Best Vlogging Cameras 2017 – Buyer’s Guide

If you are looking for best vlogging cameras for you video blog, then your search comes to an end here. Checkout top 10 cameras for vlogging recommended and personally used by popular vloggers in 2017.

Video Blogging (Vlogging) has become a trend in last 2 years.

We have seen a huge number of blogs in last 7-8 years and people contributing and sharing information to educate, guide and inform people at their blogs and websites.

In last 2 years, Vlogging has emerged as new thing in blogging field.

As per a report by Cisco, 69% of the information shared and consumed by 2018 will be in video form. This shows the potential of vlogging.

A built-in camera and laptop is not enough of vlogging. To create superb video which get noticed and appreciated by your viewers, you need a really high quality camera either action cams to DSLR.

Here we are listing down top 7 best cameras with their pros and cons. Choose the most suitable vlogging camera which fits your requirements and budget.

Our Choice: Canon Powershot G7X

Canon Powershot G7 X

Vloggers Who Used Canon Powershot G7 X: FunForLouis and Casey Neistat

Everything you can imagine about a camera, Powershot G7 X has it all at really reasonable price. Powershot G7 X Mark II is latest version out in market and its really something which is far ahead of other cameras in its price range.

5 Things You Should Take Care Before Buying Vlogging Camera


  • Image Quality:

I will suggest to go with Full HD recording camera or minimum 1080o camera. Remember one thing, HD videos and images make your vlog more professional and Youtube friendly.

If you are vlogging about lifestyle, beauty, food etc industry where extreme high quality video and picture are must, you should go for 4K or ultra HD video camera.

  • Flip Screen:

Its my personal recommendation to choose a camera for vlogging with flip screen. It make very easy and handy to control the camera while capturing videos.

If you are really serious about vlogging, then vlogging camera with flip screen is a must. If not today, you will have to buy it after some time.

    • Low Light Performance:

    Have you watched video of review vloggers like Jaclyn Hill, MakeupGeek etc or fashion vlogger like Manny Mua, you must have noticed that sometime they have to shoot their videos in a room with low light.

    Even if you are starting vlogging, you may have to shoot some videos at your home (without any studio) due to low budget.

    Besides, it won’t be sunny 100% when you shoot outdoor. So, a vlogging camera which can capture high quality pictures and videos even in low light can be very useful for you.

    • Optical Image Stabilization:

      For creating professional video, your camera must be able to stabilize images even if its have a minor shake. Shaky videos don’t appear professional.

        • Audio Quality:

        Last but not the least, great audio quality is a must for vlogging camera. In your vlogging career, you its all about the video and your audio. If viewers are not able to hear your voice properly, they won’t stay tuned to your video for long.

        So, better choose a camera which maintain a high quality audio too.

        Top 10 Vlogging Cameras [Complete List]

        1. Sony a7R II

        Sony a7R II Vlogging Camera

        Sony a7R II’s price itself tells about its quality. With 42.7 MP camera, you will get cleanest, sharpest and highest quality pictures you have ever seen.

        As it is with 4K resolution, you can imagine the quality now. One thing which make it best among all other vlogging cameras is, with Sony a7R II you can shoot 4K video at full 35 mm format.

        Now comes the durability part, its shutter has been tested for more than 500,000 cycles.

        Features:

        • Advanced 5 axis image stabilization (for stabilizing your captures even it your hands is shaking)
        • Improved Autofocus with classic sensors to focus at primary object
        • WiFi and NFC (a major plus one)

        Pros:

        • Small sized full frame camera unit
        • 4K video recording
        • You can also use Canon lenses with help of an adopter.

        Cons:

        • Battery life is a bit less.
        • Not a cheap vlogging camera for newbies. (Obviously, you get what you pay for.)

        2. Sony a6500

        Best vlogging camera sony alpha a6500

        Sony a6500 is one the best and highly recommended digital camera for vloggers. With 24.2 MP camera, 4K resolution level and image stabilization, Sony a6500 is really powerful camera.

        With amazing autofocus feature and handy design, Sony a6500 is also recommended for tough location recordings too.

        Features:

        • 24.2 MP CMOS sensor
        • 4K resolution level
        • S&Q motion accessible with fill HD mode
        • 4D focus that enabled 415 phase detect points
        • Fastest Autofocus with ability to zero on its target in 0.05 sec.

        Pros:

        • Fastest Autofocus (Industry leading)
        • Very handy to use
        • Superb image quality with goes up to 25600 ISO level.
        • Compact size (makes it easy to shot in tough locations too)

        Cons:

        • Touchscreen is not much interactive
        • Thumb joystick is needed for close point selection.

