Picture Perfect: Best action camera gimbal

An action camera gimbal is a device that helps to stabilize an action camera and eliminates undesired movement or wobble during filming. It is designed specifically for use with action cameras. Even if the person carrying the camera is moving about or the surroundings are unstable, the camera will remain level, and steady thanks to several motors and sensors used to power the system. 

Freevision VILTA

$263.99  in stock
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1 used from $150.00
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  • SUPERIOR STABILITY: VILTA has the most advanced motor and servo control algorithm. Extremely fast response speed and high control precision, it achieves an image stability higher than competitors
  • Handheld Gimbal changes to a wearable gimbal with a quick release button. Wearable gimbal is compatible with GoPro mounts.
  • No more complicated calibration procedures, VILTA applies its own patented adaptive sensor algorithm and intelligent calibration system
  • NOISE REDUCTION: The motor response will be accompanied by some, but minimal, noise that might be picked up by your camera.
  • CHARGING ADAPTER FOR GO PRO: The power charging adapter can extend GoPro camera life while in operation. The gimbal base and handle batteries are independent systems.

The Freevision Vilta-G Two-in-One Gimbal is a versatile stabilizer for cameras and smartphones that features built-in zoom and focus control, time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions, long battery life, and compact design.


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  • 3-Axis Precision The EVO SS wearable gimbal eliminates shakey video through its active 4Khz architecture allowing you to capture smooth pro-quality, cinematic like footage with your action camera. Use it mounted as a wearable on your helmet or chest via integrated 1/4-20 UNC threaded base plate or mount it using the included GoPro mount ecosystem adapter. Alternatively the EVO SS can be used handheld with the included telescoping handle (up to 34" reach).
  • Plug & Play Ready to use right out of the box, simply mount your action camera with the universal U-bracket, set it on a flat non-moving surface press the power button and the gimbal will start. 3 different stabilization modes are programmed allowing you to capture different types of shots. PAN Follow mode (1 click of mode btn), LOCK mode (1 click of mode btn) FULL FOLLOW mode (2 clicks)
  • Versatile With built in charging capabilities you can extend your GoPro's battery life up to 2X**. Integrated Bluetooth connectivity for remote iOS or Android smartphone control plus timelapse capabilities. The open mounting tray design supports the addition of the GoPro LCD bacpac and battery bacpac if desired. **Please note USB-C charging cables for GoPro Hero5 Hero6 and Hero7 Black are sold separatley. **Supplementing power to your action camera will reduce gimbal run times significantly.
  • Unprecedented Warranty EVO Gimbals is one of the only US based gimbal companies offering a real 1 Year US Parts and Labor Warranty as well as in house trained tech and repair support. This EVO SS bundle comes complete with a x2 battery chargers, x3 USB charging cables, (x8) 900mAh Li-Ion Batteries, pan motor foam protection pad (to prevent lens scratches), adjustable 9-34" telescoping handle, user manuals and a bonus neoprene zip up travel pouch.
  • Compatible Action Cameras GoPro Hero3, Hero3,, Hero4 Black/Silver, Hero5 Black*, Hero6 Black*, Hero7 Black,* Garmin Virb Ultra 30, YI 4K/4K,, SJ4000/SJ5000. Max Camera Dimensions 45mm (H) x 32mm (D) x 68mm (W) - Supports Action Cameras 70g to 140g - Dedicated Mounts are Available For GoPro Hero/Hero5 Session (sold separately) - *please note best stabilization performance is achieved with use of additional use of the EVO SS counterweight kit cameras 110g up to 140g.

The EVO SS is a high-load capacity gimbal stabilizer with a built-in joystick, time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions, long battery life, and compact design that's compatible with a wide range of cameras.

