Which Camera is Fit For a Blogger?

Dam! I’ve stupidly left my camera back in Thailand at my sister’s home. The post office there are funny about sending it with batteries with it and so would not take the camera on it’s own. Now, I’m looking at purchasing a new camera that does recording as well.


Technology has speedily progressed itself more than lightyears than I can travel, so I have turned to my fellow bloggers’ wisdom on which camera to get from affordable to top notch, or even a camera phone? I need to have a hard think about this before I make the purchase, so if you are like me and looking for something similar then do read on.


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Which Camera is Fit For a Blogger?


Aby: I have an iphone X which on Portrait mode is amazing – but not awesome on that mode when the subject is moving. I also have a Canon G7X which is a compact but actually quite good – it outperformed my DSLR in the dark. I also have a Panasonic Lumix G90 which is epic and shoots in 4K, So you can hold your finger down to shoot shot video clips and then later select exact frames to save as images (tilt screen not flip – so not great for vlogging if you like to make sure you’re in frame. I also have a Canon 100D Cos you can never have enough cameras.  I still mainly use my phone  xx   – youbabymemummy.com


Jemma: I have a sony cybershot HX90V. which i believe is fairly similar to the cannon g7x but not as expensive 😂. I use it for all my recording and most of my blog photos. I still use my iPhone every now and then but certainly can tell the difference. iPhone not being as good as the camera. – jemmalone.com


Lauren: I have a Nikon D3400 and a Samsung Galaxy S7. Both take great photos and video. I used to do all of my Facebook Lives on my phone, I only stopped to use a specific broadcasting software. – inspirecreateeducate.co.uk


Katy: I have a Canon G7x Mark II and I absolutely bloody love it. Simple to use, great quality, light enough to use all day!  x – katykicker.com 


Kirsty: I have a Canon 700D and wouldn’t be without it. Although it’s a pretty hefty body, the ability to change the lenses means I can make it slightly lighter while travelling with a smaller lens. You get what you pay for, and it’s a camera that will last me years. – lifewithboys.co.uk


Jade: I use my iPhone 7. I watched a few free videos on youtube to learn how to change exposure etc and my pics always come out fab  – theblogassistant.com


Ranji: I bought a mirrorless Sony A5100, love it! Much smaller than a DSLR but great quality pix. If I could have stretched my budget I’d have gone for an A6000. Now saving up for lenses. Use my iPhone for social media and small films. Have fun camera shopping! – tootingmama.com

Katie: Olympus cameras are fab! This one has Art features and movie clips – mummysdiary.co.uk


Jodie: My photography and blogging world was revolutionised when I bought the Fuji XT20. It’s a mirrorless camera, which means its smaller than a DSLR. They have a fantastic range of lenses that go down to f2, which gives dreamy blurred backgrounds on photos. It’s light enough to go round my neck all day, even when I’m pushing a buggy around! – maidenheadmum.co.uk


Helen: I recently bought Canon PowerShot SX730 HS. It’s light and takes great pictures, including selfies as it has a tilt-able screen which you can flip up and see what yourself. Perfect when the only other person available to take a shot is a toddler, or you want pictures of you. It also has the capacity for video. You can WiFi pictures directly to your phone or laptop which is handy, especially if you need to offload things to free up space on your memory card in a rush. It’s about £350 but I got it for a lot less with a combination of a sale and cash back. I love it. – welshmumwriting.com


Kelly-Anne: So many people use Canon and as much as I would love one, they are crazy money. I decided to dig my husband Samsung NX10 and I have about four different lenses. And they take so great photos which is pretty amazing. – mimiroseandme.com


Emma: I love my Panasonic Mirrorless GX7. It’s got a retro style and people always comment. But I also still take a lot of phone shots (just upgraded to a Samsung S9) and you can shoot in RAW and do manual settings with lots of phones nowadays. – bubbablueandme.com


