On Camera Video Lights2018-06-04T13:55:06+00:00

What Are On Camera Video Lights?

On camera video lights are lights that are used to illuminate a set or recording area to make it easier for the camera to pick up on the subjects being recorded. These lights can be used both in indoor and outdoor recording spaces and come in portable formats to make filming on the go more convenient. The right set of on camera video lights can be the difference between a poor quality and a high-quality shot and can help take your filming capabilities to the next level.

When trying to choose the right lighting options to help enhance your videos, make sure to keep in mind what you will be recording. Lighting options for indoor spaces tend to be different than those used outdoors, and while there is a certain amount of convenience that comes from portable lights, more permanent lighting options can be useful if you find yourself recording in one location, such as a studio. Make sure to invest in the right kind of lighting for you to make sure you get the most out of your on camera lighting options.

Here are some of the more common forms of on camera video lights and how they are used.

Best On Camera Video Lights For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of on camera video lights available to buy:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Ring Light for Camera [Rechargable Battery] Selfie LED Camera Light [36 LED] for iPhone iPad Sumsung Galaxy Photography Phones, White
2,511 Reviews
Ring Light for Camera [Rechargable Battery] Selfie LED Camera Light [36 LED] for iPhone iPad Sumsung Galaxy Photography Phones, White
  • Rechargeable with USB Cord. This ring light includes a built-in rechargeable battery so you do not need extra batteries. Money saved and free from annoying battery replacement.
  • Brightness Adjustable. Three-level light settings for various uses -- make-up, selfie photos, dark scenery vlogging etc. Let this ring light highlight you and darken everything behind you.
  • Compact and Light Weight. Pocket sized and extremely compact, it will not take much space in your bag. Take it with you anywhere you go and record all happy moments in your life!
  • Fantastic for Night Time or Dark Rooms. It helps enhance and brighten up your face for that perfect selfie. No more having to run around the house looking for the perfect spot in your house to take a photo or make your make up tutorials. Note: 【Upgraded Version】with our 【Patented Unique Design】
  • 100% Money-Back GUARANTEE. Who hasn't taken a selfie and ever said I wish I had more light? Well, this little camera ring was made for that. If you're not happy with it for whatever reason, we guarantee a new replacement plus no-hassle money back.
SaleBestseller No. 2
NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera/Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
3,846 Reviews
NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera/Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
  • 160-LED lights for optimum illumination and diffuser.
  • There are 2 filters included with this item, with Spotlight effect, Diffuse effect, and for reducing the color temperature to 3200K
  • The light intensity can be changed to offer professional effects.
  • Rotate switch for on/off and brightness adjustment.
  • Compatible Battery (NOT INCLUDED): AA Ni-MH or Alkaline battery; Panasonic SD Series Li-ion Batteries; Sony Li-ion Battery FH, FM and F models. NOTE 1: Sony FW series battery can not work with the LED panel; NOTE 2: Batteries are needed to be taken out if not in use
Bestseller No. 3
Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light and Stand Kit Includes:(2)3200-5600K CRI 96+ Dimmable Light with U Bracket and Barndoor and (2)75 inches Light Stand for Studio Photography, Video Shooting
82 Reviews
Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light and Stand Kit Includes:(2)3200-5600K CRI 96+ Dimmable Light with U Bracket and Barndoor and (2)75 inches Light Stand for Studio Photography, Video Shooting
  • Kit includes: (2)Bi-color LED Video Light with U Bracket and Barndoor, (2)White Diffuser, (2)Power Adapter, (2)Power Cable, (2)Carrying Case and (2)26 inches/66 centimeters-75 inches/190 centimeters Adjustable Light Stand
