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AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black

AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black

AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
AFUNTA Pro Handheld Video DSLR Camera Stabilizer Steady Compatible GoPro Cannon Nikon Sony Camera Cam Camcorder DV Smartphone up to 2.1 lbs with Smooth Pro Steady Glide -Red/Silver/Black
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Features

  • Maximum bearing weight is 2.1 lbs.Comfort grip handle.Super gimbal for smooth, accurate motion.Polished chrome counter-weight.
  • DSLR can be used on the Steady Video Stabilizer with light lenses (up to 2.1 lbs total weight of body and lens)
  • Connected to the camera's stud is the international general 1/4 stud,it can fit for universal cameras which have 1/4 screw hole.
  • Mobile phones with a phone clip which have 1/4 screw hole can be used.
  • The handheld portion is not fixed, slight shake is because the stabilizer is being fine-tuned. so it is a normal phenomenon.Balance: Red nut can be adjusted up and down, weight can be increased or decreased, the handheld part used to fine-tune, the three parts work together to adjust camera balance.

Description

The Professional Steady Video Stabilizer is designed for use with camcorders, DSLRs, HD DSLRs, etc. It provides excellent stability and reduces camera vibration during video recording, assuring high-quality, clear videos. Its aluminum alloy construction provides and solid and durable build-quality for long-lasting reliability. Balance: Red nut can be adjusted up and down, weight can be increased or decreased, the handheld part used to fine-tune, the three parts work together to adjust camera balance. It also features a rubberized, non-slip mounting surface so your camera attaches securely; and a rubber-covered hand grip for comfortable shooting. It is the most affordable full-featured stabilizer on the market. 1. Attach camera 2. Adjust counterweight until center of gravity is reached 3. Tighten counterweight to hold in place


Package Dimensions 11.26 x 8.5 x 2.52 inches


Item Weight 0.704 ounces


ASIN B00QV71HOO


Item model number Camera-Stabilizer


Customer Reviews 3.4 out of 5 stars 660 ratings 3.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #660 in Professional Video Stabilizers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available December 11, 2014


Manufacturer AFUNTA


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Features

  • Maximum bearing weight is 2.1 lbs.Comfort grip handle.Super gimbal for smooth, accurate motion.Polished chrome counter-weight.
  • DSLR can be used on the Steady Video Stabilizer with light lenses (up to 2.1 lbs total weight of body and lens)
  • Connected to the camera's stud is the international general 1/4 stud,it can fit for universal cameras which have 1/4 screw hole.
  • Mobile phones with a phone clip which have 1/4 screw hole can be used.
  • The handheld portion is not fixed, slight shake is because the stabilizer is being fine-tuned. so it is a normal phenomenon.Balance: Red nut can be adjusted up and down, weight can be increased or decreased, the handheld part used to fine-tune, the three parts work together to adjust camera balance.

Description

The Professional Steady Video Stabilizer is designed for use with camcorders, DSLRs, HD DSLRs, etc. It provides excellent stability and reduces camera vibration during video recording, assuring high-quality, clear videos. Its aluminum alloy construction provides and solid and durable build-quality for long-lasting reliability. Balance: Red nut can be adjusted up and down, weight can be increased or decreased, the handheld part used to fine-tune, the three parts work together to adjust camera balance. It also features a rubberized, non-slip mounting surface so your camera attaches securely; and a rubber-covered hand grip for comfortable shooting. It is the most affordable full-featured stabilizer on the market. 1. Attach camera 2. Adjust counterweight until center of gravity is reached 3. Tighten counterweight to hold in place


Package Dimensions 11.26 x 8.5 x 2.52 inches


Item Weight 0.704 ounces


ASIN B00QV71HOO


Item model number Camera-Stabilizer


Customer Reviews 3.4 out of 5 stars 660 ratings 3.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #660 in Professional Video Stabilizers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available December 11, 2014


Manufacturer AFUNTA


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Maximum bearing weight is 2.1 lbs.Comfort grip handle.Super gimbal for smooth, accurate motion.Polished chrome counter-weight.
  • DSLR can be used on the Steady Video Stabilizer with light lenses (up to 2.1 lbs total weight of body and lens)
  • Connected to the camera's stud is the international general 1/4 stud,it can fit for universal cameras which have 1/4 screw hole.
  • Mobile phones with a phone clip which have 1/4 screw hole can be used.
  • The handheld portion is not fixed, slight shake is because the stabilizer is being fine-tuned. so it is a normal phenomenon.Balance: Red nut can be adjusted up and down, weight can be increased or decreased, the handheld part used to fine-tune, the three parts work together to adjust camera balance.

