Introduction:

Vlogging is a niche that demands its hustler to have a camera along with other accessories. In fact, a good camera increases the quality of your video. 

A question can appear in a person’s mind just starting vlogging: What could be the best camera for vlogging?

After being attached to the niche of vlogging and photography for six years, I’ve come up with the five best cameras that can be a good fit for your vlogging journey. In addition to this, I’ve also prepared a guide to help you in this regard.

The answer for the best cameras for vlogging depends on the skillset, budget, and premises where a person will record videos. 

The overall best vlogging camera is Sony ZV-1. It is a pocket-friendly cam with a 1-inch sensor that can capture 4k recordings. On the other hand, if you are willing to spend a little more on budget, you can check out Fujifilm X-S10. This camera has a flip screen and is ideal for those vloggers who want to see what they are shooting simultaneously.

Other than these options, you can look into Canon EOS R, a camera that has distinctive colors. Still not able to make up your mind? Scroll down to find some tips for choosing a camera per your requirements and a buying guide.

Buying Guide For Vlogging Cameras:

Before purchasing a camera, you must understand its need and purpose. While there are many options in the market for a competitive price, I will pick one that best fits my budget and vlogging requirements. 

Below is a list of properties you must consider while owning a camera.

1- The Autofocus

Autofocus is an option that adjusts the focus of the camera automatically. Its purpose is to ensure that the selected subject is within the frame.

It could be a nightmare, even for pro photographers, to set the focus manually. You just filmed the entire scene, and at the end, you find out that most of the shots are out of focus.

For me, AF is always a deal-breaker feature of a camera. After purchasing a few old-schools from local vendors, I had made it my habit always to check whether autofocus was present or not. 

2- Connectivity

Connectivity is the feature that makes the life of a vlogger pretty easier. Suppose your camera supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In that case, you can transfer files wirelessly and control your camera from a far distance. 

Not only this, but a vlogger can also watch the camera’s live view on its mobile.

3- Low Light Performance

Low-light performance means the ability of a camera to take a shot in an environment where light is not enough. It depends on the aperture and ISO of the camera. Aperture relates to the amount of light reaching the sensor, while ISO refers to the sensor’s sensitivity to the light.

Again, this setting totally depends on your vlogging requirements. 

If I buy a camera to shoot low-light videos, I will pick one that lets me have complete control over light settings.

4- Image Stabilization

Stabilization has a significant impact on the quality of your vlog. It covers the jerkiness and blurriness in the videos caused by moving the camera around. 

There are various types of stabilization, including EIS (electronic image stabilization) and OIS (optical image stabilization).

Look for the type of stabilization before going to make any decision.

5- Video Resolution

An essential feature of a camera is its video resolution. As technology progresses, most people use 4K displays and cameras. But if you are just starting, 1080p is also acceptable. 

The resolution becomes double as you shift from 1080, yet there is not a big difference on the screen.      

However, if you like to zoom in on the video or want to show close-up shots of the faces, you may have to buy a 4K camera, as stretching a 1080p video will create noise and distortion in it.

6- Microphone

The audio quality of a camera is as essential as the video quality. In fact, I will rank the voice quality higher than the video quality. People will most likely watch a 1080p video with a better voice than a 4K video with distorted audio. 

To make the vlog sounds better, you can opt for an external mic.

1- Best Vlogging Camera Overall: Sony ZV-1

USER RATING: 5/5
5/5

Special Features:

  • Lamborghini of point-and-shoot
  • Cameras product showcase features
  • Fast and accurate AF
  • A dream pocket camera that targets the vloggers and content creators

Video Quality:

The camera can shoot 4K at 30 fps, FHD at 120 fps, and the slow-mo part can go up to 960 frames in a second. 

On a quick test, the colors of Sony amazed me as it naturally tans my skin and doesn’t make it flat at all.

One bosting future is that the camera doesn’t crop the image at 4K compared to its competitors like Canon. I can confidently mention that this is the only camera in this price range that shoot without massive crop on your videos.

Although this camera doesn’t come with in-body image stabilization, it doesn’t bother me as the digital stabilization covers up everything. Hence, the video quality won’t affect a vlogger who travels a lot and often does recording on foot.

