In today’s culture of vlogging and selfies, having the right equipment like a vlogging tripod is crucial. Take, for instance, this past NBA 2020 All-Star tournament where despite the event being televised, NBA stars past and present were capturing it in real-time on their own devices. We saw Shaquille O'Neil on the sideline live streaming on his phone while using a Joby GorillaPod, and Devin Booker filming on a digital camcorder as he entered his first media day as an NBA All-Star. Camera companies are continuing to produce equipment tailored to this influencer and vlogging culture and we're here to make sure you know which ones are worth talking about.
Using a camera stabilizer or support accessory is something we highly recommend. There are a number of camera stabilizers and gimbals out there such as the DJI Osmo mobile 3, the DJI Ronin-S and the EVO Rage 3 just to name a few. Stabilizers like these come with high-tech motorized rotators which might be a little over-the-top when it comes to vlogging. On the other hand, support grips and tripod grips are exactly what you should look for. We all know about selfie sticks, but when you’re using a digital camera, you’ll need something with a little more support.
The Canon HG-100TBR
Recently, Canon came out with a Tripod Grip for exactly that—the HG-100TBR. This grip provides a stable base for compatible EOS M and PowerShot G series cameras which consist of excellent options for vlogging cameras.
Not only can the Canon HG-100TBR be used hand-held to perfectly frame your subject and obtain shake-free, clear and smooth videos, but it also can be used as a tripod for hands-free shots. It is small enough to fit in most camera bags and even in most purses. It’s the perfect companion while on-the-go which is a huge benefit for traveling vloggers. The number one question we get when we show customers this grip is which cameras is it compatible with? Here’s is a list of those cameras below:
- PowerShot G7 X Mark III Black
- EOS M200 EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Kit Black
- PowerShot G5 X Mark II
- PowerShot G7 X Mark III Silver
- EOS M200 EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Kit White
- EOS M50 Body Black
- EOS M6 Mark II Body Black
- EOS M6 Mark II Body Silver
It also comes bundled with a Wireless Remote Control BR-E1, where you can take photos by using a hand-held remote that has a range of up to 16 feet. The Wireless Remote has a wider range of camera compatibility than the grip itself. So, if you have any other the cameras in the compatibility list below in addition to your vlog camera, it’s an added bonus!
- EOS R
- EOS RP
- EOS M50
- EOS 6D Mark II
- EOS 77D
- EOS Rebel T7i
- EOS Rebel SL2
- EOS Rebel SL3
- PowerShot SX70 HS
So whether you’re an NBA All-Star on the court or just someone capturing everyday life, Canon's vlogging tripod is the ultimate accessory in anyone’s gear bag. The Tripod Grip HG-100TBR is available at our store for $129.99 and also comes in a kit with the Canon G7X Mark III for $899.99.