Despite owning digital gimbal stabilizers, there are still many times when I use a traditional mechanical stabilizer. They offer several advantages:
- they don’t require any power
- they are more durable, especially in cold or wet weather
- they typically fly camera set-ups of a much wider weight range
This new Proaim Flycam is able to fly cameras weighing from 1.3 lbs to 15.4 lbs. No digital stabilizer has that big of a range.
The disadvantage is that the traditional stabilizers are harder to learn to use. But once you do learn, it’s like riding a bicycle. You never forget.
What I like about this new flycam is the head and the built-in baseplate. It’s very similar in design to the Devin Graham Glidecam that I reviewed previously and loved.
Here is my review of the Devin Graham Glidecam.