Vlogging Cameras

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What is the best vlogging camera?

Mirrorless cameras have now been established as the favourite tools of both enthusiast and professional vloggers and videographers. Their premium image quality matches the quality of the ever-popular DSLR cameras, but comes in a much more portable and lightweight body.

With content creation on the rise, Mirrorless cameras have also become amazing at capturing video, making them great vlogging cameras. Nowadays, the camera that your favourite YouTubers use is more than likely a Mirrorless camera.

What to look for in a vlogging camera?

So what makes a good vlogging camera? Video quality is, of course, important but it is only part of the puzzle. The best vlogging camera should have the following features:

  • 4K resolution video
  • Tilting LCD screen
  • External Microphone input
  • Accessory shoe/hot shoe
  • Live Streaming abilities
  • Image Stabilisation

Plus, if you want to connect with your followers through a live stream, consider a YouTube vlog camera that is capable of live streaming, so that you can be prepared to go live and share your content with your followers without delay.

Making the most of your vlogging camera

Whether you are producing your own content or you are on the lookout for a vlogging camera for your kids, a camera with a flip screen is integral for being able to frame your video content when you’re in front of the camera lens. The audio component of your vlogs is just as important as the visual to captivate your viewers, so a camera with a microphone input is the best choice, as it allows you to attach an external microphone to capture clear and detailed sound.

A good vlogging camera will have a hotshoe or accessory shoe, so you can easily mount your external microphone for run-and-gun style video recording. To avoid dark and grainy footage, you can also attach artificial lighting devices to this accessory shoe, such as an LED video light, so as to improve the lighting of your vlog.

Even a budget vlogging camera can be used to create high-quality, engaging vlogs with the help of a few camera accessories. A humble table-top tripod is an easy way to improve your video quality by providing you with the opportunity to accurately frame your footage, as well as remove the risk of shaky hands ruining your vlog, in lieu of Image Stabilisation.

Find the best vlogging camera now

Browse our selection of cameras for YouTube vlogging online. For more tips on how to choose the best camera for your content, ask our experts at your local Ted’s Cameras store or read our guide to find the best vlogging camera for your budget.