After seeing so many people reach out for advice on a decent gimbal for Sony x3000 cameras we decided to publish this article to help as many of our readers who are in this same situation as possible. Thankfully, over the last few years some great, very budget friendly gimbals have been released onto the market for action cameras other than just GoPros.
There are two gimbal stabilizers that instantly spring to mind when thinking of options for your x3000 action camera and we have decided to feature both of them in this article. The first one is a more budget-friendly gimbal that will serve you well but pretty much restricts you to only using it with your x3000 and some old GoPros. The second one is a little more expensive but offers much more functionality as well as the ability to use it with a large number of other DSLR and mirrorless cameras as well as your smartphone and other action cameras too.
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The Feiyu Tech GM-G4-S 3-Axis Gimbal for Sony Action Cameras
The Feiyu Tech GM-G4-S is based around the very easy to use 3-axis handheld gimbal that has proven very popular over the years due to how easy it is to mount and balance your action cam and then get out and about enjoying your action sport of choice. Additionally, as it is a very small handheld gimbal system it only comes in at around one pound while being around twelve inches long meaning you can easily pack it in your kit bag without even noticing the additional weight or space being taken up.
The video below is some test footage recorded on a Sony X3000 while it was mounted on a Feiyu Tech GM-G4-S. As you can see from the footage, it offers some excellent smooth footage due to the image stabilization provided by the gimbal system.
If you are looking for a decent little handheld gimbal stabilizer for your Sony X3000 that won’t break the bank then we really think you should seriously consider picking up the Feiyu Tech GM-G4-S.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Feiyu Tech GM-G4-S 3-Axis Gimbal to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Zhiyun Crane-M
Another thing that is massively upgraded with the Zhiyun Crane-M is its battery life, rather than being able to stay powered for around six hours max including a battery swap like the Feiyu Tech GM-G4-S above, the Zhiyun Crane-M can last around twelve hours from a single battery charge. Due to the Sony X3000 being such a lightweight bit of kit, we would expect that you would always be able to get as close to the twelve hours of battery life as possible per charge too.
The Zhiyun Crane-M is also based around the tried and tested 3-axis handheld gimbal system making it very easy to use. With an action camera as lightweight as the Sony X3000, the gimbal is very easy to balance and you will be able to take it from your bag to be fully balanced and ready to go in around thirty seconds using the built-in balancing system.
As we mentioned earlier in the article, if you are looking to use additional cameras on top of your Sony X3000 then the Zhiyun Crane-M is probably the handheld gimbal stabilizer for you. Considering the overall pricing range of gimbals it is still considered to be a budget-friendly gimbal system but offers some excellent functionality and performance when used with a large range of different camera types.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zhiyun Crane-M to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.