Our photographic equipment: with all this we record and make photos

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If you’ve seen our videos on the Comiviajeros channel or you’ve seen our posts, you’ve probably wondered what we do with our photos and videos or what our photographic equipment is. And I’m telling you this because this is a question that is repeated in a super habitual way in our social networks, especially in Instagram.

In this post I want to answer that question, so I’m going to tell you what our photographic equipment is and what we use each of the things we have.

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Our photographic equipment: cameras

1. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

The Canon G7 X Mark II is our basic camera to record vlogs because it is with it that we record us talking. We also make some resources, especially when there is less light.

It is undoubtedly one of the most recommended compact cameras for this type of video, and we are delighted with it. It is super comfortable, super manageable and for the price and the size that it has, it offers an incredible quality.

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Advantages of the Canon G7 X Mark II

The video stabilization is brutal, so when we record ourselves walking the movement is super smooth, and that is appreciated and very much. The video quality is one of the best for a compact camera. It has an aperture of f/1,8-2,8, so it is more than decent when there is little light.

Inconveniences of the Canon G7 X Mark II

It doesn’t record in 4K. It’s true that we weren’t looking for it, but it’s always good for the future. it doesn’t have an output for an external microphone, so we had to ‘tune’ its internal microphone to avoid the wind.

2. Sony α7 III

Our latest acquisition is the Sony α7 III camera, a full-frame mirrorless camera that has become the best-selling camera of 2019 due to its high quality. Our idea is to make it our main camera for taking pictures and also use it to make some video resources.

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As the first thing is to learn to use it, for now we manage with its basic objective, a Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6. It only takes a few hours in our lives, but has already given us time to fall in love with it and the quality of its image. Seriously, brutal.

Advantages of the Sony α7 III

It’s full-frame, so its sensor is bigger and, in short, it makes the quality of the photos higher. it records in HD up to 100fps, so it’s perfect to make slow motion videos. it records at 4K (at 30 fps) something that for now few mirrorless do in a decent way. it has two slots for SD, so you can enlarge the capacity or make backups as you do the photos.

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Sony Inconveniences α7 III

Both the camera and the lenses are expensive. as they are mirrorless, the battery lasts half as long as a ‘traditional’ reflex.

3. iPhone Xs

Another must-have in our photographic equipment is the 256Gb iPhone Xs, which we use mainly to record video resources. We are also using it lately for Instagram live shows.

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We’ve had it since the beginning of the year (we bought it on our trip to New York and it replaces a Samsung Galaxy S7) and we’re really delighted with the quality leap we’ve made thanks to it.

Advantages of iPhone Xs

It records 4K video at 60fps, something even the most expensive reflexes have a hard time doing. The automatic post-processing of photos means you hardly need to edit them manually.

Inconveniences of iPhone Xs

For someone used to Android like me, the storage of photos in iOS is horrible.

4. iPhone 7 Plus

This ‘old man’ of about three years is in charge of most of the photos and videos we upload to Instagram. Despite the fact that there are many better options (such as the aforementioned iPhone Xs), this iPhone 7 Plus is still a super result for use with social networks.

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Advantages of iPhone 7 Plus

Being a mobile from a few years ago, you can find relatively low prices.

Inconveniences of iPhone 7 Plus

On a technical level, there are many other mobiles that surpass it.

5. DJI Spark

Our drone, a DJI Spark, is undoubtedly one of our best purchases and, of course, we use it for aerial shots and photos. It is not the best drone on the market but it is the best in terms of quality/price.

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In our case (and what we recommend) is that you buy it in the Fly More Combo pack, which comes with the control knob (which connects to the mobile), a pair of batteries, a travel bag, a charger, spare propellers and protectors.

Advantages of the DJI Spark

Being so small and light it’s great to wear on trips.

DJI Spark Disadvantages

Unfortunately it only records at 1080p with 30fps, so you can’t record in slow motion.it connects to the controller via wi-fi, so other wi-fi signals can cause interference.

6. GoPro Hero 4 Silver

Although the GoPro Hero 4 is only a few years old, it is still our action camera. It really comes in handy to record underwater, but what we use it for most is to make timelapses in the car when we do our road trips around the world.

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Advantages of the GoPro Hero 4 Silver

Despite being a camera with 5 years, it is still more than enough for many tasks.

Inconveniences of the GoPro Hero 4 Silver

Even today’s Chinese action cameras are better than this model.

Our photographic equipment: accessories

Of course not everything is the cameras, the accessories are also a really important part of our photographic equipment to get good results, that’s how it is. These are the ones we have:

1. Osmo Mobile 2 DJI

As I said before, we usually use the mobile to record resources, but for that we need a stabilizer, and the best stabilizer for mobile is the DJI Osmo Mobile 2.

