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The Best Vlogging Cameras

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The Best Vlogging Cameras

Ramp up your YouTube game with these highly loved vlogging cams.

Vlogging is a modern art. With Youtuber’s flooding the creative market, you’ll need to first find a tool that can help you stand out against the rest. Searching for portable, versatile cameras that are great for video requires research and attention to detail, but luckily, we’re here to help. If you’re familiar with our YouTube channel, you’ll know that our company’s personality heavily relies on Caleb Babcock’s stunningly talented vlogging capabilities. His vlogging style is a solid mix between versatility, quality, and compactness. Any camera used for this unique use perfects the balance between on-the-go action and high quality footage. Below, we’ve listed our favorite cameras we sell in the shop that’ll do the job.

At A Glance…

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Made for ANY camera.

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Set it anywhere, gets the job done.

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To Know:

A pocket-sized camera with uncompromising imaging technology and unique features for content creators and vloggers that lets the subject shine in any scene. Featuring Sony’s advanced Realtime Eye-AF 3 and Real-time AF tracking with simplified Background Defocus function, Face Priority AE (auto exposure) and Product Showcase setting made specifically with content creators in mind.

What We Love:

AUTO FOCUS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN

Focus will switch quickly between your face and anything in the foreground even while shooting in selfie mode and a new product showcase.

FULLY ROTATING FLIP-OUT SCREEN

Excellent for vlogging at an arm’s length away.

PERFECT SIZE

It takes the stress of a big camera away, making it fun to shoot because of its compact size.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $799.99

Product Type: Mirrorless

Best For: YouTube connoisseurs looking for a quick vlogging camera to capture lifestyle content and fun clips.

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Sony

ZV-1 Camera for Content Creators and Vloggers

In search of a pocket-sized camera full of unique features? The Sony ZV-1 is perfect for on the go content creators, vloggers to easily create and share

Buy for $748.00

What We Rate

Skill Level

Just getting started Understands manual settings Shoots regularly Professional

Photo Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Video Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Auto Focus

Always hunting It Works It Works Quickly Quick and Locked In

Low Light

Very noisy. Average Clean Crisp And Clean

Battery Life

Sucks Not bad Good Really Good

Rugged Ability

Leave it in the studio Daily Carry Traveler Mountain Goat

Build Quality

Cheap What You’d Expect Solid Top Of The Line
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To Know:

With an emphasis on speed and versatility, the Sony Alpha a6600 is a sleek-yet-fully-featured APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both stills and video. Sporting a revised 24.2MP CMOS sensor, the a6600 is capable of producing high-resolution photos and up to UHD 4K video with no recording time limit, more efficient processing, and faster focusing. The 4D FOCUS system, which covers 84% of the image frame, utilizes 425 phase-detection points along with 425 contrast-detection areas for especially quick and intuitive performance along with Real-time Eye AF for both photo and video.

What We Love:

High End Sensor

24.2MP APS-C Exmor® sensor w/ front end LSI and ISO up to 102,400

Fast AF

Up to 11fps continuous shooting at 24.2MP RAW w/ AF/AE tracking

Lets You Get That Shot

Movie recording with mic. and 180-degree tiltable 3” touchscreen LCD

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $1,398.00

Product Type: Mirrorless

Best For: Vloggers wanting a robust option for high-quality and fast-tracking autofocus.

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Sony

Alpha a6600 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Looking for a no-nonsense, affordable mirrorless camera from Sony? The Alpha a6600 is sleek-yet-fully-featured, APS-C-format, and great for stills and video

Buy for $1,198.00

What We Rate

Skill Level

Just getting started Understands manual settings Shoots regularly Professional

Photo Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Video Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really Good Best Out There

Auto Focus

Always hunting It Works It Works Quickly Quick and Locked In

Low Light

Very noisy. Average Clean Crisp And Clean

Battery Life

Sucks Not Bad Good Really Good

Rugged Ability

Leave it in the studio Daily Carry Traveler Mountain Goat

Build Quality

Cheap What You’d Expect Solid Top of the Line
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To Know:

The Alpha 7C is for creators who demand full-frame quality and performance, but also want a compact lightweight camera they can take anywhere and use for all types of still and video creation. Introducing the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame camera from Sony, with all the power and performance of a full-frame in a design more akin to APS-C bodies. Thanks to newly developed devices and construction, including a compact electromagnetic-drive shutter mechanism, a compact 5-axis in-body image stabilization unit, and a monocoque magnesium alloy construction, the Alpha 7C redefines the norms of what a full-frame camera can be.

What We Love:

FAST, RELIABLE SENSOR

Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor.

BEAUTIFUL FOR PHOTOS

ISO range of ISO 50 – 204800 and massive 15-stops of dynamic range

FORM FITTED FOR VIDEO

693 focal-plane phase-detection AF points, AI technology with Real-time AF Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for both stills and video

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $1,799.00

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Body w/ Kit Lens

Best For: It’s the best hybrid camera for shooting high resolution stills & high quality video.

