Top cameras for streaming:
Are you looking to become a streamer? Or, are you already a streamer and need a new camera? Then this article is for you.
No streamer ever began their career with a Hollywood style setup; they had modest camera phones or relatively cost-effective cameras.
It’s now cheaper than ever to start up as a streamer, with a camera that is both affordable and produces a high-quality video image.
In today’s article, we will look into the best 3 cameras that are both of the highest quality and are available at an affordable price.
Let’s check them out.
What to look out for in a camera for streaming?
When looking to buy your latest streaming camera, there are a few key features you must consider.
What to look out for:
- Clean HDMI output and check the connector type too.
- Power supply / AC adapter-ready
- Unlimited runtime
- Resistant to overheating
- Output resolution
- Frame rate
- Audio Extention capability
- Simultaneous streaming and recording
- Rotating display for filming with
- Make sure it has a connector that will work with tripods and attached lighting (Halo Lights)
These are a few key features you need to look at before making a decision on your camera. Although the price is up there, you must make sure it has the correct specifications for you to stream with.
You also need to make sure it’s easy to connect with additional accessories, preferably microphones to capture clearer audio and any tabletop light rigs.
The Top 3 cameras For Streaming in 2021
Here we are. Here is a breakdown of the top 3 cameras for streaming in 2021.
The Logitech StreamCam is a monster. It is, at such an affordable price at £115. It captures high-quality 1080p video at 60fps and has a 78-degree FOV, wide enough for most streamers.
The key elements that sell it for us are the crisp autofocus. A key aspect of streaming is that your audience needs a clear picture and not one that is grainy and dull. The auto-exposure adds to this allowing you to get an outstanding balance of light and crisp video footage.
This product is pretty fresh - released in February 2021; it’s got all the key features you need to start streaming immediately.
The Jiyo Pro comes built with a 1/2.8” CMOS sensor with STARVIS technology capable of capturing detailed video in low light.
The output is incredible, too - it can output video at 1080p resolution with a max frame rate of 60fps. When enabling HDR, the frame rate drops to 30fps.
Also, the Streamers have the option to adjust the FOV between three settings, allowing more customisation when framing the camera for streaming, which is incredibly useful.
However, it doesn’t come with their specialist light ring 🙁 - but the upgraded features outshine this by an absolute mile.
The Panasonic HC-V180K is a great option for anyone looking for a streaming camera at an affordable price. Streaming at 1080p, the quality of the Panasonic is crystal clear, combined with a 1/5.8″ BSI MOS sensor, allowing you to stream with incredible quality.
This camera combined with additional accessories, including a shotgun mic and a halo light to complete the streaming setup. Quality streaming quality, combined with essential lighting and crisp audio, will give you an excellent starting point.
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