Best Cheap Microphones, Lighting, and Low Budget Cameras for YouTube

Best Cheap Microphones, Lighting, and Low Budget Cameras for YouTube


– So in this video, I’m gonna
be talking about the best budget microphones for YouTube. Budget video lighting
tips and the best camera for under $150.00. Coming up. (camera clicking) Hey what’s up guys. Sean here with Think Media
TV, helping you to go further faster, and in media. And on this channel, we do video lighting and audio tips and Q and A videos just like this one, so if you’re new here, definitely subscribe. Let’s jump into the questions. Ana asks, Thanks so much for the question, Ana. Yes. So the first thing to
consider is the application of the microphone. And so there’s probably two
that you want to check out. Shotgun microphones are
great but only if you have a wide enough lens that
let’s you get close enough to the camera. So for instance, right now
you’re hearing a shotgun mic but it’s actually on a
boom pole ’cause I’m about four to five feet away from the camera. In fact, check it out. And so as you can see,
kind of behind the scenes. We were shooting with a 24
millimeter lens that had that first shot, but
because I am a ways away from the camera, I’m using a boom pole and this is actually the
Road Pro Boom Pole kit. I’ll make everything I
talk about in this video in the YouTube description below so you could check out the exact model numbers. And so, as we talk
about these budget mics, consider the application. So the first mic we want to talk about is the Lapel Mic. Okay, so the first mic
that I would recommend is the Boya BYM1 and this
is a great cheap lapel mic. Right about $20.00 and
you’re hearing it right now. Not only is it plugged into our DSLR here. This is a Canon 70D but also has a couple settings on it so that
it’s set up to work with your smartphone as well. So if you ever want to
do like, Facebook Live or record video on a smartphone, you could use it for that as well. And what’s awesome is you
get a really long cord. And so what’s super cool is I
could be all the way back here and obviously the lighting and everything is not quite set up but the cable is reaching this far. So depending on no matter
how long your lens is, or whatever, you could
do very practical shoots with this lapel mic. And so this Boya mic is super affordable and then like I said, you can switch it to your camera mode or it does have smartphone
mode and it has the right plug to work in your smartphone
so you could start using it for other applications as well. The next mic that I’d
recommend for under $50.00 is the Takstar SGC-598. I know a few different people
that use this particular shotgun mic and it is amazing. It’s really on par with
the Road Video Mic Pro and it’s only $28.00 USD. So we’ll post a link in
the description below so you could check out
more details about it. But the thing to remember
is that if you’re using a Shotgun mic, and you’re gonna
be far away from the camera based on what lenses you have,
you might use a boom pole set up like this. We’ll link up like what
exactly you could use. You can get that at Guitar Center. You could order those
online, and use that with the Takstar, or you want
to be closer to the mic. And so on some of the other Think Media TV episodes like this. Hey what’s up guys. Sean here with Think Media
TV, helping you go further, faster in media. And on this channel. In those particular cases,
we’re shooting with such a wide lens and I’m so
much closer to the camera that I could be a lot closer
to the shotgun microphone. And so between that lapel mic
and that shotgun microphone, you might want to grab both and then you have versatility for whatever shooting application you’re doing. And Joshy asks Thanks so much for the question, Joshy. Here are a few recommendations. The first is you could check
out a Yee Action Camera. And so, this is a super cool camera. You can actually get it with
this kind of selfie stick kit. This selfie stick is the bomb. Super well built and this
action camera is $99.00. I think about $130.00
for the Action camera and the kit itself. And so, check that out. It’s something that you
could start a vlogging with, start creating kind of
more action camera style videos with and so I’ll
link up some more details about the Yee in the description below. They’re coming out with
a 4K version that’s about to be released soon. Also super affordable
and then the other one is a Canon Elf camera. Now, this is the Canon 110HS. A little bit older and
there are some new ones, but the reasons I like this camera is because it has good image stabilization for video. It does shoot 1080P but at
only 24 frames per second. But that’s good enough. I’ve vlogged with this for years and you can always find these Elf cameras used on Amazon. If you look at the different color options a lot of times you can find them for $80.00, $90.00, $120.00. So definitely, under $150.00. And so, but can also look
at some of the newer models. There’s newer models. They have more mega pixels. They have good image stabilization, higher frame rates. And so, anywhere in the Canon Elf series is definitely a great arena to look for a cheap cameras to star
making YouTube videos, to start doing vlogs and things like that. And then lastly, I’ll put a link in the description to a video called The Best, Cheapest Cameras for YouTube. And so, if you’ve been talking about maybe you want to spend more than that, if you’re watching this video, and you’re looking for affordable cameras but maybe your budgets higher that that, that’s is a great video to check out for different DSLR’s and
point and shoot cameras. There are all the best in their class for the best price. So I’ll make sure to link that up. Question for Sakis and he asks I would always recommend
the LimoStudio Softbox Kit. You know, you can get it on Amazon.com for less than $80.00, super solid reviews and the nice thing about a Softbox kit is you get the box to
add more light to it. So the reason I wouldn’t
recommend you necessarily get umbrellas, or some
other form of lighting is it’s super affordable and then you also though when you put the
bulbs that it comes with, you know, it comes with the actual Softbox and then there’s the diffuser that’s on the front end as well. So it’s also a very
flattering form of lighting. The other lights that I would recommend are these newer 160 LED lights. You can get these for $30.00 or less on Amazon.com USD and they are super cool. They put off a lot of light. You actually do end up
buying the batteries separately and you could
put them on light stands and so they’re the opposite
of Softboxes in regards to size, right? Because they can fit anywhere. I did a full video about these if you want to look into these more. I’ll link it up on the YouTube card and put it in the
description below as well. But if you get some light stands you get the batteries,
and buy like two of these then you’ve got a very cool light kit that it’s not gonna be
as flattering, right? Because it’s Softbox is gonna look it’s a little softer. That’s kind of the point and it’s got the bigger diffusion,
but you can still get incredible looking video out of these. I like them because they’re
great to travel with. They are very portable. They’re very versatile. I use them for a lot of different things. They fit anywhere and so
check those out as well. What are your best recommendations
for cheap microphones, cheap lighting, and cheap cameras? I wanna hear from you and the
rest of the Think Media TV in the comment section below. And if you want to get your question on one of the next
episodes of Think Media TV, post that it the comments section as well. So thanks so much for
checking out this video. Definitely subscribe for
more videos just like this and if you haven’t
downloaded the Think Media TV Video Gear Buyer’s Guide. It goes a lot more in
depth than this video did on video cameras, lighting, microphones, for every budget level. And so you can check that out. I’ll put a link to download that for free in the comments section and also on the YouTube card. Until next time, Think Media TV is helping you go
further, faster in media. Keep crushing it and we will talk soon. (beatboxing) Okay, this is the new look. Less glare. Maybe. Did it work? And the best camera for
under $100.00 eh-heh, uh-huh. Ahh. Under a. Ahh. Alright, next shot. Next lighting dynamics. Vibes. Dynamics. Vibes, cut.


