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Video camera for podcasts

Dear friends, hope you are all well.

I’m a beginner in video creation, and was wondering if anyone could help me out with my video cameras selection.

Long story short: I want to record a series of podcasts, my ideal set up is the Joe Rogan podcasts. I have the tripods, microphones and lights set up, just need to buy 2-3 cameras to shoot from 3 different angles. Honestly speaking there’s so much different stuff out there I get lost and confused.

My main requirements for cameras are:

1. 1080p HD 30fps

2. Battery - big capacity battery or external power cable connection, I need 2-3 hours of recordings in one session.

3. Memory Capacity - 64gb memory, maybe more.

4. Ability to record 2 hours+ non stop (I guess that doesn’t work with DSLR cams unless I use magiclantern, even then the recording will break to start again with a potential focus loss).

5. Around $500 per each camera

Obviously my budget is not that big, I’m not looking for the latest model or fancy settings like wifi, bluetooth, night vision etc, just a camera/camcorder that would be a great value for my budget and provide a decent quality footage.

Ideally I’m looking for Canon, Nikon, Sony or Panasonic cameras, unless there’s a reason to buy any others.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated Happy

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Ask those that have such setups.

Look up Leonard French and ask him directly. As to recording non-stop, I find most folk record and then fix up everything, lay down sound tracks in post production then publish. Too often you find folk that are new to this and want to skip post-production work.

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G7 X Mark III or G5 X Mark II

Just check out the specs and reviews on both these Canon compact cameras. Its selling really well among vloggers for a reason.

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Choose among Nikon

I'm not a fan of Canon so that I cannot and wouldn't recommend any models, but for an average podcast creator it is quite okay.
As for me, Nikon COOLPIX B500 is top.

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