The best Canon cameras for vlogging

Find out how these great Canon vlogging cameras can make it easy to bring your vlog to life, with lots of control and stunning video quality.
A person vlogging with a Canon EOS R10. In the background is an orange tree laden with fruit.

Vlogging is a great way for people to really get to know you – and to film a vlog, you need a vlogging camera. Whether you want to become an influencer with thousands of social followers and YouTube subscribers, or simply want to have fun documenting your hobby or your holiday adventures, there are so many ways to get creative and show the real you with a vlog. It's true that there are already many vloggers out there, but friendly, creative individuals with a strong message will always find a way to be heard.

Now, the friendliness and message are up to you. But when it comes to the best vlogging cameras Canon offers, those listed here will make it fun and easy for you to bring your ideas to life, while giving you the video quality and creative control you need to create a polished vlog. All these Canon vlogging cameras have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so you can share your videos and pictures instantly by wirelessly transferring your creations to your smart device to upload to social media.

Here are the best Canon vlogging cameras – read on to find out why.

An outdoor product shot of a Canon EOS R10 camera, with mic and mini tripod attached, set up for video recording.

The Canon EOS R10 has been built with adventurous creators in mind. Weighing just 429g, it's the perfect kitbag companion for travel vloggers and those who shoot handheld and on the go.

1. Canon EOS R10

Canon’s best vlogging camera for beginners and casual social media creators

  • Sensor: 24.2MP APS-C format
  • AF system: Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye, Face, Animal and Vehicle tracking
  • Screen: 7.6cm, 1.04M dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen
  • Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160); 6K (Oversampled)
  • Lens system: RF-S lenses; RF lenses (with 1.6x crop factor); EF and EF-S lenses via mount adapters
  • Viewfinder: 2.36M dot Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 0.95x magnification
  • Audio: Built-in microphone featuring internal noise reduction; microphone input
  • Movie self-timer mode: 2 seconds, 10 seconds, remote
  • Movies: Vertical movie aspect available
  • Weight: 429g

Whether you're an enthusiastic videographer with a burgeoning social media account, or a beginner looking for the best vlogging camera to start your YouTube career, the Canon EOS R10 has you covered. An affordable entry-point into Canon’s mirrorless EOS R System, the EOS R10 gives you access to Canon's pro-level RF mount, for lightning-fast autofocusing using bespoke RF-S lenses. These include the affordable and compact Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, an ideal general-purpose lens for getting started with the mirrorless system.

Canon's intelligent deep-learning AF enables the EOS R10 to effortlessly track eyes and faces across 100% of the frame1, so whatever the lighting conditions, you'll always be the centre of attention. To ensure your pets don’t get left out, the EOS R10 can track animals too.

Its 24.2MP APS-C sensor provides the quality you'll need to ensure your content looks incredible, offering 4K at up to 60p with no limit on recording time. For cinematic slow-mo, the EOS R10 records 120fps in Full HD, while its vertical shooting modes output social-ready footage for Instagram Stories and TikTok.

The EOS R10 has been designed with handheld vloggers in mind. Weighing in at only 429g and featuring a vari-angle touchscreen for more versatility and to see yourself while shooting, you can vlog at arm's length all day. Pair it with the lightweight and compact Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STMa great lens for beginner vloggers – for crisp, clear ultra-wide views. Note that using an RF lens designed for a full-frame camera on a camera with an APS-C sensor will, in effect, increase the reach of the lens by a factor of 1.6x, which means that the subject will fill a larger proportion of your frame.

In the past, even some of the best vlogging cameras for YouTubers and creators have needed external microphones. However, the EOS R10 comes with a built-in microphone that automatically reduces internal camera noise for clean audio, ideal for vlogging on the fly.

A woman, with her back to the camera, holding a Canon EOS R7, with a mic attached, in her outstretched hand.

With a 32.5MP sensor and the same sophisticated autofocusing system that's used in professional Canon cameras such as the EOS R5 and EOS R5 C, the EOS R7 is a fantastic option for creators looking to take their content to the next level.

