Updated October 20, 2018 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Camera Cranes

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Enabling you to view a scene from above, these camera cranes can provide an added level of professionalism and versatility to any shoot. They'll allow you to move up and away from the action and capture large sets or groups of people in a smooth, efficient manner. Ideal for commercials, documentaries and features, they are available in an array of sizes and styles to suit different requirements. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best camera crane on Amazon.

10. Kessler KC-Lite 8.0

9. Neewer Pan

8. ePhotoInc EA-500A

7. ProAm USA Orion

6. Kessler Pocket Jib

5. Indy Jib Cinema

4. Advanced Digital Jib

3. ProAm USA Jib Kit

2. Fotodiox DV Rocker

1. ProAim Alphabet

Editor's Notes

October 18, 2018:

Removed all Battle Tested models, as well as the Varizoom Solojib-CF Kit, due to a lack of availability. Added several new models, including the ePhotoInc EA-500A for those who value portability and the ProAim Alphabet for more ambitious users working on projects that require a crane that can extend to considerable lengths.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on October 20, 2018 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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