MOZA Mini P MAX Gimbal

$199.00  in stock
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  • 【COMPATIBLE MULTIPLE DEVICES】:Maximum payload of 1.98 lbs, MOZA Mini P MAX is a Cross-platform stabilizer compatible with multiple devices, such as smartphones, action cameras,compact cameras, and light mirrorless cameras, making it the perfect gimbal for traveling, adventuring, filmmaking, or just capturing everyday life
  • 【COMPACT DESIGN】:The foldable and sleek design allows MOZA Mini-P MAX to be folded down to the size of a novel. It easily fit into a backpack or even a car glove box and can be taken anywhere. making filming professional scenes easier than ever.
  • 【EASY SET UP】: The innovative features in folded mode,Making it as portable as it is powerful.It is not only a good partner for a trip shot, but also convenient to record every exciting moment.MOZA Mini-P MAX Gimbal apply to a Live stream, or Vlog. With the MOZA Mini-P you can film anyway you want.
  • 【EASY CAEATE SMOOTH SHOTS】:The MOZA Mini-P MAX features various advanced shooting modes such as inception mode, FPV mode, and sport gear mode. Use inception mode to create camera movement that twists into a shot, FPV mode to focus the camera on you, or sport gear mode to capture sports a lot easier and any kind of fast motion.
  • 【WARRANTY】:We provide 1 Year warranty for MOZA MINI P MAX Gimbal, Any question about MOZA MINI P MAX Stabilizer works with your camera and Smartphone please contact us directly.

The MOZA Mini-P Max is a high-load capacity gimbal stabilizer with a built-in joystick, time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions, long battery life, and compact design that's compatible with a wide range of cameras and also allows control via smartphones.

GoPro Karma Grip

$149.47  in stock
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8 used from $73.33
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  • Capture amazingly smooth shake free video
  • Compatible with GoPro body mounts
  • Includes karma harness for Hero6 black/Hero5 black/Hero7 black
  • Karma harness for Hero4 black and silver cameras sold separately
  • Built in camera controls; recharge up to 70 percentage faster

The GoPro Karma Grip is a camera stabilizer designed specifically for GoPro action cameras, it has built-in controls, a long battery life and works in both handheld and body-mounted setups.


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  • Ultimate value for REMOVU S1 by combining 2 extra batteries (total 3), Rainproof housing for HERO4/3 and its extension back door
  • 3-Axis stabilizing gimbal, offering PAN, FOLLOW, LOCK modes. Manufactured with world class brush-less DC motors and rotary sensors, the S1 delivers extremely stable professional shots in any kind of activity
  • Rainproof design. The motors and S1 body are specifically designed to be water resistant
  • Wireless remote control. REMOVU S1 is equipped with a detachable wireless joystick remote control. Using 5-way jog key wireless remote, it can control the angle of camera and change the mode on the gimbal
  • Compatible with GoPro HERO7, HERO6, HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session, HERO4, HERO3, HERO3+ and HERO Session. ** Due to high value of product, we put SIGNATURE Required on shipping. Someone must be at home in order to receive the package.

The Removu S1 is a gimbal stabilizer that is waterproof and can be controlled wirelessly, it is compatible with a wide range of action cameras and has a built-in joystick for controlling pan and tilt movements, long battery life, and additional functions like time-lapse and panorama.

FeiyuTech G6

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  • 【Compatiblity】The max payload of Feiyutech G6 Max is 2.4lb payload,which can be easily adapt to smartphone/Gopro 8 7 6 5 action camera/Compact camera/Mirrorless Camera.
  • 【3-Axis Motor Lock Design】Feiyutech G6 Max equipped with physical motor locks, which bring convenience for the balance of the gimbal,prevent shaking and easy to pack.
  • 【Low-power OLED Screen】Intuitively displays the parameters of gimbal and camera, current working mode, power consumption, Wifi/Bluetooth connection,etc.
  • 【Small Size & Lightweight】As the new compact design,half A4 paper size,the Feiyutech G6 Max can be easily packed.
  • 【Long Battery Life】Feiyutech G6 Max lasts for 9 hours to meet daily shooting needs. And the gimbal supports reverse charging to supply power for camera or smartphones to ensure normal shooting in case of an emergency.