Cinematic Videography:

Another essential feature that targets the vlogging community is that Sony ZV-1 is equipped with S-log and Hybrid Log-Gamma technology. It is a technology of high-end color grading profiles that allows you to make your videos look cinematic. 

One thing I noticed is that these cinematic shots have very vibrant colors.

Click this link to experience 4K cinematic footage of Sony ZV-1:

Lens:

The 24-70 mm Zeiss sponsored lens is a non-interchangeable lens, but that’s okay because it has an f-stop of 1.8-2.8 that allows shooting the videos with an excellent background effect, plus you can have a more cinematic effect.

I have heard the complaints that some cameras can’t differentiate hairs from the background, but this is not the case with the Sony ZV-1. It has remarkable edge-to-edge detection and doesn’t blend the hair in the background.

The icing on the cake is that Sony doesn’t stop there. They added digital depth of field that makes your bokeh and cinematic shoots more natural.

Low Light Videography:

For a vlogger who doesn’t have a good lighting source, I have good news that this camera got an outstanding low-light performance. It could be the biggest reason that the vloggers will pick this camera.

Also, the camera’s aperture is pretty vast and allows more light to come in. I have used ZV-1 at night using a 24mm lens, and the footage was bright and detailed. Yet, the low night images were soft because of the absence of in-built flash.

 

Autofocus:

At first, I felt that the autofocus was slightly slow, but I was wrong as it really did a professional job. Also, the AF is equipped with an eye and object tracking mode that allows any vlogger to record a fast body without losing focus. ZV-1 doesn’t suffer from focus hunting and is quick at changing the focus.

Product Showcase Feature:

This feature is for those vloggers who do promotion content on their channels. It works; for example, you hold a phone in your hand and talk while facing the camera. 

The camera will immediately focus on the phone, blurring the background, and then refocuses on your face as soon as you remove the phone. In short, the sensor prioritizes the thing that is closer to it rather than the face of the person.

Mic:

Another feature that is vlogging-centric is the mic of the camera. The company claims that its sound quality is as excellent as an external microphone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t perform as well as they say. 

The sound is mediocre from this camera’s microphone. But I don’t think you will miss the shot for this little reason, as you can get an external microphone at a pretty affordable price. In addition to this, Sony also provides you a free dead cat, the name of the puff wind filter that is present over the microphone.

Photo quality:

The image quality of the Sony ZV-1 was superb regardless of S, P, A, or M mode. The images have enough details, and color saturation is perfectly balanced. I tested the camera on still life photography with ISO set on auto. 

There was no noise in the images at all. However, it started appearing at ISO 6400 and was quite noticeable at ISO 12800. The beauty mode also works decently and hinders the pimples and wrinkles on my face.

Specifications:

Camera dimensions: 109 mm × 61 mm × 45 mm, 269 grams (Only body)

Lens Type: Mirrorless, non-interchangeable lens

Sensor type: CMOS, BSI 1 inch sensor

Megapixel count: 20 MP

Monitor screen: 81.28 mm touch articulating LCD screen with 0.921 million dots resolution

Stabilization: Optical image stabilization

Maximum picture resolution: 4K at 30 fps

Maximum shooting speed: 4-20 fps

Storage type: Supports SDXC/SDHX/SD memory card & memory stick duo

Connectivity: Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

User expertise: Intermediate

Zoom: 2.9x optical zoom

Reason To Buy?

  • Compact camera
  • Fast and exceptional autofocus
  • No frames drop at 4k

Reason To Avoid?

  • The menu is somehow complex
  • Limited zoom range

2- Best Full-Frame Camera for Vloggers: Canon EOS R

USER RATING: 4.9/5
5/5

Special Features:

  • Full frame mirrorless camera
  • Excellent colors
  • Image processing technology
  • Autofocus is sharp
  • Quite a great camera for a vlogger who wants good colors and is a fan of Canon technology.

Canon EOS R is the continuation of the Canon mirrorless camera series. This camera features a 30 MP full frames sensor powered by a digit-8 image processor. This image processing and color grading of Canon makes this camera unique. 

Both Sony and Canon are known as kings of color science.

