First off if your reading this article then there is a assumption that you know who Casey Neistat is. If however you do not, i URGE you to search for his name on YouTube and be welcomed into the glorious world of Casey Neistat.
Discovering Casey Neistat is like finding a long lost bestie or a bro or sis. He is extremely easy to connect even tho your with watching through a computer screen. Below is a table of Casey Neistat’s most used and loved everyday tools. Further down the page are more in depth descriptions for each item.
Casey Neistat’s Camera Equipment & Setup
|Canon EOS 80D||DSLR Camera||$$$$||4.8||2.75 lbs||Find Out More|
|Canon G7X Mark II||Compact Camera||$$$||4.7||0.7 lbs||Find Out More|
|Joby GorillaPod||Travel Tripod||$||5.0||1.76 lbs||Find Out More|
|DJI Mavic Pro||Drone||$$$||4.9||2.34 lbs||Find Out More|
|Boosted Board||Electric Skateboard||$$$||4.7||14.7 lbs||Find Out More|
What makes Casey Neistat so cool and relatable is his vast amount of life experience, knowledge, creativeness and perspective on life. This makes watching a hugely enjoyable experience as you get to see genuine interactions and experiences.
Luckily enough he makes daily Vlogs for the world so we can have a window into his world. Casey Neistat is a extremely motived person and it becomes quite addictive after you watching on a daily basis.
Casey has become so motivational and inspirational that people are now starting to pick up cameras so they to can share there life and experiences to the world. One message that seems to reoccur in the YouTube Vlog is that:
“GEAR DOESN’T MATTER. ONLY THE STORY MATTERS”
This can’t be more true as this is how Casey connects with his audience on a deep level. If you look back at Casey Nesitat’s older content you can see that many of his videos have racked up millions of views. Casey has said that many of those videos were made on cheap cameras as that was all he could afford at the time.
This goes to show that good content will always come out on top over gear. However good camera equipment and gear certainly doesn’t hurt when your trying to make a good Vlog.
Table Of Contents
- 1 Casey Neistat’s Camera Equipment & Setup
- 2 Casey Neistat Mirrorless Cameras (Updated 14th April 2017)
- 3 Casey Neistat Camera/ DSLR Setup
- 4 Casey Neistat Point and Shoot Cameras
- 5 Drones
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Smartphones/ Cellphones
- 8 Laptop / Computers
- 9 Fashion
After watching many daily Vlogs. We have rounded up the camera equipment and setup that is used on a daily basis by Casey Neistat. We also must stress that this article is not sponsored or affiliated with Casey Neistat in any way, we are just huge fans. Here it is.
Casey Neistat Mirrorless Cameras (Updated 14th April 2017)
If you have been watching season 3 of the Vlog then you know Casey has been experimenting with his camera setup. Let me also say that i am filled with joy upon the return of the daily Vlog! Casey has recently made the switch to Sony cameras as he needed something more compact and the ability to shoot 4K video.
As far as new cameras are concerned, Sony is seriously upping their game. Take this camera for example that Casey Neistat is using in his Video Blogs. It has a 24.2MP APS-C Sensor that shoots crispy 4K video. Some other cool features of this model is that 5-axis in-body image stabilisation which is perfect for steady shots when Casey is weaving through NY traffic.
Sony A7s II
For some time Casey was using this Sony A7s II which was in response to a feud with Canon. On the onset Casey really enjoyed using this camera. After some time he noticed some fundamental missing elements which made it difficult to use for daily Vlogging. Some of this missing features was the lack of a flip screen and sluggish auto focus.
After Casey switched yet again to the above Sony A6500, he retired his Sony A7s II to full time audio position. You can still see this camera in use while Casey shoots in house shots for animations, mail time and interviews.
Casey Neistat Camera/ DSLR Setup
Mr Neistat uses a wide range of cameras from big DSLR’S to smaller point and shoots. This is mainly because of the huge variance of locations and environments he records video in. Having a choice of cameras to best suit the job is a optimal for creating good content for such a huge community as Casey’s.
Casey has pioneered the ways in which Vloggers record now with his iconic setup of a DSLR on a GorrilaPod. If you watch the daily Vlog then you’ve most probably seen this Canon 80D at some point.
This is Casey’s daily/ go to camera for Vlogging when travelling and for when he is kicking it in New York.
As Casey Neistat is quite unforgiving to his cameras. It says a lot about this one in particular as he keeps using it. One of the main features of this Canon EOS 80D is that with all DSLR’S you can add your own extras. Casey also loves this camera because of its flip screen which is a huge advantage when shooting vlogs.
Casey certainly takes advantage of this by adding different lenses and external microphone to optimise quality. Another huge feature of this camera is that it has continuos auto focus which is a must if you are Casey Nesitat.
