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Best Camera for YouTube? Canon M50 VS. Sony A6400

Best Camera for YouTube? Canon M50 VS. Sony A6400

so what is the best camera for YouTube this year well right now there’s a major battle between the canon m 50 and the sony a sixty-four hundred so in this video we’re gonna be talking about the pros and cons of each of them to look for the true winner coming up hey what’s up Sean here Omar here and this is think media bring you the best tips and tools for building your influence with online video and on this channel we do a lot of tips and strategy videos as well as tech your reviews just like this one so if you’re new here consider subscribing so these cameras both have a lot of differences but they also have a lot of things in common that make them perfect cameras for YouTube and content creating so let’s get into them so both these cameras have a flip-out screen or a flip-up screen so if you’re vlogging or if you’re just creating by yourself you can you can see yourself they also have incredible autofocus so you don’t ever have to worry about yourself being out of focus just tap the screen and you’re in focus and then if you want to level up your audio you have the ability to because they both have mic inputs both these cameras have interchangeable lenses so if you bought the camera with the kit lens you can upgrade it in the future to level up your video and photo game they all they both shoot incredible video at 1080 and 4k they also have great photo quality so if you want to use it for social media like Instagram level up your thumbnails it’s an all-in-one camera and then they both have a great small form factor not taking up too much space in your kit and then one final commonality is that neither of the cameras have ibis which stands for embody image stabilization now that’s kind of been a downside that people been criticizing this camera but in this video we’re gonna talk about how it’s really not that big of a deal and actually puts these two cameras on the same playing field the first advantage of the Canon m50 is hands down the price it is the better value no question at $600 with the kit lens you have an awesome content creation tool that is much more accessible for people on a budget the other thing to consider is that investing in just the camera in the lens is not the only thing you should be considering as a content creator you want to get a tripod maybe a microphone some lighting some other accessories for vlogging and so thinking about your total budget is important with the sony coming in $400 more just to get started additionally the lenses for your Canon m50 are also going to be more affordable one of the top lenses we recommend for upgrading the m50 especially if you want to vlog is the 11 to 22 lens that lens runs around three hundred and fifty dollars whereas for the Sony that lens will run you almost 900 additional dollars so for the price of just getting an A 6400 you can not only get this camera with the kit lens but also upgrade some other lenses and other accessories which is something you should definitely consider the m50 also wins when it comes to its ease of use and its overall body layout the fact that the flip screen goes to the side allows you to put a microphone on top whereas on the sony a6000 that’s a little bit of a challenge blocking the flip up screen the other thing about canons is that generally they are just a little bit easier to use the menu layout the understanding of it all the ability to just intuitively grasp the learning curve of the m50 in fact Canon even includes a beginner photography mode that will educate you on how to get good image quality so definitely if you’re more on the beginner side of things or you want a camera that’s not gonna trip you up with technical know-how the m50 has the advantage there we definitely need to talk about some of the downsides and cons of the m50 and there are a few the first one is 4k video you’re limited to only 24 frames a second you lose the dual pixel autofocus so focus kind of hunts and it’s just not as powerful as it is when you have that dual pixel autofocus and 1080p and there’s a crop factor in 4k which means it zooms in a lot making it sort of unusable unless you use some ultra wide lenses or some other types of adapters it’s not that the 4k can’t be used at all and the image quality is actually very good if you’re willing to set up a filmmaking rig and use manual focus but for the average youtuber it’s kind of a deal-breaker if you want to be shooting a lot of 4k footage and then one other con of the m50 is you don’t have the same slow-motion features that you would get in the a 6400 yes you can do 1080p at 60 frames a second in the m50 and that looks great but if you go up to 120 frames a second which is 4x slow-motion that footage is only available in 720p now from our test it does look actually pretty great but it’s more of something cool to use it to pool with your kids jumping off the diving board in slow motion or kind of dabbling here and there and your vlogs but if you really want 4k and you really need slow motion then the sony a 64 hundred would be the better choice so let’s jump into the pros of the sony a 64 hundred number one we definitely notice the image quality is just superior to the m50 and that isn’t adding that the m50 isn’t good it has a great picture but when you compare the two there’s definitely a difference and you can notice it in these vlogging clips of heather and mel down in downtown Vegas and jumping back and forth from the m50 to the 6400 clips you just notice this one is better so I think that’s the number one to note secondly the Sony shoots 4k up to 30 frames per second versus the m50 which only shoots up to 24 frames per second and number one has a huge crop when you jump into 4k and then secondly you lose the dual pixel autofocus making it hard to make content in front of the camera because it’s so hard to get keep yourself in focus now this 6400 you don’t lose any features the autofocus still remains strong the 30 for the 30 frames per second and 4k has a very slight crop but totally makes this a fully functioning 4k camera for YouTube content another awesome thing about the sony is that it shoots 1080p up 220 frames per second so if you really want to go creative and shoot really a buttery smooth slow-motion 4x slow you can do that with this camera another great thing about the 6400 is its autofocus you know sony put in a artificial intelligent autofocus system into this cam this autofocus is really reliable it’s strong and dare we say here on think media might be better than canons dual pixel autofocus so when we were downtown Shawn was moving in and out of frame and because it has the artificial intelligence technology they put in it it still remembers Shawn’s face which will make it very easy for you to make content by yourself by simply running up to the camera tapping your face and scooting all the way back in it just knowing that you’re in focus and we’ve noticed from all of our tests and research that Sony has definitely fixed the overheating issues that have come in the past a PC models and so pretty pumped about that which is an important thing because one of our favorite features about this camera is that it doesn’t have a record limit most DSLR and mirrorless cameras have a cap of about 30 minutes on your record time so when you hit that threshold the camera is just gonna stop recording and then you’re gonna have to record again now if you’re a solo content creator like many people on YouTube it’s kind of hard to always wonder if you’re gonna hit that 30 minute mark if you’re doing take after take after take now if you have enough card space and good enough battery you’re gonna be able to just shoot all the way through to get all your videos done and I think it also makes this kind of like a camcorder because you don’t have to worry about your time limit of recording so maybe Johnny sports game or you know Sally’s recital you can just record the thing all the way through and then lastly a feature that maybe filmmakers would appreciate is that this camera the 6400 has picture profiles so like Sony’s s log 2 & 3 hybrid log gamma Sinha for and all that means is you have the ability to shoot a flat image so that you can color correct in post which is something that you can grow into so that’s what’s cool about this camera although it’s a little bit high in price in comparison to M 50 it’s a camera that you can grow in to take into consideration the 1080 at 120 frames per second being able to shoot in flat color profiles the true 4k the non-record limit it’s definitely a camera that you can just really really grow with well there’s definitely some cons about this camera and one of those being is the price point for the 6400 and it’s kit lens you’re looking at about $1,000 and that’s $400 more than M fifties kit so that’s just something to take into consideration also something to note is Sony’s lenses selection is just a little more expensive so even as you grow it’s just everything is just a little more expensive than Canon also another con that sean.

