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A good starting point is to decide what kind of video recording you want to do. You don’t need to spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars on a high-end DSLR camera if you can easily get the video quality you want with your phone or a webcam with a microphone. Also, a good vlogging camera doesn’t have to cost a fortune or shoot 4K video. Most of the more affordable models have features such as optical image stabilization, slow motion, autofocus, LCD touchscreens, low-light sensitivity, external mic input and more.
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