Anyone who has used a GoPro camera would agree that it can capture amazing videos and memories, especially in situations where you can’t even dream of carrying your DSLR or a Point and shoot camera. So now when you’ve got a great camera and are at a perfect location to shoot videos and have an eye for the perfect shot as well, then what’s is it that stops you from getting one? Well, you may need a perfect companion for your perfect camera that is a GoPro Gimbal Stabilizer that helps in creating silky smooth videos.
What is a Gimbal Stabilizer
A gimbal is a pivoted support that allows the rotation of an object about a single axis. A set of three gimbals, one mounted on the other with orthogonal pivot axes, may be used to allow an object mounted on the innermost gimbal to remain independent of the rotation of its support : Wikipedia
In simple terms, Gimbal is an excellent tool that helps you get silky-smooth, handheld videos. You can get excellent videos without “camera shake”. So, when you use Gimbal for your GoPro, it comes with excellent sophisticated algorithms that can differentiate between your hand movement and any accidental movement or a sudden jerk while panning or tracking any subject. This helps the camera to stay absolutely steady resulting in buttery smooth videos.
GoPro Gimbal Stabilizer
- Feiyu Tech G4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro
- EVO GP 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro
- Zhiyun Z1 3-Axis High-Precision GoPro Gimbal Stabilizer
- Gopro Karma Grip
- Lanparte LA3D 3-Axis Handheld GoPro Gimbal Stabilizer
- Yi Handheld Gimbal
Feiyu Tech G4 is a 3 Axis GoPro Gimbal that comes with best in class stabilization technology. Made out of best in class aircraft-grade aluminum the Feiyu Tech G4 GoPro Gimbal offers a 320 degrees pan/tilt rotation and a 100 degrees roll rotation. The Feiyu Gimbal can be controlled with a single button making it ideal for single hand operation
If you have any other action cam apart from a GoPro, Feiyu g4-qd can be used other similar action cameras that have the same size as the GoPro.
Calling Evo GP 3 the absolute best GoPro Gimbal would be apt. The Gimbal is extremely robust and is made from aircraft grade aluminum. This gimbal comes with multiple operating modes and is extremely easy to setup.
The Evo G9 comes with customizable add-ons that help in maximizing the usage as the gimbal can be connected to a range of extension poles and tripods etc.
Evo GP 3 has 4 dynamic shooting modes: heading follow mode, heading lock mode, heading/pitch follow mode and inverted mode. The image and video quality does not suffer a bit even during flipping between different modes.
It is the best handheld GoPro gimbal that you can buy in 2017 and you can also use this gimbal to a range of other compatible action cameras.
One of the reasonably priced GoPro Gimbal, however, the Zhiyun still provides a very good image/video stabilization. It can support devices up to 7″ display and comes with 3 different modes heading follow Mode, locked mode, and heading & pitch follow mode. Regardless of the mode, you can always adjust tilt and roll by using the 4-way joystick controller on the gimbal.
The highlight of Zhiyun Zi is that it offers a long battery life means uninterrupted video recording for longer durations.
One of the best in class GoPro gimbal, the Karma grip is an official accessory and it helps you take rock-steady videos and crystal clear images.
Made out of best in class materials, the GoPro Karma Grip offers you great combo offers, awesome support and warranty from the GoPro team.
It is advisable that you pick up a pair of extra batteries as this one is a small in size hence does not battery backup beyond a couple of hours.
This one is a unique handheld GoPro Stabiliser that can be used in various situations. It comes with a detachable handgrip and the detached head can be used as a chest mount. The other highlight is that the gimbal also has an inbuilt battery so that you can even charge your GoPro while using the Lanparte LA3D gimbal for GoPro. This incredible feature can be a blessing for people who dislike carrying too many charging cables.
The Lanparte LA3D GoPro Gimbal comes with two different types of batteries (18350 and 18650) for multiple means of power supply. The gimbal is made out of premium material is a long lasting product.
Xiaomi’s Yi had launched a handheld gimbal for Yi camera and the same is compatible with GoPro as well. It features a 3-Axis gimbal head with 3 operating modes. It helps you easily capture smooth footage of fast moving objects, such as people playing sports, wildlife, and cars.
It has 3 operation modes: Pan Mode, Lock Mode and Pan & Tilt Mode and comes with two 18350 lithium-ion batteries, each 850mAh that can give upto 4.5 hrs of battery life.
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