Zhiyun Crane 2
Ivation Pro Steady
Feiyu Tech A2000
Letus Helix Jr. Aluminum
Moza Lite 2 Premium
Ikam MS1 Beholder Gimbal
Beholder DS1 Handheld Stabilizer
DSLR can surely capture the high-quality videos but when you have to shoot with camera movements—It’s very difficult to capture the details by keeping the steady hand.
You need the best gimbal for DSLR stabilization—A gimbal is a mechanical stabilizer that helps you in keeping the camera steady with its 3-axis of rotation.
We tested a lot of gimbals from multiple companies and here are our top 11 picks.
1. Zhiyun Crane 2
Zhiyun Crane 2 is the best DSLR gimbal when it comes to portability—it’s required for comfortable shooting.
You can easily control its parameter settings via innovative quick dial, just by pressing or revolving—Easily mount your camera and comfortably shoot the video with its perfect stabilization.
YouTubers and videographers can shoot videos from all angles using this gimbal—POV feature rotates about 45 degrees to let you shoot the videos on the go.
During quick movements and motions, you may have fear of falling a camera but now it’s safe—The Slow-fall system in the gimbal is specifically designed to protect your devices from a sudden fall.
You will have a clear sound along with clear images—20% noise reduction and a 50% increase in motor torque has taken this gimbal’s performance to the next level.
Zhiyun Crane 2 gimbal has set a benchmark for the industry. Whether it’s too far or too close, you can catch all the scenes with a ±0.02° real-time focus for all renowned brands’ cameras, weighing up to 7 pounds.
Well, with a list of amazing features, strong grip, ultra-close focus, clear voice, etc—Zhiyun Crane 2 can work up to 18 hours on a single charge and that’s why I love it.
Its OLED screen will keep you updated about your device’s status.
2. Ivation Pro Steady
Ivation Pro is unbeatable gimbal when it comes to portability—You can easily adjust it for shooting from all locations and all angles.
The gimbal comes with a non-slippery pad that holds your devices more strongly—It is designed to provide full support to your devices while shooting.
Rotatable and adjustable joints with a shoulder mount make it unique in the market—You can adjust gimbal’s arms and gears as per your convenience while shooting the best shots.
The gimbal weighs just 2.87 pounds—It has a flexible portfolio and easily adjustable frames—could be carried anywhere. Just flip it in your bag and take it with you, where your passion leads you.
You can also transform it into different styles and designs for shooting.
Nevertheless, with a list of amazing features and unmatched portability, Ivation Pro gimbal has one drawback as well.
The problem: Its holding is not strong enough to hold its parts firmly but connectors are strong enough to keep the segments together.
3. Neewer Aluminium
Neewer Aluminum gimbal has a stunning design with a black powder coating—Its smooth texture and comfortable designs and holdings make the shooting smoother than before.
The gimbal holds the DSLR firmly and stabilizes cameras weighing up to 6lbs—this compact and handheld system takes away the need for tripod and dollies.
It helps the videographers to shoot the videos with smooth motion. This gimbal features x and y adjustments and multiple mounting holes let you adjust the camera for different shots accordingly.
The gimbal also has the weight plate with discs for stabilizing the camera—You can always remove it when not required. It can be extended from 15.2” to 24” to hold and fix the cameras.
You can take it with you wherever you go and its portability and light weightiness would never stop you falling in love with it.
It is just 4.6 pounds in weight—I have taken this to hikes, trips and it never disappointed me. Its focus, stabilization, long time battery and other amazing features will make your shots perfect.
4. DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
DJI Ronin-M gimbal stabilizer is known for the best stabilization with its 3-axis. It has a beautifully sleek design with a smooth texture and a good grip.
A strong and rigid magnesium frame has reduced the size and increased stiffness. This small-sized Gimbal can fit in your backpack easily; it’s around 2.3kg in weight.
You can switch between this gimbal mode of operations without much hustle—Just mount your camera, weighing up to 8 pounds, stabilize it then tap a button & start shooting a professional video effortlessly and smoothly.
The ATS (autotune stability) technology can precisely complete the tuning and balancing process. You don’t require additional hardware for this purpose.
You can also achieve different shooting configurations by twisting off the handlebars quickly and minimizing the size.
DJI Ronin gimbal is easy to pack and unpack along with its lightweight body—it’s very easy to carry around as well.
· 3-axis stabilization
· Rigid magnesium frame
· Modes switching feature
· ATS technology
· Adjustable bar handles
5. Feiyu Tech A2000 Dual Grip Handle Kit
Feiyu Tech A2000 gimbal comes with a beautiful design—The anti-shaking technology provides you with the perfect stabilization. It comes with nine 1/4-inch thread ports to connect external compatible accessories for professional shooting.
It can easily rotate at the axis 360°. You can film and capture the scenes from all angles easily.
The gimbal comes with Joystick integration—it has a control button on the handle that takes filming experience to the next level. You can easily shift the holding gestures for shooting—Switch between standing, inverted, frontal, reversed, high and low holdings as per your convenience.
Feiyu Tech gimbal also has the time-lapse feature with auto rotation and auto-shutter function for shooting the pro-level videos—The focus lens in gimbal easily captures the detail of objects.
The things that I loved the most about this gimbal are battery life and less weight—Also, it’s very easy to control its features.
