Sawyer Hartman one of our favorite YouTubers, and a very talented cinematographer with plenty of knowledge on photography. In this post let’s find out what camera does Sawyer Hartman use these days to shoot, furthermore we’ll take a look at his main lenses and accessories we’ve seen him using to capture those awesome landscapes and it’s incredible adventures all around the globe.

But, you already know him right? So let’s get started

What camera does Sawyer Hartman use?

Back in January of 2017, Sawyer published “Whats In Our Camera Bags? | Hawaii Day 7” a YouTube video with plenty of info about what’s inside his camera bag. By the time of that video Sawyer’s main camera is the Canon EOS-1DX Mark II which is a solid choice definitely not budget friendly but a common pick by pro-level photographers.


 Canon EOS-1DX Mark II

Peak of camera performance and reliability

Shoots 4k at 60 frames per second, this is the one Sawyer uses for it's stunning slow motion transitions.

The Canon EOS-1DX Mark II is substantially more expensive than most of the cameras we’re seeing YouTuber’s shoot with and it’s considered the current Canon flagship DSLR, although this camera is the most common pick at this price range. The 1D X Mk II is designed for high frame rate and low light shooting, with up to 60 fps in DCI 4K, the ability to shoot up to 16 continuous photos, it’s no wonder why this is Sawyer Hartman’s main pick.

The camera features a full frame sensor, but when shooting in 4K the crop factor is 1.4x. The sensor’s max resolution is 5472 x 3648, so if you use DCI 4K (4096 x 2160), the crop will be between 1.3 and 1.4 times. If you do professional photography and YouTube productions like Sawyer, the 1DX Mark II is probably the best Canon has to offer, right now. For all of us who wondered What camera does Sawyer Hartman use? the most accurate answer is the mighty EOS-1DX Mark II.

Now for Vlogging Sawyer uses:


 Canon EOS M5

Very capable little mirrorless camera

Sawyer says it's best feature is the ability to make the LCD screen face forwards underneath the camera’s body.

There is a key feature on the Canon EOS M5 that makes it such a good fit for daily Vlogging according to Sawyer Hartman, that feature is the fact that you can tilt the LCD screen downwards by up to 180 degrees making it face forwards underneath the camera’s body, which is very convenient for keeping an eye on your framing while talking directly to the camera, it makes less noticeable that awkward eye movement to check your framing… which btw “fun fact” is the reason why Caisey Neistat always wears sunglasses so you can’t see him looking away from the lenses.

Additionally we could say the M5 is pretty much the best mirrorless camera you can get from Canon these days. The 24MP APS-C sensor capture images with tons of detail, while the polished handling, including a well thought-out control layout that’s brilliantly integrated with the touchscreen interface, makes it a really nice camera to shoot with.

What lenses does Sawyer Hartman use?

Well there’s a bunch of them, let’s start with the ones we’ve seeing him using the most.


Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Lens

Crisp images, undercuts competing lenses on price

Sawyer's go to when it comes to Instagram photos and these are definitely a good deal at that price.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Lens captures crisp images at every f-stop, has a wide maximum aperture for shooting in low-light and capturing photos with a shallow depth of field, and comes in at a much lower price than alternatives from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Sony.


Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens

These are Sawyer's go-to for portraits and details

This macro lens combines excellent image quality with a useful focal length, a relatively small/light body.

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens are great choice for dedicated macro lens to use with your Canon DSLR. Are perfect for close-up photography. The 100mm focal length gets in good and close, and the lens’s 1:1 magnification means that objects will be just as large on the image sensor as they are in real life.


Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ll Lens

Easy good image, very consistently

Covers an impressive wide-angle field of view and delivers the added convenience of a 2x zoom design.

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II is an great pick if you’re in need of an ultra-wide angle zoom lens for your Canon.  The circular aperture produces a beautiful and natural background blur when shooting at wider apertures.


Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II Zoom Lens

Focuses accurately very fast

Sawyer uses this along with a 2x times converter which makes this ones equivalent to a 140-400mm zoom lens.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II delivers impressive image quality, focuses accurately very fast and has top-of-the-line build quality, 4-stop Image Stabilization, weather sealing and a very useful focal length range.


Canon EF 2.0X III Telephoto Extender

Punch up the power of his Canon 70-200mm Lens

Sawyer uses this to get 140-400mm zoom lens performance out of his Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II.

And that’s about it

This is just Sawyer’s essentials for shooting on a travel and as most YouTubers he is constantly updating it’s lenses and camera equipment as well as its camera bodies. We’ll be covering more of it’s shooting gear on upcoming posts, be sure to subscribe to our email list so you don’t miss a thing.

See you next time!



Junior Writer at The Unboxings

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