Manfrotto MVG460 Gimbal review

The heavy-lifting Manfrotto MVG460 could be the solution if If you need to tilt, pan and crane a large payload

Manfrotto MVG460
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

If you’ve been struggling to find a gimbal that will carry a heavy payload then the Manfrotto MVG460 could be the answer. It enables you to perform smooth pans, tilts and tracking moves with your DSLR (or mirrorless kit), especially when the supplied tripod/handle is attached to the rear versatile arm for extra support. The main niggle we had was that balancing the camera could take a while and a few tweaks via the app were occasionally required to level the horizon before shooting.


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    Supports up to 4.6kg

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    Touch screen to change modes

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    Manfrotto Gimbal app

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    Rear handle for extra support

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    Carry case


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    Horizon not always level

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    Doesn’t cable control Fujifilm cameras

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The MVG460 is part of Manfrotto’s collection of 3-axis gimbals. It’s most similar in build and performance to the MVG220, though it can carry a heavier payload of 4.6 Kg (compared to the MVG220’s payload of 2.2 Kg).  Despite being able to carry double the weight of the MVG220 the MVG460 only costs around £70 more, so if you want have extra lifting power then this is good value for money.

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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.