        3. Panasonic Lumix GH4

        Panasonic Lumix GH4 Best Vlogging Camera

        Panasonic Lumix GH4 is a superb choice as camera because of its powerful 16MP micro four thirds lenses and 4K video capabilities.

        Doesn’t matter if you are steaming a 4K video at 30p at 100 mbps or filming 60p Full HD at 28 mbps, you are going to capture superb quality video.

        Features:

        • 4K video recording capabilities
        • Slow motion mode

        Pros:

        • With Time-lapse and slow motion modes, recording to extreme easy.
        • Superb battery life (one of the best among all other vlogging cameras) with upto 4 hours.
        • No video length restriction like any other cameras
        • Light weight, Easy to shoot and very handy.

        Cons:

        • Won’t score 10/10 in low light.
        • Not suitable for landscape photography

        4. Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II

        Canon G7x Mark 2 vlogging camera

        Canon PowerShot is personal favorite and recommended vlogging camera because of its superb features and affordable pricing.

        G7 X Mark II is really a huge step ahead from previous canon flagship cameras. It offers 1080p recording with frame rate switching option between 24 fps, 30 fps and 60 fps. It is very popular among YouTube bloggers including Faze rain, Cutie Pie etc because of it small size and very light weight.

        Popular Vloggers who use Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II in 2017:

        • Faze rain
        • Cutie Pie

        Features:

        • 20.1 MP Camera
        • Flip Screen available for easier shooting
        • Touch screen for easy usage

        Pros:

        • Reduced noise at high ISO settings
        • 14-bit raw support available
        • Really good battery life (4+ hours)

        Cons:

        • No external mic port.

        5. Canon S120

        Canon S120 Vblogging Camera

        Canon S120 is best shooting vlogging camera of 2017 mostly considered as an alternate for Powershot G7 X Mark II.

        Canon s120 doesn’t have flip screen but has other features like Wi-Fi, image stabilization capability, wide angle lens, 1080p video recording, 12MP sensor along with white balance, easily accessible ISO, self time etc.

        Features:

        • 12 MP camera sensor with 1080p Video recording
        • Raw data support
        • Wi-Fi
        • Image Stabilization

        Pros:

        • Easy File Sharing with other devices
        • Easy Control sharing which makes it handy while using

        Cons:

        • No EVF
        • No Flip Screen

        6. Yi 4K Action Camera

        Best vlogging camera YI 4K Action Camera

        Yi 4K Action camera is one of the most budget friendly vlogging camera with superb features like 4K video recording capabilities, 12MP lens, built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi etc.

        Yi 4K is able to capture 4K, 1080p and 720p videos at 30 fps, 120 fps and 240 fps. It can shoot for straight 2 hours continuously.

        However, there are some minor features which are missing too such as aperture control.

        But, without any doubt Yi 4K Action Camera is one the best and most popular budget camera right now in the market.

        Features:

        • 4K video recording capability with 12MP lens
        • Image stabilization for capturing great stills
        • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled

        Pros:

        • Super battery life which make it shoot 120 minutes capturing 4K recording
        • Low price (Cheap price and great choice for beginners with budget restrictions)

        Cons:

        • Lack of aperture control

        7. Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder

        Best vlogging camera Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder

        One the best vlogging camera in 2017 for no-nonsense vloggers. Zoom Q8 don’t have 4K recording capabilities, but with exceptional HD recording capabilities, it was easily able to enter our top 10 list of best cameras for vlogging.

        Features:

        • 7 inchs color display
        • Built-in type speaker
        • Stereo mic option (detachable)

        Pros:

        • Self-timer and digital zoom feature for better results
        • Exceptional HD video and audio recording
        • Separate audio-video tracks.

        Cons:

        • No 4K recording
        • No so great Low-light performance
        • No Wi-Fi connectivity

        Having the best vlogging camera is your first and most important step in your vlogging career in 2017. Till now, you have made mind about your camera as per your needs.

        If still at this point, you are not able to decide the right camera for you, then I would recommend you my personal favorite Canon Powershot G7 X II. Go for it without any confusion.

        Feel free to reply me in comments section if you want me to review any other vlogging camera which you think should be in our list.

        Happy Vlogging. 🙂

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        How to Setup a Photography Blog in 30 Minutes with Hostgator Hosting?

        Once you decide to start your photography website or blog, it is important for you to learn how to create your blog. 

        If it is a professional website, it should be self-hosted so that you have full control over the digital property of yours such as your photos, video lessons and other content such as photography tips and guides.

        Here we are going to tell you how to start your website using web hosting providers like Hostgator.

        How to setup your photography blog

        ​Steps To Setup Your Photography Blog:

        The following 3 steps will start your photography blog.

