3 Best Compact Cameras for Vlogging (2017)

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Starting vlogging is quite simple, you need only a camera and a website to upload your videos, and then you’re ready to go. Nowadays you can choose from a vastity of brands but after all, we came up with the 3 perfect cameras to start up your YouTube channel.
Let’s begin!


Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

The Canon G7X Mark II is one of most lightweight and ultraportable camera small enough to fit in your jeans pocket but fitted with tons of useful features.
It records in 1080p @ 60fps (but you can slow down to 24fps in “film quality”) with a fantastic touch screen for autofocusing. In addition, you can watch yourself thanks to its flexible screen that allow to watch you while recording. Very very useful.
One of the most improvement on this camera is the Image Stabilization that helps you to capture steady images in all situations even by using one of the 4 programs included in the system (Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro IS and Active Tripod IS).
With the f1.8 aperture, image quality in low light condition is absurdly good even in pitch black situation with nearly zero noise. The lens is built in so there won’t be a possibility of changing the lens on long-term but however, it’s not a huge factor because it’s packed with a 24-110mm focal length that will fit a variety of vlogging use.
Finally, the WIFI/NFC integration allows downloading your clips to your PC without any cables, so uploading to YouTube will be faster than ever.

The G7X Mark II, though not without flaws, is an excellent enthusiast compact and I will recommend to all of you that want great quality video without carrying heavy stuff like DSLR.

Our Favourite Key Features

  • Touch Screen
  • Low-Light Performance
  • Continuous Autofocus
  • Image Stabilization
  • Exposure Adjustment

Price: $679.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

The Sony RX100 V is one of the “fit in my pocket” smallest cameras to produce 4K video and it records in shiny and sharp Ultra HD (5028 X 2929 pixel). The resolution is not the only top-notch feature on this camera: in fact, it comes with a super slow motion high frame recording feature up to 960 fps. That’s absolutely amazing. The RX100V comes bundled with a bright Zeiss lens (f/1.8- f/2.8  24-70 mm) which allows taking clips in lowlight conditions with a phenomenal noise reduction. This camera is provided with a large screen (180-degree flip and its 45-degree downward tilt option) but it’s not a touchscreen: this could be a pain for vloggers that want to adjust the focus frequently but hey, there is a SUPER responsive autofocus that will not let you down. Last but not least: its mobile app allows you to use as a remote control as well as transfer your photos and videos freely to your smartphone. So just point, shoot and share!
Now let’s talk about some downsides: compared to its competitors’ battery life is poor, probably around 20/30 minutes of video recording and 4K recordings are limited to 5 minutes, so please be careful to the length of your clips.

Overall if you decide to buy this little piece of tech, you’re getting one of the best in image quality and 4k filming that you can fit in your pocket. Probably other cameras have touchscreens and have great battery life but nothing on the market right now can shoot 24fps nor 4K in such a small body. Final tip: buy extra batteries!

Our Favourite Key Features

  • 4K recordings
  • Super Slow Motion feature

Price: $998.00

GoPro HERO5 Black

The GoPro Hero 5 is the last of its adventure-camera family. While the Hero 5 doesn’t really have any major improvements in resolution or shooting specs compared to its previous model, the improvements that have been made in design and software actually work well and really make the photo and videos appear much better! The most notable improvements include built-in damn good stabilization that works very well and much better audio where action cameras have always been lacking (GoPro has made a huge improvement here).
So let’s see why choosing the GoPro Hero 5 as your vlogging camera: first of all, it’s highly portable (1.26 x 2.44 x 1.75 inches // 3,2 x 6,2 x 4.4 cm). It allows recording in 3 different ways: 4K @30fps, 1440p @ 60fps and 1080p @ 120fps with a multi-directional audio recording so you will need a high-quality memory card to go with this. By the way, pay attention to low light recordings because if so you will see digital grain on your videos.
With this camera update, you will also get built-in waterproofing (up to 33 feet/10m without housing) and voice control that works very well: no longer do you need an app or Bluetooth remote to control the camera, you can now do it with your voice!!

So the verdict: the GoPro Hero 5 Black is a great action camera intended for a very specific market of videographers. The major downside of this camera (video quality in low light) does not outweigh all that this camera can do. Throw this tiny camera in your bag, go skiing, surfing or traveling the country What you don’t get with video quality you in return get not having to hassle with lenses, extra batteries, external chargers, equipment bags, and the like, which all get in the way of the action.

Our Favourite Key Features

  • 4K recordings
  • Super Tiny
  • Built-in Waterproof
  • Stabilization

Price: $399.00


This was a little review of 3 of the best compact cameras for vlogging. Out there are so many options you can choose from but this is meant to be just a point of start.
With those cameras, you’ll be able to shoot top quality videos for your vlog, and once they are ready the next step is just to build a stunning website to attract visitors, grow your followers and start monetizing your contents.
So now that you’ve found out what camera fits better your needs, start vlogging now!

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