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 YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 24MP Video Camcorder 16X Digital Zoom with Wide Angle Lens, WiFi, Pause Function, Face Detection, 3'' IPS Screen, 32GB SD Card, 2xBattery
  • [Vlogging Camera with Flip Screen]: This digital vlog camera has a 3.0 inch IPS screen with 180 degree rotation, allows you to see yourself while taking selfie and recording. It takes photos with 24.0MP image resolution and videos with 1920X1080/30FPS video resolution. Its lightweight and compact pocket size design makes it easy to take around everywhere.
  • [16x Digital Zoom with Wide Angle Lens & Macro Lens]: This digital vlogging camera comes with an ultra wide angle lens(with macro lens). It can widen the viewing angle up to 118 degree for a wider range of of scenery.The macro lens allows you to take close-up photography with clear details such as water droplets, flowers and insects etc.
  • [ Digital Camera with WiFi Connection]: This WiFi digital camera supports to take pictures and shoot videos through your smartphone. It will turn your smartphone or tablet into a real-time remote to control the camcorder (Effective range: 32.8 ft). Need to download APP from the App store or through the QR code(see it in the User Manual), support Android and IOS system.(APP for IOS system: YKJ ; APP for Android system: N4KDigitalVideo)
  • [ YouTube Camera Camcorder]: This video camera supports picture video mode. It can take clear pictures as well as videos. It also functions as a webcam. The hot shoe interface supports external microphone and LED light. It can be attached on standard size tripod. Perfect for live streaming and vlogs taking.
  • [Two Batteries & LED fill light]: This youtube camera comes with two 1500mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries and supports charging while recording. No worry about running out of power and missing the important moment.The built-in flashlight enables to take beautiful pictures in low light conditions. Easy to operate and supports face detection, smile capture, beauty face, loop recording, pause function, continuous shooting, image stabilization, date stamp, auto power-off, HD output.
Bestseller No. 2
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. 3
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. 4
Digital Camera Vlogging Camera 2.7K 24MP Full HD Camera for YouTube 3.0 Inch 180 Degree Rotation Flip Screen with Retractable Flash Light
  • ❤【2.7k Digital Camera for Youtube】 This digital camera supports 2.7K video resolution (Format: MOV.) and taking photos with 24.0MP picture resolution, 4x digital zoom. 2.7K video resolution support image capturing and video shooting. 4x digital zoom(no optical zoom)enlarges your picture, good vlogging camera especially for a beginner.
  • ❤ 【 Anti-Shake & Continuous Shooting】 Based on basic photo shooting, video recording, we add CMOS anti-shake, time lapse continuous shooting, white balance, exposure, IOS and sharpness setting features to this digital camera under $100 for better shooting experience. Great at recording happy time in a dark environment/in action for boys and girls in outdoor. No need to worry insufficient memory, as this vlogging camera supports up to Max 32G SD card .(Not Included).
  • ❤【3.0 Inch Flip Screen & Retractable Flashlight】Equipped with a 3.0-inch LCD display screen with 180 degrees rotation. This vlogging camera make you see exactly while taking a selfie.The youtube camera performs extremely well in low light. You can choose to pop up the front flash to illuminate a larger area by using the slider and can also adjust ISO setting for recording in a dark environment.
  • ❤【Easy to Use】This camera has a simple and stylish look and compact size,easy to carry and use,record high-quality image and video.It's great for beginners and can be used to shoot landscape and portrait for vlogging. The package included a camera strap so you can go around the neck allowing greater convenience for outings or travelling.
  • ❤【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 a good choice.
Bestseller No. 5
Video Camera Camcorder for YouTube, Aasonida Digital Vlogging Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3.0 Inch 270° Rotation Screen Video Recorder with Microphone, Remote Control, 2 Batteries
  • 【Ultra HD 1080P/30FPS Video Camera】Aasonida video camera adopts the newest upgraded chip, which presents you incredible 1080P/30fps video and 24MP photos. What's more, the advanced high-sensitivity CMOS Sensor can offer clear and steady photos even in low light. With its powerful digital zoom, you can record precious moments near, far and in between. With remote control, you can control the camcorder to take videos and pictures in any direction and angle.
  • 【Multifunctional Video Camera with Microphone】The external stereo microphone can effectively eliminate noise, improve stability of audio and receive clear, precise stereo. It is very useful in course record, speech and conference. More Functions: 3 inch 270 degree rotation screen, built-in fill light, anti-shake, face detect, beauty face, smile capture, self-timer, webcam, pause function, auto power off, USB 2.0, TV output and so on.
  • 【Webcam Function & HDMI Output】The video camera for youtube can be used as webcam to provide excellent quality video streaming on social media such as Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, etc, also perfect for daily video calling. You can also connect this YouTube camera with HDMI cable directly to TV to play the videos you took in high definition. What's more, you can connect the YouTube camera to the computer via USB cable to upload, edit and then share your beautiful pictures and video with yo
  • 【Pause Function & Selfie】The digital video camera supports pause function. You can pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording without restarting a new file. 3 inch flip screen(270 degrees rotation) and self-timer function allows you to take selfies anytime any angle you want. The auto power off feature helps you reduce power loss. The vlogging camera also supports standard tripod and external led fill light (both not include).
  • 【Long-time Recording & Quality Assurance】The video recorder is small, lightweight, portable for you to carry around. Coming with two rechargeable batteries, the camcorders also supports recording while charging. No more miss any precious moments! We offers 30 days money back, 12-Month warranty and friendly after-sale service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Pricing last updated on 2020-03-19 - 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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