Hohem 3-Axis iSteadyPro Action Cam Stabilization Gimbal Review (Video)

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June 9, 2019
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When it comes to image and video stabilization, you either have an action camera that has this built-in, or you don't.

In the case that your action cam doesn't have EIS feature (Electronic Image Stabilization), or equivalent, one of the best options you have is to buy a stabilization gimbal.

When it comes to finding the best gimbal for the job, these things can be quite expensive. But, we're all about reviewing the best budget cams and accessories here at ActionCamReviewr.com, right?

So, here's something I think you're going to love taking a look at. The Hohem 3-Axis iSteadyPro action camera stabilizing gimbal.

Hohem-Tech is a company based in China. They develop a range of stabilization gimbals for both smartphones and action cams.

About the iSteadyPro Action Cam Gimbal

This particular model gimbal is one of the cheapest and probably one of the best budget gimbal's you can probably buy.

It's compatible with the GoPro Hero series as well as a bunch of other budget action cams.

In fact, I purchased this gimbal myself to use with my Campark ACT74 sports cam, which I recently reviewed here, and I was very pleased with the results I got.

Hohem 3-Axis iSteadyPro Action Cam Stabilization Gimbal Review (Video)

What's in the box?

  1. Hardback storage case.
  2. Gimbal.
  3. Instruction manual.
  4. Charging cable.
  5. Small foldable tripod.

Features

The Hohem iSteadyPro gimbal features a simple user-interface with joystick control, a function switch, and mode selector.

On one side of the gimbal, you have access to a Micro-USB port, USB-A port, and on the axis head itself, you have an input for a mini-USB. See images below.

What's good about the iSteadyPro stabilization gimbal?

  • It works straight out of the box and it's easy to set up and begin using.
  • It features a secure action camera attachment. (Support bar and two bolts and nuts).
  • Great build quality. This gimbal is made mostly of plastic and some metal components, but it certainly doesn't feel cheap. There's also a nifty rubber grip for improved handling.
  • The gimbal features a joystick for controlling the camera left, right, up, and down.
  • There are mode sets for personalized settings.
  • A built-in power bank, and power meter.
  • 12-hours of battery life before charging, so plenty of use.
  • Mobile app for remote control capabilities, and much more.
  • Comes with a handy carrying case.

I love that this gimbal comes with a small attachable tripod stand too. This can extend the length of the gimbal handle giving extra grip. You can also attach the small tripod on the side of the gimbal, and use it as a secondary handle. See images below.

What's bad about this gimbal?

  • Your action cam mic may pick up slight motor noise from the gimbal. Not a big deal if you're only shooing b-rolls or overdubbing your footage with music in post-production. Or, you can attempt to scrub out some of that unwanted motor noise when editing your footage.

Also, attaching your action cam to the gimbal itself can be a little bit finicky at first. I recommend that you unscrew both bolts as far as they will go out, without them coming undone, to slide your camera in. Watch the video above to see how.

Video demo

OK, so here's a little demo video that I put together using the iSteadyPro. (I'm using the gimbal with the Campark ACT74 cam mounted).

(Video coming soon)

Verdict?

All-in-all, this is a great all-around gimbal that works well and won't break the bank.

Is it worth your time and money?

Absolutely. Take a look at other online reviews if you wish, but I personally give it a BIG thumbs up!

If you're looking for something more elaborate then you might want to explore some more expensive alternatives like the Feiyu G6 Kit Gimbal. (I've not yet got my hands on this gimbal to review).

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