What Is The Best Camera For Youtubers of 2017?

Are you having a hard time picking the right camera to shoot Youtube videos with? It wouldn’t surprise me if you said yes, because there are an absolute TON of choices out there. If you are new to buying cameras, then this makes finding the perfect vlogging camera for you an even harder decision. Should you buy a camera that is DSLR, or a camera that is point and shoot? Is it better to have a tripod queen, or something you can carry in your pocket at all times? In this article we will be taking a look at the pros and cons of both, as well as comparing different brands, and then we will tell you which one we liked best. We hope that this article is not only informative, but also helps you to understand the vlog camera world a little bit better than you previously had. It helps to have experts on your side when you are making a commitment to buy an item such as a digital camera with little to no experience, because sometimes companies will just want to push the sell, sell, sell tactic, and they don’t really care about your wants, or your needs.

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DSLR VS Point and Shoot

Let us begin by talking about DSLR cameras and what they have to offer. First, these cameras are known for their excellent image quality, fast shutter speeds, and the ability to let you change lenses. These kinds of cameras are something you want to buy if you intend on using your camera quite a bit, or you want to shoot professional quality videos.

Additionally, buying a DSLR camera has some cons with it as well. This may come as no surprise, but they are generally priced a lot higher than a point and shoot camera. Another thing to consider is that to the beginning vlogger these kinds of cameras are known for being quite complex, so if you buy a DSLR, then get ready to read that manual, or you are probably going to be left scratching your head, and confused about what to do. I would further suggest you go check out some video tutorials on how to use these cameras before you commit to buying one, because you could be biting off more than you can chew in terms of difficulty if you are an unfamiliar user.

Moving on, let’s go ahead and discuss point and shoot cameras. These cameras have great auto modes, and are designed for the beginning vlogger. The image quality suffers compared to DSLR, but you probably won’t be spending an arm and a leg for these models either. Budget and experience are something to take into consideration, and please don’t buy something overly expensive just because it is expensive. Sometimes buying the most expensive product will again, leave you scratching your head. Most likely it will come with a million features you will never use, or bother to take the time to actually learn. Point and shoot cameras are made to be compact, and to use while you are on the go. Many vloggers love these types of cameras because they are much easier to carry around than your typical DSLR, and require a lot less maintenance. Point and shoot models don’t allow you to change lenses, so you won’t usually have to worry about dust ruining any sensors inside your camera, or spotty images. That is definitely a plus with these cheaper point and shoot models.

Once again, if you don’t want to put in a ton of effort to actually take care of a DSLR, then please buy a cheaper point and shoot camera.

