9 Camera accessories to boost your Instagram
Originally published at Gadget Flow on August 09, 2018.
- What is more popular on Instagram — photos or videos? There was a time when photos were considered more popular on Instagram. However, with their new features like Stories and IG TV, Instagram is slowly making it easy for vloggers to share their content via this social platform.
- What drives the most engagement on Instagram? Statistics say posts with hashtags, location tags, and another profile tags will get more attention than those without.
- Can Instagrammers help brands? Absolutely. In fact, 21.7 million sponsored posts are expected on Instagram this year alone.
Thanks to new features added so often, many people are choosing Instagram as their primary channel for social engagement. Instagram has it all from photo and video sharing, follower interaction and location-based searching as well as live content. Not to mention, it’s a great way to create a digital album and keep all your memories in one place.
With influencer marketing becoming so popular, it’s more challenging to make your profile stand out. So, we decided to look for accessories and mobile photography tools to make your Instagram better than ever. Here are our favorite camera accessories for Instagrammers:
TRAWO Ultimate 4K Action Camera
Designed to meet all your requirements while you explore the world, the name itself stands for Travel the World. The TRAWO captures stunning 4K footage at 30fps and it can shoot in both slo-mo or time-lapse modes. In addition, it grabs impressive HD photos with the 20MP sensor.
Why we like it: Waterproof to 130 feet, it’s the ultimate adventure camera.
Hover Camera Passport Autonomous Self-Flying Camera
To be clear, this is not a drone with a camera attached but instead a high-quality camera that is able to fly. To use, simply throw the Hover Camera into the air and watch as it immediately and automatically self-balances. It can also be stabilized to hover in one position to capture a single angle.
Why we like it: Because it flies, you get a whole new perspective on your content.
SELDI 7-in-1 Wearable Video Rig
The SELDI video rig has seven modes for recording videos and consuming content on your smartphone hands-free. It’s compatible with all smartphones as well as GoPros, action cameras, 360°/ VR cameras and compact digital cameras.
Why we like it: A must-have for those who want to capture footage while hands-free.
DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal
Featuring a lightweight design and intelligent functions, the Osmo Mobile 2 makes it easy to capture moments with cinematic movement. Ideal for filming on the go, all you have to do is choose your subject to get ActiveTrack to follow.
Why we like it: This stabilizer has five different filming modes.
Insta360 Extended Edition Selfie Stick
Designed to work with the Insta360 ONE, the Extended Selfie Stick offers incredible adjustability. In fact, there are six different lengths for you to choose from. They range from just 22.4 inches all the way up to 10 feet with a flick of the wrist.
Why we like it: You can finally capture absolutely everything around you.
Samsung Gear 360 Portable VR Camera
This 360-degree VR camera allows you to capture, view, and share your favorite moments. Likewise, you can instantly share what you see through social platforms. Simply tap the Gear 360 to start recording all around the camera in one go.
Why we like it: Sharing content has never been so instant.
Moment iPhone X Photo Case
The latest addition to the iPhoneography line, this Moment Case fully supports the entire Moment Lens line. Conforming perfectly to the iPhone X, the case is also available for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, in addition to previous models.
Why we like it: The case lets you easily swap out lenses for a different perspective.
Pictar — Ergonomic iPhone Camera Grip
While your iPhone is great for taking photos on the go, the device itself isn’t designed to be held like a camera. Enter Pictar — the ergonomic iPhone camera grip. This innovative case offers impressive control with a steady grip and functionality of a DSLR. Designed by Miggo, Pictar has external controls so you can take photos with one hand and even while wearing bulky gloves.
Why we like it: It gives you that DSLR feel right on your iPhone.
Roader Time Machine Video Camera
This wearable device allows you to choose your favorite moments to keep and share, even if they already happened. The Roader is always buffering footage while it’s on. However, it just saves the footage for ten seconds.
Why we like it: Roader captures everything so you can stay in the moment.