Okay, so I know that in today's competitive environment it's much harder to be successful on YouTube in terms of views, subscribers, and income. It can certainly still be done. I'm considering experimenting in this area to generate some passive income. For those of you who've had at least some degree of success, what was your experience generating views and income on YouTube? Presently, my roommate is looking to purchase a good quality digital camera for outdoor photography and asked me to do the research to help choose a model. We're wondering if there's a digital camera that can be used for both high quality digital photos and for high quality video recording. They need a camera with strong zoom capacity and the ability to capture in-motion pictures. Budget is $200-$350. The video quality should be semi-profession, good enough to produce high quality, mostly indoor videos for YouTube. My research has shown that there are some decent dedicated camcorders in that price range but the capacity to take quality stills in motion/zoomed is lacking. My understanding is also that, while most digital cameras do record HD video, it's more "gimmicky" and doesn't produce a high quality video.