Vlogging, or video blogging, gained an immense amount of popularity a couple years ago. Since then it continues to be a common way for almost anyone to get their opinion out to the public. You will see them on websites and social media platforms alike. Yet, I feel like there is one small, but very important aspect that most people don’t think about. That, is the camera being used.
If you are an avid vlogger, then you probably care about what you use to shoot your videos. With the new year just beginning, it is vital to have the best camera for your vlog. So without further ado, let’s get down to the 10 best vlogging cameras for 2017. Don’t settle for the camera that is attached to your computer. See what can be done with real cameras that allow you to maneuver and shoot how you want.
The power shot is a small, but high performing camera. You can record yourself in HD, which is made easy through an image processor that is built within. The screen even flips, so you can watch yourself as you are recording. Your audience will see a high quality video, no matter if they are watching on their phone, computer, tablet or tv screen. The camera itself is simple to comprehend. It isn’t one of those large cameras that have a ton of different buttons and options. You won’t be overwhelmed with this one.
Panasonic came out with this gem and it is definitely worth every penny. Record and take pictures in 4k, which will greatly improve the image quality. Not only do you get that feature, but this camera also comes with wifi capabilities. As a vlogger, that is a match made in heaven. One disadvantage of this camera may be the price. It rings in pretty high, at $899.99. If you are a true vlogger and take your videos very seriously, then this is a camera you would want to consider. If not, don’t worry. Panasonic has plenty of other camcorders you can choose from that are way cheaper.
Speaking of cheaper camcorders, this one comes in at $229.99. If you want cheaper, then you may have to search different sites for one, because this is the cheapest camcorder you will find on Panasonic’s website. This one allows you to shoot in 1080p HD. It comes with a touch screen and a zoom microphone. This way you will be able to hear yourself clearly when you play the video back.
7. iPhone 7
It is safe to say that sometimes the most convenient camera is the one on your phone. This is why the iPhone 7 makes this list. Apple stepped up the camera quality in the new iPhones. Pictures and videos look clearer than they ever looked before. The iPhone is a great vlogging camera, because not only can you flip the camera on your phone, but once you are done you can instantly upload it. If you are a YouTube or social media vlogger, than it doesn’t hurt to have a camera phone ready. You never know when you may want to vlog about something. We always keep our phones on us and I can’t say the same for cameras or camcorders.
Canon just rolled this one out. It is their newest edition to the G series. It has a slim design and high-performing features. One thing that sets it apart from other cameras is the DIGIC 7 Image Processor, which allows it to operate faster. There is also built-in Bluetooth, touchscreen, 1080p HD, time-lapse for movies and more.
With built-in wifi, you can easily transfer photos or videos to your computer. For vloggers, you want quick and efficient and Canon gives you that. Like the one above, you can shoot in 1080p HD. Most of the time when you are vlogging, the camera isn’t really shaking, unless you are holding it yourself, but just in case if it does, this camera comes with image stabilization. Basically that means that it can correct a strong shake if it is necessary. The screen on the camera is 3.0 inch resolution LCD. So you will easily be able to watch the video on the camera before uploading it.
This is one of Nikon’s newer cameras that have recently come out. It has a sleek design and 3x optical zoom glass. Both wifi and Bluetooth capabilities, which is a major plus for vloggers. You can shoot in HD and can be used in different weather conditions. If you have always wanted to do a vlog in water or a pool, then you are in luck. This camera is waterproof and can go down 33 feet. The quality on this camera is really good and I think you’d be impressed if you were to get one.
It’s pricier than the other cameras on this list. So I would only recommend it if you are absolutely serious about shooting videos. It works well with various lighting and functions at a high speed. Not only is it great for videos, but it is also excellent for picture taking. But back to the video aspect, you will find a dual pixel feature that allows for precise shooting and autofocus. Like most of the cameras on this list, you can enjoy built in wifi. There’s much more to look at when it comes to this one.
If you ask me, I prefer Canon cameras over any other one, and I especially like the Rebel T6i. Picture and video taking is easy with this one. Enjoy high resolution and excellent precision. Once again there is built-in wifi and a flip touch screen. If you are trying to record your video on your own, you can also take advantage of the self-timer. It’s easy to figure out. Trust me, if I can work this camera then so can you.
This camera is specifically designed to give you too knotch film and footage. Since it is a “cinema camera” it is geared more towards movies, but it works just as well with vlogging. The main downfall is the price. It is the most expensive camera on this list, so make sure you truly want it before purchasing one. Aside from that, it comes with excellent features. With the camera you get a 27x optical zoom, without losing any image quality…not bad, right? It also uses various memory cards and/or chips. Some cameras are specific, but you get more range here. Finally, it has some really good editing functions that most vloggers would appreciate.
Which camera should I get?
The thing about that question is that it really comes down to what you are comfortable with. These are your videos and you should ultimately purchase the camera that you see yourself enjoying the most. Vlogging isn’t just a video, it is someone’s passion. Shouldn’t that passion match the way you feel about the camera helping you achieve your quality videos? This list has some great options and if you are looking for a new camera to get 2017 off on the right foot, then consider these 10.
Vlogging is an incredible way to reach out to people, have your voice heard, create entertainment, and even get yourself some fame. Anyone can become a viral and famous vlogger, as long as they are consistently putting out great and interesting material. I can’t begin to tell you how many people have thousands of followers because they create short videos that entertain the masses. So if you are already an experienced vlogger or looking to start up and make name for yourself, there is one very important item you need with you. (If you’ve paid any attention to this article then you know where this is going.) Yes, you need the perfect camera.
By no means do you have to shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars to make great videos. As long as you can keep a quality image, then you are good to go. The great thing about this list of the 10 best vlogging cameras for 2017, is that there is potentially a camera on it for anyone at any experience. You don’t have to be an expert with cameras and all their inner workings to accomplish what you need. They may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be navigating your way around the settings and angles with no problem. I know you have some great ideas up in that head of yours. Get to it and share them with the world. Heck, become the next great vlogger social media didn’t know they needed or even become a YouTube star. You never know what could happen. Or if you are doing it more for a hobby, then create some vlogs you can be proud of whenever you look back at them. Either way, I hope that camera your using captures your true essence as a vlogger.