Lucy: I have a canon m100 and absolutely love it. It’s really small and compact, takes great photos and videos, has a flip screen for selfies and has wi fi so you can upload your pics instantly to social media. It was a Xmas present from hubby and I let him do all the research and pick and he did a fab job. It’s white which I think looks quite stylish and different from others on the market. – mommamack.com


Faith: I have a Sony A5000, being mirrorless it’s not bulky like a DSLR. Great picture and has a functionality to transfer to phone straight away. You can also use your phone or tablet as a remote control to take photos. – raisingmoonbows.com


Jennifer: I love my Nikon D3300, I take it almost everywhere with and have recently started filming on it too. If you go for an iPhone I would suggest an 8 or above, I very rarely use my phone for photography anymore as it’s so inferior to many. – mymummyspennies.com


Leah: I saved really hard for a Canon G7x MarkII and I’m so pleased I got it. I have a Canon 5D MarkII too and I will always go to that for special photos. But it’s so big that it’s almost impossible with 2 young children to take it with me or grab for it when I want to take photos. I love the G7x for filming, but also for taking photos as I can send them over to my phone making it quick and easy to load and share on the internet. And the best thing is it fits in my pocket. – homefamilylife.co.uk

Christy: I have a Nikon D3400 DSLR and it does take amazing pictures, however I find getting the right settings quite fiddly, as I’m not that knowledgable or experienced a photographer. It’s also quite bulky. I recently bought an iPhone X and I am blown away by the quality of the photos it takes for simple point and click phone pictures. I also love the new portrait setting. I’ve been using my iPhone for my blog pics for about a month and the DSLR is gathering dust. I can carry it in my pocket and whip it out and have a photo or a video running in half a second. It’s just so easy and convenient, but it is more expensive than a proper camera. I would say that if you have the time and want to really get the best then I’d recommend my Nikon D3400. If you want convenience but still good quality, I love my iPhone. – welshmum.co.uk



So what do you think? There are so many choices. What do you suggest I should get? Or do you have your own camera collection you’d to add to the list? Do let me know in the comment below.

Su x

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  1. 05/06/2018 / 1:29 pm

    Thanks for including my thoughts. I’m currently without my camera too. Its off to get fixed after I dropped it but is going to cost around£250. Not sure it’s worth it as it did work, it just needed tape to hold the viewfinder cover on.

  2. 08/06/2018 / 6:47 am

    I use my son’s phone whenever I need a good photo for my blog. I’m usually too lazy to bother and I just take pictures with my lousy phone! These days, phone cameras are just as good as a DSLR.


  3. 08/06/2018 / 10:30 am

    Some great advice here. I’m completely ignorant about different cameras as I always just use phone pictures. I think on that front my husband’s Samsung 7 seems to take better pictures than my OnePlus 3 (however that could be down to the user!) #FabFridayPost

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:08 pm

      I have a Samsung 7 too! But an old one. It’s pot luck for me. Sometimes it works really well, sometimes it is useless. lol!

  4. 08/06/2018 / 12:19 pm

    I’ve always used my iphone and a few photo apps to tidy things up afterwards. The most important things is that it’s portable, easy to use and works for whatever style of photography you’ve got. (Point, click , pray in my case!) There’s no point having a camera you’re not sure how to use and keep forgetting to take out of the house 🙂

  5. 08/06/2018 / 3:47 pm

    Fabulous advice from ladies with fabulous blogs! One of these days, I’ll move to a new home that has some natural light that is decent for taking some blog-worthy photos!
    Thanks for sharing! #FabFridayPost

  6. 08/06/2018 / 10:50 pm

    Hi, I currently use my phone with apps but would love a camera so this post is really helpful #fabfridaypost

  7. Mother of 3
    09/06/2018 / 4:31 pm

    I rarely use the camera on my phone because it is not compatible with my computer and that makes it hard to share photos to my blog. I have a Large Nikon that I use most of the time but I also have a small point and shoot camera that fits in my back pocket for things like a day at an amusement park where my bulky camera would get in the way. #FabFridayPost