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Sony

Alpha 7C Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera

Are you a creator who demands full-frame quality and performance, but also wants a compact lightweight camera? The Sony Alpha 7C is a great choice

Buy for $1,799.00

What We Rate

Skill Level

Just getting started Understands manual settings Shoots regularly Professional

Photo Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really Good Best Out There

Video Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really Good Best Out There

Auto Focus

Always hunting It Works It Works Quickly Quick and Locked In

Low Light

Very noisy. Average Clean Crisp and Clean

Battery Life

Sucks Not Bad Good Really Good

Rugged Ability

Leave it in the studio Daily Carry Traveler Mountain Goat

Build Quality

Cheap What You'd Expect Solid Top Of The Line
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To Know:

This camera shines high end specs subtly packed into a classic looking camera body, for both photographers and filmmakers alike. The first physical aspect we took a liking to was the flip out screen that not only orientates up and down, side to side, really wherever you need it. This greatly benefits both photographers and filmmakers alike. This, so far, is the only camera we’ve been known to do this. Another incredibly unique feature to the X-T4 is Fuji’s film simulation modes, allowing users to enhance their image with film stock emulators. Some are soft and subdued, while others are bold and vibrant. Although each of these options are typically shot in JPEG mode, RAW files can be simultaneously recorded in case you need a log-profile image for post processing. Thirdly, their improved AF tracking performance actually works (what a concept). It accurately detects hyper focused fast-moving faces, eyes, or manually selected objects for both photos and videos. This changes the game for those who need fast-acting auto settings.

What We Love:

FLIP-OUT SCREEN

A screen that quite literally orientates itself to wherever you need it to be.

Better Battery Life: A long-lasting battery life for photos, including two different modes that enable more control.

THE COLORS

The log-profile screen grabs from video seem almost too good to be true; they boast natural colors and realistic detail. Beautiful straight out of the camera.

IN-BODY STABILIZATION

For it only being in-camera stabilization, Caleb and I were both surprisingly impressed by how well the image felt steady and smooth.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $1699.95

Camera Type: Mirrorless

Best For: JPGs straight out of camera, actually good at photos and video, street photography, great built-in film emulation, vlogging, landscapes, easy transfer to phone, auto focus face/ eye tracking.

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Fujifilm

X-T4 Digital Camera (Body Only)

You're a creator looking for the do-everything camera? Chase your creativity with the Fujifilm X-T4 digital camera the ultimate camera for hybrid image makers!

Buy for $1,699.95

What We Rate

Skill Level

Just getting started Understands manual settings Shoots regularly Professional

Photo Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Video Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Auto Focus

Always hunting It Works It Works Quickly Quick and Locked In

Low Light

Very noisy. Average Clean Crisp And Clean

Battery Life

Sucks Not bad Good Really Good

Rugged Ability

Leave it in the studio Daily Carry Traveler Mountain Goat

Build Quality

Cheap What You’d Expect Solid Top Of The Line
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To Know:

Equipped with top features include the 26.1MP X-trans CMOS 4 sensor and the high-speed image processing photo and video. It offers something for everyone: the popular AUTO/SP (Scene Position) Mode automatically adjusts camera settings to produce stunning images without the need to make slight adjustments to images' settings. The advanced video capabilities can either create sharp 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video or high-speed full-HD video at 240fps. The vari-angle LCD screen that can also be flipped forward 180 degrees, giving everyone from photographers and filmmakers to vloggers and hobbyists something to love about this camera.

What We Love:

FLIPPABLE LCD SCREEN

It has a vari-angle LCD monitor that can rotate up to 180 degrees, making it useful for selfies and making stills and videos from various camera positions.

4K VIDEO

The X-S10 generates 4K video from the amount of data equivalent to 6K to ensure the footage is in high resolution with low noise.

NO CAMERA SHAKE

The X-S10 features a large, ergonomic magnesium-alloy grip, making it easier to keep the camera stable when larger lenses are mounted.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $995.95

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera

Best For: Creatives wanting an affordable option for an all-around fantastic camera for both video and photo.

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Fujifilm

X-S10

Looking for a great all-rounder camera, that won't break the bank? The Fujifilm X-S10 offers renowned design, engineering, and color in an accessible package

Buy for $999.95

What We Rate

Skill Level

Just getting started Understands manual settings Shoots regularly Professional

Photo Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Video Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Auto Focus

Always hunting It Works It Works Quickly Quick and Locked In

Low Light

Very noisy. Average Clean Crisp And Clean

Battery Life

Sucks Not Bad Good Really Good

Rugged Ability

Leave it in the studio Daily Carry Traveler Mountain Goat

Build Quality

Cheap What You’d Expect Solid Top Of The Line

How We Tested

The team at Moment loves vlogs, that's no secret. We live and breathe for the silly and crusty. Every filmmaker on the team — whether they do ads, YouTube, or short form TikToks — loves the personable nature of a good ‘ole vlog. So many of our Moment Pros, customers, and audience members enjoy the easy-going side of our company personality, which is something we take pride in. After using every one of these cameras for a single review, we found that the compactness and versatility of a Sonty or Fujifilm best suits a vlogger’s needs. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do, stay tuned for more!

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