What Camera do Famous YouTubers Use?

When people want to get started on YouTube they usually wonder what camera their favorite YouTuber uses to record their videos. While this may be a good indication for sound and video quality you don’t have to buy the same equipment as them if you are just getting started.

A lot of the famous YouTubers started with cheap point and shoot cameras or used their phone to record videos. What matters most is the content you produce. If you make entertaining videos, your viewers will enjoy it even it wasn’t shot on a $2000 dollar camera.

What Camera Does Aspyn Ovard Use?

Aspyn Ovard


Aspyn keeps it very simple with her camera setup. She uses one of Canon’s most popular DSLR cameras with a lens that has very fast autofocus so her footage is never blurry. Before upgrading to the Canon EOS 70D she used the Canon EOS Rebel T4i.

What Camera Does Zoella Use?

Zoella screenshot






Zoella uses two cameras depending on the type of video she is creating. If she is recording a planned video at home and she can mount the camera on a tripod (Velbon Videomate 438 Aluminum) and set up the lighting (Manfrotto Spectra Bi-Color) she uses the Canon 70D with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 lens and a Rode VideoMic Pro microphone. For vlog and other on-the-go recording she uses the Canon PowerShot S120.

For Zoella’s full setup of all the camera equipment she uses for her videos we also have a in-depth write up of her setup you can check out here.

What Camera Does Connor Franta Use?

Connor Franta at Vidcon

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Although it’s been a while since Connor Franta has said which camera he uses he used to use a Canon EOS Rebel T3i. The Canon T3i has been discontinued by the manufacturer and has been replaced by the newer (and better) Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

What Camera Does Jacksgap Use?


Jacksgap always produces really high quality videos and uses a wide variety of equipment to produce these professional videos. Here is a list of all the video equipment Jacksgap uses:


  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Panasonic Lumix GH4 (This is used as a second camera because the 5D can’t do 60 frames per second, the Lumix GH4 can do up to 96fps and 4K Ultra HD resolution)

Lenses for the Canon 5D Mark III:

Lenses for the Panasonic Lumix GH4:





For a more in-depth equipment breakdown by Jack himself check out this blogpost he did on his own website.

What Camera Does Joey Graceffa Use?

Joey Graceffa


Joey Graceffa uses the Canon PowerShot G7 X. A very compact, light weight camera with a flip screen that is capable of recording beautiful footage. This combination makes the Canon PowerShot G7 X the perfect vlog camera. Canon has released a newer version, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II.

What Camera Does JC Caylen Use?

JC Caylen


JC Caylen currently uses a Canon EOS Rebel T3i according to a Q&A video he has uploaded on his YouTube channel. That camera has been discounted by Canon and replaced by the newer Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

What Camera Does BFvsGF Use?



BFvsGF have two camera’s. For the vlog they use the Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS. A budget point and shoot camera with long battery life and excellent low light performance. For the more cinematic videos they produce they use the Canon 70D with a Rode microphone.

What Camera Does Bethany Mota Use?

Bethany Mota


Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any confirmation for the camera Bethany currently use. All we could find were some tweets back from 2012 but we are certain she has upgraded to a better camera since then. If we had to guess it would be the Canon 70D like many professional YouTubers use. We do know what polaroid camera she uses, a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8.

What Camera Does Casey Neistat Use?

Casey Neistat Vlogging


360 Video Cameras:





Other camera gear:

Casey is well known in YouTube community because of the high quality videos he produces with excellent storytelling. We have a more in-depth write up of all the camera equipment uses so for the full list you can also check out that page.

What Camera Does Jon Olsson Use?

Jon Olsson screenshot






Jon Olsson is a relatively new vlogger in the YouTube scene but has already invested heavily in camera equipment. We estimate his camera equipment is worth between $60k and $70k. For more details about all the equipment Jon uses and how he uses them, check out our Jon Olsson setup guide.

What Camera Does Faze Rain Use?

Faze Rain


Faze Rain uses the Canon PowerShort G7 X. A camera very popular in the YouTube vlogger community because of it’s compact size, image quality and flip screen.

What Camera Does Shane Dawson Use?

Shane Dawson


Shane Dawson uses different cameras depending of the type of video he is recording. For recording sketches he uses a Panasonic DMC-GH1K. For recording short movies he uses a Canon EOS 5D Mark III which is a high-end full frame DSLR camera. For recording vlogs Shane keeps it very simple and just uses his iPhone, especially the newer models produce very high quality video which is good enough for YouTube videos.