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Thanks to the Osmo Mobile 2 DJI stabilizer we can make super stable shots when we’re in motion and impressive timelapses, so we’re really happy with it.

2. SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Card

The good thing about the two cameras we use (Canon and Sony) is that both use SD cards. But of course, not all SDs are the same, some are of higher quality and others of lesser quality, some faster and others slower. And that’s why our favorite is the SanDisk Extreme Pro.

This card is super fast, so it’s great when you need to record at 4K or burst photos. We personally chose the 128GB card because it’s big enough to store a whole day’s content (and we record a lot in one day) and it’s not excessively expensive.

3. Joby GorillaPod

Since we use the Canon to record us talking, often in motion, we need to wear it comfortably. The best way to carry it is to use the flexible Joby GorillaPod tripod.

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This tripod is really useful for recording, and the good thing is that there are models for all types of cameras, from small compact to reflex cameras.

4. WD My Passport Hard Drive

With all the content we generate every day we need to take an external hard drive on the road. And although there are more travel-ready options (like the LaCie Rugged Mini) we’ve always done great with the WD My Passport, so we have three WD My Passport albums.

In principle we have enough with a 4TB hard drive, although of course it depends on how much use you make of it on the road.

5. Microphone Rode VideoMicro

The big problem that cameras have when recording video is that the audio of their internal microphones is usually not very good, especially when there is wind. Therefore, to improve the audio of the videos, we have the microphone Rode VideoMicro.

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Normally quality external microphones are very expensive, but this model has a really good quality for a very affordable price.

6. Apple MacBook

Although it is not an ‘accessory’ as such, another thing we need in travel is to manage backups, edit content and, of course, continue to maintain the day-to-day blog and channel. We needed a laptop to take on the road, and our choice was the Apple MacBook at 12″

We chose this laptop for two main reasons. The first is a device small enough to fit in any backpack without any problems and without gaining too much weight. The second is that it’s a powerful enough device to even be able to edit channel videos when needed.

7. K&F Concept Backpack

Such an electronic device needs to be stored somewhere, so a good backpack is really important. In our case we chose the K&F Concept, a really comfortable backpack, big, and at a very good price to be a quality backpack.

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This backpack fits absolutely everything you’ve seen before (and chargers, cables, etc…) so you won’t have any problem carrying all the photographic material you have.

Our photographic equipment: What we edit with

Another thing we are often asked is how we usually edit videos and photos, so we can not miss here.

The computer with which we edit both videos and photos is an Apple iMac from 27″ with an intel Core i5 processor with a 5K retina screen. The good thing is that despite not being an i7 this iMac has a huge capacity to handle video editing and photo.

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As far as software is concerned, we use Final Cut Pro X to edit video. FCPX has a very good learning curve, so you can quickly get to do more than decent things and over time you can do things professionally.

To edit the photos we use, of course, Adobe Photoshop CC, undoubtedly an essential when editing photos and that has no rival (well, Lightroom is usually another favorite by professionals but I personally mess with him).

Wish list: our desired photographic equipment

It is true that we are currently quite happy with our photographic equipment (which we have been building little by little over the years), but we are always thinking about what our next acquisitions will be, so we have a wish list with things we plan to buy in the future.

DJI Osmo Action

It’s time to retire our GoPro Hero 4 Silver, so we’ve been thinking about buying the new GoPro Hero 7 Black, which is quite a wonder. But DJI has taken out its own camera, and since we have other products of the brand and they are magnificent, we have decided for this DJI Osmo Action.

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This camera is capable of recording at 4K at 60fps with a brutal stabilization that makes you record where you record will always have a super stabilized video.

2. Tripod Manfrotto Befree Advanced

Although we already use a tripod for travel, the one we have does not have too much quality, which makes it not stable and 100% reliable. For this reason one of our future purchases will be a quality tripod, and the one we have chosen is the Manfrotto Befree Advanced.

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We like this tripod first for the quality that usually gives the brand Manfrotto, and then because it is a special tripod for travel, as folded occupies only 40 cm long and weighs less than 1.5 kg.

3. Lens Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD

When we get control of our Sony α7 III the first thing we will have to do is buy a quality lens, and our first choice is the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8. We like this lens because it has a completely professional quality and is much brighter than the one we have today.

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Also, as we discussed with the camera, their lenses are expensive, but luckily this Tamron has a much more affordable price than other lenses of this quality.

4. DJI Mavic 2

Although our DJI Spark goes like a shot, in the future we will end up with his older brother, and unless some better option comes out for that moment, our option will be a DJI Mavic 2.

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This drone (which is available in the Pro version and the Zoom version) lasts in the air more than 30 minutes, has a range of up to 8 Kilometers and records at 4K in a totally stable way.

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