In this article, we discuss the best cameras for bloggers! Stick around if you’re a vlogger as well as we dive into an adventure looking for the perfect camera for your project. Great images and videos can add a lot of value to your online content and therefore in this article we list exclusively proven devices.
1. Canon M50 (with flip screen)
The Canon M50 is clearly the top-notch vlogging camera with a flip screen. At only £590, it is an outstanding pick and one of the best multi-purpose cameras for bloggers. The machine comes with interchangeable lenses for dynamic scenarios, a flip-screen for vlogging, and a microphone jack for an external microphone. Just for the record, the monster machine shoots 4K video and slow-motion too.
Camon M50 Specifications:
- Compact APS-C mirrorless camera
- 24-megapixel CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 8 image processor
- Built-in electronic viewfinder
- Vari-angle rear display
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Up to 10 frames per second continuous shooting
- 4K video recording
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Cost – £599 with a 15-45mm kit lens
2. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
This Canon camera has been a handbag darling among bloggers and vloggers for a long time now. One outstanding quality of the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is its small size. Despite the minute size, the picture quality is incredible for such a small camera. It can be perfect for investigative bloggers and journalists. The camera goes for £499 and yes, it is an excellent option as a cheap vlogging camera.
- 1-megapixel 1-inch sensor
- Full HD 60p video recording
- Digic 7 Processor
- Raw shooting
- f/1.8-f/2.8 lens
- 2x optical zoom (24-100mm equivalent)
- Cost – £517 with a fixed lens
3. Fuji X-T20
Trusted by some of the top YouTube content creators, Fuji X-T20 is a mirrorless camera that is not only stylish but extremely lightweight too. This makes it perfect for lifestyle and travel bloggers. The manufacturer is popular for this camera for their build quality which is next level.
This is definitely one of the best cameras for photography bloggers right now and again, it comes very highly recommended.
- 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
- Up to 325 selectable AF points (169 of which offer phase detection)
- 36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
- 3″ 1.04M-dot tilting touchscreen LCD
- 4K UHD video at up to 30 fps, with clean output over HDMI
- 8 fps continuous shooting with AF, 5 fps with live view
- 5mm jack for external microphone or wired remote control
- Dials for exposure compensation, shutter speed and drive mode
- Cost – £859 with an 18-55mm kit lens
4. Sony A6000
It is important to note that Sony A6000 is a little similar to the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. Away from that, the processor is super-fast such that you might barely wait to shoot when you switch it on. Unlike a lot of smaller cameras out there, the Sony A6000 is impeccably excellent in low light conditions too. This is probably the best camera for lifestyle bloggers out there.
- 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- Bionz X image processor
- Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points
- Built-in flash + Multi-Interface Shoe
- 11 fps continuous shooting with subject-tracking
- 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,600 dots
- OLED electronic viewfinder with 1.44M dots
- Diffraction correction, area-specific noise reduction, and detail reproduction technology
- Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p; clean HDMI output
- Wi-Fi with NFC capability and downloadable apps
- Cost – £459 with a 16-50mm kit lens
5. Sony A7riii
This is an excellent camera, though at £2,450), it is one of the most expensive cameras on the list. The Sony A7riii has a wonderful 42.4-megapixel sensor that can shoot speeds at 10 frames per second with full auto-tracking. For most people, the in-built 5-axis stabilization is probably the best around. However, there’s no flip-screen (it only tilts) but the use of a flip-screen is discouraged by experts. If you’re doing videography, this is one of the best cameras for you!
- 42MP BSI CMOS sensor
- Faster, lower-noise image processing
- 10 fps shooting with full AF, 8 fps with ‘live’ updates between shots
- 69M dot (1280 x 960 pixel) OLED viewfinder
- Improved autofocus, including more tenacious Eye AF mode
- 5-axis image stabilization, rated at 5.5 stops (CIPA) with 50mm lens
- 4K footage from ‘Super 35’ crop region oversampled from 5K capture
- Twin SD Card slots (one UHS-I and one UHS-II compatible)
- True 14 bit uncompressed Raw, even in continuous drive mode
- Use of phase detection (including Eye AF) at 3 fps with adapted lenses
- Cost – £2,360 (body only)
6. Canon EOS-R
These days, everyone is talking about Sony and Fuji cameras, most likely because Canon faded. However, now Canon has finally realized there’s a demand for mirrorless cameras. The company immediately produced Canon EOS-R.
