Zhiyun Smooth X gimbal review

The Zhiyun Smooth X gimbal means you don't have to choose between high quality video or lightweight travel – get both!

Zhiyun Smooth X gimbal review
(Image: © Vic Bussey)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Zhiyun Smooth X is a great piece of kit in a compact and lightweight package. While it might feature a plastic build, the brilliantly affordable price tag helps make this smartphone gimbal a very tempting proposition for anyone looking to upgrade their smartphone videography or vlogging. Plus, the ability to swivel the gimbal head into portrait orientation helps make this gimbal an indispensable piece of kit for any vlogger.


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    Great stabilization

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    Small and compact

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    Plastic build

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    ZY Cami app isn't compatible with every phone

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.