        Creating a website or blog is a very simple process. It just requires a clear understanding of a few basic concepts like content management, web hosting, and a domain name. So the steps to create a blog are as follows:

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          ​Register Your Domain Name
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          ​Get a Web Hosting For Your Website
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          ​Install WordPress (CMS) at Your Hosting.

        STEP 1: Registration of domain name

        A URL address or a domain name is a name assigned to your website which is easy to remember or brandable. If you are unable to find a brand name, then you can choose related to your niche such as for photograhy, it can be PhotographyAreana, Myphotograhyspace etc.

        All computer systems have an IP (internet protocol) address like 189.267.234.45, which is used to reach access the website being hosted on that web server.

        IP addresses are not easy to remember so, there is a unique domain name like photoshoot.com so that one can access the website with an ease.

        STEP 2: Getting web hosting through Hostgator

        Hostgator is a recommended host which will host the photographs on the server so that one may reach to your website. Click on the exclusive Hostgator link. Here, we are offering a 1 cent webhosting offer with Hostgator. It will help you to buy Hostgator hosting at just 1 penny for first month.

        If you are not interested in starting multiple blogs at a time, then go for Hatchling Plan, otherwise, go for Baby Plan. Once your plan is selected, switch to the next page to register your domain and complete the order process.

        Think of an attractive and unique domain name for your blog. Your domain name will let the people get an idea about the contents of your website.

        If you are creating a country specific blog, your domain should be registered with the country’s domain. Enable domain privacy protection to save yourself from spam messages.

        STEP 3: Install WordPress (CMS) At Your Hosting

        Install a CMS WordPress platform that will manage the content of your website. Go to the Hostgator control panel and click the enter button click on Quick Install tool to install a WordPress.

        With this, you will reach a place where you will choose which software to install. Within a few minutes, your WordPress will be installed on your server. Find the login details.

        At last, customize your blog to make it ready for the audience. Make necessary changes in the installed word press so that it may look like a professional blog. Also, make it friendly to your search engine.

        We may do customizations like deleting the dummy content, adding a tag line, picking a website theme, adding website header etc.

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        Best Camcorder Under $500 To Buy in 2017 – Buyer’s Guide

        If you are planning to buy camcorder under $500? Here is our top 10 list of best camcorders with affordable price.

        Camcorders are generally considered as high price video cameras used for professional photography, commercial shooting, wedding photography etc.

        But, you can buy camcorder at limited budget too. Even lots of good quality camcorders are available under $500 with Canon, GoPro, Panasonic, Sony etc. big brands.

        Best Video Camera Under $500:

        1. Panasonic HC-V770 HD Camcorder

        Panasonic HC V770 HD Camcorder

        Panasonic HC-V770 HD is easy to use and our #1 choice in top 10 HD camcorders list under $500. HC-V770 has 12.76 MP CMOS sensor. But, for capturing video or photo, it uses only 6.03 Megapixals which is almost 3 times of actual requirement to capture full HD.

        HC-V770 uses extra resolution for intelligent zoom to increase optical zoom from 20x to 50x. HC-V7770 has extra sensor for optical image stabilization.

        With help of this extra sensor, you can capture really stable and good image even with a bit movement in horizontal as well as vertical direction along the axis.

        So far with my experience, I can say that this combination of extra sensor technique is most effective.

        As Panasonic HC-V770 is not 4K camera, it can shoot in 1080p full HD with 50 fps. MP4 option can shoot in 720p and iFrame which uses 960x540 resolution at 25 fps.

        Although HC-V770 comes under $500 price tag, it still has built-in Wi-Fi capability. You can remotely control it too for example as baby monitor to take care of your kids at home, as surveillance camera to keep an eye at your home even in your absence.

        Features:

        • 12.76 MP CMOS Sensor
        • 20x optical zoom which can be increased to 50x
        • ​Hybrid optical image stabilization for better and stable shots
        • Full HD recording at 1080p
        • ​Wi-Fi connectivity
        • ​MP4 format at 25 frames per seconds rate
        • ​Special effects like miniature effect, Time lapse, 8mm movie etc.

        If you are strict with budget and can’t go for 4K camcorder, then Panasonic HC-V770 is best HD Video camcorder under $500 for you.

        ​Sample Video from Panasonic HC-770 HD Camcorder:

        2. Sony HDR-PJ260v Camcorder

        Sony HDR-PJ260v Camcorder

        Sony HDR-PJ260 is an impressive camcorder under $500 range with 8.9 MP CMOS sensor and Full HD video recording capability.

        HDR-PJ260v has a very simple to use 3-inch LCD display touchscreen with lots of controlling options at it. It comes with 16GB of internal flash memory with ability to add external SD card.

        BIONZ image processor improves the speed and quality of images. Face detection feature and smile capture helps to get great shots with ease.