Description

The Professional Steady Video Stabilizer is designed for use with camcorders, DSLRs, HD DSLRs, etc. It provides excellent stability and reduces camera vibration during video recording, assuring high-quality, clear videos. Its aluminum alloy construction provides and solid and durable build-quality for long-lasting reliability. Balance: Red nut can be adjusted up and down, weight can be increased or decreased, the handheld part used to fine-tune, the three parts work together to adjust camera balance. It also features a rubberized, non-slip mounting surface so your camera attaches securely; and a rubber-covered hand grip for comfortable shooting. It is the most affordable full-featured stabilizer on the market. 1. Attach camera 2. Adjust counterweight until center of gravity is reached 3. Tighten counterweight to hold in place


Package Dimensions 11.26 x 8.5 x 2.52 inches


Item Weight 0.704 ounces


ASIN B00QV71HOO


Item model number Camera-Stabilizer


Customer Reviews 3.4 out of 5 stars 660 ratings 3.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #660 in Professional Video Stabilizers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available December 11, 2014


Manufacturer AFUNTA


abunda_amazon_reviews Did a lot of research before I settled on this stabilizer. Many negative comments to go along with the excellent comments. I needed a stabilizer so I kept looking. A customer who bought this made a YouTube video debunking most of the negative comments. The guy was very convincing so I ordered this stabilizer and received it when my friend returned to the States (I had sent it to his address in Oklahoma). Remembering the video, we gave it a thorough checking out and realized we could make it work with very little problems. Put my Nikon 1 with the 10-20mm lens on the stabilizer and within a few minutes (and a lot of discussion) we were able to get it to work as expected. Look at it. Adjust it. Think about the physics of it and then balance your camera based on what you theorized. It works but it takes some understanding of why it works. As the guy in the video stated, this is one solid piece of equipment. All metal except the grips. Easily adjusted if one understands how it works. Only used it a little but the Nikon 1 was stable. Will take it out next week for a serious movie making adventure among nine Thai temples in Kanchanaburi. about two hours away from Bangkok. If you have doubts, find the video and watch it before making you decision.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;An Excellent Choice For An Inexpensive Stabilizer;;Cecil Hill;;;This handheld DSLR stabilizer is a very, very good product for its price point. It took a little while to get it fully stablized, but once you do it the first time, you can easily remove the camera and put it back with ease. Sadly, there are no instructions that came with this stabilizer, but it was self explanatory. Here is my very simple guide. Know how much weight you need. The more weight you put on, the faster it will swing to the middle. You may need to remove a weight. Make sure the holding stick is directly under the center of the camera. This will make it sit perfectly in the middle, which is what you want. Also, center your camera using the notches on the top, they look like a plus sign. Center it so it doesn't sway in any direction. Next, move the weighted arm in small increments to make small changes to where the camera will point. For the price though, I have zero complaints. I wasn't expecting much from something at this price considering the competition, but it honestly makes all of your shots really smooth. I am pairing this with my new Sony A6300.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;very good product for its price point;;Brandon B.;;;Upon initial set up I could NOT get this thing to smoothly balance. I followed an instructional video on youtube; but it did NOT work. My video with the stabilizer video was even worse than just handheld! There were a couple of questions from folks on the youtube video asking how tight the handle should be. An answer was given; not at all. I can only assume they meant the tension screw with the little plastic 'c' handle. Something isn't right I think; that should be tight, why is it there? When I tightened it, it locked the ball pivot in the socket! I took the whole handle assembly apart. It was Loose. A stud screw threads into the ball pivot hub and then the handle threads on to it. I threaded the stud and tightened it in the hub, then reattached the handle. Next, tightened the 'c' screw tight. PRESTO! The ball/socket was still loose and free. Rebalanced the camera and this thing is silky smooth now! That little bit of slop in the handle assembly changed everything. TIP: the ball/socket has a slot in it. Have that facing you; (the ball socket does rotate freely.) Then you can achieve great low transition shots. While you're supposed to hold the handle upright; I've found if you hold the handle like you might a garden hose that works great too. (The slot has to face you to do this.);;Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Make sure everything it tight!;;DaveInIowa;;;I left off a star because I don't know what others might do differently but this unit is great if the time is taken to properly set it up. After a few Youtubes and some attempts, it works better than expected. Not sure if it would have been so great had it not been for finding a good Camera guy show how it works with different cameras and modifications necessary for very light cameras (I use the CAMPARK 4K unit). Now for less than 150 dollars, I can create a great high quality (and now stable) video. Ah heck.....I'm going to give it a 5 Star rating but Youtube Pro made it possible.