Our Top Camera Gear for Travel Videos and Photography

All the Details, links, models, etc mentioned in the Video are here: http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/best-travel-camera-video-photography

I’ve been putting off sharing my camera gear for the past 5+ years and I’ve finally pulled it all together and I’ve shared from my favorite-most used camera to my least used camera. Finding the best camera gear to capture our travel videos and photography has been a process, and now I finally feel like my camera setup is almost perfect. Of course that could all change…again…but for now I hope this provides a little insight to how we capture video and photography without carrying a huge professional camera setup.

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Sony Alpha a6000 with 16-50mm lens http://amzn.to/1JfXvh8
Sony 18-105mm f4 G lens http://amzn.to/1QW7UFK
Sony DSC RX100 III http://amzn.to/1U3cQfp
Sony Action Cam HDR-AS200V (with waterproof case) http://amzn.to/1JfYcab
GoPro Hero 3+ Black http://amzn.to/1Pe8eMW
Canon 5d MKiii http://amzn.to/1FA5f1k

Quadcopter Drone with Camera:
DJI Phantom 3 http://amzn.to/1Kgf98K

Tripods & Selfie Stick:
Gitzo GT2542 Traveler Tripod http://amzn.to/1U3dJ7y
Joby GorillaPod SLR with Ball Head http://amzn.to/1JRlYz1
Sony Action MonoPod VCT-AMP1 http://amzn.to/1PO5Qgy

Sony Gun Zoom Mic ECM-GZ1M http://amzn.to/1U3bn8X
Gutman Windscreen for Sony Zoom http://amzn.to/1Q6AHVs
Sony ECMW1M Bluetooth Mic http://amzn.to/1HZjIzD
Built-in mic (ActionCam)
RODE VidMic Pro http://amzn.to/1jlskef
Zoom H4n (VO) http://amzn.to/1OzZaF6

MSI GS70-096 Crimson http://amzn.to/1U3bYaC
MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 002 http://amzn.to/1Qv3O87
ASUS PA248Q LED IPS 24.1″ Monitor http://amzn.to/1hXxw7u
Adobe Premiere Pro CC http://amzn.to/1JRiCfr
Magic Bullet Looks http://amzn.to/1hXybFT

Get our entire gear list and reviews here: http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/hd-video-secrets

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  1. David Norris RV-Firefly on September 30, 2018 at 1:36 am

    thank you for sharing that video-good information about cameras-I subscribe to your channel

  2. Matthew Pfeifer on September 30, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Great video! Lots of great advice and info! Next time you are at Disney World, give a shout(I can get you in 😉 I work there )

  3. Eddie Chavez on September 30, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Great review !

  4. Grant Pritchard on September 30, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Curious about your thoughts on Adobe’s ridiculous subscription system?
    Considering you now are on a very limited budget, dropping that monthly fee for some alternatives may be more appealing.
    https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve seems to be an interesting free alternative that gets some good reviews around the place.

  5. John Norris on September 30, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Thanks for the video. I’ve been considering upgrading my camera gear and wanted to get some input from someone who has a lot of experience. My Uncle, who taught me, was a wildlife photographer and used Nikon equipment. I have a few older Nikons but see Canon is very popular today. One of the features I am interested in having is remote control of the camera, either via cable or wireless, and see that Canon and Sony offer these features with the camera and Nikon makes you pay extra. How would you rate the remote iPad/Android controls of the gear you have now?

  6. David Thomas on September 30, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Did your a6000 have any overheating issues when shooting video? Based partly on your review I bought one and it will only record a few minutes before shutting down due to heat. I was wondering if you have had this issue and how you dealt with with it? I like the camera, but this is a significant issue for me.

  7. EachineErice on September 30, 2018 at 1:45 am

    The Eachine E350 is going to make a perfect travel camera quad. http://goo.gl/RQknTj Compared to the XK380 and CX20 it is packed with more features and an all round better build. Nice video……….. Erice

  8. Wordsnwood (Art Mulder) on September 30, 2018 at 1:45 am

    The sony a6000 does not have a flip out screen… You mention how much Nikki likes the flip-out screen on the rx100, so I’m kind of surprised that you are fine with the lack in the a6000. Don’t you end up cutting off your head sometimes or messing up the framing of the shot?

  9. Jeff Markwick on September 30, 2018 at 1:46 am

    I purchased the A6000. Great recommendations. Thanks. Has the 29 min video timer hampered you at all? Love your channel BTW. Looking forward to sailing!

  10. MK Outdoor Adventures on September 30, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Great share! Lots of helpful information.Might I ask. What software do you use for post processing all of your videos? The video, the integration of still images, and the audio is seamless and beautifully executed in all of your videos. Thanks!

