oh weiIf you want to start recording video, you can always use your phone. But if you want to get a little more serious, what is the next place to go? To find out, we asked Sara Dietschy, who has published about 400 technology videos, documentaries and more on her YouTube channel in recent years, including some videos that offer advice on what equipment to buy.
Dietschy is a fan of Sony's cameras and said a good first step would be Sony's point-and-shoot RX100 V, which offers great slow-motion footage and records 4K. But point-and-shoot is not flexible when it comes to audio, so after that, you might want to move on to something closer to your own computer: an A7S II with a Rode VideoMic Pro. You can also take a look at the GH5 of Panasonic, which is popular among filmmakers, but which may have some drawbacks for vloggers.
Watch the video above to hear Dietschy's thoughts on some of the most popular cameras of 2018 and his breakdown of the differences between Sony's large but confusing mirrorless Full-Frame alignment, including A7S II, A7R III and A7 III . And if, after all that, you still want to continue with your phone, there are always additional lenses to help you do more with the camera you already have.