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Better than expected and can't imagine paying more for one that looks the same.;;Kenny R.K.;;;I've had this for about a week now and I really like it. I was going to build a "DIY" mount similar to this, but when I found this for the price, I decided to simply purchase rather than do DIY, for the simple fact that the cost for parts to build would be almost as much to buy, and that this is more portable and probably more durable than the DIY plans I had. I shoot HD video mostly outdoors for a Youtube channel. It takes a little time to set up, but once it's set up and you get to know how it works, it works quite well. I took mine out and shot a couple hours of practice footage before using it on an actual shoot. I can see where some of the more expensive styles of gimbal type steady cam mounts would be more ideal, but this is more than satisfactory for the price. One thing everyone seems to think though, is that you're going to go out and instantly shoot cinema-quality footage in five minutes' time. It doesn't work that way. This is a tool, and you have to learn how to balance it properly (there are TONS of YT videos showing you how to do just that) and you need to learn how to fly it properly (again, TONS of YT videos showing you the technique). It's a bit of an art form and it has to be learned, so if you want instant gratification, then this tool and shooting quality video just isn't for you. If you're willing to take a few hours to learn how to balance your cam properly and practice the proper technique to use it, then this is a great steady cam tool for the price.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great tool for the price.;;Kelli M.

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Delivery

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cecil Hill - Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2016
An Excellent Choice For An Inexpensive Stabilizer
Did a lot of research before I settled on this stabilizer. Many negative comments to go along with the excellent comments. I needed a stabilizer so I kept looking. A customer who bought this made a YouTube video debunking most of the negative comments. The guy was very convincing so I ordered this stabilizer and received it when my friend returned to the States (I had sent it to his address in Oklahoma). Remembering the video, we gave it a thorough checking out and realized we could make it work with very little problems. Put my Nikon 1 with the 10-20mm lens on the stabilizer and within a few minutes (and a lot of discussion) we were able to get it to work as expected. Look at it. Adjust it. Think about the physics of it and then balance your camera based on what you theorized. It works but it takes some understanding of why it works. As the guy in the video stated, this is one solid piece of equipment. All metal except the grips. Easily adjusted if one understands how it works. Only used it a little but the Nikon 1 was stable. Will take it out next week for a serious movie making adventure among nine Thai temples in Kanchanaburi. about two hours away from Bangkok. If you have doubts, find the video and watch it before making you decision.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Brandon B. - Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2016
very good product for its price point
This handheld DSLR stabilizer is a very, very good product for its price point. It took a little while to get it fully stablized, but once you do it the first time, you can easily remove the camera and put it back with ease. Sadly, there are no instructions that came with this stabilizer, but it was self explanatory. Here is my very simple guide. Know how much weight you need. The more weight you put on, the faster it will swing to the middle. You may need to remove a weight. Make sure the holding stick is directly under the center of the camera. This will make it sit perfectly in the middle, which is what you want. Also, center your camera using the notches on the top, they look like a plus sign. Center it so it doesn't sway in any direction. Next, move the weighted arm in small increments to make small changes to where the camera will point. For the price though, I have zero complaints. I wasn't expecting much from something at this price considering the competition, but it honestly makes all of your shots really smooth. I am pairing this with my new Sony A6300.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DaveInIowa - Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2016
Make sure everything it tight!
Upon initial set up I could NOT get this thing to smoothly balance. I followed an instructional video on youtube; but it did NOT work. My video with the stabilizer video was even worse than just handheld! There were a couple of questions from folks on the youtube video asking how tight the handle should be. An answer was given; not at all. I can only assume they meant the tension screw with the little plastic 'c' handle. Something isn't right I think; that should be tight, why is it there? When I tightened it, it locked the ball pivot in the socket! I took the whole handle assembly apart. It was Loose. A stud screw threads into the ball pivot hub and then the handle threads on to it. I threaded the stud and tightened it in the hub, then reattached the handle. Next, tightened the 'c' screw tight. PRESTO! The ball/socket was still loose and free. Rebalanced the camera and this thing is silky smooth now! That little bit of slop in the handle assembly changed everything. TIP: the ball/socket has a slot in it. Have that facing you; (the ball socket does rotate freely.) Then you can achieve great low transition shots. While you're supposed to hold the handle upright; I've found if you hold the handle like you might a garden hose that works great too. (The slot has to face you to do this.)

