Imagine getting back from your trip, ready to share some amazing videos, only to discover that the footage you captured isn’t quite as great as you had hoped. A bumpy journey or an over-excited hand can have a detrimental effect upon a video’s quality. Unless you’re going for a rugged, untamed look, hours of recording can boil down to only a few minutes worthy of sharing. The best way to avoid camera shake is to use a gimbal.
In previous years, gimbal technology would have been far too bulky and heavy for the average traveler. But as technology has improved, the gimbal has been downsized. Now, it’s not only the professionals who get to enjoy smooth and perfectly stable video. The Feiyu G5 V2 Handheld Gimbal is a handle-sized device that fits most action camera models, including the GoPro Hero 6/5/4/3/Session, the Yi Cam 4K, AEE MagiCam, and other similarly sized cameras.
The Feiyu G5 features a range of useful controls, giving you the freedom to focus on what you want to shoot. A four-way joystick allows you to move the camera’s angle without any jerky movements, while the function button gives you access to each of the gimbal’s modes. A handy selfie button flips the camera around to focus on you, where it will stay until the button is released. Unlike many of the competing gimbals, the Feiyu G5 is also splash-proof, meaning you can feel confident using it in the rain or by the water.
While the Feiyu G5’s head-turning speed may have slowed a little compared with previous versions, the all-metal design and minimal number of junction points ensure the body has a solid structural feel. This works to improve both durability and anti-shake performance.
A smart little addition to this travel gimbal is the Eachshot Mini Tripod, which is a lightweight tripod attachment that screws into the bottom of the Feiyu G5 to allow it to stand freely. This makes it perfect for remote video taking when you want to be in the frame.
Whether it’s all for fun or you are a passionate vlogger, the Feiyu G5 is a great way to get rid of annoying camera shake and start producing beautifully panned, near-professional videos.