2019 Top Cameras for Vlogging

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In other words, the Sony a6400 ticks all the boxes – it’s got a top-notch LCD, a microphone port, an excellent autofocus system, and it shoots 4K video. Learn more about this excellent camera in our Sony a6400 review.

Current Price: $898.00 (body only)

Editor’s Tip: Though you can buy an a6400 with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS kit lens, you’ll get better quality video if you opt for a higher-end lens. Give the Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 a try instead. For shooting video, the 18-135 lens offers vastly superior optical quality, and the much greater reach of this zoom enables you to shoot wide-angle to telephoto footage.

Runner-Up Mirrorless Camera for Vlogging: Panasonic Lumix G85 

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Additionally, this camera has Dual Pixel autofocus, which gives you far better autofocus capabilities for video capture. This is especially the case when you’re filming moving subjects.

Again, though this camera lacks 4K video, it has a microphone port and its other must-have features are so good that it essentially makes up for it.

Current Price: $699.00 (body only)

Editor’s Tip: When shopping for lenses for the EOS 77D, consider investing in a Canon EF lens rather than a Canon EF-S lens. Though EF-S lenses are designed for use with APS-C cameras like this, they aren’t compatible with Canon full frame cameras. Since EF lenses are compatible with APS-C and full frame cameras, you can future-proof your kit with lenses that will work with a full frame rig, should you upgrade to one in the future.

Runner-Up DSLR for Vlogging: Nikon D5600 

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Like the EOS 77D, the D5600 does not offer 4K video capture, but it has an excellent 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen LCD, and a microphone port. Pick up a Nikon D5600 (body only) for $596.95.

Though there are plenty of other choices for the top cameras for vlogging, these four options are at the top of the heap if you’re looking for a camera that’s capable for stills and video, while also having a small price tag.

Editor’s Tip: A must-have for any vlogger is a gimbal of some sort. We’ll have more details on gimbals in an upcoming article, but I wanted to highlight the gimbal I use – the Feiyu AK2000 – because it has tons of features that make it incredibly useful for shooting video. The smart touch panel is handy for making quick camera adjustments, and it has stronger, updated motors that improve its performance. It also has 12 hours of battery life for those marathon shooting sessions!


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