Camcorders forum


Camcorder for YouTube - HF G10?

by jamesb12345 / March 19, 2013 5:18 PM PDT

Hey guys,

I am starting a YouTube channel and I need a high quality camcorder to record my videos. I've done a bit of research and so far my first choice is the Canon HF G10:

But it is on the expensive side. Is the video quality on the HF G10 noticeably better than on less expensive models? I am willing to spend the extra few hundred dollars if it is, but if the difference will only be noticeable to professionals then I'd downgrade in a heartbeat.

I'd to love your opinions on the matter,


Also, I will be using the camcorder to record live subjects no more than a few metres away. No long-distance shooting at all (hope this info helps).

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Camcorder for YouTube - HF G10?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Camcorder for YouTube - HF G10?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Video for YT
by Terfyn / March 19, 2013 5:46 PM PDT

First do you really need high quality for YouTube? YT output that I have seen is very average. Any good HD camera will do the job. The subjects you are filming and the lighting may dictate your choice of camera.
What you will need is a good editor and, preferably, one that will transfer your video directly to YT. I am not a YT expert but it looks as though the video is compressed (downgraded) to take up less storage space.

In my case, I use Corel VideoStudio Pro X6 which will post directly to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and Flickr.
My cameras are a Panasonic HC-V700 HD and a Canon HV20. Both have excellent output, the V700 is good in low light conditions. The V700 is SD card based so the files are easy to transfer to my PC and the Hv20 is DV tape based and uses a Firewire connection to my PC.

Collapse -
One more thing...
by jamesb12345 / March 19, 2013 8:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Video for YT
Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


CNET bought a house!

Take a look inside the house where we will be testing connected locks, thermostats and other smart home products so we can tell a complete story.