Gimbal Christmas Gift Buying Guide

9/12/2019 12:27 PM

The world of content creation is growing day by day, with more and more enthusiasts taking the plunge and trying their hand at capturing high-quality cinematic footage. Whether the desired end result is improved home videos, amateur films or Vlogs, there’s a gimbal to help with the task.

 

 Now let’s be real, buying a gimbal as a Christmas gift is a daunting task, so with this guide, we at Ted's Cameras will try to clear up the differences between the available models and hopefully, lead to a smoother, Christmas morning.


Best pocket gimbal - DJI Osmo Pocket

The DJI Osmo Pocket is a 3-axis mechanical handheld gimbal. This is the best option for capturing ultra-smooth stabilised content on a budget. It is unique to our list in that it combines its gimbal qualities with built-in high-quality imaging. Whereas the other offerings on our list do their best to improve the video quality of your existing camera, with the DJI Osmo Pocket you pick up the device and you are good to go about your shoot.

 

The Osmo Pocket uses a ½.3-inch image sensor and fixed 80-degree field of view lens to capture 4K resolution video. It can also capture 12MP stills. This Gimbal camera can also pair with your Smartphone and unleash a new level of exploration, using the DJI Mimo app.

 

When your shoot is over the true wonder of the DJI Osmo Pocket starts to shine - your cinematic filmmaking kit can be stowed away in your pocket and you can go on your merry way.

Gimbal Christmas Gift Buying Guide

Best budget DSLR/Mirrorless gimbal - Moza Air Cross

The Moza Air Cross Gimbal is a simple and budget-friendly way to experience gimbal stabilisation with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera. A 3-axis gimbal stabiliser, the Moza Air Cross enables handheld footage with remarkable steadiness.

 

The Moza Air Cross features a payload of 1.8KG, so it is best for entry-level DSLRs and most mirrorless cameras. It includes an ergonomic handgrip which is comfortable in your hand and features a simple and easy-to-reach 2-button operating system. This control panel unleashes the functions of the Gimbal itself, as well as controlling basic functions of compatible cameras, while the Moza App enables you to explore your creativity with the help of your smartphone.

Gimbal Christmas Gift Buying Guide

Best mirrorless gimbal - DJI Ronin SC

Designed to deliver high-quality gimbal stabilisation to space-conscious mirrorless users, the modular Ronin SC’s weighs just 1.1kg itself, while it has a payload of up to 2KG. As well as lightweight, this Gimbal features an ergonomic and slip-resistant flared battery grip. It is comfortable to use the Ronin-SC handheld for long periods of shooting, while importantly, its decrease in size has not come at the sacrifice of any important features.

 

The DJI Ronin SC features a Sports mode which increases sensitivity on each axis, without diminishing stabilisation. Using this mode you can keep up with fast-paced action, making sudden movements when necessary. In welcome news for the versatile filmmaker, the Ronin SC has an unlimited pan axis. Panorama, timelapse, motionlapse and other advanced functions can be controlled via your connected smartphone, which can be conveniently placed on the gimbal’s dedicated smartphone holder.

Gimbal Christmas Gift Buying Guide

DJI boast that the Ronin SC is now compatible with even more camera models, providing shutter and focus controls for most, as well as unrestricted access to the camera’s LCD screen, thanks to the innovative unobstructive roll axis arm.


Best gimbal for big jobs - Moza Air 2

With its impressive 4.2KG payload, the Moza Air 2 Gimbal is perfect for pairing with your DSLR with heavier lenses attached. The Moza Air 2 gimbal features no fewer than 12 physical buttons, which equates to a greater level of direct control over various camera functions, ranging from starting and stopping recording and adjusting exposure settings. Creating the look and feel of your visual masterpiece is simple with the Moza Air 2, thanks to its inclusion of 8 follow modes, which pairs nicely with the stabilised movements along each axis.

 

The Moza Air 2 features a well-thought-out angled arm, which assures your view of the camera’s screen is unobstructed, while the OLED screen of the gimbal itself allows a quick readout of important settings. Thanks to its utilisation of 4 high-powered lithium batteries, the Moza Air 2 is capable of an impressive runtime of up to 16 hours. This is a Gimbal stabiliser that will likely outlast you!

Gimbal Christmas Gift Buying Guide

Best DSLR gimbal - DJI Ronin S

With its suitability to one-handed operation and respectable 3.6KG payload, the DJI Ronin S is the best Gimbal to pair with DSLR cameras to automatically improve the quality of your videos. The Ronin S is made for life on the go, with the high torque motors providing stability at speeds of up to 75kph, as well as this Gimbal’s ability to be swiftly be changed between overhand and underslung mode without resulting camera shake.

 

The modular design of the DJI Ronin S is not just handy for packing the kit for travel purposes but also allows the Gimbal to be customised to suit the user’s needs, or mounted to a jib and other professional filmmaking setups. Like the Ronin SC, the Ronin S allows consistent unobstructed views of your camera’s LCD screen and features a 12-hour battery life.

 

A versatile Gimbal that fits seamlessly into the workflow of any serious filmmaker, the Ronin S has access to a host of advanced features on the unit itself, as well as available on your smartphone via the DJI Ronin app.


Still looking for Christmas Gift ideas?

If you still need help understanding camera gimbals, check out our Blog today. If you are on the lookout for the perfect gift for your whole family, our Chistmas Gift Guide is your next port of call.

 


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