Last Updated on 01/26/2017 by Chris Gampat
Casey Neistat may not be daily vlogging anymore, but the popular Youtuber is still producing videos and putting out some killer content regularly. In one of his recent videos, Neistat did something that will likely stick in the craw of fellow Canonites, he discusses giving into the dark side and going mirrorless, with the [amazon_textlink asin=’B0158SRJVQ’ text=’Sony A7s II’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b4b492fd-e315-11e6-880a-d54c6b502881′].
Neistat has been a long time Canon user, the vast majority of his video content to this day has been shot on a Canon 70D or [amazon_textlink asin=’B01BUYK04A’ text=’80D’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9fb5f83b-e315-11e6-b231-ab10bc4d3714′]. In the video, he talks about what he loved about the 70/80D cameras, but that Canon ticked him off by not fixing one of his broken lenses – prompting him to finally give Sony a try.
Among his notes for Sony, Neistat is perplexed that the Sony A7s II doesn’t have a touchscreen. We can’t say that we don’t disagree with him, it makes a lot of sense. Maybe the upcoming A7s III, since based on Sony’s recent development cycle is likely coming later this year, will have one. Other reasons he cites for giving the A7s II a try is the AF, its solid construction, and it’s 4K video recording.
Sony also makes sense, it is a popular mirrorless brand destination for Canon shooters thanks to the many Canon lens adapters that support AF on Sony cameras. Casey doesn’t outright say he is completely switching over to Sony — though Sony is promoting the video as if that is what is happening.
It will be interesting to see what sort of crazy content Case Neistat produces with his new Sony gear, that is for sure.
Editor’s Note: in a previous version of this article, we accidentally said the Sony a7s III as opposed to the Sony a7s II in our social media posting. We apologize for this error.