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The Best Gimbals to Buy for Your Device

If you’re a dedicated videographer or photographer, you’ll be wanting a gimbal in your camera kit. They’ll do wonders for your footage, helping to keep it smooth and undisrupted wherever you are.

Gimbals, also called stabilisers, help keep your camera level and suppresses vibrations to ensure sleeker footage.

A gimbal keeps your camera focused on your subject without suffering interference from vibrations and camera shake. The best gimbals can adjust your camera’s position fluidly so your footage won’t suffer the disruptions that often come with handheld recording.

In your gimbal research, you’ve probably come across the term 3-axis stabilisation. You’ll typically find this on the best gimbals, and it’s definitely something you’ll want in your equipment. It basically means your gimbal can move the camera in three ways: left and right, up and down, and backwards and forwards.

These days, you can get a range of gimbals, including handheld gimbals, wearable gimbals, gimbals that work specifically with action cameras or smartphones, and drones with in-built gimbals.

In this post, we’ve outlined the best gimbals to buy, whether you have a smartphone, an action camera, or a mirrorless camera.

Best Gimbal for GoPro

Chances are that if you’re looking for a gimbal to pair with your GoPro,  you’ll probably be using your gimbal mostly to record your action-packed adventures. These adventures are naturally going to attract plenty of bumps, jolts, and vibrations. So you want a gimbal that can take the heat and deliver smooth, stable footage regardless of your activity.

Fieyu G5 Handheld Gimbal for GoPro HERO5

feiyu g5 gimbal for gopro

This very affordable gimbal has 3-axis stabilisation that offers 320-degree pan and tilt. Waterproof and lightweight, the gimbal has a sleek look with a stylish design that hides any wires.

Its simple controls make it much loved in the vlogger scene. The one-button control makes it a cinch to use your gimbal with one hand. You can even flit through the gimbal’s four different operating modes at the press of the button.

But what we love most about the Feiyu G5 gimbal is its quick dismantling capabilities. A housing clamps atop the GoPro, making it easy to insert and remove on the go.

With one big, rechargeable button that offers up to 8 hours of battery life, the Feiyu G5 is a popular gimbal for the GoPro Hero 5, Hero 4, Hero 3, and other cameras.

Zhiyun Z1-Evolution Gimbal

zhiyun z1 evolution gimbal for gopro

The other oft-quoted gimbal for GoPros and action cameras is the Zhiyun Z1-Evolution. This gimbal supports a variety of action cameras that can be operated in three modes: Heading Following Mode, Locking Mode, and Heading and Pitch Following Mode.

The Z1-Evolution offers an extraordinary 12 hours of battery life, thanks to its two batteries, which can also power the camera itself. It includes a range of protection modes, including overcharging protection, to help with power efficiency.

As an added bonus, this powerful gimbal is incredibly lightweight thanks to its high-quality aluminium body.

GoPro 3-Way Grip/Arm/Tripod

gopro 3 way gimbal

For something with a little more versatility, we love GoPro 3-way gimbal, which can be used as a camera grip, and extension arm, AND a tripod.

This nifty device packs away a lightweight mini tripod inside the handle, which can be used on its own or with the handle for a height of almost 51cm. Meanwhile, the handle on its own doubles as a camera grip.

The folding extension arm is ideal for POV footage and is popularly used to capture selfies since you won’t have to worry about the device getting in the way of your shot.

Best Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras & Lightweight DSLRs

Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

zhiyun gimbal

This compact and portable gimbal offers four shooting modes to give you more flexibility in your recordings. You can also use the gimbal to adjust the focus and shutter speed.

Only suitable for lightweight cameras, the Zhiyun-Tech Crane gimbal is an offerable option that offers plenty of oomph with a battery life of 12 hours from its two batteries.

Best Gimbal for iPhones & Other Smartphones

DJI Osmo Mobile

DJO Osmo Hand Held

The DJI is arguably the best gimbal out there for smartphones. Affordable, yet offering superior quality, the Osmo Mobile clamps onto your phone to offer a range of amazing features.

Enjoy 3-axis stabilisation that you can optimise by syncing up your smartphone with the gimbal via Bluetooth.

Other features include;

  • Motion time-lapses, light trails, panoramas, 1-second-long, tripod-free exposure shots, and other shooting options using the DJI Go app
  • “Active Track” technology to set your camera to track objects or faces.

There’s even a smartphone sensor to ensure your gimbal only operates when a smartphone is attached.

Feiyu-Tech G4 Pro Gimbal for Smartphones

feiyu g4 gimbal for smartphones

Once again Feiyu pops up as an excellent alternative to the Osmo Mobile. This gimbal has 3-axis stabilisation with brushless motors that ensure little to no wear and tear, even after ongoing use. It’s also made of aircraft-grade aluminium for excellent quality.

Switch between five operating modes with a simple LED push button on the handle or use its Bluetooth-enabled remote control capabilities.

Found the gimbal you’re after? Browse our full range of stabilisers for GoPros, iPhones, mirrorless and other cameras online at Camera House today!

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