7 Best Camera Gimbals Under $200

The market for affordable camera gimbal stabilizers has never been as exciting as it is this year. In the past, motorized camera gimbals were gadgets that only those with deep pockets could afford. That’s not the case anymore these days as more manufacturers enter the market with highly affordable offerings.

This comparison list showcases some of the most affordable camera gimbals that cost less than $200. By “camera gimbals”, we are specifically referring to handheld motorized gimbals that make use of motors to stabilize or dampen camera shake. Since all the models featured here are portable and lightweight designs, they can only support smartphones and light cameras such as GoPros. Some support both smartphones and GoPros while some can carry only smartphones (although this is not exactly an issue since there are cheap adapters available that can be used to adapt GoPros to smartphone gimbals).

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  • Model
  • Stabilizer
  • Smartphone support
  • GoPro support
  • Detachable
  • Weight
  • Size
  • Amazon customer ratings

7gimbal_swiftcam

$100

  • Swiftcam M3S
  • 3-axis
  • 500g
  • 124 x 173 x 42mm
Editor's Choice

7gimbal_lanparte

$189

  • LanParte LA3DS
  • 3-axis
  • 414g (without battery)
  • 205 x 92 x 300mm

7gimbal_xjjj

$163

  • XJJJ JJ-3
  • 3-axis
  • 292g (without battery)
  • n/a
  • n/a
Best Value

7gimbal_x-cam

$69

  • X-Cam Sight 2
  • 2-axis
  • 189g
  • 150 x 48 x 54mm

7gimbal_neewer

$85

  • Neewer 2-axis (JJ-1)
  • 2-axis
  • 314g
  • 220 x 50mm

7gimbal_feiyu

$189

  • Feiyu Tech FY-G4P+
  • 3-axis
  • 365g (without batteries)
  • n/a

7gimbal_wenpod

$160

  • Wenpod SP1+
  • 2-axis
  • 357g
  • n/a

Bear in mind that these gimbals are not capable of carrying anything heavier than a smartphone or GoPro due to the size of their motors and their compact designs. Attempting to modify them to carry heavier cameras can result in motor damage due to overheating or poor stabilization performance. Gimbals that can support heavier mirrorless and DSLR cameras are larger and heavier, thus costing more. However, at the rate things are progressing, we may just see the prices of larger gimbal stabilizers drop within the $200 price range in the next few years and that’s good news for the average consumer.



Adrin Sham

Adrin Sham is a designer and photographer turned drone enthusiast. Since buying a drone for aerial photography some years ago, he has since developed a passion for UAVs and all things related.

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