5 Of The Best GoPro Karma Grip Alternatives!

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The GoPro action camera is still the most popular action camera around and even though there are a bunch of cheap rips offs and some high-end competition from the DJI Osmo Action we doubt that GoPro will be knocked off the top spot anytime soon. As with all popular devices, we see a bunch of people reaching out for advice on a regular basis and although we feel that the GoPro Karma Grip is probably the best gimbal for the GoPro on the market, its $300 price tag can put it out of budget for many of our readers.

Due to this, we are going to be going over what we feel are the five best GoPro Karma Grip accessories currently available on the market. The majority of them are around the $100 price point or less and all have great reputations within the GoPro owning community. We have ranked these alternatives in descending order with our number one recommended GoPro Karma Grip alternative being at the top of the article and our fifth recommendation being at the bottom. Now, without any further delay, let’s get into our list of recommended Karma Grip alternatives.

Zhiyun Smooth 4

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In our opinion, the Zhiyun Smooth 4 is without a doubt the best budget alternative to the Karma Grip available at the time of writing. It is a very popular gimbal stabilizer within the community and although it is primarily designed for use with smartphones, you can pick up the GoPro mounting plate for the gimbal and go about capturing your super smooth video footage with your GoPro mounted to the Zhiyun Smooth 4.

The Smooth 4 offers some of the best performance going right now, and excellent level of build quality and its low price tag makes it a bargain and a great addition to your collection of GoPro camera accessories. Additionally, the gimbal has an excellent reputation that is actually steadily growing as more and more people add the Smooth 4 to their Gopro accessories and word of mouth spreads.

The sample video footage in the clips above was recorded using the Zhiyun Smooth 4 and we feel that it does a great job of showcasing the level of image stabilization that the gimbal is able to provide you. Zhiyun has designed the Smooth 4 to be as easy to use as possible so even if you are brand new to using a handheld gimbal stabilizer, you should be able to get to grips with it quickly and get some great smooth video footage from it with your GoPro mounted to it.

In addition to this, the Zhiyun Smooth 4 is also very lightweight and small when you consider the level of performance that it provides making it ideal for any action sports where weight can be an issue. Additionally, the gimbal can support a maximum load capacity of 0.46 pounds covering all GoPro action cameras on the market right now and it also has a battery life of twelve hours. This is why we feel the Zhiyun Smooth 4 is the best GoPro Karma Grip alternative on the market right now.

DJI Osmo Mobile 2

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The next alternative to the GoPro Karma Grip that we would recommend to our readers is the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. Just like the Zhiyun Smooth 4 covered above, the Osmo Mobile 2 is a gimbal that has been primarily designed for use with smartphones. Due to this, you do need to purchase the GoPro Mounting Plate for the Osmo that allows you to actually mount your GoPro to the gimbal.

The Osmo Mobile 2 is also a similar price point to the Zhiyun Smooth 4 and offers a very similar build quality and level of performance for you during use. The Osmo Mobile 2 offers you a longer maximum battery life than the Zhiyun gimbal coming in at fifteen hours. It is also able to provide you with a 0.5-pound maximum load capacity that ensures that it is able to support the weight of any of the GoPro action cameras on the market right now too. Since its release, the Osmo Mobile 2 has grown itself a massive customer base as well as rightfully earned an excellent reputation for itself.

The video above shows off exactly what the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 handheld gimbal is able to provide for your GoPro. The footage is smooth and the image stabilization is absolutely flawless due to the 3 axis gimbal design. This ensures that the gimbal is able to quickly and easily adjust to any movements to keep your action camera stable and level during your activities.

Now, as you would expect from a DJI product, both the design and build quality of the gimbal are great and it ensures that the gimbal can provide your GoPro with a full range of movement when mounted to the gimbal. The build quality is great and ensures the gimbal is both lightweight and robust during use.

Feiyutech G6

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Now, the next gimbal that we are featuring on our list of GoPro Karma Grip alternatives is the Feiyutech G6 the first gimbal on our list that is actually specifically designed to be used with action cameras. In addition to this, is it also the most expensive alternative gimbal for your GoPros that we are featuring too. That said, we are not convinced that it is worth the additional money.

The Feiyutech G6 is an excellent bit of kit that offers you some great performance and provides all of the image stabilization that you could ever want for your GoPro. It also natively mounts your action camera to the mounting plate so there is no need for you to pick up any additional accessories. The G6 is also able to provide you with up to twelve hours of battery life while also being able to provide you with a maximum load capacity of 0.48 pounds of load capacity.

The video above offers some great test footage that shows of the potential of the gimbal with a GoPro mounted on it. As you can see, the footage is very smooth and the gimbal is definatley able to help improve the overall image quality that you are able to capture with your action camera. After seeing the video footage in the video above, it should be no surprise that the Feiyutech G6 has such a solid reputation within the community that just keeps growing.

Hohem iSteady Pro

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Next up is our budget GoPro Karma Grip alternative, the Hohem iSteady Pro that just keeps on growing in popularity as the months come and go. Although it doesn’t have the same performance level as the three gimbal stabilizers above, if you just want a cheap little gimbal that will mount your GoPro the Hohem iSteady Pro could definatley be the option for you.

The Hohem iSteady Pro offers a 0.26-pound maximum load capacity that is just enough to mount the GoPro Hero 7 Black and still provide you with excellent image stabilization. The gimbal also provides up to twelve hours of battery life per charge ensuring that you are able to capture all the video footage that you could ever want.

The video above shows you the type of image stabilization that the Hohem iSteady Pro is able to provide for you. Considering that it has a really low price tag, it offers some great image stabilization for your GoPro and its not surprising that it is as popular as it is with a customer base that just keeps steadily increasing.

The Roxant Pro Stabilizer

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The final stabilizer that we will be featuring on our list of GoPro karma grip alternatives is not an electronic motorized gimbal but a manual stabilizer similar to a Glidecam. Although the image stabilization that the Roxant Pro Stabilizer provides is not as good as any of the electronic 3 axis handheld gimbals above, it does offer a very cheap source of image stabilization for your GoPro.

Since its release, it has proven to be an extremely popular manual stabilizer and it can support a large range of cameras too. There are also a large number of third-party, independent reviews online from the community going over their experiences with the Roxant Pro Stabilizer.