There has been an explosion of inexpensive gimbals over the last few years, though not all of them are created equal.
DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post by CAME-TV.
CAME has been steadily refining their camera gimbals, trying to find a balance between price and performance. The CAME-7800 is one of these models, and the newer 32-bit technology means better precision and smoother shots, while being able to take cameras under 7 pounds. The gimbal has normally retailed for almost $1,700, but there has been a price reduction, taking it down an extra $300. And until February 10th, NFS readers will save even more:
No Film School readers get an exclusive $30 discount on 7800 purchases until February 10th. In order to redeem this discount, after clicking this link, one must click "ADD TO CART," then "GO TO CHECKOUT", then enter coupon code CAME7800.
Here are the features of this CAME-7800 camera gimbal package:
- 32-bit 3-Axis Camera Gimbal
- Works right out of the box with cameras like the Canon 5D Mark II & III, 7D, Panasonic GH4, and Sony A7s
- Wires are hidden inside the carbon fiber tubing
- Joystick is built-in and controls camera movement, you can lock off either/both pan/tilt, or work in a follow mode similar to other gimbals
- Includes gimbal, battery, charger, stand, case, monitor bracket (but no monitor)
- Max load: 6.6 lbs. (3kg)
- Gimbal weight: 4.85 lbs. (2.2kg)
- Price: $1,380 (normal price is $1,680)
CheesyCam reviewed the CAME-7800 and put together these videos explaining everything about the gimbal:
Here's how this package comes (slightly different than what you're looking at in the video above):
The MōVI is often seen as the top of the line camera gimbal, and here is a comparison between their M5 and the CAME-7800 from Hugh Brownstone of planet5D (the M5 starts at around $4,000 as opposed to the CAME-7800 which is under $1,400):
Here is Stabilizer News with their test:
And an additional test video from Michael Jacobus Maas:
Head on over to the CAME-TV website for more on the CAME-7800.