Note – This article will be focusing on the manual style camera stabilizers rather than motorized gimbal stabilizers. We also have an article that goes over what we feel is the best gimbal for Canon G7X cameras that will be helpful if you are looking for a motorized gimbal over a manual stabilizer.
There is no doubt in our mind that the Canon G7X is one of the most popular point and shoot cameras on the market today and at the time of writing, the G7X mark 3 has just been released onto the market so we are seeing an increase in the number of people reaching out with questions for the camera. As we pointed out above, we have already published an article going over motorized gimbals but we have noticed people reaching out about the best stabilizer for Canon G7X cameras too.
Due to this, we have decided to focus on manual camera stabilizers for today’s article to try and help any of our readers who have this same question. Now, manual camera stabilizers do have the advantage of being much cheaper, smaller, and lighter than their motorized gimbal counterparts but on the flip side of this, the image stabilization that the are able to provide for you is usually lower than their motorized counterparts.
On top of this, there are multiple styles of manual camera stabilizers too. The most commonly used one is the Steadicam style design that can perform very well with your Canon G7X but in our opinion, there are better options for the G7X. As the majority of people we see reaching out are vloggers or social media influencers often in the travel niche, the smallest and lightest option is usually the better product.
This is why we feel that the Roxant Pro is the best manual stabilizer for Canon G7X cameras currently on the market. It is small, light, compact, easy to use, and offers you some great image stabilization without having to break the bank. Since its release, it has managed to grow itself an excellent reputation amongst the community with many other Canon G7X owners using it as their stabilizer of choice.
Due to this, we are going to be taking a closer look at the Roxant Pro throughout the rest of the article to share our thoughts on the stabilizer and why we feel it is the best manual stabilizer option for your G7X. That said though, if you do want a larger Steadicam style stabilizer than the Neewer Stabilizer is a solid option and if you want a motorized gimbal then the Zhiyun Crane M2 is definatley the way to go.
Performance And Functionality
Now, the Canon G7X mark one and two do not have an external mic input but the mark three does. This means that if you want to improve your audio quality on your G7X mark three, you may want to use a decent external microphone while recording too. The linked microphone is one of the best on the market right now in our opinion and comes in at only 0.16 pounds meaning that the Roxant Pro is easily able to support its weight.
Note – There are a few questions and reviews for the Rode Video Mic Go that say it does not work with the Canon G7X. This is due to those being posted prior to the release of the mark three with its external microphone input. Provided that you have the mark three, the Video Mic Go will work with your G7X without issue.
As the Canon G7X is a point and shoot camera with a permanently fixed lens, you don’t have to worry about the large payload fluctuations that mirrorless and DSLR cameras have when changing their lenses. This means that the total payload weight of your G7X rig always going to be pretty low no matter what you are doing with it and ensures that the Roxant Pro should always be able to support it and provide you with the image stabilization that you want.
As the Roxant Pro is a manual camera stabilizer it does not offer any gimbal modes like the Crane M2 does to help make your life as easy as possible. In our opinion, something like the Crane M2 would be a better option if you have the budget available as modern gimbal stabilizers like the M2 have gimbal modes that can provide you with the natural-looking image stabilization of a manual stabilizer anyway. In addition to that, they also have a number of other modes as well as all of the other benefits a motorized gimbal offers.
If you are on a tighter budget though, the Roxant Pro is definatley a solid option, especially for the sub $100 price bracket and we are pleasantly surprised by the levels of image stabilization that it is able to provide for you. When you look at the quality of the stabilizer, it is easy to see why it has managed to capture such a large amount of the market share and earn itself so many excellent reviews from the community with a growth rate that is still increasing with each coming month.
User Interface And Control System
The few things on the stabilizer that you are able to adjust like the mounting plate are straight forward and very easy to adjust without issue. If you have never used a stabilizer or gimbal before then this can play into your advantage as the Roxant Pro has maximum ease of use ensuring that you are able to learn how to use the system within minutes.
Build Quality And Design
The design of the Roxant Pro is also better than what other similar compact handheld stabilizers use too. The system is easier to balance while also being easier to initially set up too while offering better image quality than some competitors using the same style of stabilizer. It is rare for a brand to be able to innovate so much with such simple tweaks to their design that it offers so many advantages but Roxant has managed to pull it off.
The handle on the Roxant Pro is also extremely comfortable and easy to hold too. This ensures that you are able to hold the stabilizer for as long as possible without issues such as aches or cramps in your hand. its super lightweight also ensures that you won’t get any aches or pains in your arm or shoulder from holding it while recording for long periods too.
All in all, when it comes to the build quality and design of the Roxant Pro, we feel it blows the competition out the water and offers the perfect manual camera stabilizer for your Canon G7X. It is easy to see why the stabilizer is such a dominant force in the niche and managed to quickly take a majority market share so soon after its launch.
Question – Can you mount all three versions of the Canon G7X to the Roxant Pro?
Answer – Yes, all three of the current variants of the G7X are light enough to mount to the Roxant Pro pro without issue. As Canon is pretty strict with their form factors and weights for their camera ranges, we would also expect that any future additions to the G7X lineup will also work with the Roxant Pro too.
Question – Can I mount my smartphone to the Roxant Pro?
Answer – Now, this one will actually depend on your smartphone as you will need a third-party mount to put your smartphone on the Roxant Pro. Some smartphone brands to have compatible mounts available that have been developed by third parties whereas others don’t.
Question – Can I mount my action camera to the Roxant Pro?
Answer – This is going to depend on a few factors but brands like GoPro do have compatible third party mounts available that will allow you to mount your action camera to the Roxant Pro. That said, you may have to use counterweights to increase the payload weight of your action camera as modern GoPros are so light that their native 0.28-pound payload weight is likely too light to allow you to balance it on the Roxant Pro.
That brings us to the end of our stabilizer for Canon G7X cameras and you can probably guess that we would actually recommend that you go with something like the Zhiyun Crane M2 if you want the best possible levels of image stabilization and image quality. That said though, the Roxant Pro really is a solid manual camera stabilizer for your Canon G7X that can definatley help improve the image quality that you are able to capture without having to break the bank.
If you are yet to make your mind up about the Roxant Pro then there are a bunch of independent reviews online from third-party users of the Roxant Pro and we also have our own Roxant Pro review too. The independent reviews, in particular, can offer a great insight into the gimbal as they have been posted by independent people who have chosen to share their opinions on the stabilizer after using it on a regular basis with their own cameras.