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CAME Carbon Fiber Stabilizers

If you’re looking for a great and affordable camera stabilizer system then this post is for you.

I have previously reviewed a few different camera stabilizers in this POST. My favorite camera stabilizer has always been the Flycam because of it’s price and the results it produced. Of course that doesn’t mean it was without it’s faults. For one the Flycam stabilizers just like the Glidecam system really require for you to buy a quick release plate. Also those systems don’t have the easiest way of balancing without tools.

That’s where the CAME carbon fiber stabilizers outshine the competition. First of all I was amazed at how complete the CAME system is. It comes with the carrying case and tools. Everything you need other than your camera to start flying. It really is a well thought out camera stabilizer system that hasn’t disappointed me so far.

Here are some of the things I love about this steadicam:
-It’s light weight
-Strong materials
-Easy to balance
-Can handle light and heavy cameras (1 – 10 kg or 2.2 – 22 pounds)
-Super smooth gimbal

The CAME camera stabilizer systems can be bough separately from the vest and the 4-spring-arm or as a kit. You can buy them from www.came-tv.com

You can also find them on

AND the official CAME store on Amazon.com

Here’s the lighter of the two stabilizers, with and without the vest and arm.


Here’s the bigger stabilizer, again with and without the vest and arm.


And here are the vest and arm by themselves.


To see the results that the CAME stabilizers produce, see this video review.

Also, in case you missed my previous post where I test different camera stabilizers and teach you how to balance and use steadicams then you can check it out HERE
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18 thoughts on “CAME Carbon Fiber Stabilizers”

  1. As always your work is great I love the imagery there so my question is what 10mm or 20mm lens did you use and what camera. Keep up the good work Tom because truly I gage even my attempts to you work…Thanks

    1. Hi Felipe, that is a different steadicam. The vest is different and the arm only has 2 springs not 4 like the CAME system I tested. This one will not handle as much weight and be as easy to adjust the tension as the CAME system.

    2. Just another reason to never buy these Camtree stabilizers. They are headquartered in my city (In India) as per their website. The company is listed under a residential address no where to be found. And lastly they don’t sell it in India at all. Clearly they are making baboons out of everyone to make some money. You wont find any reviews whatsoever anywhere.

  2. I was wondering since i never tested one of these things… how much weight is the 16 pound limit? like how much does a shotgun mic.. or bigger lens.. ? where does it stop working?

    1. I can’t tell you since I don’t know what lens or mic you want to use. Just takes your camera and lens and anything else that you plan to put on the stabilizer and measure its weight on a standard scale. If it’s more than the stabilizer limit then you know you need the stronger stabilizer.

  3. Hi Tom,

    Thank you for the creating the video about Came-TV’s Carbon fiber stabilizer. I did purchase one after watching. Where might I find guidance on how to balance the stabilizer. This is my first time working with a stabilizer. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  4. Hi Tom, thanks for taking the time to make your video. Quick question: have you tried underslinging a camera? If not, can the pole be reversed and still be balanced (with camera upside down at the bottom and weights up, with flopping in Post)? For low angle tracking in shots basically. Thanks for your answer!

    1. Yes I did do it upside down. Although when you want to use it for real low mode so the camera is just inches above the ground its best to use the stabilizer without the arm I find, or to extend the vertical shaft to it’s maximum and then balance it.

  5. Hi there liked the demonstration. I’m also a photographer but feel that I have stucked in my creativity..I use a Canon 550D.. Please help…!

  6. Hi Tom,
    Thanks for your review. This Steadicam looks good to me. My only concern is the manufacturer doesn’t have service center in N. America. If anything missing or goes wrong during the 12 months warranty, I need to ship it back at my own cost. It takes time to ship back and forth too.

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