Best Compact Camera For Video

So what are the best cameras for video blogging
and daily vlogs I want to compare some of the most popular options out there and hopefully
help you decide what’s best for you hey what’s up Sean here with think media tv
helping you move further and faster with media and today I just want to talk about some of
the most popular vlogging cameras and maybe help you decide
which one is best for you and you know when it comes with vlogging cameras you might feel
like a mosquito at a nudist colony it’s a little bit overwhelming but seriously
picking out the right camera can be super stressful and so
I wanted to talk about some of the things that I look forward when it comes to a great
camera for daily vlogs and video blogging
and hey by the way I’ll put extra show notes and links in the YouTube description below
and a lot of times ill think of extra bonus notes and ideas later
so make sure to check those out at anytime during this video
here are just four things to consider that I think are very important when you are comparing
camera to camera number one portability of course when it comes
to a vlogging camera you want it to be portable hopefully it will fit in your purse
hopefully it can fit in your pocket and as a little discovered that sometimes cameras
are portable but they are getting a little more bulky they
are a little bit heavier so maybe ask yourself this question how portable and what is the
form factor of it is it going to be conducive to vlogging all the time with the camera
number two IS but what is IS
Im glad you asked IS equals Image Stabilization this is one
of the most important things in my opinion when it comes to picking out a good vlog camera
some cameras don’t have it some have it and it’s not that good but how good is your image
stabilization on your camera when you are out with your
selfie stick and your hand held footage you want image stabilization
number three how good is the camera in low light
when you are shooting vlogs you are going to shoot them in the morning in the middle
of the day at night in good lighting situations bad lighting situations
and so you want a camera that is as good as possible when it comes to low light situations
which is were most cameras start to under perform so ask that question when you are
comparing them number four
when it comes to vlogging is not just about the video its also about the audio hearing
what you are saying picking up ambient noise things like that
so ask your self when you are comparing cameras how good is the audio
and lastly number five what is the ease of work flow
and what I mean is when it comes to shooting the video how are you gonna get the file edited
or what are you gonna do with it so when you shoot on some mobile phone on
less you edit on the mobile phone it might be hard to retrieve that
footage and then edit it and so that becomes a challenging work flow some cameras defile
format of the video doesnt edit as good as others so consider
the work flow all the way from shooting your vlog to taking your sd card out
to putting it in your laptop to editing it just where is the ease of work flow and I
feel like that is a very important consideration so now that we have the important things to
consider let’s jump into reviewing some of the most popular and best options
on video vlogging when it comes to cameras so the first camera I would recommend for
video blogging is your smartphone why because you already have it don’t let gear trip you
up if you already have a smartphone you can already
be shooting video today editing videos today and uploading them today
with what you have and a lot of times we want to get fancy gear before we’ve even gotten
started I encourage start with whatever you have ad
start making videos but there are some downsides to a lot of smartphones and specifically this
is an iPhone 6 it is a great camera video camera but one of the
biggest issues that I have with it is that it does not have image stabilization
and what that creates it’s it creates what I call jitter and so will show some example
footage but when you hold the camera out hand held which is the case of most vlogging
it doesn’t have a smoothness to it and that is what image stabilization produces
the iPhone 6 plus has image stabilization and maybe a driod or windows phone or whatever
you have it might have a build in but that makes footage in
my opinion kind of hard to watch that jitter is not pleasant
one thing to note is that usually the selfie camera on your smartphone in this case the
IPhone 6 is not quite as goo as the other cameras and
that’s usually the camera that you are gonna vlog with and that quality of the footage
as you can see also goes down also Im in a lower light type of a situation here and you
can notice the grain is introduce and the quality of the footage is hindered a little
bit in a low light situations also the workflow of getting your footage
off your phone can be a little frustrating I happen to be on PCs and I use iPhone but
I don’t use a mac laptop so getting the footage off is a bit of a challenge
and having to worry about the storage on your phone having to have some of those things
and so if is all you have I encourage you to get started and you don’t actually need
a laptop you can just download an app to edit your videos and your vlogs right
on your smartphone but there are in my opinion better options by having a more dedicated
camera and so let’s jump in to the next option
another popular camera for video vlogging is the go pro now this is an older go pro
the hero 2 and there’s lots of different models and honestly you can
get started with any of them one of the great things about it is of course is very portable
it can fit in small places the camera actually has pretty good audio super wide angle
I know im in it have to be in it And it’s a great option for shooting daily
vlogs and videos however there are a few down sides
and when vlogging with a go pro because of the nature of the really fish eye lens the
go pro is very fish eye as a lens its not really good for anything other than
close up shoots of you talking to the camera you can film a city or a skyline and zoom
in you can sometimes crop the scene a little bit
but there isn’t really any options of storytelling beyond taking directly to the camera and getting
those really wide shots and if you don’t have the LCD attachment you
can never really see what you are doing so it is what you have
it’s a good option but there are definitely a down sides and go pros do not have image
stabilization the newer models might eventually be adding
