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5 Best Video Stabilizing Gimbals For iPhone XR In 2018

The ability to record video from our smartphones is an amazing feat, especially in the quality that we can capture video in. Now, with many smartphones, we can even record video in 4K resolution. We can capture excellent footage, but unfortunately, or videos can still look crummy because our hands aren’t capable of the precision that gimbals can.

DJIDJI osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone GimbalBuy on Amazon|$139(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)
zhi yunZhiyun Official Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for SmartphoneBuy on Amazon|$119(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)
DobotDOBOT Rigiet, 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer with Auto-Tracking, Live Streaming, Slow Motion, Timelapse, PanoramaBuy on Amazon|$109(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)
CamKixCamKix Replacement Stabilizing Hand GripBuy on Amazon|$12.99(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)
MovoMovo Smartphone Video Rig with Shotgun Microphone, Grip Handle, Wrist StrapBuy on Amazon|$54.95(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)

With that in mind, if you really want to upgrade your video capabilities, you might want to pick up a video stabilizing gimbal for your iPhone XR. If you follow along below, we’ve compiled some of the best options out there today. Here are our top picks.

 

DJI Osmo Mobile 2

The best of the best in video stabilizing gimbals is the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. If you haven’t heard of DJI before, you’ve probably been living under a rock. DJI makes top tier consumer drones, which are packed with industry leading camera stabilization technology to keep video all the way up in the air as smooth as you’d find in the cinema. That said, they’ve brought that same technology to their video stabilizing gimbals, which will obviously provide you with super smooth footage on your iPhone XR.

The Osmo Mobile 2 has a bunch of feature shortcuts right on the handle. This means that you don’t have to reach for your phone in the Osmo Mobile 2’s mount to access things like start and stop recording, shutter, panorama, live streaming, and more. You can connect up the Osmo Mobile 2 to your  iPhone XR by way of Bluetooth.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

Zhiyun Handheld Gimbal

The Zhiyun Handheld Gimbal is one of the best video stabilizing gimbals that you can pick up after the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. This is a fully-featured gimbal with all sorts of features and shortcuts available right on the handle — you have quick access to things like start and stop recording, shutter, live streaming, panorama, auto tracking, and more. Just like any gimbal, there are electronic motors inside the phone mount to keep your footage smooth.

This one does connect up over Bluetooth,  which makes the gimbal a little more efficient than having to connect up a cable to the iPhone XR as some gimbals do. However, this does mean the Zhiyun gimbal has its own battery — it should last you for a full day of recording, but you will need to keep its battery charged.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

DOBOT Rigiet

Next, we’re looking at the DOBOT Rigiet. If you need a fully featured video stabilizing gimbal on the cheap, the DOBOT Rigiet is your guy. This one has shortcuts right on the handle for start and stop recording, shutter, auto tracking, slow motion, panorama, and more. This one operates off of Bluetooth, so you’ll need to connect it to your iPhone XR over wireless before using it. That does mean that it has its own battery, which you’ll have to make sure to keep charged for video recording sessions. What we love about the Rigiet the most is that it has an adjustable clasp, which can be adjusted for almost any smartphone available today.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

CamKix Stabilizing Hand Grip

If you’re looking for something that’s a little more basic, we recommend going with the CamKix Stabilizing Hand Grip. There aren’t a whole lot of special features on this one. In fact, any special functions that you want to access — such as panorama, start and stop recording, etc — has to be started from the phone. There aren’t any shortcuts here.

Now, the one neat thing that the CamKix Stabilizing Hand Grip can do is allow you to record video from two different angles. This will require two different recording devices, but you can set your iPhone XR in the phone mount and, say, a GoPro in the camera mount.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

 

Movo Smartphone Video Rig

If you need a video stabilizing gimbal to smooth out your video, but also need a tripod-like solution and an external microphone to improve other aspects of your video, you might want to consider the Movo Smartphone Video Rig. This one will use electronic motors to stabilizing your iPhone XR’s footage, but you can also connect up the external microphone to improve the audio quality in your video as well. With the iPhone XR, you will need a dongle for the audio jack to fit, but that won’t be too big of a problem.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

One of the stranger things about video stabilizing gimbals is that there are a lot currently on the market, but there aren’t a whole lot of good ones. A quick skim through Amazon shows so many poor rating, which can make it difficult to separate the good from the bad. But, if you buy one off of this list, you can guarantee that you’re getting something good. If you’re looking for the best of the best, you cannot go wrong with the DJI Osmo Mobile 2!

DJIDJI osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone GimbalBuy on Amazon|$139(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)
zhi yunZhiyun Official Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for SmartphoneBuy on Amazon|$119(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)
DobotDOBOT Rigiet, 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer with Auto-Tracking, Live Streaming, Slow Motion, Timelapse, PanoramaBuy on Amazon|$109(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)
CamKixCamKix Replacement Stabilizing Hand GripBuy on Amazon|$12.99(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)
MovoMovo Smartphone Video Rig with Shotgun Microphone, Grip Handle, Wrist StrapBuy on Amazon|$54.95(Price as of 10/22/2018 09:49 ET)

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