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Best Gimbal for Nikon D780

Best Gimbals for Nikon D780

The Nikon D780 is Nikon’s most recent full-frame DSLR camera released in 2020. Nikon D780 is a flexible DSLR excelling in both pictures and videos. UHD 4K recording can be done by making use of either the full-frame area or perhaps a DX crop region in 30p, 25, or 24p frame prices and Full HD 1080p video recording can be supported at around 120p for slow-motion playback. To be able to shoot better films and films, you’d much better get yourself a gimbal stabilizer for Nikon D780. We’ve tested and reviewed the most recent gimbal stabilizers, listed below are the top-rated types for Nikon D780:

Best Gimbals for Nikon D780

1. DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit

DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit

The Ronin-S Essentials Kit contains a gimbal and accessories. The Ronin-S Essentials Kit saves you money by excluding the focus wheel and a few other accessories from the regular bundle.

DJI Ronin-S is more than a tiny version of the larger Ronin gimbal stabilizer; it’s a scalable ecosystem for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The Ronin-single-handed S’s design allows for camera payloads up to 8 lb. See DJI’s latest camera and lens compatibility list.

With the front trigger, rear mode button, and joystick, you can get the shots you need. The front trigger can lock the gimbal when held, re-center it when tapped twice, and turn 180° when tapped three times. The mode button activates three adjustable operation modes with tunable speed and reaction for different shooting scenarios. If you shoot fast-moving subjects, Sport mode offers extra-fast response times and gimbal motions up to 45 mph. With this operational versatility, the Ronin-S fits documentary, event, and feature film workflows. It runs for up to 12 hours on a single charge of the battery grip.

2. Zhiyun Crane M2

Zhiyun Crane-M2The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 is a 3-axis handheld gimbal that supports up to 7 lb. Balance your camera on the included Manfrotto-standard fast release plate and shoot for up to 18 hours. A rod-mount mechanical focus motor can be controlled by the gimbal’s handwheel or a Crane 2 remote. It can be aligned to your lens’ focus or zoom ring for follow focus or zoom. A support rod, USB cable, and two universal lens gear rings are included for attaching and connecting the focus motor.

Crane-2 supports digital follow focus through the gimbal handwheel for various Canon DSLRs and the Nikon D850 with autofocus lenses. After connecting the camera to the gimbal using the USB cords, you’ll have direct follow focus control without an extra motor.

Crane-2 can pan, tilt, and roll 360°. Multiple shooting modes make the gimbal more creative. Full-range POV mode synchronizes all three axes for 360° movement. This means the camera will lock onto a single position and follow your motions without stopping. This captures POV.

Onboard controls and an OLED display modify gimbal settings. “Slow-fall” feature prevents camera drop when Crane-2 is turned off.

3. DJI Ronin-SC

DJI Ronin-SCThe DJI Ronin-SC Gimbal Stabilizer is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the Ronin-S. It’s designed for mirrorless cameras under 4.4 lbs. DJI’s website has a list of compatible cameras and lenses.

The Ronin-SC is small but packed with features, design upgrades, and technology. The gimbal’s stabilization, pan, tilt, and roll controls, plus 360° of continuous panning, generate solid 3D/360° motion shots.

The gimbal weighs only 2.4 lbs, making it ultra-portable and easy to handle for long periods. It has balancing and storage locking modes. The sliding quick release camera plate makes it easy to rebalance your camera after moving to a new location. Balance your camera in the balancing lock position. Unmount it with the plate, put the gimbal in storage mode, travel, remount your camera, unlock and turn on the gimbal, and voilà, your camera is still balanced.

The Ronin-SC has a record button, a joystick, and a re-centered front trigger button for accurate gimbal control. Holding the M button activates Sport Mode, which allows quick tracking when recording action sequences. Active Track 3.0 lets users track a subject with the gimbal using an Android or iOS app through Bluetooth 5.0. DJI’s Force Mobile lets you control your gimbal’s motion when it’s mounted on a rig or tripod using your smartphone’s gyroscope, allowing you to do more precise gimbal motions while utilizing your natural motion. Time-lapse and motion-lapse modes are built-in.

The Ronin-handle-mounted SC’s 2450mAh 18650 LiPo battery lasts 11 hours per charge. It’s charged through USB Type-C and can manage a compatible camera’s run/stop or focus using a multiport USB cable. The handle has 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 mounting threads for accessories like the smartphone holder.

The Ronin-SC includes an extended grip/tripod, camera riser, lens support, port cover, Allen wrench, quick release plate with 1/4″-20 camera mounting screw, an M4 screw, multicamera USB control cables, multicamera USB Type-C control cables, a USB Type-C charging cable, a USB Type-C to micro-USB adapter, and a storage case.

4. FeiyuTech AK4500

FeiyuTech AK4500The Feiyu AK4500 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer supports up to 10.1 lbs. more than the AK4000. It has an angled motor arm, so nothing blocks your camera screen and pans 360°, tilts 230°, and rolls 360°.

The gimbal’s handle has a touchscreen LCD smart panel and a multifunction handwheel. The handwheel controls camera movement in pan and tilt modes and digital focus and zoom with compatible cameras. The handwheel can also operate an external focus motor. Feiyu’s website lists compatible cameras for conventional operation and Wi-Fi focus/zoom.

The touchscreen LCD, joystick, and handwheel let you control gimbal settings. The Feiyu ON iOS/Android app (free download) enables you to alter settings and perform remote operations. The Hyperlink remote controller lets you control the gimbal up to 49′ away via Bluetooth.

The gimbal’s camera baseplate works with Manfrotto or Arca-Swiss plates. An extension rod comes with the AK4500, so you may hold the gimbal with both hands for certain shots. Or, use the provided tiny tripod to set the gimbal down.

5. MOZA Air 2

MOZA Air 2The Moza Air 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer boasts new high-torque motors and a 9.25 lb weight capacity. High weight capacity enables more cameras and lens combinations. The optional Moza iFOCUS Intelligent Wireless Lens Control System offers standard and automated (with preset start/endpoints) focus and zoom control from the Moza Air 2.

Thanks to an inclined motor arm, the Air 2’s camera LCD is unobstructed. The 12 physical buttons control the gimbal and camera and regulate shutter, aperture, and exposure compensation (where applicable). The joystick, smart wheel, and smart trigger are configurable for different shooting techniques. An OLED display shows most settings, customizations, and gimbal status.

The Air 2 has eight working modes, including pan and tilt follow (please see the Features section below for the full list). Sports Gear, FPV, Panorama, Tracking, and Inception are Moza’s shooting modes. Inception lets you swivel the camera while zooming in.

Four bundled lithium-ion 18650 batteries power the gimbal for 16 hours. Replacement batteries are available. The Air 2 has an input connector for powering the gimbal and three output ports for powering the camera and accessories with optional Moza adapter cables.

Motion-lapse, tracking time-lapse, and zoom time-lapse are all available on the Air 2. Auto-tuning determines ideal parameters based on load.

Visual markings make the Air 2 easier to balance. A mechanical memory quick release helps adjust the camera without rebalancing the gimbal. The Moza Air 2 has 3/8″-16 threaded holes on the front and bottom for tripod installation and accessory attachment.

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