Thanks yeah I’m using my iPhone 12 to record right now and I also see a lot of YouTubers using phone for backup also. Just wanted to try a camera out and see which one I like the bestBelieve or not, using your Android or iPhone (less than 3 years old) is probably the best way to start. Many experienced Youtubers continue to use their phone as their primary camera if not a secondary camera.
Yeah I don’t think I’m there yet myself. Maybe stay with my phone for awhile longerWhat is your budget? It seems like based on what I've seen, starter cameras are $600 and up which is off-putting to me. But I know lots of Youtubers prefer the full blown cameras. I am not there yet mentally.
Yeah the 4K is the only thing holding me back from getting a camera honestlyWhen I livestream, I have a Logitech Pro C922 (around $75-100 on Amazon).
When I need to record myself for a "non-live" video, I just use my Samsung Galaxy A50 (which is just about 3 years old) since it produces HD videos.
Your iPhone would be more than enough to use, it even has 4K (which I don't have).
Thanks for sharing the photo of your setup. It is always interesting to see people's equipment. Infinite variety of options.Just your your phone and learn motion picture. When you know where you want to go, then and only then start building up a "proper" camera rig. Get an external mic for your phone, then get a cage, then get a tripod/monopod.
I prefer a cinema cameras, but I'm trying to be Jacques Cousteau. The point is get started with what you have, then build as you need to get where you want to go.