FeiyuTech G6 is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer that features a built-in touchscreen, time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions, long battery life, and is compatible with a wide range of action cameras.

Zhiyun Crane M3

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  • 【Compact Size But Not Compromised Performance】Get rid of the hefty body, Zhiyun Crane M3 is as tiny as a bottle of water. But the upgraded motors with strong torque guarantee stable movements and filming with cameras in different sizes. *Compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras and full-frame mirrorless cameras with certain lenses. (Accessory mount is required for smartphones and action cameras.)
  • 【Light the Dark and Sharpen the Image】Pioneering built-in LED fill light with Lumen Amplifier technology for reducing image noise. Shooting in dark or dim light is favored by the adjustable color temperature and brightness, which sharpens the image. *Peak Power: 6W, Color Temperature Level: 2600-5400K, Brightness: Warm Light 650-750, White Light 850-950, CRI 90+
  • 【3-sec Super Quick Release & Avoid Balancing Repeatedly】Upgraded quick release system with general quick release plate for easier balancing, assembly and disassembly. Locks with transverse palm-rejection design to protect cameras while ensuring efficiency. Inventive locks and latches for storage. Gimbal can be adjusted to half-storage/full-storage mode. No axis arm adjustments needed when switching to half-storage mode with a mounted camera, and no rebalances needed when expanded.
  • 【Take A Shortcut with Adjustment Wheel & Joystick】Find the buttons, wheels and the newly added round joystick at your comfort reach with the ergonomic control panel. Support adjustment on aperture, shutter, ISO and roll axis.
  • 【Touch Screen Does More Than You Think】All-new full-color touch screen with advanced UI design and intuitive interface. The gimbal is tiny and portable like a smartphone that you can operate with just one hand at ease.

The Zhiyun Crane M3 is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer that features a built-in joystick, time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions, long battery life, and is compatible with a wide range of mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

Zhiyun Crane M2S

$349.00  in stock
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  • [Small Size. Strong Power] Portable as a phone gimbal, super light yet strong enough to hold various cameras, like phones, action cams, and mirrorless cameras. The 549g/1.12lb lightweight body, stronger motors, and extended axes make it a must-have for run-and-gun filmmakers.
  • [Handy and Intuitive, Unleash Your Creativity] CRANE-M2S built-in 0.66-inch display screen gets you well informed of the status and parameters of your camera and gimbal. Various shooting modes are available: Pan Follow, Follow, Lock, POV, Vortex, Go, etc.
  • [Extra Bright in Tiny Light] The integrated fill light offers 1000 lumens of brightness in a 2.8c㎡ light source. The adjustable 5-level light and 4-color filters give you unlimited possibilities of creation in various filmmaking environments. CRI: 90+ Color Temperature Level: 5500K
  • [Next-level Quick Release] CRANE-M2S comes with the newest quick-release plate that's only seen on Zhiyun flagship gimbals. It features a V-shape design and dual safety locks which ensure utmost safety and efficiency. You could also choose to upgrade to a universal balance-free quick release plate for run-and-gun scenarios.
  • [Power Up Fast] Supports PD Fast Charge protocol. Charging time can be minimized to 1hr 41min. Runtime up to 10hrs. Supports a maximum of 12W PD fast charge. The data is gathered from internal experiments of ZHIYUN laboratories. Please refer to actual use.

The Zhiyun Crane M2S Combo Kit is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer that features a built-in joystick, time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions, long battery life, compatible with a wide range of mirrorless and DSLR cameras, and comes with a control wheel and focus motor for more advanced control.

This results in a smooth and stable film comparable to the footage that a professional camera operator with a steady cam would generate. Gimbals are available in various forms; some may be handled in hand, while others must be attached to a tripod, a drone, or other equipment. 

They are compatible with a wide range of cameras, including mirrorless cameras, DSLR cameras, and action cameras, among others. So it doesn’t matter if you’re shooting a scene for a movie, a live event, or simply your family; videography, photography, and filmmaking frequently use them to produce smooth and stable pictures.

