The best vlogging cameras: 2016 YouTube guide

If you want to become a YouTuber, take a look at these top vlogging cameras available to buy in 2016, featuring models from Nikon, Canon and Sony.

No keen YouTuber should be without an impressive, professional-looking camera, which is why we’re taking a look at some great vlogging cameras available to buy in 2016.

The cameras we’ve listed below arrive at a range of price points, catering for both buyers on a budget and professional YouTubers looking to take their video content to the next level.

Read on for a closer look at gadgets from industry experts such as Canon, Sony, Apple and Nikon.

Canon PowerShot SX530

Price: £165+
Buy: PC World (£165), SLRHut (£225)


Canon’s PowerShot SX530 is ideal for experienced YouTubers that are comfortable with the challenges associated with running a popular channel. The price tag of the PowerShot SX530 means that buyers who are new to vlogging and YouTube in general should take a look elsewhere for cheaper alternatives.

In terms of specs, this camera offers up some impressive stats. It’s a 16-megapixel camera with 50x optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD screen. WiFi and NFC are built-in, which is a nice bonus.

We recommend you take a look at the full camera specs here.

Sony HDR-CX240E Handycam

Price: £219+
Buy: Sony (£219) / Stuff-UK (£272)


The HDR-CX240E Handycam is one of Sony’s cheapest hand-held camcorders, making it ideal for YouTube newbies looking to learn the basics of filming video for online.

This camera features a Wide-angle ZEISS lens, Electrical SteadyShot image stabilisation, a Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display and is capable of filming HD video, although visually some top-end smartphones may perform just as well.

We recommend you take a look at the full camera specs here.

Canon EOS 750D DSLR Camera

Price: £529+
Buy: Currys (£529) / Jessops (£579)


Comfortable with professional cameras and fancy treating yourself to the best of the best? The Canon 750d has been used by big-name YouTubers including the UK’s very own Zoe Sugg (Zoella), so it’s clear this gadget is a YouTube winner.

The high price of the Canon 750d is well justified, considering the company’s DSLR range is widely regarded as one of the best in the industry, particularly within the vlogging scene.

Arriving with a foldable screen and the power to record at 1080p at 30fps, the 750d takes very pretty video. The size of the camera means it’s not an ideal solution for vlogging on the go (especially if you’re pointing the gadget at yourself), so we’d recommend this camera if you’re the type of YouTuber that films using a tripod.

We recommend you take a look at the full camera specs here.

Apple iPhone 6s

Price: £499+
Buy: Apple (£499)


Believe it or not, your smartphone may very well be the answer to filming your first high-quality vlog.

Apple’s iPhone 6s comes equipped with a 12-megpixel rear shooter capable of capturing 1080p video at 60fps and 4K video at 30fps. Vlogging on the move is made simple with such a portable device and the front-facing 5MP FaceTime HD camera is also a solid option.

We recommend you take a look at the full camera specs here.

SONY H400B Bridge Camera

Price: £199+
Buy: PC World (£199) / John Lewis (£199) / Jessops (£199)


The Sony H400 bridge camera boasts a 20.1-megapixel resolution and 63x optical zoom, and optical SteadyShot image stabilisation lets you get some clear results. HD videos are smooth at a high frame rate.

We recommend you take a look at the full camera specs here.

Featured image: Leo Hidalgo