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Best Gimbal for GoPro Hero6 Review 2018 | GOPRO GIMBAL

Best Gimbal for GoPro Hero6 Review 2018

Have you upgraded to the latest offering from GoPro, the GoPro Hero6? If so, you may want to consider looking for the best gimbal for GoPro Hero6 action camera. Now that shooting in 4K is becoming mainstream for Youtube videos, you're going to need a quality gimbal stabilizer, especially for outdoor action scenes. 

The Hero6 internal stabilization is disabled when shooting 4K @ 60fps, making it impossible to create amazing videos without some sort of stabilization unless you want to shoot at a lower resolution than 4K video.

See Also: DSLR Camera Gimbal Stabilizer Reviews

As a Vlogger on Youtube, I couldn’t imagine creating my daily Vlog without using a gimbal. Not only did it help smooth out my videos, it’s much easier to hold my camera instead of using a selfie stick. My viewers noticed the difference immediately. For the past year I’ve been using my EVO GP-PRO daily and is my favorite gimbal. Now that Feiyu Tech has updated both the G5 and WG2 and are now waterproof, I figured I would take a second look at each of them. 

BEST GIMBAL FOR GOPRO HERO6

IMAGE

KEY FEATURES

PRICE

WHERE TO BUY

GoPro HERO6 Black

GoPro HERO6 Black

  • Waterproof to 10 metres
  • Improved Stabilization
  • 4K/60fps; 1080p/240fps

$$$

EVO GP-PRO 3 Axis GoPro Gimbal for Hero3, Hero4 or Hero5 Black, Garmin Virb Ultra30, Yi 4K+ - 1 Year USA Warranty

EVO GP-PRO

  • 5 hour battery life
  • Built-in camera charging port
  • Built in USA

$$$

FeiyuTech G5 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal for Gopro HERO 5/4/3+/3, Yi Cam 4K, AEE Sports Cams, IP67 Waterproof, Anti-Loss Screws, Selfie Ready

FeiyuTech G5

  • 8 hour battery life
  • Water Resistant
  • Easy to use controls

$$$

Waterproof Wearable Gimbal, Feiyu Tech WG2 Updated 3-Axis Portable Gimbal Stabilizer for Gopro Hero5/4/Session and Action Cameras with Similar Dimensions (Tripod Included)

Feiyu Tech WG2

  • 2.5 hour battery life
  • Improved Stabilization
  • 360 degree panning and pitching

$$$

EVO GP-PRO 3 Axis GoPro Gimbal for Hero3, Hero4 or Hero5 Black, Garmin Virb Ultra30, Yi 4K+ - 1 Year USA Warranty

EVO GP-PRO 3 Axis GoPro Gimbal for Hero3, Hero4 or Hero5 Black, Garmin Virb Ultra30, Yi 4K+ - 1 Year USA Warranty

Probably the best accessory for any GoPro is the EVO GP-PRO handheld gimbal. The footage you can shoot with this will blow you away. If you're serious about capturing great looking footage then the EVO GP-PRO is the way to go.

After you initially set up the gimbal, I've not had any drifting horizontal or vertical and has been rock solid for me. I've had absolutely no drifting whatsoever even under extreme use. Calibration is a breeze and you can update your firmware from a Mac or Windows based computer. 

OPERATING MODES

Heading Follow Mode

Locks the tilt and roll axis. Camera smoothly pans left and right when rotating the direction of the handle.

Heading Lock Mode

Locks the pan, tilt, and roll axes in the direction the camera is facing when the mode is activated. Great for smoothing long dynamic moving shots.

Heading & Tilt Follow Mode

Roll axis is locked. The camera will smoothly follow the pan and tilt of the handle.

Inverted Mode

Allows you to use your gimbal upside down. This mode is an inverted version of the Heading & Tilt Mode.

Stand-By Mode

The gimbal motors are powered off but the gimbal remains calibrated, ready to use.

COMPATIBLE ACTION CAMERAS

  • GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+
  • GoPro Hero4 Silver, GoPro Hero4 Black
  • GoPro Hero Session, GoPro Hero5 Session*
  • GoPro Hero5 Black, GoPro Hero6 Black**
  • Yi Action Cam, Yi 4K+ Action Cam, SJ4000-SJ6000**
  • Garmin Virb Ultra 30

*Requires Session Adapter Sold Separately

**Hero5 / Hero6 / Yi Charging Cables Sold Separately

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • 1 - EVO GP-PRO Gimbal
  • 2 - IMR 18650 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries (2000mAh)
  • 1 - Lithium Ion Battery Charger
  • 1 - Micro USB cable
  • 2 - GoPro charging cables
  • 1 - Extension pole
  • 1 - User manual

PROS

  • Easy to use 4-way Joystick
  • 5 hours of battery life
  • Built-in camera charging port
  • A/V audio port

CONS

  • Would be nice if it came with a safety strap
  • One of the highest priced gimbals on the market but once again you do get what you pay for

SUMMARY

If you're new to using a GoPro gimbal the EVO GP-PRO is the one I would suggest for you. As with most premium products it comes with a premium price but be assured that you're getting what you have paid for. It is so simple to use all you need to do is turn it on end start shooting. 

FeiyuTech G5 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal for Gopro HERO 5/4/3+/ 3, Yi Cam 4K, AEE Sports Cams, IP67 Waterproof, Anti-Loss Screws, Selfie Ready

FeiyuTech G5 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal for Gopro HERO 5/4/3+/ 3, Yi Cam 4K, AEE Sports Cams, IP67 Waterproof, Anti-Loss Screws, Selfie Ready

The updated version of the Feiyu Tech G5 waterproof handheld gimbal is now waterproof. As someone that takes their waterproof GoPro camera with them everywhere, Adding a gimbal that is waterproof can transform the way you capture video. 