Handheld and Wearable Operation Modes | Removable Base w/ Fold-Out 2-Prong Mount | Joystick/Controls Remain on the Base | Base/Handle 9.5-Hour Dual Battery System | Powers Camera via Optional USB Adapter | 360° Infinite Pan Rotation | Manual/Follow Pan and Tilt Control | Adjustable Speed/Sensitivity Joystick | Advanced Motor/Servo Control Algorithms | Auto Balance Calibration upon Power-On

Good For
  • Features time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions
  • It can be used as both a stabilizer for cameras and a handheld gimbal for smartphones
  • It has a built-in zoom and focus control
Need Improvements
  • It may be more expensive than other gimbals on the market.

The Freevision Vilta-G is a 3-axis action camera gimbal that can be worn or held in your palm. It has a comfortable design and solid construction, is simple to attach, and has a battery life of seven hours for handheld use. Simply detach it from the grip by pressing the PUSH button when you wish to use it as a wearable gimbal instead of the hold it comes with. Unfortunately, because of this, it is pretty tall, and the battery capacity of 350 mAh only allows it to survive for 1.2 hours.

It is compatible with all GoPro models, including the HERO7, although the HERO3 and HERO4 cameras require a separate frame housing to function correctly.

In principle, you should be able to link the gadget to your camera by downloading the program from the Freevision website. However, when I attempted, the instructions were all in Chinese. The menu for the application is broken up into several sections:

  • Video (Video, Video+Photo, and Looping)
  • Photo (Photo, Night, and Burst) (Photo, Night, and Burst)
  • Time-lapse (Time-lapse photo, Night-lapse photo, and Time-lapse video) (Time-lapse photo, Night-lapse photo, and Time-lapse video)

Supports HERO3/3+/4 Action Cameras | Low Profile for Easy Mounting | Precise, Fast Motors | Multiple Control Modes | Manual Placement Feature | 1/4″-20 Thread for Accessory Mounting | Includes Extension Pole | A/V Output for Monitoring

Good For
  • Features time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions
  • It has a high load capacity, making it suitable for larger cameras
  • It has a built-in joystick for controlling pan and tilt movements
Need Improvements
  • Some users have reported difficulty in achieving smooth movements with the gimbal.

The EVO SS is a rugged, lightweight, wearable 3-axis action camera gimbal created exclusively for action cameras. It has a payload of 4.9 ounces and is compatible with GoPro cameras (140 g). Straight out of the box, it is simple to set up, and the battery life of five hours is satisfactory for the price. However, it does not come with a large number of features. In addition, it does not have a waterproof design and is merely resistant to water splashes; this is common with wearable gimbals.

Please be aware that the EVO SS is incompatible with all GoPro models released after the HERO7. Aside from that, you’ll only be able to utilize it with a select few other action cameras. Examples of these are the Yi Action Cam, the Yi 4K+ Action Cam, the SJ4000-SJ6000, and the Garmin Virb Ultra 30.

The EVO Control software establishes a connection between the gadget and your camera; moreover, there is a wireless remote (sold separately). The gimbal itself features two control buttons for the camera, which are as follows:

  • Power Button
  • Mode Button

Ultracompact Design with 2 lb Payload | Supports Cameras, Phones & Action Cams | 360° Pan, 360° Tilt, 330° Roll Motion | Inception Mode & Other Advanced Modes

Good For
  • It has a long battery life
  • It has a built-in joystick for controlling pan and tilt movements
  • Features time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions
Need Improvements
  • Reported issues with the app connectivity.

GoPros, cellphones, and mirrorless cameras may all be stabilized using the MOZA Mini-P Max, a lightweight, portable, 3-axis gimbal for GoPros. Additionally, the payload is substantial at 2.2 pounds (1 kg). The battery life is the greatest in its class at 20 hours, and the body is made of aluminum and plastic, so it is pretty durable. It has many other features, such as a folding design, a tripod attachment, several different shooting modes, and a 3-axis lock mechanism.

