In order to shoot better video clips, you’d better get a gimbal stabilizer. We have tested and reviewed the latest gimbals, and below are the Best Budget Gimbals in 2021.
There are several features that can help to make the video look a lot more polished as a filmmaker. one of those things is to get photos that are stable. There are about three million ways the videos can be stabilized. On a stack of books, you can balance your camera, but I suggest this only if you’re a total novice and all you have is a camera and nothing else.
There’s a tripod or monopod you can use. A dolly or crane or some other large, Hollywood-grade piece of equipment may be used. There are all possible solutions, but not really if you’re a smaller filmmaker who chooses to be a pro.
8 Best Budget Gimbals in 2021
1. Zhiyun Crane-M2 Crane M2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
$169.00 in stock
1 used from $110.00
- ✅ ✅ Please check the Camera Compatibility List in the description carefully before purchasing, to make sure your camera and lenses are fully supported, or some functionality may not be applied. if your camera is not on the list, please contact the seller with your Camera and lens model.
- BUILT-IN OLED DISPLAY: You are able to see in which mode you are in and return of the simple mode button, also battery power level and connection status can be a clear check on OLED display
- ✅【MUST KNOW】Balance the gimbal before use: Slide the smartphoone in as close as possible to against the tilt axis motor. Loosen the Roll (Y) Axis Thumb Screw (which is on the back) to adjust the gravity center by sliding the horizontal arm.When phone stays in level in power OFF status, it is balanced.We recommend you VIEW the video tutorials, There are lots of tutorial videos on YOUTUBE that will help you master the gimbal.
- MICRO USB POWER OUTPUT: Allow you to charge your Smartphone while charging the gimbal itself while in use
- UNIQUE LOCKING PIN AND LATCH DESIGN: This design prevents the axes from swinging around during travel. By simply folding and locking up the arms, it fits into your backpack or even pocket.BUILD IN WIFI AND BLUETOOTH: Bluetooth connection with ZY Play App and Wifi connection with the camera, for more Camera control over your gimbal
2. Hohem Isteady Multi 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
- 【All in 1 Gimbal】It easily fits action cameras GoPro Hero9, almost all kinds of mobile phones in the market like iPhone 12 pro max/samsung S21 and compact camera such as SONY RX100M7/Canon G7x/Panosonic DMC-LX10. Hohem iSteady Multi, the unprecedented all in 1 gimbal stabilizer, weighs only 1lbs, but the maximum payload is 0.9lbs. With dedicated accessories, its installation is easier than ever.
- 【Real-tech Gear with 6 Working Modes】It can rotate a complete 360° (Paning 600° / Rolling 320° / Tilting 320°) and 6 working modes including all follow，With these modes, iSteady Multi camera & smartphone gimble stabilizer will creating dynamic and fantastic footages like the movie inception!
- 【Preferred Compact Cameras for SONY】Are you also a Sony-fancier? Never miss this camera gimbal!Equipped with an exclusive cable ONLY for Sony compact cameras, storytellers like you can control zoom/focus & shutter/record via our camera gimbal stabilizer, creating film-making work with great flexibility. Sony RX100 M2-M7 HX50 WX500-800 and other popular models can be supported (DSC-RX100/N50 not included ).
- 【Fantastic 600°3D Inception Mode】Whether you are an amateur or an auteur,all you need is Hohem iSteady multi 3-axis gimbal stabilizer with ultimate 600°rotation of pan axis. It has a newly developed startup mode that can spontaneously rotate the lens shot by the camera by 600° when filming dutch tilt. Even amateurs can produce gorgeous and fast transitions like the auteur of iSteady Multi stabilizer !
- 【Unlimited Creativity with Upgraded APP "Hohem Gimbal" 】The upgraded APP Hohem Gimbal is icing on the cake! Come with long battery life for 8 hrs working time, iSteady Multi gimbal can do much more than you imagine with the app. What's more, various functions like face tracking & time lapse would awake your infinite & beyond creativity!
3. FLYCAM HD-3000 Handheld Video Camera Stabilizer
4. Neewer Carbon Fiber 24"/60cm Handheld Stabilizer
- Neewer Carbon Fiber 24"/60cm Handheld Stabilizer with Quick Release Plate 1/4" and 3/8" Screw for DSLR and Video Cameras up to 6.6lbs/3kg,Allows high and low angle shooting, high precision bearings and low friction joints
- Stretch adjustment improves weight ratio, and reduces the clump weights greatly
- Please scan the QR code in the instruction manual, adjust the balance according to the linked video before shooting
- It can be extended from 15.2" to 24" to adapt to the weight of the camera. The Quick Shoe Plate can accept any camera With 1/4" to 3/8" screw adapter
- Max Load: Approx. 6.6 pounds/3 kilograms
5. SUTEFOTO S40 Handheld Stabilizer Steadicam Pro Version for Camera
3 used from $32.45
- Supports GoPro and all other action cameras weight from 1.1 to 3.3 lb.
