So today we’re going to take a look into the lens of the vlogging camera. Blogs like this one are cool (shameless plug), but the vlog conversation is on the rise and the vlog camera just makes sense to talk about since it’s a critical tool for the newbie vlogger just as much as it is for the intermediate or seasoned professional.
With that said, vlogging in the most laymen of terms is blogging through the use of video. What I can truly appreciate about vlogging is that you can easily leverage Youtube’s massive audience by setting up a channel there and showing off your vlogs to the world with a pre-existing audience. A huge advantage over starting out with a blog, but that’s me digressing a bit. Nevertheless, getting back on topic.. just as there are necessary tools needed for the professional blogger the same goes for vlogging and I will discuss what the best tools out there are for those of you that would rather vlog than blog.
Checklist for those that just want to know what to look for as they consider their options:
Always ask yourself:
- Is the weight of the camera good ? A lighter camera is better “especially” if you’re not going to use a tripod.
- Go for a wide angle camera especially if you’re going to be shooting with a camera pretty close to you.
- Stabilization is a clear choice because we’ve all had those shaky camera moments and when you produce your video, the less shaky the final video is the better.
- Cameras with a microphone on the front are better since the camera for vlogging purposes is going to be facing you.
- Full HD 1080p or better.. go for the best and nothing less. Anything less than HD is going to turn off your audience that you’re trying to build with your vlog.
So now that you know what to consider in any good vlogging camera, let’s move on without any further delay. Here are the top best vlogging camera contenders to take a look at to add to your vlog toolbox.
This camera is great for the beginner and is at a price point that won’t break the bank or make your heart drop. This camera will provide multiple levels of customization and is one of those cameras that’s basically a fan favorite. With our focus on vlogging this camera will provide you with full 1080p high definition video with a dedicated movie button. Of course you can expect responsive auto focus and built in on board WIFI so that if you need to transfer directly to social sites, you’re able to do that without having to transition over to your computer to do so. – LINK TO VLOGGING CAMERA -
This is an excellent camera for someone looking for a bit more functionality than the previous camera. If you’re like me, I love a ton of features even if I don’t use them all and with this camera, you’ll find full high definition 1080p video recording capability, steady video stabilizer and the ability to capture moving objects with high quality. This camera also has the ability to automatically choose the best image optimization for your images regardless of your image shooting condition as well. – LINK TO VLOGGING CAMERA –
What I love about this camera is the flip up touchscreen and the built in WIFI. Even moreso is the combination of its dedicated exposure compensation dial and click control around the lens that gives the operator a lot of control of what the camera can do in spite of its compact size. Additionally, this camera has a “great” lens. Not only do you get a great camera in the G7 X but you get excellent video quality from this too for your vlogging purposes. – LINK TO VLOGGING CAMERA –
It’s time to get serious with this professional mammoth of a camera. This camera is on a completely different level at 6 frames per second continuous shooting and the most impressive full HD video recording quality that you’re likely to see in a DSLR camera. It is in nearly every way, a significantly much improved camera over its predecessor. Faster processor, touch screen, silent shutter and 100% viewfinder coverage. It’s hard to find a feature that a professional vlogger wouldn’t have at their disposal in this serious package in the Mark III. – LINK TO VLOGGING CAMERA –
Potential vloggers, this is a camera that was made to truly compliment Youtube video purposes. Surely, this is equipped with built in WIFI so you can upload videos directly from your camera and an impressive touchscreen focus and amazingly quiet, yet fast and accurate auto focus system. It’s almost fair to say that the video feature set and capabilities outshine what it can do as a standalone camera, but with respect to what it can do for your vlogging purposes, the Canon EOS 80D is truly a standout. – LINK TO VLOGGING CAMERA –
This is another very good, get the job done professionally vlog camera that will give you great results. While it may not have the extremely responsive autofocus that you’ll find on models like the 80D, this is a camera with a more reasonable price tag that provides an impressive feature set including built in WIFI with high speed continuous shooting as well. This camera also performs video recording in full 1080p high definition. Additionally, there are a few other hidden gems that haven’t been discussed here that you’ll love about this camera if you choose to select the T6i as your official vlogging camera for your vlog. – LINK TO VLOGGING CAMERA –
This selection of good vlogging camera options is a sample of what is out there amongst the ocean of cameras that one can use for vlogs. However, there are always highs and lows in using camera equipment. Poor equipment yields poor results and high quality equipment will yield more quality results. As in the case of one’s blog, you can either draw more people in to your website or lead them away and so much of that is a balance of your content and the tools that you use to showcase your brand and your business. The same can be said in the case of vlogs, vloggers and vlogging and the equipment that you decide to make the centerpiece of your toolbox that ultimately impacts everything that you do.
With that said, I hope you’ve enjoyed the selection of vlogging tools that I’ve outlined for the curious and potential vlogger in you.
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