The GoPro HERO7, the DJI Osmo Action, and the Sony RX0 II are the only action cameras compatible with this accessory. You will, however, require a sports camera attachment for the Sony, which may be purchased separately. There are also problems with mirrorless cameras and their interoperability. Some Sony and Fuji camera models can use the shutter, recording, and focusing features. However, Canon models do not support the record function. In addition, Canon and Fuji cameras each require their unique wire.

Using the MOZA Genie app, you will link the gadget to your camera to use it. In addition, the grip has several buttons that may be used to operate the gimbal, including:

  • Power Button
  • Dial Wheel
  • Joystick
  • Trigger (on the front) (on the show)

Compatible with: Hero 7 Black, Hero 6 Black, Hero 5 Black, Hero 4 Black (Hero 4 Harness required), Hero 4 Silver (Hero 4 Harness required)

Good For
  • Impressively smooth video 
  • Built-in camera controls
Need Improvements
  • Cheaper options available 
  • Somewhat redundant with later GoPro models with built-in stabilization

If you are using an earlier GoPro model, the Karma Grip Stabilizer is still a very beneficial complement to any GoPro setup you may have. It has a 3-axis stabilization system that works well even in severe settings, and it has integrated buttons on the grip that make it easy to manage your camera with the touch of a button. This combination of features results in flawless film. It is important to note that the Hero7 Black incorporates a significant amount of the technology found in the Karma Grip.

Compatibility: GoPro Session, Hero 3, Hero 3+, Hero 4, Hero 5, and Hero 6 | Stabilization: 3-axis | Weight: 380g | Dimensions: 32.8 x 32.0 x 160.4mm | Battery life (approx): 5 hours

Good For
  • Removable grip with remote controls
  • Comprehensive rain-proofing 
Need Improvements
  • Limited battery life 
  • Quite pricey 

The Removu S1 is the most compatible action camera gimbal because of its sturdy and tough weatherproofing. This makes it an excellent accessory for use with a GoPro camera. Its handle can be detached, just like the Karma Grip’s handle, so you can easily use it as a wearable stabilizer. Additionally, remote control functionality is built into the grip, enabling you to operate the camera with it even when the grip and the camera are separated. Finally, although the Li-Ion battery does not have an exceptionally long lifespan compared to its competitors, the fact that it can be removed makes it simple to bring along a backup unit if you are aware that you will be shooting for an extended period.

Compatibility: GoPro Hero8 Black, Hero7 Black, Hero6 Black, Hero5 Black, Sony RX0, and other action cameras of similar dimensions (note that cameras other than those named above may not offer full app compatibility) | Stabilization: 3-axis | Weight: 336g | Dimensions: 271 x 119 x 38mm | Battery life (approx): 12 hours

Good For
  • Compatible with GoPro Hero8 Black
  • Useful status screen
  • Extensive camera control
Need Improvements
  • Some noticeable motor noise
  • Loss of app functionality with some cameras

It has a battery life of 12 hours, it is splashproof, you can control it via an app, it has an OLED screen so you can quickly check settings, and it can be used with anything from the GoPro Hero 10 to the Sony RX0 or even the DJI Osmo. These are just some reasons why the FeiyuTech G6 is the best gimbal for action cameras.

It is constructed so that the camera screen will never be obscured, regardless of the angle at which the gimbal is tilted. As a result, you will always be able to see precisely what you capture on video. However, if you want to record a video using the sound from the onboard mic, you’ll need to exercise caution because the gimbal motor is relatively close to the mic and can sometimes be heard picking up on the sound of the mic moving. If you want to record a video using the sound from the onboard mic, you can do so by following these steps.

