A smartphone stabilizer is the difference between a shaky amateur video and Oscar winning footage, e.g ‘Searching for Sugar Man’, and ‘Tangerine’ both Oscar winning films shot entirely on iPhones. And yes, they most certainly used the best smartphone stabilizer they could get their hands on.
But, even if you’re not trying for an Academy Award and just want great holiday videos, a smartphone gimbal stabilizer is easiest, most portable way to get professional-level video with the camera that is always with you – your phone. Sure, you could haul around a tripod, but you’d never get the smooth and sweeping footage that everyone craves to see.
So, in order to make videos that will rack up thousands of likes on social media, or simply just capture those all-important memories, look below for our top 10 smartphone gimbals; chosen for price, quality, stabilization, and public rating.
Best Smartphone Stabilizers On The Market
We’ve chosen stabilisers across the budget range to suit both budding amateurs to serious professionals. We’ve included a nice spread of pendulum-based stabilizers, known as Steadicams, and a few ‘active’ type stabilizers which are the hot new thing to hit the consumer videographer market. You’ll notice the weight changes a fair amount due to material and design, and that’s an important factor to consider.
|Smartphone Stabilizer||Weight||Stabilizer Type|
|Feiyu G4 Plus 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal||38g||Steadicam / Pendulum|
|Polaroid Steady Video Stabilizer||1140g||Motorized gimbal|
|Movo Photo VS01-SP Handheld Video Stabilizer||450g||Steadicam / Pendulum|
|Zhiyun Z1-Smooth-C Multi-function 3 Axis Handheld Steady Gimbal||861g||Motorized gimbal|
|DJI Phone Camera Gimbal OSMO MOBILE||490g||Motorized gimbal|
|Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer||1130g||Motorized gimbal|
|Fantaseal Ergonomic Smartphone Handheld Grip Stabilizer||17g||Pistol grip|
|Neewer Video Camera Handheld Stabilizer Steady Aluminum Alloy||1100g||Steadicam / Pendulum|
|KumbaCam 3 Axis Smartphone Stabilizer / Gimbal||860g||Motorized gimbal|
|ChargerCity Multi-Use Handheld Stabilizer Pistol Grip||100g||Pistol grip|
Now, let’s take each of these products and review them individually to find out exactly which one is the best smartphone stabilizer for who. We’ll also reveal the best smartphone gimbal of 2017 at the end of the article.