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
1,911 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
3,825 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
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
49 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.
Bestseller No. 4
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
77 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. 5
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
329 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. 6
ESDDI LED Camera/Camcorder Video Light Panel for Lighting in Studio or Outdoors, 3200K to 5600K Variable Color Temperature, Ultra Thin Anodized Aluminum Housing
105 Reviews
ESDDI LED Camera/Camcorder Video Light Panel for Lighting in Studio or Outdoors, 3200K to 5600K Variable Color Temperature, Ultra Thin Anodized Aluminum Housing
  • CRI rating of >95 for accurate color rendition ,Variable Color Temperature from 5600k-3200k
  • Exquisitely design of 1.0 lb , easy to take for both outdoor and indoor studio photographing
  • Including a battery ,charger and USB cable ,and please take off the battery once finish shooting
  • An ultra-compact fixture that is fully enclosed in an anodized aluminum housing,small size and brighter light
  • Can be powered by AC adapter(not included) in the studio and 12 months quality ensure .If any questions ,please contact us for technical support
Bestseller No. 7
Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Mini Light on Camera Video Light, Black
163 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
Bestseller No. 8
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
38 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. 9
Rechargeble 96 LED Video Light,Ulanzi Pocket Mini on Camera Led Light with 2500mAh Battery and Magnet Filters for Sony Panasonic Canon Nikon DSLR Camcorder
46 Reviews
Rechargeble 96 LED Video Light,Ulanzi Pocket Mini on Camera Led Light with 2500mAh Battery and Magnet Filters for Sony Panasonic Canon Nikon DSLR Camcorder
  • New USB Rechargeble Independent Power Switch and Brightness Wheel
  • Can Remember last-time brightness when Switch on
  • Attach filters with Magnet Design in a Ease Way
  • Standard Hot Shoe with 1/4" Female Screw
  • Packege List with Rechargeble 2500mAh Battery and USB Cable; You can also use 4 AA batteries(not included)
Bestseller No. 10
LimoStudio, AGG1318, 160 LED Video Photo Light for Digital DSLR Camera and Camcorder, High Brightness Lumen Value, Dimmable Switch with Color Filter Gel, Battery, Charger, Carry Bag Included
642 Reviews
LimoStudio, AGG1318, 160 LED Video Photo Light for Digital DSLR Camera and Camcorder, High Brightness Lumen Value, Dimmable Switch with Color Filter Gel, Battery, Charger, Carry Bag Included
  • [1 x] 160pcs LED Continuous Light / / [1 x] Battery for Video Light, NP-F550 to NP-F950 / [1 x] Battery Charger / [1 x] 4 Color Filters: White, Yellow, Blue, Pink / [1 x] Premium Hard Shell Carry Case
  • 10 Watt / 1500 Lux / 5600 Kelvin / 120 Degree Lighting Angle
  • Dimension: 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 1 3/4" (L/W/H), Net Weight: 13 Oz
  • 1/4" Standard Screw Thread for Mini Ball Head / Universal Mounting Bracket Size
  • Water-proof Premium Quality Hard Shell Carry Case / Battery and Charger Included

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

New
ESDDI LED Camera/Camcorder Video Light Panel for Lighting in Studio or Outdoors, 3200K to 5600K Variable Color Temperature, Ultra Thin Anodized Aluminum Housing
105 Reviews
ESDDI LED Camera/Camcorder Video Light Panel for Lighting in Studio or Outdoors, 3200K to 5600K Variable Color Temperature, Ultra Thin Anodized Aluminum Housing
  • CRI rating of >95 for accurate color rendition ,Variable Color Temperature from 5600k-3200k
  • Exquisitely design of 1.0 lb , easy to take for both outdoor and indoor studio photographing
  • Including a battery ,charger and USB cable ,and please take off the battery once finish shooting
  • An ultra-compact fixture that is fully enclosed in an anodized aluminum housing,small size and brighter light
  • Can be powered by AC adapter(not included) in the studio and 12 months quality ensure .If any questions ,please contact us for technical support
New
GVM Bi-Color LED Video Light Dimmable Panel Temperature Upgrade 2300K-6800K Suitable for Studio YouTube Shooting
78 Reviews
GVM Bi-Color LED Video Light Dimmable Panel Temperature Upgrade 2300K-6800K Suitable for Studio YouTube Shooting
  • Aluminum alloy metal shell durable, excellent heat dissipation, enabling led light beads to last up 70,000 hours.
  • Ultra-high brightness and long range of this light: CRI 97+, and TLCI 97+, it adopt 480 light beads, and the professional light-emitting chip makes the highest brightness to 15000lu. Besides, it adopt 25 degree light beads, the range is 3 times farther than ordinary light beads.
  • High-definition of LCD screen: It have a LCD screen behind the light, to display the color temperature accurately, color temperature from 3200K to 5600K, and the brightness percenta from 0 to 100%.
  • Have two ways to power the video light, you can use F750 / F970 Sony battery to power it, it is very convenient when you take it to outside shooting. With a U-shaped frame, you can shooting on the ground or with the light stand. It's very convenient for your needs.
  • GVM led video light is a professional light, has one year warranty service, and 1 month free of replacement. Package included: 1 x 480LS led video light, 1 x bracket-white diffuser, 1 x power adapter, 1 x power cable, 1 x carry bag, 1 x light stand, and 1 x carry bag. If you have any questions, contact us, please. We'll reply within 24 hours.
SaleNew
Switti Super Slim LED Video Light Ultra High Power Panel, on Camera Video Light with LCD Display Screen CRI 95+ Color Temperature and Brightness Adjustable, 3200K-5600K with NP-F750 Lithium Battery
6 Reviews
Switti Super Slim LED Video Light Ultra High Power Panel, on Camera Video Light with LCD Display Screen CRI 95+ Color Temperature and Brightness Adjustable, 3200K-5600K with NP-F750 Lithium Battery
  • 【Large Smart LCD Display】Color temperature, brightness index and remaining battery capacity are clearly displayed.
  • 【High Performance LED Camera Light】16W high power supplys higher brightness and more accurate color temperature,no harm to eyes.
  • 【Light Deflecting Technology】Non-Light Direct Illumination,the output light source is even, soft and not glare,which will be more persistent.
  • 【Bidirectional Switch Design】You can choose alternative power supply mode between battery and adapter, which will save battery power and extend battery life.(NP-F750 Lithium Battery included)
  • 【High Durability and Reliability】Switti LED video lights lifespans are over 50,000 hours. What's more, we guarantee all customers a 45-day money back and a free exchange option.

On Camera Video Lights Video

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

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