Sanne from Books & Quills is filmed writing in her journal.


The best Canon cameras for vlogging

Vlogging is a great way for people to really get to know you – and to film a vlog, you need a vlogging camera. Whether you want to become an influencer with thousands of followers, or simply want to have fun documenting your hobby or your holiday adventures, there are so many ways to get creative and show the real you with a vlog. It's true that there are already many vloggers out there, but friendly, creative individuals with a strong message will always find a way to be heard.

Now, the friendliness and message are up to you. But when it comes to the best Canon cameras for vlogging, the three here will make it fun and easy for you to bring your ideas to life, while giving you the video quality and creative control you need to create a polished vlog. All three Canon vlogging cameras have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so you can share your videos and pictures instantly by wirelessly transferring your creations to your smart device to upload to social media.

A flatlay of a vlogger's equipment, including the Canon EOS 250D.

An ideal entry-level Canon studio vlogging camera

Sensor: 24.1MP APS-C
Screen: 8cm Vari-Angle Touchscreen
AF system: Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Face and Object tracking and movie Eye Detection
Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
Lens system: Compatible with EF and EF-S lenses
Audio: Microphone input

This light and portable DSLR packs plenty of power and impressive specs. Its fully articulating flip-out, Vari-Angle, screen helps you find the perfect angle when filming yourself at home or in the studio. Its helpful Guided User Interface also takes you through the various features and explains how to create different effects. The Canon EOS 250D is the perfect camera for the vlogger looking to graduate from a smartphone to something that gives more control over the creative process.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Face and Eye detection ensures that you never fall out of focus when talking direct to camera and moving around your space. When disconnecting the camera from your tripod to shoot B-roll footage, the Canon EOS 250D feels balanced and easy to hold. It's the larger camera of the three featured here, which makes it easier to maintain a firm grip for smooth, steady shots.

Sanne from Books & Quills sits at a desk writing in her journal.

As well as all these handy features, investing in an EOS system camera means you have a huge range of accessories to choose from, giving you even more creative flexibility. Compatibility with EF and EF-S lenses means you have plenty of options when choosing focal lengths, and the ability to create beautiful shallow depth of field. For improved sound quality, there's a 3.5mm stereo mini jack for attaching an external microphone.

A solid all-rounder, the Canon EOS 250D is the camera of choice for influencers such as Sanne from the YouTube channel Books and Quills, who utilises Canon’s wide range of lenses to achieve smooth, shallow depth of field effects that give her videos a professional edge.

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A flatlay of a vlogger's equipment, including the Canon M50.

A versatile mirrorless Canon camera designed for both indoor and outdoor use

Sensor: 24.1MP APS-C format
Screen: 8cm Vari-Angle Touchscreen
AF system: Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Face and Object Tracking
Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
Lens system: Dedicated small, lightweight EF-M lenses and EF and EF-S lens compatibility with a Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.
Audio: Microphone input

The Canon EOS M50 has been developed with video – and vlogging in particular – in mind. For starters, the Canon EOS M50 offers up to 143 autofocus points (depending on the lens in use) with Dual Pixel AF that features face and object tracking. Manually selectable focus across the frame means that when you're shooting action B-roll you can drag your finger on the touchscreen to move the AF point or create a professional pull-focus effect.

The Canon EOS M50 is great at filming in low light. When shooting in 4K, the camera offers sensitivity up to ISO 6400, which means that you can count on clear footage with accurate colours whether you're filming yourself unboxing products in your lamp-lit bedroom at night or walking through the streets of a capital city in the bright midday sun. If you don’t need to shoot in 4K, then shooting at HD quality enables you to push that ISO range from 100 all the way up to 25,600, which means you can film in moonlight and people will still be able to see your face!

With the fully-articulating, Vari-Angle screen, you can quickly flip it round and frame yourself on the go for those quick pieces to camera when strolling through your local food market or hiking the Appalachian Trail. The Canon EOS M50’s stellar AF system places a square over your face to show that you’re in focus, and the in-camera Movie Digital IS helps ensure steady footage even when you're shooting handheld.

A portrait of vlogger Joel from Gallucks.

For creative flexibility, you can use EF and EF-S lenses with a Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, but the compact, dedicated Canon EF-M lenses are perfect for vlogging.

What else? Well, there’s a stereo microphone built-in, plus a 3.5mm stereo mini jack for attaching an external microphone. And with the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens mounted, the EOS M50 sits nicely in your hand. This means you can film yourself at arm’s length without getting tired, a technique you’ll often see in videos from influencers such as Joel from Gallucks.

A flatlay of a vlogger's equipment including the Canon G7 X Mark II.

The pocket-sized, out and about Canon vlogging camera

Sensor: 20.1MP BSI 1.0
Screen: 7.5cm Tilting Touchscreen
AF system: Continuous AF with Face and Object Tracking31-point AF; 4-stop lens shift type IS, Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS & Auto Level
Max video resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 60fps
Filter: ND filter built-in

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a pocket-size, large-sensor compact camera with a built-in 24-100mm (equivalent) f/1.8-2.8 lens. The combination of light weight and large sensor make it a beast for vloggers. You can put it in your pocket and take it with you wherever you go – it'll take whatever life throws your way. The built-in lens is lightning quick, which means you'll never miss a moment and the flip up screen makes framing yourself on the go a total breeze.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II performs superbly in all light conditions, whether it's blazing sunshine or a lamp-lit bedroom, which makes it a perfect out and about camera. You can see just how clean its footage is in the videos from Ellie of the YouTube channel doyouknowellie, who shoots from dawn until dusk.

Ellie from doyouknowellie sits at a table in a cafe.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II gives you a huge focal range with tons of reach. So at a sports event, for example, you can take in the whole scene and then zoom right in to the 100mm end of the focal range and capture the action. Then zoom back out, flip up the touchscreen, press the screen and record your reaction!

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II also boasts a superb face detection and tracking mode. This means you can move around freely, throw your hands up in the air in excitement and show your reaction to what’s going on, all without worrying that your face will drop out of the zone of sharpness.

You'll be able to capture incredibly steady movie footage even at full zoom, and even when panning or on the move, thanks to the 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS to counteract camera shake.

Written by Jeff Meyer

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