        Features:

        • 8.9 MP CMOS Sensor
        • 1920x1080 Full HD Video recording
        • BIONZ Image processor
        • TTL Contrast detection system
        • 350x Digital Zoom
        • Smile Capture, Smile Shutter and face priority auto focus
        • Widescreen Video Capture
        • 30x optical Zoom
        • Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator

        Sample Video from Sony HDR-PJ260v Camcorder:

        3. Panasonic HC-W570 HD Camcorder

        Panasonic HC-W570 HD Camcorder

        Panasonic HC-W570 HD Camcorder is an entry level Full HD video quality video camcorder with a price tag under $500.

        Panasonic’s new idea for having twin camera (another camera) for picture-in-picture effect is something you would love to have.

        HC-W570 can capture long shots with 50x optical zoom and it can go up to 90x. Although, you have some controls buttons over camera, but you can manage almost everything from 3-inch touch screen.

        It comes with built-in Wi-Fi to share videos and pictures with laptops and other devices. HC-W570 is capable of live streaming the HD videos via Ustream.

        Being under $500, Panasonic HC-W570 is not just affordable, but also give a strong competition to other popular HD camcorders under $500 range.

        Features:

        • Full HD 1080p Video Recording capability
        • 10 MP Still Images
        • 2nd built-in camera (twin camera) for picture-in-picture effect
        • 3-inch LCD touchscreen
        • 50x zoom optical zoom and 90x intelligent zoom
        • 5-axis image stabilization system for steady shots
        • Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity for quick images and video sharing
        • Level shot to correct tilting in images

        Sample Video from Panasonic HC-W570 HD Camcorder:

        4. Canon VIXIA HF R600 Camcorder

        Canon VIXIA HF R600 Camcorder

        Canon VIXIA HF R600 is an upgraded version or you can say a better replacement of Canon HF R500. Like R500, Canon HF R600 has 2 other versions R62 and R60.

        Only different between RF 600 and other 2 models are Wi-Fi capability, NFC sharing and internal storage. Both versions have these features and RF 600 lacks these. Rest of the features, hardware, design, looks, functionality etc. are same in all versions.

        Lack of these features actually seems fine as RF 600 is $150 cheaper than RF 62. Price for RF 600 stays under $250 which makes it cheapest HD video camcorder.

        Canon VIXIA HF R600 has comfortable grip for better handling the camcorder. You will find dedicated buttons for most common operations like video on/off, zoom, white balance etc.

        HF R600 has 3.28 MP Full HD CMOS sensor and able to shoot 1080p videos at 60 fps rates.

        You can expect a really good quality image and video from HF R600 even in low light conditions. 57x optical zoom is capable for having very distant shots without even moving a bit.

        HF R600 models have SuperRange optical image stabilizer for making up for minor shakes.

        Features:

        • Full HD 1080p Video recording
        • 3.28 MP Full HD CMOS Sensor
        • 3.0-inch touchscreen
        • Boost in battery life (better than previous version Canon R500 cam)
        • $200 cheaper than R62 and R60 models
        • Limited features make it newbie friendly
        • 57x advance zoom for longer shots
        • SuperRange Image Stabilizer to cover up minor shakes

        Sample Video from Canon VIXIA HF R600 Camcorder:

        5. GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action Camera

        GoPro HERO4 Black Camcorder

        GoPro Hero4 Black is flagship HD camera from GoPro. GoPro targeted professionals and high end users who can’t compromise with quality of video. And GoPro did exceptionally well to achieve its goal.

        GoPro Hero4 Black is one of the best HD Camera you can find under $500 in USA, AU$ 649 in Australia and £370 in UK.

        Hero4’s processor is quite powerful which allows you to capture 4K resolutions at 30 fps. You can record 1080p video at 120 frames per second. Powerful processor makes GoPro HERO4 Black as one of the first choice to shoot fast moving scenes as well as slow-motion videos.

        GoPro made some changes in Hero4 camera buttons. It replaced the Wi-Fi button with “Hilight Tag” button. While capturing a long video, you can tag some amazing and cool moments right after happening them. So that, in future you can find those important moments in that really long video easily in GoPro mobile app or desktop application.

        When you are not recording, pressing this same button will show you settings at screen. In Hero4, GoPro make it really easy to access various features with these buttons.

        GoPro Hero4 Black Features:

        • 12 MP CMOS sensor
        • Best 4K Image Quality compared to other Action Cameras
        • 4K Video recording at 30 fps, 1080p at 120 fps.
        • Hilight/Setting button to tag cool moments in a long video
        • Better Quality and control with ProTune Mode
        • Water proof up to 40m
        • Wi-Fi capability via smartphone

        Sample Video from GoPro HERO4 Black Camcorder:

        6. Sony HDR-PJ380/B Camcorder

        Sony HDR-PJ380:B Camcorder

        Sony HDR-PJ380 is a mid range HD camcorder with built-in projector. With 30x zoom lens, optical image stabilization, internal memory of 16GB and 1080p video recording capability and price under $500, Sony HDR-PJ380 was easily able to join our top 10 HD Camcorder under $500 list.

