My Gear

I've used a range of cameras and recording equipment over the years. Some purchases have been great, whilst others not so great. It's always going to be a case of where you purchase something that really works for you or it doesn't.

To save you some time in finding the best video recording gear, below is a list of the current gear that I use for vlogging as well as capturing action videos. Again, you'll find links to these products that will take you to Amazon should you wish to check them out and purchase any of them.

vlogging camera kit

Recording Gear

Panasonic Lumix G7 - This was the first vlogging camera that I purchased around a year ago, and I'm still using it today. I will probably continue to do so for the next few years as I've no great need to upgrade it at this moment in time. This compact mirrorless camera records in 1080p HD and 4K, which is more than enough for me. I created a personal review and video demo on how I use this camera and the settings I use for vlogging. You can check it out here.

Rode VideoMicro - I've been mainly using the Rode shotgun mic because I spend most of my time recording video indoors. However, a recent family trip to the windy island of Lanzarote forced me to purchase the Rode VideMicro, which is smaller, compact, and comes with a windproof sock. You can check out my full review of this mic here.

Rode Video Mic - This is the main microphone that I use for recording audio with the Panasonic Lumix G7. I highly recommend this mic as the audio quality is insane. Like the VideoMicro mic version, it plugs straight into my Lumix G7 and I'm ready to roll. Check out my full review of this mic here.

Gobe 46mm UV, CPL Lens Filter Kit - When it comes to lens filters, you can either save yourself a small packet and go the cheap option that's compatible with your camera's lens, or you can invest in something that has some quality to it and will last for many years to come. Gobe make some of the best lens filters in the business. I have used them for several years now, and currently, I have the 46mm UV, CPL Polarizer, ND64, red, graduated orange, graduated blue filter kit for my Lumix G7 camera lens kit. Check out my review of this lens filter kit here.

Campark ACT74 4K Action Camera - My favorite budget action camera! This thing is super robust and reliable. I took this on our family trip to Lanzarote earlier this year and used it every single day. I was able to record some great quality footage for a family vacation vlog that I put together. You can check out my full review here, and our family vacation video too.

Zomei Z666 Pro Tripod - Zomei makes some quality and stable tripods, ideal for most camera setups. I chose this particular one because it was compact and super lightweight for carrying around with me. I use it to support both my action cameras and main vlogging camera, the Lumix G7.

Video Editing

When it comes to editing and finalizing videos, I've always used Final Cut Pro X. I know this isn't a solution for everyone, but if you own a Mac and have used iMovie, you'll love using FCPX and I highly recommend purchasing this app and learning how to use it, especially if you're serious about vlogging or your videography.

For Windows operating systems, there are several video editing software that you can use, such as the Cyberlink Power Director 17 Ultimate for PC.

In addition to FCPX, I also use a small selection of third-party plugins for FCPX from Pixel Film Studios.

I will try and update this page as and when I purchase and add a new piece of kit to my gear set, so be sure to bookmark this page so that you can check back for those updates later.

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