Are there affordable digital cameras out there for anyone to UP their YouTube game?

Digital cameras! YES PLEASE! As a photographer of course I am going to be excited about this section! I remember starting scrambling all over Google and hoping I was going to find the right camera for me. Reading every blog, website, comment and suggestion and I was just overwhelmed. ISO, autofocus, prime lenses, aperture and everything in between. Was it really that important?

In reality, I had cameras in every device in my home. Cellphones, iPads, iPods etc But, I wanted to start a photography business and using my iPhone wasn’t going to get me anywhere. So, after weeks of research I found a post on OfferUp to a used Nikon D700 for $500. Even though I wanted the next version up with all of its insane bells ans whistles, this fit in my budget and will produce the professional quality I needed. Needless to say, I got my moneys worth and then some.

The Nikon D700

The Nikon D700 is a professional digital STILL camera. Meaning it doesn’t record video that they don’t even make anymore. I know I know, why am I wasting your time talking about this? The answer is simple. All of the principals are the same. Focus, ISO, lens etc. Knowing how to use a digital camera properly can seriously improve your YouTube game. Producing higher quality recordings is essential to excessive growth on the platform. With all this studying, we decided to put a list of amazing digital cameras that can work in anyone’s budget.

Aphid Inc’s Affiliate ProgramPut some cash in your pocket overnight.

Affordable Digital Cameras

Nikkon D5300

KIT: $492.00

Replaced by both the D5500 and D5600.

Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C CMOS, 24.2MP | Lens mount: Nikon DX | Screen: 3.2-inch articulating, 1,037,000 dots | Viewfinder: Yes, optical | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

AMAZON


Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

KIT:  $379.00 

30x optical zoom compact at a great price

Type: Compact | Sensor: 1/2.3-inch, 20.3MP | Lens: 24-960mm, f/3.3-6.9 | Screen: 3-inch tilt-angle screen, 922,000 dots | Viewfinder: No | Continuous shooting: 5.9fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner

AMAZON


Panasonic Lumix FZ70 / FZ72

KIT: $302.19

30x optical zoom compact at a great price

Type: Compact | Sensor: 1/2.3-inch, 20.3MP | Lens: 24-960mm, f/3.3-6.9 | Screen: 3-inch tilt-angle screen, 922,000 dots | Viewfinder: No | Continuous shooting: 5.9fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner

AMAZON


Sony Alpha a6000

KIT: $548.00

It’s a high-spec camera at a low-spec price

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: APS-C CMOS, 24.3MP | Lens mount: Sony E-mount | Screen: 3.0-inch tilt-angle, 921K dots | Viewfinder: Yes, EVF | Continuous shooting speed: 11fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

AMAZON


Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D

KIT: $599.00

It’s a high-spec camera at a low-spec price

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: APS-C CMOS, 24.3MP | Lens mount: Sony E-mount | Screen: 3.0-inch tilt-angle, 921K dots | Viewfinder: Yes, EVF | Continuous shooting speed: 11fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

AMAZON

Putting Things In Perspective

Almost any camera can get the job done. A lot of YouTubers use a $60 GoPro camera and just mount it on their desk. Honestly, that’s more than enough. All you really need is a device that can record in 1080p or HD quality and drop it into your editing platform of choice! We are a huge fan of DaVinci Resolve.

It’s PACKED with features, simple to use, and is stable enough for any project. Typically you will see Adobe Premier as a preferred editing program. Everyone learns differently and at a different pace. So make sure you do some research before you make an awesome purchase.

Want some suggestion on some amazing editing software? We’ve got you covered!

► APHID’s Top Software For Photo & Video Editing – Free & Paid

[convertkit form=941389]

MORE FOR YOU: