Ready To GoPro: Choosing an Action Camera Gimbal
Your action camera lets you relive the slopes, trails and street as it happened. What you don’t realize is how bumpy everything was at the time. While your neck, eyeballs and brain can compensate for all that bounce in the moment, anything you shoot is going to reflect every rock, crack and bump you hit. With an action camera gimbal you can capture your ride exactly as your remember it.
Which action camera gimbal is right for you?
EVO action camera gimbals come in two flavors, depending on what you want to shoot: The EVO GP-Pro is a handheld gimbal made for capturing footage of yourself and your friends at the terrain park, the skate park, a national park or even just a regular old park park. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it has the durability to survive any inevitable drops, even on cement.
The EVO SS gimbal is a mountable gimbal you can put on your helmet, a chest plate, your car hood or anywhere else you want to capture POV footage, perfect for everything from home movies to “Don’t try this at home.” Aircraft-grade aluminum construction make it crash-ready, while an extra-long battery life holds up to even the longest rides. It also comes with a universal telescoping extension handle for grabbing handheld shots without needing a separate setup.
A note on wearable gimbals
When comparing wearable gimbals make sure the ones you are looking at are truly wearable. Unlike the EVO SS, some other brands make gimbals that require external battery packs and cables that limit your range of movement or where you can mount it. Also, make sure the gimbal fits with any specific chest piece, helmet or mount you already own; if you can’t test it out in person a quick Google search for the gimbal and your sport should be able to answer the question.
Think beyond the camera
In addition to camera compatibility, make sure the gimbal is compatible with any extra accessories you plan on using, such as battery packs or LCD screens. Check to see if the gimbal will support the extra dimensions and payloads of your added gear; if you’re not sure, give us a call and ask!
|Shooting style||Handheld happiness||POV OMG|
|Construction||CNC aircraft-grade aluminum||CNC aircraft-grade aluminum|
|Battery life||Up to 5 hours||Up to 5 hours|
|Pan axis range||-135° to +135°||-360° to +360°|
|Tilt axis range||-90° to +180°||-360° to +360°|
|Roll axis range||-45° to +45°||-360° to +360°|
|Tripod/extension pole compatible|
|Battery charger included|
|GoPro charging cables included|
|Battery||Li-Ion 18650||Li-Ion 18350|
|Warranty||1 Year US Warranty||1 Year US Warranty|
EVO’s action camera gimbals are compatible with the following cameras:
- GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+
- GoPro Hero4 Silver, GoPro Hero4 Black
- Yi Action Cam, Yi 4K+ Action Cam, SJ4000-SJ6000
- Garmin Virb Ultra 30
- GoPro Hero Session, GoPro Hero5 Session
(Session Mount Required)
- GoPro Hero5 Black (Charging cable sold separately)
- GoPro Hero6 Black (Charging cable sold separately)