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CHEAP SONY CAMERAS FOR VLOGGING

Updated: Nov 1



Vlogging preparedness.


In the world of vlogging, Sony cameras for vlogging have a special position because of their features, ease of operation, and soothing price range. They already have a large number of both premium and affordable models that suit very well to vloggers as well as YouTubers. In this post, we will be discussing the cheap models of Sony Cameras for vlogging that are most popular among beginners.


When we talk about vlogging, the first picture that flashes in our mind is a person recording a video talking to a camera with a camera screen held upward wherein the photo of the person is clearly displayed. This is the normal scene in all cases of vlogging. It is to say that in almost all situations articulated screens or tilted screens are associated with vlogging. The reason is that the articulated or swivel or tilted screen on a camera allows a vlogger to monitor his or her shooting positions from time to time and allows ample scopes for changing or correcting positions.

Once accustomed to this type of shooting, it is really hard and uncomfortable to shoot videos for vlogging with a camera without a flip screen. Despite this assumption, it will perhaps be wrong to say that vlogging cannot be done with a fixed screen camera. Surely it can be. You can do it in two ways. First, while shooting yourself you may not be able to show your face in an outdoor shooting position. Second, if you decide to show your face in the video you may have to take the assistance of a second person to perform the shooting. Even in the indoor shooting sets, if you are shooting alone without a tilt screen camera, you cannot avoid using an external monitor and that is going to incur additional expenses.



How many like Tilted screens and how many articulated screens?


Of course, it is a matter of debate as to who likes tilting screen and who swivel screen. Both types of cameras have their pros and cons taking into account what positions the shootings are done. While some may prefer tilting screens for totally hassle-free operations; others may like swivel screens because of their adaptability and suitability in all difficult situations- like shooting above or below head height.



Tilted Screen and Swivel Screen Cameras are separated by the cost factor.



Let's look at other angles. The tilted screen cameras and swivel screen cameras are distinctly divided by the cost factor. There are over ten number of the cheap and the best vlogging cameras by Sony, that are widely used, have only tilted screens. None of them has a swivel or articulated screen. And there are almost over twenty Premium models globally which have only swivel screens. Out of these, there are around ten models that are available in India. The models are Sony A1, Sony A7R III, Sony A9 II, Sony A9, Sony A7S III, Sony A7 III, Sony A7C, Sony A 6600, Sony A6400, and Sony A6100. The latter two models are relatively cheap costing around Rs.80,490/- and Rs.64,990/- respectively.


The other premium models are way too costly and come with an external mic jack as well.



The Cheap Vlogging Models


Though cheap in terms of price, these are never cheap in regard to quality results and overall performance. As discussed, these are lacking in only one aspect, i.e lack of the provision for an external mic jack. If felt necessary the user has to use additional gadgets and that is not a vital handicap at all.


Here is the list and details of the cheap Sony Vlogging Cameras. Few of these models have also been highlighted in our other posts. If you wish you can visit them from here.



1. Model: Sony Cybershot WX500


Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact.

Effective Pixels: 18.2 Mega Pixels.

Video Format: Full HD(1080P)

VR or image stabilization: Yes, available

Sensor: CMOS

Touch Screen: No.

Tilt Screen. Feature: Yes, Tilting Screen.

Time-lapse Recording: Yes. WiFi/NFC Connectivity: Yes, WiFi & NFC.

Weight: 209 gm.

ISO range: 80-12800

Approximate price: Rs.23890/





2. Model: Sony DSC HX400V.


Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact.

Effective Pixels: 20.4 Mega Pixels.

Video Format: Full HD(1080P)

VR or image stabilization: Yes, available

Sensor: CMOS

Touch Screen: No.

Tilt Screen. Feature: Yes, Tilting Screen.

Time-lapse Recording: Yes.

WiFi/NFC Connectivity: Yes, WiFi & NFC.

Weight: 633 gm.

ISO range: 100-12800

Approximate price: Rs.69,199/-





3. Model: Sony ILCE5100L


Specifications:


Camera Type: Compact/ML.

Effective Pixels: 24.3 Mega Pixels.

Video Format: Full HD(1080P)

VR or image stabilization: Not in the body.

Available on Lens.

Sensor: CMOS

Touch Screen: Yes.

Tilt Screen. Feature: Yes, Tilting Screen.

Time-lapse Recording: Yes.

WiFi/NFC

Connectivity: Yes, WiFi & NFC.

Weight: 283 gm.

ISO range: 100-25600

Approximate price: Rs.48,990/-




4. Model: Sony ILCE 6000L


Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact/ML.

Effective Pixels: 24.3 Mega Pixels.

Video Format: Full HD(1080P)

VR or image stabilization: Yes, available

Sensor: CMOS

Touch Screen: No.

Tilt Screen. Feature: Yes, Tilting Screen.

Time-lapse Recording: Yes. WiFi/NFC Connectivity: Yes, WiFi & NFC.

Weight: 344 gm.

ISO range: 100-25600

Approximate price: Rs.48,990/-





5. Model: Sony Alpha a6000


Specifications:


Camera Type: Interchangeable

Lens Camera.

Effective Pixels: 24.3 Mega Pixels.

Video Format: Full HD(1080P)

VR or image stabilization: On Lens.

Sensor: CMOS

Touch Screen: No.

Tilt Screen. Feature: Yes, Tilting Screen.

Time-lapse Recording: Yes.

WiFi/NFC Connectivity: Yes, WiFi & NFC.

Weight: 344 gm.

ISO range: 100-51200

Approximate price: Rs.48,990/( Body only)





6. Model: Sony Alpha ILCE 6000Y.


Specifications:

Camera Type: Mirrorless.

Effective Pixels: 24.3 M.P.

Video Format: Full HD.

VR or Image stabilization:

On Lens.

Sensor: CMOS.

Touch Screen: --

Time-Lapse Recording:--

WiFi/NFC Connectivity: WiFi.

Weight: 344.01 gm.

ISO range: 100-25600.

Approximate price: Rs.53,990/-





7. Model: Sony ZV-1


Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact Vlog.

Effective Pixels: 20.1 Mega Pixels.

Video Format: Up to 4K.

VR or Image Stabilization: Yes.

Sensor: Exmor CMOS.

Touch Screen: Yes.

Time-Lapse Recording: Yes.

WiFi/NFC Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth.

Weight: 294 gm.

ISO range: 100-25600.

Approximate price: Rs.77,990/-

( The camera has 3 capsules Mic with windscreen. It has also an MI shoe)





8. Model: Sony Rx100M3.


Specifications:


Camera Type: Mirrorless.

Tilt Screen: Yes.

Effective Pixels: 20.1 Mega Pixels.

Video Format: Full HD, MP4.

VR or Image Stabilization: Yes.

Sensor: CMOS.

Touch Screen: No.

Time-Lapse Recording: Yes.

WiFi/NFC Connectivity: Yes, WiFi,NFC.

Weight: 290 gm.

ISO range: 100-12800.

Approximate Price: Rs.48,990/-








Conclusion:


Even though the model ZV-1 is built exclusively for vlogging, all other cameras can very well be used for vlogging purposes. Because these cameras have all the essential components that are generally observed on vlogging cameras. The ultimate benefit is the price. With less investment, anyone can easily start vlogging using any one of these models.


OUR CHOICE


Considering overall features, the sleek design and price range our choice falls on Sony WX500 and ZV-1. For those who can afford to buy the latter one, it is definitely the best buy. And for those who have the budget constraint, never mind, just buy Cybershot WX500. It is one of the most versatile models for vlogging you'll never regret owning.



References: Sony India.

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