If you’re considering buying the best mirrorless vlogging cameras, you’re probably already aware that mirrorless cameras offer some of the functionality of a standard DSLR, without some of the downsides of the larger, bulkier and heavier DSLR. While not compatible with quite as many lenses as the average DSLR, a good mirrorless camera should still give you access to a wide range of the most popular lens types- and these three favorites of ours certainly do that.
With advanced video recording capabilities, compact and easy to use bodies and a wealth of attractive features, you won’t be disappointed in any of our top picks for best mirrorless vlogging camera. Here’s our top picks in more detail.
We count the Olympus Mark 2 as one of the best Olympus cameras for vloggers there is. It’s also one of the quietest, and you can actually disable most shutter sounds on the Mark 2 camera 2, making it a great choice for wildlife and travel vlogs. This model offers burst shooting at 8.5 fps, and a simple to use, fast auto focus that will also coordinate with your phone, allowing a degree of remote filming that will appeal to many vloggers. 5-Axis image stabilization makes for sharp and clear images without risk to your carefully set up shots if you are jostled.
This is a compact camera, so those with bigger hands may not like the feel, but it’s a superb blend of affordability while still providing rich features and a lightweight, compact body. The range of compatible lenses is very satisfying for a mirrorless camera, and a superb OLED viewport makes shooting a breeze. It’s retro styling, while hardly a reason to purchase it on its own, also makes for a simple and attractive package we love. This is definitely one of the best mirrorless cameras for vlogging we’ve come across in a long while.
If you want a fast and responsive camera, this mirrorless Sony is for you. With lightning fast autofocus and fast response times to the button, it’s a dream to operate. We found that auto focus on video mode was perfectly able to stand up to the rigors of tracking a moving subject without interference. It comes with a 16-50mm lens capability, and on photographic settings takes up to 11 pictures per second. At 24.3 MP it also offers a great depth of detail. It’s surprisingly easy to operate, too. If you’re serious about video quality, you can record uncompressed clean-screen video to external devices on HDMI as well, at up to 60p/I frame rates. There’s also a range of MP4 codecs available.
Sony viewfinders in general have always offered a close-to-100% viewing angle, which is always useful when filming and framing subjects, and this camera lives up to that promise. A tiltable 3” LCD offers a ton of possibility even when shooting from high above. This is a surprisingly small camera, and that does leave it a little front-heavy when using with lenses, but it’s a small price to pay for a ton of functionality wrapped up in one easy-to-use package.
If you were looking for a compact and stylish camera that offered powerful versatility through EOS, this is your new baby. Offering a most attractive 24.2 megapixel capability, with standard ISO of 100-12800 and the ability to expand it to a staggering 25600 over time, and some of the best Canon digital image processing, this camera is well equipped to shoot even in non-ideal lighting situations. With 2 front dials- a standard front dial and one for exposure compensation- you are able to take full manual control at any time. Some functions are customizable, and it’s a simple camera to operate and use.
It is compatible with a wide range of EF and EF-S lenses using a simple mount, and also takes a decent range of Speedlites too. For a compact and lightweight camera, it avoids making unnecessary compromises. Its tilt viewfinder makes both self-shooting and low/high angle shooting a breeze. As youcan see from our chosen picture, there’s also a ton of useful add-on attachments including a near-professional quality microphone that could well be worth considering if you vlog with a lot of commentary.
Any one of these fantastic cameras would make a great mirrorless camera for vlogging, and you won’t be disappointed by the range of versatility and possibility they open up for you.