If you are a professional videographer or photographer, then you most probably very well know the importance of stability and how important it can be to enrich the quality of a video. Also, when it comes to providing stabilization and enhancement to video recordings, then I believe there can be no other better alternative than a ‘gimbal’. Today, however, with the growing demand of gimbals and new brands showing up every day, deciding which gimbal is better and which is not, can get quite confusing and tiresome. And thus, to help you out decide and choose which gimbal best suits your needs and requirements, we have listed out and reviewed some of “the best and most popular 5 Gimbal Stabilizers for Mirrorless Camera for the year 2019”.
Best Gimbals for Mirrorless camera Quick List
DJI Ronin M 3-Axis Gimbal
Zhiyun Crane V2 Handheld Gimbal
Pilotfly H2 Gimbal
Moza Lite 2 Premium Gimbal
Feiyu MG V2 Gimbal
Top 5 Gimbals for Mirrorless Cameras Review
1. DJI Ronin – M 3-Axis Gimbal [EDITOR's CHOICE]
If you like to go in all professional, then the DJI Ronin – M could just be the perfect gimbal for you. Not just in looks and design, but in performance and working as well, this gimbal reflects pure quality and professionalism. Coming with two handles on either side, the DJI gimbal offers you the perfect grip over your gimbal as well as enables you to carry and handle the camera easily and effortlessly in which ever manner you desire.
Design wise, although the gimbal might appear and look quite large, when folded can easily fit into the size of your backpack and can be carried without any much issue. Also, since the handlebars can be twisted upwards and downwards, handling the gimbal should not be much of a problem at all.
Performance wise, the DJI gimbal is just excellent giving stabilization which is sure to enhance your recording experience as well as give some really high-quality video outputs which look as amazing and professional as can be.Moreover, the other thing that makes the gimbal so easy to use and handle to give such spectacular result is the Auto Tune Stability technology which gives you the power to just balance the camera and gimbal without even having to do anything. Just give it a few minutes and you are all good to go.
And last but not the least, the DJI Ronin M-3 lets you rotate your camera device around full 360-degree in all the 3-axis in any direction you desire. Obviously, here to DJI has managed to make your life further easy by allowing you to do all that simply with the help of a remote control which comes included with the DJI gimbal itself. Also, if you are not a remote person and would like to use your mobile phone instead, then that can be done too by just installing the DJI Assistant app into your smartphone and then shooting it off.
If you are someone who likes to have full control over his or her gimbal, then the Zhiyun Crane V2 I would say can prove to be just the gimbal you are looking for. From the handle bar itself things like shutter speed and focus can be adjusted as well as controlled, giving you full freedom to make changes anytime and anywhere whenever needed.
Also, if we have to talk about the ease of use and setting up, then there too you should not find any kind of a problem. In fact, depending upon how fast you as a person are, you may take less than a minute to set up the whole thing and get it working.
Performance wise, the stabilization and steadiness offered by the gimbal is just something you would love. And since, the gimbal comes equipped with some high-end magnetic encoders, precision offered by the gimbal in terms of sensing even the slightest degree of change is just amazing.
The gimbal comes with a payload capacity of up to 3.96 lbs, which according to
me should be able to pretty much handle almost every kind of mirrorless
cameras out there.
Coming with a lightweight yet robust design, the Pilotfly H2 Gimbal allows you to not only mount a camera, but in addition to that also lets you mount and attach other equipment like lights and microphones, just so that you can film and shoot premium quality videos easily and effortlessly.
The Pilotfly gimbal too like our gimbals earlier offer a 360-degre rotation in all the three axes making it just ideal to shoot continuously in all the directions without having to stop anytime.
The gimbal can easily carry a payload up to 2.2 kg of weight which means all other equipment such as extra lights or microphone along with the camera itself should be included.
Performance wise, since the gimbal comes equipped with some really high-end brushless motors, stabilization is achieved at a maximum quality making the gimbal perfect to record smooth and quality videos without any kind of background noise or disturbances. An issue which could be often seen with most gimbals in its segment.
And finally, one of the most attractive and convincing things about this gimbal is its battery life and backup which can easily last you up to a good 26 hours on a single charge. Hence, once you charge up the gimbal completely, even shooting off a complete film may also seem easily possible.
Equipped with the all new and improved FOC algorithm, the Moza Lite 2 Premium gimbal brings to you some of the best balancing systems out there. Moreover, the built quality and material you get with the Moza gimbal device, I would say just works flawlessly and in synch with the design and appearance of the whole device, making it ideal for any kind of harsh situations as well as some amount of rough handling now and then.
The Moza Gimbal also offers two handle grips on both the sides allowing to handle the device as well as manage camera movements easily and effortlessly.