100 thoughts on “Best Cheap Microphones, Lighting, and Low Budget Cameras for YouTube

  1. Suan, Per this video, I purchased the Boya from your link. I watch all your videos and like them. The Tacstar looks awesome, I ordered it from here too; however, this Boya mic is not that good. It has a tinty sound to it. I don't like it and I don't recommend it.

  2. I bought a new Boya mic and connected it to my iPhone 6s
    But my iPhone is not receiving any voice ….its taking all the background noise
    Should I download any app
    Or should I buy any Trss cable

  3. Thanks. The grind is hard and long. I've been focusing on video quailty and search optimization. Family & Fit: Where we talk fitness and how to integrate it into your busy life style.

  4. Are the cameras/microphones you mentioned all compatible with one another? So, can I mix and match? Lol.

  5. I was looking for a 2nd hand,18-20 mp, Canon dslr camera between 100-170 $.
    Is it safe to buy on Amazon or Ebay?
    Can you help me on that?pls

  6. I think I will buy the takstar, great video, thanks so much! I already have the gopro hero 4, so now I just need a gorilla tripod and save up for my own mirrorless cam (I use my mum's Canon t5i currently)

  7. Thank you so much! You’ve made this process sooo much easier and affordable. I never use the links in the description but if you get any sort of % on it you deserve it! I’ve watched so many of your videos before making a decision.

  8. I definitely need a mic… I have neewer lights but I'm experiencing issues trying to record my television… Even with the lights its dark because I raise them to reduce glare!

