We often get asked in YouTube comments about what camera gear we use and how is the quality of the videos is so awesome. While we generally reply to such comments individually, we thought it was worth listing all of our gears in a blog post. Behind each of these items is an extensive search among numerous options. We settled on these items because they suited best our needs. We have added a short description of each item for this very reason.
Panasonic GH5: https://amzn.to/39UT7ZI
One of the very few cameras which can record 4k at 60fps. Awesome video quality, decent photo quality, highly customisable. Lighter than a full-frame camera and decent low-light performance with fast lenses.
Lumix 25mm f1.7 Lens: https://amzn.to/2w93BG0
This lens is very sharp and fast with f1.7. Excellent low light performance. It costs only around Rs 14,000, so a very budget-friendly one and a definite have for your kit.
Canon G7X Mark III: https://amzn.to/2TWJeVT
We started our vlogging journey with Canon G7X Mark II, and Mark III is the successor of it. It is a great camera for beginners - very easy to use, excellent video quality and very good low-light performance for a camera of its size and budget. We used it till our Spiti Valley trip in 2019, after which we bought Panasonic GH5
GoPro Hero 7 Black: https://amzn.to/39S68Dm
Best action camera out there (GoPro Hero 8 is an upgrade, but Hero 7 still has enough features that you can go for it). Hypersmooth stabilisation can give you some very nice stable shots. Many of the amazing captures in our Spiti Valley series were done with this camera. Please don’t go for cheap Chinese cameras like Yi4k. Their quality, colour profile, audio quality and stabilisation is in no way near GoPro.
4 TB Hard Disk: https://amzn.to/2UdQ1Jt
While recording videos, you will run out of space pretty quickly. So, a 4 TB hard disk is a must. WesternDigital ones are a little cheaper and have decent read-write speeds.
3 TB Hard Disk: https://amzn.to/3iKfk0l
We keep an extra hard disk with us and make a double copy of every data we record during trip. This is so that while travelling if any one of the hard disks fails, we have a backup.
Rode VideoMic Pro: https://amzn.to/2IUjyCN
On-camera mics are not directional, so capture a lot of noise. This is an excellent shotgun microphone at its price with which you can vastly enhance the audio quality of your vlogs.
128 GB SD Card: https://amzn.to/3kTWJ4a
We use this in GoPro to record a 4K video. It gives around 4 hours of 4K recording.
64 GB SD Card: https://amzn.to/3g1T1Sf
This is an extra speed SD card. We use this in GH5 to get a faster response from the camera after clicking photos and recording videos.
Gorilla Pod: https://amzn.to/2Y6j9W5
Travelling Cubes: https://amzn.to/33raGyb
Very handy in keeping all those small, small things, like, cosmetics, medicines, etc. organised. A MUST have!
Women Trekking Shoes: https://amzn.to/32143C8
Trekking Shirt: https://amzn.to/320WWdb
Ski Gloves: https://amzn.to/31Udkfi
Micro-fiber Towels: https://amzn.to/3kJePFI
Jerry Can: https://amzn.to/311rlsw
Excellent quality jerry can keep extra fuel while going to remote places like Spiti Valley. DO NOT go for local “jugaads” because there are chances of spillage and accidents in those bottles.