  11. Nomadic Woman on September 30, 2018 at 1:53 am

    I will thank you

  12. RV Crazy on September 30, 2018 at 1:53 am

    Hey thanks for the video looking to upgrade my gear a bit as I’m not entirely happy with my gopro and Panasonic G3 micro 4 thirds setup (no external mic capabilities). Gonna check out your website now. Both those sony’s look pretty nice.

  13. Marmac RV Adventures on September 30, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Hi Jason, great video on equipment. My research on the right equipment never stops. Technology constantly changes. In the 80’s I was doing location shoots with a betamax camera cutting with 2 U-matic decks. Today I would do that same shoot with a iPhone. What is the best equipment for any situation.. ? What equipment you have with you !!! Today, Right now, but this could change. I like the iPhone 6s, Gopro 4 black, DJI Phantom 3 and the Sony a7s II. with Canon glass. On a sunny day outdoors all of cameras will do a great job in 4K, but only the Sony has incredible low light capabilities. I also like it for portraits because it has a full size sensor and it does 4K internal. I know we’re talking about $3000.00 dollars, but if you need low light… you real need it ! Lights are not always an option in every situation. Would the Sony be my go-to camera ? NO! I really like smart phones and Gopros. light, simple and fast. I try to be always a student. http://www.marmac-rv-adventures.com

  14. Matt Jackson on September 30, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Expensive gear. I’m an apprentice and saving for all this to start making videos. ( starting ) I’m starting to make videos. Hope this goes to plan or it’s a massive waste for me

  15. EpicBroNL on September 30, 2018 at 1:54 am

    you cant do a mic on the a6000 right?

  16. nestogonzo1 on September 30, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Great vid, thanx.

  17. Backroads Vanner on September 30, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Awesome video! We loved it and thanks for sharing your equipment! We have A LOT of the same camera gear! We also have the same Sony Action Cam and the GoPro 4 and we love, love, love our Sony A6000. We had the 55-210mm lens on it in Yellowstone this past fall and wished we’d had a 400-600mm to capture a field of grizzly bears we encountered! We hope to have a longer lens when we go to Alaska next year (we will probably put a longer lens on our Canon since the Sony will require an adapter…. as far as we know, the longest lens made specifically for the A6000 is the 210mm). Speaking of Alaska, I guess we’ll be following in your footsteps! lol. We saw your whales and glacier video and will go back and watch your other Alaska videos and get some pointers. A question about the Sony A6000…. we have multiple 32 GB pro SD cards and shoot video without problem. Can you elaborate on why you said a 64 GB is necessary? We use the 32 GB just as a safety net in case the card becomes corrupted – then less footage is gone! We will go and check out your web page next and see what else you had to say about your equipment. BTW, we are also from the DFW area. Thanks for your videos.

  18. TheErraticTheory on September 30, 2018 at 1:58 am

    Also using un connected mic with a portable recorder then sincing up the audio is best.

  19. The amazing speed cuber on September 30, 2018 at 1:58 am

    its not called video its called videography

  20. 1JDCOKE on September 30, 2018 at 1:59 am

    I am still learning my GoPro, could not understand half what you have on that table

  21. Jordan Hauser Digital on September 30, 2018 at 1:59 am

    You’re super creative! Great work 🙂

  22. Jee Vang on September 30, 2018 at 1:59 am

    "It’s not about the gear", says the guy with a bunch of gear.

  23. AMaeTV on September 30, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Awesome video!! You mirrored so many of my thoughts.. not making a gear video because you’re not completely happy with it (always a work in progress!) Feeling weird and emotional about not using your Canon DSLR as much anymore. I recently bought the T6i just because my previous Canon DSLR was done.. but really you can’t take that thing anywhere in the field! Anyway, great insight, good luck with the Phantom and happy travels!

  24. Jeb Carty on September 30, 2018 at 2:05 am

    Love your channel

  25. bmr4106 on September 30, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Great video,very informative . Thanks for all the wonderful RV videos.

  26. Jima Banek on September 30, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Is the rx100 good for taking photos?

  27. ROWLESmade on September 30, 2018 at 2:09 am

    Thanks for all the tips! We’re just getting started with video and are looking at a new DSLR (ours is a pre-video Canon XTi), but have also been thinking about looking at some mirrorless cameras as well. Right now we’re using a GoPro Hero 4 Silver, iPhone 5s, and a Panasonic HD camcorder, so it would be nice to have a better option. Right now I’m using a lav mic plugged into an iPhone for audio which works OK, but a shotgun mic would be awesome.