  • With 330 White and 330 Yellow LED long lasting bulbs, this light illuminates a variable white balance from Tungsten-Daylight 3200-5600K Color Temperature; U-mount Bracket enables the photographers to adjust the lighting angle according to the shooting environment
  • The video light is made of excellent quality aluminum alloy showing simple elegant appearance; Can be placed directly on the light stand, ground or desk, providing multiple shooting solutions, more convenient for your creation work
  • The light is powered by AC Adapter (included) or NP-F550 NP-F970 Li-ion battery(not included); Attaching barn doors to light sources creates a beam spread of light; Comes with a white diffuser to soften the harsh light and a carrying bag to store the light and accessories
  • Adjustable Light Stand: Height ranges from 26 inches/66 centimeters to 75 inches/190 centimeters; Solid locking capabilities ensure the safety of your lighting equipment when in use
Bestseller No. 4
VILTROX L116T RA CRI95 Super Slim LED Light Panel,3300K-5600K LED Video Light Panel, LCD display screen,Color temperature and Brightness can be adjusted with NP-F550 Lithium battery
349 Reviews
VILTROX L116T RA CRI95 Super Slim LED Light Panel,3300K-5600K LED Video Light Panel, LCD display screen,Color temperature and Brightness can be adjusted with NP-F550 Lithium battery
  • The size is about 20*13*3cm ,only 260g , that's weightlight and portable .also comes with NP-F550 battery and charger.
  • You can change temperature (3300k-5600k) quickly and the brightgauge adjusts (20%-100%) based on how bright you have it.
  • Topest CRI95 cab completely with perfect color of sunlight and ensure that its light is natural lifelike .apply to portrait , children is , wedding and new photography etc.
  • With LCD display which can show the brightness, color temperature and battery percent.
  • Also support 12v AC adapter, can offer more stable power supply in studio . Ac adapter doesn't include.
Bestseller No. 5
VILTROX VL-162T 162 LED Video light, Portable Camera Photo Light Panel Dimmable for DSLR Camera Camcorder with Battery, Charger, High Brightness, 3300K-5600K Bi-Color, White Filter and LCD Display
44 Reviews
VILTROX VL-162T 162 LED Video light, Portable Camera Photo Light Panel Dimmable for DSLR Camera Camcorder with Battery, Charger, High Brightness, 3300K-5600K Bi-Color, White Filter and LCD Display
  • Dimmable and Color Modes Feature: Using control switch, brightness dimmer (20%-100%) and variable color temperature (3200K-5600K) to brighten up your videos or pictures. White removable filter will give more softer lighter shots and not dazzling.
  • Battery with Charger Included: AC adapter (Not Included) or battery with charger (Included in Package) for more convenient indoor or outdoor use. With standard hot shoe mount, this light can be adjusted angles while mounted on any DSLR camera, tripod, bracket, or light stand, etc.
  • Built-in LCD display: LCD panel shows a clear battery power, brightness and color temperature readings, let you operate easily and work more effective.
  • Multiple Lamps Combined Design. With 2 extending slots on the both sides, this portable, lightweight lamp can be easily linked together to fill light for different environments. CE, EMC, FCC, RoHS certification approved.
  • Max. brightness illumination with 162 powerful LED bulbs can be provided is : 1070LM/1250Lux(1m). The light design of small size, easy for carrying.
Bestseller No. 6
Ulanzi Ultra Bright LED Video Light - LED 49 Dimmable Ultra Bright Portable High Power Panel Video Light, LED Light for DJI OSMO Mobile 2 Zhiyun Smooth 4 Gimbals,Canon,Nikon, SONY Digital DSLR Cameras
59 Reviews
Ulanzi Ultra Bright LED Video Light - LED 49 Dimmable Ultra Bright Portable High Power Panel Video Light, LED Light for DJI OSMO Mobile 2 Zhiyun Smooth 4 Gimbals,Canon,Nikon, SONY Digital DSLR Cameras
  • 3 SHOE MOUNT: Support interlocking Multiple video lights, multiple lights can be interlocked together to strengthen lighting brightness and to get better lighting effects.
  • UNIVERSAL: Fits almost any DSLR cameras and camcorders,Used for macrophotography, product shooting, and video recording, etc
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & DIMMABLE: Lightweight and portable lights can be interlocked, so as to achieve different light brightness.
