This Bestablecam SteadyGim 3 Pro 3 Gimbal review will provide an in-depth review of this gimbal for GoPro cameras. We’ll look at how this gimbal can help your photography and videography and whether it is a good purchase for the money.
The BeStableCam SteadyGim 3 Pro 3 Gimbal is a handheld device that you can use in order to capture better photos and videos from a GoPro. It enables you to do this by providing stabilization for your video.
What does that mean? Essentially, it means that it will hold the camera in place while you are moving at high speeds and jerking around. The whole pitch of the GoPro is that it is an ‘action cam’, meaning that it is designed to be used to get footage of extreme sports and other high adrenaline activities. This is an awesome gadget to have if you often go mountain biking or skiing, but the problem is that the footage can often come across shaky and therefore difficult to watch.
The gimbal will counteract this when you need it most. And that’s a great feature seeing as GoPro cameras don’t have built-in optical stabilization. Some do have ‘electronic image stabilization’, but this is an inferior alternative that also results in some loss of footage.
In short then, a gimbal like this can provide you with greatly improved – professional level – videography. It also gives you a range of other options as we will see.
Design and Features
The Bestablecam SteadyGim 3 Pro 3 Gimbal is a gimbal that can be held in one hand. That means it consists of a large shaft with an attachment on the end for suspending the camera. It is made from a firm black metal that is also ergonomic and comfortable in the hand.
You can hold this out in front of you while skating then or while running and it will feel easy. It’s not too heavy and is evenly balanced. All wires are routed through the frame itself, helping to keep everything clean and minimal.
There are also a lot of great design features here. For instance, the high torque motors will help to keep the GoPro firmly gripped in place. The built-in joystick makes the unit very easy to operate, and the many tracking modes provide a wide range of additional options.
What’s really impressive here is the battery. This is a 4,000mAh battery (that’s more than most smartphones) meaning that it will easily last you for the duration of your adventures. Moreover though, it will also help to actually charge the camera itself! This is a great additional feature.
What really matters though is the performance. The good news is that this thing performs fantastically. In our testing, we found that the Bestablecam SteadyGim 3 Pro 3 Gimbal was able to provide some beautifully smooth footage with no loss of data. It combines both hardware and software trickery to ensure that every slight movement is compensated – and the result is something that looks like it belongs in a music video.
We were also really impressed with all the great functionality here. For instance, there’s a heading following mode, which will allow you to follow the direction of the gimbal handle. Just keep your arm outstretched and the camera will remain locked on whatever you’re pointing at. Heading and pitch following mode meanwhile will not only provide the smooth heading but also pitch rotation to follow your movements.
Finally, you have the locking mode. This will keep everything right in the center of the frame – which is ideal for showing the person behind the action for instance.
One of the great things about a gimbal is that you can also use it for your own videography needs. If you’re filming tech for YouTube reviews for instance, then you can use a gimbal to create some very smooth and elaborate movements.
- This is a great gimbal that provides some of the highest quality footage of any we’ve tested. Ideal for those that want a reliable way to film smoother videos.
- While there is a lot to like about this gimbal, the one downside is the lack of manual control for creating panning shots and the like. This is predominantly aimed at action sports enthusiasts.