If you’re looking to get into the vlogging world, then your best bet is to look at those who already made it.

Follow in the tracks of those who have taken vlogging to the next level, but don’t be afraid of putting your own unique spin on your videos.

Casey Neistat is one of the most popular vloggers in New York City and is the one who made daily vlogging popular.

NOTE: This is just a small part of Casey’s full collection of cameras and equipment.

Casey Neistat’s Camera: Canon EOS-1DX Mark II

Canon EOS 1DX II

Quality

99%

Affordability

40%

Why I Like It

  • Excellent quality
  • Extremely versatile
  • High level of build quality

Used By YouTubers: RomanAtwood, Sam Kolder and sawyerhartman

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This Canon DSLR is the pride and joy of their lineup, and it has a price tag to match.

You can find this camera available for 5000+ dollars, though you’ll get highly expanded capabilities.

For example, you can record at up to 60 fps at 4K, giving you unrivaled quality and smoothness.

If you want to bring it down to slow motion, you can do so at 120 fps in full HD.

When combined with this camera’s excellent performance in low light as well as its impressive stabilization, you’ll find that it’s ideal for use in photography and videography alike.

Features

  • Records in 4K at 60 fps
  • 61-point wide area AF
  • Up to 120 fps in 1080p
  • Expanded ISO levels

Drawbacks

  • High price 

 

Casey Neistat’s Camera 2: Panasonic LUMIX GH5

Panasonic LUMIX GH5

Quality

96%

Affordability

70%

Why I Like It

  • Excellent quality and frame rate
  • Compact and light design
  • Slow motion capabilities
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Looking at the capabilities of this camera, it comes as a bit of a shock that it isn’t priced higher.

There aren’t many mirrorless cameras in this price range that can record 4K at 60 fps.

This model also makes use of 5-axis stabilization while recording video to ensure that your viewers don’t have to deal with motion blur.

Since this camera is mirrorless, it is also much more portable than comparable DSLRs.

Features

  • Records 4K resolution at 50 fps
  • Maximum full HD frame rate of 180 fps
  • 5-axis in-body stabilization for video
  • Magnesium alloy construction 

Drawbacks

  • Not best in low light

 

Casey Neistat’s Vlog Camera: Sony RX100 VI

Sony RX100 VI

Quality

93%

Affordability

72%

Why I Like It

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With a collapsing flash and viewfinder, this camera is designed to provide you with an excellent photo and video platform that can slide right into your pocket.

With Auto Focus on this model, you’ll be able to focus on your subject in around 0.05 seconds, and refocusing during recording is almost unnoticeable.

The rotating LCD makes this an excellent vlogging camera because you can see yourself as you film.

Features

  • Fastest AF
  • 4K video recording
  • CMOS sensor
  • Rotating LCD 

Drawbacks

  • High price 

 

Casey Neistat’s Action Camera: GoPro HERO5

GoPro HERO5

Quality

86%

Affordability

93%

Why I Like It

  • Durability
  • Touch display
  • 4K quality
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The GoPro is the model that popularized the idea of action cameras, and the GoPro HERO5 Black is one of the company’s more advanced models.

This action cam can record 4K video at up to 30 frames per second while mounted on your chest, helmet, or anywhere else so that you can free up your hands.

With a touchscreen interface, this model features expanded capabilities compared to other GoPro models.

The stabilization system in this camera is also impressive, with the most intense footage remaining clearly visible. This camera is also resistant to impacts as well as water damage.

Features

  • 4K quality at 30 fps
  • Waterproof to 33 feet
  • Integrated stabilization
  • Three built-in microphones 

Drawbacks

  • Not best for stuff other than action and outdoors

 

Casey Neistat’s Old Vlog Camera: Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Quality

90%

Affordability

75%

Why I Like It

  • Excellent autofocus
  • 4K recording
  • Compact size
  • High degree of stability
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The Sony Alpha a6500 isn’t your typical vlogging camera, as it comes equipped with some features that would blow the average model out of the water.

For example, you’ll be able to record 4K film with exceptional clarity in a vast selection of ambient conditions thanks to the ISO rating.

You’ll also be able to shoot 120 fps full HD slow-motion footage with this camera.

This mirrorless model features excellent build quality, with a reliable and durable design that’s built to last.

All of this comes together thanks to the APS-C Exmor image sensor.

Features

  • 5-axis stabilization is in-body
  • ISO ranges from 100 to 512005
  • Records 4K at 30 fps
  • 120 fps full HD slow mo 

Drawbacks

  • A bit pricey

 

Casey Neistat’s Microphone: Rode VideoMic Pro+

Rode Videomic Pro R

Quality

96%

Affordability

80%

Why I Like It

  • Compact size
  • Impressive sound quality
  • Easy to mount and use
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This attachable microphone is an excellent choice if you need high-quality audio to accompany your HD footage. It is the most popular shotgun microphone.

Even if you’ve never used one of these microphones before, you’ll find that the combination of simple controls and an easy setup process make this model highly convenient.

Moving on to the sound performance, this microphone provides some of the clearest quality you can expect from a product that isn’t strictly professional.

The smaller size also makes it convenient for use on more compact cameras.