I like creating videos end of the Vlogging Style and what I do with the Feiyu Tech G5 is press a button on the front of the gimbal. When you hold the button, it goes into selfie mode and if you let go, you will see what is  front of me and the direction I'm heading. This is a really nice feature for those that use it for the YouTube channel and daily vlogging.

In a test I did side-by-side with my EVO GP-PRO gimbal I found that the Feiyu Tech G5 was less responsive and over time it seemed to drift horizontal. The fastest way I found to correct this drift would be to transition into selfie mode and then back.

COMPATIBLE ACTION CAMERAS

  • GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+
  • GoPro Hero4 Silver, GoPro Hero4 Black
  • GoPro Hero Session, GoPro Hero5 Session*
  • GoPro Hero5 Black, GoPro Hero6 Black**
  • Yi Action Cam, Yi 4K+ Action Cam, SJ4000-SJ6000**

*Requires Session Adapter Sold Separately

**Hero5 / Hero6 / Yi Charging Cables Sold Separately

FeiyuTech G5 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal for Gopro HERO 5/4/3+/ 3, Yi Cam 4K, AEE Sports Cams, IP67 Waterproof, Anti-Loss Screws, Selfie Ready

FeiyuTech G5 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal for Gopro HERO 5/4/3+/ 3, Yi Cam 4K, AEE Sports Cams, IP67 Waterproof, Anti-Loss Screws, Selfie Ready

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • 1 - Feiyu Tech G5 Gimbal
  • 1 - 22650 Lithium Battery
  • 1 - Micro USB cable
  • 2 - Charging cables
  • 1 - User manual
  • 1 - Carrying case
FeiyuTech G5 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal for Gopro HERO 5/4/3+/ 3, Yi Cam 4K, AEE Sports Cams, IP67 Waterproof, Anti-Loss Screws, Selfie Ready

FeiyuTech G5 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal for Gopro HERO 5/4/3+/ 3, Yi Cam 4K, AEE Sports Cams, IP67 Waterproof, Anti-Loss Screws, Selfie Ready

PROS

  • 100% Waterproof IP67
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Excellent battery life, rated at 8 hours
  • Anti-loss screws for easy, quick, and secure mounting
  • Can be controlled with optional remote control or via smartphone App

CONS

  • Some users have complained about motor noise
  • overtime the gimbal drifts horizontally

SUMMARY

The Feiyu Tech G5 waterproof handheld gimbal is perfect for someone that may find themselves near water. Waterproof doesn't mean that it can be submerged into water, but means that it can survive water being splashed on it. Overall it's a good gimbal but still not as good as my EVO GP-PRO handheld gimbal.

Waterproof Wearable Gimbal, Feiyu Tech WG2 Updated 3-Axis Portable Gimbal Stabilizer for Gopro Hero5/4/Session and Action Cameras with Similar Dimensions (Tripod Included)

Waterproof Wearable Gimbal, Feiyu Tech WG2 Updated 3-Axis Portable Gimbal Stabilizer for Gopro Hero5/4/Session and Action Cameras with Similar Dimensions (Tripod Included)

The Feiyu Tech WG 2 wearable gimbal is waterproof and can be used anywhere you would put a GoPro mount. A buddy of mine mounted his GoPro to his helmet using this gimbal and the shots were amazing. He did a hyper-lapse while driving through Los Angeles See, something I've never seen before.

COMPATIBLE ACTION CAMERAS

  • GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+
  • GoPro Hero4 Silver, GoPro Hero4 Black
  • GoPro Hero Session, GoPro Hero5 Session*
  • GoPro Hero5 Black, GoPro Hero6 Black**
  • Yi Action Cam, Yi 4K+ Action Cam, SJ4000-SJ6000**

*Requires Session Adapter Sold Separately

**Hero5 / Hero6 / Yi Charging Cables Sold Separately

Waterproof Wearable Gimbal, Feiyu Tech WG2 Updated 3-Axis Portable Gimbal Stabilizer for Gopro Hero5/4/Session and Action Cameras with Similar Dimensions (Tripod Included)

Waterproof Wearable Gimbal, Feiyu Tech WG2 Updated 3-Axis Portable Gimbal Stabilizer for Gopro Hero5/4/Session and Action Cameras with Similar Dimensions (Tripod Included)

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • 1 - Feiyu Tech WG2 Gimbal
  • 1 - Carrying case
  • 1 - Detachable handheld handle
  • 1 - Micro USB cable
  • 1- User manual

PROS

  • 100% Waterproof IP67
  • Battery life of 2.5 hours
  • Compatible with all GoPro Hero cameras and many other action cameras
  • 360 degrees of movement
  • Can be controlled with optional remote control or via smartphone App
  • Tripod included

CONS

  • Charge time is longer than battery life
  • Some people have reported being able to hear the motor

SUMMARY

The Feiyu Tech WG 2 waterproof wearable gimbal really out shines any other wearable gimbal on the market. The Sleek design, lightweight, end waterproof features Allow you to use this anywhere at anytime instead of a standard GoPro mount. It's definitely a great option for anyone that normally uses amount for their GoPro Hero 6.

CONCLUSION

Of the three GoPro gimbals I've tested for the Hero 6, the EVO GP-PRO handheld gimbal still stands at the number one position. The stabilization is rock solid, simple functionality, and the overall ease of use make this the best gimbal for GoPro Hero6. 

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About the Author

My name is Stewart Taylor, I'm the founder of GOPRO GIMBAL, a place where I review GoPro Gimbals and Accessories. If you have a topic that you would like me to explore, let me know and I will do my best to provide the information. I welcome your feedback and suggestions.

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