For today’s article, we have chosen to take a look at what we feel is the best stabilizer for Sony a6300 cameras currently available on the market at the time of writing. We have seen a number of people reaching out on advice on gimbal stabilizers recently due to the number of low-quality products flooding the market that are essentially a total waste of time.
Thankfully, our short list of gimbals offers two excellent quality products that will do a great job for both you and your a6300. Not only are they both established in the community with excellent reputations but they also have a number of other a6300 owners using them as their go-to gimbal. Additionally, we will also be sharing some test footage of each of the gimbals mounted with an a6300.
Not before we get into the article, we would like to point out that although the names are very similar, they are actually different products! The first gimbal that we will be featuring is our premium option and is from the second generation of the line. The second gimbal that we will be featuring is our more budget-friendly option and is essentially the second version of the initial product with minor upgrades rather than being a totally overhauled product with more modern technology in it.
The Zhiyun Crane 2
The Zhiyun Crane 2 is easily able to support the weight of your Sony a6300 as well as the vast majority, if not all of the popular lenses on the market right now with plenty of its payload weight left to spare. Additionally, the handle of the gimbal stabilizer is very comfortable allowing you to easily hold it with your camera rig mounted for long periods of time without feeling any discomfort.
You can watch the shirt video below that offers some test footage of a Sony a6300 mounted on a Zhiyun Crane 2. We feel it does a great job of showcasing the stabilizers potential and what it can offer your a6300.
Additionally, the initial setup of the Zhiyun Crane 2 is much easier than the original Zhiyun Crane or the Zhiyun Crane v2. You literally mount your camera rig and go through the easy to follow balancing set up and can have your rig set and ready to go in less than thirty seconds.
If you own a Sony a6300 and are looking to pick up a gimbal that will last you for many years to come while offering excellent performance and functionality then we would highly recommend the Zhiyun Crane 2. Although some people may consider it to be out of their budget, it will make an excellent addition to your camera accessories but we also have a cheaper gimbal for your Sony a6300 featured below that can offer you less functionality but also a lower price tag.
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 Zhiyun Crane V2
Anyway, the Zhiyun Crane v2 is the second version of the initial Zhiyun Crane gimbal and offers a number of improvements over the original gimbal that improves its performance. Due to the technology in the Zhiyun Crane v2 being older than that of the Zhiyun Crane 2 it comes with a lower price tag but also has less functionality, less battery life, and a few niggly little things that can get slightly annoying.
On the flipside though, it is still a solid 3-axis handheld gimbal that has proven very popular and will easily mount and take the weight of your Sony a6300 and your lens of choice. You can watch the short video below showing some test footage recorded by a Sony a6300 mounted on a Zhiyun Crane v2 to show the kind of thing that you can expect if you choose to pick this up.
If you own a Sony a6300 are on a tighter budget but still want to add a decent gimbal to your collection of camera accessories then we definatley feel that the Zhiyun Crane v2 is the way to go and is well worth your consideration!
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.
Our friends over at Gimbal Garage have published a dedicated article that covers gimbals that are ideal for your Sony a6300 in great detail and if you have the time available, we would highly recommend that you check it out.