Want to learn more about the Canon 80D? Check out our Canon 80D review.
This is the lens that Casey uses on a daily basis on his 70D. The reason why this lens is so kickass is that it has a variable ultra wide angle range. This allows for more to be in frame without missing or cropping anything important out. Another bonus of this lens is that you can capture amazing wide angle footage of scenery with the 10mm focal range!
This Canon lens is very similar to the above one with the added feature of it providing a slightly better quality image. However this lens is substantially more expensive which me be a reason as to why Casey doesn’t use it all that often. If your a daily watcher of the blog you notice very quickly that Casey goes thru a lot of lenses as he is very “demanding of his equipment”
This Joby GorillaPod is a essential part of Casey’s Vlogging setup as it has a huge range of versatility and functions. Casey has added another dimension to this product by turning it into a glorified selfie stick.
The GorillaPod is also strong enough to support a larger DSLR camera while being light enough to manoeuvre even when traveling on boosted board!
Casey has pioneered the Vlogging setup with a DSLR on top this tripod which has proven successful for recording on the go. Another added feature of the Joby GorrilaPod Tripod is that you can pretty much attach it to any object or surface with its clamp like adjustable legs.
When it comes to making a good Vlog capturing great video is only have the battle. The other half is being able to capture good audio from your camera. Casey Neistat uses the Rode VideoMic Pro which is a notorious brand for being super reliable and affordable.
As you may have seen in the Vlog there have been a couple of incidences of the audio not recording due to faulty cameras or ports. You can learn more about the best microphones for YouTubers here.
So when it comes to recording good audio the Rode VideoMic Pro is suitable for the job with hyper directional recording. You may be asking what is that? Good question!
Hyper directional means the audio being recorded is isolated to the direction the microphone is pointing while dulling down background noise and interference. Having this feature is great as it allows you to record only the audio you want while be of great quality.
Casey Neistat Point and Shoot Cameras
When Casey isn’t using his DSLR setup he will use one of his smaller compact point and shoot cameras. These cameras are a great alternative as you still retain DSLR quality video in a small package. Below we have the 2 different type of point and shoot cameras Casey Neistat currently uses.
When it comes to the holy grail of Vlogging point and shoots cameras the Canon G7X Mark II definitely takes the crown. This is Casey’s goto point and shoot when not using his 70D.
This camera boasts heaps of great Vlogging features such as Image Stabilisation, 24-100mm lens, adjustable screen and great quality video.
Having the 24-100mm lens you are able to shoot in wide angle which is perfect for Vlogging. Apart from Casey Neistat using this Canon G7X Mark II many other great Vloggers also use this camera.
One of the huge luring factors of this camera is the Optical Image Stabilisation which is important for Vloggers like Casey who usually record on the move.
Casey Neistat’s first daily Vlogging camera was the Canon PowerShot 120 and is still used in the Vlogs today. One of the main features that attracted Casey was it reliability and ruggedness which is essential when using daily.
Another feature of this little robust camera is that it shoots great video while not breaking the bank when its comes to budget. Casey has made regular recommendations on this camera for people thinking about breaking into Vlogging.
In many ways the Canon PowerShot 120 is very similar to the above G7X minus a few features such as Image Stabilisation and a fixed screen. Sometimes these features aren’t that essential as it all depends on what type of content is being recording. Also many other Vloggers such as Mr Ben Brown & FunForLouis speak highly of this camera.
If your a regular watcher of the Casey Nesitat Vlog then you would have noticed that there is a lot of drone action. This may include capturing breathtaking shots and also getting his drone stuck on roofs and bridges. Below are the drones that Casey uses frequently in his Vlogs
When it comes to drones, DJI pushes the boundaries and that DJI Mavic Pro is no exception. This new drone that Casey recently called the best drone ever made is seriously awesome in so many ways.
Firstly its size and weight is about half from it predecessor which means its perfect for throwing it in your backpack. This size saving ability is done by the new foldable legs that smoothly fold in to a compact drone that fits in your palm.
Also with this DJI Mavic Pro you get great specs that you would expect from DJI like 3 axis gimble that steadies that camera while in flight. On top of that you also get the ability to shoot in 1080p and crispy 4K video. Lastly this compact drone has the ability of flying a range of 4.3 miles which is pretty incredible.
This drone is a recent addition for Casey and he has been mastering the art of shooting great video with this DJI. Having a drone in the Vlog defiantly adds another dimension that you usually wouldn’t see from many other YouTubers.
One of the main features of this new DJI Phantom 4 is that it now has front facing sensors so it won’t hit into any walls.
Another great feature of this drone is that it can automatically follow you while recording video. This frees up more concentration for other activities while not having to focus mainly on the drone.
DJI definitely produce some of the best drones on offer and you can see why with its great quality video and durability.