Dynamic Range:

The dynamic range of this camera is quite sharp as it has 14.2 stops dynamic range, which is phenomenal for a vlogger who spends a lot of time outdoor shooting. 

Even when I tried to shoot in a little overexposed or underexposed environment, I felt that it was good enough to pull the images as it showed off the highlights.

Even at low ISO, the picture was leveled between good dynamic range and pleasing colors. As I increased the ISO value, EOS R perfectly balanced the details and noise in the image. The dynamic range of EOS R is pretty similar to EOS 5D Mark IV.

Color Science:

As mentioned earlier, it’s not the sensor that makes the camera great but the color grading technology of Canon. Reds are highly red and fiery, blues are a pure shade of blue, and greens are well saturated. 

EOS R really looks for the human skin and balances its highlights. 

The skin seems beautiful and properly exposed. This feature is helpful for the vloggers who do fashion photography or the people in the modeling industry.

Video Quality:

When it comes to videos, the result was exceptional. The quality is super sharp, super-sampled, and full of details, thanks to the color science technology of Canon.

However, when I tested this camera at 4K, the frames were limited to 24 fps compared to 60 fps at FHD resolution. Also, the camera does a 1.8x crop. But the most significant advantage that this little boy gets compared to Canon 5D Mark IV is its in-built C-log technology. 

A unique blend of 10-bit color grading plus C log allows vlogger a gorgeous and high dynamic range with a superb cinematic experience. The videos coming out of this camera look like they are shot on Canon C100.

Watch the cinematic shoot of Canon EOS R here: 

Autofocus:

The new mirrorless lineup of Canon has pretty amazing and reliable AF. The camera does a spectacular job when it comes to face tracking. In addition to this, I found that this camera can track objects even in low light for up to 6 stops. 

The AF of EOS R and the perfect color balancing technology of Canon will allow a vlogger to capture a wide range of details in a single frame.

Stabilization:

Canon used to opt stabilized lens, but they omit this technology in the EOS R. From my experience, the additional digital stabilization is good enough to reduce the blurriness or distraction in your videos. 

Suppose you are a vlogger who has a lot of handheld work, wants pretty accurate colors, and covers fashion or lifestyle vlogging. In that case, you can hit on this camera as the stabilization is good enough to refine the minor handshakes.

Specifications:

Camera dimensions: 83 × 134 × 99 mm, 662 grams

Camera type: DSLR

Lens type: Mirrorless

Sensor type: Full-frame CMOS sensor

Megapixel count: 30.3 MP

Monitor screen: 80.01 mm multiangle, articulated LCD touch screen

Stabilization: Digital stabilization

Maximum picture resolution: 4K at 30 fps

Maximum continuous shooting speed: 5-8 fps

Storage type: Supports SD / SDHC / SDXC cards

Viewfinder: In-built OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) with 3.69 million dots resolution

Connectivity: Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

User expertise: Professional

Zoom: 2x digital

Reason To Buy?

  • Well built
  • Extraordinary color mapping 
  • Continuous shooting up to 8 fps
  • Big OLED viewfinder

Reason To Avoid?

  • Not a portable camera
  • No waterproofing
  • Sometimes, stabilization struggles on the 4K video shooting 

3- Best Vlogging Camera with Flip Screen: Fujifilm X-S10

USER RATING: 4.8/5
5/5

Special Features:

  • Improved AE/AF
  • IBIS (In-body image stabilization)
  • 4K resolution
  • Versatile pop-up flash
  • Fully articulating flip screen

Fujifilm X-S10 is the first camera of Fuji in the XS series, and it offers some state-of-the-art features and quality. The camera comes with a sleek design, and an excellent controlling mechanism, and can shoot 4K videos

Video quality:

The video quality of X-S10 is decent and matches other variants of Fuji X-T30 and X-T4, but 4K resolution only restrains to 30fps. Being a midrange one and not too complicated to use, this camera is suitable for amateur vloggers.

X-S10 doesn’t shoot in 10-bit and has an 8-bit color profile. Now, after testing, I can confidently say that this is the best 8-bit log profile camera in this price range. 

