Below are gimbals we've either reviewed, tested and/or used. This list does not consist of every gimbal available (that would be a huge list!), however, it does include many of the more popular options.

If you own the iPhone 11 and use the Ultra Wide lens then watch this video below first to see which gimbal works with it or similar Android devices with super wide angle lenses.

 

 

Smartphone + Action Cameras

Zhiyun Smooth Q2

Very nice update to the original Smooth Q. This one is much more robust with an all metal build and feels very high-quality. It does work with the Ultra Wide iPhone lens when in flashlight mode.

Payload: 260g

Buy on Amazon

Zhiyun Smooth 4

Lightweight gimbal constructed of mainly plastic, but still feels solid. No joystick, but controls are fairly intuitive. Integrates with the FiLMiC Pro app. Works with the Ultra Wide lens in flashlight mode, but not ideal for plus sized phones due to limited payload capacity.

Payload: 210g

Buy on Amazon

FeiyuTech VLOG Pocket

Amazingly small gimbal that you can actually put in your pocket. And it holds a lot of weight for its size. Great for travel and vlogging. Works with the Ultra Wide lens.

Payload: 260g

Buy on Amazon

Movi Cinema Robot

This is our go to gimbal for most of the smartphone filmmaking we do. Its unique design really makes using it very easy and it holds a lot of weight. Has FiLMiC Pro integration. Only negative is it does not work with the Ultra Wide lens (without modification).

Payload: Not published (but it's strong)

Buy on Amazon or from Moment

Moza Mini-MI

Very strong gimbal for its size with good app functionality. Handle is a bit beefy, but works okay. Wish the included mini tripod was bigger. Works with Ultra Wide lens in flashlight mode. Solid, value priced gimbal.

Payload: 300g

Buy on Amazon

Moza Mini-S

Foldable travel-size gimbal, yet when unfolded it's normal sized. Plastic build to keep it lightweight, but still fairly strong. Value priced and good for beginners.

Payload: 260g

Buy on Amazon

Hohem iSteady X

Lightweight, foldable gimbal that is ideal for travel. Very smooth performance right out of the box. Good for casual users, traveling, vlogging and it's affordable.

Payload: 280g

Buy on Amazon

DJI Osmo Mobile 3

Popular option from a popular brand. The gimbal performs well, but is not overly robust, so if you're okay with only using the phone and no accessories like lenses or ND (especially with plus size devices) then this is a solid choice. Works with the Ultra Wide lens.

Payload: 230g

Buy on Amazon

Zhiyun Smooth X

Unique two-axis gimbal that is half selfie stick. Very small and portable. Folded it will fit in the palm of your hand. This is really a beginner's gimbal and/or one designed for social media content. It's not one we'd recommend for more traditional filmmaking. Very inexpensive though at under $60USD for the basic model. The kit with a case & tripod is $10 more. Works with the Ultra Wide lens.

Payload: 200g (but up to 235g, we think)

Buy Basic Model or the Full Kit

Smartphone + Compact Cameras / Mirrorless

Moza Mini-P

Hybrid gimbal for smartphones and small traditional cameras. Plastic handle and metal camera mount keeps the gimbal very light, and it folds so it's a good option for travel. Works with the Ultra Wide lens. Excellent payload capacity, too.

Payload: 1.98 lbs.

Buy on Amazon

FeiyuTech G6 Max & G6 Plus

Hybrid gimbals for both smartphones and small cameras. Max has better build quality and more payload capacity. It's also more expensive. Both are solid and work with Ultra Wide lens. If you can afford it go with the Max.

Payload: 2.6 lbs. (Max) & 1.7 lbs. (Plus)

Buy the G6 Max or G6 Plus on Amazon

Zhiyun Crane M2

We had lots of trouble balancing a phone on this gimbal at first (see the review video), however, we've since gotten it to work fine and it's a good gimbal (especially for compact cameras), but it's not our favorite in this class (that would be the G6 Max above). It's worth a look though especially for small cameras and if you prefer Zhiyun gimbals.

Payload: 1.58 lbs.

Buy on Amazon

Larger Cameras / DSLR, Mirrorless & Cinema

Moza Aircross 2

This is one of the best larger form factor gimbals we've used. It will hold everything from a rigged out smartphone (lenses, cage, etc.) to a cinema camera like the Blackmagic Pocket. Great bang for the buck if you want to work with a wide variety of cameras.

Payload: 7 lbs.

Buy on Amazon

DJI Ronin-SC

Nice gimbal for small to medium size camera setups. The gimbal itself is lighter than it's bigger sibling the DJI Ronin S, so it's easier to handle and use. Solid choice for those wanting to stay in the DJI ecosystem. 

Payload: 4.41 lbs.

Buy on Amazon

Zhiyun Crane 3S

This is a surprisingly affordable gimbal that can hold a whopping 14 lb. payload. Not many cameras around today that this couldn't handle, so if you need to fly a larger cinema setup then this is definitely one to check out.

Payload: 14.3 lbs.

Buy on Amazon

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