YouTubeWhat Camera Equipment Does Casey Neistat Use For His Vlogs?

Shruti Sen5 months ago

Who is Casey Neistat?

Casey Owen Neistat is an American YouTuber, vlogger, producer, director and co-founder of the social media company, ‘Beme’ which he recently sold to CNN. Casey lives in New York City and used to make daily vlogs which led to a huge growth of his channel. Today his channel has more than 9.7 million subscribers.

Now, he makes videos occasionally with his new project called ‘368’. By not uploading daily, it gives him more time to edit and perfect his videos. Many people love the way he vlogs or films, his unique style of filming the whole scene rather than just the subject and he is often the subject of trending topics on both the internet and television.


What is unique about Casey Neistat’s vlogging style?

When you look at Casey Neistat’s vlogging style, you’ll find two major setups that he essentially uses for his vlogs. One is used for planned segments while the other one is for spontaneous ideas which happen on-the-go.

For planned segments, Casey uses a DSLR with a directional microphone mounted on top and a mid-sized tripod with bendable legs. It allows him some mobility because it is all one piece that he can carry around his home or office.

Casey does not just like to record at home or at his office, though. He likes to vlog wherever and whenever ideas strike him or something interesting happens. Casey’s second setup for spontaneous vlogging is a digital camera in a case on his belt and it goes everywhere with him.

Another big element that differentiates Casey’s vlogs from other is the distinct format of starting and ending his vlogs. He starts every vlog with a timelapse sequence and ends the vlogs on an abrupt note.

With the opening time-lapse sequence, Casey is able to give his viewers and overall theme of what the vlog is going to be about and is very attention-grabbing in nature. With abrupt vlog ends, Casey ensures that he leaves the audience wanting for more.

Casey’s vlogging style is unique not only because of his video treatments, camera equipment, and consistent formats but it is a lot about what kind of content he is showcasing to his loyal fan base. He ensures that he is depicting his daily lifestyle in its true essence where he is seen carrying out simple activities of the day.

Casey has an eye for detail and every shot is being treated with utmost importance. But that doesn’t mean that he always strives for perfection. In his vlogs, he is often seen to mess things up and he doesn’t try to control that – he keeps it real. His ultimate aim is to share great stories with his unique style of filmmaking.


What camera equipment does Casey Neistat use?

Casey Neistat’s impeccable vlogging is a lot because of the camera equipment that he uses. Many aspiring vloggers and filmmakers admire his craft and want to know what kind of equipment and setups he uses.

Well, let’s put that to rest for once and for all. Here are some of Casey’s favorite pieces of gear that you can use to create your own style of filmmaking.

DSLR Setup:

Canon EOS Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens

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Panasonic DC-GH5KBODY Lumix 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera

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Sony A6500

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Sony A7S II

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Canon EOS 80D DSLR

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Canon EOS 70D DSLR

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Canon EF-S 10-22MM

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Canon EF-S 10-18MM

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Rode VideoMic Pro

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Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mounted Condenser Microphone

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Sennheiser MKE 440 microphone

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Joby GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead X Bundle

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Joby BallHead

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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GoPro Setup:

GoPro Hero5 Black

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GoPro Hero5 Session

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GoPro Hero4 Black

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GoPro Hero Session

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Smartphone Setup:

Samsung Galaxy S8+

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iPhone X

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iPhone 7 Plus

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Digital Camera Setup:

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 V

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

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Canon PowerShot S120

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Canon PowerShot G7 X

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Sony RX100 IV

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Drone Setup:

DJI Mavic Pro Drone

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GoPro Karma Drone

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DJI Phantom 4 Drone

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AirDog The Action Sports Drone

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Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter Drone

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DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter

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DJI Mavic Air

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Skydio R1

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360 Degree Cameras Setup:

Samsung Gear 360 Camera

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Ricoh Theta S

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Other Gadgets:

Spivo Rotating Selfie Stick

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MarSoar L1 3-Axis Motorized Handheld Gimbal

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GoPole SceneLapse

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DJI Osmo

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Beholder DS1 Handheld Stabilizer 3- Axis Brushless Gimbal

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Shruti Sen

I love to explore challenging opportunities in the field of Digital Media. Primarily, my skills revolve around Digital Video in terms of Content Strategy/Marketing, Analysis and Audience Development. My natural affinity towards diverse audio-visual content across platforms helps me develop a multitude of perspectives. In totality - I'm a keen learner, collector of new enriching experiences and have an undying conviction to always stay curious in life!

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