Looking for the best gimbals for Sony a7R III? Here are our top recommended gimbals for your Sony a7R III.

This line of mirrorless full-frame cameras, which began with the Alpha 7, is credited with getting professional photographers interested in small system cameras (CSCs).

Their success has helped Sony take a large share of the interchangeable-lens camera market. A7R III succeeds the A7R II, which in turn replaced the original (36-megapixel) A7R, in Sony’s high-resolution A7R family.

Below is a list of the best Sony A7 camera gimbals currently available on the market, based on our research. Read on to learn more about each gimbal and what it can do for your Sony A7Riii or another A7 camera.

Best Gimbals for Sony a7R III

1. DJI RSC 2

The DJI RSC 2 is made for mirrorless and DSLR cameras, and it can handle loads of up to 6.6 pounds of camera gear. Please refer to the DJI website for the most recent list of compatible cameras and lenses.

The Ronin-SC, this redesigned gimbal’s predecessor, had motors that were only 50% as powerful as those of the RSC 2. The RSC 2’s foldable design, which enables conversion to underslung mode, is a crucial feature.

Without having to attach or remove anything, you can rotate the gimbal around and utilize it underslung for low-angle pictures because the gimbal head folds down from the gimbal handle. The integrated gimbal handle still includes built-in batteries that can last up to 14 hours.

Additionally, the batteries can be charged while the gimbal is in use by using the handle (barring extremely cold or extremely hot temperatures). The handle can be recharged in around two hours using an 18W fast charger, which is not included. It supports PD and QC 2.0 fast-charging protocols. The gimbal’s foldable design makes it simpler to transport and store.

2. DJI Ronin-SC Pro Combo 

The DJI Ronin-SC Gimbal Stabilizer is a smaller, lighter, three-axis single-handle gimbal stabilizer built for small mirrorless cameras weighing less than 4.4 lb. It offers significant enhancements over the Ronin-S. Please refer to the DJI website for the most recent list of compatible cameras and lenses.

Even though the Ronin-SC is smaller, it still has a ton of features, improvements to the design, and technological advancements. To produce steady 3D/360° motion shots, the gimbal has stabilization, pan, tilt, and roll control, as well as 360° continuous panning.

A 2450mAh rechargeable 18650 LiPo battery that is integrated into the Ronin-handle SC’s provides up to 11 hours of runtime on a single charge. It can control a suitable camera using one of the provided multiport USB connections to run, stop, or pull the focus while being charged through a USB Type-C port.

There are also 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 mounting threads on the handle to add accessories such as the included smartphone holder.
A long grip/tripod, camera riser, lens support, port cover, Allen wrench, quick release plate with 1/4″-20 camera mounting screw, M4 screw, multicamera USB control cable, multicamera USB Type-C control cable, USB Type-C charging cable, USB Type-C to micro-USB adapter, and storage case are also included with the Ronin-SC.

3. Zhiyun Crane 3S

With the addition of detachable handle choices, more potent motors with a significant 14.3 lb payload, an upgraded axis-locking mechanism, external power input, and the ViaTouch 2.0 remote control system, the CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is a potent reworking of prior Zhiyun gimbals. Due to its modular design and ability to accommodate larger cameras by adding an included extension arm, the 55° angled roll axis allows you to mount your camera without obstructing the view.

The CRANE 3S has an ergonomic, slanted grip that allows two hands to operate it for maximum stability. With one or two hands, the grip enables you to effortlessly transition to underslung mode and obtain artistic pictures like 330° roll shots as you approach a subject.

Additional sophisticated features include compatibility with the separately sold Transmount Image Transmission Mechanism for wireless video transmission, an upgraded zoom and focus system from its predecessor the CRANE 3 LAB, and remote control of camera record/stop/shutter using the supplied cables.

By extending the horizontal arm using a separately sold extension module, it may also support a variety of camera sizes.

4. Zhiyun Crane 3S Gimbal Stabilizer

With the addition of detachable handle choices, more potent motors with a significant 14.3 lb payload, an upgraded axis-locking mechanism, external power input, and the ViaTouch 2.0 remote control system, the CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is a potent reworking of prior Zhiyun gimbals.

Due to its modular design and ability to accommodate larger cameras by adding an included extension arm, the 55° angled roll axis allows you to mount your camera without obstructing the view.

The CRANE 3S has an ergonomic, slanted grip that allows two hands to operate it for maximum stability. With one or two hands, the grip enables you to effortlessly transition to underslung mode and obtain artistic pictures like 330° roll shots as you approach a subject.

Additional sophisticated features include compatibility with the separately sold Transmount Image Transmission Mechanism for wireless video transmission, an upgraded zoom and focus system from its predecessor the CRANE 3 LAB, and remote control of camera record/stop/shutter using the supplied cables.

By extending the horizontal arm using a separately sold extension module, it may also support a variety of camera sizes.

5. MOZA Air 2 Gimbal Stabilizer 

A 9.25 lb weight capacity, freshly improved high-torque motors, and many other characteristics distinguish the Moza Air 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from earlier iterations. A far larger variety of cameras can be employed, as can more varied combinations of cameras and lenses, thanks to the high weight capacity.

Additionally, the Moza iFOCUS Intelligent Wireless Lens Control System, which is an add-on and is available in several versions, is compatible with the Air 2 and allows for standard and automated (with pre-set start/end points) focus and zoom control straight from the Air 2.

The Air 2’s ability to clean and provide an unhindered view of the camera LCD thanks to an inclined motor arm is another noteworthy feature. To operate the gimbal and camera and change settings like the shutter, aperture, and exposure compensation, there are a total of 12 physical buttons (where applicable).

Multiple configurations of the joystick, smart wheel, and smart trigger controls are available for various shooting techniques. An OLED display confirms the majority of the settings and modifications as well as the gimbal status and offers logical information feedback.

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Freelance journalist Corey has been writing about digital photography since 2006, first as a deputy editor and then as the editor of a variety of photographic journals. Featuring expert product reviews and in-depth features

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