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For youtube and podcasts Full HD (1920×1080) is fine. Most people are watching on 2K screens whether on computers or on their TVs. Movie theaters mostly project movies in 2K (approximately 1920×1080). Even though 4K looks sharper than 2K on a 2k screen, the difference is pretty minimal. If 4K is a 10, then 2K would be about an 8.5 in my opinion. Mini DV (720×480) more like a 5. Despite all of this, if you want your documentary to be aired on Netflix, the cheapest camera you can film it on is the Black Magic Ursa Mini 4.6K. You can buy it at B&H (camera body only) for $3,000. But above all, realize content is king. People watch interesting content on Youtube in all resolutions, including SD (640×480). Lousy content created with the best cameras and cinematograhers is worthless.