The best smartphone gimbals for iPhones and Android phones in 2024

The best smartphone gimbals far surpass the image stabilization features of your camera alone. While the former can help mitigate the worst of your shaky movements, a gimbal takes control of the phone's movement itself, enabling smooth panning, sweeping motions, and even the ability to track moving subjects within the frame. In other words, with a smartphone mounted on a gimbal, you can capture professional-looking footage without complex, heavy equipment.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at

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