While I enjoy shooting with my Sony cameras, the fact that Sony never offered a flip-out screen with their higher-end mirrorless lineup is frustrating. So one either has to live with that, or invest in an on-camera monitor. There are many different external camera monitors available nowadays, in a wide range of features and sizes. Watch my review of the PortKeys LH5 HDR to learn why I love this field monitor so much!
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I have been searching for an affordable portable motorized camera slider for quite some time now. Two reasons. First of all working with a slider isn’t easy. It takes a lot of practice and it can be time consuming to get a smooth shot. Secondly, a motorized slider allows me to create panning shot without having to have a second person supporting me. I can be in front of the camera while the slider does its thing.
While there are several sliders out there, most are quite expensive. The SliderMini from SMARTTA however fits the bill. Please check out my review, and if you are interested in picking up one yourself, please use this link here: https://igg.me/at/SliderMini/x/19569642
How to best setup the Sony a7III for filmmaking you ask? Well, here you go! After I spent one week with the a7III, testing all its features, I am finally done setting it up for shooting video. Watch the video in which I go through most of the menu and explain the different settings and why I setup the camera the way I did. Take it as a starting point and tweak your setup further to your linking. Have fun!
Over the last 2 years I have been shooting with the Panasonic GH4. Recently I bought a Panasonic G85, which I used as a secondary camera. After I sold the Panasonic GH4, I realized that I need a two camera setup.
I immediately thought about the Panasonic LX10 – a poketable 4K shooter that got praised as an ultimate vlogging camera. On paper the camera looked promising, so I picked one up and tested it thoroughly on a trip to the Angkor temples in Siem Reap in Cambodia.
The camera offers some great features, however, it falls short of expectations in some crucial aspects; mainly the lack of an ND filter. The lens of the Panasonic LX10 only offers an aperture of up to 11. With my other lenses I can dial up the aperture to 22, which allows me to get the exposure right. In order to get an ND filter on the Panasonic LX10 you have two options available: the Magfilter Adapter, or the Lensmate Quick-Change Adapter. Let me show you how it works.
Now with the camera having an ND filter as well as a windscreen, let me demonstrate how to best setup the Panasonic LX10 for shooting video. With the right settings, the shortcomings of the camera – especially the weak auto-focus – won’t be so much of a problem for filmmaking and vlogging.
With some simple changes and the right setup, you can make the Panasonic LX10 a serious video shooter. Perfect for anyone who wants to start out with YouTube, or as a secondary camera for your video setup.
My take on what is the best vlogging camera for 2017. While I thought the Panasonic LX10 is the clear winner among 4k compact cameras, there are others out there that might be even a better option? How about the Nikon DL 18-50, once it hits the market.