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5 of the Best Cameras for Vlogging in 2020

Buying a video camera for vlogging isn’t the same as buying a normal camera. If you want the best quality videos, you’ll need to think about video and audio quality as well as the usual things: budget, battery life, portability, and so on.

These days, you can get great quality videos from all kinds of cameras, including age-old DSLR favourites, action cameras, mirrorless cameras and point-and-shoot cameras. These are our top 5 camera recommendations for vlogging in 2020.

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The Canon 80D: The best DSLR for vlogging

The Canon EOS 80D has a powerful autofocus, which helps make it one of the vlogging community’s favourites.

It can lock onto a single subject in a busy scene, thanks to its Dual Pixel autofocus, which also enables live view from the screen rather than the viewfinder. 

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The DIGIC 6 image processor and noise-reduction technology makes it perfect for shooting vlogs in any lighting conditions.

You can expect full HD 1080p recording with the option of 60 fps. Although there’s no 4K capability, this camera is still often considered one of the best affordable cameras for vloggers. 

The Canon 80D has a flip screen with a touchscreen display, a bonus for those who need to film themselves, such as beauty and travel vloggers.

A great feature of the touchscreen display is that you can switch focus from one subject to another with a simple slide of the finger on the screen. 

And to top it off, this beauty has external headphone and mic jacks. 

Check out the Canon 80D today.

GoPro HERO8: The best camera for action vlogging

The GoPro HERO8 is packed with plenty of high-end features, including a 12-megapixel sensor that can record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second (or 1080p up to 240fps). 

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You’ll also get professional-grade electronic video stabilisation, thanks to GoPro’s new Hypersmooth feature, which keeps your action videos smoother than ever.

It’s ideal for travel vloggers thanks to its compact size, Wide Dynamic Range mode, and water-resistant body to 10 metres. 

It also comes with a wealth of new Mods that enhance the HERO8’s capabilities. These include the ability to add a mini shotgun mic, a flip-up selfie screen, and a video light. 

Perhaps the greatest feature for vloggers is GoPro’s unique ability to live stream to most popular social media platforms. So if you think you’ll want to produce live videos, this action camera might be the best choice for you. 

Check out the GoPro HERO8 today. 

Canon G7X Mark III: The best compact camera for vlogging

The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III is one of the best compact cameras for shooting video; the G7X series is a long-time favourite among vloggers.

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The Mark III ups the ante on video functionality. For a start, it introduces uncropped 4K recording capabilities into the Canon series.

Combine that with the excellent autofocus system and a powerful 24-100mm (equivalent) f/2.8-1.8 lens and a large sensor and this camera is on outstanding footing for vloggers at a winning price. 

There’s also the handy flip-up screen with touchscreen display, a new external mic port, and a USB charging port that makes it easy to juice up the battery while on the go.

For the social media star, there’s the ability to record vertical videos made for Instagram stories, as well as the ability to stream directly to Youtube. 

Learn more about the Canon G7X Mark III today.

Panasonic Lumix TZ90: The best cheap camera for vlogging

A great, cheap camera option for beginner vloggers, the Panasonic Lumix TZ90 compact camera boasts an impressive array of video-friendly features. 

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A huge 20.3MP sensor works with exclusive Venus Engine technology to improve the camera’s performance in low light. 

Combine that with a five-axis optical image stabilisation system and Panasonic’s Level Shot software, this camera delivers smooth, straight, and high quality 4K footage. 

Yep, you read that right. This little powerhouse of a camera packs cropped 4K capabilities available at 30fps into a pocketable design and remains well under $1000. You can also record 1080p at 50/60 fps. 

Finally, the 3-inch articulating touchscreen allows you to tap to pull the focus where you need while recording. 

Check out the Panasonic Lumix TZ90 today.

Sony RX100 Mark VII: The best camera for travel vlogging

A high quality compact camera that fits in your pocket, Sony’s RX100 Mark VII boasts a large image sensor and a bright 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 lens that creates beautiful video quality even in low light. 

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The flip-up LCD screen is a great feature for beauty and travel vloggers who need to see themselves while recording. The Mark VII is also the first in the series to feature an external microphone socket. 

This camera comes with 4K video recording at 30 or 24 frames per second. Alternatively, you can shoot at Full HD 1080p up to 120 fps, with a super slow motion available as high as 960 fps (albeit at lower resolutions). 

The RX100 Mark VII is one in a long line of superlative video cameras from Sony so if you’re put off by the price point, you can easily look at the Sony RX100 Mark VI and other cameras in the series, which are still in production. 

Take a look at the Sony  RX100 Mark VII.

Get your vlogging equipment today!

Vlogging is a lucrative business these days, but if you want to get anywhere, you want to be sure you’ve got the right equipment. 

Check out our recommendations for the essential vlogging accessories you need or get some quick tips on how to improve your videos.

Shop online at Camera House for our full range of cameras and camera accessories today to get one step closer to your vlogging goals!

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