it in one sense is not necessarily that necessary because the lens is so wide so you can kinda
get away with not having it but for me that smooth filming is super important
and go pro definitely has some jitter here is the go pro in the low light some of
the things that you might need to do if you have a go pro is a lot of the people that
use it for vlogging they add some accessories and so they add
the frame piece that goes around it they add kind of like a selfie stick
and some of those things can really help vlogging with a go pro and so if that’s an option that
you are looking into that or you already have is something to get
started with but it’s not what I would recommend for vlogging if you were looking for a camera
starting from scratch the third camera I would recommend it’s called
the Canon ELPH 110 HS and I believe this is the best budget option
even today for video vlogging love the 110 HS nice 24 mm lens good IS
kinda has a smoothness when filming it and it’s powerful I’ve use this a tone lots of
prominent youtubers and different people continue to use this
camera and still use it and you can pick this up for under a 100 dollars now
used in amazon and there are two options that I want you to look for look for the canon
110 HS or the canon 300 HS and both of those are phenomenal cameras for
vlogging all of our standards for measurements it’s
nice and light it’s very portable it’s build like a rock you can really trash this and
let them you know bounce around in your purse it has phenomenal image stabilization its
got a great 24 mm lens so it’s nice and wide so it gives a good shot when you are holding
the camera on yourself 110 HS in low light it’s got good zoom for
telling stories zooming in and shooting and maybe doing other things creatively in your
vlog And its just an all around great camera one
of the only downsides is the audio is quite good on the camera but the mic is just a little
hole on the top and so it you accidently cover it with your finger
Your audio will get messed up And so again if you are thinking about just
getting into creating youtube videos and creating vlogs I would really recommend looking into
getting one of this cameras specifically some of them are discontinued
but you can find them used on amazon seriously for super cheap so you can shop around shop
different colors and sometimes you can find a discount if it’s the red body or the black
or the blue or different things get an extra battery and something if you
are going to be shooting for a long time during the day
but this is still a phenomenal option for video blogging
the fourth recommendation that I have for you is called the canon s120
this might be my ultimate pick out of all of these when it comes to best price for performance
for features all combined if you can spend a little bit
more that you would on something else here but not go all out and have to spend a tone
of money this is the camera to get the canon S120 one of the most walk solid
beautiful photos beautiful video great for vlogging
24 mm lens so it’s nice and wide good zoom but these cameras
Over here the iPhone the go pro the ELF 110 none of these do very good in low light once
you get into this camera you’re stating to get into very good low light performance
here’s a low light example of the canon S120 this camera is build like a rock it’s a pretty
much indestructible and it’s a great work force to create constant YouTube videos and
vlogs consistently this is the camera that as of shooting this
video my good friends itsjudytime and benjimantv use they’ve got two of these and it consistently
just great awesome looking footage for her daily vlogs
now you can pick one of these for like 350 new and you could shop it down to probably
about 250 use and so really a great value and another recommendation
is actually the drop down one model from this go to the canon powershot s110
my good friend Mike Folden shoots his vlogs which are incredible by the way I’ll link
this up on the description by the way actually shoots with a powershot s110 and
it looks amazing and so if you were thinking about even saving a little bit on price and
you can go up from the about 80 bucks that you can get this to about a 180 and pick up
a canon powershot s110 so if you want to save a little bit of money
still get a lot of performance check out the canon S110 or the incredible s120 and lastly
my fifth recommendation is probably the hottest camera that everybody’s raving about right
now and that is the canon G7X lots of youtubers have been
jumping in using the G7X specially for professional shooting but also just for vlogs and daily
vlogs and it’s understandable why it’s got all of the power of the S120 and even better
better in low light better video incredible looking photos incredible features and as
one thing that none of these other camera has and that is the flip up screen
and so really when it comes to vlogging that’s something that really can change the game
because now you can frame the shot and you can film yourself
with that however I don’t however I don’t thing that’s a deal breaker
I think that plenty of people have been creating awesome videos for a long time you know without
the flip up screen touch screen autofocus nice image stabilization
here’s the Canon G7X in the same low light situation and the challenge
with the G7X is that it’s kinda out of reach for some people financially these guys run
for I think about 650 dollars new at the time of shooting this video
and you can probably get it for around 500 used like new or refurbished though this is
definitely an option and maybe its one of the cameras
that you’ve been considering but the camera is definitely not build as thought as the
canon s120 is a little more fragile and its just not quite as rock solid as this camera
which is also something you want it to be cause you want to protect your investment
and to be honest it is a little big it is a little bulky
it’s heavier it’s quite a bit larger than the canon S120 and so when it comes to carrying
it around all day it’s just not as pleasant but saying all that the G7X
is incredible is still a camera that I absolutely love it’s producing phenomenal videos for
people the audio sounds good the video looks good it does just astounding in low light
it is a great camera for you to consider thanks so much for checking this video which
of this cameras do you think is the best out of these five or is there a blogging camera
that you would recommend I definitely wanna hear
your feedback and thoughts in the comments below and then also remember to check out
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100 Replies to “Best Compact Camera For Video”