Features

  • Runs on 9V batteries
  • Battery life of over 70 hours
  • Three levels: -10 dB, 0, and +20 dB
  • Designed for use on smaller cameras

Drawbacks

  • A bit expensive

 

Casey Neistat’s Tripod: GorillaPod SLR Zoom

JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom

Quality

90%

Affordability

94%

Why I Like It

  • Can be placed anywhere
  • Durable and reliable construction
  • Quick-release mounting plate
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The GorillaPod is one of the most unique tripods on the market, featuring articulated legs that can fit around nearly any surface.

With rubberized grips around the legs of this model, it will be able to grip onto tree branches, posts, and other spots where you can get a better angle for your shot.

The ball-head features smooth rotation and elevation, ensuring that you won’t have any jerkiness while you’re trying to position the tripod.

There is also a quick-release plate that comes with this tripod, allowing you to slide your camera on and off of it with minimal effort.

This is also our #1 choice for a tripod under 100 bucks.

Features

  • Can be set anywhere
  • Rubberized grips
  • Ball-head type
  • Max camera weight: 6.6 lbs 

Drawbacks

  • Leg joints can get tedious 

 

Casey Neistat’s Drone: DJI Mavic 2 Pro

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Quality

98%

Affordability

76%

Why I Like It

  • Small and portable
  • 4K video
  • Collision avoidance
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The most notable aspect of this drone from DJI is how portable it is.

With a compact design, you can carry this drone, and it’s case in a backpack, providing you with an excellent degree of flexibility.

Beyond features of sheer convenience, this drone can also record in 4K UHD for added clarity.

With a collision detection system always on the lookout for obstacles, it will be a challenge to crash this drone, even for beginners.

This model also features an impressive loiter time of 27 minutes, giving you more than enough time to get the shots that you need.

Features

  • Records in 4K and streams in 1080p
  • 4.3-mile range and 27-minute endurance
  • 3-axis mechanical stabilization system
  • Automatic takeoff and landing 

Drawbacks

  • Unreliable gesture controls 

 

Casey Neistat’s Old Drone: DJI Phantom 4

DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

Quality

82%

Affordability

84%

Why I Like It

  • Impressive aperture
  • Exceptional picture quality
  • Dual slots for SD cards
  • Intelligent video stabilization
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The DJI Phantom was one of the first drones to prove that consumer drones were a realistic endeavor, and it has aged rather gracefully.

The Phantom 4 is one of the newer incarnations of this product, and it comes equipped with a 4K camera that’s mounted on a gimbal mount for stabilization.

Using GPS and GLONASS for positioning, you’ll be able to keep track of this drone with ease, and the sensors that dot it ensure that it won’t collide with any obstacles.

While this drone may be a little larger than most others, it’s fun to fly, and it can remain stable enough for excellent footage.

Features

  • Easy flight controls
  • Excellent stabilization
  • 4K quality
  • Great flight performance 

Drawbacks

  • Large size 

 

Casey Neistat’s Headphones: Bose QuietComfort 35

Bose QuietComfort 35

Quality

95%

Affordability

66%

Why I Like It

  • Balanced sound profile
  • Excellent build quality
  • Comfortable
  • Cancels out ambient noise
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Bose has long been known as one of the best makers of audio equipment on the market, and these headphones are sure not to disappoint.

Using both Bluetooth and NFC, these headphones take full advantage of their wireless design, ensuring maximum portability and a long battery life.

When it comes to the sound itself, you’ll enjoy being isolated from the rest of the world by the noise cancellation systems in these headphones, and you’ll benefit from excellent sound quality.

If you need a pair of wireless headphones that combine the best sound and construction, these are the ones.

Features

  • Integrated noise cancellation
  • Works wirelessly through Bluetooth and NFC
  • 20-hour battery life
  • Dual microphones eliminate background noise 

Drawbacks

  • Challenging to pair more than one device 

About Casey Neistat

casey neistatCasey Neistat has had an interesting life, to say the least.

The YouTube star wasn’t always in the comfortable position he finds himself in now. After dropping out of high school and getting his girlfriend at the time pregnant at the age of 17, Neistat went to live in a trailer park for a few years.

After this, he decided to move on his own to New York City and make a new life for himself. Working through thankless service industry jobs, Neistat eventually got himself to a position where he could start recording videos, and his success started before YouTube was even a major platform.

All the way back in 2003, Neistat uploaded a three-minute video to the internet called iPod’s Dirty Secret. In this video, he claimed that Apple’s lack of an iPod battery replacement policy was unfair to the consumer, and within a couple of months of his video being uploaded, Apple had announced a new policy.

Casey Neistat didn’t start publishing his videos on Youtube until around 2010, and his channel has been growing ever since.

He’s perhaps best known for his vlogs that he began posting in 2015 in which he discusses a wide range of topics and encourages his viewers to join in on the debate.

Conclusion

Casey Neistat uses some of the best gear on the market, and this is by no means a list of the best gear to get for a beginner.

However, if you have the budget, this is indeed an excellent set of equipment, and you’ll be sure to get more than your money’s worth out of it.

Zach

Zach

Hi there, I'm Zach and I am main writer and editor here at Looxcie. I put in lots of hours researching YouTube as a platform, from how to start your channel to how to grow it to millions of subscribers. Now I want to share all my knowledge to content creators, vloggers and YouTubers.

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