Bestseller No. 1
Digital Camera Vlogging Camera with YouTube 24MP 2.7k Full HD Camera with Flip Screen 180 Degree Rotation (s1)
  • 2.7K Full HD Digital Camera:This vlogging camera is crystal and clear in image shooting and video.It record video up to 2.7K/2688x1520 Full HD @25fps resolution. It shoot picture at 24.0 megapixels. This vlog camera performs extremely well in low light. You can choose to pop up front flash to illuminate larger area by using the slider.You can also adjust ISO setting for dark environment.
  • Lightweight and Easy to use :The compact, lightweight and pocket size design make it easy to take this digital camera to around everywhere.This camera is easy to operate and navigate. It comes with easy to operate buttons that can be seen easily. A neck strap comes with this digital camera. This strap can help you protect the camera. You can have it around your neck if you need and get it to work quickly when you find something interesting. There are two rope holes on the camera to put these str
  • Anti-Shake and Recording while Charging:The camera has anti-shake function to get beautiful photos for you.The digital camera comes with one 800mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries.You can record videos while charging, in this case, you can record long enough videos as you wish and no need to worry about battery drains.
  • Multi-Function: This digital camera has smile capture function. It can shoot automatically when it detects a smile, which should put a smile on your face. Nice, easy-to-use self-timer function has a variety of settings: 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds to give flexibility for your automatic shots. The digital camera also supports silent recording and motion detection to save the memory for your micro sd card(not include). It also has an anti-shake function. Great for selfies and family photos.
  • Perfect Gift : The vlogging camera has an exquisite looking. It is not only light in weight but also portable. Recording travel, sports events, weddings, birthday parties and other activities will be so easy with its help. Note: The memory card and tripod here Frequently bought together are not compatible with this camera, this is an Amazon crawl error. Buyers please do not purchase cards through this path, the camera supports brand class 10 up to 32GB micro sd card (not include).
Bestseller No. 2
Camcorder Video Camera Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 30FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3 Inch LCD Flip Screen Video Recorder with Microphone and Remote Control, 2 Batteries
  • ★ 1080P HD Camcorder with External Microphone : This video camcorder produces video at 1080P 30FPS resolution, max supports 24M (6000x4500) JPEG Image Resolution. This digital camcorder can be connected to a microphone to reduce noise and deliver sound with great clarity. It Adopts X-Y stereo pickup technology, clear and stable sound image localization. The vlog camcorder support LED fill Light. It is the ideal video camera with microphone for bloggers and videography lover
  • ★ Multipurpose Camera Camcorder: 3.0 inch 270 degree rotation TFT LCD screen, 16X Digital zoom, TV output, Webcam, Built-in fill light, Remote control, Pause function, Beauty function, Self-timer, Continuous shooting, Support SD memory card and MMC card (4GB to 32GB,not included, please format the sd card before use the camcorder),Support standard tripod(not included). These special features help you create more exciting movies or videos through this vlogging camera
  • ★ Camcorder with Remote Control: This digital video camera comes with a remote control. Through the remote control buttons,take photoes and videos by yourself, control TV playback or pause the camcorder videos from the remote place(Within 23FT). The camcorder support the pause function. Please press the camcorder "PHOTO" button to pause the videos while you are recording(Without starting a new file).This video camera with flip screen also supports recording while charging
  • ★ Easily Share Your Memories: This hd camcorder with microphone supports HDMI output and can be connected to TV to share your video with family and friends. At the same time, you can also connect the video recorder camera to the computer via USB cable to upload, edit and then share your video on Facebook, YouTube, etc. allowing more people to appreciate every moment you capture. The webcam feature allows you to make video calls with your family and friends
  • ★ Quality Service: The YouTube camcorder is small and lightweight, portable for you to carry around. This hd video camera comes with two 3.7V 1500mAh Li-ion battery (Model:NP-FV5) and can be used for 90-150 minutes on a full charge. We have a dedicated customer service team to provide professional technical support services within 24 hours. We also provide 1-month worry-free returns
Bestseller No. 3
Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder kicteck Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries(604s)
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Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder kicteck Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries(604s)
  • 【Multifunctional Camcorder】: This video camera max supports 1080P(15FPS) AVI Video Resolution, 24M(6000x4500) JPEG Image Resolution. 3.0 inch LCD Screen and supports 270°rotation, 16X digital zoom, built-in fill light, Anti-shaking, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-timer, Webcam function, Pause function, USB 2.0, TV Output and so on.
  • 【Webcam Video Camera】: The digital camera has a Webcam function. When you want to video chat with your friends or family but without a cam on your computer, you may need this function. By connecting the computer with a USB cable, then choose the "PC CAM" mode as a webcam. Please download the software "AMCAP" before using the PC-CAM function, then enter the video interface, and then you can video chat with your friends.
  • 【Pause Function】: The camcorder supports the pause function, a good choice for YouTube and Vlogging. You can continue the recording in the same File without restarting a new one. And then you can download the video to your computer through a USB cable and then edit it before uploading to your social media.
