When I first started the channel I made due with what I had. Over the years a lot has changed. The one thing to keep in mind is that you don't need all the fancy stuff to get your channel off the ground. However, as time goes by picking up some better gear will help make things look more professional and will be less frustrating to use than a beer can like I did.
This is my Sony A6600. I've never had a "real" camera before and this thing has been a huge learning experience. However, I will say the quality of the images and video I can capture with this is far better than the GoPro I used in the past for everything. I thought 4k was 4k...apparently all things aren't created equally. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this camera. I really like the flip up screen for vlogging and as you can see in the picture having the remote and a hot shoe/cold shoe relocator by small rig has become a must. The remote allows you to focus the camera when vlogging and it's on a tripod out of reach and the small rig gets the RodeGo microphone I have out of the way of the screen.
This is my DJI Mavic Air drone. It took a while to justify the cost of this thing. When I first got it, it took a bit to actually start using it. It's definitely not as practical taking shots mid ride because it just takes a bunch of time that people truly would rather be riding. But when you have the chance it really does create some epic shots. The drone is small enough to easily pack if you want to take it, and a single battery is good for about 15-20 minutes of flight time. If you are quick about your shots you could get two flights in one battery. The drone shots make excellent B-roll. However the follow features are not nearly as capable as the Skydio drone. Either way, I've been happy with this purchase.
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