Looking for high quality camera with wide angle lens, flip screen and mic input for Vlogs (Please Help)

Gizmo j

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I'm not sure what my price range is but I don't want to spend to much more then I have to but i really do want it to be high quality.

I was thinking about the Nikon D5300 which is $370 for body only and buying a additional wide angle lens but I hear that this camera have bad autofocus.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FXYT12G/ref=twister_B00PHRVNKM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

I was also considering the Canon G20 camcorder but I'm not sure that has a wide angle lens.
https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Camcor...camcorder+g20&qid=1552013770&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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wrong forum.....you will get more responses posting this in the Digital cameras and video forum
 
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That new Sony looks pretty sweet. The RX0 II. No idea if it hits all the marks for a vlogger as I do not vlog. Seems like it does though. :D
 

gradoman

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That new Sony looks pretty sweet. The RX0 II. No idea if it hits all the marks for a vlogger as I do not vlog. Seems like it does though. :D
Unfortunately it doesn't have continuous auto-focus so it's not so great -- yet. Sony might release a firmware update for that feature, but who knows.

Edit: OP didn't say if this is on the go or talking head, staying still. Might work for OP w/out continuous autofocus.
 
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I recently bought the Canon hf r800 camcorder. High quality is subjective, but for it's price/class I find it was a good deal. I'd say it's a bit better quality than a phone, but not quite as good as DSLR, but DSLRs have their own drawbacks for video, such as lack of auto focus, and the time limit and no flip up screen to make sure you're actually in the picture. When I first started I got burned many times where I didn't realize I went over the 10 minute limit and it was no longer recording, or where I was not actually in frame property because I could not see. I also found that the 10 minute limit is somewhat cumulative. Even if you stop it and start a new recording, the limit eventually is only a few minutes until you switch the SD card.

As for wide angle the Canon one is not quite wide enough on it's own for vlogging, but you can get a lens for it, I recently bought one.

Lens:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B078NFSLYL/

Camera:
https://www.amazon.ca/Canon-HF-R800-Bundle-Traditional/dp/B0101S7PIK/

Not to plug my channel but if you want to see sample footage (without the lens add on, I did not make any video with it yet) you can check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/redsquirrelftw/

Most of the newer videos are shot with it. Latest 2 are probably the best samples. Or the one that says I got a new camera has various sample footage too.
 


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