The 10 Best Face Tracking Gimbals

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in January of 2019. If you want to make professional-quality videos without spending thousands of dollars on a high-end camera, it's a good idea to invest in a stabilizer. In addition to ensuring your footage turns out smooth, these face tracking gimbals can also follow an object of your choosing, and many of them can help you create time lapses and panoramas using your smartphone as a remote control. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. DJI Osmo Mobile 2

2. Zhiyun Smooth 4

3. Freevision Vilta-M

Editor's Notes

June 03, 2019:

Extremely easy to set up and use, the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 has a variety of autonomous modes that will help you make professional-looking videos no matter your skill level. It only has a few buttons, which are easy to reach with your thumb, and it can accommodate a wide range of devices, including larger smartphones like the iPhone XS Max and Google Pixel 3 XL, as long as they aren't in thick cases. The Zhiyun Smooth 4 has a lot more buttons on its handle, which can take some time to learn how to use, but once you get the hang of it, you'll hardly ever have to touch your phone's screen to change modes or settings. It works quite well with the company's ZY Play app, but note that some of the functions, like time lapse and multiple exposure, don't work on some Android phones, and it can't shoot 4K video on Samsung devices. The Freevision Vilta-M produces super-smooth footage, even when you're moving at high speeds. Its app is easy to use and has a good selection of functions, including four types of panoramas, manual and automatic time lapses, a beautify mode for selfies, and a smart tracking feature called IntelliTrace. With its 360-degree unrestricted rotation, the Snoppa Atom allows you to track faces and objects without worrying about your subject moving out of range, and it has three different tracking modes: smooth movement, lock mode, and fast track. Its folding handle is convenient for storage and transport, and it has a long battery life of up to 24 hours.

Unlike most others, the DJI Osmo Pocket has a built-in camera for standalone use that can shoot 4K video, and the smartphone app has an editing suite that lets you add music, watermarks, and filters. It's incredibly small and lightweight, so you can easily use it with one hand, but it has a rather short battery life of about 2.5 hours. Also be aware that if you have a phone with a micro USB port, you'll have to buy an adapter separately.

4. FeiyuTech SPG2

5. Zomei Stabilizer

6. DJI Osmo Pocket

7. Snoppa Atom

8. Zhiyun Weebill Lab

9. Evo Shift

10. Hohem 3-Axis

Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on June 06, 2019 by Gabrielle Taylor

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