My YouTube Camera Setup For Recording YouTube Videos


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Looking for a YouTube camera setup for recording YouTube videos?

I originally started the Project Life Mastery YouTube channel back in 2012.

When I first started, I had no idea what I was doing.

I used just a simple $100 digital camera that had a recording option on it and started from there.

With that camera alone, I recorded a morning ritual YouTube video that has since gotten over 600,000 views.

In that video, the quality and sound quality was poor.  I didn't even have a tripod and at a certain point of the video, the camera fell over as I had it propped up on a stack of books at the time.

The success of that video, and many others, proves that you don't need expensive or a high-end YouTube camera setup for recording YouTube videos.

In many cases, I still use the camera on my iPhone 6 as it's faster and more convenient.

However, taking the next step to upgrade your Youtube camera setup can make a big difference to your brand and YouTube videos and help you go to a whole new level.

In this video blog, I'm going to share with you my YouTube camera setup for recording YouTube videos.

I'll show you my complete recording setup, lighting, and all the equipment that I use to record all of the current YouTube videos that I publish.  You may find this helpful if you're interested in building a YouTube channel.

Watch the video below:

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My YouTube Camera Setup & Equipment

I frequently get asked, “What equipment do you use for recording your YouTube videos?”

I'll share exactly what I use here.  I've done a lot of research to find what equipment is best for recording, so you can rest assured that everything I share is top-notch and worth the investment if you want to go to that next level.

Camera Equipment:

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY DSLM Mirrorless 4K Cinematic Camera Body Only (Black)

Previous Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR with 18-55mm EF-S IS II Lens (OLD MODEL)


Apple iPhone 6 128GB (4.7-inch) 4G LTE Factory Unlocked GSM Dual-Core Smartphone – Silver

Camera Lens:

Panasonic H-HS35100 35-100mm Lens for G-Series Lumix Cameras

Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras (OLD MODEL)


Sirui ET-1204 Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit with E-10 Ball Head & Case

Audio Equipment:

Sennheiser EW 100 ENG G3-A omni-directional clip-on microphone kit system


LimoStudio 700W Photography Softbox Light Lighting Kit Photo Equipment Soft Studio Light Softbox 24″X24″, AGG814

Miscellaneous Equipment:

Selfie Stick, Flexion(TM) QuickSnap Pro 3-In-1 Self-portrait Monopod Extendable Wireless Bluetooth Selfie Stick with built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter With Adjustable Phone Holder for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5 5s 5c, Android

Transcend 64GB SDXC Class10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card Up to 90 MB/s (TS64GSDXC10U1)

Fotga DMW-AC8 + DMW-DCC8 DC Coupler AC Power Adapter for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

GoPro Suction Cup Mount


iMovie for Mac

This is all of the camera recording equipment that I use for recording YouTube videos.

Again, I want to emphasize again that you don't require all of this equipment.

I've invested thousands of dollars in all of this, but keep in mind that I didn't start with it all.  I'm now running a big business and have been able to re-invest some of my profits into improving my camera equipment to help build my YouTube channel.

So start with what you can afford.  And as you start making more money, then invest some of that into better recording equipment.

Also, remember that all of this stuff is a great long-term investment.  It will pay off for many years to come and help you build your brand.

I've personally now been able to film products and many other great things with my equipment, that has helped me grow my business immensely.

I hope you enjoyed this YouTube camera setup and I hope that it helps you with recording your YouTube videos.

Please leave a comment below or let me know any questions you have.  I'd love to hear what you think!

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My YouTube Camera Setup For Recording YouTube Videos
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  • Aaron Doughty

    Great post, just now bought the lighting set up you recommend. I learned a lot from your kindle mastery course that applies in other areas too. Like making YouTube video and finding the right keywords. Thank you brotha!

  • Paul Barl

    Great post, perhaps you would post something about how you shoot the videos, one of the big challenges is solo filming, how do you monitor it etc … Thanks