· 9 1/4-inches thread ports
· 360 degrees axis rotation
· Joystick and control button
· Shifting of holdings
· Auto-rotation and auto-shutter function
6. Letus Helix Jr. Aluminum 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
Letus Helix gimbal has a smooth texture with an elegant design—It can be placed over a flat surface without a stand—Strong grip and its weight, makes it perfect for shooting in events, parties, etc.
It can work for long hours with a single charge. This gimbal is featured for DSLR and small cinema cameras. You can easily flip it in your backpack without disassembling and start shooting at the moment you require.
This lightweight gimbal can be taken anywhere and it’s magnesium alloy construction provides better vibration dampening property.
· Lightweight (4lbs)
· Magnesium alloy construction
· Featured for DSLR and small cameras
· No dissembling required for transportation
· Best for events shooting
7. Glidecam HD-2000
Glidecam HD-2000 gimbal is beautifully designed—Made for compact and small-sized cameras, weighing up to 2 to 6 lbs.
It’s camera mounting plates let you easily fix the camera—its 1/4″-20 screw and 3/8″-16 screws let you use the plates with various cameras as well.
You can easily adjust it by having full control over it. The gimbal’s perfect stabilization provides the camera stability during motion while capturing the shots—The dampening system will keep the camera stable during the user’s movements and you will have smooth shots.
The camera removal is easy by Manfrotto 577 without detaching the plates. It comes with a Spudz Microfiber Cleaning Cloth with a pouch and hooks.
This gimbal is best for videographers, photographers, birders and for anyone who owns familiar equipment. I used this many times and it’s perfect for delicate equipment as well.
You can take this gimbal with you anywhere you go. It’s easy to carry around, weighing 8.2 pounds.
· Fixing plates
· Manfrotto 577 for removing the camera
· 1/4″-20 screw and 3/8″-16 screw for different cameras
· Holds cameras weighing up to 4 to 10 pounds
· Microfiber cleaning cloth
· Dampening system for smooth and perfect shots
8. Glidecam HD-4000
Glidecam HD-4000 is the best gimbal for DSLR cameras weighing from 4 to 10 lbs—You can easily attach and remove cameras because of its quick release plate—Ergonomic control knobs and plates balance the camera horizontally and vertically.
The gimbal is easily adjustable and controllable—You can contract and expand the system’s dynamic balance and increase or decrease the system’s pan inertia according to your need.
It will be 20” tall in the shortest mode and 28” tall in tallest mode. This gimbal comes with 12 custom counterweight plates.
This gimbal is not very bulky and you can take it with you wherever you want, it’s just 9.5 pounds in weight.
· Handles cameras weighing from 4 to 10 lbs
· Ergonomic control knobs and plates for balancing
· Easy expansion and contraction
· Small and tall mode
· 12 custom counterweight plates
· 9.5 pounds of weight
9. Moza Lite 2 Premium
Moza Lite 2 gimbal is highly recommended for professional shooting. It has a highly rigid and solid frame yet lightweight, 4.85 pounds.
You can use it for all types of cameras from ordinary cameras to professional cinema cameras.
It features a wireless thumb controller and you can also control this gimbal via the app. The app is available on Google Play Store for Android devices. As I am an android user, I find it convenient to use it with the gimbal.
Another good feature is, it will take approx 2 hours for charging and you can use it for 4-8 hours, depending upon the use.
· Suitable for all cameras
· Lightweight (4.8 pounds)
· Wireless thumb controller
· Compatible with android devices
· Better battery life
10. Ikam MS1 Beholder Gimbal
Ikam MS1 gimbal is elegant and attractive when it comes to the designs—Its aluminum body with a smooth texture and solid grip allows you to take stable shots. This handheld 3-axis stabilizer is perfect for almost all cameras.
Beholder has an embedded brushless gimbal motor to take perfect and stabilize shots while walking or quick movements. It can handle cameras weighing up to 1.9 pounds.
You can easily mount and balance your camera with quick release plates and tool-less lens adjustments, making it easy to use.
With an embedded joystick, you have complete control over the adjustments and can capture shots at the angles of 45° Roll and 90° Tilt.
The most convenient feature I found is the USB power options—It is convenient if your camera has a WiFi option and you send signals to the Smartphone. You can charge up and power Smartphones, GoPro cameras, and other USB-powered devices.
· 3-axis stabilizer
· Aluminium construction
· Brushless gimbal motor
· Super lightweight (1.9 pounds)
· Easy mounting and balancing
· Joystick for control
· USB power feature
11. Beholder DS1 Handheld Stabilizer
Beholder DS1 gimbal is best for videographers, YouTubers, documentaries, captures feature film, micro-film—it can be used for all types of professional shooting.
It features a dual-level sensor 5D single handheld 3-axis stabilizer that lets you capture 360 degrees rotating angle.
The gimbal is best when it comes to stability, accuracy and fast response. Its wireless control allows you to connect extension rods and can become mobile after the rocker arm to achieve a lens, slide the lens and time-lapse photography.
Camera mounting is quite easy on this because of its quick release plates—You can control its functioning via an android app as well.
The gimbal is easy to carry around as it only weighs 4 pounds and it’s not bulky as well—It works for a good period with just a single charge.
· 360 degrees rotation
· Fast response
· Quick release plates
· Extension rods
· 3-axis stabilization