Are you interested in starting a vlog, enhancing your vlog, or becoming a vlog influencer? If you answer yes to any of these, then you might want to look into a vlogging kit to help you expand your audience and brand.
What is a Vlog?
Vlogging combines traditional blogging with video. In the age of social media, influencers have taken to Instagram Reels, TikToks, Youtube videos, Vimeo, and other social media platforms to create video content to go along with the written or photographic content, or all on its own. It is popular with lifestyle blogging, travel, and fashion/makeup blogging. Having a vlogging kit can help you isolate your vlogging as its own entity instead of using a makeshift “kit” yourself and having lesser-quality videos.
With social distancing, vlogging has taken over. There are so many popular vloggers that are making money off of their content. Some of the most popular topics to vlog about are fitness, travel, lifestyle, make-up, and cooking. Subscribers follow along to learn something new, do a fitness class, or just for pure entertainment. Having the right equipment for what you are trying to do with your vlog can increase your subscribers. It can also increase the quality of your content.
How is a Vlogging Kit Helpful?
Purchasing a vlogging kit is helpful for influencers, though it’s an investment, it’s one that will continue to push you in the right direction for your vlogs. Having the right equipment can take your vlogs to the next level. Some companies have put together kits so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Depending on how much money you want to invest in your vlogging kits, there is an option for you.
Here are 3 great Amazon vlogging kits to get you started:
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Content Creator Kit
This vlogging kit is easy to use with lots of desirable features. These include a mirrorless camera, touchscreen, wifi and Bluetooth, webcam capabilities, autofocus, and more. The Canon vlogging kit does come at a steep price of almost $900. But, you are getting an incredible amount of equipment that will be ready for everything as you get started, or upgrade, with vlogging. You also have the option to record in 4K, 24p, or HD 120p, and with the ability to live stream with its built-in wifi and BlueTooth capabilities, this one is hard to beat. In regards to the quality of Canon products, you are actually getting a great price for this kit. It also makes it easy to convert videos over to Windows or Mac products for further editing.
If you are looking to not make a big investment yet, the Movo iVlogger kit is going to be a great option for you. It’s extremely affordable, with its smallest kit less than $100. They have multiple vlogging kit options to choose from, increasing in price to about $700. They are compatible with both iPhone and Android as it is not a camera. It is a system that attaches to your phone. The kit itself comes with a tripod that rotates 360 degrees, a microphone, and LED lights to always have the perfect lighting on your videos. The kit also comes with accessories that adapt to any cell phone and a hardshell carrying case for travel.
Padcaster Starter Kit
The Padcaster vlogging kit is going to run you just under $800, so it is another investment piece but worth it for what your goal is with vlogging. The Padcaster is, just as it sounds, best suited for iPads. It has the capability to turn your iPad into a full-blown vlogging production due to the quality of the equipment. Also, it comes with multiple lenses for your iPad so that it feels like an actual camera. It also features a backpack carrying case so that your mini studio can come with you wherever you go. The beauty of the Padcaster, and using your iPad, is that you don’t have to send the videos anywhere else or upload them. They are already on your iPad ready to be edited!
No matter what your goal is with starting a vlog, there is a kit that can help you out. There are many different options no matter what your budget is. With affordable options and options to splurge on, the Padcaster Starter Kit, Movo iVlogger, or Canon EOS Mark II Content Creator could be great kits to start with or upgrade to.
Adeline is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Journalism. Currently living in Charlotte, she enjoys reading, volleyball, and strolling through her favorite farmers markets with her Goldendoodle Theo.