Low End Gear
All you need is a web cam and natural light. This is around a $200 budget.
Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam $196.25
This is the best web cam you can purchase for general usage. It works on laptops, desktops and is around $200. This alone will seriously improve your video quality. Be aware the lens is wide angle so it shows a lot of your space.
You only need to purchase the Logitech Brio and use natural light to improve your videos.
On the medium end, you can purchase the Logitech Brio Webcam above, a professional light and microphone.
This is around a $500 budget.
Rode VideoMic GO $109.95
This mic works with iPhones, Laptops and DSLRs through a simple 1/8" input.
This is a fantastic addition and you can grow with this in the future. It's a simple softbox kit with a stand that can fit in most apartments.
Elgato Key Light $199.99
If you need to save space, the Elgato Key Light works great as well. You can get this instead of the softbox.
High End Gear
At the high end you are using a DSLR, professional mic and studio lights. This is around a $2000-$3000 budget.
This is a pro-sumer DLSR with a lens that's fantastic for livestreams.
Elgato Cam Link 4K $106.61
You must purchase a Camlink in order to use your DSLR for livestreams.
The Professional Studio light that I use.
Neewer 24 inches Softbox $40.49
A softbox is fantastic if you want excellent indoor lighting. This is a smaller version of what I use. Or you can get the larger one below.
Neewer 60 inches Softbox $99.99
This is the softbox I use.
This is the best podcasting/vocal microphone at this range. It's got a beautiful professional sound. This is what the pros all use.
You need this if you are using the SM7 Microphone. It's a fantastic audio interface and works great for music as well.
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