8 Best Video Stabilizing Gimbals For iPhone XR In 2019

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, our videos can still look crummy because our hands aren’t capable of the precision of gimbals.

MOZAMOZA Mini-S Gimbal Foldable Extendable 3 Axis Smartphone Gimbal with Quick Platback,One-Button Zoom,Timelapse,Object Tracking,Inception Mode Fucntion for SmartphoneBuy on Amazon|$79(Price as of 09/21/2019 04:49 ET)
zhi yunZhiyun Official Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for SmartphoneCheck Price on Amazon
DJIDJI osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone GimbalBuy on Amazon|$124(Price as of 09/21/2019 04:49 ET)
DobotDOBOT Rigiet, 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer with Auto-Tracking, Live Streaming, Slow Motion, Timelapse, PanoramaCheck Price on Amazon
CamKixCamKix Replacement Stabilizing Hand GripBuy on Amazon|$12.99(Price as of 09/21/2019 04:49 ET)
MovoMovo Smartphone Video Rig with Shotgun Microphone, Grip Handle, Wrist StrapBuy on Amazon|$54.95(Price as of 09/21/2019 04:49 ET)

Gimbals are used for stabilizing footage at precise movements that we just aren’t capable of. They can cost a bit of money, at least depending on the hardware that you decide to go with, but can transform your video into something amazing. Not sure what the best gimbals are for the iPhone XR specifically? Here are seven of our favorites.

MOZA Mini-S

With many very interesting features like foldable design, vertigo, hyper-lapse modes and multiple follow modes, MOZA Mini-S Smartphone Gimbal could make your filmmaking simpler and more convenient. Its sleek and compact design helps deliver a comfortable and solid grip.

Inception Mode will make it possible for you to make more creative shots. There is also a customized MOZA App to lend a hand. And vitally, an affordable price tag of $79 coupled with a max payload of 260g will make MOZA Mini-S very competitive and attractive indeed. It’s also free shipping fee worldwide.

Buy it now: Amazon

 

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

Snoppa Atom

The Snoppa Atom is the perfect device for creating a cinema-like experience on your smartphone. Turn your once shaky iPhone into a portable production studio with the Snoppa Atom. This one is lighter, but still have those electronic motors that run to keep your iPhone stable.

This gimbal actually has the best battery life yet, giving you a whole 24-hours of recording time with it. It’s pocket-sized, so you can take the gimbal with you just about anywhere. That also makes it easy to compact up for travel.

Buy it now: Amazon

Hohem iSteady

The Hohem iSteady is up next, and makes it easy to film in two different perspectives. You can flip it into landscape mode, or you can use it in the standard vertical view that many people use. In either perspective, it will easily keep your footage stable and smooth, letting your home videos look like a cinema production.

This one actually comes with a 4,000mAh battery, which will keep the iSteady running for about 12 hours straight. There are actually LED lights right on the handle, which indicate how much charge is left in the Hohem iSteady.

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!

MOZAMOZA Mini-S Gimbal Foldable Extendable 3 Axis Smartphone Gimbal with Quick Platback,One-Button Zoom,Timelapse,Object Tracking,Inception Mode Fucntion for SmartphoneBuy on Amazon|$79(Price as of 09/21/2019 04:49 ET)
zhi yunZhiyun Official Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for SmartphoneCheck Price on Amazon
DJIDJI osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone GimbalBuy on Amazon|$124(Price as of 09/21/2019 04:49 ET)
DobotDOBOT Rigiet, 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer with Auto-Tracking, Live Streaming, Slow Motion, Timelapse, PanoramaCheck Price on Amazon
CamKixCamKix Replacement Stabilizing Hand GripBuy on Amazon|$12.99(Price as of 09/21/2019 04:49 ET)
MovoMovo Smartphone Video Rig with Shotgun Microphone, Grip Handle, Wrist StrapBuy on Amazon|$54.95(Price as of 09/21/2019 04:49 ET)