I run the BestNerdLife YouTube channel on a shoestring budget. This has made me very savvy when it comes to getting the best equipment and tools for a very modest price. Below are some of the pieces of equipment I use on a daily basis to produce my videos. As my channel grows, I plan to improve my equipment stash, but right now, i’ve happy with my modest array of tools.
This lightweight and compact HD camera offers plenty of useful features like 5-axis hybrid O.I.S and a powerful zoom function.
FujiFilm Finepix S8650
A camera with good features and without complications. Capable for many situations but relies on AA batteries.
APEMAN 4K Action Camera
This action camera set has everything needed get someone creating some videos in interesting situations for a modest price.
AmazonBasics 60″ Tripod
Whilst there are definitely better tripods out there, someone can do a lot worse than this affordable AmazonBasics tripod.
Konig Mini Tripod
A perfect travel companion when space is at a premium. Easily fits into a backpack. Doesn’t do well with heavier equipment.
DJI Osmo Mobile 3
My favourite piece of kit. This 3-axis gimbal turns any mobile phone into a versatile and integral addition for on-loction shoots.
Other Useful Equipment
Elgato HD60 S
This Capture Card is how I record all my videogame footage. Whatever i’m doing, this has seen me through.
Huion Inspiroy Q11K
This wireless graphics tablet is the perfect option for those of use that don’t want an expensive tablet monitor.
8Bitdo USB Wireless Adapter
This wireless adapter is a compact and affordable option for connecting different controllers to different gaming machines
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