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Best for value

Canon EOS M6

The Canon EOS M6 shoots DSLR-quality video without the bulk. You can upgrade your kit with ease by changing lenses, with support for the full Canon lens range when paired with a £95 adapter. The flip-out screen and in-body stabilisation are perfect for selfie vloggers, while a microphone jack and manual controls mean you can fine-tune your audio and video too. While the biggest drawback is its lack of 4K video, with everything else the M6 can do and the range of lenses available, it’s a fantastic option for anyone happy vlogging in Full HD at 60fps. £499, amzn.eu

Best for quality

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

See yourself behind the camera rather than in front of it? Check out the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Sure, no flip-out screen means no selfie video, but this is a firm favourite with pro-YouTubers whose focus is quality. It has a giant 5in touch display, the 4K footage it captures is crisper than some £2,000 rivals and its pro-grade audio inputs are just the icing on the cake. What’s more, it’s the only camera on-test that can shoot HDR video. So whether your eyes are on YouTube or Hollywood, the Pocket Camera 4K has you covered. £1,134, wexphotovideo.com

Best for portability

Sony RX100 V

More portable than anything else in the mix (apart from the GoPro) the Sony RX100 V is a compact camera with a flip-out screen and excellent video quality at up to 4K resolution. Its super-wide aperture lens means it’s killer across lighting conditions, it has seriously steady image stabilisation and you can deep-dive into the colour profile settings to make granular changes to your video style. You can’t plug in a mic but if high-quality audio isn’t a major factor for your vlog — or you’re happy recording sound on an external recorder — this mini-masterpiece could be the one. £690, slrhut.co.uk

Best for adventure

GoPro Hero 7

GoPro has achieved cult status with its dinky little life-proof camera. It’s available in three versions: white, silver and black. The White GoPro Hero7 shoots Full HD video at 60fps and costs £180. Alternatively, stump up an extra £200 for the 4K, 60fps, HyperSmooth GoPro Black that even supports voice control. Meanwhile, the Silver GoPro sits pretty in the middle at £280. What all three cameras lack in terms of lens versatility and sound options, they make up for with portability paired with a heavily stylised fish-eye effect that could be perfect for adding fun and dynamism to your vlog. £179 to £379, gopro.com