In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best stabilizing methods for Panasonic G7 cameras. We have noticed a steadily increasing number of people reaching out for advice on how they can stabilize their Panasonic G7 quickly and easily while on location taking photographs.
For this article, we will be focusing on three different methods that you are able to stabilize your camera with each one being aimed at its own individual budget level. You can click on the interactive table of contents below to be taken directly to the section or budget level that you are interested in.
Using A Gimbal – High-End Option
The sample footage below offers an excellent example of Panasonic Lumix G7 video stabilization and Panasonic Lumix G7 image stabilization and image quality that is available when using it with the Zhiyun Crane M gimbal.
The Crane M offers you a full three hundred and sixty-degree unlimited rotation of the head as well as fully stabilized performance while inverted or angled. The improved design of the Crane M over the original Crane has improved both the mounting and balancing system substantially. This allows you to full mount and balances your Panasonic G7 in as little as one minute.
Once mounted you are free to record your footage as you please. You can walk, run, or jump around with the Crane M in your hand and your G7 mounted and your footage will be smooth, stable, and free from jitters.
In our opinion, using a gimbal-based system is without a doubt the best way to stabilize your Panasonic G7 camera and give your footage that smooth and professional feel to it. On the flip side, even budget-friendly gimbal systems like the Crane M can be out of the price range of an entry-level photographer and either of the two stabilization methods below should be able to meet the needs of an entry-level photographer.
Using A Tripod – Mid-Range Option
If you are on a very tight budget then the Amazon Basics tripod is very cheap and also has a good reputation but it does have limited functionality and a lower build quality than the Zomei Z699C. As tripods are very popular camera accessories anyway, there is a good chance that you may already have one and be able to use it to stabilize your Panasonic G7.
Basically, you just mount your Panasonic G7 camera body on your tripod of choice at your photography location and use it as a form of image stabilization. The two main advantages of using a tripod is that it is about half the price or less when compared to that of the gimbal but it also allows you to stable your G7 with a large and heavy zoom lens on it.
The main disadvantage of using a tripod for stabilization is that you will struggle to use it to stabilize your G7 for video recording to the standard of a dedicated gimbal system. Only you know your own personal circumstances and can make a decision if the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of using a tripod.
Using A Monopod – Budget Option
As you may expect from our cheapest suggestion, the Lumix G7 stabilisation provided by using a monopod is minimal at best but it can get the job done depending on your photography niche. If you are an entry level or student photographer looking for a cheap solution then this is probably it but if you are an intermediate or professional photographer we would highly recommend that you use a gimbal is possible.
Tips And Tricks With A Shoulder Strap
The video below shows you a very basic and often in effective trick that you can try with your cameras shoulder strap. In all honesty, we doubt it will provide much value or be of much use but we thought that we would share the video as we know some of our readers are young budding teenage photographers and don’t have any budget at all.