What Camera Does NigaHiga Use?



Although we are not 100% sure on what camera NigaHiga uses and we couldn’t find any confirmation. His camera has been visible in multiple videos and we think he uses the same DSLR a lot of other YouTubers use, a Canon 70D.

What Camera Does Shaycarl/Shaytards Use?

Shay Carl (Shaytards)


Just as many other vloggers on YouTube Shaycarl uses the Canon G7 X. Lightweight, compact, durable, excellent image quality and a flips screen so you can see yourself while vlogging to make sure you are in frame.

What Camera Does Kian Lawley Use?

Kian Lawley


Kian Lawley uses the most popular DSLR and microphone combination in the YouTube community. The Canon EOS 70D with a Rode VideoMic Pro R to improve the sound quality.

What Camera Does Missglamorazzi (Ingrid Nilsen) Use?

Ingrid Nilsen


Ingrid Nilsen, also known as Missglamorazzi online, uses the Canon Elph 300 HS. The Canon Elph 300 HS performs very well in low light conditions, is very thin and easy to carry around while vlogging and has excellent autofocus to prevent blurry footage.

What Camera Does Cutiepiemarzia Use?



Cutiepiemarzia has tried using a DSLR but found that too uncomfortable to carry around while vlogging on the go and has since picked up a point and shoot camera a lot of other vloggers use, the Canon PowerShot G7 X.

What Camera Does FunForLouis Use?



FunForLouis travels a lot so it would not make sense for him to use a heavy DSLR camera. Therefore Louis only uses digital point and shoot camera. He currently has two different cameras, the Sony CyberShot RX100 IV and the Canon G7 X.

What Camera Does RomanAtWood Use?



Roman actually uses the same cameras as FunForLouis. Two point and shoot cameras: the Sony CyberShot RX100 IV and the Canon PowerShot G7 X. Both cameras are very easy to carry around and record high quality video footage which makes them very popular among vloggers on YouTube.

What Camera Does CTFxC Use?

CTFxC YouTuber


CTFxC uses the exact same vlogging camera as BFvsGF, the Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS. A budget point and shoot camera with long battery life and excellent low light performance.

What Camera Does David Dobrik Use?

David Dobrik

It was difficult to find but after seeing a picture of his camera on Instagram we are certain David Dobrik uses the Sony DSCHX80/B.

What Camera Does Christian Guzman Use?

Christian Guzman

What Camera Does Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) Use?

Marques Brownlee (MKBHD)


Marques Brownlee is on a level of it’s own in the YouTube community. Marques has invested a lot of money into extremely high quality video equipment and it certainly shows in his videos.

What Camera and Recording Software Does PewDiePie Use?

PewDiePie's setup




Gaming setup:

Recording Software:

For PewDiePie it really depends on what kind of video he is creating what camera he uses. If he wants to record a high quality video and someone else can film he uses the Canon XA10. If he is filming by himself for vlogs he uses the Canon PowerShot G7 X, just like many other YouTube vloggers.

PewDiePie is mostly known for his gaming videos. For recording himself in gaming videos he uses the Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000, a high quality webcam. The screen recording software he uses Open Broadcasting Software (OBS). A free open source software which you can use to record your screen and webcam at the same time for creating YouTube videos or streaming games on Twitch.

For recording his voice he uses the Rode NT1KIT Condensor Microphone which is mounted on a Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom. This microphone is connected to the Steinberg UR22MKII 2-channel USB interface by a lyxPro Balanced XLR cable.

For lighting he uses a Neewer Camera Ring Light and to prevent hard light and reflection he uses the Neewer Collapsible Light Softbox diffuser.

To actually play the games he uses the Corsair Vengeance M95 Performance Laser Gaming Mouse with the KBC Poker 3 Mechanical Keyboard. The monitor he uses is the Asus MX27UQ Monitor which is setup on his Humanscale float standing desk which can be easily transformed from a normal desk to a standing desk.

Last but not least he uses the Sennheiser RS170 headphones for the game audio.

What Camera Does EverythingApplePro Use?

EverythingApplePro camera


Filip from EveryThingApplePro always uploads high-quality videos while mostly recording inside and close up. The Panasonic GH5 he uses is perfect for this and can record in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

Hopefully you now know which camera your favorite YouTuber uses. If you are missing any YouTubers or any of the featured YouTubers have since upgraded their equipment please let us know! By helping to keep this list up to date we will be able to provide the most accurate answers for other readers.

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