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The best must-have gear for content creators

By Mark Yeong - 18 Feb 2023

The Best Must-Have Gear For Content Creators

Note: This article was first published on 11 February 2023.

As a content creator or influencer, having the right gear and equipment can make all the difference in the quality of your work. Whether you're a podcaster, vlogger, streamer or TikTok content creator, having a reliable toolkit can save you time and hassle.

In this article, we'll go over some essential gear every content creator should add to their toolkit. From microphones and recording software to cameras and hardware, we'll cover everything you need to create killer content and keep your audience engaged.

Whether you're just starting out or looking to upgrade your existing setup, these recommendations will help you take your content to the next level. 

Mobile Phones | Gimbals | Microphones | Lights | Compact Cameras | Webcams | Notebooks |Video Capture Devices



Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Smartphone

Android phone users can be certain that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will deliver with its imaging prowess. Regardless if you use the 108MP, f/1.8 back camera or the 40MP, f/2.2 front facing camera for capturing your content, you can record video at 4K, 60fps, for crisp, sharp and smooth footage. Edit and modify your content right on the phone and add in some personalisation with the included S pen to make the content uniquely yours.

Read our review of the Samsung S22 and its Nightography feature for low-light imaging. 

Buy it now for S$1,253 (U.P. S$1,858)


iPhone 14 Pro

 Apple's Pro range of iPhones are geared towards content creation, and are particularly strong when it comes to video capture. In fact, Apple has released several professional productions entirely shot on iPhone. The newer iPhone 14 Pro series is equipped with powerful processors that have been optimised to allow editing of videos straight from the phone.

 Read our review of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

Buy it now (256GB) for S$1,728 (U.P. S$1,819) 



DJI Osmo Mobile 6 Smartphone Gimbal Stabiliser

Image stabilisation is important to get clear and smooth footage. While modern phones and cameras do come with some level of image stabilisation, nothing beats an actual gimbal to keep your device steady to capture smooth content. DJI has a long history in creating gimbals for image stabilisation, and the Osmo Mobile 6 is their answer for portability. This gimbal is lightweight and foldable for easy transportation, it also features Active Track 5.0, allowing the gimbal to track a subject smoothly without the need for manual adjustments.

Buy it now for S$235.32





Razer Seiren Mini Ultra Compact Condenser Microphone

You can pick up a good quality microphone for under S$100 to give streaming a spin. Having a decent microphone will allow your audience to hear you clearly during your stream . This microphone is tuned to have a tighter pick up angle, so that it focuses on your voice and reduces ambient sound such as the typing and mouse clicks.

Buy it now for S$54.90 (U.P. S$79.90)


Rode Wireless Go II

The Wireless Go II is one of the best wireless microphones if you need to record on-the-go, offering a winning combination of lightweight design, pro-level audio recording quality, and a 650-foot recording distance. Its dual channel system allows for recording two sound sources simultaneously, and can be recorded directly to a camera or smartphone.

Buy it now for S$345


Razer Seiren BT

Here’s an affordable alternative if you’re looking for a versatile, portable and easy-to-use wireless microphone. With an omnidirectional design and powerful noise suppression, you can capture clear voice audio from any direction, making it perfect for vlogging, whether indoors or outdoors. Find out more about the Razer Seiren BT

Buy it now for S$104.60 (U.P. S$141)



Elgato Key Light Mini

Lighting is an important aspect when it comes to capturing video. As good as your camera may be in terms of capturing content in low light, nothing beats having a light source to help the illuminate the subject for the improved image capture. Adjust brightness and color temperature with the controls on the side or download an app to control it wirelessly. You can also attach it to a tripod or metal surface via the embedded magnetic mount for hands free usage. 

Buy it now for S$144.56



Compact Cameras


Sony Digital Camera ZV-1 (Black) 

Designed for vloggers, the Sony ZV-1 was designed to provide content creators with high quality video capture capabilities in a compact package. Built into the camera is a directional microphone which can be covered with the included wind screen to cut down wind noise, providing good quality audio recording, reducing the need for an external microphone. 

The Sony ZV-1 while tuned towards vlogging in mind, still retains features found in the pro-level RX100 series from Sony. Taking a look at our video review of the Sony ZV-1 can give you a better idea of its capabilites as your next content creation tool.

Buy it now for S$959




Logitech Brio Ultra HD Pro Webcam

Pick up a 4K webcam for better image quality. This webcam from Logitech is able to capture video in Ultra HD, has good low light capabilities and can capture 1080p at 60Hz for that smooth and crisp video stream. This camera is great if you're streaming in a dim environment, the build in microphones can also be used for voice capture, allowing you to save on purchasing a microphone.

Buy it now for S$210.90





Apple MacBook Pro 2023

This upgrade from the 2021 model has a new and improved M2 Pro chipset, and can comfortably handle high resolution photo and video editing without breaking a sweat. With up to 18 hours of battery life, 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with Extreme Dynamic Range, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and a studio-quality audio system, this notebook is fully equipped to handle the most demanding projects with ease and beauty. Read our review of the Apple Macbook Pro 2023 and see why we rated it the Rolls Royce of notebooks.

Buy it now (512 GB, 10-core CPY, 16-core GPU) for S$2,899



Video Capture Devices

Elgato Cam Link 4K Broadcast live

Instead of purchasing a webcam, you can also consider using a video capture device to hook up an action camera, DSLR or compact camera to as your webcam on your PC or Mac. This device saves you some money from investing in a good quality webcam, just to be used indoors. Apart from savings, linking your own camera for broadcast, will give you access to your preferred lens, providing a visual effect that you might be more accustomed to.

Buy it now for S$149.90 (U.P. S$199)

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