3 Best Cameras for Vlogging in 2018 [TL;DR]
- Entry Level: Canon PowerShot G7 Mark II – solid for those who are just beginning to vlog, this camera features all you need to jump-start your video quality.
- Advanced Level: Sony RX100 Mark V – for enthusiasts, this camera is a surefire upgrade, with phase-detect AF pixels.
- Professional Level: Panasonic Lumix GH5S – the big baddie with tons of features, if you can withstand the fury of its price tag.
The rise of social media has created a big change in our society in terms of entertainment, with more and more people getting exposure through the internet.
Televisions, newspapers, DVD players, and magazines are slowly dwindling in use because the internet provides a better information network which can be taken at any moment you want as long as you have a proper connection.
Shows are being uploaded by companies in their own websites or in YouTube, films can be re-watched on Netflix, and people follow online celebrities, like “Let’s Players” and video loggers, or vloggers.
This creates massive competition though, especially for those who vlog. Technology evolves, and people want better quality content.
If a vlogger does not provide good quality content, then they risk losing viewership, which leads to a loss of revenue.
And one of the most important aspects for the vloggers of today, is providing a crisp, solid video, no matter what their content niche is.
So right now, if you are an aspiring vlogger, or someone who just started vlogging and would want to take your channel to the next step, then you might want to check down below the three best vlogging cameras this year.
Trust us, this will help you focus less on the video quality, and more on the actual content quality.
A more advanced G: Canon PowerShot G7 Mark II
- Sensor: 1in
- Lens: 24-100mm
- Screen: 3in tilting touchscreen
- Max video resolution: Full HD
- Perfect for beginners
If you are an aspiring vlogger, then this one is definitely worth the investment. When the PowerShot G7 first came out, it didn’t hit its core market, which are photographers.
But suddenly, a new market surfaced and they absolutely loved this camera.
A new option of switching between 24p and 60p settings is now included on the Mark II.
The touchscreen became way easier to see and operate, since Canon moved the hinge of the flip screen over to the bottom of the camera. The new DIGIC 7 processor also sped up the overall camera performance.
A camera that focuses on extreme focus: Sony RX100 Mark V
- Sensor: 1in
- Megapixels: 20.1MP
- Lens: 24-70mm
- Screen: 3in tilt-angle display
- Max video resolution: 4K
- For those looking to upgrade their current camera setup
The Marks are flying, and this time, Sony delivered again.
Now, this camera is armed with phase-detect AF pixels on the sensor, making the lives of vloggers much easier if they are vlogging on-the-fly. This feature allows better focus on the subject, and locks it in while recording.
This allows you to create good quality videos even if you are constantly moving, without the worry that it will out focus on your face.
For professional vloggers only: Panasonic Lumix GH5S
- Sensor: Micro Four Thirds
- Megapixels: 10.28MP
- Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
- Screen: 3.2in tilting touchscreen
- Max video resolution: 4K DCI
- Mic port: Yes (3.5mm)
- Professional level vlogging at its finest
This mirrorless beauty is definitely a professional vlogging camera if we’ve ever seen one. By that, we also mean that it comes with a professional price.
It gives the vlogger massive control over their recording, which even extends to sound quality (this camera supports 3.55mm microphone jacks) to some level.
It has a sensor-based system that help you stabilize your video, if you run around or go out a lot and vlog.
Sure, a lot of these features are present in the previous Lumix GH5 model, but when you are at a professional level, every quality-of-life enhancement is a must.
Tomorrow, we are going to feature the three best smartphones for blogging, so definitely stay tuned for that!
Also, if you are vlogging, tell us your camera setup down at the comments below!