With 5.4 million subscribers and over 5.7 million Instagram followers as of 2019, Jaclyn Hill has quickly established herself as one of the most skilled makeup guru’s and entrepreneurs of the last decade. Despite having some controversies, she has managed to make millions through ad revenue and selling her own line of products.
She’s also one of the only YouTubers who has manged to collaborate with massive celebrities like Kim Kardashian herself. You can check out their massive collaboration in the video below.
What camera does Jaclyn Hill use to capture her beautiful makeup tutorials? We did all of the research to find out what camera she uses, our thoughts on the device, and a history of the other cameras she has used on her channel.
What Camera Does Jaclyn Hill Use Today?
According to an Since delted Instagram post, Jaclyn Hill is currently producing her content with the Canon EOS 5DS. At nearly $3500 for just the camera body, this is a high-end camera reserved for video professionals and YouTube celebrities like Jaclyn.
The camera features a massive 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, and can produce some of the most gorgeous 1080p footage of all DSLRs. This is the highest resolution sensor on any EOS camera, and it means that camera is capable of absolutely stunning photos as well. In fact, this choice was a little strange to us, as this is more of a photographer’s camera.
In our opinion, this is far from the best choice if you’re getting into YouTube. Our review of Casey Neistat’s cameras has choices that we think are more appropriate and reasonably priced. Even if you’re shooting for something top of the line, we usually recommend something that is built for shooting video, like the A7sii, a favorite of YouTubers like Jake Paul and Tanner Fox.
What Other Cameras Has Jaclyn Hill Used?
Earlier in 2015 in a Q&A video, she announced that she had been filming her content using the Sony A5100. This camera has been discontinued, and if you’re looking for a modern equivalent, we suggest the next iteration, the Sony A6000.
The Alpha 5000 (and now 6000) series of cameras is great for any aspiring YouTuber taking their first steps into content creation. They have excellent autofocus capabilities, making them perfect for vloggers and make-up gurus who are too busy applying their make-up to be adjusting the camera.
The ability to change lenses on these cameras makes them much more versatile than most similarly sized point and shoots, and their image quality is very impressive. They also have great optical image stabilization with Sony lenses, and most of all, they’re affordable enough for any aspiring YouTuber to purchase.
While we often suggest that you just get started with whatever camera you have, Make-up videos are one genre where we believe it is important you look as good as possible to demonstrate the full extent of your makeup skill to your viewers.
And if you would like to learn more about what gear other famous YouTubers use, we have a whole section full of detailed reports.