Hello everyone, how are you hows it going
Hope you guys are doing well. Im getting a lot of questions about what I can would recommend to beginner Vloggers or already existing Vloggers when it comes to cameras. I’m getting these questions after I did 2 videos about the equipment I use. I decided instead of responding to every single individual, that I would make a video to show you what I use personally for vlogging. Is the quality important in the vlogs?
Yes and no. I think the most important part of vlogging the story you try to tell
But If you have a good story to tell, then you want good quality too. IF the story sucks, then it doesn’t matter what kind of quality you have Before we start our video, I want to tell my new viewers that this is a vlogging channel Check out my other videos, if you like them, please subscribe. Every subscriber gives me the motivation to do what I love to do and makes me want to do more. Ive been making vlogs for about a year and half and have gone through about 8 cameras. Each of these cameras were purchased just for Vlogging I also bought all of the equipment including the cases, tripods, microphones and so on. Today I only own 2 cameras. One is the Sony A73 and the other is the DJI Osmo Pocket. Let me tell you what cameras I owned in the past My first was a Samsung NX3000. It is an old camera but at the time I was starting Youtube, it was a good quality for me After that, I owned the Canon SX730HS. It was a good camera but it was a Point & Shoot camera. You could not change the lens or touch the microphone. It was small and had a screen which flips so you could see yourself when youre recording. My third camera was a Go Pro Hero 6. I customized that camera for vlogging too. I had the microphone, mic adapter, case, tripod and every little accessory needed to make a quality video. My last camera was a Sony A6300. That camera was one step ahead of the others professional-wise. It was a good camera which you could change the lens and the microphone. I had this camera fully loaded. I sold all of these cameras and bought a Sony A73. Of course, I cannot say anything bad about this camera. It’s really good and a great quality camera But, I will give you one piece of advice, there is no one camera that can do everything you wish. It has good and bad sides like all others. After I realized this camera’s setbacks, I purchased the DJI Osmo Pocket. Let’s start with the Osmo Pocket. This is what it looks like and how I have it set up for Vlogging. I can just grab this camera and start recording, I don’t need anything else. But, you cannot buy this camera like I’m showing you. The camera does not come with these exact accessories so everything must be purchased separately. The camera alone cost $350 when I bought it. The camera wheel was $70. I also bought a case for this camera which was $40. The tripod attachment was also $40. The tripod is good for holding the camera or setting it down on the ground and letting it record. I bought this little lens for this camera too. Check out my last video to see what it looks like and how it works. The camera in this exact condition would cost somewhere around $550. The Sony A73, you can say it is a bit more of a professional camera. AS you see this camera, I have this camera set up for vlogging too. The microphone, lens and tripod. The camera itself cost $2000. The lens cost $1400. Microphone was $200 when I bought it. The tripod was around $50 or $70. Plus or minus, this setup would cost around $3,600. My friends, you can see the price difference between these two setups is huge, but whats more interesting is if there is a big difference between the quality of them I will show you how both cameras are recording. The lenses are different of course. I’m not using any manual mode, both will record in Auto mode. I will show you a test of regular walking with both cameras and I will show you running with the cameras. I will also show you the audio coming straight from the cameras without any external microphones. I will then show you how they perform in low light situations. Then, I will show you edited and non-edited versions as well. But, before we start testing, I want to tell you, as you may already the know the Sony is much heavier than the Osmo. You can keep the Osmo in your pocket, but with the Sony, you need to have it in a backpack or other carrier. Of course, when youre walking with the Sony, you get a lot of attention walking by. The Osmo is much more low profile. Okay, that’s it! Let’s compare the quality of them.
Let’s start! First test is just regular walking as you may walk when vlogging. You will see edited version and the non-edited version. The second test is running. The DJI has the built-in gimbal and face tracking. A lot of people were commenting that they like when the camera follows me when I leave the frame. The camera actually does that itself with facial tracking. Sony has the body stabilization too. Let’s see how it works. Let’s check out the audio. I will remind you neither of these cameras have extended microphone. They are recording from the camera body only. I don’t know what you think but I hear a bit of a difference in the quality. I will let you decide whichever you like. Let me know what you think in the comments. The last test for today will be a low-light situation.
Let’s see non-edited version and then the edited version. Both of these cameras were on the same settings. Both were on Auto and both were in 4K/30 FPS. Of course, I understand the fact that a better lens will do better on the Sony but at the same time DJI has a lens which I mentioned earlier which can shoot a wider frame. I’m using a wide lens for the DJI in my past video, so you can check it out and compare for yourself. Somebody could say that if you use these cameras in manual mode, they would perform better. But , I don’t believe that anyone would want to adjust the cameras every second in manual mode Like I mentioned, I grab these cameras and go shooting. I did not design them to spend a long time making adjustments. But, If you still want to shoot in manual mode, I believe the Sony camera would be better for you. With the Sony camera, you can actually see on the screen behind the camera. With the DJI, you must plug it into a phone to use fully manual mode. You can adjust some settings, but full advantage can only be taken by plugging into cell phone. After you plug the DJI camera into your phone, this little camera becomes a big camera anyways and I don’t think anyone would like to use it that way. That is one major con of the DJI since you cannot use full settings options without plugging it into a phone. Sony con for me is I cannot see the screen when I’m shooting a vlog. This is the maximum the screen goes. As you can see, I can’t see anything on the screen. This can be a problem, especially if you don’t have a good lens to figure out if you’re in focus or not. Most of the time when I’m shooting with this camera, I’m worried that I’m not in focus.
Right now, I’m shooting this video, hoping I’m in focus. But on the other hand, with the DJI , I can always see if I’m in focus or not which is a pro for the DJI. There is another complaint I have about the DJI, the battery. When I first bought it, the battery was very good but after use and recharging constantly, the battery gets worse and worse. The battery would work all day turning it off and on consistently when I first got it. These days, it’s only good for about 3-5 hours tops. I think that is a pretty big flaw of the DJI, that it comes with a built-in battery which cannot be changed. Sony, on the other hand, you could just buy a new battery and change it. Okay, that was today’s video. I hope you liked it. If so , please share with friends. I have one question for you. If you want to build your vlogging set with one of these two, which would you choose? Please leave the comment and let me know. This is Lasha, I hope you have a good day!