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12 Best Vlogging Cameras with a Flip Screen

Sep 28, 2021• Proven solutions

A flip screen is a very important feature on a camera for vloggers. With a flip screen, you can preview whether or not your shot is composed the way you want it to be, all in real-time. Below is our top list and review of the twelve best vlogging cameras with a flip screen. 

 


Table of Contents

What To Look For In A Vlogging Camera
The 12 Best Vlogging Cameras With A Flip Screen (2018) 
Best Daily Vlogging Camera With A Flip Screen
Best Cheap Vlogging Camera With A Flip Screen
Best Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera With A Flip Screen For Vlogging
Best Mid-Range Mirrorless Camera With A Flip Screen For Vlogging
Best Professional Mirrorless Camera With A Flip Screen For Vlogging
Best Entry-Level DSLR Camera With A Flip Screen For Vlogging
Best Mid-Range DSLR Camera With A Flip Screen For Vlogging
Best Professional DSLR Camera With A Flip Screen 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 12 BEST VLOGGING CAMERAS WITH A FLIP SCREEN (2018)

 

Camera Release Date Camera Type Flip Screen Type Mic Port Price
Canon
EOS
M50
Canon M50 February
2018
Mirrorless Fully Articulated Yes $$-
Panasonic
Lumix
DC-GH5S
Panasonic GH5S January
2018
Mirrorless Fully Articulated Yes $$$$$

Canon
EOS
M100

Canon M100 August
2017
Mirrorless Flip Up No $$

Canon
EOS
6D Mark II

6D Mark II June
2017
Mid-size SLR Fully Articulated Yes $$$$
Canon
EOS Rebel
SL2
Canon SL2 June
2017
Compact SLR Fully Articulated Yes $$
Canon
EOS Rebel
T7i
Canon T7i February
2017
Mid-size SLR Fully Articulated Yes $$-
Canon
EOS
M6
Canon M6 February
2017
Mirrorless Flip Up Yes $$
Nikon
D5600
Canon D5600 November
2016
Compact SLR Fully Articulated Yes $$-

Sony
Cyber-Shot DSC
RX 100 V

Sony RX100 V October
2016
Compact Flip Up No $$-
Panasonic
Lumix
DMC-G85
Panasonic G85 September
2016
Mirrorless Flip Up Yes $$-

Canon
EOS
80D

Canon 80D February
2016
Mid-size SLR Fully Articulated Yes $$$

Canon
PowerShot
G7 X Mark II

Canon G7X mark II February
2016
Compact Flip Up No $$

 

Sony RX 100 V

Best daily vlogging camera with a flip screen:

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX 100 V


If you want to use a compact camera with a flip screen, Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-RX 100 V is an exceptional daily vlogging camera. 

This camera's 20.1 MP Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor with a maximum of 12800 in ISO sensitivity, can record footage in UHD 4K at 30 or 24 fps.

The lens on this camera, a non-interchangeable Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens, performs well even under low-light conditions.

With its fast hybrid AF system with 315 phase-detection points and an anti-motion blur mode, you can expect your shots to be accurately focused.

The Sony RX 100 V packs so much power into such a small, portable camera, making it a great daily vlogging device.

 

PROS

- Light and easy to carry around

- Produces high-res videos

 

 

CONS

- Short battery life

- Lacking a touchscreen

 

Canon M100

Best cheap vlogging camera with a flip screen:

Canon EOS M100


The Canon EOS M100 is another great small vlogging camera with a flip screen.

This mirrorless camera shoots up to full HD 1080p videos at 60 fps.

Its 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor will accurately lock the right focus and produce videos with rich detail.

The camera's ISO sensitivity goes as high as ISO 25600. Even in difficult light conditions, this camera will be able to capture a scene.

You can control and navigate through the difficult functions of this camera using its 3-inch touchscreen LCD. This camera has a flip screen that flips upward so that you can see yourself while you vlog.

With built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, you can also transfer your videos seamlessly to a computer without any cables.

If you don't want to spend a fortune but still want to produce videos with great picture quality, the Canon EOS M100 is the best entry-level camera for daily vlogging that's currently on the market.

 

PROS

- Affordable

- Great connectivity options

 

 

CONS

- Lacks advanced video recording features

- No viewfinder

Canon M100

Best entry-level mirrorless camera with a flip screen for vlogging:

Canon EOS M100


The Canon EOS M100 is the best entry-level mirrorless camera with a flip screen for vlogging.

