You have a passion and are willing to share it with people online. You decide the best way to do this is to have a vlogging channel to upload video content that you will share with your subscribers.
You know that one of the key things you need to have is a good camera because no one wants to watch low-resolution videos that have poor quality picture and sound. Smartphones nowadays have good cameras and you may be tempted to use this, but it may not be a good idea for your vlogging purposes. You will be able to create better videos with a proper camera.
Use our buying guide below to help you choose a good camera for your vlogging business.
What is a good vlogging camera?
Vlogging is something that you do as an individual and not at the level of Toronto video production. You, therefore, do not need to buy a very high tech camera that will cost you a lot of money. There are certain features you may not need in a vlogging camera, for example, the zoom or flash function, unless you’ll be doing a travel blog and will be recording at different times of the day and in different locations. Most manufacturers have clearly highlighted the features of each camera and it will do you good to read the specifications before buying the camera.
Pay attention to how the camera works in low light so that you don’t have to worry about controlling lighting. Due to the fact that you may be recording indoors, the camera’s ability to record well in low light is important.
Lenses and sensor.
Good-quality lenses should have wide aperture so as to capture more light. A good sensor is important for capturing light, most camcorders have small sensors so they may not perform very well, and compact cameras have slightly bigger sensors.
Also, find out if the camera has image stabilization. This allows you to record videos while moving around, no one wants to watch a shaky video.
Wi-Fi connectivity and microphone input.
As a vlogger, you need to upload the videos you shoot and it will, therefore, be a good idea to get a camera that has Wi-Fi for instant uploading of the completed videos.
Poor quality sound is a no-no when it comes to vlogging. You will lose subscribers if the sound of your videos is poor. The low-end cameras do not have microphone input but the more premium ones do. Get a camera that will allow you to input external microphones for better quality sound. The other option is to get a camera with a front-facing microphone which is able to pick sound a little better.
The most important thing to look for when buying a vlogging camera is the sound and picture quality. There are many other features that can enhance the quality of your videos but those are the two most important. Do your research, compare prices and you can find a very good camera for a good price. Remember when you starting out you can always use a less costly camera but as your vlogging business picks up you can always upgrade to better cameras.