Over the last few weeks we have noticed a steady uptick in the number of people that we have seen reaching out and asking for advice on a gimbal for Canon 750d cameras to help improve the image quality that they are able to capture. Due to this sudden increase in requests for advice, we have decided to publish this dedicated article going over what we feel are the three best gimbals for the 750d and in which situations you should choose each gimbal.
Now, thankfully, the Canon 750d comes in at only 1.22 pounds of payload weight without any accessories mounted to it so we have a large number of gimbals that are able to easily support the camera. Even some of the heavier 750d setups out there can easily be supported by all three of our recommended handheld gimbal stabilizers and help to ensure that you get the best image quality possible.
Our regular readers will be aware of the format of our article where we have a quick and easy to read comparison table directly below this section followed by an in-depth overview of all three gimbals for the rest of the article. We find that this structure helps us offer advice to both our readers who are short on time as well as those who want to read as much as possible about their new potential gimbal purchase.
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The DJI Ronin S
Our regular readers could probably guess that the DJI Ronin S would be our primary gimbal recommendation for the Canon 750d as we feel it is the undisputed king of DSLR camera gimbals at the moment. Over the last year or so, DJIs competators have all attempted to take the top spot from the Ronin S and the only one that has managed to come close is the Zhiyun Crane 3 but to date, nothing has knocked it off the top spot.
Additionally, since its release, the DJI Ronin S has only gone from strength to strength while having earned itself a well deserved reputation within the community that just keeps on growing and growing with no signs of slowing down. With DJI being one of the two main premium level gimbal brands at the time of writing with the other brand being Zhiyun, we really don’t think that the Ronin S is going anywhere for the foreseeable future.
If you are a professional level videographer doing any type of paid client work then the DJI Ronin S will make an excellent addition to your collection of Canon 750d camera accessories and help to improve the image quality of your footage for your clients. Its image stabilization is second to none and can easily support the weight of some of the heaviest Canon 750d setups due to its excellent high torque gimbal motors.
Performance And Functionality
Although unlikely with the 750d due to its low camera payload, if you have multiple cameras in your collection and will be using the higher limits of its load capacity it has no loss of image stabilization. Although a handful of other handheld gimbals now also offer this, the Ronin S was the first to advertise the optimal load capacity of the gimbal as its maximum.
When it comes to maximum battery life, the Ronin S is able to provide you with up to twelve hours of battery per full charge of its battery but this will depend on what you are using the gimbal for. With a heavier camera setup that requires more power from the battery to stabilize, this may drop down to around the eight-hour mark but with a camera as light as the Canon 750d, this is unlikely.
Additionally, the Ronin S also comes with the quick charge technology from DJI that allows you to recharge the gimbal back to full in around two hours via a wall-based power outlet. On top of this, although we have not tried this ourselves, a number of people have taken to carrying a high capacity USB power bank with them that has the output to charge their camera and gimbal while out and about. This essentially allows you to extend your battery life as long as required between chances to top your kit up via a power outlet.
As you can see from the video clips, the image stabilization that the gimbal provides is outstanding for a handheld gimbal stabilizer. This can help to ensure that you are always able to capture the best possible image quality for your clients and a happy client can potentially lead to additional work in the future.
DJI has also added a bunch of popular gimbal modes to the Ronin S that you are able to use to your advantage when recording too. The manual mode and point of view modes on the gimbal are excellent and allow you to capture some excellent looking image stabilization with that natural feel that it that was previously only available if you used a Steadicam style manual camera stabilizer.
User Interface And Control System
The system is very easy to use and even if this will be your very first gimbal and you have no prior experience of using a stabilizer, we are confident that you will be able to quickly and easily learn the system. It is very easy to use, even right out the box allowing you to pick the basics up within minutes and learn the rest as you go.
On the flip side of this though, if you are a more advanced videographer and have used gimbals previously, the Ronin S control system also allows you to customize the performance of the gimbal too. This ensures that you can quickly and easily tweak the performance of the gimbal to meet the needs of your particular session.
