Perhaps you're thinking of starting a new career, or want to make your own videos or awesome photos. It's really not that hard to start creating your own media content, you can do it with just a phone, in fact.
But if you want to up your game, then you may need to get some additional gadgets. Be it lights, or a powerful yet light laptop to help you edit your photos and videos, here are 5 great gadgets for content creators.
Zhiyun Fiveray F100
The Zhiyun Fiveray F100 is a very capable 100W light. It's not only portable with a 30-minute battery life, but you can also use it as a studio light with a built-in AC charger. You can also keep it running on the go with a USB-PD power bank. However, it's not water-proof, so you can't use it outdoors if the weather becomes gloomy. It works great to help you create the perfect video or photo.
Sony A7 IV
The Sony A7 IV is a camera that's great for both video and still images. If there's one drawback, it's that it costs more than you'd expect. In fact, it's more expensive at S$3,599 (body only), and S$3,899 with a 28-70mm kit lens than the price of the A7 III at launch. But I daresay it's probably the best all-rounder camera you can get, and a great one to begin your photography hobby or career with.
Apple iPhone 14 Plus
The Apple iPhone 14 Plus is a great phone to shoot, and edit your videos and photos. The powerful performance, and great camera make it easy to do so, and the large 6.7-inch display means you can view your creations clearly. You can also get the iPhone 14 Pro range, or if Apple's ecosystem isn't for you, the Google Pixel 7 phones are great alternatives.
Apple Mac mini M2 (2023)
There's lots of power packed into the Apple Mac mini M2 (2023). Inside its compact chassis lies Apple's capable M2 chip, and you can also get the more powerful M2 Pro version if needed. But even the base model is more than enough for 4K video editing. Also consider the Apple MacBook Air with M2 if you want a machine you can edit on the go with.
Canon EOS R7
There's plenty to like about Canon's EOS R7 APS-C mirrorless camera. It's small, lightweight, and takes excellent shots. It's best for wildlife or bird photography, due to its APS-C sensor, which gives it a much tighter crop, and more reach. That means using standard lenses will make subjects appear 1.6x closer. However, this does mean ultra-wide angles are harder to shoot, as you'll need a 10mm lens to even get 16mm. Unfortunately, there isn't a 10mm RF lens available just yet. The camera can shoot 4K 60fps, and if you need even more reach, there's an additional UHD crop mode (video only) to bring up the crop factor up to 1.8 times more.
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