Video quality is excellent, certainly a marked improvement on a smartphone or the Go Pro, and the autofocus will snap your face into focus quickly and without any button pressing.
It’s packed with features, too – wifi, 4K video, slow motion and ambient noise cancelling which does a good job of stripping out wind and traffic noise (although the audio itself could be fuller).
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If you can deal with this, the Nikon D3400 is a quality vlogging camera at a great price. Canon EOS 80D: £1,029 John Lewis The Canon 80D is the unrivalled big daddy of vlogging – a professional grade DSLR camera which happens to shoot superb quality video too.
It’s by far the biggest, heaviest and most expensive camera on this list but is the top choice for some of the world’s most popular vloggers, including Casey Neistat (despite highlighting reliability issues on an early-release version).
The touchscreen interface can be a tad slow, and the feature which switches between microphones when recording can lead to the audio volume changing mid-clip.
But overall it’s a brilliant all-in-one package, and the least conspicuous when out vlogging in public. Sony RX100 Mk IV: £749, John Lewis The RX100 sits at the top end of the price range for smaller, point-and-shoot style cameras and is designed to challenge much bulkier DSLRs (bigger cameras that use mirrors and have the option of interchangeable lenses).
It functions perfectly well without, but navigating the menus can take a bit longer.If you fancy yourself as the next You Tube star, or simply want to share your experiences with family and friends, there are many considerations to make.