After publishing so much content based around using a number of accessories with the d3300 we always keep our eye open for other bits of kit that people are reaching out for advice on. Today’s article has been inspired by seeing so many people reach out for advice on what the best gimbal for Nikon d3300 cameras currently is so we have decided to answer this question as best we can.
Now, we have actually decided to mention a number of gimbals throughout the article rather than focus on just one. This is due to what you need out of a gimbal changing slightly depending on what you are doing with your camera and in turn changing what the best gimbal stabilizer is for your specific circumstances.
The Zhiyun Crane v2
This means that the Zhiyun Crane v2 will be able to easily support your cameras weight as well as the weight of a large number of common use camera lenses with the d3300. Due to the Zhiyun Crane v2 using slightly older technology than the more modern Zhiyun Crane gimbals it is also a fair bit cheaper allowing you to save a few hundred dollars.
The Zhiyun Crane v2 is also a massively popular handheld gimbal stabilizer that has a huge core customer base that loves it. There are plenty of reviews of the system (click here to read some of them) online that have been left by independent owners of the Zhiyun Crane v2.
The Zhiyun Crane v2 is able to easily supply around twelve hours of battery life with a camera that is around the weight of your Nikon d3300. Even when mounting a heavier lens on your d3300 and taking up more of the payload weight you should still easily be able to get around twelve hours of battery life without issue.
Just like many of the other Zhiyun Crane versions available on the market right now, the Zhiyun Crane v2 features the standard Manfrotto quick release plate. Provided you are also using a Manfrotto tripod or have a tripod that uses the Manfrotto quick release plate design, you are able to quickly and easily hot swap your d3300 between the gimbal and your tripod on the fly.
The video below was recorded using the Zhiyun Crane v2 (Click here to check for product prices and availability) and does a great job of showing the amount of image stabilization is can provide your camera while also providing an excellent image quality.
The Zhiyun Crane M has a maximum upper payload of around 1.43 pounds meaning it can support the one pound weight of your d3300 camera body but it leaves very little room for lenses and any other accessories that you may want to mount on it. On top of this, it is currently the exact same price as the Zhiyun Crane v2 that comes with a payload of almost four pounds and is only a little bit larger and heavier meaning we would always recommend the Zhiyun Crane v2 for a Nikon d3300.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zhiyun Crane 2 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The DJI Ronin-S
Again though, the DJI Ronin-S is based on the standard 3-axis gimbal design that is very easy to use even if you have never used a handheld gimbal stabilizer before. It offers plenty of image stabilization and will help improve the overall image quality of your video footage with minimal additional effort required on your part.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the DJI Ronin-S to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.