Honestly, sometimes, I didn’t even realize that I was shooting on an 8-bit camera. I was able to push it relatively far and quicker than a 10-bit camera. For vloggers who do YouTube content and who do outdoor adventures, or function coverage like a concert, Fujifilm X-S10 is pretty great.

You can experience the 4K video shoot here: 

Autofocus:

The AF is tremendous, and it competes with Canon and Sony in terms of quality. X-S10 delivers consistent autofocus without lagging for a while. Fuji was kind enough to add different modes, including a ‘tracking mode’ that allows a person to frame the focused object in the image. 

AF was not too good for sports tracking, where I had to use a single point or zone of autofocus. But, for a vlogger, assistive AF modes like “face/eye detection” and “subject tracking” are enough to get the most out of this camera.

Stabilization:

Another quality of the Fujifilm X-S10 is its 5-axis, in-body image stabilization. Now, this feature is not present in X100V nor in X-T3. Fuji has reduced the IBIS by 35%, yet it works pretty fine and can easily dump the minor vibrations and the shakes of the hands. It is CIPA rated stabilization system that assists at 6-stops.

Although IBIS struggles on 4K, it doesn’t happen more often and can be ignored. Fuji has executed things really well, and I’m quite impressed by the performance.

Flip Screen:

The camera houses a fully articulated LCD screen, and it can flip and dip in any direction. It is a pretty bright screen, and I have no issue with readability on a sunny day. 

You can use the screen to change focus, swipe through photos, or can change the menu options. In addition to this, the articulating feature allows a vlogger to rotate the screen in any direction as per his needs and can even take 26.1 MP awesome selfies.

Specifications:

Camera dimensions: 126 x 85 x 75 mm, 467 grams

Camera type: DSLR

Lens type: Mirrorless, Prime lens

Sensor type: 23.5mm x 15.6mm, CMOS, APS type C sensor

Megapixel count: 26.1 MP

Monitor screen: 76 mm articulated LCD touch screen with 1.04 million dots resolution

Stabilization: 5-axis in-body image stabilization

Maximum picture resolution: 4K at 30 fps

Maximum continuous shooting speed: 8 fps

Storage type: Supports SD/ SDHC/ SDXC memory card

Viewfinder: OLED viewfinder with 2.36 million dots resolution

Connectivity: Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

User expertise: Beginner

Zoom: 3.06x

Reason To Buy?

  • Bright and articulating LCD screen
  • Autofocus is remarkable and captures every frame
  • Great in-body image stabilization
  • Strong hand-feel and sturdy grip

Reason To Avoid?

  • Battery life is not too good
  • No basic guide for menus system

4- Best Video Camera for YouTube: Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III

USER RATING: 4.8/5
5/5

Special Features:

  • A pocket cam with a 1-inch big sensor
  • 4K video recording
  • Bright zoom lens
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Better option for low-light vlogging

A cutting-edge point-and-shoot camera from Canon, G7X Mark III, aims toward vlogging market, but does it really deliver what it claims?

Video quality:

The video quality of Mark III is well-suited for vlogging. It provides the features like vertical video support, and live streaming and can capture 4K at 30 fps without any crop.

As described earlier, Canon loves to enhance the color in its cameras. They didn’t forget to add this technology to the Mark III camera. I tested it for almost four months, and I felt this camera was not too good for cinematic videos. 

Some owners claim overheating issues on prolonged use, but I never faced this thing.

4K video test of Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III is here: 

Photo Quality:

In the photo segment, there are some fascinating things. The 20-fps burst mode doesn’t have AF, but it captures images like a machine gun, superfast. Not only this, but Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III also takes RAW images at 30 fps. 

I’m trying to convey here that if you are a travel vlogger or someone who likes to capture speedy things like a backflip or fast sports action in your frame then you aren’t going to miss even a single frame.

In addition to this, ND-filter’s presence is a plus point of the camera. It increases the pictures’ clarity, quality, and contrast when taken in strong light. Very fast f-stop, 1.8-2.8, which makes this camera very good for low light shooting. 

On top of all this, Canon’s digit 8 processor can step up the game for any vlogger. 

Stabilization:

Mark III has in-lens stabilization as well as digital stabilization. When in-lens IS is enabled, it covers the minor shakes and bumps but using dynamic IS makes the video super smooth. 

