Home Videos in the Digital Age: Camera Recommendations

This year’s #kidvideocountdown to Christas featured lots of embarrassing childhood performances, fashion shows and gymnastics routines, as well as a nose kazoo and a cute hamster. And along the way, the question I got asked most often was ‘Okay, you’ve sold me on home videos. But WHAT CAMERA SHOULD I BUY?!’

So as promised, here’s a look at our Top 5 cameras for home video. Once you look at the pros and cons of each type of camera, then it’s time to look at specific recommendations for camera models. Links to those can be found below ūüôā

SPECIFIC CAMERA MODELS

For each type of camera above, I’m including my recommendation below. And to be clear, this recommendation¬†is for the purpose of HOME VIDEOS, so I’m prioritizing cost, durability, and size/weight rather than things like professional quality images.

HANDYCAM

                   

GO PRO

DSLR

                

MIRRORLESS