The camera is the most important piece of equipment. After all, without a camera, there’s nothing to broadcast. However, you have quite a few different types of cameras to pick from, such as:
- PTZ Camera
- Action camera
Of course, there are also cameras that are specifically listed as live streaming cameras, which are also a great choice.
A webcam is tricky to work with as you’ll need to have it connected to a laptop or desktop. That can get in the way of the pastor for members who are physically in the church at the time. However, they’re one of the cheapest options.
A PTZ Camera or DSLR camera is designed for high-quality photo and video. These are the types of camera that most professional photographers prefer.
Camcorders are designed specifically for shooting video, ideally, you’ll want one with Wi-Fi and/or HDMI capabilities for best results.
Action cameras are designed for more active live streaming. For instance, if the pastor moves around often or you’ll have someone walking around with the camera during the live stream, you’ll get the most stability from an action camera.
You’re probably most concerned about pricing and features. Pricing for the above types of cameras ranges anywhere from under $100 to over $2,000. You don’t have to go with the most expensive or fanciest. Get what’s right for your church.