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Camera & Mic for Streaming PC & Console Games

  • 16-02-2021 9:15am
    Registered Users Posts: 502 ✭✭✭ DarraghR

    Has anyone used the Trust Mantis GXT 232 mic for stream gaming? A bit worried about quality overall, keyboard feedback and background noise from another person watching TV in the same room.

    Also looking for recommendations for a web cam. I would like to buy a good quality camera like a DSLR for photography so is there anything out there that I could also use for streaming that is a DSLR or high grade camera for photography?



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy

    Depends on budget of course, and whether you want full frame/crop sensor etc, but I'd be looking at something like the Sony A6XXX series with a decent lens for the camera. Honestly, I'd increase the budget for the mic too. People will tolerate a subpar picture of the streamer far quicker than they'll tolerate substandard audio!

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 28,612 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Shiminay

    If you want to spend big on the camera, don't cheap out on the mic :) Blue brand mics (Snowball and Yeti) are very highly regarded as good quality entry-level audio for PC that'll let you test the waters without bankrupting yourself. But if you want to upgrade from there, you get something like a Focusrite Scarlett and invest in a Shure or some other high-end broadcaster condenser mic.

    People use DSLR digital cameras for webcams - if you've already got one, it might be an option.