Any video blogger knows how important it is to choose the right tools for video shooting. You need to pay attention to the quality of the picture, sound, and 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 meet the requirements of Vloggers and chose 10 cameras that will cope with the tasks set better than others.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Compact camera from Canon in size is very small and belongs to the model line of premium class PowerShot. Despite its size, the camera received a light lens f/1 .8-2.8 with an active focal length of 24-100mm. 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 a lot of 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.
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, especially 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, for 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.
I must say that mirrorless cameras are a very common 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 even by removing the vlog, you can easily focus. With this camera, you can easily shoot slow motion and video in 4K resolution. There is also a minus because 4K can only be shot at 15fps so that the video can turn out to be a twitch. Whether it's worth it, it's up to you. With regard to synchronization capabilities, the camera offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and do not forget about the stylish compact design of the camera.
Another SLR camera, which will be a good companion of the video blogger. Nikon D5600 is equipped with 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 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 display, without which it is difficult to imagine the camera for video. The maximum resolution of the camera is 1080, so again, for fans of 4K, it is not suitable. With regard to 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 absolutely all the characteristics of the ideal device for shooting video. 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 both video and photo. Of course, the camera is capable of shooting 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 extremely easy 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. Wide 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 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 on this model. It has a 1.5 inch diagonal and brightness that allows you to distinguish the image in any light. The camera takes 4K video and weighs only 180g. Olympus Tough TG-Tracker has a lot of useful features: GPS tracking, location and temperature recognition, compass, accelerometer, etc. In short, it is the best action camera for travel.
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 blogger. It is shooting 4K 30p, and 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, the display has a diagonal of 3 inches. Without a lens, the camera weighs 410g, but the ability to choose the right glass greatly extends the video possibilities. Synchronization takes place via Wi-Fi. Note that 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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
Returning to compact cameras, it is worth noting Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV. 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 focal length of 24-70mm 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 is able to shoot at incredible speed. In other words, and the mode of prolonged shooting, and photo, and slow motion - all on the forces of Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV. The video camera is able to shoot in 4K 25p, which will definitely please the vloggers. You will only have to take into account the fact that UHD video has time limits 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.
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 lens it weighs only 387g. At the same time, of course, the camera takes 4K. It is worth considering only the fact 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 quite 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 definitely be interesting to you.
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 here to a new level in both photo and video. 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 addictive 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