Gear List: Cameras, Lights, Microphones, etc.

Steve Garfield's Ultimate List of Video Gear
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Here are some of the Cameras, Lights, Microphones, and Accessories that I use. Amazon links are affiliate links.

In this video I review some of the following products:

Please contact me with any questions.

** NEW **

RĂ˜DE smartLav microphone. ( works with iOS devices)


Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording (960-000764)

[Review] Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. Does it work on a Mac?

Canon GL2 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom

Apple iPhone 5

Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Red (2nd Generation)

PlaySport Video Example: 1

Olympus PEN E-PM1 12.3MP Interchangeable Camera with CMOS Sensor, 3-inch LCD and 14-42mm II Lens (Black)

Olympus PEN Video Examples: 1 2 3 4 5

Thanks @SamsungMobileUSA for the review unit.

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

HD Video Camera: I use an older model:

Panasonic HDC-SD100 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom

To Be Tested (Hello Canon?):

Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm EF-S IS STM Lens

Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 32GB Internal Flash Memory

Item Code: 8454B001
Estimated Retail Price: $1,699.99

More here:
Geek Beat TV Recommended Cameras and Video Camcorders

My book:

Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business (New Rules Social Media Series)


Lightpanels MicroPro LED On Camera Light (Black)

Also available:

Litepanels LP Micro Compact LED Camera Light Kit Includes Gel Kit

More here:
Geek Beat TV Recommended Lighting – For Studio, and On the Road

And here:

HD Hat Store via Chris Pirillo

Hand Mic for iPhone:

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Handheld Mic for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad


Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Microphone - Black


Audio Technica AT2020 Side Address Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone

** NEW **

Audio Technica AT2020USBPLUS Deluxe USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone


Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone

Olympus ME-51S Example: 1

Mono Lavaliere:

Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone

Need to test:

Rode smartLav lavalier Microphone for smartphones, like iPhone, and tablets.

More here:
External Microphones for iPhone 5, 4S, iPad and iPod Touch Audio input



Adorama Heavy Duty L-bracket with 2 Standard Flash Shoe Mounts

I use a Manfrotto tripod. This is a newer version. You need to add a head to it.

Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs (Black)

Manfrotto 498RC2 Ball Head with Quick Release Replaces Manfrotto 488RC2

Joby GP1-D1EN Gorillapod Flexible Tripod (Grey)


Manfrotto 682B Self Standing Monopod (Black)

XShot and iPhone Case

XShot 2.0 Camera Extender for Most Cameras XS2379-F

Xshot XSIP4 Tripod Adapter Silicone Case for iPhone 4 - AT&T and Verizon - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Black

HDMI to Thunderbolt:

Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme HDMI and Analog Capture & Playback Device - Thunderbolt

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor

Need more connections?

Check out the Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio.

It's a live production switcher that combines a professional switcher with a broadcast quality H.264 encoder.


  1. Ahh, perfect.. Your videos are great! Right after the first one, I immediately went searching for what equipment you use. Thanks for sharing!