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Hohem iSteady X Smartphone Stabiliser 3-Axis Foldable Gimbal Stabilizer 280g Playload Supports Moment/Beauty/Inception Mode with iPhone 13/12/11/Pro/Max/XS Max& Android Smartphones (259g, Black)

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As I said, this isn’t an uncommon issue and I faced the same issue with my ASUS ZenFone 5 and ASUS ZenFone 4. And this problem occurred whether or not my phone was in a case – although they’re usually in a case. Using the gimbal just as dumb pan/follow gimbal device worked well – but this isn’t much of a struggle for gimbals these days. At present, countless mobile gimbal stabilisers will do this, so to stand out, Hohem the manufacture of the iSteady X has had to do something unique. But it has its power button on the side right where the hook of the head grips your smartphone. This means that sometimes, it will accidentally press the power button and turn the phone off while you’re in the middle of doing something. It’s not the worst design I’ve seen, though. Axis Stabilization: Thanks to its brushless motors and iSteady 4.0 anti-shake algorithm, this 3-axis gimbal provides all-around stability with 320° pan, tilt, and roll rotation. Four follow shot modes, shoot at low angles.

Hohem iSteady X Review - Camera Jabber

Overall the standard stabilisation features worked well, but there was always the feeling that the vertical tilt is limited. That added extra is the unique gimbal design that enables ultra-wide mobile lenses to be used alongside standard ones. This negates a common problem with gimbal arms often appearing on the edge of wide-angled footage. Switching to video mode and taking the iSteady X out for a test run and it’s instantly apparent that the mechanical stabilisation is better than many other mobile gimbals that I’ve looked at. Fill Light: iSteady V2 has LED video light featuring adjustable 3-level brightness. Feel free to enjoy natural light photography and clear night shooting. But with no filter attached, and positioned to where I hope it doesn’t accidentally press the power button and turn my phone off, it mounts, balances, and works quite well.This iSteady X gimbal is lightweight, comes with an attachable tripod, and connects to a smartphone via bluetooth. For reference, I am using a Samsung Galaxy S21 Android phone. Moment Mode: Tons of one-tap shooting templates available such as Inception, Dolly Zoom, Motion Timelapse, and panoramic video. It can be rotated to 270°/180° automatically just with one tap. Compatible with phones running iOS 10.0 and Android 6.0 or later.

Hohem iSteady X is a great smartphone gimbal for vertical The Hohem iSteady X is a great smartphone gimbal for vertical

The “Fantastic Rotation” mode works a little like Inception mode, except that it randomly rotates the camera in one direction or the other, changing to the beat of some music. At least, that’s what it says. Personally, I haven’t really found it to have any correlation with any music that might be playing at all. After activation, the gimbal springs into life and works as expected and the motors feel very smooth, stable and move confidently. Using the Hohem iSteady XHigh Payload & Compatibility】With the payload up to 280g (0.61 lbs), iSteady X gimbal stabilizer is compatible with smartphone within the width of 58mm-90mm (2.2 inches -3.5 inches). Most popular smartphoen in the market such as iPhone 14 pro/pro max/13 pro/pro max/12 pro max/12 pro/12mini/SE2/11 pro max/X/XS/XS MAX, Samsung S22/S10/Galaxy S22+/Note20/Note20+/Note10+,Huawei P40Pro/P40/P30Pro/P30/Mate40Pro+/Mate 40/Mate30, Oneplus 7/8/8 Pro/8t, Google Pixel 5/Pixel 5 XL/Pixel 4 be supported.

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Powering on and connecting the app on the iPhone 11 Pro to the Hohem iSteady X and everything is straightforward. The connection is fast and works, and after an auto-calibration, everything’s ready to go; I’d say about 2-3 minutes for the complete initial set-up. When handheld gimbals first became a thing, I spent a lot more time reviewing the core stabilization performance of each gimbal I got my hands on. The iSteady X has an 8-hour battery life. The 18650 li-ion 2000mAh/3.7v battery doesn’t last as long as the DJI OM4 or Zhiyun Smooth Q2 but is still plenty for most users.

The Hohem iSteady X2 is a compact smartphone gimbal which also serves as a powerbank

Hohem suggests you use their app rather than the native apple or android camera options. It’s well worth doing as there are so many close integrations that you would miss out on if you bypass the gimbals dedicated app.

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