What are the best cameras for Live Streaming

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When live streaming the camera you will need must have certain features.

A. Clean HDMI

B. Auto Focus

C. External power capabilities – for the longer stream (not having to change battery contently)

If you use a camcorder or DSLR you will need to get an adapter to view the HDMI feed from your camera into your computer. The Cam link 4k from Elgato helps here As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


What Is an HDMI Capture Card – It allows you to use the HDMI video feed from your camera and use it on your computer as a webcam video feed.

Here are a few cameras I would say are great for live streaming as they meet all the standard points i mentioned above.

Panasonic LUMIX G7 (paid link)

  • 1080p60 or 4K at 30 FPS
  • Fast and Precise AF Tracking
  • Clean HDMI out

Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam 1080P (paid link)

  • Full high-def 1080P streaming stream
  • No need for HDMI Capture card
  • Easy to use
  • Plug and play
Which Camera should you buy?

Canon XA11 Professional Camcorder (paid link)

  • Great for Pro use Functions events parties
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
  • Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization System

GoPro HERO8 (paid link)

  • Streamlined Design
  • Live Streaming in 1080p
  • Wide view
  • Easy setup

Nikon D3300 (paid link)

  • 24.2 MP CMOS DX format sensor
  • 11 AF points with 3d tracking
  • Interchangeable lenses

Sony Alpha a6400 (paid link)

  • Mirrorless Camera: Compact
  • Real-Time Eye Auto Focus
  • 180-degree fully tiltable LCD

Canon EOS REBEL SL3 (paid link)

  • Lightest, Smallest EOS DSLR Camera
  • Fast and Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF
  • Clean hdmi
  • Flip lcd screen

Canon EOS M50 Mark II (paid link)

  • Interchangeable lenses
  • Digic 8 image processor with auto lighting optimizer.
  • 24.1 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS Sensor
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