Which is the Best Vlogging Camera?

Camera manufacturers have been competing to make the best vlogging camera for several years now. Vlogging is becoming more popular by the day and has become the preferred medium for many Youtubers.

But what features should you look for when buying a vlogging camera and which is the best vlogging camera? Cameraland has tested all the current models and made a list of the best vlogging cameras on the market.

What Features to Look for

Microphone Jack – You want to be able to plug an external mic into your camera. The sound quality of videos is more important than video quality. A vlog with low sound quality is unpleasant to watch, and you will end up with low viewing times.

Flip-Screen – It is near impossible to vlog without a flip screen. Being able to see what your doing will cut down on reshooting and editing time.

Video Auto-Focus – You will have more than enough to focus on (pun intended) when vlogging without having to worry about focussing your camera as well.

Sony ZV-1

“Made for content creators and vloggers” as per Sony. It is clear to see that Sony was fully focused on creating the best possible vlogging camera that they could when they designed the Sony ZV-1.

The camera has a compact lightweight design with a vari-angle touchscreen. It records 4k at 30 frames per second with HLG HDR/S-Log2. Vloggers will love the Background Defocus for shallow depth of field. The Sony ZV-1 has a directional three-capsule mic for clear sound and a 3.5mm mic jack as well.

Other great feature for vlogging is the Face Priority auto exposure to keep the exposure spot-on during a walk and talk. You also have the options of Super Slow-Motion recording and interval shooting for time-lapse footage.

The Sony ZV-1 should be at the top of every vlogger’s camera wish list.

Canon EOS M50

The Canon M50 has been a popular option for vloggers since its release in February 2018. It has all the important features that you would want from a vlogging camera including a Vari-angle Touchscreen and a 3.5mm Mic Jack. It also has Canon’s excellent Dual Pixel Autofocus.

The camera does have a large crop when shooting at 4K resolution which means you will have a narrow field of view even when shooting at a wide focal length. But the 1080p shooting is excellent and at R9999 with a 15-45mm lens included, the Canon M50 is a great option.

GoPro Hero 9 Black

The 5K video at 30 frames per second is great. But the big selling feature of the GoPro Hero 9 Black is the superb HyperSmooth Boost Stabilisation. Your footage will always be smooth no matter which frame rate you choose to shoot at.

GoPro has also added a front-facing screen especially to improve the Hero 9 Black as a vlogging camera. With all the mounts available for the GoPro it offers a whole bunch of options that the rest of the cameras on our list does not. You can shoot underwater or mount it on almost everything and anything.

Sony A6400

The best feature on the Sony A6400 is the Superb autofocus. The viewfinder is also a lot brighter that the viewfinders of the other cameras on our list. If you are interested in post-production the S-log3 and S-log2 support will get you excited about the A6400.

Sony has some great quality prime lenses for their APSC bodies. For this reason alone, the A6400 is worth considering as your next vlogging camera.

If you are interested in monitoring your audio while recording the A6400 is not for you. The camera does not have a headphone jack.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

The Canon Powershot G7X III can stream directly to YouTube. It also records in 4k without cropping your footage like the Canon Eos M50 does. The excellent stabilization is also worth mentioning.

The camera has a Tilting Touchscreen and a Mic input like every Vlogging Camera should have. The camera is also more compact than the other options on our list but to achieve this Canon did not add a Viewfinder to the camera. However, most vloggers would not care for a viewfinder anyway.

Let us know which is your favorite Vlogging Camera in the comments below.