Manfrotto MVG300XM gimbal review

With the Manfrotto MVG300XM, you can get your camera to glide, tilt and pan and even make moves via remote control

Manfrotto MVG300XM
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

If you’ve been struggling to find a gimbal that will effortlessly carry a DSLR (or mirrorless camera) and large lens then the 300XM could be the answer. It enables you to perform smooth pans, tilts and tracking moves with your usual DSLR kit but you could find that your arm begins to ache quite quickly. The ability to control the gimbal remotely via Gyro mode could be useful for certain scenarios (and it’s very cool to demonstrate!). A powerful heavy lifter!


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    Supports up to 3.4kg

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    Touch screen changes modes

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    Comes with Gimbal 300XM app

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    Remote control via detachable handle

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    Carry case


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    Slow to charge (2.6hrs)

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    Rebalancing with some zooms

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It's heavy! This will be your first impression of the Manfrotto Modular 300XM Gimbal before you even open the box that it ships in. This is the largest, heaviest and most expensive gimbal I’ve reviewed for DCW. Previous test subjects such as the Crane M2S and the Vimble 3, look and feel like toys compared to this heavy lifter! 

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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.