        PJ380 is really small size HD cam (2.4x2.3x4.6 inches) and light weight (just 7.4 ounces) with powerful features.

        Sony HDR-PJ380 has 30x zoom lens which can extend up to 55x. With Optical image stabilization, you can capture really good footage while zooming to very extreme length. Its autofocus is impressively fast when you zoom in to capture a really distant shot.

        Sony HDR-PJ380/B Features:

        • 4.2 MP CMOS Sensor
        • 30x Optical Zoom which can be extended to 42x Zoom
        • 16GB Internal storage
        • Built-in 640 x 360 LED Projector
        • Good Quality HD Video
        • Compact Design for easier use

        Sample Video from Sony HDR-PJ380/B Camcorder:

        7. Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder

        Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder

        Canon HF R500 is widely praised camera because of its stunning features, upgrades Canon added in R500 compares to previous versions and a price tag of $300.

        Canon HF R500 has really compact design. Even newbie vloggers can easily understand its all functions within few minutes.

        RF 500 is very light and handy. With RF 500, its quite easy to capture videos and pictures even at tough locations. It has 3-inch capacitive touch scree which is very much responsive.

        Canon HF R500 has 3.28 MP CMOS sensor and is able to capture really high quality 1080p and 720p video which are far better than video captured by high-end smartphones and tablets.

        SuperRange Image Stabilization helps to capture steady video comfortably.

        BabyMode make it easy to capture the photos of 3-year-old kids and record their growth in very pretty Baby Album.

        Canon VIXIA HF R500 Camcorder Features:

        • 3.28 MP CMOS Optical Sensor
        • High quality 1080p and 720p Videos
        • 1920x1080 Resolution
        • 1140 x digital zoom
        • HDMI, USB 2.0 for video and picture sharing
        • 32x digital zoom for capturing distant shots
        • ​SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
        • Automatic white balance
        • Baby Mode and Baby Album
        • Very economical pricing of just $300

        Sample Video from Canon VIXIA HF R500 Camcorder:

        8. Sony HDR-CX330 HD Camcorder:

        Sony HDR-CX330 HD Camcorder

        Sony HDR-CX330 Cam is one of the cheapest camcorder from Sony to enter into market.

        A lots of high-end camcorders whose primary function is to capture videos and pictures are not much user-friendly while editing and sharing these videos and pictures at social media.

        With Sony HDR-CX330, Sony is trying to fill the gap in current social media friendly youth.

        HDR-CS300 has 2.7-inch screen with 230k dot resolution. Its not a touch screen and more responsive with buttons and joystick.

        HDR-CX300 has black illuminated Exmore CMOS Sensor and SteadyShot image stabilization. It is capable of capturing good quality 1080p and 720p videos.

        Easy social media sharing options and $329 price makes it popular among newbie vloggers who are looking a good camcorder within $500 budget.

        Sony HDR-CX330 HD Camcorder Features:

        • 9.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor
        • 1920x1080 Full HD Video Recording capability
        • 2.7-inch touchscreen
        • SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization
        • Wi-Fi Capability, and Easy image and video sharing
        • Easy Social media sharing options

        Sample Video from Sony HDR-CX330 HD Camcorder:

        Here is our list of 8 best and cheap HD camcorders under $500. If you are still confused among all of these, then I will suggest to pick my personal favorite camcorder under $500 Panasonic HC-V770.

        If you think that we missed any camcorder in our review and you want us to review it and please share it with us in comments.

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        Most Popular and Cheapest 4K Video Camera in 2017: Buyer’s Guide

        Planning to buy cheapest 4K camera? You have come to right place as we have in-depth guide about best and most affordable 4K camera available in market.

        As you can see craze of vlogging is increasing day by day. And with better internet speed and availability, people are getting lots of video content via different mediums like YouTube, Netflix, TVs etc.

        With improvement in lifestyle and new inventions in technology, people are able to afford home entertainment systems, high-end smartphones and 4K capability Televisions etc. Now, with such huge demand, its natural that demand of 4K and ultra HD videos are growing and there is huge market open of 4K cameras.

        But, 4K camera being relatively new in market, prices are still very high if we compare them to 720p, 1080p and other HD video capability cameras. In this scenario, if you are planning to by 4K camera, price is certainly a major deciding factor.

        Here, we are reviewing best cheap 4K camera in range of $500-$1000.

