full HD. Also, this camera features an awesome 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor.
For a while the EOS 5D Mark II was the most popular DSLR on the market. This camera is truly phenomenal. The price suggests that it is only for amateurs but that is far from the truth. A couple years ago if you told me you were going to buy the Mark II on Amazon for around $1000, I would have bust out laughing.
The Mark II has been involved in the creation of some great films such as Iron Man 2, Black Swan, Mad Max, The Avengers, and more. Don’t let the price full you. You are getting a 21-megapixel CMOS sensor, Sensor dust reduction, Full HD Video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, Live View Function, 3.0-inch Clear View LCD, and, more. This is a steal.
When you start using the Canon EOS 70D you are going to immediately notice that the autofocus is very fast which is why this is one of the best YouTube cameras on the market for beginners. The EOS 70D is perfect for vlogging and low light situations. Just like the 80D this DSLR also comes with a flip-out screen. Some key features that you will enjoy are the 20.2MP APS-C ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor, 63-zone iFCL metering system, 7 fps continuous shooting, 19-point AF system, silent’ shutter mode, and DIGIC 5+ image processor.
This is another popular camera among Youtubers. Although this DSLR is older now if you are on a budget, then the T6i is a great option. The T6i vs T6 is no competition. The video quality on the T6i is worth the few extra dollars. This DSLR offers a 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor, Full HD 60p, Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC, Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Anti-flicker, and more for around $500!
At $300 the T5 is the cheapest DSLR on this list. What I love about the T5 is that not only are you getting the body for $300 but you are also receiving a 18-55mm lens. This camera is packed with more features than you will ever use and I think it’s the perfect beginner camera.
Just to make this list fair I had to add a camcorder. If you are not a DSLR person, then the VIXIA HF R700 is a great camcorder for YouTube videos. The price is perfect for those who are trying to save. It fits well in your hand and the zoom is amazing. This camcorder performs well in low light and it’s great for stealth shooting. For $200 you can’t complain.
- Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens. $70
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens. $100
- Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens – $70
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens. $500
- Opteka 650-1300mm (with 2x- 1300-2600mm) for Canon. $180
Below I will recommend two cameras for those are trying to save but want a camera that is going to get the job done.
#1 Buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II today here – $800
#2 Buy the Canon EOS Rebel T6i today here -$500
- “A Nikon only exposes the body, a Canon exposes your soul.”
- “Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation, and execution.”
- “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
- “A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people, change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.” ― Albert Einstein