Great and high quality images and videos are appealing to the eyes. They increase your desire of wanting to view more and more. That is why having a vlog goes hand in hand with a great camera for your vlogging. There are varieties of cameras in the always innovative market basing on brand, quality, price and the type. At times, you may realize that a given camera can take very nice pictures but produces poor quality videos.
Vlogging is all about a good video camera for shooting that travelling adventure, landscapes, events or short clips so that others may view it exactly as it was with the naked eye.
Listed below are the cameras some of the famous Vloggers such as Casey, Vagabrothers among others; use for their vlogging sites.
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
Canon powershot SX720 features a large 3.0 inch LCD with 922,000 dots, DIGIC 6 image processor, 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 40x optical zoom with the included lens of 24-60mm and built-in Wi-Fi technology.
SX720 has an intelligent IS which stabilizes the shooting condition so that the images are shake-free. For still images, the system selects from normal IS, macro IS, Panning IS and tripod modes while for video shoots, the system selects from dynamic IS which detects and corrects on the shaking, tilt and parallel movement to minimize on distortion. The DIGIC 6 image processor not only boosts the processing speed of the camera but also enhances image quality for still photos and videos, light sensitivity even in low-light scenes, high resolution and reduced noise. It enables high speed continuous shooting of still images at 5.9 frames per second. Videos are captured in full HD 1080p at frame rates of 60p, 30p and 24p with stereo sound.
Sharing of the captured images and videos has been made easy with the Wi-Fi technology. You don’t have to transfer them to another device so as to share with friends since you can directly post them to a selected social site such as YouTube, vlog site, Facebook, twitter, Google drive and many other sites, through Canon Image Gateway. Also, you can save the photos and videos to an online photo album for future use. Besides the direct sharing from the camera, you can use the Canon Camera Connect application compatible with iOS (7.1, 8.4, and 9.0) and android smartphones (from 4.1); to transfer them from the camera to your device. With the app, your smartphone can remotely control the camera. The Wi-Fi technology lets your camera record video with the MP4 format so that they can be posted in real time, transfer images to other Wi-Fi devices and directly print the images from wireless LAN certified printer.
Although the powershot SX720 HS does not have a built in GPS, the canon camera connect app on your smartphone will get the phone’s location and associate it with the camera’s photos when they are wirelessly connected.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i
Canon EOS T5i features 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, ISO 100-12,800 but expandable to 25,500, 1080 and 720p HD video, 3 inch LCD screen with 1.04M dots, 9 points AF system and DIGIC 5 image processor.
The 18 MP CMOS sensor ensures that the images are crystal clear with richer tonal range. The sensor also creates an effective 1.6x field of view as compared to the 35 mm format. EOS T5i records up to 16,384 colors per channel resulting in accurate detailed images. In H mode, the ISO is expandable to 25,600 making shooting suitable in all lighting. The DIGIC 5 image processor ensures minimal noise and low-light sensitivity during shooting. It delivers images with great details even on dark lighting. With the high processing speed, enhanced shutter mechanism and camera sensor, you can shoot continuously up to 5 frames per second.
EOS T5i lets you shoot your vlog videos in HD mode and different frame rates. Through the camera, you can easily control the exposure, focus and live view features. The built-in stereo microphone with manual audio adjustment provides incredible sound recording. You will not require the external sound source unless it is necessary. In case you need one, the camera is compatible with electret condenser microphones with 3.5 mm diameter plug. EOS T5i can capture and automatically combine short video clips, thanks to the Video Snapshot feature, ready for sharing or playback on an HDTV via the HDMI port.
The camera is compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. It also supports Eye-Fi SD cards, which have Wi-Fi transmitters for high speed wireless transfer of images.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 should be your companion when shooting those vlog videos for your fans. The camera features full HD 1080p video in both AVCHD and MP4 format, 60x optical zoom and Dolby digital audio.
Videographing won’t limit you from taking pictures. There is a separate button on the camera that enables you to instantly record videos while at the same time shoot photos. You can adjust the shutter speed and aperture in videos to attain the effect that is perfect for the given scene. The video sound is clearly recorded with the Dolby Digital audio technology incorporated in the camera. Video resolution is 1080p, 720p and 480p.
Panasonic LUMIX FZ70 has 15 filter effects applicable for both the still images and videos. You can choose from each one of them while getting a preview on how they will appear on the object being shot.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Camera
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 camera features 20.1 megapixel MOS sensor, 4K 30p video quality, super-fast LUMIX DFD focusing technology, bright Leica DC lens 25-400mm and Wi-Fi technology for remote imaging with a compatible smartphone.
This camera has a video resolution of 60p, 30p, and 24p for taking great videos shoots perfect for your vlog. It has greater zoom range, good sensor size, rotating LCD screen to enable you take your own selfie pictures and video, a panorama mode, manual and autofocus and a great view finder.
Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 20 MP Digital Camera
Kodak AZ651 features 65x optical zoom, 20 megapixels BSI sensor, RAW and JPEG formats, 3 inch adjustable LCD screen, 1080p full HD video and Wi-Fi technology.
The 24mm wide angle lens with 65x optical zoom fits the entire target scene into the frame. Advanced BSI CMOS sensor is for enhancing the processing speed of the camera, quality and clarity of the image. It enables continuous shooting of still images at 9 frames per second. For videos, the shooting is from 30 frames per second up to 120 fps. The built in electronic view finder provides better scene composition.