Compatibility: GoPro Hero10/9/8/7/6 | Stabilization: 3-axis | Weight: 710g | Dimensions: 253 x 130 x 65 cm | Battery life (approx): 8 hours

Good For
  • Suits a variety of devices (other than GoPro)
  • Small and lightweight
  • Looks stylish
Need Improvements
  • Fiddly to adjust
  • Hard to balance

The Zhiyun Crane M3 stands out from the competition because of its more compact form. In addition, this action camera gimbal comes with a carry case that matches it, and it is rather thrilling to remove it from the point and see how big it is. If you’ve ever had to use a gimbal for a long time, this will be a massive benefit for you because it will allow you to hold it for a long time without causing wrist pain.

It can also hold a mirrorless camera, a camera phone, and an action camera, making it the ideal all-rounder if you only want to buy one gimbal for your cameras. In addition, it is pretty simple to move around the many menu systems thanks to the display, a brilliant touchscreen measuring 1.2 inches and colored in color. Finally, ensure that you get the Zhiyun Crane M3 Combo, which already has a bracket for attaching GoPro accessories.

Compatibility: GoPro Hero10/9/8/7/6 | Stabilization: 3-axis | Weight: 550g | Dimensions: 240 x 68 x 150mm | Battery life (approx): 1 hr 41min

Good For
  • Menu display
  • Smooth roll, tilt, and pan action+
  • Built-in fill light+
Need Improvements
  • Joystick drops off

With the help of the Zhiyun Crane M2S, you’ll be able to control your GoPro action camera in various ways, including tilts, pans, and even rolls. In addition, its adjustable light that can be set to one of five power levels and its four color filters provides you with a wide range of innovative options for video production.

Because it has a quick-release plate, this product enables you to quickly and easily detach a camera and replace it with another without requiring much hassle or effort. It is controlled by a joystick and has numerous distinct settings that may be selected according to the subject matter that you are capturing.

When looking for the best gimbal for an action camera, there are a few key factors to consider:

Compatibility: Ensure the gimbal you choose is compatible with your specific action camera model. Some gimbals are only compatible with particular camera brands or models, while others can work with a wide range of action cameras.

Stabilization: Look for a gimbal with a 3-axis stabilization system, as this will provide the most effective stabilization for your action camera.

Control: Look for a gimbal that offers a built-in joystick or another control mechanism for adjusting the pan and tilt movements of the camera.

Battery life: Consider the gimbal’s battery life, as you don’t want to run out of power while recording.

Additional features: Some gimbals come with other features like time-lapse, panorama, and tracking functions, which can be helpful depending on your needs.

Durability: Action cameras are designed for outdoor use and are exposed to different environmental conditions, so choosing a rugged gimbal that can withstand wear and tear is essential.

Price: Lastly, consider the cost. While some high-end gimbals can be expensive, some budget-friendly options can provide excellent stabilization for your action camera.

It’s also a good idea to read reviews and watch videos of the gimbal to understand better how it performs and if it meets your needs.

Is it worth getting a gimbal for an action camera?

Yes, it is worth getting a gimbal for an action camera. A gimbal eliminates unwanted movement or shake while recording, resulting in smooth and stable footage. This can greatly enhance the quality of your videos and create professional-looking results.

Can you put an action camera on a gimbal?

Yes, you can put an action camera on a gimbal. There are many gimbals specifically designed for action cameras and are compatible with a variety of action camera brands and models. These gimbals use motors and sensors to stabilize the camera, providing smooth and stable footage.

What is the difference between a gimbal and a stabilizer?

A gimbal and a stabilizer both help to eliminate unwanted movement and camera shake while recording, but they work in slightly different ways. A gimbal uses motors and sensors to keep the camera level, while a stabilizer uses a weight and balance system to do the same. Gimbals are generally more advanced and versatile, but stabilizers can be more affordable.

Which brand is best for a gimbal for an action camera?

There are several reputable brands that make high-quality gimbals for action cameras. Some of the best include DJI, FeiyuTech, Zhiyun, and Hohem. These brands offer gimbals with advanced stabilization systems, built-in control mechanisms, and long battery life. It’s always recommended to do some research on the different brands and compare the features and prices before making a decision.

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