A question most of us YouTubers get is, “What kind of camera do you use?”. My current setup is a Canon G7X Mark 1 and an iPhone 7 plus 256gb. The Canon G7X is an absolute powerhouse in a compact point and shoot camera. Recording at 1080p 60fps the quality is crisp and image stabilisation is exactly what you would expect from Canon.
The iPhone 7 Plus also records in 1080p 60fps but lacks any stabilization. The video quality is amazing and provides a less intrusive option to vlog in places that may have issues with a full on camera crew. I prefer to only use the iPhone when I need the use of more than one camera angle or multiple points of interest.
Combining Cameras To Create Unique Videos
Recently on our vlogs, we have started a YouTuber spotlight segment. This is where I FaceTime another content creator on my iPhone and record the whole experience with the G7X. This has been a test of both cameras abilities to work along side each-other and showcase both their pros and cons.
The only two cons I have experienced with the G7X are the focus lacks fast transitions between foreground and background. Also the inboard microphone isn’t always loud enough in noisy situations for picking up the proper audio. Both issues are not big enough to make me not fully recommend using the G7X. Purely just superficial issues that can be fixed with good editing software like Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
As for the iPhone 7 Plus it has everything you want in the touch of a screen. You can Facebook live video, FaceTime and even make really cool Instagram and Snapchat stories that the G7X cannot do. I highly recommend both of these platforms to any new or novice YouTube creator. Trust me you wont be disappointed in either of them. You can learn more about the best Vlogging cameras here.
John Hagerty is a frequent YouTube Vlogger who posts great videos, you can check him out here.