A company that is well-known for consumer electronics is the Samsung corporation, however, it is not as well known that Samsung also makes a variety of cameras for both still photography and videography. In today's connected world, having a camera that can easily connect to other devices, such as a laptop, smartphone or TV screen is often a necessity and keeping to the same electronics brand can often more easily facilitate that connectivity. Since Samsung is a dominant player in the smartphone, laptop, and display screen markets, choosing a Samsung camera for one's vlogging endeavours and for maximum compatibility with devices that many already have in the home seems to be a natural choice. So what's the best Samsung camera for vlogging? Let's take a look.
Samsung Camera Categories
Samsung offers a few different camera ranges including a basic camera category for the non-professional photographer or videographer (cameras with model numbers beginning with 'WB') as well as a more professional DSLR-type of camera with its interchangeable lenses under the NX brand. However, only a subset of these cameras possesses the characteristics necessary for being a good vlogging camera. These characteristics are outlined below.
What to look for in a Samsung Vlogging Camera
Some of these characteristics, such as the presence of USB and HDMI connection ports, optical or lens-shift stabilisation, as well as integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, can be found on almost all Samsung cameras, allowing us to concentrate on and differentiate between cameras using the other characteristics that make a camera a good vlogging device. One of those characteristics is video resolution with some cameras shooting at a paltry 720p, while the majority of Samsung cameras can shoot in 1080p video, and a couple even at 4K resolution. In the case of Selfie screens, only some Samsung cameras have a true 180° rotatable display screen, while the others have either a fixed screen or one that can tilt only partially. Samsung cameras have a range of different sensor sizes from the small consumer grade 1/2.3" sensor to the larger and more professional APS-C type image sensor. Finally, most Samsung cameras can be powered continuously via their USB port connections, however, the camera's battery usually needs to be installed and fully charged otherwise energy-intensive camera operations can cause the camera to switch off unexpectedly.
Vlogging Features of the Samsung Camera Family
|Model No.||Optical Image Stabil.|
|WB35F||720p||Mono||USB, HDMI||1/2.3"||1||16.2 MP|
|WB50F||720p||Mono||USB, HDMI||1/2.3"||1||16.2 MP|
|WB350F||1080p||Mono||USB, HDMI||1/2.3"||1||16.3 MP|
|WB1100F||720p||Mono||USB, HDMI||1/2.3"||1||16.2 MP|
|WB2200F||1080p||Stereo||USB, HDMI||1/2.3"||1||16.4 MP|
|EX2F||1080p||Stereo||USB, HDMI||1/1.7"||1||12.4 MP|
|NX mini||1080p||Mono||USB, HDMI||1.0"||1||20.5 MP|
|NX1||4K||Tilt-only||Stereo||USB, HDMI||APS-C||1||28.2 MP|
|NX20||1080p||Stereo||USB, HDMI||APS-C||20.3 MP|
|NX30||1080p||Stereo||USB, HDMI||APS-C||1||20.3 MP|
|NX200||1080p||Stereo||USB, HDMI||APS-C||20.3 MP|
|NX210||1080p||Stereo||USB, HDMI||APS-C||20.3 MP|
|NX300||1080p||Tilt-only||Stereo||USB, HDMI||APS-C||1||20.3 MP|
|NX300M||1080p||Stereo||USB, HDMI||APS-C||1||20.3 MP|
|NX500||4K||Stereo||USB, HDMI||APS-C||1||28.2 MP|
|NX1000||1080p||Stereo||USB, HDMI||APS-C||20.3 MP|