Movo Sevenoak SmartCine Complete Smartphone video kit review

The Movo Sevenoak SmartCine is a pocket-sized video rig for iOS and Android with a built-in mic and lighting

Movo Sevenoak SmartCine
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Though its LED light is limited and the lenses are of questionable value, this portable video rig with an excellent microphone is really useful for close-up reporting and pieces to camera


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    + Microphone adds pro audio quality

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    + Fits any phone

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    + LED light ring for close-ups

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    + Affordable


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    Viewfinder slips

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    Lacks a zoom lens

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    LED lighting is limited to close-ups

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    Negates a phone’s own wide-angle camera

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    Hand grip is too small

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Everyone’s vlogging on their phones, but no-one knows how to capture decent audio or light the scene. At least, that’s what Movo thinks, and it’s not alone. Hot on the heels of the Shure MV88+ smartphone microphone kit, the all-in-one Movo Sevenoak SmartCine promises to upgrade audio and a whole lot more with a selection of lenses and lighting on a portable rig that’s compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Is this a mobile filmmaking production studio for camera phones, or merely a jumble of accessories better purchased separately … or not at all? 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.