As a vlogger, you know that the quality of your videos depends mainly on the equipment you use. That’s why it’s essential to choose suitable vlogging kits for your needs. 

In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the best vlogging kits on the market today. I will also discuss the pros and cons of each kit, so you can decide which one is right for you. So without further ado, let’s get started!

#1 - Best Ultimate Vlogging Kit: Sunpak Vlogging Kit

USER RATING: 5/5
5/5

Overview:

The Sunpak vlogging kit features a LED ring light, a microphone, a folding stand, and a mount to hold the phone securely. The 14 inches ring light works on AC and can be used for long vlogging sessions. Add to its dynamic shooting styles. The bi-color technology optimizes the color temperature in your vlogs. The intensity and incandescent of the light are adjustable as per your vlogging requirements.

The microphone can be plugged into any Android phone with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. If there is no headphone jack, you may have to buy an extra converter. BOYA mic gives the voice clarity and eliminates the background noises.

The system stand has a flexible height and can go up to 70 inches with a minimum length of 31 inches. It can be locked with an oversize thumb screw. Although the stand can’t hold any heavy camera, it is best for smartphone vlogging.

There are three smartphone mounts on the stand. One is an LED mount, and the other two are bracket mounts. Adding to the versatility, the smartphone can be mounted horizontal or vertical. Yes, the cold-shoe is flexible and can hold a smartphone up to 3 inches wide. In addition to this, the LED center mount features a ball head to adjust the smartphone’s position. 

Things Included In The Kit:

  1. 14 inches bi-colour LED ring light
  2. Mount with the cold shoe to secure your device tightly
  3. BOYA microphone
  4. Folding stand
  5. Smartphone bar with two smartphone mounts
  6. Mini ball head

Reason To Buy?

  • 14-inches LED light adjustable to any environment
  • AC powered to carry your vlogs over a long time
  • Super compact stand with maximum 70 inches height

Reason To Avoid?

  • Not suitable for vlogging where there is no source of AC power
  • Can be expensive 

#2- Best Vlogging Kit For Starters: Rode Vlogging Kit

USER RATING: 5/5
5/5

Overview:

Rode vlogging kit includes everything that you need to kickstart your vlogging career. This kit comes with a microphone, a holder that doubles as a tripod stand, and a light that has various filters.

The LED light is the most attention-drawing thing in the kit. It is a rechargeable LED and a little over 1 inch in size. This LED light works more or less like a flashlight and has four brightness levels. On its full charge, the light lasts for one and half hours. There are eight color filters and a diffuser to soften the light. I tested the kit by stacking a magenta and green filter, and I like the output. These filters may feel less secure, but that’s not a big deal. 

Below the LED is a mount to hold your smartphone. This mount has a thumbscrew locking mechanism and holds the smartphone firmly in its place. The mount’s grip also has rubber pads, and I like this thing as it doesn’t give the feeling that your smartphone is being crushed. The grip is pretty firm and doesn’t loosen even if you move your kit around.

The holder, which doubles as a tripod stand, is quite sturdier than you may think, perfect for vlogging. It is made of solid plastic and feels robust in hand. Plus, its head pivots, and you can move in any direction. No, it can’t be used as a gimbal. Also, if you’re thinking of taking steady shots or hyper-lapse, this holder can be converted into a tripod stand.

The ultracompact mic connects directly to your smartphone’s lighting or type C port. But if your phone has a headphone jack, you can opt for the kit version that connects this way. The recorded sound quality was pretty balanced, and I doubt you would need any extra mic. 

Things Included In The Kit:

  1. Ultracompact Me-L condenser microphone
  2. WS9 furry windshield
  3. SmartGrip smartphone holder
  4. Tripod stand
  5. Micro led 
  6. One clip-on diffuser
  7. USB Type-C cable 

Reason To Buy?

  • Strong build quality
  • Variety of colors as well as warm/cool filters
  • Good quality mic

Reason To Avoid?

  • The mic can interfere if you use a gimbal
  • It can be an expensive option for some people

#3- Best Vlogging Kit For Budget: Neewer Vlogging Kit For Phone

USER RATING: 4.9/5
4.7/5

Overview:

Neewer vlogging kit is for those people who are a little bit short on their budget. Starting at $40, this kit comes with some decent vlogging accessories. It includes a mic, a smartphone rip with the clip, a 5 inches holder that can be used as a tripod stand, and other accessories.

The mic is a CM14 plug-and-play microphone with a windshield to eliminate those extra noises. In addition to this, the Neewer mic is housed on an anti-shock mount that enhances its noise cancellation system. This mic has a crisp and decent voice quality.

Below the mic is a smartphone holder. This kit is compatible with every smartphone, and the clip can be widened up to 3 inches to capture your phone. Plus, the standard mount screw is used to lock the phone in its place. It means you can also use a camera but keep in mind it’s not a strong kit, and heavy use can cause damage to it.  

Talking about the stand, the Neewer stand is 5 inches in height which can go up to 6.7 inches when the legs are closed. It is made of plastic and is strong unless you use it for a camera. 

Things Included In The Kit:

  1. Adjustable mini-LED light
  2. A diffuser
  3. Mini tripod stand
  4. CM14 plug and play microphone
  5. Rechargeable 2000mAh battery
  6. USB Type-C for connectivity or charging purposes
  7. One TRRS/TRS connector
  8. Mini-phone clip with cold shoe

Reason To Buy?

  • Not too expensive
  • Have everything that a vlogger is looking for
  • A handy kit for vloggers

Reason To Avoid?