I have been using this camera for a while, and it looks like I’m holding a gimbal or steady cam.

Although enabling stabilization on 4K recording softens the footage, it is not that noticeable under bright light. There is no crop on footage on low settings, while standard and high modes crop 1.11x and 1.43x, respectively.

Autofocus:

Mark III uses contrast detection and phases auto-detection, allowing video recording without missing a single detail. There are three AF modes in the camera; face tracking, spot, and 1-point.

The face tracking in this camera is fantastic. In the case of multi-faces, you can switch the focus between faces. These modes are not available in burst mode.

The AF on this camera is only limited to 8 fps. But it is not bad. Although Sony cameras do have AF even at 20 or higher fps, this camera is worth looking at, considering the price segment and vary fast object capturing.

Live Streaming:

The live stream is another feature particular for YouTubers and content creators. However, the camera doesn’t save the live-stream video to the memory card, and it requires a strong internet connection.

Screen:

The touch screen is super responsive and top flippy, connected to the camera via a strong hinge. While testing this camera, I never noticed any lag or subtle blackout on the screen. 

It feels like the screen gives you a modern experience, and for a vlogger who loves to connect to their audience through live streaming, this flip screen can help a lot.

Audio quality:

Like Canon EOS R, this camera does not have an external microphone. I think Mark III has 15 to 20 percent better audio quality than its previous model. The camera captures the surrounding voices pretty clearly. 

Although it can’t replace an external mic but considering its audio quality, I’ll give it 9.2 out of 10.

Overall, a very great camera for travel vlogging or street vlogging. 

Specifications:

Camera dimensions: 64 x 110 x 40, 300 grams

Camera type: Digital compact camera

Lens type: Mirrorless

Sensor type: 1 inch, CMOS, BSI sensor

Megapixel count: 20.1 MP

Monitor screen: 76 mm touch LCD screen with 1.04 million dots resolution

Stabilization: Dynamic (In-lens + digital) stabilization

Maximum picture resolution: 4K at 30 fps

Maximum continuous shooting speed: 4-20 fps

Storage type: Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-1)

Viewfinder: N/A

User expertise: Beginner

Zoom: Up to 4x

Reason To Buy?

  • Very good image stabilization
  • Bright and articulate screen
  • Compact and easy to carry:
  • Autofocus is sharp

Reason To Avoid?

  • No AF modes in burst mode
  • Viewfinder is not present

5- Best Camera for Travel Vlogging: Canon PowerShot SX740

USER RATING: 4.8/5
5/5

Special Features:

  • 40x optical zoom
  • 4K time-lapse
  • Image stabilization
  • A handy cam that can easily fit in the pocket of your jeans

Canon launched a camera that records 4K just for 400 bucks. That doesn’t sound right? I thought the same until I got my hands on the PowerShot SX740. But is it really good? Does it really hit the mark for travel vlogging? I’ve put the camera to the test, and here are the results.

Video Quality:

I was quite surprised by the footage quality, considering the camera’s price. I’ve tested the camera in different modes. “Standard mode” gives pretty accurate colors, and the exposure was always on the spot.

Still, if you want more vibrant colors, you can opt for “Vivid settings.” On the other hand, you can lower the saturation and contrast of the video by choosing “Neutral mode.”

Canon PowerShot SX740 can shoot at 4K with 30 fps. 

The camera does a bit crop on 4K, but you have enough field of view that it won’t bother you. I also love the burst mode on this camera that allows you to take continuous shots and even time-lapse videos. 

The sensor is half an inch and can suffer in low light. However, there is a built-in flash to compensate for this thing.

Canon PowerShot SX740 video sample is here:

Stabilization:

The 5-axis optical image stabilization of SX740 works quite well in ironing out the camera shakes. This stabilization system also helps out the 40x zooming lens. Plus, the support of the viewfinder gives a boost to the smooth videography. Even I tested the OIS at the maximum focal length, and the results were surprisingly good.

Manual Controls:

There are two reasons a vlogger will prefer a camera over a phone. The first is zoom, and the second one is manual controls. Zoom is present in SX740. But there are no manual controls for the video recording. 