In case you missed it, check out my review on the Canon EOS M100.  

Canon M50

Best mid-range mirrorless camera with a flip screen for vlogging:

Canon EOS M50


The Canon EOS M50 is already regarded as one of the best mirrorless cameras for vlogging though it has only been on the market for just a few months.

This mirrorless camera comes with the newer DIGIC 8 Image Processor that find a focus for your footage even better than the last generation's image processor.

You can crank up the ISO sensitivity to ISO 51200 with the Canon EOS M50.

The Canon EOS M50 can shoot UHD 4K videos at 23.98 fps.

You can also capture 720p slow-motion videos at 120 fps.

 

PROS

- Has an external microphone port

- Has a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder

 

 

CONS

- No image stabilization

- Battery life could be longer

Panasonic GH5S

Best professional mirrorless camera with a flip screen for vlogging:

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S


When Panasonic made its Lumix DC-GH5, it was a hybrid camera that performed equally well in both photo and video. In response to customers' interest in a video-focused camera, Panasonic released the GH5S. 

This camera is equipped with a micro four-thirds sensor and can shoot UHD 4K and DCI videos at 60 fps, up to 150 Mbps. If you want to capture slow-motion footage, you can shoot full HD 1080p videos at 240 fps as well.

With its 10.28MP multi-aspect ratio MOS sensor, you'll be able to produce high-quality videos even under very challenging lighting conditions.

In a fraction of a second, this camera can also automatically grab focus during your video with its advanced depth-from-focus technology.

It is also equipped with a microphone jack so that you can record better audio while shooting with this camera.

The GH5S has a fully articulated touchscreen so that you can compose your shot from any angle.

 

PROS

- ISO sensitivity goes up to 204800

- High video bit rates

 

 

CONS

- Expensive

- The camera body weighs about 1.5 lbs

Canon SL2

Best entry-level DSLR camera with a flip screen for vlogging:

Canon EOS SL2


If you’re looking for a low priced entry-level vlogging camera with a flip screen, the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is the best option.

You can precisely and quickly grab focus during video recording with its 9-point AF system and dual pixel CMOS AF technology. The camera powers these functions with its DIGIC 7 image processor.

You can shoot up to full HD 1080p videos at 60 fps with its 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and crank the ISO up to ISO 51200 in case you need to shoot under low light conditions.

If you want better audio for your vlogs, you can connect an external microphone to the SL2’s microphone jack.

 

PROS

- Microphone jack

- Wi-Fi connectivity

 

 

CONS

- No 4K video support

- Optical image stabilizer could be better

 

Canon 80D

Best mid-range DSLR camera with a flip screen for vlogging:

Canon EOS 80D

 

The 80D is the best camera to go with if you’re looking for a mid-range DLSR vlogging camera with a flip screen.

It is equipped with a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, comes with the DIGIC 6 image processor, and shoots up to full HD 1080p videos at 60 fps.

For low lighting conditions, you can set the camera’s ISO to as high as ISO 25600.

The 80D is great for autofocusing during video recording as it comes with a 45-point all cross phase detection autofocus system and a dual pixel CMOS AF system.

 

PROS

- Feature-rich

- Continuous AF feature performs beautifully while recording high-res videos

 

 

CONS

- Just one SD card slot

- PC sync connection features could be better

Canon 6D Mark II

Best professional DSLR camera with a flip screen for vlogging:

Canon 6D Mark II


The 6D Mark II is currently (at the time of writing this review) the only full-frame DSLR camera that comes with both a fully-articulated screen and a microphone jack.

It is equipped with a 26.2 MP full-frame CMOS sensor, comes with the DIGIC 7 image processor, and shoots up to full HD 1080p videos at 60 fps.

The 6D is also equipped with the same 45-point all cross-phase detection and dual pixel CMOS autofocusing system as the 80D.

If you’re wanting to vlog with a full-frame camera, the 6D Mark II is the best option.

 

PROS

- ISO sensitivity goes up to 102400

- Amazing touchscreen controls

 

 

CONS

- No 4K video recording option

- No USB 3.0

 

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

12 Best Vlogging Cameras (2018)
Top 11 Cheap Vlogging Cameras (2018)
7 Best DSLR Cameras For Vlogging (2018)
8 Best Mirrorless Cameras For Vlogging (2018)

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Richard Bennett
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