        Best 4K Mirrorless Cameras:

        1. Sony Alpha a6300 [Editor’s Choice]

        sony a6300 cheapest 4k video camera

        Sony launched Sony Alpha a6300 in March 2016. Within 1 year of its launch, Alpha a6300 has won DP reviews Gold Award and achieved #1 Best seller status at Amazon in Camera category.

        With an amazing super fast auto focus (so far fastest in the world) with 0.05 sec, you won’t miss even a single best shot. I personally own this 4K camera and I am die-hard fan of it.

        It comes with 24MP resolution with superfast autofocus, 4K video capability (obviously J), viewfinder resolution and all with an affordable price.

        Although pixel count is same as its precedent version a6000, but a6300 has sensor with 425 phase-detection points ranged across the sensor. Sony a6000 already had one of the best AF systems among its competitors, but a6300 came with an upgrade to it which is something you will love.

        Features:

        • 24MP CMOS Sensor
        • 425 phase detection AF points
        • 4K (Ultra HD) video – 25/24p at full width, 30p at smaller crop
        • 2.36M dot finder with 120 fps mode
        • Dust and Moist resistant magnesium-alloy body
        • Wi-Fi connect with NFC to share images, videos etc. easily
        • Comes with built-in microphone port

        Sony Alpha a6300 has best photo and video quality in its price class with most accurate white balance, super fast autofocus, good tonal range and really decent noise profile.

        The only weak point in a6300 is no touch screen availability. But, considering the audio quality and 4K video capability at this price, Sony Alpha a6300 is without a doubt the best among all cheapest 4K cameras.

        4K Daylight Sample Recording Video

        2. Panasonic G7 4K Mirrorless Camera

        Panasonic Lumix 67 4k camera

        Panasonic G7 4K Camera is not only capable of capturing superb quality 4K videos, but also, it comes with a very much affordable price tag than high end Sony 4K Cameras.

        Panasonic models are always known for their quality. At all ecommerce or camera review websites, you will find maximum positive reviews and high ratings for Panasonic camera models.

        Panasonic G7 is another addition to the Panasonic 4K camera family and with affordable price, this ¾ inch screen camera grabbed huge attention in no time.

        Features:

        • 16MP CMOS Sensor with ¾ inch screen
        • 4K (Ultra HD) video.
        • 3840 x 2160 (30p/25p) video resolution
        • 4K Photo mode with ‘Pre-Burst’ mode
        • Wi-Fi capability, 4K Video at 100 Mbps
        • 7 fps maximum burst rate
        • Built-in viewfinders and movable rear screen
        • 350 minutes’ battery life
        • Good hand grip with lots of external control buttons

        Panasonic might not be the best in design, G7 gives a strong competition to other cheap 4K cameras in its class because of its video and picture quality.

        Its also smallest in size with other competitors which make it handy to shoot in tough locations.

        Best 4K Action Camera:

        1. Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam

        Sony FDR-X1000V:W 4K Action Cam

        As 4K has become premium feature to have in both TV as well as Cameras, Sony has covered both market. Its flagship phone Sony FDR X1000V/W 4K Action Cam not only have 4K capturing ability, but also it can capture 4K videos at 100 Mbps rate.

        With a price tag of $500, it competes with all cheapest 4K cameras. Sony FDR X1000 Action Cam has signature look of Sony Action Cams and it’s a bit larger and a little bit heavier than other 4K cams.

        While capturing videos, Sony considered simplicity as key and to follow this, this 4K action cam has a red-dot button at top of it to start video recording instantly. There are hold switch and two buttons for on-screen navigation.

        Features:

        • 4K (3400 x 2160) video recording
        • 3 times more stable Image stabilization (SteadyShot) to capture better shots
        • ​170-degree f/2.8 Zeiss Tessar lens
        • ​Good design and build quality
        • ​BIONZ X image processor
        • ​Live streaming via Ustream, slow motion
        • XAVC S codec for high resolution videos and high bitrates.
        • Full HD (1080p) at 60p with 28 Mbps rate
        • ​Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for image, video etc. sharing easily
        • ​Price under $500

        I personally like this 4K action cam as it doesn’t have any time limit on 4K shooting and it don’t have any overheating issue due to longer 4K shoots. So, you don’t need to worry about it to shutdown automatically due to overheating.

        Best 4K Camcorder:

        1. Sony FDRAX33 Camcorder [Editor’s Choice]

        Sony FDRAX100 4K Camcorder

        Following the current trend of 4K video content, all companies are adopting to 4K from camera to TV and now 4K laptops too.

        With industry dominating features and reasonable price of $2000, Sony was leading the 4K camcorder segment with its Sony AX100. Now, with FDRAX33, Sony became first company to bring 4K camcorder under $700.

        Sony Handycam AX33 Camcorder is finally a 4K camcorder for all of us at affordable price (currently cheapest 4K camcorder among all existing other camcorders in market).

