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Keeping Your Camera Steady: How Camera Stabilisers Work

Are you finding it difficult to keep a steady hand whilst shooting timeless memories on your action camera? We know that dizzy feeling when you’re trying to watch the jolted footage later on.

And if you’re familiar with that feeling, you need a camera stabiliser! A decision you won’t regret…

using a camera stabiliser

What Is a Camera Stabiliser?

In a nutshell, it’s your new best friend. But on a broader note, a camera stabiliser is designed to provide you stability when shooting your adventures, home videos, homemade movies and even roller coaster rides!

The only thing that will be shaky after you get one is your hand as you excitingly wave goodbye to your poor quality video recordings and pictures!

This pivoting device allows you to attach your camera to it, whilst capturing your footage in smooth motions, giving you nothing but a clear image.

You’ll find that this will leave you without having to focus on trying to keep your hand still to avoid the tremor or blur in your footage.

What’s not to love about it? It’s easy to use and lightweight, and it gives you great quality shots.

How Does It Work?

So, once you have simply mounted your camera to the handheld device, the rest of the work is out of your hands. Well, not literally, you do still have to hold it, but just press record and let the stabiliser STABILISE!

So the device still moves with you, just in a more civilized motion. It keeps the camera leveled on a central axis no matter what way or speed your hand is moving.

So although you still need to hold the arm of the device, the gimbal works solely with the steadiness of your camera, giving you a clean and clear shot of whatever it is your shaky hand can’t do on its own.

When to Use a Camera Stabiliser

Camera stabilisers are best suitable for when you are outdoors. It’s perfect for action shots, filming when walking, running, riding, sailing or any occasion when you are trying to capture footage during fast motions that would usually result in tremor.

So if you’re typically amateur at filming a movie or an adventure, you need to get your hands on a camera stabiliser.

Types of Camera Stabilisers

By now you’re probably wondering what type of camera stabiliser you’ll need. Because there are plenty of options out there.

Unless your camera is as old as T-Rex, there are several types of stabilisers you can choose from that may already be suited to your camera, action camera, phone, GoPro etc…

camera stabiliser

You could choose from something like the above Wenpod GP1+ GoPro Stabilizer, that is on the less expensive end of the spectrum, perfect for little outdoor adventures, easy to use, carry and is lightweight.

 

Or if you want to get a bit more technical and go for something like the above Wenpod MD2 DSLR Digital Stabilizer, this will offer you something on another level. Typically on the opposite end of the spectrum, this one is one of the most advanced with a 3-axis gimbal.

And of course, there are also others in between…

Price and variety are on quite a broad scale for camera stabilisers. Depending on how advanced you want your stabiliser, you can get some suited for your phone device or GoPro that are typically lightweight.

Others can be more technologically advanced for your upscale cameras. It all depends on how technical you want to get with it!

Either way, it’s a must-have if you’re wanting to improve the clarity and quality of your shots! So jump on the camera stabiliser bandwagon and shop our full range of stabilisers Camera House!

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