Vloggers have several different platforms to choose from, but some platforms offer more exposure than others. One of the most well-known platforms is YouTube, and many would argue that YouTube is responsible for the meteoric rise in the popularity of vlogging.
YouTube is one of the best platforms for vloggers because it has over a billion users. Another popular platform is called Viddler, and with such a simple user interface, it’s used by many vloggers. True! Flip screen Vlogging video camera makes your work easy. Depending on your goals, some other popular platforms that you can use for vlogging are Facebook, Daily Motion and Vimeo.
Once you know what to look for and have decided on a platform to use, you’ll need to find a camera to purchase. The problem is that there are thousands of different cameras to choose from.
Features you should care about:
Video Quality: Pay attention to video resolution. You’ll see 720p, 1080p, and 4K in most descriptions for camcorders these days. They pretty much equate to HD ready, Full HD, and Ultra HD – each a little better than the last.
Built-In WiFi: Video editing alone can take a bit of time. Finding a camera with built-in WiFi can save you a step as your vids can automatically appear on your smartphone or PC. Otherwise, you’ll have to connect a USB cable and wait for the file to transfer. Yawn.
Microphone Input: Video quality may get your viewers through the door, but great sound will help keep them there. There isn’t a camera out there without a built-in mic. But for even better quality sound, choose a camera that lets you connect an external mic so you can always upgrade Without that port you’re stuck.
Stabilization: Some vloggers just sit in their bedroom and talk to the camera – which is fine. But if you want to record videos beyond that you’ll want to search for a camera that has built-in optical image stabilization. It’ll help ensure that your videos come out smooth no matter what activity you’re doing. You’ll also want to buy a tripod if the camera you choose doesn’t come with one. Amazon has great set-ups at pretty decent prices on those as well.
Canon EOS M50 review
The Canon EOS M50 is an upper entry-level mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, confident autofocus (for stills and 1080p video), small but crisp OLED viewfinder, excellent wireless, and becomes Canon’s first mirrorless with 4k video, a fully-articulated touch-screen, eye detection, and silent shooting options. Sadly the 4k is of limited use, employing a severe crop and only working with less confident contrast-based autofocus. I’m also frustrated there’s no USB charging, especially since the battery is fairly weak. But these aside, the EOS M50 remains a highly compelling model with a compact but comfortable body, effective touchscreen, industry-leading wireless, confident focusing for 1080p video, and great colors out-of-camera. Indeed the M50 may be pitched as an upper entry-level model, but I reckon it’s Canon’s most compelling mirrorless to date. Coupled with a hot shoe and microphone input, the M50 will be as popular with vloggers as it is with those looking for an upgrade from smartphone photography.
Nikon COOLPIX A900
The Nikon A900 is as big as a smartphone, giving new definition to the world small, but nevertheless, comes intact with pretty neat features.
Don’t bother about its size, it offers a whole swing of features that allow you to take the perfect pictures and recording in 4K ultra high definition even when lighting conditions are not so great. Yes, it works perfectly well in low lighting conditions, too.
This 3 inches 921k-dot LCD screen will tilt as per your need and allow you to capture some mind-blowing selfies.
The superb camera features 20 megapixels 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor and Nikkor f/3.4-6.9 ED lens, with 30x optical zoom and 70x dynamic zoom.