The Best Vlogging Cameras

Matt Philie / June 1, 2017

One of the most asked questions for a vlogger is… “WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE?” Even after answering it many times, people still ask. That is why I have decided to make a list of the six current best vlog cameras you can get. The following cameras range in price, size and quality.

Camera #1: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • Announcement Date: 2016-10-06
  • 20MP – 1″ BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 125 – 12800
  • 24-70 mm F1.8-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 24.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 960 High-Speed Video
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 299g. 102 x 58 x 41 mm

Camera #2: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Announcement Date: 2016-02-18
  • 20MP – 1″ BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 125 – 25600
  • 24–100 mm F1.8 – F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • 8.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 319g. 106 x 61 x 42 mm

Camera #3: Sony Alpha a6500
  • Announcement Date: 2016-10-06
  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 51200
  • Sony E Mount
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 453g. 120 x 67 x 53 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body

Camera #4: Sony a7S II
  • Announcement Date: 2015-10-12
  • 12MP – Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 50 – 409600
  • Sony E (NEX) Mount
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 627g. 127 x 96 x 60 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body

Camera #5: Canon EOS 80D
  • Announcement Date: 2016-02-18
  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 730g. 139 x 105 x 79 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body

Camera #6: GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Announcement Date: 2016-10-2
  • 12MP – Action camera
  • 2” LCD display
  • 30 fps
  • 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Focus free
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 118g. 61.7 x 44.4 x 36.1 mm

$999

$679

$1,399

$2,699

$1,099

$399

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Important tip: Never buy a camera just because your favorite vlogger is using it. Make sure the camera you choose fits all of YOUR needs first and foremost.


It’s worth mentioning that these are just recommendations and that there are many other options for you to look at. Be sure to do your research before investing in a camera. You can always buy one, try it out and return it! Sometimes that is the best way to know if a camera is right for you.

 

If you’re interested in checking out budget vlogging rigs, what equipment top vloggers use as well as other great accessories and much more then check out our Gear page!

 

Keep on creating!