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kenny R.K. - Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019
Better than expected and can't imagine paying more for one that looks the same.
I left off a star because I don't know what others might do differently but this unit is great if the time is taken to properly set it up. After a few Youtubes and some attempts, it works better than expected. Not sure if it would have been so great had it not been for finding a good Camera guy show how it works with different cameras and modifications necessary for very light cameras (I use the CAMPARK 4K unit). Now for less than 150 dollars, I can create a great high quality (and now stable) video. Ah heck.....I'm going to give it a 5 Star rating but Youtube Pro made it possible.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kelli M. - Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2016
Great tool for the price.
I've had this for about a week now and I really like it. I was going to build a "DIY" mount similar to this, but when I found this for the price, I decided to simply purchase rather than do DIY, for the simple fact that the cost for parts to build would be almost as much to buy, and that this is more portable and probably more durable than the DIY plans I had. I shoot HD video mostly outdoors for a Youtube channel. It takes a little time to set up, but once it's set up and you get to know how it works, it works quite well. I took mine out and shot a couple hours of practice footage before using it on an actual shoot. I can see where some of the more expensive styles of gimbal type steady cam mounts would be more ideal, but this is more than satisfactory for the price. One thing everyone seems to think though, is that you're going to go out and instantly shoot cinema-quality footage in five minutes' time. It doesn't work that way. This is a tool, and you have to learn how to balance it properly (there are TONS of YT videos showing you how to do just that) and you need to learn how to fly it properly (again, TONS of YT videos showing you the technique). It's a bit of an art form and it has to be learned, so if you want instant gratification, then this tool and shooting quality video just isn't for you. If you're willing to take a few hours to learn how to balance your cam properly and practice the proper technique to use it, then this is a great steady cam tool for the price.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Cecil Hill - Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2016
An Excellent Choice For An Inexpensive Stabilizer
Did a lot of research before I settled on this stabilizer. Many negative comments to go along with the excellent comments. I needed a stabilizer so I kept looking. A customer who bought this made a YouTube video debunking most of the negative comments. The guy was very convincing so I ordered this stabilizer and received it when my friend returned to the States (I had sent it to his address in Oklahoma). Remembering the video, we gave it a thorough checking out and realized we could make it work with very little problems. Put my Nikon 1 with the 10-20mm lens on the stabilizer and within a few minutes (and a lot of discussion) we were able to get it to work as expected. Look at it. Adjust it. Think about the physics of it and then balance your camera based on what you theorized. It works but it takes some understanding of why it works. As the guy in the video stated, this is one solid piece of equipment. All metal except the grips. Easily adjusted if one understands how it works. Only used it a little but the Nikon 1 was stable. Will take it out next week for a serious movie making adventure among nine Thai temples in Kanchanaburi. about two hours away from Bangkok. If you have doubts, find the video and watch it before making you decision.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Brandon B. - Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2016
very good product for its price point
This handheld DSLR stabilizer is a very, very good product for its price point. It took a little while to get it fully stablized, but once you do it the first time, you can easily remove the camera and put it back with ease. Sadly, there are no instructions that came with this stabilizer, but it was self explanatory. Here is my very simple guide. Know how much weight you need. The more weight you put on, the faster it will swing to the middle. You may need to remove a weight. Make sure the holding stick is directly under the center of the camera. This will make it sit perfectly in the middle, which is what you want. Also, center your camera using the notches on the top, they look like a plus sign. Center it so it doesn't sway in any direction. Next, move the weighted arm in small increments to make small changes to where the camera will point. For the price though, I have zero complaints. I wasn't expecting much from something at this price considering the competition, but it honestly makes all of your shots really smooth. I am pairing this with my new Sony A6300.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DaveInIowa - Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2016
Make sure everything it tight!
Upon initial set up I could NOT get this thing to smoothly balance. I followed an instructional video on youtube; but it did NOT work. My video with the stabilizer video was even worse than just handheld! There were a couple of questions from folks on the youtube video asking how tight the handle should be. An answer was given; not at all. I can only assume they meant the tension screw with the little plastic 'c' handle. Something isn't right I think; that should be tight, why is it there? When I tightened it, it locked the ball pivot in the socket! I took the whole handle assembly apart. It was Loose. A stud screw threads into the ball pivot hub and then the handle threads on to it. I threaded the stud and tightened it in the hub, then reattached the handle. Next, tightened the 'c' screw tight. PRESTO! The ball/socket was still loose and free. Rebalanced the camera and this thing is silky smooth now! That little bit of slop in the handle assembly changed everything. TIP: the ball/socket has a slot in it. Have that facing you; (the ball socket does rotate freely.) Then you can achieve great low transition shots. While you're supposed to hold the handle upright; I've found if you hold the handle like you might a garden hose that works great too. (The slot has to face you to do this.)