conner john was the flip up screen which is awesome however it’s in the way of the hot shoe and so if you wanted to get an external mic you’re gonna put the external mic right on top of the camera blocking your field of view making the screen kind of pointless there are some solutions that you can look into and we’ll put some links in the description below about some rigs or maybe some setups that move the mic in other places so you can still have access to your screen and your mic but it then starts to get a little bit bulky and then lastly the final con would definitely be the lack of in body image stabilization which the m50 does not have however other Sony cameras do have that feature so with this camera coming onto the market in 2019 I think a lot of people just expected to be on this camera but I think Sony would definitely wanted to keep the price point affordable and most cameras don’t have in body image stabilization anyway so if you’re shooting with a tripod if you want to get you smooth footage you can definitely invest in a gimbal but it’s definitely not a deal-breaker and you can create awesome YouTube content with this camera so those are the pros and cons of each camera in our perspective but we’d like to hear what you think about each camera which camera do you think is better the 6400 or the canon m50 let us know in the comments section below and we’ve also done in depth videos about each camera so we’ll definitely put that link in the YouTube card and in the description below but Sean we covered both these cameras and we definitely have come to the conclusion that these are both great cameras for YouTube however if someone’s still on the fence or still thinking about it what would you tell them yeah I mean I think when it comes to the m50 I still believe that this is the best all-around camera for YouTube hands down when you consider price features and all of the above if you don’t need 4k and it’s my belief that most people don’t 4k is still not really mainstream you can get away without it most computers or laptops are not ready to handle the editing of 4k so you need to think about like your entire workflow I think it also when it comes to the m50 the fact that it’s $600 you can shoot with it out of the box but then you have more margin to upgrade your gear which is something everybody needs to consider right overall studio they’re lighting future lenses and so from a budget standpoint and even from a quality standpoint I think that the m50 camera is what I would start with but Omar what are your thoughts as far as those that maybe are leaning towards the a 6400 no I definitely agree with that the end the best camera for YouTube this year because of that budget and use everything you get but I would say the Sony a 64 100 and who it’s for is that person who wants to get into a little entry level freelance work you know I think if you’re if you’re not gonna make 4k YouTube content yeah you don’t need this camera but one day 4k is gonna be mainstream and if you want a future-proof yourself for a couple hundred dollars today or now that you’ll be able to have 4k when it becomes a little more mainstream also because of its features you can really step into entry-level freelancing so not only will this camera is good for YouTube but you can start using this camera to make money shooting weddings shooting promos for small businesses and things of that nature so I think this camera can really start be a moneymaker which is definitely something to think about when you’re making that investment yeah Omar I completely agree and I’m glad you brought up money too because I think another way to put it is this if I only had a thousand dollars total to spend this year I would actually get the m50 because if I got that camera all I could get is the camera in the kit lens and I’d be out of money but I’d pick up the m50 because I would also want to get tripods lighting I’d be thinking about my overall impact that I need to make with that budget however if I had $1,500 or $2,000 to spend this year I wouldn’t hesitate from going with the a 6400 there’s no doubt the image quality is better I’d want a future-proof and I would want that extra money to invest in those other accessories so we hope that this video has been valuable for you and if you think it has been valuable can you smash the like button that would mean the world to us and then check out some of the links in the description below because we definitely have some deeper dives on each of these cameras


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