Updated February 27, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Robotic Camera Mounts

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Robotic camera mounts allow you to grab smooth shots along a variety of axes. Instead of having to rotate your recording device by hand, these devices have built-in motors that control one, two, or all three of the following: pan, tilt, and roll. Depending on the model, it may be operated by an attached joystick, a tethered remote, a wireless remote, or your smartphone. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best robotic camera mount on Amazon.

10. Move N See Pixio

9. Zifon YT-260

8. TigerTilt Motorized

7. Zhiyun Smooth 4

6. Vidpro MH-430

5. Moza Air 2

4. FeiyuTech AK2000

3. Zhiyun Crane 2

2. Bescor BEMP101KIT

1. GigaPan Epic Pro V

Editor's Notes

February 25, 2019:

Robotic camera mounts come in a variety of price ranges. While professional models often cost well into the thousands, we found some units that offer functionality equal to those used on Hollywood film sets, but at a fraction of the price. These include the GigaPan Epic Pro V, Zhiyun Crane 2, Vidpro MH-430, and TigerTilt Motorized. All of the options on our list can be tripod or crane mounted, but some are also suitable for handheld use, such as the Zhiyun Crane 2, FeiyuTech AK2000, Moza Air 2, and Zhiyun Smooth 4. As smartphone cameras continue to increase in quality, more and more people are recording videos with them, which is why we included the Zhiyun Smooth 4. Those on a very tight budget who don't require as much functionality and simply want smooth panning shots can consider the Bescor BEMP101KIT and Zifon YT-260. We included the Move N See Pixio because of its ability to allow one person to film themselves by utilizing its extremely powerful tracking capabilities, but other than having that feature, it does seem overpriced considering the limited overall functionality.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 27, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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