High iSteady Pro 3: 3-axis image stabilizer for action cams
Almost three years ago, we already wrote about the first actioncam gimbal of the iSteady Pro series and were very satisfied with the results. The latest model, the iSteady Pro 3, has a few more features and is compatible with just about any actioncam.
- High iSteady Pro 3
|Model||iSteady Pro 3|
|Actioncam weight||up to 150 grams|
|supported camera sizes||max 32 mm thickness|
max 48 mm height
|Mechanical Range||panning/rotate 600°|
|Battery||3600mAh, 12h runtime, 3,5h charging time|
Included with the gimbal is a tripod with screw thread, as well as a micro USB charging cable and a carrying case. Also included are a micro USB to micro USB and a micro USB to USB C connection cable. Another screw thread is located on the left side of the gimbal for a tripod or action cam accessories. With an IPX4 rating, the iSteady Pro 3 is protected against rain, which is not only convenient but important for action cams.
The gimbal does not have many buttons. The most important one is the power button, which also starts and stops recording. You can rotate the gimbal 30 degrees with the rocker and pan and tilt with the round joystick. The button above the power button turns on the different modes, which include pan-follow mode, pan-tilt mode, lock mode and POV mode. The rear button, when held down, activates Sport Mode and the gimbal will follow your every move at maximum speed. Pressing the rear button twice realigns the gimbal. For example, the first generation iSteady Pro does not have this button.
Basically, the iSteady Pro 3 is compatible with any action cam as long as maximum thickness and height are maintained. If you own a GoPro Hero 3 or higher it can even be connected to the gimbal and controlled, the Hero 9 unfortunately doesn’t fit on it anymore. In addition, the smartphone can be controlled via Hohem Gimbal App with the iSteady Pro 3 and so, for example, functions such as motion lapse are possible.
I’m a (proud) owner of a GoPro Hero 7 myself, and I don’t even want to imagine how smooth the shots will be in addition with a gimbal, as the GoPro’s image stabilizer is already incredibly good. In fact, I think the screw thread on the side is one of the best things about the iSteady Pro 3, as it allows you to attach it to your chest strap, for example. What do you think of gimbals for action cams? Useful or would you rather invest in one for your smartphone?To the gadget