As a beginner, I am sure you wouldn’t like to expend a lot of resources or money on cameras. In fact, you have not made a concrete decision whether you will be fully involved in vlogging for the long term or not. What if you expend lots of cash on camera gear and you later discovered that it doesn’t worth the price or effort. The true fact is that in order to get the right result, you have to opt for the best vlogging camera for beginners.
At this present time, everyone is in possession of a smartphone, and most of these smartphones are equipped with a video recorder. However, I strongly discourage people to use the webcam embedded with the laptop or PC. Most of these webcams are in low-definition and it is not in the ideal video format.
Few facts you need to consider when you are deciding to acquire a camera.
- First, the device should be capable to shoot 1080p HD. This is the basic high definition video format.
- Second, it needs to be equipped with a decent microphone built-in.
- Third, it should come with pretty decent zoom capability.
- Finally, it should feature a flip LCD screen where you can view your image. However, it is quite unfortunate that most of the low-quality cameras don’t come with flip LCDs. But there are just a few units that come with this feature.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
Canon Powershot ELPH 360 is a pretty decent camera for beginners as well as vloggers who want a compact and reliable camera to carry around wherever you go.
Canon Powershot EPH is equipped with numerous features for capturing video. These features include; 12x Optical Zoom equipped with Optical Image Stabilizer enables you to capture images with ease and flexibility. Built-in NFC and Wi-Fi allow for transferring and easy sharing of videos and images. 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor integrated with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to help record spectacular image quality even in the absence of light. It also features 1080p HD video capabilities. In addition, it comes with a high-quality built-in mic to make audio recordings.
YI 4K Action Camera
Although the YI 4K doesn’t come with numerous features but surprisingly, it is a capable budget camera that performs lots of functions than you ever imagine.
It shoots video in 4K. This is the best 4K camera you will find in such an affordable price range.
It also features Built-in 2.19″ LCD touchscreen with 640 x 360 high resolutions for shooting and easy previewing with scratch-resistant glass. Other features of this device include; Rechargeable 1400mAh high capacity 4.4V lithium-ion battery that records up to 2hrs of 4K/30fps video when charged to its full capacity. High speed 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi support and Built-in Bluetooth.
Nikon COOLPIX S6900
One of the exciting things about the Nikon Coolpix S6600BK is the flip LCD screen that enables you to view your image when you vlog. The fact is that only a few cameras under $200 come with this feature.
But that is not all. It features 12x optical zoom that boosts your reach. Target finding AF for intelligent, clear autofocus. Full HD 1080p videos incorporated with stereo sound. Built-in Wi-Fi; it helps you to share photos with a compatible smartphone through Wi-Fi. It is advisable to check the features before making a purchasing decision.