I was recently contacted by a former student and they are looking to purchase a camera in the near future. The camera would be used for demonstrations, inside and outside as well as for interviews. This particular individual also wanted to be able to record good audio in these situations. So which ones are the best? What are the options? It’s a fairly common question I get so I thought i would share my response online in case other people have this question too.
(note* cameras and equipment change wildly from year to year so bear in mind this was written in October 2015 and some of my choices may change in the future)