  • STABLE COLOR TEMPERATURE: Stable color temperature after long time uses.
  • LONG LIFE SPAN: Up to 50,000 hours.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Neewer Photo Studio 176 LED Ultra Bright Dimmable on Camera Video Light with 1/4-inch Thread Mount for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Olympus and Other Digital SLR Cameras, 5600K
157 Reviews
Neewer Photo Studio 176 LED Ultra Bright Dimmable on Camera Video Light with 1/4-inch Thread Mount for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Olympus and Other Digital SLR Cameras, 5600K
  • Note: Power adapter, cord and battery are not included; 176 Ultra-Bright LED Bulbs: With 176 individual LED long lasting bulbs, this light provides wider lighting range and illuminates a continuous daylight balanced output at 5600K
  • A twist of the dial is used to turn the light on/off and adjust the brightness; Adjustable brightness from 10 percent to 100 percent
  • Universal Use: The LED light can mount to any standard hot shoe on most DSLR or digital video cameras, tripods and light stands equipped with a hot shoe mount or 1/4-inch thread
  • LED Light powered via DC or Sony NP-F550/750/970 battery (not included); Comes with transparent and orange filters to soften the light source and enhance skin tone in portrait photography
  • Digital display screen design, which makes it easier for photographers to get accurate parameters; Note: Tripod, Camera and battery are not included
SaleBestseller No. 8
RALENO LED Panel Light, Built-in 5000mA Lithium Battery Video Lights, 3200K-6500K White and Warm Light Adjustable, with Hot Shoe Ball Mount, USB Cable 104 LED Light for All DSLR Cameras
26 Reviews
RALENO LED Panel Light, Built-in 5000mA Lithium Battery Video Lights, 3200K-6500K White and Warm Light Adjustable, with Hot Shoe Ball Mount, USB Cable 104 LED Light for All DSLR Cameras
  • 【BUILT-IN LITHIUM BATTERY】5000mA capacity can be used continuously for 90-110 minutes at maximum power, can be recharged more than 500 times
  • 【3200K-6500K ADJUSTABLE】Cold and warm Bi-color temperature stepless adjustment, to give the most satisfactory fill light source
  • 【High CRI 95+】Restore the most realistic color of the subject, which can be used for indoor and outdoor recording, wedding shooting, external shooting, news interview, children's photography, etc
  • 【RECHARGE ANYTIME ANYWHERE】Including USB cable, you can use the charging treasure, laptop, car charger to charge, you can work for you at any time
  • 【ACCESSORIES and SERVICES】Video light, USB charging cable, hot shoe head, and instruction manual are included in one box. RALENO promises 12 months free warranty, we will reply to all your questions within 24H
Bestseller No. 9
LED Video Light, ESDDI 176 LED Ultra Bright Dimmable Camera Panel Light with battery, charger and USB Cable for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Olympus and All DSLR Cmeras
131 Reviews
LED Video Light, ESDDI 176 LED Ultra Bright Dimmable Camera Panel Light with battery, charger and USB Cable for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Olympus and All DSLR Cmeras
  • 176-LED Ultra High Power lights for optimum illumination and diffuser
  • Rotate switch for on/off and brightness adjustment from 100% down to 1%
  • Including 4 color filters ,a NP-F550 type battery and charger with micro-USB charging cable
  • Portable video light mini but strong light ,for anything from portrait to nature or night time photography
  • Cold shoe adapter with 1/4"-20 threaded hole makes the light compatible with all DSLR cameras, camcorders, tripods and light stands
Bestseller No. 10
Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Mini Light on Camera Video Light, Black
169 Reviews
Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Mini Light on Camera Video Light, Black
  • The Amaran AL-M9 is a pocket sized LED fill light. It is incredibly compact and lightweight with 9 SMD bulbs that are powerful in the palm of your hand
  • It's flexibility makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications from run and gun video to macro product photography and so on
  • High Efficiency Bulbs, TLCI 95+,CRI 95+
  • Built-in Lithium Battery, Charged via USB
  • Ultra Thin with Only 140g Weight, adjustable Brightness in 9 steps

