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10 Best Cameras For Creating Online Video for YouTube

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Introduction

While selecting a camera for creating online videos, one must consider certain factors. You need a portable camera if you are into travel videos. If you add voice-overs to your videos, you will benefit from an external mic support. For better quality videos, you will prefer Mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

Here are ten cameras that we feel are the best for producing Youtube videos: 

  1. Sony RX100 Mark VII
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With this new version of the Sony RX100, you get the advantage of a faster CMOS sensor and the latest eye-tracking autofocus feature. The 3-inch tiltable touchscreen is great for vlogging as it will help you capture videos from diverse angles easily.

One of its noteworthy features is the high duration of 4K recording capability. You can record up to 1 hour of a 4K video. The 24-200mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 offers a vast range in terms of versatility. 

Pros:

  • Superior continuous autofocus.
  • Input by a microphone.

Cons:

  • Needs better touchscreen support.
  • A bit expensive.
  1. GoPro Hero9
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The brand GoPro instantly pops up in our minds when we are talking about vlogging. GoPro devices are well-known for their picture stability and quality. This model features a 1/2.3-inch sensor with 20 megapixels and has a 1.4-inch screen on the front and a 2.3-inch touchscreen on the rear.

The HyperSmooth 3.0 image stabilisation mechanism on this GoPro device lets you capture ultra-smooth handheld scenes. It boasts the ability to record 5K videos at 30 fps. You can use the brand’s proprietary Max Lens Mod to capture videos with ultra-wide and 360-degree field-of-view. 

Pros:

  • Offers customization through accessories.
  • Top-quality stabilization.

Cons:

  • Low-quality microphone.
  • No headphone jack.
  1. Sony A6600

With the Sony A6600, you can work for long periods without the need to charge up or change batteries – thanks to its NP-FZ100 battery. It offers a 3-inch tiltable touchscreen operating 921,600-dots. A headphone jack has been provided so that you can easily monitor the audio. 

This camera has one of the world’s fastest AF system and a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system, thereby letting your capture flawless videos and pictures. Unlimited 4K recording and RealTime autofocus tracker make this an excellent camera for all your vlogging needs.

Pros:

  • The touch tracking feature makes subject tracking smooth and easy.
  • High-quality lithium battery.
  • 425 phase and contrast-detection AF points.

Cons:

  • The screen can get blocked by a mounted shotgun mic.
  • Does not include 10-bit video recording.
  1. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
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The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a high-end compact camera with an upgraded sensor and no-crop 4K recording feature. One of its most striking features is the ability to live stream directly to Youtube without the need for laptops or tablets. A microphone input allows you to capture high-quality audio for your videos.

A 1,040,000-dots fully articulating screen will help you observe yourself while taking solo videos. The Digic-8 processor and a 20.1 MP CMOS sensor make an excellent combination for capturing quick and clear pictures and videos.

Pros:

  • Allows live streaming to Youtube.
  • 24-100mm lens with optical image stabilization.
  • 4K video at 30p.

Cons:

  • 10-minute cap on 4K video.
  • No external memory support.
  1. Panasonic GH5
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The Panasonic GH5 comes with much-coveted slow-motion recording capabilities with 180fps Full HD support and 60fps 10-bit 4K support. Capture excellent slow-motion videos at maximum clarity using the 5-axis Dual IS 2 stabilization feature.

The 3.2-inch rotating touchscreen display makes the camera great for vlogging with a shotgun mic. Dual card slots are included, which allows you to switch cards automatically when one runs out of space. A full-sized HDMI-out feature lets you pair up the camera with a recording monitor.

Pros:

  • Long battery life.
  • Excellent in-body image stabilization.
  • 10-bit recording support.

Cons:

  • Does not perform well under low-light.
  • A phase-detection AF system is better for videos.
  1. Sigma fp
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While the Sigma fp may not be an obvious choice for making YouTube videos, its modular setup makes it an excellent video capturing device. If you do a lot of live streaming but do not have an HDMI-capture card, you will benefit from the USB streaming feature in this camera.

You can capture film-quality videos thanks to its 30fps 4K support and 120fps 1080p support. The Face/Eye Detection AF function on the camera offers great support for solo vloggers.

Pros:

  • HDMI support over USB.
  • Comes with a full-frame sensor.
  • Eye-AF tracking.

Cons:

  • Fixed display.
  • The focus needs to improve.
  1. DJI Osmo Pocket
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With the DJI Osmo Pocket, you get both a gimbal and a camera packed into one device. You can record 12-megapixel photos and 4K videos with amazing speed and stability. But its greatest asset is its small size, making it an ideal companion for your vlogging adventures.

With the small body, you get a 1-inch touchscreen that is good enough to frame your footage and review them. Your photos and videos get recorded on a microSD card. For better control, you can attach a wireless adapter (sold separately) to control the camera through the DJI Android and iOS apps.

Pros:

  • Compact size.
  • Includes a gimbal for stability.
  • SD card support.

Cons:

  • No external microphone input.
  • No mounting support.
  1. Canon EOS Rebel T6
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If you are a vlogger who likes to post updates in real-time for your viewers, you would like the Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity features on this Canon camera. They will help you quickly transfer photographs and videos to your phone or laptop and post them online.

The DIGIC 4+ image processor and the 18 megapixel CMOS sensor together deliver an amazing performance. Its 9-point autofocus system ensures quick and sharp image delivery. This camera is also perfect for shooting under difficult lighting conditions.

Pros:

  • Impressive Autofocus performance
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Advanced image processor

Cons:

  • No touchscreen capability
  • Out of date sensor
  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
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The Panasonic Lumix GH4 boasts a sealed magnesium alloy body and a 16 megapixel Four Thirds sensor. Its noteworthy feature is the ability to capture both UHD 4K and DCI 4K footage. The camera’s interface includes features like zebra, focus peaking, and shutter angle display, which come in handy for videomaking.

The camera implements a Depth from Defocus (DFD) AF system that uses profile details for the out-of-focus behavior of lenses for calculating the distance of subjects that are not in focus. A touchscreen display brings better control to your workflow.

Pros:

  • Great battery life.
  • Extensive video capturing capabilities.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity.

Cons:

  • No Auto-ISO while using manual exposure modes.
  • DFD feature only for Panasonic lenses.
  1. Fujifilm X-T4
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The Fujifilm X-T4 is an all-rounder when it comes to taking videos. The camera has a smaller body as compared to other similar camera models. It offers in-body image stabilization (IBIS) functions, superior autofocus, and a long-lasting battery.

Having a weather-sealed camera like the X-T4 can be of huge benefit if you frequently shoot outdoor and travel videos. A multi-angle touchscreen LCD will help you reach those awkward angles easily. Furthermore, it can record 4K videos at 60 fps.

Pros:

  • Microphone input available.
  • Sensor cleaning system using ultra-sonic vibration.
  • Long-lasting battery life.

Cons:

  • Limits on video recording.
  • Lacks a headphone port.

Conclusion

A camera that supports Full HD and 4K videos is usually preferred for video making tasks. Other features that are popular among vloggers include a fully articulating display, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in microphone socket, and a small, lightweight camera body.

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