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.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera
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.
Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera
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.
Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera
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.