Digital single-lens reflex cameras have long been the top standard when it comes to photography and they make amazing vlogging cameras too. With the freedom to change lenses, the capability to control things like ISO, focus points, and depth of field, excellent low light performance, and killer image quality, these cameras give you tons of options. But they have their downsides, including price, weight, and a steep learning curve to get the most out of all those features.
Mirrorless cameras are the new kids on the block and they are becoming wildly popular with videographers and photographers because of their lightweight, interchangeable lenses, crystal-clear images, and changeability. If you want a camera that has most of the whistles and bells of a true DSLR, but in a much smaller package, a mirrorless camera is ideal.
Point and shoot abilities are tiny and usually (with just a few exceptions) don’t have some of the features of a DSLR. But they have plenty of upsides, particularly for vloggers who like to take their camera everywhere they go. A good point and shoot can offer great high-resolution images, typically provides the manual control of a DSLR, and fits right in your pocket, purse, or bag.
Action cameras are promoted and built as cameras that can be put around your chest when you go underwater, skydiving, or surfing. There are suction-cupped attached. But that’s not all they’re good for. Action cameras are little in size but pack a big bang when it comes to video quality, durability, and features. If you are the type of video blogger who wants to take video of yourself swimming in a waterfall or driving into a tornado, and then describe it on your video blog later, an action camera is ideal for you.