9 Best iPhone Gimbal Stabilizers in 2019

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,. Not sure which are the best? Here are some of our favorites on the market right now.

ProductBrandNamePrice
HohemDJI OSMO M Mobile Handheld Stabilized Gimbal for Smartphones Pro BundleCheck Price on Amazon
zhi yunZhiyun Smooth III Smooth3 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal StabilizerCheck Price on Amazon
LanParteLanParte HHG-01 3-Axis Motorized Handheld Gimbal Active StabilizerBuy on Amazon|$171(Price as of 02/23/2019 06:49 ET)
KumbaCamKumbaCam 3 Axis Smartphone Stabilizer / GimbalBuy on Amazon|$129(Price as of 02/23/2019 06:49 ET)
EVO GimbalsEVO SHIFT 3 Axis Handheld GimbalBuy on Amazon|$119(Price as of 02/23/2019 06:49 ET)

DJI OSMO Mobile Gimbal 2

Coming up as first on our countdown, we have the DJI OSMO Mobile Gimbal 2. If you want to revolutionize how your favorite iPhone takes video, the OSMO Mobile Gimbal 2 will be right up your alley. This is a great way to make your video recording buttery smooth, akin to that you would see in the theater. DJI is able to do this by packing their gimbal with the same stabilization technology that’s found in their drones, which makes for some excellent, buttery smooth footage. There are a handful of video shortcuts on the handle for easy video capturing as well.

Buy it now: Amazon

Zhiyun Smooth 4

In second position on our list, we’ve got Zhiyun’s Smooth 4. It’s actually quite similar to the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 in a lot of ways, and is just slightly cheaper than the Osmo Mobile 2, at least for the time being. The nice thing about this one is how versatile it is. Since the clasp is adjustable,  it works with all of the latest smartphones on the market, including most iPhone devices out right now. That said, you can be rest assured that you can use it with any phone you change or upgrade to.

The Zhiyun Smooth 4 does operate over Bluetooth, so you’ll have to make sure that the device is charged up and ready to use before yous start filming.

Buy it now: Amazon

Hohem 3-Axis Mobile Gimbal

We also like the work that Hohem is doing with the 3-Axis Mobile Gimbal. If you’re cash strapped, this one might be more up your alley, as it’s just slightly cheaper than the Zhiyun.Don’t worry though — in this case, it’s cheaper, but still provides you with great stabilization quality. It’s actually one of the few gimbals that can work with rugged and large cases as well.

It has some neat software features built inside, too. There’s face tracking, panoramic recording, and more.

Buy it now: Amazon

Yomito 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal

Yomito’s gimbal is a great choice as well. Sure, it might be a no-name, lesser known brand, but one that still doesn’t skimp on quality. It’s certainly no DJI or Zhiyun, but still has electronic motors that make your footage buttery smooth.

Buy it now: Amazon

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.

KumbaCam 

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.

EVO SHIFT

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.

ProductBrandNamePrice
HohemDJI OSMO M Mobile Handheld Stabilized Gimbal for Smartphones Pro BundleCheck Price on Amazon
zhi yunZhiyun Smooth III Smooth3 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal StabilizerCheck Price on Amazon
LanParteLanParte HHG-01 3-Axis Motorized Handheld Gimbal Active StabilizerBuy on Amazon|$171(Price as of 02/23/2019 06:49 ET)
KumbaCamKumbaCam 3 Axis Smartphone Stabilizer / GimbalBuy on Amazon|$129(Price as of 02/23/2019 06:49 ET)
EVO GimbalsEVO SHIFT 3 Axis Handheld GimbalBuy on Amazon|$119(Price as of 02/23/2019 06:49 ET)