I had a chance to test out another steadicam (hand held camera stabilizer) for cameras weighting up to 3.5kg/8lbs.
This kit is one of the more affordable camera stabilizers these days.
Here is the video review of the steadicam
Overall, I am happy with this new steadicam system. The HD-3000 Steadycam has been around for a few years but this version has been updated in October 2015. With the latest improvements and the whole set of tools they provide (space parts and even a table clamp that lets you set up the steadicam while it hangs off a table), I think this is now a great way for flying your camera and getting those smooth shots on a budget.
You can currently find it at these online retailers:
Here is the video review of the vest and articulated arm
Camtree Galaxy Stabilizer Arm & Vest + HD-3000 Steadycam System
Here is the tutorial I mentioned in the review of this steadicam, where I show you how to balance any handheld stabilizer / steadicam.
If you want to get in touch with my model from the video review, her name is Annie and here is her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annie_v2000/
The shots with Annie were filmed with the Sony NEX-5R, which I reviewed here. Sony has discontinued the NEX line and replaced it with a line whose latest model is the a6300 – also a great camera. You can see my review of the Sony a6300 here.