30MP full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus
69M dot OLED viewfinder
Fully articulated rear LCD
Autofocus rated down to -6EV (with F1.2 lens)
Up to 8 fps shooting (5 fps with continuous AF, 3 fps ‘Tracking Priority mode’)
UHD 4K 30p video from a 1.8x crop of the sensor
Canon Log (10-bit 4:2:2 over HDMI or 8-bit 4:2:0 internal)
USB charging (with some chargers)
Cost – £1,799 (body only) with a lens adapter
7. Panasonic GH5
For some reason, you’ll often find the Panasonic GH5 mentioned in every list of the best cameras. The Panasonic GH5 isn’t so very good in aesthetics, but it is a very good camera.
The 5-axis image stabilization is one of the reasons this machine is among the best on the market. Panasonic GH5 can shoot 4K at 60 frames per second for slow-motion footage and also has the flip-screen which vloggers love.
- 20MP Four Thirds sensor (no OLPF)
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization system with ‘Dual IS 2’ support
- All 4K footage taken using full width of sensor (oversampled from 5.1K footage)
- 1080 video at up to 180p, enabling 7.5x slow-motion
- 9 fps shooting with continuous autofocus
- Dual UHS II card slots (V60 ready)
- Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
- Pre-configurable rack focus mode
- Cost – £1,699 with a 12-60mm kit lens
8. GoPro Hero 8
The GoPro Hero 6 sound quality is far higher than usual. This rare feature on vlogging cameras makes it really stand out. You really can vlog on this camera, especially if you’re an adventure blogger, this piece of kit is a must-have.
4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200
12MP + SuperPhoto with Improved HDR and RAW Photo Capture in All Modes
HyperSmooth 2.0 (All Modes) + In-App Horizon Leveling
Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live
Cost – £322
9. Canon 80D
This is one of the oldest cameras on this list, but you will understand later why we have added it here. When you come to paper, Canon 80D doesn’t seem very good thanks to its boring specifications – 24.2 megapixels and no 4K video. However, do not be deceived! Canon 80D is the camera used by some of the biggest YouTubers, especially because it is one of the easiest cameras to use. It has some brilliant autofocus and also comes with a touchscreen flip screen. We gladly classify this camera as a mid-level DSLR, and a good pick to take your photography to the next level.
- 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF
- 45-point AF system with all cross-type points
- 3″ 1.04M-dot articulating touchscreen
- 1080/60p video capture
- 7 fps continuous shooting with AF
- Weather-resistant body
- 7560-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
- Wi-Fi + NFC
- Cost – £959 with an 18-55mm kit lens
10. Nikon D850
The relatively new Nikon D850 is most likely the best full-frame camera out there at the moment. You can consider it as a direct competitor of the Canon 5Dmkiv, but this camera is slightly better though.
The 45.7-megapixel sensor has a dynamic range of 64-25,600 ISO which can draw out so much color and detail when it comes to editing. Unfortunately, the Nikon D850 is very big and bulky and therefore difficult for travel bloggers.
- 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor
- 7 fps continuous shooting with AE/AF (
- 153-point AF system linked to 180,000-pixel metering system
- UHD 4K video capture at up to 30p from full sensor width
- 1080 video at up to 120p, recorded as roughly 1/4 or 1/5th speed slow-motion
- Battery life rated at 1840 shots
- 2″ tilting touchscreen with 2.36M-dot (1024×768 pixel) LCD
- Illuminated controls
- Advanced time-lapse options (including in-camera 4K video creation)
- Cost – £2,526 (body only)
We believe that you have successfully spotted a camera worth your hard-earned dollars. Which was your favorite pick on the list? Kindly leave us some comments below.