- Quick Balancing，360 ° omni-directional stable shooting, with Quick Release Plate, 2*1/4" crew and 1*3/8" crew hole.
- Easy To Assemble and Carry, can be extended from 11.6"/29.5cm to 15.7"/40cm to adjust depending on different weight cameras you use.
- Aluminum construction with black powder coating，6 removable weights（100 +100+190)g*2.
- Allows high and low angle shooting, high precision bearings and low friction joints, Can be used with professional vest damping arm.
6. The Official Roxant Pro Video Camera Stabilizer Limited Edition
$59.95 in stock
- Our Roxant Pro Video Stabilizer provides less motion and shake compared to other handheld stabilizers. Our custom lower arm no-slip-grip material eliminates sway; graduated counter-weights provide more options to achieve proper balance
- Great design ideal for amateur filmmakers looking to move their films to the next level! Shoot smooth motion shots in tight spaces, on stairs, through crowds, in cars, or walking/running/skating
- Our Roxant Video Camera Stabilizer is lightweight, portable, and extremely durable. Including an adjustable phone clamp compatible with almost all smartphones
- Compatible with point and shoot, DSLRs, video cameras, GoPros, smartphone and any other camera up to 2.1 lbs.
- Features an extremely durable comfort grip handle, and 3 separate graduated counter-weights, for precise adjustments
7. FeiyuTech G6 Plus 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer Gimbal
- Compatible with GoPro, mobile phones, Pocket video camera, Mirrorless camera for easier installation;Fit for smartphone with smartphone adapter.
- You can easily to get information from innovative OLED screen, such as parameters, battery indicator of the gimbal,working mode and other.
- Wifi + Bluetooth Dual Module Connection: By connecting to WiFi, G6Plus can control the camera to adjust the focus, switch the shooting mode, select the resolution, etc.
- 1/4 inch threaded holes on the bottom and side are compatible with all photographic equipment accessories with 1/4 inch thread on the market.
- Use Focus ring to precisely control the zoom/follow focus of camera by connecting to Feiyu On APP;Precisely adjust the joystick location of panning,tilting and rolling motors.
8. Hohem Digital Camera Gimbal Stabilizer Handheld Gimble
- 【3-IN-1 Gimbal, Wider Compatibility】Hohem's Gimbal for Compact/Digital Camera, Action Cameras and Smartphones. Hohem Gimbal Stabilizer is specially designed lightweight and compact camera gimbal for various device with All-in-One simple setup. [Must KNOW] Multi gimbal must be balanced and fully recharged before your each usage.
- 【Playload & Compatibility】Support 80g~400g Digital Camera, Action Camera and Smartphones. Digital Cameras - Sony RX100 Series, Canon PowerShot Series, Panasonic Panasonic Lumix series, FUJIFILM, NIKON COOLPIX, Action Cameras - GoPro Hero 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 2018 / Yi 4K / SJAM etc.; Smartphones - iPhone 11/11 pro/11 pro max/ XS Max, XS, X, XR, 8 Plu, and Android smartphone. DOES NOT support Mirrorless Camera and lens over 400grams.
- 【Sony Multi Cable & Extension Hole & Safer Plate Setup】Coming with the Sony Multi Cable, which can control the Sony cameras by its button directly. Very easy to use for Sony Cameras. 2x 1/4'' Screw Holes for attaching more photographic accessories like Tripod, Extention Holder for smartphone, etc. The Quick-Release Plate includes a positioning block to memorize the perfect camera position for instant remounting.
- 【600° Roll Inception Mode 】Featuring for dynamic shot, iSteady Multi's pan axis allows for continuous movement like an infinite 600° roll allow filmmakers to achieve completely. Even if you are setting in sport and action-packed scenes, iSteady Multi camera gimbal gives a perfectly stable shot.
- 【12 Hour Long Standby Runtime】4000mAh Rechargeable build-in battery empowers the two way recharging and longer runtime up to 12 hours, durable enough for your camera filmmaking workflow. Two-way charging always power on with your Compact Mirrorless Camera, GoPro, action cameras or DSLR cameras.