The 9 Best Camera Mounts & Clamps
This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in October of 2019. Whether your're trying to set up a small camcorder or DSLR in an unconventional place or you want to stand your GoPro or other action cam in a new and exciting location, one of the camera mounts and clamps on this list is sure to do the trick. We've included a wide variety of options for everything from cars to desktops, and ranked them by their security, versatility, and ease of use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
November 05, 2019:
Putting together a nice selection of clamps and mounts, we wanted to make sure we were providing a list that offers great options for a variety of camera types and shooting situations, though it's clear that a lot of the models on our list could work with action cams like the GoPro. These include models by GoPro directly, like the GoPro Suction Cup and the GoPro Head Strap And QuickClip, as well as aftermarket options like the small clamps that come with both 1/4 20 screw heads and cold shoe mount adapters.
We also wanted to make sure we included a good shoulder mount, but one that wasn't prohibitively expensive, and we found that in the Neewer Video Shoulder Kit.
On a personal note, I've long relied on the Pedco Ultraclamp, and can speak to its durability and ease of use, even though I predominantly use it to set up wireless speedlights for off-axis lighting of live events like weddings and concerts.
MyPilot Pro Airplane Swivel This model comes from a company that was founded by pilots, and whose products are intended to survive the unforgiving wind speeds and vibrations that you might encounter above the clouds. It's made from a combination of aluminum and stainless steel, with neoprene washers and an aircraft-grade base. mypilotpro.com
ProAm USA Vehicle Vibration Isolator If you want to shoot cinematic videos of your characters driving and talking in a car, this model can provide a particularly smooth image. That's thanks to an innovative wire system that absorbs shocks sent up from the road and negates them before they can reach your camera. Its platform offers a number of open screw holes for customizing your rig. proamusa.com