Best Cheap Gears For Beginner YouTubers
YouTube has become an excellent source of income. If you are a student and you want to make some money, you can definitely start a YouTube channel, where you can upload videos of your interest. However, there are already tons of YouTubers, who are working really good. Therefore, if you are a beginner and you want to start a YouTube channel, you must have to do something different. As YouTube is a video streaming site, you must have a good amount to spend to buy some essential gears. Otherwise, you won’t get able to attract people, and at the end of the day, you will end up losing your interest and valuable time. In this following list, you can find some of the best cheap gears for beginner YouTubers.
Please note that these equipment are not available at $10 or so. You must have a quite good budget to get started like a professional. However, I have checked some of the best available gears those are affordable.
1] Canon 80D
Canon is pretty good and much better than Nikon in terms of video recording. Although the EOS 80D model is quite old, it can fulfill your demands with ease. It weighs 1.4 pounds, and that means you can use it for vlogging as well. However, you should have a strong hand so that you can hold it for a long time. It has 45 cross-type AF system, 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi, NFC, and much more. On Amazon US, this camera costs around $999.
2] Your Mobile Camera
Having a DSLR or any dedicated camera to record your videos is an advantage. However, if you do not have the budget to purchase a DSLR or any camera, you can use your mobile phone camera. It doesn’t matter whether you have a high end or low budget Android mobile, you can certainly use your phone’s camera to get started with your channel.
Personally, I have used my Google Pixel mobile to record a lot of videos. As it has a quite good camera, I didn’t face any major problem since it used to do all the jobs.
In case, you need more flexibilities out of your mobile camera; you can use FiLMic Pro app.
There are several lenses you can find on various online and offline stores. If you are into photography, you might have a really good budget. However, if you want to make a review channel or vlogging channel, you do not have to buy an expensive lens. An 18-24mm lens can do wonder if you have proper knowledge. Such a lens can cost around $100-200. You should purchase a lens that has VR or Vibration Reduction so that you can use it for daily vlogging without any problem.
If you make a video, which has a lot of voiceovers or face-to-face talking, you must have a good mic. There are many microphones available in the market. However, you should choose something good so that it can satisfy you. I, personally, have tried several microphones but most of them are useless and stopped working after a few months. If you want a very good output and top-notch quality, I would recommend you to buy Rode VideoMic Pro. This is not very expensive like a camera body, but you need to spend a good amount of money. On Amazon, it can cost around $200-250. It doesn’t matter which mic you buy, don’t forget to use a dead-cat to block wind noise.
Alternative: If you do not have the budget to buy a good microphone, you can use your phone and headphone to record the audio. There are several good headphones those have a mic. You can use a voice recording app on your phone and use the microphone to start recording.
Tripod is important when you need to record yourself for your channel. A tripod has several benefits. For example, you can choose the height, get a smooth transition, manage the X and Y axis to make it straight, and more others. There are several cheap tripods that you can use to place your camera. A simple 5-feet tripod can cost around $20-40 on Amazon US. However, it depends on the material, company and build quality.
Alternative: I used to record videos by using a table to put the camera. It worked pretty well for me. However, the only problem I faced is I had to put something under the camera when I needed to increase the height.
If your room has a pretty good amount of light, there is no need to purchase another light for your video. However, if you cannot use the existing light, you can need to buy a secondary light. You can find tons of the studio light sets online as well as offline.
On Amazon, you can search for LimoStudio LMS 103 light set, which is affordable and you can get 3pcs of 45W CFL bulbs alongside two 33-inch umbrella reflector, and two 86-inch light stand. It costs around $50.
Also, you can search for VILTROX LED light. It is quite good when you are into videography. You can get a remote that helps you set the lighting depth, temperature, and so on. It consumes less power, but you can find a good amount of light inside your room. It costs more than the previous one. You need to spend around $130 on this.
These are some of the most important gears you should have if you are getting started with YouTube. However, if you have got some money or you want to upgrade your equipment so that you can make more professional films, a gimbal might help you to stabilize your recording.
There are many places in India and some other countries, where you can get camera gears on rent. If you know any shop or person to get something on rent, it would be a huge money saver for you. In return, you can promote the shop or his/her website.