2. Canon EOS R7

For digital content creators and enthusiasts wanting pro-level features

  • Sensor: 32.5MP APS-C format
  • AF system: Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye, Face, Animal and Vehicle tracking
  • In-body Image Stabilizer (IBIS): Yes
  • Screen: 7.6cm, 1.62M dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen
  • Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160); 7K (Oversampled)
  • Storage: Dual SD card slots
  • Viewfinder: 2.36M dot EVF with 1.15x magnification
  • Lens system: RF-S lenses; RF lenses (with 1.6x crop factor); EF and EF-S lenses via mount adapters
  • Audio: Built-in microphone featuring internal noise reduction; microphone input
  • Movie self-timer mode: 2 seconds, 10 seconds, remote
  • Movies: Vertical move aspect available
  • Weight: 539g

If you're an experienced digital content creator or you're simply looking to level up your vlog's content to make it stand out, a pro-quality EOS R System APS-C camera such as the Canon EOS R7 is the perfect companion. Combining its 32.5MP sensor with the RF lens mount, which gives access to Canon's range of pro-standard RF lenses, or your existing EF-S and EF lenses, the EOS R7 will give your content the clean, professional edge you need in order to stand out on YouTube or Instagram. Benefiting from the same intelligent autofocus as the EOS R10, the EOS R7 uses 527 AF zones (651 for stills) to track subjects, faces and eyes across 100% of the frame1, ensuring every second of your video content stays sharp.

Aimed at forward-looking, independent content creators, the EOS R7 delivers 4K resolution at 60p and 7K oversampled video at 30p, providing incredible detail when scaling down to 4K. With Canon Log 3 internal recording, you also get a huge amount of creative flexibility in post-production.

With 5-axis IBIS built in, the EOS R7 is designed with stable handheld shooting in mind, even in the poorest light and with non-IS lenses. When paired with an IS-equipped RF lens such as the versatile Canon RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM, which combines a wide viewing angle with a bright maximum aperture, the EOS R7 offers up to 7-stops2 of image stabilisation for smooth, shake-free content, even if you're shooting while walking.

Both dust- and water-resistant, the EOS R7 also features dual card slots with simultaneous recording to ensure all your footage is backed up. All of these features make the EOS R7 ideal for adventurous creators who never know what conditions they might be shooting in.

Like the EOS R10, the EOS R7 also features a vari-angle LCD touchscreen for handheld vlogging and a built-in microphone with internal noise reduction, delivering audio that matches the quality of your video.

A woman in a pale blue jacket looking at the vari-angle touchscreen of a Canon EOS RP mounted on a tripod.

The EOS RP's 26.2MP CMOS sensor works incredibly well in low light, while the vari-angle LCD touchscreen gives you a clear view of your subject.

3. Canon EOS RP

A powerful full-frame mirrorless camera for vloggers wanting new creative opportunities

  • Sensor: 26.2MP CMOS full-frame
  • AF system: Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Face and Eye tracking and detection down to EV -5
  • Screen: 7.5cm, 1.04M Dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen
  • Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • Lens system: Canon's professional RF lenses; RF-S lenses; EF and EF-S lenses via mount adapters
  • Viewfinder: 2.36M Dot OLED Colour EVF
  • Audio: Built-in stereo microphones; microphone input
  • Movie self-timer mode: 2 seconds, 10 seconds, remote
  • Movies: Vertical movie aspect available
  • Weight: 485g

A full-frame camera such as the Canon EOS RP is a great way to expand your creative horizons once you've got a little experience under your belt. Its large and highly sensitive 35mm sensor provides increased performance in challenging and changing lighting conditions, as well as giving you more control over depth of field, which can help adjust the mood and atmosphere of your content.

The EOS RP features all the tools you'll need to push your boundaries, such as Canon’s intelligent AF system, which can detect and track faces and eyes, combined with advanced, fast-focusing RF lenses to keep your content looking sleek and sharp, all the way up to 4K. It's the perfect body for mounting a fast and affordable ultra-wide-angle RF lens such as the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM, which has been designed for vloggers and creative content makers.

The lightweight RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM, which has a half-macro feature for beautifully blurred backgrounds, or the versatile RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, a smooth and quiet ultra-wide zoom, would also be excellent choices. Both lenses feature built-in image stabilisation to keep handheld video steady.

You'll find the same intuitive user interface and menu layout on the EOS RP as you would with any other Canon digital camera. There are 23 custom functions which can be mapped to its Fn buttons, and the Canon Photo Companion app will take you through what each of your camera functions can do. What's more, all the camera's pro features come in a small and light body, meaning the EOS RP can be used for handheld content creation all day long.

A man in a beige jumper and glasses looking in the vari-angle screen of a Canon M50 Mark II camera.

Celebrity baker and vlogger Matt Adlard used the Canon EOS M50 Mark II to capture his striking food creations.

An assortment of kit arranged in a square shape, including the EOS M50 Mark II, lenses, a flash and a microphone.

For creative flexibility, the EOS M50 Mark II can use EF and EF-S lenses with a Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, but the compact, dedicated Canon EF-M lenses are perfect for vlogging.

