Vlogging Equipment for Beginners

Cameras

Vlogging Camera

I use my main camera, the Canon SL3,  for most of my videos. This is my first camera with a removable lens. (fancy!) I’m very much a beginner and have found this camera easy to use.

There’s the option of getting the camera body only or with a lens. I decided to get the option with the 18-55mm lens.

This is also the camera I use to film my YouTube videos.

*Tip: If you’re going to be vlogging, the chances of your camera falling or getting damaged are higher. Get the protection plan

Portable Camera

If I could only have one camera, I would choose the Canon G7x Mark II. It’s lightweight, does well indoors and outdoors, and has a flip screen so you can see yourself while vlogging. Since it’s so small I can fit it into a small cross-body purse. I usually don’t feel as self-conscious when using it because it’s so small.

*Tip: If you’re going to be vlogging, the chances of your camera falling or getting damaged are higher. Get the protection plan

GoPro Hero 7

The GoPro is very versatile and can be used to capture the action, underwater videos, and even take pictures. If you want control over the settings of your photos/videos get the Canon G7X Mark II. The GoPro will add a fun element to your videos.

The newer version of the GoPro has a screen on the front of it so you can see yourself while vlogging.

GoPro Gear

Shoulder Strap for GoPro

This is my favorite piece of gear. I can turn on my GoPro and move normally and I’m automatically getting beautiful footage for future vlogs. If you have a GoPro or are thinking about getting one, this strap mount is an absolute must.


Get Your Strap Mount

Backpacks

Peak Design Everyday Zip

The flexibility and compartments of this backpack are nice. The color and size are absolutely perfect. The only issue I have is how it fits on my shoulders. It might be because I’m used to backpacking with women-specific fit bags. This bag, even with the rotating straps, wants to fall off of my shoulders no matter how tight I make the straps.

I still like that bag and love how versatile it is for storing my camera with or without the microphone.

Osprey Tempest Backpack

When I’m hiking I like to put everything in my hiking bag. When going long distances I prefer to be comfortable and this bag is so nice.

I’ve done a full video review and blog post of this backpack on my main blog.