Best CAMERAS for LIVE Streaming on Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Twitch

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Best CAMERAS for LIVE Streaming on Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Twitch 5

Click the Time Codes to Skip to Each Type of Camera:
0:00 Intro
1:09 Live Streaming with a Smartphone
4:14 Live Streaming with a Laptop
7:04 Live Streaming with a Pro Webcam
13:22 Live Streaming with a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
24:10 Capture Cards for Live Streaming with a DSLR
28:30 Live Streaming with a Camcorder

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📗 Live Streaming Cameras and Equipment Mentioned in This Video 📗

1️⃣ Live Streaming with a Smartphone (1:09)

(Video) How to Go LIVE on YouTube with a Computer or Smartphone — 4 Ways

(Video) Facebook LIVE Streaming Tutorial — 8 Facebook Live Tips

(Video) Best CHEAP Smartphone Accessories for Video and Live Streaming

(Video) Live Stream like a PRO with the Switcher Studio APP for Facebook Live and YouTube!

2️⃣ Live Streaming with a Laptop (4:14)

(Free Software) OBS: Open Broadcaster Software

(Software) StreamYard

(Software) Zoom

Ecamm Live - Live Streaming for Mac

3️⃣ Live Streaming with a Pro Webcam (7:04)

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 (Discontinued)

Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam with Privacy Shutter (Current Model)

Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam (60 FPS for Gaming)

Logitech BRIO 4K Webcam

NEW — Logitech StreamCam Plus 60 FPS with Vertical Video
(Expected availability: Mid Apr 2020)

4️⃣ Live Streaming with a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera (13:22)

(DSLR) Canon SL2

Canon SL2 Power Adapter Charger (Continuous Power)

(Mirrorless) Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M50 Power Adapter Charger (Continuous Power)

(Video) Canon M50 and Sigma 16mm 1.4 Review (Great for Live Streaming)

(Mirrorless) Sony a5100 Camera

💸 Deal on the Sony a5100 Camera Used on B&H:

(Video) Best Camera for YouTube? Canon M50 VS. Sony A6400

✔️ (Video) The Ultimate Live Streaming Equipment Checklist (My Pro Setup Used for This Video)

💻 Capture Cards for Live Streaming with a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera (24:10)

Elgato Cam Link 4K

List of supported live streaming camera:

Elgato Game Capture Card HD60 S

Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K Capture & Playback Input/Output Card

5️⃣ Live Streaming with a Camcorder (28:30)

Panasonic Full HD Video Camera Camcorder HC-V770 (1080p)

Panasonic 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder HC-VX981K

Canon VIXIA HF G50 Camcorder (4K UHD 30p Recording)

🔊 Best USB Microphones for YouTube and Live Streaming Video Series

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Video Gear Used for This Live Stream:

In this video Sean Cannell shares tips on the best camera for youtube under $400.

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⏰ Click the Time Codes to Skip to Each Type of Camera:
1:09 Live Streaming with a Smartphone
4:14 Live Streaming with a Laptop
7:04 Live Streaming with a Pro Webcam
13:22 Live Streaming with a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
24:10 Capture Cards for Live Streaming with a DSLR
28:30 Live Streaming with a Camcorder

Question of the Day: What gear do you use for live streaming? What kind of content and what platforms are you live streaming on? Let me know!

Author — Think Media


I have the Logitech Brio and it really is a good webcam. I use it to record my video and do live streams.

Author — Bible Flock Box


Hi Sean & the Think Media team, I invite you to come to visit #iSpike "New KING Of Live Streaming". I use OBS & I love my RodeCaster Pro and the 2.1 Firmware update is AWESOME. I use a Sure SM7B + RODE PodMic + Panasonic GH5, Canon 2SL, Logitech Brio & Cp22, iPad Air with "Touch-Portal" as my camera & scene switcher + a few other bits n pieces "I stream LIVE 6 shows per (week 3 on YouTube & 3 on Facebook) - Also everything is streamed through my iPhone XS Max "WiFi HotSpot" (un-tethered) It's all happening in the ManCave :-)



is it just me, or does the audio seem desynced in the beginning??