Even when I set the camera on manual photo mode, the moment I press the recording button, it would immediately shift to auto mode and start recording. 

On the bright side, this auto mode can favor a vlogger who is just starting and has no idea about manual controls. To be honest, I think this camera accurately defines a novice vlogger who also wants a 4K resolution.

Zoom:

That’s a worthy mention that SX740 got the largest zoom range out of all the cameras on this list or probably in this price range. A 40x zoom lens can give you image results equal to a 960mm lens. You can take close-ups of distant objects like a bird on a tree.

While zooming in, you may lose track of subjects. 

To cover this thing, Canon has an extra feature, called Zoom framing assist, that will help you get the full details of a super-zoomed image.

Screen:

The screen is pretty bright, and readability under bright sunlight is quite good. Although the 3 inches display is not touched control, I think it makes sense because the gripping side of the camera is too small, and you may accidentally press the screen while taking the photos. 

The display is top-flippy and pretty good for taking selfies and recording yourself while vlogging.

Microphone:

The microphone is on the camera’s top, and it does its job decently. A bright feature of the mic is that being on top, it is a luxury for a vlogger who likes to do commentary during his journey. Secondly, a wind muff can filter your voice from noise. 

All these features make SX740 perfect for travel vlogging.

Specifications:

Camera dimensions: 110 x 64 x 40 mm, 299 grams

Camera type: Ultra compact

Lens type: 6.17 x 4.55 mm lens

Sensor type: 6.17 x 4.55 mm, CMOS, BSI sensor

Megapixel count: 20.3 MP

Monitor screen: 76 mm non-touch LCD screen with 0.922 million dots resolution

Stabilization: 5-axis optical image stabilization

Maximum picture resolution: 4K at 30 fps

Maximum continuous shooting speed: 10 fps

Storage type: Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I)

Viewfinder: Electronic viewfinder with 1.17 million dots resolution

Connectivity: Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

User expertise: Beginner

Zoom: 40x optical zoom

Vlogging Camera Accessories and Add-ons

To capture the nitty-gritty details of nature or to prevent my camera from backing out, I always carry some add-ons in my backpack. 

After my experience in Hawaii, it happened to me when I thought I should have a gimbal to record more smooth videos on the jumpy roads and an extra pair of batteries when I’m out for a full day vlogging. 

So, below is a list of camera accessories that I can always count on, and I think these should always be on the go-to list of every vlogger.

1- Step up your Low Light Photography with "Portable lights"

Poor light can make your view worse, and if you have a camera with a small aperture, it can become worsen. At the start of my journey, I quickly realized how important could be these portable lights. In fact, I was invited to the auditorium of a local nightclub to record an interview, and it was a bad experience. 

The hall was dull and dark, the lighting was poor, and the scenes were messed up. 

A small light can make a lot of difference and help you record on a night. Even with a camera with good low light performance, portable lights help maintain a perfect ISO. 

To save my money and get better quality, I usually prefer Neewer on Camera Video Light.

2- Record Better Audio with an "External microphone"

I love those mics that sit on the top of the camera. Not only do these mics give an aesthetic look to the camera but also, they do a great job of filtering the noise. Plus, these mics are pretty affordable. 

Reckon this, I would go for lavalier microphones. Small, handy mic, and comes in various shapes per vlogging requirements. These mics best cover the ranges and the subjects which are far and tend to speak slowly. 

The microphone I’ve used for a long time and I’ll look for again is the Deity V.Lav microphone.

3- Get Extra Stabilization with a handheld “Gimbal”

It happened to me once in Los Angeles; I covered a few athletic shots when I had Canon EOS R. I recorded the whole session only to find out that the videos were so shaky it’s unusable. 

A gimbal is inevitable for a vlogger who does a lot of vlogging on their hands, like a travel vlogger or a person in the fashion industry. 

Although today’s cameras offer IBIS, they only provide subtle stabilization to cover minor handshakes, vibrations, etc. I usually prefer DJI gimbals as they provide the best value for money.

4- Record Better Time-lapses with an Additional “Tripod”

I’m a person who spends most of the time on the roads. For this purpose, The Joby tripod is always present in my backpack. This tripod is compact, has a weight hook, and can be converted to a monopod when needed. 

