I’ve been a fan of CAME-TV camera gimbals for a while. The CAME-Single has been my gimbal of choice when working with small and mid-sized DSLM / DSLR-type cameras. So, I was excited to try out the CAME-Optimus, the successor of the CAME-Single.
Here is my video review
Here are the specs for the CAME-TV Optimus 3-Axis Gimbal
- Payload 2.6 lb / 1.1 kg (i.e. the same as the CAME-Single)
- Weight with battery: 2.2 lb / 1 kg (single handle) or 2.8 lb / 1.3 kg (dual handle) – a bit lighter than the CAME-Single
- Battery: 800 mAh, up to 10 hours battery life
The biggest difference between the Optimus and Single is the fact that the Optimus uses a removable battery that is mounted on the gimbal frame, allowing you to remove the handle (the Single has the battery built into the handle).