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SMALL AND LIGHT CAMERAS FOR VLOGGING

Updated: Nov 1



A vlogger with a small vlogging camera.




Those YouTubers or vloggers who have been shooting videos on regular basis at various locations outdoor must have experienced the difference between handling light or small cameras and a relatively bulky camera. While shooting with a light camera might be a sheer joy at the same time handling a heavier one with a host of other gear is a mixed feeling of perspiration and accomplishment.


Even then until a few years ago from now the most used video cameras used to be heavy and expensive. Coupled with that there were no features like flip or articulated screen. And the number of cameras being less. The time has definitely changed now. As more and more numbers of small and light cameras with advanced features and specs to help out YouTubers and vloggers are being rolled out almost every alternate year. Nowadays most small cameras are weighing between 200 Gms. to 500 Gms. which means anyone can hold a camera for hours and do shooting in any position without any feeling of tiresomeness.


The new generation cameras are not only light in weight but are light in terms of the budget also. These aspects make them worthy of buying and affordable.


Technically speaking, most of the cameras have a pretty higher resolution of 16 and above megapixels. Battery backup has been improved for longer duration continuous shooting. And the most interesting aspect is that majority of them have either in-built image stabilization or face detection features. Some interchangeable and mirrorless cameras have optical image stabilization and VR technology associated with lenses. All these features make a vlogging camera most suitable for shooting while walking or on the go on a vehicle.


Here is a list of the small and light vlogging cameras chosen on the basis of weight ( body). However, the price may differ because of the Brand, model, and specifications.


  1. SONY CYBERSHOT WX500.






Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact. Weight: 209 Gms. Resolution: 18.2 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD. Screen Type: TILTING. Image Stabilization: Yes available. Touch Screen: No. Time-Lapse Shooting: Yes. Connectivity: WiFi, NFC. ISO range: 80-12800. Approximate Price: Rs.23,890/-



2. NIKON COOLPIX W-300.








Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact. Weight: 231 Gms. Resolution: 16 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD. Screen Type: TFT Lcd. Image Stabilization: Yes available. Touch Screen: No. Time-Lapse Shooting: Yes. Connectivity: WiFi, Blue tooth, GPS. ISO range: 125-6400. Approximate Price: Rs.72,589/-



3. CANON POWERSHOT SX740HS.








Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact. Weight: 275 Gms. Resolution: 20.3 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD up to 4K. Screen Type: TILTING. Image Stabilization: Yes available. Touch Screen: No. Time-Lapse Shooting: Yes. Connectivity: WiFi, NFC.BT. ISO range: 100-3200. Approximate Price: Rs.74,799/-



4. SONY ILCE 5100L.








Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact/ Mirrorless. Weight: 283 Gms. Resolution: 24.3 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD. Screen Type: TILTING. Image Stabilization: With lens. Touch Screen: Yes. Time-Lapse Shooting: Yes. Connectivity: WiFi, NFC.BT. ISO range: 100-25600. Approximate Price: Rs.48,990/-



5. SONY RX100 M3.







Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact/Mirrorless. Weight: 290 Gms. Resolution: 20.1 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD. Screen Type: TILTING. Image Stabilization: Yes available. Touch Screen: No. Time-Lapse Shooting: Yes. Connectivity: WiFi, NFC. ISO range: 100-12800. Approximate Price: Rs.48,990/-


6. SONY ZV-1 VLOG.






Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact/Vlog. Weight: 294 Gms. Resolution: 20.1 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD/4K. Screen Type: SWIVEL. Image Stabilization: Yes available. Touch Screen: Yes. Time-Lapse Shooting: Yes. Connectivity: WiFi, NFC,BT. ISO range: 100-25600. Approximate Price: Rs.77,990/-.

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7. SONY ILCE 6000L.







Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact/ML. Weight: 344 Gms. Resolution: 24.3 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD. Screen Type: TILTING. Image Stabilization: Yes available. Touch Screen: No. Time-Lapse Shooting: Yes. Connectivity: WiFi. ISO range: 100-25600. Approximate Price: Rs.48,990/-



8. SONY ILCE a6000.








Specifications:

Camera Type: Interchangeable. Weight: 344 Gms. Resolution: 24.3 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD. Screen Type: TILTING. Image Stabilization: On lens. Touch Screen: No. Time-Lapse Shooting: Yes. Connectivity: WiFi, NFC. ISO range: 100-51200. Approximate Price: Rs.48,990/-



9. SONY ILCE 6000Y.








Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact/ML. Weight: 344.01 Gms. Resolution: 24.3 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD. Screen Type: TILTING. Image Stabilization: On Lens. Touch Screen: No. Time-Lapse Shooting: --. Connectivity: WiFi. ISO range: 100-25600. Approximate Price: Rs.53,990/-



10. CANON G7XM3.








Specifications:

Camera Type: Compact. Weight: 372 Gms. Resolution: 20 Mega Pixels. Sensor: CMOS. Video Format: Full HD/4K. Screen Type: TILTING. Image Stabilization: Yes available. Touch Screen: Yes. Time-Lapse Shooting: Yes. Connectivity: WiFi, BT. ISO range: 125-12800. Approximate Price: Rs.52,990/-

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Choose one out of the above models that suits your vlogging needs most and is affordable as per your budget. We hope to bring for you some more models of these types if they are available in the local markets.


HAPPY VLOGGING!





Head photo credit: Photo by Koon Chakhatrakan on Unsplash



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