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Our Favorite Cameras to Vlog this Summer

Weather's getting nicer, days are longer, and we're feeling the start of summer in our fingertips. Here's how to capture the memories of the best season of the year.

Discover the top 5 digital cameras on a budget to vlog and capture your summer. Take aesthetic photos and videos for Instagram and TikTok without breaking the bank. From Canon EOS M50 Mark II to Sony Alpha a6000, find the perfect camera for your summer adventures or simply for vlogging your summer.
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There's something about Gen-Z and our fascination to capture everything. Our camera rolls are a reflection of our identity: they see what we eat, what we wear, who we spend our days. Some call it romanticizing your life, others used to say it was "main character syndrome," but we think it's just part of being young and trying to capture fleeting moments so we can process and digest them later.

To prepare you for summer, we made a list of our favorite cameras that are best for vlogging, but also taking pictures. We know an iPhone does the trick, but there are so many benefits to carrying a better camera around, from the quality of your shots to the aesthetic of it (cause come on, we know you think about that too).

So, here are our favorite cameras to capture summer:

Canon EOS M50 Mark II

Price Range: $600-$700

The Canon EOS M50 Mark II is a fantastic all-rounder that won't drain your savings. It boasts a 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor and an impressive DIGIC 8 image processor, ensuring exceptional photo and video quality. Its 4K video capabilities and flip-out touchscreen make it perfect for vlogging and capturing trendy TikToks. Plus, with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, sharing your shots on social media is a breeze. The downsides? Limited battery life and the absence of in-body image stabilization, but for the price, it's hard to beat.

Sony Alpha a6000

Price Range: $500-$600

The Sony Alpha a6000 is a mirrorless gem that offers incredible value for money. With a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and lightning-fast autofocus, this camera delivers stunning photos and sharp videos. Its compact size makes it ideal for on-the-go shooting, while its 11 frames per second burst mode captures every action-packed moment. While the lack of 4K video might be a downside for some, the a6000's superb image quality and versatility more than make up for it.

Nikon D3500

Price Range: $400-$500

The Nikon D3500 is a budget-friendly DSLR that packs a punch. With a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and an ergonomic design, this camera feels comfortable in your hands and produces excellent image quality. Its Guide Mode helps beginners understand the basics of photography, making it a perfect entry-level camera. While it lacks 4K video recording and touchscreen functionality, the D3500's long battery life and user-friendly interface make it a solid choice for both photo and video enthusiasts.

Panasonic Lumix G7

Price Range: $500-$600

The Panasonic Lumix G7 is a mirrorless camera that offers superb video capabilities on a budget. It features a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and shoots stunning 4K videos with impressive detail. The camera's advanced autofocus and focus peaking assist in capturing sharp footage, while its built-in Wi-Fi allows for easy sharing and remote control. The downsides? The slightly lower resolution sensor and shorter battery life, but the Lumix G7 remains a top choice for video enthusiasts.

Fujifilm X-T200

Price Range: $500-$600

The Fujifilm X-T200 is a stylish mirrorless camera that combines excellent image quality with user-friendly features. Its 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor delivers vibrant and detailed photos, while the 4K video recording capabilities ensure your videos stand out. The camera's large vari-angle touchscreen and intuitive controls make it a breeze to navigate, especially for beginners. However, some users might find the autofocus speed to be a tad slow in certain situations.


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