Hey guys, I haven't done much video capturing other than on my iphone 4.
I want to start making a Youtube channel for profit later and I am looking for a good camcorder to start out with.
Youtube brings down the quality of the video and most people only view in 240p or 360p, but it supports up to 1080p HD.
Will having a more expensive camera make the quality better on a low 240 or 360p, or will that just make the 720/1080 more clear and better quality? If that is the case, I could just use my Iphone with external mic/recorder.
My budget for a camera is around 400 dollars, and I can also afford the external mic and such. This is ONLY for Youtube and related sites, I will not make DVDs. I only want to pay for a nicer personal camera (I know its nothing compared to professional one, but I'm a starving student haa), if it will truly help the quality of the video at lower resolutions as well. Let's assume I have good lighting for this.
I was looking at this one mainly:
Sony HDR CX260V Handycam
Also saw something like this, but no external mic, would have to use recorder, audio is just as important.
Canon Powershot SX50
-Iphone 4 seems to have pretty bad quality to me, of course I was outside in the shade when I filmed, but the video didn't turn out that great... it goes up to 720p HD on youtube. I saw a comparison between this and flip ultrahd, and it was more clear than the flip, however, the flip has more fps or something, so movement is better on that.
So can you guys recommend a perfect camera for me (maybe a range of prices) if you know? Just for youtube, no real movies, but I want a very clear picture. Also, is an external lapel microphone good for audio, or would I be better off with an expensive audio recorder?
Thanks for your help! I'm new to all of this, if someone has time to explain the reasons.