I would like recommendations for camera stabilizer systems for compact cameras. That is, those with a gimbal and weights for cameras way below a kilo.

Unfortunately it is illogical that the camera stabilizer costs 3 times more than the camera itself.

Stores are selling me grips instead.

  • I'm not sure what the purpose of this is for still photography. Are you shooting video?
    – dpollitt
    Oct 14, 2011 at 18:14

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If you want, you can build one yourself. There are many DIY tutorials around, but I made myself one of those.

You can scale it down if it's too big or heavy for your needs.


Some tradtional camera stabilizers are tend to be expensive since they are serving for professional filming like hollywood-grade movies. But in recent years, some camera stabilization systems like handheld gimbals make revolutionary changes to the cinematography with lower costs and light weights. Picking a camera gimbal stabilizer for your compact cameras depends on what typical camera you are using. Handheld gimbals are designed for different camera sizes they can hold. Here is a 3-axis handheld gimbal for lightweight cameras including mirrorless and dslrs.

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