Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out shooting your own Gopro videos, then a 3 Axis Gimbal is definitely something that you should be looking at when you want to film silky smooth footage, without the annoying camera shakes. The absolute bottom line for shooting a quality professional video is stabilization.
- Splash-Proof design
- Upgraded uni-body arm
- Handgrip with built-in, easy to operate joystick and mode buttons
- Battery life up to 8 hours
- Compatible mainly with GoPro HERO4 but can connect to other cameras around the same size.
- Self-timer feature allowing for great selfies
The Feiyu G5 is one of the first waterproof handheld gimbals, and has been designed for the Gopro Hero 5 (allthough it is compatible with previous gopro hero cameras).
If you are looking to take some professional videos around any water or snow then the G5 is a must have product, it is as simple as that. Not only is the G5 waterproof, it comes with lots of add-ons and features that the earlier models could only dream about.
With its upgraded “Unibody arm” delivering a more precise steady camera motion to it’s excellent rubberized look and it touch screen monitor, you really get the feel that Feiyu have pushed the boat out with this gimbal.
In our opinion, if you are planning a trip by boat or skiing in the mountains and you are looking for a handheld gimbal that won’t mind taking a few wet splashes, and will deliver you awesome, smooth footage while your boat or ski’s take the inevitable bumps then the Feiyu G5 is the obvious starting point for you.
The Zhiyun Smooth Q GoPro & Smartphone Gimbal is a model designed for smartphones, but it does work the GoPro, thanks to a special plate that is included to attach your GoPro Hero 3/4/5. This gimbal provides 3-axis stabilization and supports 360 degrees of rotation.
It can track you or keep the image steady and stable even as the gimbal gets moved around, like while on a run or a bumpy ride. The joystick controls are easy to use and let you smoothly pan in any direction.
Extreme temperatures and less than stellar weather conditions are not problems for the Smooth Q, so it’s perfect to use for shooting outdoor adventures.
This gimbal has an impressive battery life and you can even use it to charge your phone or GoPro. You can add on accessories like external microphones or lights without affecting the performance, at least up to the maximum weight limit of 220g.
If you’re looking to take your GoPro videos to the next level, you should definitely check out the Zhiyun Smooth Q, it is probably the best one you can get in 2017 at this price level.
3 Feiyu G4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal
- For GoPro HERO4, HERO3+, and HERO3 and similar cameras
- Fixed Axes and Pan/Tilt Following Modes
- 300° Pan/Tilt, 90° Roll Rotation
- Single-Button Operation
- Battery Level Indicator Light
- Four Batteries and Charger Included
The Feiyu G4 3-Axis is a fantastic 3 mode Handheld Gimbal.
The modes below can be operated from a single button on the handle so that it is extremely easy to switch between the modes while in operation.
1, Heading Follow me mode) both the pitch and roll angles being locked, the heading will move and rotate with the moving of the gimbal handle.
2, Heading and pitch follow me mode: roll angle being securely locked, heading and pitch will turn with the moving of the gimbal and the final mode
3, Lock Mode : all of Heading , Pitch and Roll angles are locked.
4, Inverted Mode: Allows you to turn the gimbal upside down. This mode is an inverted version of the Pan Following Mode.
Another great feature of Feiyu G4 stabilizer is that the setup literally takes around 10 minutes and once you have it hooked up to your camera you will be good to go.