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Sean William McLouglin popularly known as Jacksepticeye or Jack is an Irish YouTube personality who uploads video games and vlogs.

Here are the camera he uses.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (Black)

This camera has great features including its size making it ideal for outdoor shooting.

Features

1-inch 20.1MP CMOS sensor: this feature enables the camera to capture high resolution images and its wide dynamic range ensures that bright and dark areas are captured as well.

Digic 7 image processor: this feature has improved tracking features for helping keep the subject in focus. It ensures high level sharpness and reduces picture noise. It also shoots in low light.

Canon HS system: ensures that you capture bright and clear pictures. It also helps reduce noise.

Bright aperture at f/1.8 (W) and f/2.8 (T): this frame ensures that more details are put in your frame. It also comes with a 9-blade iris blade diaphragm and IS equipped lens.

Intelligent IS: this feature allows a photographer to take steady pictures. For still images and video shooting, there is a range of modes to choose from such as Panning IS and Dynamic IS respectively.

8fps RAW mode, JPEG mode and RAW+JPEG mode: this camera can shoot non-stop up to 8 fps. It can shoot non-stop in the three modes.

3-inch touch panel: it comes with an LCD monitor that can tilt up 1800 and down 450. It is great for taking self portraits and taking pictures at high and low angles easily. You simply have to touch the panel to access settings, look at your images and share them.

1080p Full HD: this camera records videos at 60 fps in MP4 format. The MP4 format carries small sizes that can be stored in a single memory card which also makes downloading and sharing easy to carry out. It also has a manual mode.

Built-in WI-FI: the camera’s aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus and shutter can be operated wirelessly from a compatible iOS or Android device. This is done using the free Canon connect app. Once you have installed the app in your device, you can remotely control the camera from a distance. This is a great option for difficult shots. With this app, you can look through the images without taking the camera out the bag and save them on your smartphone. Via LAN images can also be shared between two Canon cameras. Other cool things you can do wirelessly are printing and social network sharing.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication): with the Canon Connect Station CS100, you can easily transfer images and videos to a compatible Android device.

Picture Style Function: this feature allows you select from eight presets that can change color, contrast among other elements to fine tune images.

RAW conversion: with this feature you can adjust an image without the need of a PC. You can adjust brightness, white balance and picture style. Changes can be saved in JPEG form.

Control ring: you can easily adjust photos and access the menu easily using the control ring. A selection lever is available to change from the step ring to continuous ring. The continuous ring movement allows changing focus with little noise while taking videos while the step ring allows you to navigate the settings easily.

Time lapse movie mode: this mode takes images every few seconds then combines all the images as one.

Panning mode: use the panning mode to capture objects moving fast.

Pros

  • Aperture of f/1.8 is very sharp
  • Great zoom range
  • Tilting screen
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-FI and NFC connection
  • Shoots 24p
  • Lightweight
  • Great low light performance
  • No noise
  • Wide range of presets
  • High quality

Cons

  • Battery does not last long
  • No 4k
  • Tricky opening RAW files in Photoshop

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can the power brick be used when charging the camera via micro USB?

A: I asked Canon this same question and they said that the camera will be charges as long as the power brick supplies USB power.

Q: What does the camera come with?

A: A battery, charger and wrist strap.

Q: What is the type of lens cap used on the camera?

A: It has a built-in lens cap. It opens when the camera is on and closes when it is off.

Q: I think the dimensions shown are for the box. What are the dimensions of the camera?

A: You can visit the Canon website to get the correct camera dimensions. I think they were 4.2 by 2.5 by 1.7. It is bigger than its predecessor.

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I take photography as a hobby and I also do plenty of YouTube videos. I have had many cameras but this is the only camera that comes close to what I want. It has a lot of advantages such as the aperture, high image quality, high low light performance, low noise, a touch focus, a 24-100mm zoom range which is great, a screen that can be tilted at different angles, lightweight (you can carry it anywhere) and it shoots 24p.

Despite these great points, I have had a few problems. The battery cannot support the kind of work this camera can do. It is simply not large enough. Therefore, consider purchasing an extra battery. Additionally, it is difficult to adjust the manual focus without touch focusing.

In conclusion, this camera has all the features to satisfy your video recording needs. Apart from professional photographers, this camera is ideal for everyone else. I recommend it.

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera

The Canon EOS 70D is a great vlogging camera with really great features.

Features

Dual pixel CMOS Auto Focus: this feature allows for fast and smooth live viewing and movie shooting. This technology ensures fast, accurate AF with no loss in the quality of the image with increased coverage to 80% of the image plane. It also allows easy and natural switching between objects. With the help of Movie Servo AF, subject movement is captured smoothly and precisely.

Built-in WI-FI: the camera’s aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus and shutter can be operated wirelessly from a compatible iOS or Android device. This is done using the free Canon connect app. Once you have installed the app in your device, you can remotely control the camera from a distance. This is a great option for difficult shots. With this app, you can look through the images without taking the camera out the bag and save them on your smartphone. You can also share images from the camera to DLNA devices such as HDTVs or to smartphones. Via LAN images can also be shared between two Canon cameras. Other cool things you can do wirelessly are printing and social network sharing.