  28. Faoin Spéir on September 30, 2018 at 2:09 am

    This is such a useful piece, thanks! I’m a new subscriber, looks like I have a whole lot of catching up to do 🙂 Really looking forward to following your sailboat journey.

  29. Chris Hunt on September 30, 2018 at 2:10 am

    Very cool video!

  30. GEEK OF ALL on September 30, 2018 at 2:11 am

    if u r nt happy with ur 5d can u plz give tat to me!!!?plz

  31. Mitch and Cassie Shepherd on September 30, 2018 at 2:13 am

    I thought you had the eos m? I have one and mostly like it.

  32. CITAP1 on September 30, 2018 at 2:13 am

    I was listening with headphones and thought the Sony mic was high pitched and tinny sounding. The canon mic was much flatter sounding. Been looking at a new camera too. Canon XF200, Canon C100, Sony A7 or A6000. I do think both Canon and Nikon need to catch up on Sony in the mirror-less niche. Sony is running away with that market.. Good video and information.

  33. Bob and Barb Hettesheimer on September 30, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Hi this is Bob and Barb and we are big fans. You guys are so much fun to watch. But I do have a question and ok this is a basic question for you guys, but what software do you use to put your videos together.

  34. FHDesert on September 30, 2018 at 2:18 am

    How are you guys so rich???

  35. Kevin Hutchison on September 30, 2018 at 2:18 am

    What are your thoughts on the canon g9x vs. the sony rx100?

  36. Pedro Erthal on September 30, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Great video! Maybe a Sony a7R II could replace your 5D 🙂

    For suggestions, edelkrone just released a very light and compact slider: https://www.edelkrone.com/p/495/sliderone
    And for audio, the Sennheiser AVX Lavalier is great because it automatically adjusts the audio level and scans available frequencies and will automatically switch before any interference becomes audible (and it does a great job)

  37. Bacchus on September 30, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Great video.  I have the a6000 too and use all my old Canon lenses on it.  I got the Commlite adapter for this purpose.  I can even use my old Zeiss 250mm lens from my Hasselblad with an adapter.  These Sony cameras are great and you can hang just about anything on them.

  38. Robert Williams on September 30, 2018 at 2:21 am

    I like it

  39. TheErraticTheory on September 30, 2018 at 2:21 am

    You can get an adapter for the sony to use canon lenses and even get auto focus.

  40. VagabonDaze on September 30, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Awesome video….I was a Photographer as well in Dallas before moving to LA in 2006. I’ve also been looking at that Sony a6000 for over a year, and you just convinced me to get one! Thank you!!

  41. Rod Anderson on September 30, 2018 at 2:26 am

    So many think that if they can get the same gear as the person who is making the excellent quality videos that they watch on Youtube, that they in turn can make excellent videos. It just doesn’t work that way.

  42. Zealot on September 30, 2018 at 2:27 am

    How does the sony alpha cams stand up to places that can be "weathery"? Like in rainy, or snow, or dusty places? Will it affect the camera, or is it sturdy and can be just as rugged as the user?

  43. Pedal Petter on September 30, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Hi Jason,

    this is really a bad video. (;-))
    Now I have the wish to own an Alpha6000 and that will bring me do many discussions with my lovley wife. This is not really an expensive camera but it is hard for my "hobby-budget"^^
    Thank you for all your videos. I wish you save travels.
    Volker (from Hamburg, Germany)

  44. Al Lipscomb on September 30, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Thanks for the rundown of your gear. The Sony A6000 is a workhorse of a camera. I am surprised you don’t have one of the A7 line in your kit.

  45. Burning Turtle on September 30, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Can you do a follow up video showing the different Camera footage?

  46. ShoreLooksNice.com on September 30, 2018 at 2:28 am

    Awesome info! I’m in the process of shopping around for a new DSLR. I’ve taken most of my photos with an old Nikon D80 or iphone. All our videos were shot with a gopro. You’re throwing me a curveball by having me consider a smaller camera haha!

  47. Outdoor Travel Channel on September 30, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Thank You, That was a great review. I also like the Canon Vixia HF R600. Great for on the go.

  48. Chuck Drew on September 30, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Thank you very much. This helped a lot. Enjoy your travels

  49. Nicole Sherwood on September 30, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Quick question, I am considering getting another Go Pro but I am not sure if I should get one or just invest in a Underwater Housing for my Canon g7x ? I am certified Scuba diver and I do a lot of activities. I never thought about the Sony Underwater Camera but now I might have to take that into consideration if I end up not getting the Underwater Housing.

  50. ae4xo on September 30, 2018 at 2:32 am

    I used the GoPro with the gimbal as my main camera. and it works pretty well.