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5 Best iPhone Gimbal Stabilizers in 2018

Even though all recent iPhones have optical image stabilization, it takes more than that to record buttery smooth footage. More specifically, it takes a good 3-axis gimbal stabilizer, which is a device that provides pivoted support, allowing the rotation of your iPhone about three axes, and we know which five gimbals are best.

Best iPhone Gimbal Stabilizer

DJI Osmo

If you can afford the DJI Osmo, don’t look any further. This popular gimbal from DJI may be small in size, but it’s more than ready to play its part in any large-scale movie production. The DJI Osmo mobile gimbal connects to your iPhone wirelessly via Bluetooth and offers several dedicated hardware buttons for controlling the shutter button as well as various exposure settings. We highly recommend the DJI Osmo Kit, which includes an additional battery, sling backpack, DJI extension stick, microfiber cleaning cloth, power cable, and wrist strap.

Zhiyun Smooth III

The Zhiyun Smooth III mobile gimbal stabilizer supports all smartphones with up to 6-inch display, including iPhones. To use the gimbal, simply put your smartphone inside the sturdy metal clamp and pair it with the gimbal via Bluetooth. The gimbal’s smartphone app, ZY Play, automatically checks if you’re using the latest firmware to ensure the best possible stabilization. You can then use the same app to adjust exposure settings, take time-lapse videos, create panoramic photos, and more. Because the Zhiyun Smooth III mobile gimbal has a 1/4-inch threaded socket at the bottom, you can mount it on various photography equipment, including tripods and extension rods.

LanParte HHG-01

This mid-range gimbal stabilizer comes with two counterweights for balancing heavier smartphones such as the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus, a carrying case made from ballistic nylon, two smartphone clamps, and one clamp for GoPro cameras. What the LanParte HHG-01 gimbal lacks compared to the DJI Osmo or the Zhiyun Smooth III are dedicated control buttons and wireless connectivity. But if effective stabilization is all you want from your gimbal, the LanParte HHG-01 is really all you need.


Offering three distinct shooting modes—pan follow mode, lock mode, and pan/tilt follow mode—in addition to its portrait capability, the KumbaCam gimbal works with all smartphones that measure up to 7 inches diagonally.  The third generation of this popular gimbal offers more reliable Bluetooth connectivity, responsive hardware buttons for improved one-hand operation, and more efficient brushless motors and digital controllers. Thanks to these and other upgrades, the KumbaCam gimbal is precise, quiet, and a joy to use.


The EVO SHIFT gimbal stands out with its automatic object tracking and the ability to capture pixel-perfect time-lapses. It runs up to 10 hours on a charge, and you can use the integrated rechargeable battery to give your iPhone the boost it needs to keep recording for the entire day. A precise 4-way joystick allows you to fine-tune the composition to get the perfect shot, and the built-in 1/4-inch threaded socket provides compatibility with all standard tripods and camera accessories.

Best iPhone Gimbal Stabilizer

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