If you’re looking for a good quality and reasonably priced camera for content creation, check out the Lumix G100 Vlogging camera.
I’ve been using this camera for a couple of years now for both video and photography. It’s small, yet full of great video features. It’s also my first choice of camera to take along when travelling.
The zoom lens that comes with this camera kit is 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6. It’s a good lens, but if you’re working in low light, and if you have the budget you may also consider the Leica 15mm f/1.7. lens.
Both lenses are also good for shooting products and other close up items you might need to demonstrate in your videos. They’re also good for landscapes. But these lenses are not for shooting wildlife or anything far away.
My best advice is to start with the kit lens, and see how it works for you.
This camera also comes with an optional mini tripod. This is very handy when shooting selfie-style videos. It has a video and photo trigger built into the tripod.
This camera is designed to shoot both horizontal and vertical video. So it will work for social media stories and YouTube shorts, as well as your online course content.
Any camera that I use for content creation has to have a flip around screen.
And ideally, it has to have a separate audio input jack – which the G100 does.
This camera does boast good built in microphones, but I find when working indoors, that I prefer to use a separate external microphone. I just find that the audio quality is much better with an external microphone. But if you’re in a pinch, or don’t have the budget to purchase a separate microphone, the built in mics of this camera will work for you.
My current choice for microphones are:
- RODE Wireless Go II Microphone – I use this set
- DJI Mic Wireless Lavalier – I wish I had waited and bought this set as I like the magnetic clip it uses to attach to your clothing better than the RODE setup.
- Both of these mics work with your smart phone too. I had to purchase a separate microphone connector to work with my iPhone 12.
- If you can’t afford a wireless microphone then you can use an inexpensive wired mic. There are many on the market. I like this Shure one.
- There are also plenty of microphones on the market for those on a budget.
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