Why Buy a Gimbal?
Whether you’re looking to make a short film, music video, or vlog entry, there’s bound to be some movement if you’re shooting with your camera in hand. Some is natural, but overly jerky footage screams “amateur.” A gimbal or stabilizing unit gives you the ability to move smoothly and pan around even if you don’t have surgeon’s steadiness.
While you can go with a basic unit that functions manually using hand controls, there are options that have the manual capabilities but work electronically as well and can even be controlled through an app, allowing you to set a motion or track a person or object as it moves. These will be more expensive, but can also help make your finished product look more professional, and will often have a more accurate balance since it adjusts automatically without room for human error.
How We Selected and Rated Them
We researched expert sources, as well as 6,200 consumer reviews, to select the top gimbals. Our Consumer Score represents the percentage of customers who rated the product at least four out of five stars on retail and review sites, and the manufacturers’ websites.