Vlogging Camera / Camcorder Recommendation

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  1. leninmac

    leninmac PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Hi Folks. Need recommendations for a vlogging camera. Primary use is for doing product reviews/ unboxing and additional footages for my drone videography primarily for timelapse. Here are my requirements. :

    Minimum sensor size - at least 1 inch or Micro Four Thirds
    Preferably not too heavy ( Canon's gargantuan size DSLR/s is out of the question.)
    Can shoot timelapse.
    Can shoot 4K videos @ 24 fps, 100Mbps at minimum 15-20 minutes without overheating.
    fully tiltable flip screen
    My budget is at SGD 1400 ( roughly PHP 55-56K)
    Hotshoe mount for microphone.
    Not a smartphone.

    TIA.
     
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    Try Sony RX100 Mark V

    If you want interchangeable lens try Sony a6300 or a6500 but it doesn't have a flip screen.
     
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    my suggestion is the panasonic lumix g85:

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    - 16mp mft sensor
    - 453 g body
    - supports time lapse
    - supports [4K] 3840x2160:4K/30p 100Mbps, 4K/24p 100Mbps
    - fully articulating touch screen
    - ph srp 38990 with 14-42mm kit lens
    - has hot shoe mount
    - has 3.5mm mic input
     
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    Many Vloggers favor Yi 4K+ or Go Pro Hero 6 with external mic like Boya MM-1, Movo VXR10 or Rode Videomic.

    The 4K 60 fps video of those two action cams are very useful for vloggers.
     
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    Thanks. I’ve heard of reports of the Mark V overheating when recording 4K videos in 10 minutes so I have some apprehensions buying this. Yeah I’m actually considering the a6300 but I don’t want to buy so many lenses. What’s the ideal lens for blogging?
     
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    Thanks will also look into the EOS M50.
     
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    Thanks. For some reason, Panasonic is bad in promoting their products here in Singapore. They don’t have a sales hotline and they don’t participate in IT Shows but this is a viable option. Going to Harvey Norman now.

     
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    Videos YouTube recommended...

     
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    It is true the Sony Rx100V overheats. Based on your requirements you need at least 15-20 minutes of 4k.

    Even a6300 has overheating issue.

    I recommend getting the a6500 for the IBIS. Sure it's not as good IBIS than the others but it helps. I own an a6500. No tilt screen btw.

    Ideal lens for vlogging is 10-18mm. Much better to use the Sony 10-18 to utilize the auto focus system of Sony. However the 10-18 is expensive, you could find Php30K for used ones.

    I just use the 16-50 kit lens for vlogging. Not that bad. You can do vlogging with 16mm. If you have the budget go for the 10-18 one.

    Suggestions if you're going for Sony:

    a6500 body
    Sony 16-50 kit lens - 16mm wide can be used for vlogging.
    Sony 10-18mm - if you have budget
    Get a decent Joby Gorillapod
    LOTS of batteries - I have three. One original and 2 Wasabi extra(Third party)

    I also have a 35mm 1.8 Sony for B-rolls and for BOKEH

    I believe canon will be releasing 4k Mirrorless camers but not sure about the specs.

    These are just suggestions based on my personal experience. :) Choosing the gear depends on you. :)


    Hope this helps. :)
     
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    Thanks I went to the IT show here in Singapore last weekend looking for a vlogging camera and came up empty ended ( not exactly, I got an Olympus OMD 10 Mark III but that's another story.) Here are my findings, :

    a6300 - The screen tilts but not sideways. I need a screen that can tilt sideways so I can see myself during recording. For a SGS1300++ camera it's extremely disappointing that it doesn't have a touchscreen / touch to focus. Timelapse is done in post production via an App from Playmobile.

    a6500 - Too expensive, Screen can't move sideways.

    RX100 Mark V - screen tilts upwards not sideways, again no touchscreen, no provision for an external microphone, overheating issue.

    Canon EOS M50- Was demoed to me by Canon, available for preorder. It can record 4K but.. I'm not a camera expert here but shooting on 4k setting means cropping the field of view. When I was using it, it felt like doing a selfie using a 4 year old smartphone.

    Fuji - No camera with 4k and tilting screen

    Olympus - Went with the OMD EM10 Mark III, Was impressed with the built quality and design ( reminds me of those 80s Olympus camera and Leica). Shoots with 4k but still no screen that moves sideways.

    Lumix - No presence in the IT show

    So I will still be looking for another 4K camera with a screen that shifts sideways. :

    Lumix TZ90- Pros: Shoots 4K, screen shifts sideways, timelapse built in Cons: Small sensor, no external microphone, fixed lens
    Lumix G85 - M4/3 sensor, Shoots 4k, screen shifts sideways, timelapse, build quality, DSLR-like design, Interchangeable lens Cons: released almost 3 years ago
    Lumix GX8 - M4/3 sensor, Shoots 4k, screen shifts sideways, timelapse, More megpaixel compared to G85 (20vs16), Interchangeable Lens Cons: Even older than the G85
     
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    Here's Casey Neistat's take on vlogging cameras. He's the current it guy in youtube vlogging. He popularized the use of Canon 70D and 80D for vlogging.

     
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