  9. Got the BOYA mic on order. my question, what’s the best splitter so I can plug 2 into my canon 80 d? Thanks. Btw love the channel.

  10. Thank you for sharing this video👍🏼 I clicked on all the links to see the products 🙂 please continue to share your knowledge 😁👌🏼

  11. Hi Sean, I’m looking to buy the Boya BY-M1, but I have a question about it. Is the audio of the microphones in this video edited using noise gates etc? Thanks

  12. I just brought my Canon t6i and I am buying the rest of my YouTube equipment to start putting videos out there in the next minute or two 🙂 I’m excited & this channel has been helping me out !

  13. Maybe get Sanyo Xacti HD2000 it’s 1080p,10mp,2.7 inch display and bracket for mic or light.And for mic
    Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount just copy paste on Amazon

  14. Hi Sean my son wants to make a small film/movie. What should I buy for him to get him started. He is 9 years old and I am on a small budget. But I really want to help him with his mini movie. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

  15. Hahaha, Yi is not only a brand for cams, it’s a related company with Mi, a very good phone supplier in China, as famous as Huawei in China

  16. hi I need a camera for shooting videos so close to it and i have to talk while I am recording. Can you tell me which cheap compact or action camera should i buy for youtube ?( with external microphone )
    I also would be interested in cheap camcorders with external mic too. ( under 300 $ )
    thanks for all I love your videos XD.

  17. Well, have you heard of the Zoom q2n? Well this camera is $150 retail and it has great audio. Check it out. Sean, you should look into it.

  18. this was soooo helpful! thank you so much for this video! this defiantly helped me! i was looking at mics and i saw one for 0.99 on ebay….yes it’s cheep—but i think it wouldn’t be that good! so i’m defiantly gonna check out that small mic you talked about that you can go very far from the camera and that box light!

  19. I've enjoyed this mic for starting out!
    Comica CVM-V30 https://www.amazon.com/Comica-Super-Cardioid-Directional-Photography-Lightweight/dp/B06XB87MDK

  20. Does that Boya mic plug into the Canon Elphs? There is a little door that snaps on the side of my SD1000 and it has a round A/V hole, so I'm guessing it could work?? I've had the camera for years and love it for photos but I never paid attention to that little door. lol

  21. Hey there!
    Just wanna ask, i have a nikon d90 camera. What kind of microphone we can use on this setup for vloggin? many thanks!

  22. wow… thank you for sharing this video to us especially to those beginners like me.. it helps me a lot.. thank you 😊 😊 😊 GOD BLESSED YOU MORE 😘 😘 😘 LOVE HERE

  23. Would you have any ideas on a battery powered softbox or LED panels??? I am just getting into film making/ vlogging and would like to take more light out in the field with me that has more than my on-camera LED light. Anything helps, thanks!!

  24. I am looking to start shooting Music Video's what camera do you recommend, and accessories.  I also want to be able to post them on YouTube as well, but I want the most professional look I can get.  Please Advise.

  25. What are my recommendations? Simple, watch this video and get everything he tells you about- https://youtu.be/UZ0ptzjw1dc

  26. Who else is binge watching these types of videos in 2017 to improve your channel? Me, lol, my channel literally won't grow 🙁 and I am not sure why… I tag my videos properly same with titles, thumbnails, etc. and I even have a mini tripod, an actual tripod, a camera, a good setup, and moreeee! what is going on? lol

  27. I am hyped right now. I just received my 160 Newer in the mail. I am going to unbox it and show the difference in the lighting. Do you mind if I use just a small portion of your video in my vide, along with your name and channel name in order to give you props? I found your video extremely informative. Thx soo much.

  28. Hi i love to watch your chanel . I would like to start a youtube video chanel . I have nokin D5000 dslr . i am not satisfied the video . what you suggest for budget camera . . i use iphoe 7 plus s . should i start with this . i would like to shooting indoor place . thanks a lot .

  29. Sean I have a problem with the Boya By m1 and my android phone I have a samsung on 5. I have it set on smartphone but sound is not picked up. What am I doing wrong. Yes it is plugged in all the way.

  30. Urgent PLEASE Question what about if i am a water instructor what are the options that you recommended, also what program to used to edit video. Thank You love all your recommendations.

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