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8 Best Mirrorless Cameras for Vlogging

Nov 17, 2020• Proven solutions

Mirrorless cameras are great for vloggers wanting a powerful camera without the weight and size of a DSLR camera. As mirrorless cameras are becoming better with all the advancements in camera technology, more and more DSLR camera vloggers are switching over to vlogging with a mirrorless camera. Below is our list and review of the eight best mirrorless cameras for vlogging.

 


Table of Contents

What To Look For In A Vlogging Camera
The 8 Best Mirrorless Cameras For Vlogging (2018) 
Best Daily Mirrorless Camera For Vlogging
Best Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera For Vlogging
Best Mid-Range Mirrorless Camera For Vlogging
Best Professional Mirrorless Camera For Vlogging

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A VLOGGING CAMERA

1. Fully articulated screen (flip screen)

2. Good continual autofocus while recording video

3. Good focus priority through face recognition

4. Touch to focus

5. Good low-light performance

6. external mic jack, hot/cold shoe bracket

7. optical image stabilization

8. good battery life

Check out my full list of 10 Things To Look For In A Vlogging Camera to understand the importance of these camera features.

 

THE 8 BEST MIRRORLESS CAMERAS FOR VLOGGING (2018)

 

Camera Release Date Sensor Size Flip Screen Mic Port Price
Canon
EOS
M50
Mirrorless Cameras 1 February
2018
APS-C
(22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Fully Articulated Yes $$-
Panasonic
Lumix
DC-GH5S
Mirrorless Cameras 2 January
2018
Four Thirds
(19.2 x 13 mm)
Fully Articulated Yes $$$$$

Sony
Alpha
a7R III

Mirrorless Cameras 3 October
2017
Full Frame
(35.9 x 24 mm)
Tilting Yes $$$$$$

Canon
EOS
M100

Mirrorless Cameras 4 August
2017
APS-C
(22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Flip Up No $$
Canon
EOS
M6
Mirrorless Cameras 5 February
2017
APS-C
(22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Flip Up Yes $$-
Sony
Alpha
a6500
Mirrorless Cameras 6 October
2016
APS-C
(23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Tilting Yes $$$-

Panasonic
Lumix
DMC-G85

Mirrorless Cameras 7 September
2016
Four Thirds
(17.3 x 13 mm)
Fully Articulated Yes $$-

Panasonic
Lumix
DMC-G7

Mirrorless Cameras 8 May
2015
Four Thirds
(17.3 x 13 mm)
Fully Articulated Yes  $$

 

Mirrorless Cameras 1

Best daily mirrorless camera for vlogging:

Canon EOS M50


The Canon EOS M50 is Canon's first mirrorless camera that comes equipped with both a fully-articulated screen and an external microphone jack. It came out only a few months ago and is already considered one of the best mirrorless cameras for vlogging.

The M50 is also the only camera on our list that you can buy at a prosumer's budget that shoots 4K video. Yes, the Sony a7R III and Panasonic GH5S also shoot 4K video, but they are much more expensive.

With Canon's new DIGIC 8 Image Processor, the camera's dual-pixel autofocusing system will perform even better.

 

PROS

- Can shoot UHD 4K videos at 23.98 fps

- Has a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder

 

 

CONS

- No image stabilization

- Battery life could be longer

 

Mirrorless Cameras 4

Best entry-level mirrorless camera for vlogging:

Canon EOS M100


The Canon EOS M100 is a small, but powerful mirrorless camera for vlogging.

This camera can shoot full HD 1080p videos at 60 fps. It cannot shoot 4K video, unfortunately.

It uses its DIGIC 7 Image Processor and dual-pixel autofocusing system to ensure that your vlogs are always in focus.

The M100 provides great ISO sensitivity options - it can reach up to ISO 25600.

With its built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, you can transfer your media seamlessly to a computer.

 

PROS

- Affordable

- Great connectivity options

 

 

CONS

- Lacks advanced video recording features

- No viewfinder

Mirrorless Cameras 1

Best mid-range mirrorless camera for vlogging:

Canon EOS M50


The Canon EOS M50 wins this category as well in our books. It is the only camera on our list that shoots 4K video that is priced much lower than the Sony a7R III and the Panasonic GH7S.

In case you missed it, check out my review on the Canon EOS M50.

Mirrorless Cameras 2

Best professional mirrorless camera for vlogging:

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S


Originally, Panasonic had released it's GH5 as a hybrid camera that handles both photography and videography well. In response to hearing customers' interest in a more video-focused camera, Panasonic came up with the GH5S.

In our list of the top mirrorless cameras, the Panasonic GH5S and the Sony a7R III are the two professional mirrorless cameras that can record 4K video. Between the two, though, the GH5S wins as the best professional mirrorless camera for vlogging because it sports a fully-articulated screen.

Its micro four-thirds sensor is smaller than the a7R III's full-frame sensor. Even with a smaller sensor, though, the GH5S is made to still autofocus well in low lighting conditions.

Another amazing feature is its ability to record 240 fps slow-motion video at full HD 1080p. 

 

PROS

- ISO sensitivity goes up to 204800

- High video bit rates

 

 

CONS

- Expensive

- The camera body weighs about 1.5 lbs

Want to compare even more cameras? Check out...

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Shanoon Cox
Shanoon Cox is a writer and a lover of all things video.