Author — ASliceofKai


M50 questions asked several places. Answers - 1) HDMI Out is only clean with AF OFF. 2) USB Out *IS* clean with Canon EOS Utility Beta (free) or Sparkocam app ($60). Both these drivers also send keep-alive to cure the 30 minute limit problem. HOWEVER, USB out does NOT send full HD. It sends 1024x576. Huge loss of quality.

Author — David Lovrien


Thanks for the vids and tips. In the process of setting up a youtube and podcast on Music Technology, so cameras apart from the mobile, are all quite new to me....Cheers :-)

Author — Neil Beddoes


1 MILLION Subscribers!! 🥳🎉🙌🏽Congratulations!! 💫

Author — David Leal


I will be starting on my Android for facebook live. I have large tripod also I'll be using some good lighting just shoestring budgeting to start with. Thanks for the tips...

Author — Mikkel Chandler


I use a full HD Panasonic HC-W580 camcorder to record footage to the camera, I then plugin the cable to connect to PC, transfer to PC, edit and then I finally upload to YouTube.
But can I use that camcorder to live stream?

Author — Fran OnTheEdge


Its take my brain to find a good dslr cam with realy clean hdmi without losing my arm

Looking for perfect camera on my budget : aprox 700euro

Any idea here ?

Author — InspiritFit


Love the video. I love how you broke everything down. Gave me a lot of good insight.

Author — Kenshinx1lee


Good tips bro, I’ve just started to post my last of us walkthrough, nothing amazing I don’t even have a camera but I’m going to invest in a 1080p, if I’m blessed enough to gain a following I’ll buy a better one but for now it’s all about having fun, I’m just doing daily uploads for friends to watch but it’s true, you can’t get caught up on views, do what you enjoy and if somethings meant to be it will happen naturally. Hope everyone has a top day

Author — MJDebio93


That was a really good video Sean! Quick question, which camera do you prefer: the Canon M50 or Sony a6300? Is there a difference for vlogs/live streams? Thanks!

Author — Corey Vaillancourt


We are getting a PTZ cam. I want one I can see the screen on the camera and on OBS at the same time. BTW the R800 doesn’t stream.

Author — Southern Ohio Sports Nation


I'm trying my hand at a new video series. I am taking inspiration from a makeup channel that does Ghost Stories and Makeup. I will be trying my hand at Medical Mysteries & Makeup! I'm stuck at home so I've got plenty of time to work on my camera presence, story telling and research! Wish me luck. Thanks for all your input!!

Author — King’s Court


2:20: its 5 megabits (per second) not 5 megabytes (per second) for needed upload speeds; good video

Author — Vince Conroy


Sean and Crew, I just want to livestream on facebook with either my Sl2 or my Canon HF R800, I need to find an external capture card... any suggestions, certain ones are sold out until further notice.... thanks for all you do for all of us!!

Author — Stephen Lewis


This has come at the perfect time as I need to start streaming my classes from home! What would be a good setup for Skype/Zoom/Microsoft Meetings? Internet searches provide suggestions that are so different to the equipment, brands etc Youtubers use for vlogging and recording content. I need a good mic, HD camera and lighting source recommendation. I have an idea for a mic and lighting source from your other videos, but what about streaming HD for skype/Zoom?

Thanks for all your content so far, very useful!

Author — LDN Gold


Thanks Sean! Refreshing content for me. I'm a beginner to all this and have always wanted to start something. I got a question though. If I'm trying to do a video say to talk through gaming on the TV, for a XBOX or PlayStation where I'll be editing and also placing a picture in picture commentary, what's the best way to set this up?
As I typed this, your part on Elgato appeared on youtube, lol. It looks complicated though, I'll need to do some research on this...

Author — Alvin Yeo


Great info. I have tried to live stream with my phone (samsung S9 plus) and have it set to max time to keep the screen on as well as having the phone on where if you have it plugged in it stays on, unfortunately that is not working. Any ideas? Thanks.

Author — Dennis Mitchell