The best Canon cameras and lenses for vlogging

Find the ideal Canon vlogging cameras and lenses to elevate your content and deliver superb video quality.
The screen of a Canon PowerShot V10 shows a smiling woman with a guitar recording a vlog.

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 message and the style are up to you, but the Canon vlogging cameras and lenses 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, plus livestreaming capabilities, 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 and lenses for anyone getting started in vlogging or ready to step up to the next level – read on to find out why.

A group of people smile and pose while looking at a Canon PowerShot V10 held by the person on the left.

The Canon PowerShot V10 is portable and easy to use, and it's designed for vlogging, with stereo microphones, a tilt screen and even a built-in stand.

A user holds a Canon PowerShot V10 in one hand and a smartphone with the Canon Camera Connect app transferring files from the camera in the other.

With built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Canon PowerShot V10 makes it easy to share your vlogs with your followers. Install the free Canon Camera Connect app on your smartphone and you can use it to transfer and upload your videos, and even control the PowerShot V10 remotely.

1. Canon PowerShot V10

Canon's smallest and easiest-to-use vlogging camera, featuring a built-in stand

  • Sensor: 13.1MP CMOS 1-inch1
  • AF system: Continuous AF with subject tracking
  • Screen: 5cm tilting touchscreen
  • Image stabilisation (in movie modes): Movie Digital IS or Auto Level
  • Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • Audio: Built-in stereo microphones and microphone input
  • Stand: Built-in stand
  • Movies: Vertical movie aspect available
  • Weight: 211g

The Canon PowerShot V10's simple controls, compact design and fully automatic modes make it easy to get started in vlogging, and it also offers a Manual mode and a range of advanced creative features when you're ready to take things further. Lightweight and compact enough to fit effortlessly into your pocket, it'll go wherever you go and be ready for on-the-fly vlogging or livestreaming when inspiration strikes.

If you're new to vlogging, you can take advantage of the PowerShot V10's Auto movie mode, Smooth Skin movie mode, and Face Tracking autofocus. The PowerShot V10 can record up to 4K UHD video at 30fps and Full HD at 60fps, and its ultra-wide 6.6mm f/2.8 lens (35mm-equivalent focal length 19mm) lets in plenty of light when shooting indoors or later in the day and produces a shallow depth of field. There's a flip-out screen so you can easily check your framing when vlogging to camera, and a built-in stereo microphone for excellent sound quality plus a 3.5mm microphone jack if you want to use an external mic such as the Canon Stereo Microphone DM-E100.

Unlike your smartphone, the PowerShot V10 features a built-in stand which can be adjusted for both high- and low-angle shooting, with no need for a tripod (although it has a standard tripod mount, so it's ready for you to use one if you wish).

The PowerShot V10 is designed to make sharing as simple as shooting, using the free Canon Camera Connect app on your smartphone. It is also compatible with the image.canon cloud service, so you can upload your content to the cloud automatically and forward it to web services such as Google Drive™ and YouTube.

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.

2. 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
  • Image stabilisation: 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.

A Canon EOS R50 on a tripod positioned on top of a table to record a woman in a pink jumpsuit surrounded by crafting tools.

The Canon EOS R50 is compatible with RF lenses (and also EF lenses via a choice of EF-EOS R Mount Adapters), giving you a huge range of creative options. Use a fast prime lens like the Canon RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM for a super-shallow depth of field and a cinematic look, or go ultra-wide with the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens to capture your surroundings even if you're relatively close to the camera.

A plate of food sits next to a Canon EOS R50 on a tripod on a table, while a person holds a smartphone in their hand, displaying the same image as the camera's screen.

The EOS R50 also works with the free Canon Camera Connect app, which you can use to share content to your social channels as well as to control the camera remotely.

3. Canon EOS R50

A lightweight 4K Canon vlogging camera with interchangeable lenses for filming at home or on the move

  • Sensor: 24.2MP CMOS APS-C format
  • AF system: Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with Eye/Face Detection and Tracking AF (people, animals and vehicles)
  • Screen: 7.5cm, 1.62M dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen
  • Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160) oversampled from 6K
  • Lens system: RF and RF-S lenses; EF and EF-S lenses via mount adapters
  • Viewfinder: 2.36M dot OLED colour electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • Audio: Built-in stereo microphones; microphone input
  • Movie self-timer mode: 2 seconds, 10 seconds, remote
  • Movies: Vertical movie aspect available
  • Weight: 375g

With its 24.2MP APS-C sensor, the EOS R50 is powerful enough to create high-quality, uncropped 4K content at home, and is lightweight enough for vlogging on the move. Thanks to its compact design, fully articulating vari-angle touchscreen and intuitive controls, the EOS R50 is also easy to use in whatever situation your inspiration demands.

Ready to take things to the next level? The EOS R50 features Canon's latest intelligent autofocusing system, with Eye, Face, Head and Body tracking in video, and a dedicated product demos mode to ensure that focus switches reliably between you and any products you're showcasing.

