Brendan is well known because of his crazy adventures traveling all around the world doing some amazing footage full of weight because he already tried to go light on a film trip but we know that’s almost an impossible task for him.

But probably all that gear that he’s currently taking everywhere is the main reason for his amazing work, so let’s talk about his camera gear!

Canon EOS R 

Brendan Van Son Main Camera

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Brendan Van Son Main Camera

It’s actually kinda obvious why so many people are using this camera, the EOS R’s 30.0MP sensor, Digic 8 processor and RF lenses deliver beautiful and formidable image quality.

Despite being older than the Sony AR7 III the Canon EOS R offers a solid quality image, but if we talk about low light footage this camera is not the best option for you.

‘’A capable but conservative full-frame mirrorless camera.’’ It was launched in 2028 and received a few critics but two years later with a lower price tag, everybody is in love with this one. 

The things we like:

  • Great control customization 
  • 5,655(!) Focus positions 
  • Fully articulating screen 
  • M-Fn Bar 

The things we don’t like:

  • No in-body stabilization
  • Cropped 4K video 
  • Single SD card slot
  • M-Fn Bar

This is the first full-frame mirrorless camera to use the powerful new RF mount. its built around exactly the same 30 megapixel Dual Pixels CMOS sensor, Canon actually says the RF lens mount will allow them to design better or smaller lenses than they can for the existing EF mount.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 30MP full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus 
  • 3.69M dot OLED viewfinder
  • Fully articulated rear LCD 
  • Autofocus rated down to -6EV 
  • Up to 8 fps shooting (5 fps with continuous AF, 3fps ‘Tracking Priority mode’  
  • UHD 4K 30p video from a 1.8x crop of the sensor 
  • Canon Log (10-bit 4:2:2 over HDMI or 8-bit 4:2:0 internal)
  • USB charging (with some chargers)

The EOS R gives an excellent impression when you grab it, the whole camera feels really solid and immediately gives you that sensation of being holding a professional camera, we have been shooting with this camera for a long period of time and besides the lack of in-body stabilization there not to much we can complain about.

Brendan’s DJI Drone

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Brendan DJI Drone

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

44 mph max speed

4k video, impressive flying experience

There is a lot to say about the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, but let’s keep it simple it’s still the most impressive drone to date and also the number one option for most people. Its 20MP one-inch sensor is capable of shooting excellent RAW and also, amazing 4K video. It’s a little bit expensive and can’t shoot 4K video at 60fps, but those are the real only critics about this awesome drone.

What we like:

  • Easy to fly
  • Intuitive app for camera control 
  • Large one-inch 20MP sensor
  • Aperture control 
  • Foldable design
  • Easy to pack

What we don’t like:

  • Battery life is limited 
  • Noise is problematic above ISO 100
  • Camera locked in landscape 
  • Orientation

Flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro honestly couldn’t be easier, This is thanks in part to GPS which holds the drone in position and stops it from getting blown out of position by the wind, and safety features like collision avoidance.

Many camera controls need to be accessed through the app but the controller also offers 11 direct access controls that allow you to quickly access a number of commonly used functions.

These new features are really incredible, but don’t let them drive you into a false sense of security, despite being active by default it won’t necessarily stop the drone from crashing into objects.

Brendan Van Son Microphone

Source: Brendan's YouTube Channel

Brendan's Mic

It’s actually impressive how this mic is light, when we first grab it we thought something was missing, this 85g microphone it’s extremely light and comfortable, with the 9V battery that power the mic this item has a total weight of 120, which is still not too much heavy for a mic of its size.

With the controls on the rear of the mic you have and easy access to them, providing a really comfortable user experience.

Pros:

  • Compact, lightweight, and stunning design 
  • Good balance of sound quality and price 
  • Excellent off-axis noise rejection 
  • +20dB setting useful for most the noisy cameras
  • Convenient long battery life

Cons:

  • The new mount is less tolerant of extreme movement than the original mount 
Alright, that’s all!

The perfect moment to buy your equipment and start vlogging is today! go ahead!

Rainer

Rainer

Junior Writer at The Unboxings

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