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What Cameras and Equipments does Casey Neistat use?

‘Vlogging’ has become a very popular trend in today’s world of limited time. Vlogging or video blogging is an enhanced form of the popular trend of blogging. It, through the upload of videos directly connects with the viewers’ and answer all their queries with the proper showcase of the material about which the video is made.

The minute details provided in the video blogging have made it an increasingly interesting mode of transfer of information. However the trend of video blogging is not an easy aspect to follow. You need to have an accurate idea about the equipments needed for it. Any improper equipment is enough to ruin the whole video, thereby snatching away the number of views.

Due to the use of inappropriate equipment, many growing vloggers are getting lost in the sea of video blogging. This article provides details about the exact equipments that the famous vlogger Casey Neistat uses for his videos, thereby endeavoring to encourage and help the novice to come up with better videos.

Casey Neistat is a famous YouTuber who is not only famous for his video uploads but also known for his directorial and producing skills. Casey, the 36 years old man, is the co-founder of Beme, a social media company known for its app that enables you to share a 4 second unedited video to your friend. He has gained popularity, with his famous short film, ‘i-Pod’s Dirty Secret’.

This film revealed the stark truth about the inability of battery replacement by the i-Pods, produced by the famous company Apple. Later, he produced many videos like the eight episode TV series named ‘Neistat Brothers’ and some short films in the Cannes Film Festival. He also made an official video endorsing the brand Nike.

Like Zoelle, Casey also uploaded a video where he talked about the various cameras and equipments he uses for his videos. He said that he uses three different types of point and shoot cameras.  These cameras contain interchangeable lenses and are smaller and more portable than DSLR cameras. These cameras are the Sony CyberShot RX 100V, Sony a6500 and Canon G7 X.

These cameras are mainly used for daily vlogging. The Sony CyberShot RX100 V is a new and powerful camera, although its size is very small. The camera is considered to have the fastest autofocus quality in the world.

The screen has a feature of getting flipped at about 180 degrees which enables self view. The camera shoots some beautiful 4k video footage. The Sony a6500 is slightly more expensive than the previous one.

It also contains interchangeable lenses with microphones in the front. There are no mirrors in the camera, with no flippant screens also. The microphone quality is great as it records sounds with great precisions. Canon G7 X is a small camera with a capability of HD shooting quality at sixty frames per second. It has a flip screen and is a lot cheaper than the other two. For shooting some big videos, Casey uses some three different types of cameras. 

They are mainly Sony a7S II, Canon EOS 70D and Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The Sony camera is mainly used for video shots like project reviews, mail time and builds videos. This camera is very expensive, but the high price is worthy of the features. The quality of the videos is remarkable having the 5 axis video stabilization and a fast autofocus quality. 

There is no chance of pixel binning as it has a full-frame format with full pixel read out. The Canon EOS 70D is his favourite camera for vlogging. This DSLR camera has many remarkable qualities. First of all, external microphones can be attached with the camera for a better sound quality.

The camera has a flip screen and can be mounted on a tripod for better quality videos and stabilization. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is another of Casey’s expensive cameras. The image quality is great, however the price is slightly higher.

If you can afford the price, it is therefore assured that you will get some remarkable quality videos. There are however other types of cameras that Casey uses for more action oriented shots. Since DSLR becomes heavy to carry, he uses these small cameras. These are GoPro Hero 5, GoPole Scenelapse 360 degree Time –Lapse, Samsung Gear 360 and Rico Theta S. The GoPro Hero 5 is a small camera but records some remarkable 4k video shots.

It is also able to do some slow motion video shots. GoPole Scenelapse 360 degree Time –Lapse, enables him to shoot some time lapsing videos. This device results in dynamic time lapses by spinning 360 degrees in 60 minutes. Samsung Gear 360, the lightweight 360 degree video came records some remarkable videos.

It is also water and dust resistant. The tempered glasses on the lens prevent scratches.  Rico Theta S provides a recording facility that can directly upload you tube videos and can be easily transported to the mobile without a computer.

For his DSLR cameras, Casey uses three different types of lenses again. The first is Sony SEL1018 wide-angle Zoom lens. The aperture of this lens is F4. The lens has a built-in Optical SteadyShot, which provides remarkable image stabilization. The minimum focal length is 10mm with a maximum magnification ratio of about 0.1x.

Another type of lens, widely used by him is the Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens. The focal range shows that the lens provides a wide angle zooming facilities. This lens has the built-in Optical image stabilization. The closest focal distance of about 0.72 ft, provides some remarkable shots.

The other lens used by him is the Canon EF-S 10-22mm. The wide focal lens provides some wide angle shoots. The one unique feature of the lens is the manual focus, brought about by turning of a ring. The lens has a very fast autofocus speed also.

Other Equipments

Casey uses Shure VP83 LensHopper Microphone for recording and shooting. This microphone is brilliant in the way that records the sounds with great precision and avoids the uptake of any extra sound. It also possesses immunity towards unwanted sounds from cell phones.

It has an integrated shock mounting system that prevents vibration and mechanical noises. The second type of microphone used by Casey is the VideoMic Pro by Rode. The microphone is very light with a strong uptake of sounds. There is a wide range of tripods that Casey uses for the placement of his cameras. These tripods are the Joby GorillaPod Focus with ballhead X bundle, which has a bending capability for a versatile angle shots, the others being Joby Ballhead, Drone, DJI Phantom 4, DJI Mavic Pro, GoPro Karma. He uses the Macbook Pro 15.4 inch Touch Bar for editing his videos.