Today is the turn of the best gimbal for Panasonic fz1000 cameras on the market right now. As the fz1000 camera body is pretty heavy coming in at around 1.83 pounds, it rules out all of the smaller gimbal systems as the camera is simply too heavy for them.
Thankfully though, there are some higher payload gimbal stabilizers on the market these days that can offer excellent image stabilization for your camera without issue. On top of that, the first gimbal that we will be featuring in our article can also provide you with a bargain due to its price being around thirty percent lower than it originally was at launch due to newer versions of the gimbal now being on the market.
The Zhiyun Crane v2
This has resulted in more and more people picking up the Zhiyun Crane v2 helping increase both its customer base, as well as reputation continuously, grow at an exponential rate. Due to this, you are able to read a number of reviews (click here to read some of them) on the Zhiyun Crane v2 from independent owners of the product to get a great external opinion on the gimbal.
As we mentioned earlier, your Panasonic fz1000 comes in at around 1.83 lb and that’s without having any lenses or accessories mounted on it. The Zhiyun Crane v2 supports a maximum payload of just under four points meaning that it can easily support the weight of your camera, your lens of choice, as well as potentially some additional accessories too.
Even when close to the maximum payload capacity of the Zhiyun Crane v2 it can still provide you with around twelve hours of battery life without issue per full battery charge. This allows you to go out to your location and know that you have plenty of battery life available to capture a ton of footage with your fz1000 and the twelve hours of battery life should be enough for the majority if not all of our readers.
The quick release plate system on the Zhiyun Crane v2 handheld gimbal system is extremely easy to use and is based around the same system as the one in the Manfrotto tripods. If you are also a Manfrotto tripod user or if you have a tripod that also uses the Manfrotto tripod quick release plate system then this allows you to quickly swap your fz1000 between your Zhiyun Crane v2 and your tripod on the fly without having to waste any time.
The handle of the Zhiyun Crane v2 has been overhauled when compared to the handles used by some of the earlier gimbals that would cause hand cramps when held for large periods of time. The new overhauled handle on the Zhiyun Crane v2 removes this and lets you hold the gimbal for large amounts of time without getting hand cramps helping you to keep recording your footage for as long as you require.
The motors on the Zhiyun Crane v2 are pretty quiet, especially when you consider the technology in this gimbal is a generation behind the latest generation of gimbals. This offers you some excellent image stabilization that is pretty quiet while also coming at a very low price considering what you are getting and we would highly recommend that you check out the Zhiyun Crane v2 when looking for a gimbal for your fz1000.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zhiyun Crane v2 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The DJI Ronin-S
Even when maxing out the massive payload of the DJI Ronin-S 3-axis gimbal stabilizer it will still provide you with around twelve hours of battery life. This ensures that you are able to go out to the location where you will be filming and have plenty of uptime on your gimbal to record all the footage that you require.
Being one of the latest handheld gimbals released by DJI, the Ronin-S comes with all the latest generation tech with plenty of nice little features. The image stabilization is some of the best on the market right now that does not start skipping when you are close to the upper payload ensuring that you get an excellent image quality with your fz1000 when using it.
If you have the budget available or are planning on using a heavier camera rig with your fz1000 then the DJI Ronin-S is the gimbal for you. Its reputation is excellent within the community but it does have a higher price tag and although slightly more expensive, we feel it will make a great addition to your camera accessories.
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.