Types of On Camera Video Lights

On Camera Video Lights Items

An Example Of On Camera Video Lights

The first kind of on camera video light is the LED light panel. These lights range in size from small to large and are perfect for bringing a pop of light to any recording space, indoors or out. Perfect for night recordings in remote locations, these on camera lights are easy to transport, easy to use, and can be used without a direct plug-in due to their economically efficient nature. Available as both camera attachments and standing light panels, these relatively cheap lighting options can help make filming outdoors and at night a breeze.

Another form of on cameras video light is the ring light. Perfect for makeup tutorial videos or personal interviews, this light bathes the face in light without overwhelming its more delicate features. With many different size and color options available, these lights can come in both large and small varieties and can even be made to work with phone cameras. Though not exclusively used on video, these lights are a staple for any filmmaker and photographer as they really help to bring out the facial features on camera.

Another major type of on camera video lighting is relatively similar to the LED light panel. These lights use energy-friendly LED light panels are longer than their panel relatives and are useful for overhead lighting while on set. These LED lights allow the user to change the various color tones and temperatures that they produce, making them indispensable to any studio.

With the wide range of specialized on camera video lights available, make sure to do your research to find out the recommended lighting type for your personal filmographic needs. Feel free to experiment with multiple forms of lighting to help develop your own artistic style or use one of these on camera lights to add the finishing touches to your video set up. Whatever your needs, finding the right on camera video light for your needs can be game-changing.

The Latest In On Camera Video Lights

SaleNew
GVM Dimmable Bi-color LED Video Panel Light Variable 2300K~6800K With Digital Display For Studio. CRI97+ TLCI97 + & Brightness of 10~100% Metal Housing for Video Photography Lighting 29W
77 Reviews
GVM Dimmable Bi-color LED Video Panel Light Variable 2300K~6800K With Digital Display For Studio. CRI97+ TLCI97 + & Brightness of 10~100% Metal Housing for Video Photography Lighting 29W
  • High-performance CRI & TLCI 97+, the video light reproduces color as real as the natural color
  • LED video light Bi-color range from 2300k-6800K will satisfy all your needs for your photography
  • Both brightness and color temperature are shown in digital display accurately which built in aviation aluminum panel
  • You can experience different soft light effects by using two lengths of screws for a soft diffuser
  • GVM Video lights has 1-year warranty, US local company
SaleNew
LED Camera Light,GVM Dimmable Ultra LED Light on Panel Digital Camera/SLR Camera/Camcorder Video Light with Built-in Battery,Charger,High Brightness,2000k-5600k Multi-Color and White Magnet Filters
40 Reviews
LED Camera Light,GVM Dimmable Ultra LED Light on Panel Digital Camera/SLR Camera/Camcorder Video Light with Built-in Battery,Charger,High Brightness,2000k-5600k Multi-Color and White Magnet Filters
  • With diagonal stripe on its surface, you can hold it tight for its friction and its casing is made of aluminum alloy, making good touching while it also makes this gvm video light durable
  • There is a magnet filter included with this item. When you use this removable magnet filter, It will give softer lights shot and not dazzling.
  • Two rotate switches for brightness and color temperature adjustment, and a small rounded button for on/off/mode(tips: you should press that small rounded button for five seconds then it will work )
  • Built-in battery: Please fully charge it before using, very convenient and friendly and you can use it for about 4hours at full charge. Besides, you can use this item while charging
  • It's perfect for portraits photo, night shot, micro film shooting and wedding scene shooting. If you are a shutterbug, this item is a must for you
SaleNew
LED Video Light Panel, Dazzne Bi-Color Photography Lighting On-Camera Light CRI95 3200K-5600K Dimmable 1-100% Brightness 1080lm Battery
19 Reviews
LED Video Light Panel, Dazzne Bi-Color Photography Lighting On-Camera Light CRI95 3200K-5600K Dimmable 1-100% Brightness 1080lm Battery
  • Package content: 1* LED video light, 1* Battery Charger, 1* F550 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery. Note: NO DC ADAPTER.
  • Brightness and Color Temperature adjustable: Brightness can be changed from 1% to 100% by 1%. Color temperature can be changed from 3200k to 5600k by 100k. The dial button is pressed inward to change from brightness to color temperature.
  • Two Options for Power Supply: Battery powered makes outdoor shooting become easy. (Sony NP-F/ NP-FM Series Li-ion battery supprted). 7~12V DC adapter powered makes your indoor shooting last longer. Note: DC adapter not included.
  • Two Options for installation: Standard hot shoe holding base allow it to be directly mounted on DSLR Camera or camcorders. Standard 1/4'' nut makes it can be mounted on any tripod with standard 1/4'' screw.
  • LCD display shows brightness, color temperature and battery information in real time, which make operation easier.

On Camera Video Lights Video

Here is a YouTube video discussing various types of on camera video lights:

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