  • Mini LED has a short battery backup

#4- Compact Cameras Vlogging Kit For : Sony Zv-1 Vlogging Kit

USER RATING: 4.9/5
4.7/5

Overview:

Provided with a vlogging-centric camera, Sony ZV-1 compact digital kit includes everything a vlogger may need. Sony has become number one in developing vlogging cameras and kits for the past few years. I bought this kit last year, and there’s nothing I can complain about.

The first thing I noticed straight away from the box was the camera. Sony ZV-1 could be the best vlogging camera, owing to its features. It can record 4K at 60 fps and slo-mo at 1080p. The stabilization is solid, plus the autofocus is class-leading. It also has a bokeh effect. The built-in mic is excellent in terms of quality. I spend some wonderful time recording vlogs and capturing footage with this camera. Although, battery timing is not too good. You may want to opt for a package that provides extra batteries.

Talking about the lens, it is an F1.8-2.8 lens Zeiss 24-70mm lens. I can confidently say that this lens is made for vloggers. Its f1.8 aperture is really fast and provides more background blur. Also, this lens is suitable for low-light photography.  

The 12 inches tripod stand is perfect for shooting hyper-lapse and time-lapse. It is made of plastic, yet it can support the camera’s weight. Other components in the kit include a carry case, a lens blower/brush, and a microfiber cloth for cleaning purposes.

Things Included In The Kit:

  1. Sony ZV-1 Compact Digital Camera
  2. 24-70mm Zeiss F1.8-2.8 lens
  3. 12 inches tripod camera stand
  4. Micro USB cable
  5. A windscreen
  6. NP Battery
  7. Lexar Professional 64 gigs SDXC memory card
  8. Video editing software
  9. Other accessories include a lens blower and brush

Reason To Buy?

  • Best vlogging-centric camera
  • An additional lens in the kit
  • Video and image editing software in the kit

Reason To Avoid?

  • No led light in the kit
  • Require another battery

5- Best Vlogging Kit For Dslr Cameras: Panasonic Lumix Fz80 Camera Kit

USER RATING: 4.8/5
4.5/5

Overview:

Are you looking for a kit that fulfills not only your vlogging requirements but also a little light on your pocket? The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Camera Kit is an option you can vouch for. 

This camera kit includes a Panasonic Lumix FZ80, a tripod stand, a charger, two 32-gigs U3 Sd cards, two batteries, and other stuff like a bag, cleaning gears, and more.

With its 60x 20-1200 mm lens, Panasonic Lumix FZ80 is a perfect camera for novice vloggers. This point-and-shoot camera can record footage at 4K resolution up to 30fps. Not only this, it has a variety of shooting modes, including complete auto, manual mode, shutter speed priority, and aperture priority. The camera takes shots that are crips, full of details, and balanced in colors. Even in low light, the camera quality is second to none.

The autofocus is speedy and takes only .05s in locking the subject. Plus, the subject tracking mode enhances the AF of the camera. Also, the camera footage is stabilized by optical image stabilization, which is not the best but very good in this price range.

You can steady the camera with the provided stand at extreme focal lengths. It is a 12″ Flexi Tripod stand made of plastic. Not only does this hold the camera steadily, but it can also be used as additional support for hyper-lapses. 

The built-in battery powers the camera up to 330 shots, but there is more. The kit comes with two additional batteries so that you may not feel any power shortage during your vlogging.

The vinyl bag pack is waterproof and gives external protection to your camera gear and other accessories. Not to mention the shoulder straps and carrying handles are convenient options while you’re moving around.

Things Included In The Kit:

  1. Panasonic Lumix FZ80
  2. Two additional batteries
  3. 12 inches tripod stand
  4. Premium bag pack
  5. Two 32 Gbs memory cards
  6. Charger
  7. Cleaning kit
  8. Video Editing Software

Reason To Buy?

  • A budget-friendly kit for beginner vloggers
  • The robust build quality of the material
  • Water-protected nylon bag
  • Additional batteries to solve the issue of power

Reason To Avoid?

  • The camera doesn’t have an EVF eye sensor
  • No led or additional led is included in the kit

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

1- What is the best vlogging kit?

If you are shooting vlogs from your smartphone, you can choose from the Rode, Sunpak, or Neewer vlogging kits, as well as kits for the camera are also available that include Sony ZV-1 compact digital vlogging kit or Panasonic Lumix FZ80 camera kit. But choosing the best vlogging kit totally depends on your budget and vlogging requirements.

2- Are vlogging kits worth it?

As per my experience, I highly recommend a vlogger have at least one vlogging kit. These accessories can enhance the quality of your vlogs by improving the lighting conditions, camera angles and grip.

3- Can I shoot vlogs with my phone?

These days, you can use any smartphone to record, edit and upload your vlogs. In fact, the smartphones like iPhone 13 or Samsung Galaxy S22 come with such a fantastic camera that they compete with a flagship camera in terms of quality.

4- What does a beginner vlogger need to start a vlog?

Any beginner can start a vlog with a camera and some side accessories. You can also record your vlogs with your smartphone in case you don’t have a camera. Other things that you may need include a microphone, a windshield, a spare battery and a handy stand. You can get all these accessories in any vlogging kit.

5- How can I improve my vlog?

You can improve your vlog by doing certain things. Think about the camera and light angles. Also, you can take help with video editing software tools, plus use captions and titles in your vlogs where it is suitable.

Brett J.

I'm an enthusiastic American solo traveler. Since childhood, I had a great interest and passion for filmmaking; that's why I chose media sciences as a career and started Vlogging as a full-time profession.

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