Now, we know that a small number of gimbals have now been released onto the market that use a touchscreen interface system and although it seems good on paper, these systems have been rushed and can actually be a nightmare to use. We are confident that DJI will be working on their own touchscreen system for future gimbals but with DJI being DJI, we doubt that they will put it on a live gimbal for retail until their system is perfect.
The DJI Smartphone App
As you would imagine, the app offers some wireless remote control functionality for the gimbal as well as a really quick and easy way to tweak gimbal settings within seconds. Although you are able to do this via the physical control system, doing it that was can take minutes and over a session lasting a few hours, this time can really add up.
Build Quality And Design
The actual build quality of the gimbal is solid too resulting in a very tough and robust bit of kit that can take plenty of bumps and knocks without breaking. If you are going to be traveling around with the gimbal a bunch then knowing that it can take any knocks while in transit really does offer some much-needed peace of mind for a camera accessory with this price tag.
The actual design of the Ronin S is pretty standard when it comes to handheld gimbals these days as outside of the Zhiyun Crane 3 and Zhiyun Weebill Lab there really has not been much innovation in recent years. This is due to the standard handheld gimbal design being so effective and getting the job done so well.
In our opinion, the DJI Ronin S is by far the best gimbal for Canon 750d cameras on the market right now and we have no doubt that it will make a great addition to your collection of camera accessories. The image stabilization that the gimbal provides is second to none and it can easily improve your image quality with minimal effort needed on your part.
Additionally, there are plenty of independent reviews of the Ronin S online from third-party videographers that offer an external insight into the performance of the gimbal. If you have a few minutes spare then we would highly recommend that you check them out as they offer a great insight into how good the Ronin S actually is.
The Zhiyun Crane Plus
Next up on our list of recommended gimbals for the Canon 750d is the Zhiyun Crane Plus that serves as our budget gimbal option for the camera. After the successor to the Crane Plus, the Zhiyun Weebill Lab was recently released onto the market, the Crane Plus received a price reduction to help keep it competitive. The gimbal offers the exact same excellent performance that it has always provided while also being around $100 cheaper than it originally was depending on the retailer you purchase it from.
Additionally, due to the Crane Plus being the dominant gimbal in the mirrorless camera and lightweight DSLR camera space, it has managed to build up an excellent reputation within the community for itself amongst the community. If you are on a tight budgt then we would highly recommend that you consider adding the Crane Plus to your collection of Canon 750d camera accessories as it is still a great bit of kit even though it is from the previous generation of gimbals.
That said, even though the Weebill Lab is now on the market, the Crane Plus uses the same balancing algorithm and very similar gimbal motors as the Weebill Lab allowing it to offer similar levels of performance with a lower price tag. Additionally, at the time of writing, the Crane Plus has one of the best maximum battery life durations of all gimbals on the market coming in at eighteen hours!
Performance And Functionality
As we mentioned above, the Crane Plus has one of the best maximum battery lifes of all gimbals currently on the market by far. It can offer you a massive eighteen hours per full charge ensuring that you have the juice available to capture all the footage you could ever need in a single day. This is due to the Crane Plus being designed a few years back prior to the trend of videographers carrying a USB power bank with them when brands wanted the best possible battery life out of their gimbals.
The Crane Plus also comes with Zhiyuns quick charge system and can be charged back to full via a power outlet in around three hours. Although on paper, this is longer than the charging time of the Ronin S, you have to keep in mind that this additional hour of charging is providing you with an additional six hours of battery life on the gimbal itself.
In our opinion, Zhiyun also has the best intelligent object tracking system for their gimbal range of all brands at the time of writing and the Crane Plus fully supports the gimbal mode. Essentially, this allows you to set a key subject for your gimbal to focus on so you are able to move freely with the technology keeping your gimbal head aimed at your subject. The whole process is very smooth and the technology performs very well and is leaps and bounds ahead of what the competition offer at the time of writing.
Additionally, the Zhiyun balancing algorithm is definatley on par with the DJI algorithm and detects even the slightest movement in the gimbal very quickly before having the gimbal motors rapidly correct it. Although the gimbal motors on the Crane Plus are a generation behind both the DJI Ronin S and the Zhiyun Weebill Lab, they still hold up well, especially for the price tag of the gimbal.
