My New YouTube Setup – Late 2017 –

For the past few years, I’ve been shooting with my point and shoot Sony RX100M3. It’s a great camera, it can take pretty good still images as well as decent quality videos but, to be honest, it’s quite limited when it comes to some functionality like its inability to be used with an external microphone and the lack of flexibility when it comes to lenses as it only has a fixed lens on it which to be fair a decent 24-70mm equivalent f1.8-2.8 Zeiss lens. But for my purpose now of making more youtube videos, I think I need to do some changes on my setup for better audio and video quality. 

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Now, just a quick background, before I got my Sony RX100m3 I already have a Canon 60D DSLR which I used mainly for shooting some events and personal short films a couple of years ago. It was a great experience, using the Canon 60D gave me more freedom when it comes to shooting videos because I was able to use different lenses and I was able to attach an external mic to it. 

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I got pretty decent results from this setup but it got to a point where weight has become an issue. It was so tiring to use and setting it up is kinda hassle as well. In addition, during those times, I guess around 2013-2014 or so, compact cameras and mirrorless cameras are emerging that can match the image quality of bulky DSLR cameras, and it seems like, from that time, it was the future of photography and cinematography. So to cut the story short, I chose to buy the Sony RX100m3 and I’ve been shooting with it ever since because it’s super easy to use, lightweight and as I’ve mentioned earlier, can produce quality images and videos.

youtube setup for beginners - sony rx100m3

But as I slowly make more youtube videos, I also slowly felt the cumbersome workflow of using the Sony RX100m3. As I’ve mentioned, it doesn’t support external microphone so I have to record my audio separately using my BM 800 Condenser Microphone if I want to have a better audio quality. Then I have to manually sync both audio and video files in post-processing which takes a lot of time and effort.

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To better show you guys the difference between my old and new setup I made a quick audio and video test below. 

My New YouTube Setup – Late 2017 

I would love to get your feedback guys if you notice any difference when it comes to both audio and video quality compared to my previous videos. Please drop your comments below guys, I would really appreciate it.

By the way, It’s not the end of the world for my Sony RX100m3. It’s still my main go-to camera when it comes to shooting images and b-roll footages. The image quality from this camera is superb, all the product shots on this blog were shot using my Sony RX100m3 and it’s not going to change anytime soon. 

But for my youtube videos, my main cam, for now, would be the Canon 60D. 

home youtube setup - beginner youtube equipment

And for my voice overs, I think I would stick to using my BM 800 Condenser microphone directly to my laptop via a USB sound card. More info about my home recording setup here.

Here’s a summary of the gears I use for my setup:

Main Camera for Videos: Canon 60D (it’s old so I would recommend either Canon 70D or Canon 80D as an alternative)
Main Camera for Images: Sony RX100M3
Microphone: BM 800 Condenser Microphone
Tripod: Benro T-800EX Tripod

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There you have it guys, thank you for taking your time to read this article and watch the quick video test above. Again, please drop a comment below on what you think about this setup. Also, feel free to ask me if you need help creating your own youtube setup. Thank you!


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