Any video blogger knows how important it is to choose the right tools for video shooting. You need to pay attention to the picture's quality, sound, the convenience of the camera, 4K capabilities, and much more. And the available options are incredible: someone chooses a mirror, someone - a compact camera, and someone - an action camera. We looked at the most popular cameras that met the requirements of Vloggers and chose ten cameras that will cope with the tasks set better than others.
Sony Alpha A6400
Sony A6400 is a further evolutionary development of Sony's "crumble" mirrorless line. From its predecessors, the camera is distinguished primarily by new autofocus algorithms, which significantly simplify the shooting of people due to constantly working in real-time recognition functions face and eye. The tracking autofocus is also brought to a new level in both photos and videos. It uses one of the best autofocus systems at the moment.
Photo shooting is possible at very high speeds for this class of equipment - up to 11 frames per second with tracking autofocus and work of the expo automation, without any restrictions. The buffer can hold up to 46 RAW. Control of the camera is well optimized and thought out but will require addiction from the photographer. And another nuance.
The stabilizer in the camera housing appeared only in the model Sony a6500, but there is a way out. Be sure to buy a camera with a 16-50 F3.5-F5.6 OSS whale lens because this is the one that is equipped with an image stabilizer. Problem solved. In general, this camera is perfectly adapted for video recording. 4K shooting is possible using the full width of the sensor at a frequency of up to 30 frames/s and bitrate up to 100 Mbps. Full HD can shoot up to 120 frames/s. There are S-Log2 and S-Log3, added profiles for HDR video HLG. Let's check out our collection with the best lenses for the best Sony A6400
Canon EOS M50
Among the mirrorless cameras from Canon not as common as Olympus, Fuji or Sony; however, Canon EOS M50 makes you pay attention. Equipped with an APS-C 24.1MP sensor, interchangeable lenses, and a 3.2-inch folding touch display, this camera is an excellent option for video shooting. The camera belongs to the small division; without a lens, it weighs only 387g. At the same time, of course, the camera takes 4K. It is worth considering that when using the Dual Pixel CMOS focus system, the video is subjected to a 1.6x crop effect. Such a problem does not occur on FullHD. Canon EOS M50 supports synchronization via Wi-Fi and NFC; it is convenient to use and relatively easy to operate. Externally, Canon EOS M50 looks more like a mirror camera than a mirrorless, so if you are accustomed to this design, it will be interesting to you.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
The mirrorless Lumix G7 camera from Panasonic is the most budget camera equipped with a flip LCD touchscreen. In addition, it has a lot of functions that will attract video bloggers. It shoots 4K 30p, input for an external microphone, and convenient, fast autofocus. The camera seems to be designed to meet the requirements of the vloggers. Micro 4/3 has a resolution of 16MP, and the display has a diagonal of 3 inches. Without a lens, the camera weighs 410g, but choosing the right glass greatly extends the video possibilities. Synchronization takes place via Wi-Fi. Note that the 4K video is slightly truncated, so many recommend using wide-angle lenses with the camera. Otherwise, Panasonic Lumix G7 is equally good for both video and photography. There are many good lenses for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Canon EOS 77D
Mirror cameras are not considered the best option for video shooting because, in Live View, mirrors do not always cope with autofocus. Canon still solves this problem with the Canon Dual Pixel CMOS focusing system. The system allows cameras to focus much more effectively when shooting videos, primarily when focusing on moving objects. In addition to this convenient system, Canon EOS 77D is equipped with an APS-C sensor with a resolution of 24.2MP, a folding 3-inch touch display. For video, stabilization is responsible for the five-axis system; photography will have to choose a lens with built-in optical stabilization. Of course, the camera features Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth synchronization. The maximum video resolution for this camera is Full HD. The possibility of using removable lenses undoubtedly extends the video capabilities. However, there is a downside of Canon EOS 77D - the camera is quite large and weighs 540g without a lens. So perhaps, it will not suit everyone.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Compact camera from Canon is tiny and belongs to the model line of premium class PowerShot. The camera received a light lens f/1 .8-2.8 with a 24-100mm active focal length despite its size. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is equipped with an inch sensor, which in its size is quite large. Therefore it can provide high results. Of course, photos from this camera are great, but we are much more interested in her video capabilities. In this regard, Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is equipped with many useful features: five-axis stabilization, for example, will perfectly cope with vibration suppression during movement and shooting on the go. The auto-level function will help to maintain a smooth horizon. Besides, the camera has a resolution of 20.1MP, a three-inch folding display, and supports Wi-Fi and NFC. The only disadvantage of this camera is the lack of shooting in 4K resolution. If you have enough Full HD resolution, this camera is exactly right for you.
