The Benro 3XS Lite camera phone gimbal stabilizer looks perfect for vloggers

Benro 3XS Lite
(Image credit: Benro)

The Benro 3XS Lite has a series of locking hinges that allow the main arm to fold across the top of the handle and the phone clamp to lie along the side. It weighs just 430g.

The Benro is one of many stabilising gimbals now available for vloggers, bloggers and filmmakers. The best gimbals offer smoother, more professional camera movements than you can get by simply filming with your camera phone hand held. It's also an interesting alternative to a dedicated pocket filming device like the DJI Osmo Pocket.

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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