When I first started vlogging, all those many months ago (five-ish to not be precise), I used my iPhone to record footage. It did, and still does, the trick, although I still haven’t mastered the whole ‘keeping your hand straight’ trick when walking out and about. So consequently, it looks like I’ve got the DT’s because I shake so much. Not the professional look I was going for.
I soon realised that I wanted to invest in a decent camera if I was to take vlogging seriously, although I should point out that I don’t think it’s a necessity per se, it’s just that for me, I felt it was important.
So I invested in a Panasonic Lumix FX200 and it’s great. If you want to put it on your tripod at home and never move it that is. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not massive, but it sure is hefty and quite frankly, I have enough stuff in my handbag.
I felt as if I wanted an ‘in-between’ camera. Something that was small enough for my handbag, something that stopped me from draining the battery on my iPhone all the time and something pretty (of course.)
I did a little research and looked around at what digital compact cameras were on the market and quickly realized that you didn’t really have to spend a lot to get something decent.
I plumped for this … a Nikon Coolpix L29 – and at £45 I don’t expect it to be an all singing and all dancing camera, but it does everything I want it to (for now at least.) It has a digital display on the back, 5x optical zoom and a 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor.
Most importantly, it’s in a pretty red colour!!! 🙂
I took it away with me on my short trip to Yorkshire this week and it’ll be interesting to see what the footage is like from it. I also bought a Gorillapod to go with it (see the pic above) … you know those mini tripods with the bendy arms, although I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with that just yet!
All in all, it’s just a different way of vlogging for me and I think anything that makes recording easier is fine by me!
I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve had more of a play with the camera because knowing me, I’ll only end up turning it on and pressing record, when I know it can probably do a lot more than that!
What is your favourite way to vlog?
* This was a collaborated post.