Shaking shots are a no no in photography because such affect the quality and artistic value of works. Thanks to technological advancements, we now have the gimbal stabilizer to hold your camera in place and not shoot shaky videos.
The focus of this article is to intimate you with all you need to know about the best gimbal for your camera specifically the Canon 80D, after much research putting into consideration the specifications, manual controls, quality, size and prices of handheld gimbal stabilizers, three gimbal stabilizers have come up top as the best stabilizers for Canon 80D cameras. They are;
- Zhiyun Crane 2: This handheld gimbal has a max payload of 7 lb. /3.18 kg which allows it to accommodate the cannon 80D which has a payload of 1.6lb/0.73 kg and this makes room for any lens you decide to use with your camera. It also comes with three lithium-ion batteries that give you 18hours of battery life on a single charge and an OLED display screen that shows all manual options and even the battery percentage. The gimbal also has a mode button that allows you to choose between four modes; the padlock mode (which allows for pan but no tilt), lock mode (this mode locks the camera in one position and keeps it steady), follow mode (allows for pan and tilt) and the selfie mode (does a 180 degrees spin to point the camera at you).
- DJI Ronin-S: This gimbal is a single grip 3-Axis gimbal with a great reputation in the photography world. It weighs 4.5lb/3.6 kg without any camera or lens attached to it, regardless of this, it has a payload of 7.94lb/3.6kg thereby making it compatible with the Canon 80D. It offers 12hours of use on a single charge, unlike the Zhiyun Crane 2, this gimbal charges using a USB charge outlet, this might pose a challenge since you would have to plug to a power outlet, an upside to it is that you can actually recharge on the go with the use of a power bank. A big advantage this gimbal has over the Zhiyun Crane 2 is its 45degrees rear motor arm which allows you to see what you are recording and make amends while recording it. The joystick controls on this gimbal are also not responsive than on the Zhiyun crane 2.
- FeiyuTech a1000: Even though Feiyutech is not a mainstream brand like Zhiyun and DJI, they are gradually making their way up in the gimbal industry. One of the reasons for its inclusion in this list is that it is very affordable, though it has a total payload of 3.75lb/1.7kg with does not leave much room for a big lens after accommodating the Canon 80D’s load of 1.61lb/0.73, it will still accommodate most standard lens. This gimbal offers a 360 degrees rotation in all axis, has an auto rotate option that can be set manually or automatically and also has an automatic shutter function.