CAMERAS & LENSES

:|: CAMERAS & LENSES :|: Digital camera & lens reviews, specifications, price comparisons & verified consumer ratings to help you find the right, top-rated digital cameras for your vlog & YouTube channel.  From action cams to mirrorless cameras to point-and-shoots, you’ll find cameras to fit your needs and budget.  Most modern DSLR’s & compact cameras are capable of HD video, the main concern is how many frames-per-second (FPS) can they maintain while creating smooth video?


ACCESSORIES

:|: ACCESSORIES :|: From the humble memory card right through to super-sturdy tripods, here are the best photo accessories you can buy right now. Shooting essentials and lens accessories. Storage and memory cards.


LIGHTING KITS

:|: LIGHTING KITS :|: Photography is all about using light to create pictures. But what happens when the ambient lighting is less than ideal? The solution is to modify it in some way & there’s plenty of options available. Herein you will find some of the more popular choices for photo & video enthusiasts.  Basic lighting kits should have a broad source of light, a hair light, and a softbox/umbrella. Check the battery power, wattage, flash duration and recycle time to ensuring they’re in line with your needs.


AUDIO EQUIPMENT

:|: AUDIO EQUIPMENT :|: It’s hard to find useful microphone recommendations for podcasters: most people have only tried one or two, except pro audio engineers, who have very different needs and record in very different environments.  Most camera users will think about replacing the built-in mic the moment they start creating videos.  The camera’s built-in mic, generally picks up zoom and focus noise which can be mitigated with some inexpensive accessories.


SPECIALTY GEAR

:|: SPECIALTY GEAR :|: Drones, action cams, booms, track sliders, 360-degree & UHD cameras can give you a decided edge over other vloggers.  Learning how to use the equipment is just as critical as acquiring the right equipment.  Some of the high-end drones on this list may get a little pricey, but these are all consumer-grade products perfect for anyone with an interest in the field.


VIDEO EDITING

:|: VIDEO EDITING :|: Video editing software doesn’t have to be expensive. Don’t have a professional videographer to shoot and cut your features? That’s alright! With the right video editing software, you too can churn out professional video content and keep your content strategy ahead of the curve.  You can cut and slice clips together, slow video down or speed it up and add sounds, video effects, titles, photos and more – creating anything from a short YouTube clip to a feature film.