Hohem iSteady M6 Gimbal review

Add Hollywood-style moves to your smartphone footage with this plug-and-play gimbal

Hohem iSteady M6 gimbal
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Thanks to the AI vision sensor the iSteady M6 is a useful tool for Vloggers or social media influencers who need a virtual camera operator to follow their every move. You can also switch smoothly from a front view to a selfie with three taps of the gimbal’s trigger (so you can put yourself in the picture with ease). An excellent entry-level budget gimbal for smartphone videographers.


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    Auto tracks faces and objects effectively

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    Easy to balance

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    App adds additional functionality

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    Physical buttons control range of functions

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    Performs smooth pans and tilts

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    Protective carry case


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    Some app modes less effective than others

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Gimbals come in a wide range of categories, from heavy lifters such as the DJI RS 3 Pro which can carry a 4.5 Kg payload to the smaller and cheaper Hohem iSteady MT2 which has a payload of 1.2 kg.  Both of these 3-axis gimbals take a while to set up as you need to make sure that the payload’s lens and camera are balanced in the tilt, roll, and pan axes. 

The cheaper and lighter Hohem M6 is a smartphone-only gimbal that’s designed to get you up and running much more quickly, as you only need to balance the roll axis. This makes it an excellent entry-level gimbal for smartphone users who want to improve the production values of their video camera work. The M6 has a smartphone-compatible payload of 400g, which was adequate for my chunky iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.