At the young age of 17, Tanner Braungardt has taken YouTube by storm, acquiring over 4 million subscribers and a billion views. Making a name for himself with his crazy stunts, jumps and tricks, his vlogs have evolved to a point where you can never truly know what to expect.
For such a young kid, the quality of his vlogs is remarkable, and it’s clear he’s reinvest a good portion of his earnings into his gear. So what camera does Tanner Braungardt use to produce his awe-inspiring vlogs? We did all the research to find out what cameras he uses, his opinions on them, and what other cameras he has used to grow his YouTube fanbase. Let’s get into it!
What Camera Does Tanner Braungardt Use Today?
Unlike most of the YouTuber’s we’ve researched, Tanner Braungardt has actually been pretty outspoken and transparent about what camera equipment he prefers to film his vlogs. From our research, we’ve found that he has two primary cameras he regularly uses – but he prefers one over the other, and the answer may surprise you.
First of all, his favorite camera to shoot his vlogs on is the Canon 80D. More recently he purchased the Sony A7sii, one of the highest quality vlogging cameras on the market. However, after frustrations with it stopping his recordings, and the lack of a screen that can fold out and show him his framing, he relegated it to be his backup secondary camera.
Both are excellent cameras and have important vlogging features like image stabilization and solid autofocus, and the A7sii has slightly better visual quality, but the 80D is still a very solid, popular choice.
At the 1:07 mark of the video below, Tanner talks about why he prefers shooting on the Canon 80D over the arguably superior A7sii. It’s clear that he doesn’t put too much thought into the equipment he’s using, and just shoots with whichever is more comfortable for him, and causes the least problems.
We’ve praised the A7sii time and time again on this site. It’s the camera of choice for huge YouTubers like Jake Paul and Tanner Fox with its incredible quality, 4k, and low light performance. However, due to the few minor gripes mentioned above, Tanner Braungardt doesn’t enjoy using it as much.
Because of the below average battery life and lack of a flip-out screen, Tanner reserves the A7sii for being his supporting camera. If he needs an additional angle, or wants to get a shot that looks really, really nice, he pulls this camera out. For the rest of his general-purpose vlogging however, he sticks with the 80D.
What Other Cameras Has Tanner Braungardt Used?
Before falling in love with the 80D, Tanner’s camera of choice was the previous iteration, The Canon EOS 70D. This camera also had great 1080p performance, a flip-out touch screen, and great autofocus features, and was very popular among vloggers. Casey Neistat was always very vocal about his love for the camera and its affordability.
This camera ultimately led to him getting the 80D – a direct upgrade that kept all of the great stuff people loved about the 70D.
In addition to all of these massive full-frame performers, Tanner also has a Canon G7x point-and shoot in his YouTube arsenal. Just about every YouTuber we’ve looked at has a G7x because of its ability to shoot professional looking footage while fitting in your pocket.
They’re great backup cameras, are much more portable, and can even be a great primary camera if you’re getting started with a lower budget.
I think the biggest takeaway from learning about Tanner’s equipment choices is that there is no true camera solution that will make everyone happy. The A7sii is the favorite of many YouTubers, but because Tanner had a negative experience, he prefers the much cheaper 80D.
In our opinion, the best way to figure out what camera you want to invest in is to find friends who have different cameras and get a chance to test each of them out for yourself. The 80D and A7sii are both incredibly popular, but it’s up to you to choose the right one that suits your needs.
If you’re curious about what cameras, microphones, headphones, and other equipment famous YouTubers are using, check out our section devoted to Famous YouTuber Equipment!