I must say that mirrorless cameras are a widespread choice among video bloggers. Thanks to the compact size and features similar to mirror cameras. Fujifilm X-A5 weighs 361g; at the same time, it is equipped with an APS-C sensor with a resolution of 24.2MP. The kit includes a 15-45mm folding lens, which is incredibly successful in shooting video. Of course, a video camera is not possible without a convenient flip lens — Fujifilm X-A5 is a 3-inch touchscreen that can be deployed 180 degrees. Focusing occurs on eye recognition, so you can easily focus even by removing the vlog. You can easily shoot slow motion and video in 4K resolution with this camera. There is also a minus because 4K can only be shot at 15fps so that the video can turn out to be a cramp. Whether it's worth it, it's up to you. Concerning synchronization capabilities, the camera offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and do not forget about the stylish compact design of the camera.
Another SLR camera will be a good companion for the video blogger. Nikon D5600 is equipped with a 24.2MP APS-C sensor and the possibility of using a replaceable lens depending on the type of filming. The camera weighs 465g and is considered one of the small mirrors, so it is quite easy to carry. The whale kit lens is an 18-55mm VR lens with a Pulse motor for autofocus. It provides silent and smooth focus when shooting video. Another advantage of the camera is the presence of a 3.2-inch touch LCD, without which it isn't easy to imagine the camera for video. The camera's maximum resolution is 1080, so again, for fans of 4K, it is not suitable. Concerning synchronization capabilities, Nikon D5600 is equipped with Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth, so in all senses, this camera is a great choice for shooting a video blog.
Olympus PEN E-PL9
Olympus mirrorless camera is easy to operate and provides excellent results. It has all the characteristics of the ideal device for shooting video. It weighs the camera 380g, and when using a 14-42mm whale lens, it remains compact. Olympus Pen E-PL9 is equipped with three-axial stabilization, which is equally useful for video and photo. Of course, the camera can shoot 4K video on 30fps and 720p on 120fps. The 3-inch touchscreen folding display, which can be rotated 180 degrees, also adds convenience to shooting, and focus is elementary with face and eye recognition. The size of the Olympus Pen E-PL9 is micro 4/3, resolution — 16.1MP. In terms of synchronization, you will get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Thus, the Olympus Pen E-PL9 becomes an excellent option for photos and videos at a very comfortable price.
Olympus Tough TG-6
Camera for all conditions — this is how Olympus Tough TG-Tracker can be characterized. Water-resistant and dustproof, the chamber can be immersed in water to a depth of 30 meters. Vast possibilities of use at temperatures up to -10° C will allow you to shoot in any weather and the weight that can withstand the camera body — up to 100 kg. So if you're looking for a device to shoot in extreme conditions, Olympus Tough TG-Tracker is the perfect option. The camera is equipped with a 1/2 .3 inch sensor with a resolution of 7.2MP. The focal length is 13.9mm. The flip monitor, which is unusual for most action cameras, is present in this model. It has a 1.5 inch diagonal and brightness to distinguish the image in any light. The camera takes 4K video and weighs only 180g. Olympus Tough TG-Tracker has many useful features: GPS tracking, location and temperature recognition, compass, accelerometer, etc. In short, it is the best action camera for travel.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
Returning to compact cameras, Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV is worth noting. This device is quite small and weighs 298g, but behind the size hides exactly the power that any vlogger will appreciate. The retractable zoom lens has a 24-70mm focal length and an aperture of f/1 .8-2.8. Thanks to an inch CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20.1MP, equipped with the same DRAM chip, the camera can shoot at incredible speed. In other words, the mode of prolonged shooting, photo, and slow-motion - all on the forces of Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV. The video camera can shoot in 4K 25p, which will please the vloggers. You will only have to consider that the UHD video has a time limit of 5 minutes. The new RX100 V model has the same limitation. Of course, there is a 3-inch folding display on the chassis and sync via Wi-Fi or NFC. In general, the camera from Sony leaves only positive impressions.