If you’re ready to get started vlogging or have been doing it for a while and are ready to move beyond using your cell phone as a video camera, you’re in the right place. We researched some of the best cameras out there to help you find the ones used by YouTubers. Before we get started with our Vlogging camera reviews, let's take a quick look at some of the key features to keep in mind while shopping.
Flip Out Screen: Some of these items have screens that flip out completely while others simply tilt in their housing. Either way, you can adjust the viewfinder screen and to get the best view of what you’re recording.
Capture Resolution: All of these cameras record in HD, though some are higher def than others. 1080p is actually the lowest quality, 5K the highest. Whether you want 1080p, 4K, or 5K resolution, you’ll find some great options here.
Megapixels: A megapixel is a million pixels so, in theory, more megapixels means better quality photos. More megapixels is usually better but a fast camera with a really good lens is important to image quality, too.
Image Stabilization: This is really important if you’re going to be recording while you’re out and about or if you aren’t planning to use a tripod. It helps adjust for the movements you make with your hands while holding the camera.
Aperture: So, the lower the aperture, the more light the lens allows in. What does that mean for you? If you’re planning to shoot at night or in other low light conditions, getting the lowest aperture possible is a good idea.
Weight: It’s a good idea to get a lightweight vlogging camera because you can carry it with you so you don’t miss any of those one-of-a-kind moments that your viewers wait for. A lightweight, compact camera is a great choice.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s move along into our Vlogging camera buying guide. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you take a look at our top and budget picks first so you get a good idea of the range that’s available. All of these products are great and you never know which one suits you best so stick around to the end if you can. Okay, ready? Let’s go!
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Jennifer Trimbee, a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped, is an expert writer with many years of experience. Jennifer writes about technology, sports, outdoor, and gear products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019