4. Canon EOS M50 Mark II

A versatile mirrorless Canon camera designed for both indoor and outdoor use

  • Sensor: 24.1MP APS-C format
  • Screen: 7.5cm Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • AF system: Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Face and Object Tracking
  • Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • Lens system: Dedicated small, lightweight EF-M lenses; EF and EF-S lens compatibility with a Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.
  • Audio: Microphone input
  • Movie self timer mode: 2 seconds, 10 seconds, remote
  • Movies: Vertical movie aspect available

The Canon EOS M50 Mark II has been developed with video – and vlogging in particular – in mind. For starters, the EOS M50 Mark II offers up to 143 autofocus points (depending on the lens in use) with Dual Pixel AF that features face and object tracking. Select a subject from anywhere inside nearly the entire frame, don't drag your finger, you just touch where you want to focus to move the AF point or create a professional pull focus effect.

The EOS M50 Mark II is great at filming in low light. When shooting in 4K, the camera offers sensitivity up to ISO 6400, which means that you can count on clear footage with accurate colours whether you're filming yourself unboxing products in your lamp-lit bedroom at night or walking through the streets of a capital city in the bright midday sun. If you don't need to shoot in 4K, then shooting at HD quality enables you to push that ISO range from 100 all the way up to 25,600, which means you can film in moonlight and people will still be able to see your face!

With the fully-articulating, Vari-Angle screen, you can quickly flip it round and frame yourself on the go for those quick pieces to camera when strolling through your local food market or hiking the Appalachian Trail. The EOS M50 Mark II's stellar AF system places a square over your face to show that you're in focus, and the in-camera Movie Digital IS helps ensure steady footage even when you're shooting handheld.

There is also a stereo microphone built-in, plus a 3.5mm stereo mini jack for attaching an external microphone. And with the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens mounted, the EOS M50 Mark II sits nicely in your hand. This means you can film yourself at arm's length without getting tired.

A man in a big overcoat filming himself with the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III on a handheld gimbal.

Videographer and photographer Jamie James put the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III to the test in his outdoor shoot.

A Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III on a turquoise mat, with an external microphone and remote control.

Don't let sound let you down. The PowerShot G7 X Mark III features a 3.5mm socket for an external microphone, meaning your incredible video quality will be matched by impeccable audio.

5. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

The pocket-sized, out and about Canon vlogging camera

  • Sensor: 20.1MP Stacked CMOS 1.0
  • Screen: 7.5cm Tilting Touchscreen
  • AF system: Continuous AF with Face and Object Tracking 31-point AF; 4-stop lens shift type IS, Intelligent IS with 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS & Auto Level
  • Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • Filter: ND filter built-in
  • Movies: Vertical movie aspect available

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a pocket-size, large-sensor compact camera with a built-in 24-100mm (equivalent) f/1.8-2.8 lens. The combination of light weight and large sensor make it a beast for vloggers and the best camera for YouTube vlogging on the move. You can put it in your pocket and take it with you wherever you go – it'll take whatever life throws your way. The built-in lens is lightning quick, which means you'll never miss a moment, and the flip-up screen makes framing yourself on the go a total breeze.

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III gives you a huge focal range with tons of reach. So at a sports event, for example, you can take in the whole scene before zooming right in to the 100mm end of the focal range to capture the action. Then zoom back out, flip up the touchscreen, press the screen and record your reaction!

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III also boasts a superb face detection and tracking mode. This means you can move around freely, throw your hands up in the air in excitement and show your reaction to what's going on, all without worrying that your face will drop out of the zone of sharpness.

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III performs superbly in all light conditions, whether it's blazing sunshine or a lamp-lit bedroom, which makes it a perfect out and about camera.

You'll be able to capture incredibly steady movie footage even at full zoom, and even when panning or on the move, thanks to the 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS to counteract camera shake.

6. Best Canon lenses for vlogging

There are many Canon lenses that are great for vlogging, combining wide fields of view with outstanding image quality. The affordable, ultra-wide Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a great first lens for beginner vloggers, offering superb creative opportunities for content creators who want to capture interior shots as well as big views. The RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM, meanwhile, combines wide viewing angles with a bright maximum aperture and internal stabilisation, while the RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM offers a versatile focal range to suit your needs, from ultra-wide angles for handheld vlogging to narrower angles when you need a little extra reach. The compact, retractable and lightweight Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is also an ideal choice for long days on the go.

Written by Jeff Meyer and Peter Wolinski

  1. Applicable when subject frame is shown while tracking and a compatible lens is attached to the camera while the full-range AF is active, or the subject is detected successfully in another area mode.
  2. 7-stops based on the CIPA standard with Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens at a focal length of 150mm.

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