Vlogging, or video blogging, is a popular hobby for many people from YouTube personalities to amateurs just having fun. Vloggers sit in front of the camera telling stories to connect with their audiences. However, in order to create high quality videos, it is imperative that you get the right camera.
Here are some of the best flip screen cameras for vlogging:
Canon PowerShot G7 X ($739.95)
This is the best vlogging camera that Canon has to offer. It is a compact camera that is lightweight and easy to carry around. Its premium design makes it easy to use but the camera does not have manual controls. It comes with built in Wi-Fi and NFC and a rear flip up touch screen. It is selfie-ready with the tilting LCD monitor and a built in natural density (ND) filter. It can auto focus in very low light levels and has great hue accuracy; however the color contrast leaves a cold cast when shooting under street lighting.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II ($849.00)
This camera is one that is often recommended for vlogging. It has great video quality and also produces high-quality images in low light. The camera has excellent hue accuracy, stepped lens ring rotation and good telephoto lens performance. It has a built-in flash and ND filter and comes with a touchscreen that is also a flip screen. However, this camera is on the higher end of the price scale.
Canon EOS M3 ($464.90)
This camera is a compact mirrorless camera. It produces good image and video quality with good colour saturation but its white balance sometimes pushes the colour toward a purple tone. It comes with a great grip for handling and a user-friendly interface. It has excellent performance in low light and a tilting touchscreen but it has an average battery life and is quite slow.
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 IV ($898.00)
This compact camera is the best option for vloggers who record on the go due to its superior image stabilization. It can record 4K videos with its F1.8 lens and wide aperture. This wide aperture allows you to capture more light which allows it to function well in low light. The camera has a powerful processor for high speed performance. However, this camera is quite pricey and the menu is complicated to use.
Sony DSC-HX90 ($459.00)
This camera is compact, lightweight and has quite a few handy vlogging features. It has great image stabilization, built in wi-fi and records videos in HD. It also includes manual controls which is useful for pin point adjustments. However, the camera does not do well in low light and its aperture isn’t wide enough to achieve the blurred background effect that most vloggers go for.
Sony a5100 ($548.00)
This compact camera is easy to use and is a great option for novices. It has a fast auto-focus, performs well in low light and has a touchscreen that flips 180 degrees. It also has built in wi-fi and multiple digital filter. However, the camera has no viewfinder, a short battery life and the touchscreen has limited function.
Samsung NX Mini ($379.71)
This is the slimmest interchangeable lens camera in the world and it is the cheapest camera on the list. The three lenses include a 9-27 mm lens a 17mm fl.8 lens and the fixed 9mm lens. It has great battery life for the price-point, a dedicated selfie mode and a fully manual mode. However, the camera does not do well in low light and has few physical controls.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10K ($547.99)
This pocket friendly camera comes with a user-friendly interface, a touch screen flip display and great video quality. It is quite responsive and has a great face detection feature. It can be controlled remotely with your smartphone and it has manual exposure controls and time-lapse recording controls.
As for choosing, pick the one that best matches your vlogging and budgetary needs so that you can upgrade the quality of your videos!