Vlogging has become one of the most popular ways to keep track of your life and reach out to other people interested in the same things you are. Some vloggers have even turned it into a quite successful business, particularly those who vlog about things like their gaming experience.
You can vlog with any camera—newbie vloggers might want to try the concept out by taking advantage of the built-in webcam on their computer—but some cameras are particularly good for this purpose. If you’re planning to spend a lot of time vlogging, picking up a Canon model is a highly rated option. Many of the top camera blogs recommend cameras from the Canon range.
Here are 6 options to consider:
Canon Power Shot G7 X – Typically sold in the $700 range, this is one of the best video cameras you can buy for less than $1, 000. This camera features a flip-up LCD touchscreen perfect for taking excellent selfies and vlogging.
The G7 X is particularly good for use at night and has excellent sound quality, the very best for a camera in its price range. It also features amazing picture quality, filming all your videos in 1080P/60P HD.
Canon EOS Rebel T5 – One of the most popular choices for vloggers, this camera can typically be purchased for under $500. The latest T5 model includes an 18 MP image sensor and films in full HD. It also features excellent stabilizing technology and silent auto focus.
The Rebel T5 comes in a lightweight case and is an excellent choice for both newbies and experienced vloggers.
Canon Power Shot G16 – If the DSLRs seem too big and clunky for you the Power Shot G16 is an excellent alternative for the serious vlogger. The G16 is considered one of the best point-and-shoot cameras for video with its impressive lens specs(including a maximum aperture of f/1.8) and its full 1080P HD video quality.
Easy to use and extremely portable, this camera is excellent for video but might not be the best choice if you also want to be able to take great still photos.
Canon VIXIA Mini X – This tiny camera is only 0.8 x 2.1 x 3.4 inches, perfect for taking everywhere you go because it fits well in small pockets. Priced in the $400 range, this camera is incredibly easy to use and makes an excellent choice for a beginning vlogger. Most of the controls are found on the touch screen and the camera features multiple modes including “smart auto”, which automatically detects the best settings to use for the environment you’re in.
Another excellent feature of the VIXIA Mini X is that it actually comes with a fold-out stand for easy placement. It also offers two special effects: slow motion(1/2 and ¼ speed) and fast motion(2x and 4x). The unit is also particularly good for musicians because it comes with high-quality inner audio and also has an input for external audio.
Canon Powershot ELPH 110 – Generally considered the best Canon camera available for under $300, this camera features a light-weight design focused on portability and creating high quality HD videos on the run. High-quality stabilizing tech helps you get the best images possible with this camera. Aperture and filter settings can be adjusted manually or set to automatic. Control buttons can be found beside the standard 3-inch LCD screen.
This particular camera is ideal for people who are just beginning their vlogging career and want to be able to vlog on the road.
Canon Power Shot A2600 – If you’re on a tight budget or you just aren’t sure how much time and money you’re willing to commit to vlogging, this is an excellent choice at only $150. It comes with a terrific lens with an impressive 5X zoom and captures an excellent picture as long as you’re in a well lit area. This particular camera suffers heavily in low light conditions.
This camera is great if you’re on a tight budget but if you’re serious about vlogging as a business you should consider going straight to one of the more expensive cameras on your list. The best camera will last you for many years.