The world of the beauty vlogger has a different set of needs from many other types of vlog. Finding the best beauty vlogging camera, then, needs to consider their special needs. Here’s our top tips and the best vlogging cameras we trust for beauty vlogging.
The beauty vlogger often faces situations where they’re shooting indoors. This can be tricky with video, as you either face dimmer light situations then the vlogger working outside, or high contrast situations where bright light enters the shooting area through windows. These can wash out standard video, and need special handling. It’s critical that any camera you choose handles these situations adequately. Likewise, true color is necessary, ensuring that the often intricate details you are discussing are clearly visible as the eye sees them. You may also find that you have more use for the camera side of the camera then the average vlogger does.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best beauty vlogging cameras we have to offer.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
Despite only being a 10.1 megapixel camera, this is one of our favourite vlogging cameras around. It caters for the video crowd in a way few cameras have done to date, and it has an attractive price tag too. The 12x optical zoom is steady and solid, and it offers true HD recording in ‘AVCHD lite’. It’s a way of getting longer recording time without compromising quality. There’s even a dedicated video button to make getting to film easier and less confusing. Playback can be done through HDMI.
A 3 inch high resolution LCD with wide viewing angle makes recording easier. Added scene modes make for very versatile shooting in a range of conditions, and soft skin and self-portrait both offer interesting alternatives to the beauty vlogger. Its face learning focus mode allows you to permanently make your face a tracking priority when filming, too. Add to this an easier to use menu and a lighter, more compact body, and this camera is a sure win.
Canon PowerShot G7
This compact and versatile camera is perfect for a beauty blogger, with improved autofocus tracking and superb image clarity no matter your ISO setting or lighting conditions, which can be great for the beauty vlogger struggling with bright light coming in through windows. A 3” LCD makes viewing simple, and the tilt feature is very welcome too. Built in Wi-Fi makes uploading your videos simple, too. It’s also compatible via app with a ton of cell phones to allow remote triggering.
The image processor’s enhanced power adds extra focus abilities, ensuring you will be in focus at all times, and the camera will stay locked on target. Dual sensing IS means that data from the image itself will be used to help minimised the blur caused by camera or body movement. Noise reduction is great, even at low light/high ISO settings.
Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera
While you may be surprised to see a waterproof camera in this list, we’ve put it here for its other features. If you’re looking for other great waterproof vlogging cameras, be sure to check out our specialised article on the subject. In the meantime, what appealed to us about this particular camera is its rugged and shock-proof nature.
Powder, dust and more won’t faze this little camera, and its features are pretty awesome. You can shoot in RAW capture to avoid compression and extend your creative control, and it offers 16 MP. Colours are bright and clear, and the high speed lens lives up to its promise. It works very well in low light, an issue that faces many beauty bloggers, and a bunch of interesting macro modes are available too. What particularly drew us to this camera, however, is the Live Composite Mode, which effectively combines too shots in one when shooting in high-contrast scenes.
Many beauty vloggers are faced with the issue of either recording in low light, or in high-contrast rooms where windows makes for great lighting but adverse shooting. This becomes a thing of the past with this camera. Add in its Wi Fi capabilities, smart sharing and remote shooting via a cell phone app, and you have a great little camera at hand.
If you’re a beauty vlogger in the market for the best camera for beauty vlogging, any of these picks will serve you well.