At the time of writing, mirrorless cameras are becoming more and more popular while photographers and videographers seem to be turning their backs on the larger, heavier, and more expensive DSLR rigs in favor of the mirrorless camera setups. As you would expect from this surge in popularity, we are seeing large numbers of people reaching out about various camera accessories for mirrorless cameras and one of the main questions that we see is based around gimbals.
For the last few months in a row we have seen a steadily increasing number of people reaching out with various questions about what the best gimbals for mirrorless cameras on the market right now are. To try and help our readers we have decided to focus on this subject for today’s article and go over the three gimbals that we are best for mirrorless cameras at the time of writing.
Now, in ranked order, we feel that the three best options are as follows:-
- Zhiyun Weebill S
- Moza Aircross 2
- DJI Ronin SC
As you can see, other then the DJI gimbal that was released last year, the Zhiyun and the Moza have both been released over the last few months and have all of the latest gimbal technologies. This includes the best possible gimbal sensors, gimbal motors, and the best balancing algorithms that have been developed to date.
Zhiyun Weebill S
We really do feel that the Zhiyun Weebill S is the best gimbal ever made and that Zhiyun are just improving on their range with each passing year setting themselves out as being in a league of their own. The Weebill S currently retails for $400-$450 depending on the store you purchase it from but in our opinion, it is some of the best money you could spend on a gimbal.
It can provide you with a massive maximum load capacity of 6.61 pounds of payload weight meaning that it can easily support both point and shoot as well as light DSLR cameras in addition to the vast majority of popular mirrorless camera setups too. This versatility is excellent as many videographers and vloggers often use multiple cameras for their jobs and being able to quickly and easily switch between them to get the image quality they need with the same gimbal is a godsend.
The Zhiyun Weebill S can also provide you with upto fourteen hours of battery life that should be plenty for our readers to ensure that they can capture all of the video footage they require without ever running low on battery too. This really does set the Weebill S out from the croud and in our opinion, the only gimbal on the market right now that even comes close to it is the Aircross 2 below.
Moza Aircross 2
Although Moza did have a few shakey releases over the last few years, we feel that they are back on form with the release of the Moza Aircross 2 and think that they have done an excellent job. In our opinion, this would have been the top gimbal but the Zhiyun Weebill S just beats it by the slightest margin due to the higher price tag on the Aircross 2 and a few lacking features.
That said though, the Moza gimbal ensures that it can support even the heaviest of mirrorless camera rigs due to its massive maximum load capacity of just over seven pounds of payload weight. Just like the Weebill S above, this should also be enough to support a fair number of light DSLR camera setups too so if you do use multiple cameras then this really is a great option.
It currently retails for just over $500 depending on retailer but does offer some excellent performance. Additionally, the Aircross 2 provides around twlve hours of battery life per charge meaning one full charge should easily be able to last you a full day with ease.
DJI Ronin SC
Finally, we have the Ronin SC and in our opinion, it really is a distant third when compared to the other two gimbals on our list and it is lacking and overpriced but there really is no other gimbal on the market right now that we would put in its place over the SC. It retails for around $450 depending on retail but we would not recommend you pay more than $350 for the Ronin SC and go with either of the gimbals above over it.
It only supports camera payloads of up to 4.4 pounds meaning that it can struggle with some heavier mirrorless camera rigs never mid-light DSLRs like the cameras above. This is somewhat of a restriction in our opinion and if you do use multiple cameras or know for a fact that you will be upgrading in the future to a heavy rig then the Ronin SC is to be avoided.
It also has the lowest battery life of all three of the feature gimbals with eleven hours per charge. Although this should still be plenty for most of our readers, the technology on the Ronin SC is starting to show its age against what Zhiyun and Moza have in their latest gimbals but it is over a year older than the other two featured gimbals.
That brings our article going over what we feel are the three best gimbals for mirrorless cameras to an end. If you would like to know more then this article is definatley worth reading and offers some excellent detail on mirrorless camera gimbal stabilizers.