7 Affordable Gimbal Stabilizers Cheaper than the DJI Ronin M

7 Affordable Gimbal Stabilizers Cheaper than the DJI Ronin M

DJI has recently made waves in the market of affordable gimbal stabilizers when they announced the shocking low price of their new DJI Ronin M. At $1,399 it offers a very competitive alternative to other low cost gimbal systems. But there are still a few affordable brushless gimbal stabilizers out there that are even cheaper.

IMG_484968Considering that many other systems still cost above $5,000 and the original Movi M10 cost $15,000 the Ronin M seems like a huge offer for people who want the handheld stabilized look of brushless gimbals.

The following products are selected solely because of their price and ability to handle small to medium sized cameras. We have not tested them, nor can we recommend any of them. I have included some videos and reviews of other users though, to give you an idea of what to expect.

Note that choosing the wrong gimbal can be real frustrating. Some of them are not top notch in terms of usability and ease of use. The DJI Ronin M on the other hand seems like a great choice in terms of ergonomics, which is why the low price is so revolutionary.

If you have worked with any of the gimbals, or know of other low cost gimbals that are missing in the list, please do let us know in the comments.

[Prices and Links Updated Nov. ’15]

Gudsen MOZA Lite

storeliteThe Gudsen MOZA looks like a perfect ripoff of a ripoff, or is it the other way around? There is a very close resemblance to the DJI Ronin and DJI Ronin M. There are 3 versions of the Gudsen MOZA gimbal. The basic version does not include the wireless thumb controller, wireless video transmitter, monitor or case.

Notice the tool-less design and quick-release system. But the maximum payload of 3.0kg is less than the DJI Ronin M reaches.

Costs $1099 and is AVAILABLE HERE.

The following videos are for the large version MOZA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEO-AzPt3pI

 

Came-Tv Came-7800

IMG_445738The Came-7800 is an advancement of the Came-7500 which is an advancement of the Came-7000. This one comes as a tool-less version and seems to perform quite well as described in some user videos. It has a maximum payload of 3kg, the DJI Ronin M handles 3.6kg.

Costs $1,179 and is AVAILABLE HERE.

 

Came-Tv CAME-Mini

came-mini-3-axis-camera-gimbal-for-gh4-a7s-so-on-casestandThe CAME-Mini is a smaller version gimbal that can hold cameras up to the weight of a Sony a7S or Panasonic GH4. It’s nice that it includes the joystick and a case.

$788 AVAILABLE HERE

TubeAce Allsteady-6Pro

mainlight_02172015_800x800.1The Allsteady-6Pro is the heavy version of the TubeAce gimbal family. It weighs 2.7kg and has a payload capacity of 3.6 kg. Their promo video is nice.

Costs $1.399 and is AVAILABLE HERE.

TubeAce Allsteady-4

allsteady4_mainThe Allsteady-4 is TubeAce’s lightweight gimbal version and comes in at only 1.1kg. But it can only hold cameras up to the weight of a Sony a7S or Panasonic GH4, just like the CAME-Mini.

Costs $799 and is AVAILABLE HERE.

DYS Eagle Eye

HTB1d_YYGpXXXXanXFXXq6xXFXXX4This gimbal is the usable ebay knockoff version in gimbal world. Apparently the DYS Eagle Eye is actually a rebranded old Came-Tv Came-7000. It seems to be important to get the “32 bit” version which has the “Alexmos” chip.

Costs $600 – $800 and is AVAILABLE HERE.

 

Acceptable Do-It-Yourself Version: MiniGimbal Tiyaga

Tiyaga_frontThey guys from Cheesycam decided to make their own gimbal. This one however seems lighter and also weaker than the others and it needs some DIY skills to pull it off.

Costs $650 and is AVAILABLE HERE.

 

That’s it

If you have worked with any of the gimbals, or know of other low cost gimbals that are missing in the list, please do let us know in the comments.

The DJI Ronin M is available now: LINK

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