Enhanced dual pixel CMOS Auto Focus: this feature allows for fast and smooth live viewing and movie shooting. This technology ensures fast, accurate AF with no loss in the quality of the image with increased coverage to 80% of the image plane. It also allows easy and natural switching between objects. With the help of Movie Servo AF, subject movement is captured smoothly and precisely.

20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor: this feature offers a high resolution for cropping while maintaining the details.

14-bit Analog to Digital conversion: this feature ensures that images captured are preserved in their original form.

Digic 5+ image processor: it works with two 4 channel analog to digital converter front end processing circuit. It also produces speeds of up to 7.0 fps of non-stop shooting. It also provides noise reduction when shooting in high ISO.

ISO 100-12800 and expendable to 25600 in H mode: this feature make it easy to shoot anywhere at any time without the need of a flash.

3-inch touchscreen LCD II monitor: this feature allows the camera to capture movies and still photos at different angles. This camera has 2700 of vertical rotation and 1750 of horizontal rotation. This makes it perfect for making movies that require the capture of subjects at different angles. The LCD screen is smudge-resistant. Options such as zoom, image changing and menu settings can be accessed using touch AF.

Intelligent viewfinder: the 98% viewfinder enables the photographer can access the settings easily and that he can have the object on sight for instant capturing. This viewfinder displays AF points, AF mode, a grid display, a horizontal electronic level among other options. These options can be hidden from display in case the photographer simply wants to view an object uninterrupted.

Scene intelligent auto mode: this mode uses Canon technologies such as joining picture style auto, automatic lighting optimizer, automatic white balance, autofocus, and automatic exposure. Scene intelligible auto mode analyzes the contrast, color, faces and brightness of images. These technologies ensure that scenes are captured in their best possible forms.

19-point all cross-type Auto Focus sensors: this feature is automatic or can be selected manually. It allows for compositional flexibility both horizontally and vertically. This feature comes with a high precision f/2.8 dual cross-type Auto Focus center point.

Full HD movie mode: this camera captures HD videos with a high level of excellence. It provides All-I and IPB compression. It automatically splits files more than 4GB without interrupting recording.

Excellent effects: these effects include high dynamic range, multiple exposure control, handheld night scene mode (captures images in the night which would have been difficult to previous capture without a tripod), high dynamic range backlight control mode and seven great filters that can be displayed in real time.

Advanced features: this camera can work with Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses, it has an intelligent Multi Shot Noise Reduction, lens correction options, a feature guide which gives a description which helps the photographer determine the applicability of the current situation, has a GPS receiver that records coordinates and location, gives images a rating for the sake of organization and is compatible with a range of memory cards such as SD and UHS-I.

Pros

  • Excellent touchscreen
  • Auto Focus works really well
  • Lightweight
  • Menus are easy to navigate
  • Amazing footage
  • Shoots 24p
  • Uses EF and EF-S lenses
  • Captures great photos

Cons

  • No 4k video recording
  • Not really great with low light
  • Not full frame
  • Not high quality

Frequently asked questions

Q: What are the advantages of the 18-135mm compared to the 18-55mm kit lens?

A: It is simply more distance. I usually do not use kit lens. Therefore, buy a cheaper one and get primes with much better quality. But of course it will depend on what your photography needs are.

Q: Is this a USA camera or why is the guarantee not listed?

A: Yes. Amazon could improve its descriptions by stating that it a USA model. Amazon sells Canon USA models officially. You could visit Canon’s website and search for USA dealers.

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This is the ideal camera for vlogging which is the reason why I bought it. In case you do not want 4k, you work alone or you simply want to shoot and get the material out there fast, then this camera is for you.

I own Canon 5D Mark III and Mark IV, so I am acquainted to the Canon brand. I use them for taking photographs and videos.

I did a lot of research before buying this camera. This was a good choice since I already own sever high-end glass.

This camera has a lot of good points such as the touchscreen, the AF, its weight (lightweight), easy to navigate menus, is 24p, compatible with EF and EF-S lenses and captures great images. The downside is that it is not 4k, does not have a full frame, not high quality and it doesn’t work well in low light.

I bought it with 18-55mm kit lens and also purchased 2.8 24mm pancake lens. They are both amazing lenses. The first has great stabilization so it great for shooting while holding it while the second lens makes the camera light so it is easy to carry.

Contrary to what I have heard and read, kit lens is great. Canon makes good affordable ones compared to other lenses. Unless you have all the lenses you need, a kit lens is a good choice. I usually buy one with a short zoom because it is sharper and faster.

Having used this camera for a while, I feel like I should buy a wider camera which will be better for outdoor shooting. I think a 10-14mm will do.

In summary, I prefer this camera to my Mark IV when it comes to taking videos. You should not let the talk about camera quality stop you from buying this camera. Eventually, what matters is the content not the camera.

I recommend that you get this camera. All you need to get is the kit lens and a camera mic.