User Interface And Control System
The system on the Crane Plus allows you to do everything that you will require when using the gimbal as well as the various gimbal modes but it can lack on the advanced customization front when compared to the Ronin S above. Thankfully though, the Zhiyun smartphone app that we will cover below has now been totally overhauled and can help with any advanced customization you require.
The Zhiyun Smartphone App
The connectivity issues that the app had previously had issues with have all been fixed and the actual navigation menu that used to be a little confusing has also been streamlined making it much easier to follow. The app offers you a simple and quick way to tweak the gimbals settings for some advanced configurations that are a total pain to do via the physical control system so if you are an advanced videographer looking to push the limits of the gimbal, the app is pretty much essential.
Build Quality And Design
The design of the Crane Plus is very similar to the majority of other handheld gimbals on the market right now and its build quality is robust but a little heavy. That said, there are definatley some heavier gimbals on the market right now and with a camera as light as the Canon 750d, we are confident that you will be able to hold the Crane Plus with your camera right mounted for those longer sessions without issue.
Although we feel that the DJI Ronin S is the best gimbal for the Canon 750d, we understand that some of our readers may be on a tighter budget and with the premium price tag of the Ronin S, the Zhiyun Crane Plus serves as an excellent budget gimbal for the 750d. It offers some solid image stabilization that can help to improve your video image quality and we have no doubt it can make a great addition to your camera accessories. On top of this, there are plenty of reviews of the Crane Plus from third-party videographers online that you can read too.
The Moza Air 2
The final gimbal stabilizer that we will be featuring for the Canon 750d is the Moza Air 2 and it is our heavy lifting recommendation. Although we doubt that many 750d owners will be using a camera setup that needs it higher maximum load capacity, we wanted to try and cover all bases with our article. Additionally, in our opinion, the Zhiyun Crane 3 is actually the best heavy lifting gimbal on the market but it is more than double the price of the Air 2 at the time of writing and we simply don’t feel that it is worth the money for a Canon 750d user.
Now, the Moza Air 2 has a small core customer base with a decent reputation within the community that is still slowly growing even though the Moza Air 3 has been released. Unfortunately, rather than going with the strengths of the Air 2 and capitalizing on its position in the super heavy lifting class, Moza decided to essentially make the Air 3 a poor ripoff of the DJI Ronin S when in reality, you would always take the Ronin S over the Air 3.
The Air 2, however, has the higher maximum load capacity and still has its place in the market in our opinion but it is just a very niche gimbal with a small target audience. If you know for a fact that you will be loading your Canon 750d up with some of the heaviest camera accessories on the market and needing the higher load capacity then the Air 2 could be the gimbal for you. Out of all three of our recommended gimbals for the Canon 750d, we have no doubt that this will be the least chosen option due to it being such a niche gimbal so we will be just breezing over this section.
Performance And Functionality
The Air 2 also has a solid maximum battery life of up to sixteen hours per charge even when using the higher levels of its load capacity too. The Air 2 is a little slower to charge than the other two options and can take up to four hours to charge back to full from empty. Although the actual image stabilization that the Moza Air 2 can provide your Canon 750d is not as good as what the Zhiyun Crane Plus or DJI Ronin S can provide, it is probably the second-best option in the super high load capacity weight class just behind the Zhiyun Crane 3.
User Interface And Control System
The LCD panel on the gimbal is clear and very easy to read too. If you know that you will be using the Air 2 in low light conditions then the LCD panel is a great asset as it ensures that you are able to see the information that it is displaying no matter the conditions. The actual navigation menu on the Air 2 is decent but we feel that it is a little confusing if you have used any other brand of gimbals as Moza use a unique design but once you are used to it, you should be able to quickly and easily work your way around it.
As we mentioned, the Moza Air 2 has its place when looking for a gimbal for Canon 750d cameras but it will be a very rare option due to the camera being so lightweight and being able to use much better gimbals like the DJI Ronin S. Additionally, if you are on a tight budget and want to get a great gimbal that comes with a low price tag the Zhiyun Crane Plus is an excellent option that we would recommend over the Moza Air 2 aswell.