  • 【Recording While Charging】: The digital camera comes with two 1500mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries(Model: NP-FV5) One full-charged battery can be sustainably used for 60-90 minutes. Or you can record videos while charging, in this case, you can record long enough videos as you wish and no need to worry about battery drains. The digital camera supports SD card 4GB to 32GB(The SD card is not included in the package, and please format the SD card before using this camera).
  • 【Portable Camcorder】: The camcorder is small and lightweight, portable for you to carry around. The camcorder can support external LED light and standard tripod but not support external microphone(LED light and tripod are not included in the package). If you have any problems or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Our friendly customer service will do our best to solve your problem within 24 hours.
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Camcorder Digital Video Camera, WiFi Vlog Camera Camcorder with Microphone IR Night Vision Full HD 1080P 30FPS 3'' LCD Touch Screen Vlogging Camera for YouTube with Remote Control
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Camcorder Digital Video Camera, WiFi Vlog Camera Camcorder with Microphone IR Night Vision Full HD 1080P 30FPS 3'' LCD Touch Screen Vlogging Camera for YouTube with Remote Control
  • Full HD 1080P Camcorder with microphone: This is full HD 1080p /30fps video camcorder with 24.0MP picture resolution. Equipped with a 8 megapixels CMOS image sensor that delivers beautifully lifelike Ultra HD video with natural color, even in low light. In Addition, equipped with high-quality microphone, Pick up sound more clearly and stable with a high-quality, low noise, thus enhance sound effect, which make it very useful in media interview, symposium, speech and conference.
  • IR Night Vision: The camera is equipped with IR LED light for night vision shot. You can easily turn on this function by clicking the power button. Under the infrared night vision, the video and photo functions can be used as normal under the dark night. When you'd like to record in darkness such as indoor scenes or nightscapes, or, when the light intensity is insufficient, press the Right/IR function button to open IR night vision to get normal photos and videos.
  • Wi-Fi Digital Video Camera: Wi-Fi function supports data transfer via the "Action Camera" APP. You can browse your photo in this app. Meanwhile, you can upload videos and pictures to tablet PC, smart phone and laptop. You can easily make videos and share with your family and friends on social media. It also comes with a remote controller which is easy and simple to use. You can also access the recorded files when the app is connected to your camcorder.
  • Multifunction Camcorder: HDMI output: you can record video directly when the camera is connected to the TV. Webcam: You can have a video call with your families or friends when connected with your computer. Pause Function: It has pause function so you can start a suspended video without recording a new one. In addition, this camera also supports recording while charging, 3.0" HD Touch Screen, Slow motion video, Motion Detection video, Time-lapse photo, Self-timer, continuous shooting and so on.
  • Battery: The working hour is around 70 to 120 minutes with the battery fully charged and its name is NP-40 battery , 3.7V. This Lightweight and small camcorder, Easy to carry and use. High-class material and advanced technology, record high-quality image,perfect to be a gift for friends, family members, record your special lovely moments and travel time,give you a beautiful happy memory in your life.
Bestseller No. 5
Digital Camera Vlogging Camera 24MP Ultra HD 2.7K WiFi YouTube Camera with 3.0 inch LCD Retractrable Flashlight 180 Degree Rotation Flip Screen Camera for Family Gathering/Travel/Selfie (Black)
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Digital Camera Vlogging Camera 24MP Ultra HD 2.7K WiFi YouTube Camera with 3.0 inch LCD Retractrable Flashlight 180 Degree Rotation Flip Screen Camera for Family Gathering/Travel/Selfie (Black)
  • 📸 2.7K Full HD Digital Camera 📸 Supports 2.7K video resolution (Format: MOV.) and 24MP image sensor resolution (Format: JPEG), you can capture and record wonderful times with family and friends via this vlog camera at any time. No need to worry insufficient memory, as it supports up to Max 32G Micro SD card (Not Included). If you are an outdoor sports lover, this cost-effective entry-level ordinary camera is a pretty good choice for you
  • 📷 Digital Camera with WiFi 📷 This WiFi Digital Camera enables remote view, image capture and video shooting, so that you can make the real-time remote control with your smart phone or tablet to take pictures or record videos via WiFi connection (Valid Range: 16.4ft). Just download the "PPShow" App by scanning QR Code or searching on Google or App Store. Don't hesitate to share images or videos to your social media
  • 📸 Camera with Flip Screen 📸 Just pop up the front flash light manually to illuminate a larger area. With the help of retractrable flash light, 3.0" TFT LCD screen display which can be flipped 180 degrees takes selfies with excellent performance in low light conditions, adding more fun when shooting high-definition photos
  • 📷 Multifunction but Easy to Use 📷 Anti-shake, face detection, smile capture, continue shot, self-timer, 4X digital zoom to capture the details you desire; Quite easy to operate and user friendly, you can press the "M" button to switch camera mode into video mode easitly as it works with simple camera menu. 2-pack 3.7V 800mAh lithium Ion rechargeable batteries ensure more than 120 minutes working time
  • 🎁 Perfect Gift for Newbie/Students/Family 🎁 With exquisite looking and portable design, this compact camera which comes with a neck strap, can be used to shoot landscape, portrait and capture all of your memories, ideal gift for recording travel, sports events, weddings, birthday parties, sharing YouTube/vlogging/blog etc