Suffice to say, this is one of the best tripods that I’ve used, plus having this tripod helps me take my galaxy time-lapses and sunsets. 

5- “Extra Lenses” May Help You Get a Different View:

I always suggest having at least one extra lens with you if you’re going out for vlogging. My choice for an additional lens will be a telephoto lens as it covers a lot of focal length without any problem. 

On the other hand, if you’re a street, fashion, or lifestyle vlogger, you can opt for a prime lens. This lens offers a great bokeh and depth, best for these shoots. I have been using locally bought lenses for a long time.

Best Cheap Vlogging Camera Kit: Movo SmartCine Mobile Video Tripod

USER RATING: 4.9/5
4.8/5

After all this chit-chat, you can think if a person wants to do vlogging on his smartphone, what accessories should he get? If you consider the same, I’ve got the answer to your problem in the Movo SmartCine Video Kit. 

I have used this kit for almost three years whenever I choose my phone for shooting. 

The reason behind using it is that this kit provides all the items necessary for mobile vlogging and is pretty affordable. In short, it is an ultimate hassle-free vlogging system.

Accessories included in this kit are:

1- Mini Tripod:

An adjustable tripod can go up to the max height of 16 inches. Mini-Tripod also features a ball in front of it to customize the camera angle. This mini tripod is detectable and can be removed/used conveniently. A vlogger-centric feature, especially when someone wants to make a timelapse video.

2- Led Ring Light:

To brighten your shots, Movo provides a Led ring light. The ring is bright enough to get clear close-ups and record objects up to a 2-meter distance. However, relying too much on light becomes heavy on the kit battery, leading to earlier consumption.

3- Smartphone Handler/Rig:

A rig that allows fitting a smartphone between the width of 2.2 inches to 3.8 inches. A bit downside is that it gets loose too soon unless you use it carefully. I love how the company cares for its customer as they also added a strap to prevent from hand dropping your phone.

4- Lenses:

There are two lenses in the kit; one is wide-angle, and the other is a fisheye lens. However, they are necessarily the same but have different functionalities. As the fish eye covers more wide area with minimal distortion. One thing that I noticed while vlogging is that its edges got dust in them, take care of this thing. Plus, the lens gives very accurate results but up to 4-5 feet of distance.

5- Wind Muff Plus Stereo Microphone:

I’ve tested a lot of kits throughout my career, and I wasn’t expecting such a cheap kit with a stereo mic. It makes your voice super clear and noise-free, thanks to provided wind muff. All I can say is that the Movo SmartCine kit was created keeping in mind the vloggers, TikTokers, and the people who want to live-stream.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1- What camera do most vloggers use in 2022?

I have seen that Mark II and Mark III were pretty common among YouTubers. On the other hand, some YouTubers use SX740 as their daily drivers.

2- Which camera is best for vlogging for beginners?

Canon PowerShot SX740 can be a good option for a person who is just starting in the field of vlogging. The most significant advantage for a beginner is that this camera has auto controls plus 4K recording at reasonable prices.

3- What are the best vlogging cameras for any level?

The topmost cameras that can be the best fit for any kind of user are given below:

  • Best overall vlogging camera: Sony AV-1
  • Best full-frame camera for vloggers: Canon EOS R
  • Best vlogging camera with flip screen: Fujifilm X-S10
  • Best video camera for YouTube: Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III
  • Best camera for travel vlogging: Canon PowerShot SX740

4- What are point-and-shoot cameras?

Point-and-shoot cameras are those cameras that are meant for simple operation. They mainly target those users who are beginners. Primarily, point-and-shoot cameras are used for vacation and party photography.

5- Is a mirrorless camera better than a DSLR?

DSLR cameras are more versatile and have more options. Plus, they also have the option of interchangeable lenses. On the other hand, a mirrorless camera is more affordable, handy, pocket-sized, and can shoot videos faster with better quality.

Brett J.

I'm an enthusiastic American solo traveler. Since childhood, I had a great interest and passion for filmmaking; that's why I chose media sciences as a career and started Vlogging as a full-time profession.

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