10 years of vlogging - what camera do I use today?

The text discusses my journey to finding the ideal vlogging setup after 10 years of experimenting. I value convenience and stabilization, preferring a setup that allows for quick use and portability.
Jerzy Rajkow 2 min read
10 years of vlogging - what camera do I use today?

Over the past decade, I've been on a quest to find the perfect vlogging setup. I've experimented with different cameras, rigs, and techniques, and I've finally settled on a system that works for me. I've learned that when it comes to vlogging, convenience and stabilization are key.

I need a camera that I can turn on and off quickly, and one that's portable enough to fit in my pocket. This is crucial because as a family man, I need to be able to interact with my children without being hindered by a bulky camera. This is why I've chosen to use the DJI Osmo Action 1 action camera. It offers superior cinematic quality, an easy-to-grade color profile, and excellent stabilization.

I've tried vlogging with smartphones and full-frame cameras, but I've found them to be cumbersome and not user-friendly. Full-frame cameras, while they may produce high-quality images, are not practical for someone with a busy family life. They're bulky and difficult to carry around, especially when you need to be hands-free to interact with your kids.

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Photo by ShareGrid / Unsplash

I've also found that the quality of the image doesn't necessarily correlate with viewership. Whether I use a full-frame camera, a micro four thirds camera, or a one-inch sensor camera, the number of people who watch my vlogs remains the same. What viewers really care about is the audio quality, and the DJI Osmo Action 1 delivers excellent sound, far superior to that of the Sony cameras I've tried.

In addition to the DJI Osmo Action 1, I use a Panasonic GH6 in my studio. This camera offers a whopping 7.5 stops of in-body stabilization, which means I can walk with the camera and not need a gimbal or any fancy post-production editing.

Photo by Ricky Kharawala / Unsplash

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