Defy has officially announced the G2X, a lightweight gimbal designed for mirrorless and small DSLRs that when inverted allows balancing without a stand.
The G2X is Defy’s smallest and lightest gimbal stabilizer. Weighing 4.5lbs with a load capacity of 3.5lbs. It is designed for use with mirrorless and small DSLR cameras.
The Defy G2X has a series of pre-selected auto tuned modes for various camera weights, you cannot control the gimbal through dedicated software.
The Defy can operate in two modes, standard and inverted. It will recognize which mode you require by sensing the orientation, a great feature is that in inverted mode the top handle is designed in a way that will support the device, alleviating the need for a stand when balancing.
Ports for remote and throttle pan/tilt control are present for use with Defy accessories for taking control of the gimbal in both single and dual operator setups.
Battery life is around 120 minutes of continuous use, you get two of them as standard which is nice, plus the whole package ships in a hard case.
The Defy G2x is available for $1995.00 from February through their website.
Here we are again, another 3-axis camera stabilizer. The Ghost is currently working its way through the ranks of Kickstarter; with an already successful campaign exceeding it’s initial pledge.
The Ghost beats the DEFY G2 in its weight capacity. Excitingly offering support for camera setups up to 3.5lbs. For reference, a 5D mark iii and 24-105mm IS L lens is within this range at 3.36 lbs.
If you’ve been following the recent coverage for this device, you can see how much potential it offers. The DEFY G2 stabilizer is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer, utilising the same technology as the Laforet endorsed MōVI stabilizer, and it’s now available for pre-order.
April was filled with excitement for this new breed of stabilizers. MōVI was branded the next ‘game changer’, with release of its M10, with later promise of a smaller M5 model. However both products are a fair way out of most filmmaker’s budget. NAB saw two new cheaper devices: the Bowens Limelite OmniRig, and the Relentless DEFY G2. The former is a similar concept but does not use the same 3-axis gimbal system as found in the MōVI and DEFY G2.