When it comes to a smooth camera shot, whether in the air or on the ground, a quality gimbal is what it’s all about. A good gimbal is crucial to ensure images or video without blur or shakiness, and is achieved in most cases through some sort of suspension system. Most drones designed to carry camera payloads come equipped with an in-house gimbal system. These can often be switched out to carry the gimbal of your choice, if desired to meet your specific needs. Gimbal technology has advanced by leaps and bounds with the coming of the drone age, as their stabilizing effects are crucial to achieve smooth shots from the air. But the benefits of the technological advances in gimbal systems are not limited to aerial photo or video - the gimbal systems available for ground-based or handheld photography and videography are equally impressive in their ability to provide the smooth, professional-quality imagery you demand.
If you want an upgraded gimbal option, or you require a specialized camera system, there are many gimbal options for specific uses. For example, the Feiyu Tech FLIR Vue Pro/R Gimbal will allow you to use a FLIR Vue Pro with most DJI enterprise-level drones, as well as most fixed-wing aircraft. The aerial gimbal upgrades are generally quite specific to use and industry.
DJI Ronin 2 3-Axis Gimbal
One of the best professional-grade gimbals available is the DJI Ronin 2, with a Monocoque carbon fiber frame, and high torque motors with the ability to support cameras up to 30 lbs. Especially designed for filmmakers and cinematography, the Ronin 2 is powerful enough to resist high winds, whether on the ground, mounted to a vehicle, or on the air, and offers precision control to enable you to achieve the perfect shot.
Another popular handheld gimbal is the DJI Ronin-S, designed especially for use with DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Small and light enough to be held with one hand, the Ronin-S gives photographers the ability to achieve stabilized shots on the move.
The DJI Osmo camera and gimbal package is another dependable handheld option for smooth shots and ease of use. The camera is capable of recording video in 4K, and 12 megapixel still photos, with a 94°wide-angle prime lens to capture clear, crisp images with minimal distortion.