The images and shot videos can be shared via the Wi-Fi connectivity, in supported devices such as Wi-Fi enabled HDTV or other smart devices. A free app is available for android and iOS smartphones.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still Camera
The Sony cyber-shot DSC-RX100 features a fast hybrid AF, 4K movie, multi-angle LCD monitor, 20.1 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor, OLED electronic view finder with 2.35M dots and a 3 inch LCD display.
With Sony cyber-shot, you can get high quality 8MP still images from 4K video and 6 or 2Mp stills from Full HD video during playback. The two are then stored as separate files on the storage media. The LCD display screen is easily and fully rotated to enable you take images from all perspectives. You can also take selfies and videos of yourself. This is wonderful for all those with vlogs or YouTube channels where you give tutorials and so you have to professionally record yourself. The display is large enough to allow you scroll and preview your images and videos with ease. RX100 V has a built in WhiteMagic technology that enhances visibility in bright daylight.
The Exmor RS CMOS sensor together with the BIONZ X processing engine effectively improves the processing speed and performance of the camera. With this capability, you can track fast moving objects by continuous shooting of up to 8 frames per second. The shutter speed goes up to 1/32000 seconds. Even on movie shooting, the frame rate is from 24 fps to slow motion high frame rate of 960 fps. The sensor also ensures noise reduction and high quality image even in low-lighting.
Sony DSC-RX100/B 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera
This camera features 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor, ISO 80-25,600, 28-100mm Carl Zeiss wide angle 3.6x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen with 1.2 dots and Full HD 1080p video.
The auto ISO range is 125-6400 but can be manually expanded to include 80, 100 and 25,600. It allows you to take shots from very bright outdoors to dim lit rooms while minimizing on the noise.
Videos are shot in 1080p. There is a manual control and dual record. The burst mode supports shooting of 10 frames per second continuously while the movie shooting has a high frame rate of 60 fps. The image sensor lets you record fast moving subjects and shoot in low-light settings but still produce clear, smooth and high quality images in AVCHD format.
Fujifilm X100S 16 MP Digital Camera
Fujifilm X100S features APS-C 16 megapixels CMOS II sensor, digital split manual focus system, full HD movies, EXR processor II, newly developed hybrid VF and f/2 fixed focal length lens.
The CMOS II sensor incorporates an original color filter array for capturing unfiltered light from the lens, in order to attain a high resolution. The electronic view finder lets you manually adjust the focus, exposure, depth of field and white balance while the optical view finder is for optical quality. The hybrid view finder offers expanded freedom in all shooting conditions.
The full HD video mode allows shooting of up to 60 frames per second. When you shoot at the highest bit-rate of 36Mbps, the resultant image is detailed, clear and of greater quality. You can switch to 3x digital zoom during the movie shooting. To make this possible, you simply press the playback zoom button and the lens focal length shoots from 35mm to 105mm.
Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam Camcorder
Sony HDRCX405 camcorder features a 9.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, 2.7 inch LCD display, full HD video with AVCHD and MP4 formats, 26.8 wide angle Zeiss lens and a built-in USB port.
The camera lets you capture full HD 1920 x 1080 videos which you can zoom up to 27x to get close to the action. The Exmor R CMOS sensor enables it to shoot even in the low-light conditions with perfect image stabilization. The camera automatically combines multiple video clips to a single video in MP4 format. There are 7 picture effects for enhancing or highlighting points for the videos and still photos. More video features include; face detection, voice enhancement, noise reduction and reduced grain. 9.2 megapixel still images can be obtained from the 60p videos.
The 2.7 inch LCD screen lets you view sharp, bright and vivid images and preview the subject before shooting so that you may change the settings to fit to the scene. The video is recorded in the AVCHD and Mp4 formats for easy transfer and sharing. The USB port is for file transfer when connected to the PC or simply charging the camcorder.
Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder
This camera is for anyone with the desire to capture the ultimate HD video for that memorable moment. Canon VIXIA HV30 camcorder features HD video, 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilizer, 24p cinema mode, 2.7 inch multi-angle LCD, canon 2.96 MP HD CMOS sensor, DIGIC DV II image processor and RGB primary color filter.
The optical stabilizer ensures that the images are shake-free especially during the constant movements when shooting. The LCD screen gives you a chance to view the scene from multiple angles. You can capture incredible HD detail with the instant auto focus which reduces the focusing time especially in low-light and bright situations. The movies are created with either the 24p cinema mode or 30p progressive mode. The progressive mode captures fast action with the MP4 format. The camera is capable of recording and playing back the mages using the MiniDV cassette tapes.
The CMOS image sensor ensures high resolution images with reduced noise even in dim-lit backgrounds. HV30 incorporates an RGB primary color filter that separates light into vibrant and brightly colored images. The DIGIC DV II image processor enhances the camera’s performance and ensures optimal image quality for both still images and HD videos.
Other features of the HV30 include the HDMI terminal for transferring images directly to your HDTV, built-in video light for lighting up dark subjects up to 4.9 feet away, microphone terminal for attaching external microphone and the headphone terminal for monitoring sound during the recording.