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kenny R.K. - Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019
Better than expected and can't imagine paying more for one that looks the same.
I left off a star because I don't know what others might do differently but this unit is great if the time is taken to properly set it up. After a few Youtubes and some attempts, it works better than expected. Not sure if it would have been so great had it not been for finding a good Camera guy show how it works with different cameras and modifications necessary for very light cameras (I use the CAMPARK 4K unit). Now for less than 150 dollars, I can create a great high quality (and now stable) video. Ah heck.....I'm going to give it a 5 Star rating but Youtube Pro made it possible.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kelli M. - Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2016
Great tool for the price.
I've had this for about a week now and I really like it. I was going to build a "DIY" mount similar to this, but when I found this for the price, I decided to simply purchase rather than do DIY, for the simple fact that the cost for parts to build would be almost as much to buy, and that this is more portable and probably more durable than the DIY plans I had. I shoot HD video mostly outdoors for a Youtube channel. It takes a little time to set up, but once it's set up and you get to know how it works, it works quite well. I took mine out and shot a couple hours of practice footage before using it on an actual shoot. I can see where some of the more expensive styles of gimbal type steady cam mounts would be more ideal, but this is more than satisfactory for the price. One thing everyone seems to think though, is that you're going to go out and instantly shoot cinema-quality footage in five minutes' time. It doesn't work that way. This is a tool, and you have to learn how to balance it properly (there are TONS of YT videos showing you how to do just that) and you need to learn how to fly it properly (again, TONS of YT videos showing you the technique). It's a bit of an art form and it has to be learned, so if you want instant gratification, then this tool and shooting quality video just isn't for you. If you're willing to take a few hours to learn how to balance your cam properly and practice the proper technique to use it, then this is a great steady cam tool for the price.