        Due to its design and handling characteristics, AX33 is portable and user-friendly. As it is smaller than Sony AX100, you may feel some less controls physically, but, extra functionalities in touchscreen covers it up.

        It has a basic start/stop button, zoom slider and control ring for easy handling. At backside of flip screen, there are some more control buttons for night mode, playback toggle etc.

        Features:

        • 4K (3400 x 2160) Video capability
        • 20.6 MP image sensor
        • Zeiss lens with SteadyShot for better image stabilization
        • Control ring for controlling exposure and white balance manually
        • 5.1 channel microphone and manual audio controls
        • BIONZ X image processor
        • Xtra Fine LCS with WhiteMagic to boost screen brightness
        • Wi-Fi Capability, NFC2
        • Live streaming with Ustream
        • Can create highlight7 video in MP4 from multiple clips automatically
        • NIGHTSHOT enables to capture even in complete darkness
        • Extra-light, Extra compact body
        • Dual video recording
        • Face detection and smile shutter
        • Built-in USA cable for quick charging and data sharing at PC
        • Golf Shot Mode to analyze swing

        With these features, Sony FDRAX33 camcorder is without any doubt best 4K camcorder. We seriously didn’t find any need to compare it with any other 4K camcorder in cheap 4K camcorder segment.

        Here are our final choices among all Cheap 4K Cameras, camcorders and action cameras.

        Product Catagogy

        Product Name

        Price Check

        4K Camera

        Sony Alpha a6300

        4K Action Camera

        Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam

        4K Camcorder

        Sony FDRAX33 Camcorder

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        Top 5 Vlogging Cameras with Flip Screen in 2017

        Looking for buying vlogging camera with flip screen? As consumption of video content over the web is growing tremendously, vlogging camera with flip screen are becoming more popular among vloggers.

        Here are top 5 vlogging camera reviewed by us.

        Having a flipping screen is kind of mandatory for serious vlogging. It is 1 out of 5 must have things in our vlogging camera checklist.

        To capture selfie videos (without flip screen camera), you will have to use tripod and make sure that you are perfectly in frame even before turning on the camera.

        Top 5 Vlogging Cameras with Flip Screen in 2017

        Frankly speaking, its too much of issue when you start capturing video for your tutorials, review or YouTube videos without flip screen.

        I personally can’t imagine serious vlogging without a flipping screen vlogging camera in 2017. Most of time while moving your hand, making gesture, sitting in front of screen etc. you have to be sure that you are perfectly in the camera frame.

        Here are our best 5 vlogging cameras with flip screen.

        1. Canon Powershot G7X Mark II

        Canon G7x Mark 2 vlogging camera

        Canon Powershot G7X Mark II is not only our recommendation among all vlogging cameras with flip screen, but also its the best choice among all existing vlogging cameras.

        G7X Mark II is upgraded version of Canon’s previous flagship camera G7X. Mark II is faster, gives better low light performance, has great battery life (approx. 4 hours) and comes with a new rubber grip which makes it handy to use.

        At the launch of G7X Mark II, there was huge expectation at Canon as with previous version of G7X, Canon was already leading the camera market.

        But, Canon came up these expectations and with strong and upgraded features, G7X Mark II become leading vlogging camera with flip screen available in market.

        It comes with almost free lens f/1.8 24-100mm lens that can zoom out to enough length to capture your own video or picture

        Powershot G7X Mark Features:

        • 12 MP Camera
        • 1080p recording with 24, 30 and 60 fps (frames per second)
        • 2nd Version of Canon Powershot G7X with Upgraded Features
        • Better Performance in Even Low lighting too
        • Super battery life (4+ hour recording)
        • 14-bit raw file support
        • Wi-Fi enabled with touchscreen for easier use
        • Flip Screen available for better selfie, explainer and review videos and picture capturing
        • Reduced Noise Which makes Audio quality extremely good
        • Most popular among YouTubers and Vloggers

        2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10K Flipping screen camera

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 vlogging camera is at #2 in our listing. This is one the best choice to buy if they don’t want to by Canon Powershot G7X II due to some reasons.

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 has comparable features to give a tough competition to Powershot G7X Mark II. Besides, theoretically, it has a better 4K video quality and faster lenses.

        It can capture 4K quality video for 15 minutes. With a really good autofocus, it performs well in low light too.
        If you don’t want to rely on autofocus, then LX10 is a good choice for you.

        I personally liked the minimal focusing distance being 3 cm (AF macro wide angle) and 30 cm (telephoto). You won’t be able to get such close shots with any other camera so easily.

