Hohem iSteady MT2 Gimbal review

This groovy gimbal uses AI to follow your every move using organically smooth pans and tilts

Hohem iSteady MT2 gimbal
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Hohem iSteady MT2 is a great gimbal, especially for smartphone and action camera users. It inspires you to perform a range of cinematic camera moves with ease and it will also function as a camera operator that can follow your every move. The app also unleashes extra tricks such as the ability to turn one person into clones via a seamlessly stitched panorama. I think I’ve found my ‘go-to gimbal’ for future creative shoots!


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    Auto tracks faces and objects effectively

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    Solidly built from aluminum

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    App adds additional functionality

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    Physical buttons control wide range of functions

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    Performed smooth pans and tilts

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    Quick release for vertical or horizontal footage

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    Protective carry case


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    AI sensor sold separately

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    Some app modes less effective than others

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These digital days most action cameras and smartphones use software algorithms to stabilize handheld footage. Devices such as the iPhone 14 Pro Max also use a mechanical optical image stabilization system to iron out handheld shakes and wobbles.  So do you need to cough up your hard-earned cash to buy a gimbal like the Hohem iSteady MT2?  If you’re a serious videographer who wants to add some creative camera moves to their repertoire then my answer is a definite ‘yes’.  The iSteady M2 does much more than simply keeping your footage looking smooth and steady as I’ll explain…

A quick release plate and an l-shaped bracket enables you to quickly set your smartphone too capture vertical or horizontal oriented footage.  (Image credit: George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

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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.