I have a confession. I'm obsessed with my new gimbal. Since switching over to the Zhiyun Crane, my travel videos are buttery smooth, and it's easy to use compared to other solutions out there.
Note: This post is NOT sponsored by Zhiyun, and I did not receive my gimbal for free. I'm just a fan of their product (Dear Zhiyun, I will gladly take a free one!).
The reason why I started documenting my travels is that I have a terrible memory. Sometimes I'll look back at pictures and videos and forget places I visited. Recording my memories helps me appreciate my travels more.
All of my videos are shot with the Sony RX100, which is why I chose the Crane-M. This particular model also supports smartphones and lightweight mirrorless/DSLR cameras.
I will admit that the Zhiyun Cranes are pricey, but they do offer more affordable versions made for smartphones.
Check out my comprehensive review of the Zhiyun Crane:
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