The EOS R50 shoots 4K video, oversampled from the 6K sensor for maximum quality, plus Full HD 120fps for cinematic slow-motion effects. You can shoot footage ready for social thanks to the EOS R50's vertical, 9:16 recording format and Wi-Fi connectivity. As well as a multi-function shoe for powering accessories, the EOS R50 has micro-HDMI and a 3.5mm stereo jack for connecting accessories such as monitors and microphones.

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. It's shown here with a Canon DM-E1D stereo microphone and tripod grip HG-100TBR (both sold separately).

4. Canon EOS R10

Canon's best vlogging camera for 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 frame2, 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. It features a vari-angle touchscreen for more versatility and seeing yourself while shooting, so 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.

5. Canon EOS R7

The ideal Canon vlogging camera 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 frame2, 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-stops3 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 Canon EOS R8 camera is set up on a tripod.

The Canon EOS R8 can deliver impressive UHD 4K 60p quality video thanks to its 24.2MP full-frame sensor and DIGIC X processor.

6. Canon EOS R8

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

  • Sensor: 24.2MP CMOS full-frame
  • AF system: Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with Eye/Face Detection and Tracking AF (people, animals and vehicles) and detection down to EV -6.5
  • Screen: 7.5cm, 1.62M dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen
  • Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • Lens system: 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; headphones output
  • Movie self-timer mode: 2 seconds, 10 seconds, remote
  • Movies: Vertical movie aspect available
  • Weight: 461g

A full-frame camera such as the Canon EOS R8 is a great way to expand your creative horizons. Its large 35mm sensor provides increased performance in challenging and changing lighting conditions, as well as giving you more control over depth of field with enhanced bokeh, which can help add to the mood and atmosphere of your content.

The Canon EOS R8 has a particularly strong feature set for video, making the most of its 24.2MP sensor and DIGIC X processor to deliver the ultimate in UHD 4K 60p quality (oversampled at 6K), along with Full HD 1080p at up to 180 frames per second for super-slow-motion. You can also shoot longer-form content without watching the clock, as the EOS R8 gives you the ability to record up to two hours of video in a single take, at frame rates of up to 30p.

For vlogging on the go the Canon EOS R8 features Movie Digital IS, which keeps everything steady and avoids the jitters for handheld movie capture, based on 5-axis image stabilization that counteracts shake in any and every direction. The effectiveness is further enhanced when using lenses that feature optical image stabilisation.

As well as a crystal-clear OLED viewfinder, the camera features a large vari-angle touchscreen at the rear. It’s fully articulated, so you can see exactly what you’re doing as you’re presenting to camera. And to keep your vlogs connected to the world at large, the EOS R8 features built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB-C connectivity.

Linking via USB-C is particularly useful for livestreaming, while further connectivity bonuses include sockets for both a stereo mic and stereo headphones, plus a mini-HDMI port. The EOS R8 also features a Multi-function shoe that gives you the option of mounting and directly connecting to Android smartphones via the Canon AD-P1 Smartphone Adapter, or for using the specialist DM-E1D Directional Stereo Microphone. All in all, the Canon EOS R8 is a vlogging force to be reckoned with.

A woman in a pink dress holds a Canon camera with a Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens in front of her using a tripod grip, smiling into the lens.

The Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is the ideal vlogging lens for APS-C cameras, with one of the widest angles available combined with an incredibly light weight and compact form.

If you opt for one of the cameras here with interchangeable lenses, there are many Canon lenses that are great for vlogging, combining wide fields of view with outstanding image quality.

For APS-C cameras such as the EOS R50, EOS R10 and EOS R7, the Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is an ideal choice for long days on the go. This light and compact lens will give you sharp, stable video when capturing handheld, and is an ideal first lens for carrying out and about, taking you from wide-angle shots to tighter portraits.

The new Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is a compact ultra-wide-angle lens for APS-C cameras that combines an immensely large viewing angle with an incredibly small build. A major bonus of the ultra-wide-angle field of view is that you can present to camera while filling the rest of the frame with an expansive background, literally putting yourself in the wider context of the scene. And image stabilisation means that you can shoot on the move and also achieve steady footage when stationary even when working handheld.

If using a full-frame camera such as the EOS R8, then 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.

Choosing the best vlogging camera

As part of Canon's complete range of vlogging cameras, the cameras here are all suitable for anyone getting started in vlogging or ready to step up to the next level, including the dedicated, easy-to-use all-in-one PowerShot V10 through to versatile cameras with interchangeable lenses such as the EOS R50 and others.

Want to take vlogging even further? Find out about content creator Alexandra Andreeva's first experience of shooting video with the full-frame Canon EOS R84, and how she used the camera to create a video haiku4. If you want to move into the world of full-scale video production, take a look also at our guide to the best cameras and lenses for YouTube videos4.

Written by Jeff Meyer and Peter Wolinski and Matthew Richards

  1. Approx. 13.1MP movie recording, approx. 15.2MP still photo shooting.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Available in selected languages only.

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