Table of Contents
Vlogging is more than ever. Gone are the days when teens in darkly lit bedrooms were vloggers moaning about their teacher of history. These are the days when vloggers are in their field technical experts.
Vlogging is important to photographers who want to develop their businesses nowadays in many ways, but if you’re going to start vlogging, you’re going to want to make sure you’re not looking like a teenager in a badly lit bedroom. You’re going to need the right equipment, starting with a solid camera.
Here’s our list of 2020’s best vlogging cameras
The Sony a6400 features 4 K video, a front-facing screen (which is so incredibly useful to keep things nice and clear once you’ve got a front-facing screen you’re never going back), and an eye-AF autofocus system. All this makes it one of the best vlogging cameras.
Pros of Sony a6400:
- Insane image resolution and quality
- 4K video
- Crazy good AF system
Cons of Sony a6400:
- Not very aesthetically pleasing
- Can’t see all of the flip-up screen if you have accessories mounted to the hot-shoe
Pro Tip: Use a field monitor to get around the flip-up screen issue with the Sony a6400.
Having a bigger, brighter, more resolute screen like the Ikan Delta DH7-V2 gives you a crisp view of what the camera sees, and you get off-axis viewing for multiple people without color shifts with the 178-degree viewing angle.
To set the screen right in your field of vision for an unimpeded view, you can connect the display to a cage, belt, and various other attachments.
Monitors like this allow you to load 3D luts and custom cube files while also offering a vast range of video making resources, including a histogram, clip guides, fake light, peaking, and more. This monitor is also available in a kit that includes two batteries, a dual battery charger, a power adapter, a D-Tap power cable, two HDMI cables, a shoe mount ball head, and a soft case to hold all!
One of my favorite vlogging cameras is the Panasonic Lumix GH5 because it combines in-body stabilization with a 60/50p 4 K display and a 20.3MP sensor.
What I’m saying is, this is definitely the adventurer’s vlogging camera that needs a small body with a system of killer stabilization.
The Panasonic GH5, as Colin Ross demonstrated above, can definitely be considered a vlogging device at the professional level. It’s not for the weak of heart, but the quality of the video you can make is off the charts once you get to know this app.
Pros of the Panasonic GH5:
- Crazy video specs with 4K compatibility
- Amazing stabilization system
- Is compatible with tons of lenses
Cons of the Panasonic GH5:
- Ergonomics aren’t the best
- Isn’t great at shooting with low light
- 2x crop factor
Canon EOS 90D
Even offering 4 K video at 30p, the Canon EOS 90D has an impressive screen facing forward. It also features mic input for the very critical microphone shotgun you need to get high-quality audio.
There’s nothing to hate about the Canon EOS 90D’s uncropped 4 K video either, and with this video test, Dan Watson proves it.
In addition, the 90D is compatible with dozens and dozens of EF and EF-S lenses, offering wide-angle, regular, macro and telephoto lenses practically untapped creative potential.
Pros of Canon EOS 90D:
- Fully articulated screen
- Uncropped 4K/30p video capabilities
- Incredible sensor
Cons of Canon EOS 90D:
- Doesn’t feature image stabilization