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Features:

        • 4K Photo and Video Recording
        • Good Performance in Low light
        • Leica 3x DC Vario-Summilux 8.8-26.4 mm lens
        • 1 Mega Pixel Sensor
        • 180 degree tilting 3-inch touchscreen (flip screen)
        • Aperture ring
        • Adjustable Focus distance from 3 cm to 30 cm
        • Image Stabilization
        • Focus stacking (Capture multiple images of the object with different focus and more depth of field)
        • Extremely light weight (Just 280g)
        • Wi-Fi

        3. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 Vlogging Camera With Flipping Screen

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 was another strong contender to be the best vlogging cameras with flip screen.

        But, we put it at #3 position after complete review and various tests done by our team at our office, in different lights (low, normal and good light) as well ass in outer areas for outdoor shooting.

        LUMIX DMC-FX300 has some really good features which you will find in Canon Powershot G7X Mark II. But, it lacks some features because of a lower pricing.

        You will have to compromise with low light performance with LUMIX DMC-FZ300. Besides, you won’t get blurred background effect as good as you find in Powershot G7X Mark II.

        It’s a 12 MP Camera (while Powershot is 20.1 MP). But, still its 4K video capturing feature is something you would love to have at such comparatively low price than Powershot.

        One plus point, it has is its battery. You can easily capture 380 shots with this camera which is more than Powershot. LUMIX DMC-FZ300 is heavier than Powershot (to be precise, it weights double of powershot).

        Other features like Wi-Fi capability, image stabilization, manual focus, face detection, flip screen etc. features are same as Powershot.

        Everything in LUMIX DMC-FZ300 is quite competing with Powershot and make it top 3 vlogging camera with flipping screen. Only things you will have to adjust with DMC-FZ300 are blurred background effect, low-light performance and a bit uneasiness while capturing shots due to its weight.

        But, due to reasonably lower price than Powershot, LUMIX DMC-FZ300 can be a great choice to buy and start your vlogging career at minimum expense.

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX300 Features:

        • 4K Video Recording capability
        • 12 MP Lenses sensor
        • Good battery life (able to capture 380 shots)
        • Wi-Fi enabled
        • Optical Image Stabilization
        • Full Manual mode with manual focus and exposure
        • Additional Microphone Port

        4. Samsung NX mini

        Samsung NX Mini Vlogging Camera With Flipping Screen

        Samsung NX Mini is another cheap vlogging camera with flip screen. It’s a really superb flip screen camera for vloggers at very economical price.

        Its an interchangeable lens camera. So, I will suggest to buy 2 camera lens 9-27 mm lens and fixed 9mm lens. With 9-27 mm, you can have wide shots by using small zoom as well as with zoom mid-way, you can have normal focal length approximate 50 mm.

        With the link below, you will get these lens included at Amazon.

        In my personal opinion, Samsung NX Mini is best point and shoot camera for newbie vloggers.

        It has maximum aperture of f3.5. So, you won’t be able to get blurred background effect.

        Samsung NX mini lacks a bit in low light performance too. So, I will suggest to have proper light before capturing videos.

        Samsung NX mini Features:

        • 1080 Video recording
        • 5 MP camera with 25,600 ISO
        • Stylish, Slim (22.5 mm) and very light weight (158 grams)
        • East to handle and capture at tough locations
        • Auto Face detection
        • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for image, videos etc. sharing
        • Economical pricing (which makes it best choice for newbie vloggers)
        • Smart features like social media uploading, Email, AllShare etc.

        5. Samsung NX 500

        Samsung NX500 Flipping Screen Vlogging Camera

        Camera market is generally used to be dominated by Canon and Sony. Samsung being the strong competitor of Sony, release some great vlogging cameras.

        Samsung NX mini, Samsung NX 500 etc are 2 among them and having a great buzz among popular vloggers and YouTubers.

        Samsung NX 500 is actually a 4K DSLR shirked into a very small body. It comes with 28 MP illuminated APS-C sensor in a very small body. It can shoot at up to 9 FPS at full resolution.

        NX 500 comes with good autofocus, high ISO performance and superb dynamic range.

        With good dynamic range, you can capture high quality pictures and videos even a low light.

        Similar to Samsung NX Mini, NX 500 is also an interchangeable lens camera which is capable to capture 370 shots with a fully charged battery. I will suggest to have a spare battery with it for future use.

        Samsung NX 500 Features:

        • 28 MP APS-C sensor
        • UHD/4K video recording
        • Long range of lenses
        • Wi-Fi enabled
        • Good autofocus and high ISO performance
        • Good battery life (370 shots)

        Hope, you liked all vlogging cameras with flip screen here. Having a flipping screen vlogging camera is really important for serious vlogging and capturing perfect videos.

        If you think that any other vlogging camera with flip screen should be there in our list or we should review any other flip screen camera too, please comment below.

        Happy Vlogging !!!

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