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:16 pm

      I know that’s the down point of having a big camera. And the weight of it too is just too much after a long day. x

  8. 10/06/2018 / 1:22 am

    I would love to invest in a ‘proper’ camera for blogging. Ive got myeye on the Cannon GX7 #FabFridayPost

  9. 11/06/2018 / 12:33 pm

    Ah that must have been so frustrating! I use my old Samsung Galaxy S5 when I am out and about and when I know I am going somewhere special I take my Nikon D3000 which my brother got for free for me and he repaired it. #FabFridayPost

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:20 pm

      Yes! That Nikon D3000 is the one I left in Thailand. :'( I’m just got my phone now Samsung Galaxy J2. Not as good as the camera but well… let me cry some more…

  10. 13/06/2018 / 12:58 pm

    These are some fabulous choices and I have some major camera envy going on over here. I currently use the Olympus Pen EPL 8 and I absolutely love it! I plan on getting some new lenses for it soon so I can get it to work even better for some of my photography. But really it does everything I could ask for.

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:21 pm

      Oh! Thank you very much for your suggestion. I must check out the Olympus Pen EPL 8 too! 🙂 x

  11. 13/06/2018 / 3:31 pm

    Oh lots of great suggestions – there is so much choice these days and even the mobile phone cameras can be amazing!! Is it wrong that I have no idea what camera I have – blogger fail !!!

  12. 13/06/2018 / 5:47 pm

    We’ve been looking at a vlogging camera and have been looking at the Cannon GX7. We used our Go Pro while travelling, but would like something a bit more suited for capturing our memories on film that aren’t underwater or action packed.

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:24 pm

      Oh! Now everyone is at Cannon GX7. I must check that out. Yes, I’ve heard a lot about Go Pro. I didn’t know that it can’t be used like a normal camera. Good to know. Thank you. x

  13. 14/06/2018 / 1:36 pm

    Some fab suggestions there! I have the Samsung S9 plus and the camera on it is fab and it copes really well in low light conditions too. I hope that you can choose a good camera soon.

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:25 pm

      Oh! I must check that out too. I have a Samsung phone but an old one. I think it’s time to upgrade.

  14. 14/06/2018 / 3:34 pm

    Oh it’s impossible to choose isn’t it?? I am looking to upgrade my phone and I’d love to get the iPhone X! The portrait mode looks really fab! Good luck with your decision x

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:27 pm

      Oh my! There are so many choices out there it is so mind boggling! lol! Thank you for your suggestion. I will have a look. x

  15. 14/06/2018 / 8:44 pm

    I’m eyeing up a new camera at the moment as I want to take my photography up a notch. I have a Canon 700d at the moment, which I’ve had for 2 years and I’ve absolutely loved, and it’s taken me from shooting on auto, through to aperture priority, to manual. But it’s a cropped sensor, and I do like to shoot in low light, so I’m craving a full frame camera. I’m weighing up between the Canon 6D and the 5D – there’s quite a price difference between the two though!

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:29 pm

      Wow! You are a prob. I’m so impressed. I will need to look into that too. Thank you for your suggestions. xx

  16. 14/06/2018 / 11:21 pm

    There are so many great cameras out there to choose from. When I got my blogging one I went for a Panasonic Lumix CSC as I didn’t want anything too bulky. Now I tend to be using my new Huawei phone as the camera is ace. Mich x

    • 15/06/2018 / 2:31 pm

      Oh! That’s new. I haven’t heard of Huawei phone before. I must check it out. Thank you for your suggestions x

  17. 17/06/2018 / 10:25 am

    I have a GX7 but its broken which means I cant shoot at night, its not under warranty and will cost a bomb to fix, so I figure it maybe time for a new camera.. (Like I need an excuse). Thanks for the ideas I will have to check some of them out x

  18. 18/06/2018 / 4:04 pm

    Great post! I have five cameras and love each of them for their own individual reasons. My Nikon D700 and D90 take the best photos, but my Olympus PEN is the easiest to throw in a bag and use on the go!

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