[Amazon.ca] $107.98 no tax Hohem iSteady Pro 3-Axis Gimbal 4000mAh Battery for GoPro /Action Cam
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Amazon does not add tax on this product so the Henry's deal works out to more. $108 vs $113 + shipping if you don't have a Henry's local to you. Don't forget to use Ebates. Thx @frenetic26
Thanks to @KarinKasia for finding that Henry's sells the iSteady Pro for $100, which matches its historic low price. It shows in stock at their Markham location. If you have a London Drugs store in your location @KarinKasia says that they are occasionly available there for the same price.
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At the time of this post there are 10 left at this price, sold by a 3rd party and fulfilled by Amazon with Prime shipping. Currently other retailers are selling for $129.99 and according to 3C the historically lowest price has been $100 on April 25th.
This particular budget gimbal has been on the market for less than a year and has received favourable reviews. This is specifically for a GoPro and action cameras with a similar form factor, it will not hold a phone. I like this YouTuber's pleasant but not gushing review of this product as he gives a clear run-down of the features and capabilities, along with some test footage. For GoPro users a notable annoyance is that the camera's USB-C power port will be covered by the gimbal preventing the GoPro from being plugged in and charged by the gimbal during usage.
An alternative gimbal for those interested in a smartphone compatible unit is the $109 Zhiyun Smooth-Q 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer Gimbal, Amazon.ca link, which according to 3C is at a historic low. This one is about 2 years old and has been replaced by the Zhiyun Smooth 4, which arguably has removed some features from the Smooth Q in favour of others. There are many YouTuber reviews so do your own research before you decide which to buy.
Personally, I was ready to pull the trigger with the Hohem iSteady Pro but at the last moment decided on the Zhiyun Smooth Q for it's smartphone compatibility and option to use a GoPro with a not included adapter ($10-$20) like this one. Ultimately, my primary shooter for capturing kids/family moments will be my phone vs the GoPro, so the Smooth Q made more sense for my use cases, yours may differ.
From the Amazon page:
1 * iSteady Pro 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal
1 * Mini Tripod
1 * USB Cable
1 * Carrying Case
1 * User Manual (English)
Model: iSteady Pro
Main Material: High performance composite materials
Compatibility: For GoPro Hero 6/5/4/3, for Sony RX0, for SJCAM, for YI cam and other action cameras with similar dimensions & weight
Working Modes & Mode Button Operation: Pan following (Single click); Pan and tilt following (Double click); All locked (Triple click); All following (Quartic click); Calibration (Long press for 6 seconds)
Tilting Angle: 320°
Rolling Angle: 320°
Panning Angle: 640°
Battery Type: 2 * 18650 rechargeable lithium battery(3.7V, 2000mAh, 90g)
Battery Runtime: 12 hours
Charging Time: 3.5 hours
Operation Temperature: -10℃ ~ 45℃
Firmware Upgrade: Yes
Charging for Action Camera: Yes
APP Setting: Yes
Extended Interface: Two 1/4" inch screw holes (on the side of handle and on the bottom)
Item Weight: 365g / 12.9oz
Package Size: 29.8 * 14 * 5.2cm / 11.7 * 5.5 * 2in
Package Weight: 608g / 21.5oz