With 21 million followers and nearly 10 billion total video views, it’s very obvious that Markiplier knows what he’s doing, and that trying to follow in his footsteps to replicate his success is a worthwhile idea. So that begs the question, what camera does Markiplier use?
The answers we’ve seen on the internet are kind of inconsistent, so we went on a quest to come up with a definitive answer. So let’s get right into it!
What Camera Does Markiplier Use Today?
Gaming YouTubers generally don’t need to invest as much in their video recording equipment – more often than not you’re just seeing a tiny box with their face! However, Markiplier is one of the biggest gaming personalities in the world, so there’s no reason he shouldn’t go all out on the gear that earns his livelihood.
After a little digging, we discovered that as of 2018, Markiplier is making his content with the Sony A7r ii. With a 42.4MP 4k sensor, 5-axis image stabilization, and 399 auto focus points, the A7r ii is one of the best cameras on the market, and is very popular among YouTubers of Markiplier’s caliber.
The mirrorless Sony a7 line of cameras completely dominates the market for professional YouTubers and even filmmakers. Their video performance is very strong relative to their price and they have excellent low light capabilities, meaning a single ring light is enough to properly expose the shot.
This is a very big upgrade from one of his previous cameras, the Canon 70D – a previous favorite of Casey Neistat. Based on the quality of his videos, it appears that he made the switch at some point during 2017. If you’re looking for the camera that brought Markiplier to where he is today, it’s the 70D.
What Other Cameras Does Markiplier Use?
There is another camera that Markiplier owns that we haven’t seen any other website report on – the Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder. He did a few vlogs earlier this year and at the end of the video below you can clearly see the camera being put to use.
This camcorder was one of our favorites in our guide to the best camcorders for YouTube, and is a great vlogging camera. The 4k video quality dominates the competition, it’s relatively affordable for a 4k camera, and the ability to quickly zoom really support Markiplier’s humor style.
Additionally, when he does streams, sources seem to indicate he likes to use the Logitech C920. In our guide to the best webcams for streaming we recommend the C922x, which has some slight improvements. Either he’s upgraded by now, or Markiplier doesn’t feel that upgrading is necessary. In any case, both are excellent pro-grade webcams.
While having the nicest camera will allow you to have the same video quality as Markiplier, it won’t automatically make your content as entertaining.
Mark is known for his bubbly, expressive personality – and we see a lot of fledgling YouTubers trying to imitate it to no avail. His loud, in-your-face style works because it is congruent to him, and it comes naturally.
Before you set out on your content creation journey, we advise you to get in touch with your personality, so that people can fall in love with you. Not just another Markiplier copycat. We have enough of those.
If you’re wondering what camera other famous YouTubers use, check out our other guides to famous YouTuber equipment!