Pretty much every episode of Casey Neistat’s Vlogs includes him going somewhere on a mission or a adventure. This may include hime getting around in helicopters, skateboarding, cycling, motorbiking, driving and the list goes on. Below we have provided Casey’s favourite modes of transportation.
Casey Neistat only uses products he believes in and the Boosted Board defiantly is towards the top of products the he enjoys.
When Casey uses the Boosted board it adds a bit of flair and style to the Vlogs as he is always coming across new things and cool people.
The Boosted Board has become a essential part of the daily Vlog and i think we can all expect to be seeing more of it in the future.
When Casey ins’t using his Boosted Board he would usually opt for his Penny Board. This is usually when a Boosted Board is to large to travel with or runs out of charge. This penny board is a great alternative as its can fit easily in a suitcase and it almost indestructible thanks to its injection moulded body.
In the odd situation when a larger camera is to bulky or not compact enough for a situation Casey will whip out his smartphone for recording. This seem to be most popular when Casey is going for runs/ marathons. This is a quote by Casey Neistat “I love smartphones. they’re my favorite technology, toy, tool, thing”
Another huge use of the smartphone with Casey Neistat is that he usually does awesome time lapse shots with his iPhone. Below we have sourced the current smartphones/ cellphones that Casey uses on a daily basis:
Samsung Galaxy S8
If you a regular watcher of Casey’s Vlogs then you know he is always doing projects with them. So it comes as no surprise that he is using a Samsung smartphone. As of April 2017, Casey is currently using a Samsung Galaxy S8 which hasn’t even been released yet! This phone has some serious specs and Apple has a lot of catching up todo!
This product doesn’t need much of a introduction which iPhone pretty much creating the category of smartphone. However you may not know, but this iPhone 6s has a lot under the hood which makes it a unlikely good Vlogging camera.
Firstly you have the added benefit of it being super pocketable while also shooting crispy 4K footage with auto focus.
Also you have fairly good low light sensitivity of a smartphone and a pretty solid microphone swell. Some of Casey Neistat’s Vlogs have been shot entirely on a iPhone and sometimes its actually hard to tell. For instance this video below was shot inertly on the iPhone 6s.
Casey has always be a huge fan of Apple products but recently he has been experimenting with other devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7. If you watched the episodes in which Casey had access to the Oscars you most likely would have this this smartphone.
Casey spoke highly of this Galaxy S7 as it has continuous auto focus, 4K recording, expandable memory, good battery life and a great low light video capturing.
Since smartphone cameras and the device in general are becoming more advanced by the year more beginner Vloggers are opting to use there phones. This is a great move as you don’t have to invest in a new camera as you can just use the one thats in your pocket.
Another great thing is that you can purchase lens kits that can be attached to the Samsung Galaxy S7 that allows for different style of video capture.
Laptop / Computers
Since Casey Neistat is uploading Vlogs everyday to YouTube, he needs a laptop that can handle all that editing. Casey has said several times that it can take up to 5 hours to edit 1 Vlog episode! So the need of a Laptop that can handle all the work plus being taking around the world is important.
It comes as no surprise that Casey would use a Apple Laptop. He loves Apple products for there design and functionality. The MacBook Pro is one of the most reliable and fastest laptops for creators out there.
Want to learn more? Check out our guide on the best laptops for YouTubers here.
When you combine that with a great retina screen, good CPU and Ram you get a powerful laptop which is ideal for editing and business.
When it comes to fashion, Casey definitely has his own style which is like no-one else i can think of. Whether he is wearing a onesie on a plane or ripped jeans with a hoodie in NY. There is no denying that his style is truly unique.
Casey Neistat’s Watch – Tag Heuer Carrera Connected
Source: Digital Trends
You may or may have not noticed Casey ever wearing a watch. But for this who pay attention to such things, Casey is wearing a Tag Huer Carrera Connected watch according to this Reddit post.
This is a seriously beautiful watch. With the introduction of smartwatches, its hard to find one that is practical, traditional and functional. This seems to be a replacement of Casey’s Rolex which we was wearing for quite some time.
Casey Neistats’s Backpack
There have been many questions around the web of people wondering what backpack does Casey Neistat use. Recently in a episode Casey clearly showed what type of backpack he is rocky. The bag in question is a Supreme 3M Reflective Backpack. Thanks to its reflective lettering, this backpack is perfect for night time riding of the boosted board.
Sunglasses – Ray Ban Wayfarers (Custom)
One of if not the most iconic thing on the Vlog is the glasses Casey Neistat wears. Just with every thing Casey creates, his glasses have a unique design like no others. The actual sunglasses are Ray Ban Wayfarers with a touch of white paint. You can actually buy a pair similar to Casey’s on Etsy. Alternatively you can make your own pair in true Casey style with this tutorial.
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