  1. We just started daily vlogging. For now I'm using my cell as I search which camera to invest in. It is extremely overwhelming trying to pick a camera and a more advanced editing forum than iMovie on my cell. Any advice for a great editing forum on a pc?
    We're thinking we will probably invest in a GoPro for our underwater type of vlogging and a G7XMii

  2. Sean, I feel like you never mentioned NiKon, is there a reason why?
    *I don't Know much about Camera, I just started my Channel and I used a NiKon D5500.

  3. Hi! I want use a camera to film my drawings tutorials and I need a camera that I can connect to my computer and use it as a monitor. The camera has to have a good zoom and filme videos longer than 4 hours, sometimes 8 hours drawing. What do you recommend me. The iPhone doesn't take videos that long right? Thank you for your comment.

  4. What about the canon IXY? I bought it in japan a few years ago… it's really good at taking pictures but I'm not sure about videos.

  5. i know the pain of recording with iphone and editing on pc , i record with iphone se back camera on arkon bendy tripod , but the i cant use the .MOV Files that iphone shoots in , in sony vegas 14 , so i have to put every single clip from my phone into movie maker render it and then put it in vegas , realy annoys me , so recording with iphone is good start but i reccomend you edit with something that supports .MOV Files Or Edit With iMovie On Your Phone

  6. Hey man you have I love your videos you make really good videos and I have a question for you what type of camera would be good for on boxing

  7. I like to take screen shots on the TV or PC, is Canon G7X is a good choice? I mean no glares, no reflections, and clear images? Thanks in advance. Moreover, how about Canon Powershot S120?

  8. Hi All!
    My country is very poor and backward, when the information technology sector has not been developed, other countries have developed information technology too! I will provide useful lessons and help my country develop.
    I need everyone to help and when someone helps me I will help again! thanks all

  9. I have watched many of your videos, and I really like the information you provide. I'm getting a Canon SX720 hs for christmas and I want to shoot videos of the Coke 400 NASCAR race in July/18. I understand this is not a DSLR, but I want to capture the best footage I can. Can you review this camera and/or give me tips for this camera to shoot that night time race? Thank you so much for the videos, your time, and information.

  10. I just purchased the canon elph S110 and I'm so excited to try it. Thank u so much for ur help.i purchased it for $82.86 used.

  11. can you say your canon g7x video settings plz answer im wating for your answer plz whats your good setting for ganon g7x

  12. More than 2 years later, do you still recommend the Canon 300 HS for a youtuber (as a hobby)? What are other cameras that could have a similar price but maybe better quality since it's been a while since the 300 HS was made?

  13. I would reccomend the Samsung nx mini you can transfer photos and videos almost instantly via the smart camera app brand new it goes for 400$ used about 250$ and it has nfc and a flip up screen and touchscreen

  14. Seeing this video after I just bought the cannon powershot elph 190 IS.. is this a good vlogging camera too? Or should I take it back? I just got home so I haven't used it yet.

  15. I started with the worst camera now I use an iPhone and my sub count has gone up drastically, within the last two mounts I’ve gone up from 25 subs to 77. So yes start small and get experience πŸ˜‰

  16. tomorrow ill' get a Canon IXUS-185-BLACK / Canon ELPH 180 or somethin' IDK the name of!
    This link will show you a picture of the camera….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..9.9.2291…0i67k1.0.rBD3tRDIPbE#imgrc=3sq5vvfgrBA9hM:

  17. Ur videos are always so helpful and honest! I appreciate this info I recently started my YouTube like 2 days ago and I wanna upgrade from my phone

  18. I like this video, i just started daily vlog only using smartphone… maybe you can comment my video on my channel to, for better vlog…

  19. Editing iPhone photos and videos on a computer can be accomplished in just about two ways. (1) Upload to a cloud such as iCloud or Google Photos, then go to your computer and download your files from the website. (2) Plug your iPhone directly to your computer via USB. Your computer should recognize it as a USB device and will ask you what you want to do with it. Uploading to a cloud is a good wireless option but it can take a while because of internet speed, iPhone storage, and file size. Plugging your iPhone directly to your computer is a faster option that does not depend on your internet speed, but your computer might not recognize it due to bugs, viruses, or outdated drives. Hope this helps:)

  20. GoPro video looks wonky like a childrens starter toy. The audio makes you sound like a troll and the video quality looks rubbery

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