ShiftCam ProGrip review

The ShiftCam Progrip takes smartphone camera grips to a new level, adding security, ergonomics and even battery power

ShiftCam ProGrip
(Image: © Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The ShiftCam ProGrip doesn’t just make your phone easier to grip when shooting for filming – though it does that brilliantly. It also offers a Bluetooth shutter release, tripod mount, accessory socket and cold shoe. Oh, and as well as charging from a USB power bank, it can also charge your phone at the same time – wirelessly. What a great gadget!


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    Very secure grip

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    Well placed Bluetooth shutter release

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    Quick rotating holder

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    Wireless phone charging


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    Not exactly compact

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    Not cheap

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    Won’t fit in its case with a phone attached

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The ShiftCam ProGrip addresses a bit of an issue with camera phones. The latest and best camera phones are pretty good at stills photography and extremely good at video – especially run and gun style immersive content. The issue is that camera phones are slippery little devils designed to slip in and out of your pocket, not give you a firm grip in your fist.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at