As modern digital cameras continue to push the capabilities of photography and videography, the rise of vlogging has spotlighted one of the most crucial factors for a successful YouTube video - audio. Even with 8K video recording, or a full-frame sensor capturing dynamic images, if your audio is subpar, your audience will lose interest very quickly.
Although manufacturers are pushing the limits of video recording and image capturing, less attention has been given to in-camera microphones. Much like your smartphone’s camera won’t compare to a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, the internal microphone on your camera pales in comparison to a dedicated external microphone. If you want to make your content sound as good as it looks, you’re going to need to invest in a microphone for vlogging.
To help you on your journey to recording clear audio for vlogging, here’s a list of the five best microphones for YouTube.