If you're wondering what camera I use to record my podcasts, here is the answer.
I did try to buy a camera that would make me look like Cary Grant, but after some unpleasant scenes in a couple of stores, I put the Logitech C920 HD Pro on my Amazon wishlist and sat down to wait patiently for Christmas.
I can honestly say that I'm pleased with my little camera. It's small, it's neat and it sits nicely on top of my monitor with a funky little adjustable bracket – it just lifts off if you want to move it. It also has a standard socket for a tripod so you can mount it elsewhere. It records in HD and it comes with a little app for adjusting the angle, lighting, focus etc. The autofocus seems fine to me, and the colours seem good.
You can make it follow your face and even provide a mirror image, but both of those options are a bit disturbing.
One nice feature is that it comes with a piece of software for capturing videos, so you don't need to buy an expensive program to get going. I've found that a lot of video editing suites allow you to import video, but don't allow you to capture it directly, which is a real pain. But the Logitech software is very easy to use. You just set the quality and sound options and away you go. It even gives you a 3,2,1 countdown.
If you want to, you can set the software to upload to your sharing channel, but I prefer to take control of that myself.
I don't use the built-in microphone but I'll save that for another post.
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Here's the camera I use for my podcasts:
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