Many YouTubers are looking to better their videos all the time and what better way than with a vlogging camera? While finding the best vlogging camera can be a hard task nowadays with a lot of cameras out there to choose from; We have narrowed it down to the best cameras on the market based on price ranges so you can get the best value. There are two types of cameras i’ve included such as point and shoots and DSLR. vlogging cameras are really important when establishing yourself on youtube, YouTube Stars haven’t got where they are without investing in a good camera that produces a great quality video for their viewers.
Best Vlogging Cameras 2017:
|Camera||Brand/Model||Rating||Price||View on Amazon|
|Canon ELPH 330HS||3.4||$$|
Here are some of the attributes of the best cameras that you will need to look out for and that we’ve covered in this review:
Video Quality – Video quality is one of the main factors when choosing the perfect vlogging camera. We try to look for 1080P or 60FPS which is Full HD. While 720P is standard definition but can be good for Vloggers who are starting out.
Audio – Audio is another important factor, when vlogging you need your audience to be able to hear you, so getting a camera with good audio is essential. If your camera does not have great audio you may need to invest in an external microphone.
Weight/Portability- Weight and portability of the design of the camera should be a priority as most vloggers love to bring their camera’s with them, especially if you’re holding the camera for a long time while recording without a tripod or even taking pictures.
Image Stabilisation (IS) – Image stabilisation is one of the key features which should be in a vlogging camera. If you’re vlogging on the go or while walking then this feature would minimise the movement and shaking of the video making it look stable.
Best Point and Shoot Camera’s for Vlogging
Powershot ELPH 330
The Powershot ELPH 330 is the perfect camera for any vlogger who is starting out due to its entry level price. The ELPH 330HS features a Full HD Recording at 1920×1080 with 24 frames per second. It also features a 24mm wide angle lens for taking video which is really helpful when vlogging, it also has Optical stabilisation which is perfect for vlogging as it stabilises the video if the vlogger is walking about. One of the best features of this camera is its WiFi Transfer functionality and its low lightning capabilities. This is the perfect vlogging camera for a budding YouTuber who wants to start making videos and venture out on their YouTube Career!
Check out our full review here : http://www.youtubesociety.com/canon-powershot-elph-330-hs-review/
- Good Video Quality at 24FPS
- Optical Image Stabilisation
- Great Durability
- 24mm Wide Angle lens
- Battery lasts 30 mins when recording video
- Wifi Can be difficult to set up
Canon EOS M10 is a new addition from Canon, this camera features an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 6 Processor. Vloggers will love this camera, as it allows recording at Full HD 1920×1080 pixels at 30 frames per second and similar to other EOS Camera’s, you can switch lenses between any 70+ Canon EF Lenses. This is great for vloggers who want a DSLR experience with swappable lenses but with a compact.
The body of the M10 is compact, portable and easy to use. The LCD Screen or viewfinder on the camera tilts up 180 degrees which will allow you to view your video while you’re recording to ensure the perfect shot. This vlogging camera also features NFC, WIFI which will allow you to transfer seamlessly between devices. The M10 is definitely one of the best mid range camera’s for vlogging in 2016 and throughout 2017. This camera would be the perfect for a YouTuber who wants to start out or wants to improve their camera quality for better videos!
Quality – 4/5
Battery Life 4/5
Portability – 4/5
Durability – 5/5
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a great quality point and shoot that is perfect for vlogging. Video is one of the biggest strengths of this camera shooting at 1080p Full HD at 60 frames per second. The camera comes with autofocus, manual focus and Steadyshot Image stablisation which is great for vloggers who like to film on the move or who dont have the steadiest of setups. The only downside to this camera is that it doesnt have an articulating display for the price point. The camera’s body is sturdy and well built and overall a great camera for vloggers who are looking for point and shoot cameras.
- Video Quality 1080p @ 60FPS
- Autofocus/Manual Focus
- Image Stabilisation.
- No Articulating Display
- Battery Life Shortened by Video.
Canon PowerShot G7X Digital Camera – Wi-Fi Enabled
The Canon Powershot G7 X is one of the most popular logging camera’s out there and one of the most in demand camera’s of 2017. It produces one of the highest quality video’s for a point and shoot camera similar to that of a DSLR with 1080p Full HD video capture at 60 frames per second unlike the compacts above which shoot from 24fps to 30fps which makes the G7X on the same level as DSLR’s.
One of the best features of this camera for vloggers is the articulating touch screen screen which flips up so you can see what you’re capturing. It’s perfect for selfies! In terms of photos the G7X is well suited to low light and portrait photos. The G7X also has state of the art image stabilisation thats perfect for logging as it eliminates the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking. This camera is expensive but great for a dedicated YouTuber who makes videos regularly and wants to make the most of video quality, image stabilisation that their viewers will love.
- Stunning Full HD Video Recording @ 60FPS
- Image Stabilization
- Articulating Screen
- High Price point
Canon 750D – T6i
The Canon EOS cameras have been used by established YouTubers for years such as Grace Helbig, Zoella, Kingsley.Best for the advanced vloggers, the Canon EOS Rebel T6i will make a fantastic choice particularly due to the fact that this specific DSLR camera is jampacked with great features.
The 750D or T6i is one of the best DSLRs to record video with. It features 1280 x 720 High Definition video recording at 60 fps and 1920 x 1080 Full High Definition video recording at 30 fps. It also features canons one of a kind 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a 19-point autofocus system for precision recording. There is also a built in stereo mic for you to record your videos with but we would reccomend an external mic if your budget stretches as the difference is insane!
Another benefit of DSLR’s such as the T6i is the ability to change the lenses to suit your video, such as a fisheye lens, wide angle lens and more! You can also add extensions such as external flash or an external microphone which enchances your audio quality.
- Great Quality Video Recording
- 19 Point Autofocus
- Lens changeability
- Good Battery life
- Portability can be difficult if using for walking and vlogging.