What are the best vlogging cameras?
A good vlogging camera needs the following.
- flip out screen
- an external mic port
- slow mo – preferred
- internal timelapses
We travel with the Sony A7III and the Canon EOS M6. For vlogging we use the M6 for 90% of our footage. I would like to upgrade to the Sony A6600 in the near future when the budget allows. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is great for vlogging. It has a flip out screen, it’s lightweight, shoots internal timelapses, shots 120 fps @ 1080, and shoots RAW photos. While it doesn’t have the video quality of the A7III I still love how lightweight and versatile it is. The other downfall is you need an adapter to have an electronic viewfinder for photos.
The Sony A6600 is my favorite for several reasons.
- it’s a sony mirrorless – Sony has been killing the mirrorless game for the past several years
- it’s lightweight
- it has 120 fps slow mo
- external mic hook up
- flip up screen
- electronic viewfinder
The Sony A6600 is my favorite vlogging & travel camera combo. It is an excellent photography camera and an amazing video/vlogging camera. The only downside is it’s a crop sensor. However, I don’t think many people want to vlog with a full frame sensor camera because the full frame cameras are too heavy.
My last recommendation for a vlogging camera is the GoPro. We started vlogging with the GoPro session. This little powerhouse created some of our most popular vlogs (look at Positano and Sardina, both filmed on GoPro session). Now, GoPro has a vlogging kit with a mini shotgun mic. This is a game changer! Previously, the major downfall with gopro video was the sound quality, now with the mini shotgun mic, you can make some amazing vlogs!