One of my top picks for a medium sized and medium priced camera and also the tried and true vloggers pick of many other vloggers, is the Canon G7X. This is point and shoot sized camera. It is the camera you will see Casey Neistat, Ben Brown, Mo Vlogs and many other vloggers use as a primary or secondary camera as part of their vlogging episodes.
The Canon G7X features a generous 20.2 megapixels worth gorgeous video making ability. It features 31 autofocus points to help keep you looking good and perfectly highlighted in the vlog. It records High Definition video at 1080p – up to 60 frames per second. Last but not least, it features a 3-inch touchscreen that will flip up, so you will be able to view yourself while vlogging. Of course, if you would rather not see yourself while filming, you don’t have too. (I personally don’t) The camera itself is compact, lightweight and performs awesome in low-light conditions which can be important for guys or gals that vlog anywhere, anytime.
I recommend the G7X be used with a Joby Hybrid tripod. The Joby Hybrid tripod is in the middle of Joby’s product lineup. It will have more than enough strength to securely hold your camera as well as be flexible and small enough to take just about anywhere. It features a tilting ball head and leveler on the back of the clip that attaches to the camera, to get those perfect shots or video recordings. If you are looking for a more traditional tripod check this out!
The Canon G7x does not support the ability to connect an external microphone for premium audio capabilities. It does however already have a great internal microphone built in that seems to get a lot of praise from vloggers.
Since this is a point and shoot camera, there is a limited amount of accessories to go along with it. Get yourself the camera, a good tripod and a few Sandisk Extreme SD memory cards to go along with it.
Since the camera is smaller and lightweight a good selfie stick may be in order as well. The camera will easily attach by screwing a selfie stick to it. Don’t cheap out on the selfie stick, the guy selling them at the beach while you are on vacation is selling junk that will break or worse yet the camera will roll over on you while filming. Spend $20-30 and get something that you won’t have to replace in a few months.
To check out the latest Canon g7x model click the picture below for my review. It’s the Canon g7x mark ii and has a few improvements over the old model. If you don’t currently own the standard g7x it might be a worthwhile upgrade for yourself.