When you ask for suggestions around a good vlogging camera, you always get suggestion to go with either Sony Vlogging Camera or Canon Vlogging Camera. However some vloggers use Best Nikon Vlogging cameras as well and they seems perfectly happy with it.
Best Nikon Vlogging Cameras in 2020
In this article, I will mention some of the best performing nikon vlogging cameras to buy.
Nikon COOLPIX A900 Digital Camera
Nikon has been a big brand in the niche of digital cameras and Nikon DSLRs and optical zoom digital cameras has been the apple of the eyes of every professional photographer.
The fact it:
It does not matter whether you want a camera for professional purposes e.g. commercial photography for different businesses or ceremonies, or you need it for personal use e.g. travel photography, a Nikon camera can always do the job for you.
This camera positions itself in the sweet spot between professional photography and personal photography.
Here are the pros and cons.
- 20 Megapixels 1/2.3” BSI CMOS Sensor
- Nikkor Lens
- 35x Optical Zoom
- One of the best point and shoot cameras.
- Poor quality battery.
- Screen is not touch sensitive.
This camera comes with a small sensor and that too is not touch sensitive, but it is blessed with a BSI CMOS sensor and I’ll tell you why that’s a great deal.
Basically, it is mixed bag of everything. Let us take a look at all the pros and cons one by one.
20 Megapixels 1/2.3” BSI CMOS Sensor
Yes, you can complain about the size of the sensor and with short size comes problems because cameras with bigger sensors have better results to give.
BSI sensor is Back-Illuminated Sensor and uses a unique set up of imaging elements and thus increases the amount of light and give you better results in low-light situation.
Nikkor f/3.4-6.9ED Lens
This camera comes equipped with one of the best Nikon lens for medium range cameras. This is an ED lens, so it is really good to have it with 20MP sensor.
The quality of ED lens is a bit complicated to understand. These lens prevent color fringing and you do not get to notice chromatic aberration in the background while shooting very bright objects.
35x Optical Zoom
First of all, it is an optical zoom and not the digital zoom, so it produces better quality images. And the fact that it is a 35x zoom which you do not mostly get with small size cameras, make it even better.
It is just 15x short of 50x optical zoom lens that you get with high quality and high price DSLR or mirrorless cameras.
Bigger optical zoom means that you get zoom in the objects with great clarity, while they are actually at a big distance from you.
One of the best point and shoot camera
This is one of the pros that has got nothing do with technical specs, but with the feelings of the customers who bought this camera from Amazon.
They say that they’ve been using this for a while and this camera is no doubt one of the best point and shoot cameras.
From lens type to 35x optical zoom to BSI sensor, everything makes it a best point and shoot camera that you can get for its price.
Everything is not so rosy about this camera. For starters it has a poor quality that will drain faster for no reason and then take 2 hours+ to full charge and the sensor is not a touch one so you will have to use buttons.
Nikon Coolpix W100 Digital Camera
If mediocrity bites you and you’re done with products that look a lot like 100 to 1000 other products and you want to try something new and different, then Nikon Coolpix W100 is exactly for you.
It looks like a standard point and shoot camera, but it is waterproof and shockproof.
It comes with many attractions and accessories as well as unique features such as Nikon SnapBridge Wi-Fi and Bluetooth system.
The camera is freeze-proof as well – at least to a certain extent. This also helps with keeping the battery alive when the user is at a high altitude where there is lot of snow and temperature is in minus.
Here is the list of all pros and cons.
- Waterproof, shockproof & freeze-proof
- 1/3.1” 13.2MP CMOS Sensor
- Digital image Stabilization
- 7” LCD Display
- Only 3x Optical zoom
- Not 100% Waterproof – Even at Prescribed Depth
This is a really different camera. Except it sucks on digital zoom. I mean 3x zoom is nothing short of a good joke.
People can laugh on this, but if this is what you need you can go for it. I find it pretty annoying and kind of “rubbing in your face” annoying because it is so expensive.
Funniest part is the waterproof thing. It is claimed that this camera is waterproof to 33 feet and yet people have reported that at a mere 10 to 20 feet water leaked inside the camera and rendered it useless.
The pros of this camera are promising. Let us take a look.
Made for Sports
Irrespective of whether it is really waterproof or not and if it is, to what extent, this seems to be a camera made for sportsmen,
You can hike to snow-capped hills and battery will not die because it is freeze-proof. You can accidently drop it and it will not break because it is shock proof.
And take your photos in swimming pool and water would not cause any damage.
Yes, the size of this sensor is bordering on small sensors, but it is not small; it is adequate.
And it is a CMOS sensor. These are the best in terms of circuitry budget and better results in low light settings.
Digital Image Stabilization
I remember that Amazon customer’s review and he said something like this. The damned camera does not have digital image stabilization and thus the video looked like as if my drunken uncle Jack made it while try to dance.
No such issue with this one. It has digital image stabilization so you would have a very stable video and there will be no shaking and stuttering there.
7” LCD Display
Yes, it is a big LCD display for a camera this small and smart. And it is good because a big display gives you something like WYSIWYG. You get to see what you’re recording.
Apart from these pros, this Amazon deal comes with not only camera but Transcend memory card, Sunpack selfie stick, memory card case, camera case/bag, floating foam camera strap and microfiber cleaning cloth etc.
It’s a take it or leave it deal with its own package of pros and cons.