Pricing last updated on 2020-01-17 - Disclaimer


The MacDaddy Point And Shoot Showdown

Canon G7x Mark ii Versus Sony Rx100 Mark V

The first camera we are going to be checking out here is the Canon G7x Mark II and one of its best features is it comes with a 4.20x zoom. Furthermore, this camera has great image quality as well as an eight frames per second burst mode. Unfortunately, this model doesn’t come with a viewfinder, great battery life, or the ability to shoot in 4k for its $679 price tag. On the upside you can look forward to this model weighing at only about eleven ounces, but will this be enough to compete with the Sony Rx100 Mark V? Let’s find out. This point and shoot camera is a little more expensive than the Mark II which might turn some consumers off. Do I have your attention? If I don’t have your attention, maybe the $999 price tag will. Sony boasts that this specific model will let you shoot at twenty four frames per second, and also allow you to shoot in 4k video. I believe that option alone justifies the three hundred dollar increase, but that is just me. You might pay close to three or four thousand dollars on other models for options like that, so take that into consideration! It also has a great slow motion feature too, but like the Canon G7X Mark II, it too doesn’t have great battery life.


Compared To The Leading Youtuber DSLR Camera

Canon 80D

Now let us focus on the Canon 80D DSLR model. This DSLR camera will cost you just over one thousand dollars, and it is worth knowing that to buy an accessory like an EF-S 18-135mm lens will cost you more than half of the price of the camera. You read that right, a lens will cost you six hundred dollars to use as an attachment. You could almost buy yourself two of these cameras for that price!

*note – I listed the 80d here, even though I bought the 70d. Technically, the 70d is last years model and has been discontinued, and has been replaced by the 80d (this years model). Eventually, you won’t be able to buy it anymore, so we chose to list the newer one. Here is the one I bought.

However, just because accessories are expensive doesn’t mean this camera is a bad buy. This model does have an intelligent view finder, and you will be able to shoot high definition movies in 60p that can be saved in mp4 format. Canon states that this model is also compatible with most other EF lenses, so if you are a pro and have a few different lenses already, then they probably will fit this camera. That is definitely a plus in my eyes, but I don’t believe that is what most consumers are looking for when they buy a camera for vlogging. The final great feature on this camera is that it comes with a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor for capturing great high resolution images. When you are dropping a grand on a camera, you expect results, and this camera does deliver on those.

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The Verdict: The Best Camera to Vlog With on the Regular

This verdict is going to be based on price as well as being consumer friendly for the average everyday vlogger. If you want great quality, user friendliness, and to be able to shoot great stuff without having to add expensive accessories, then go with the Sony Rx100 Mark V. It offers great features as well as being able to provide you with excellent image quality for a point and shoot.If your budget isn’t up to $1,000 for a vlogging camera yet, the next best thing is the mark ii at just under $700 bucks. This is hands down the single most popular vlog camera used by almost every major youtuber on the planet.

The main problem with DSLR cameras is that sometimes you have to buy other accessories to get the shots you want which makes them even more expensive. You can buy the Mark V and get ready to go make some killer videos as soon as you get it in your hands. The Canon 80D was almost declared the winner today except for the fact that DSLR cameras sometimes require the user to spend additional time learning the features, and that these types of cameras are designed for professionals, not the every day vlogger.

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