And in the end, the one other thing I absolutely loved about this gimbal is its ability to transmit videos directly to other devices such as a smartphone or media devices which may be compatible with it. Hence, enabling one to review as well as make changes to how he or she shoots and films in real time to produce better quality video outputs.
Quite similar to the DJI Ronin – M gimbal we saw earlier, the Feiyu MG V2 gimbal too comes with a dual handlebar on either side enabling you to handle and shoot with it easily and effortlessly. Coming equipped with some high-quality brushless motors and slip rings, the Feiyu gimbal lets you record and shoot some very high-grade videos without any kind of issue or noise.
The gimbal further allows you to rotate your camera all the way up to 360 degrees in all the three axes, that too with the help of the 4-way directional joystick available with it. Also, in addition to that the handle itself comprises of a beautifully constructed button which lets you switch between modes as well as turn on and off the gimbal device whenever you want too.
Lastly, design wise the gimbal, I would say has a pretty modest and simple touch to it, making it suitable to carry around effortlessly and comfortably wherever you go.
Buying Guide for Mirrorless Camera Gimbal 2019
Here, I will be discussing some of the most important points and factors which needs to be considered before or while buying a gimbal best suits one’s interest and requirements. In the following “Buying Guide for mirrorless Camera gimbal Stabilizers”, I have tried to point out and explain each and every factor elaborately so that it may provide you with the insight and
knowledge required to choose the perfect gimbal.
1. Axis Stabilization
This is the first and foremost factor you will have to consider while looking out for a gimbal. Usually when ever you go on searching for a gimbal you will come across two types: the 2-axis gimbal and the 3-axis gimbal.
Now when we talk about the 2-axis gimbals, they are the ones which offer movement or rotation as well as stabilization in only two directions, i.e. Tilt and Roll. Here, tilt or most commonly know as pitch refers to that rotation of the gimbal camera in the Y-Axis which moves upward and downward and vice versa accordingly. The Roll on the other hand determines the left to right & right to left rotation of the device in the X-Axis.
Next, we have the 3-Axis type gimbals which offer both the above movements as well as an extra rotatory movement on the Z-Axis, which allows the gimbal or camera to rotate laterally from left to right and vice versa.
Hence, in the end I guess it is needless to say that when it comes performance as well as features then a 3-Axis gimbal will most often have an upper hand over the 2-Axis type gimbals. However, when we need to talk about the price and affordability of gimbals, a 2-axis gimbal will obviously cost you much less than what a 3-axis would cost.
2. Battery Life and Backup
Next down the line we have the Battery quality and Backup a gimbal’s battery provides. But this however is relative, depending upon how long you want your battery to last. Still, if we have to consider which battery is better and which is not, then obviously we will look out for the battery which runs longer. However, you will be surprised to know that this is not the case. This is because even if a gimbal battery may last you for hours and gets damaged or obsolete only after a few months of use, then that battery is no good either. Hence, it is important to look at both these sub factors; one being how long it lasts on a single charge and the other the quality of the battery, whenever you choose a gimbal.
3. Weight and Payload Capacity
The other most important factor to consider after the above is the “Weight” of the gimbal and its “Payload Capacity”. Weight obviously being how heavy your gimbal actually is and the other how much weight it can actually handle and carry. Both these factors are equally important as well as dependent equally on each other. Also, it is not always necessary that if a gimbal is heavier than it will be difficult to handle. Depending upon the design and working style a gimbal even though may weigh more might not really be difficult to handle or carry
around. Hence, it is important that you have a through look at the design as well along with the weight and payload before actually going forward with buying one.
4. Software in Use
So, after you go through all the physical specs in a gimbal. The next thing you must look into and consider is the type of utility software being used in the gimbal as well as how compatible it is with action cameras you plan to mount. Depending upon this and all the other features which may come with the utility software, you will need to decide whether the particular gimbal best suits your interest as well as is able to cover up all your requirements or not.
Q. Why Gimbals for Mirrorless cameras?
Ans. Well, just having a camera and shooting with it is not enough if you need some high-quality videos as output. And specially when you are shooting an action video, as during those kinds of shoots the camera as well as you need to be moving constantly, due to which the video that comes as output is subjected to unnecessary vibrations and shakes. Thus, to take care of that and maintain stabilization as well as give smooth and high-quality cinematic outputs, a gimbal is very much necessary.
Q. Gimbal Mirrorless camera price in India?
Ans. Gimbal prices in India may range from 20k (Indian Rupees) to up to as high as
80k (Indian Rupees).
Q. Is DJI Ronin S gimbal waterproof?
Ans. Well, I would not call the DJI Ronin S to be completely waterproof. However, I
would say that it is well splash proof as you can carry it out easily for recording
and shooting in any kind of harsh weather conditions like heavy rain as well as
heavy winds, etc.