The Nicama dual handheld gimbal offers a five-axis design that utilizes patented slip-ring technology that allows the gimbal to rotate a full three hundred and sixty degrees on roll, tilt, yaw axis settings. Versatile, powerful, and one of the leading gimbals in the industry, this model by Nicama is a great buy for both beginners and pros.
Overview and Features
If you don’t know, gimbals are camera stabilizer rigs. These devices have only been around for about five years, but in their short time on the market, they’ve quickly become a staple of amateur and pro photographers and filmmakers. In the past, steady cams were all the rage, but their heavier, bulky design made them difficult to use for longer periods of time. This Nicama gimbal takes a major leap ahead in gimbal technology, offering a streamlined, lightweight design that makes it very user friendly and designed for any type of filmmaking or photography project such as time-lapse photography, or even if you’re researching newborn photography tips and need a versatile way to take still life shots indoors and out.
Filmmaking and photography both come with their own challenges, so why not choose a gimbal that’s designed to make your job and your life easier.
This is a mid-priced gimbal that features a five-axis design. Typically, models in this price range feature the standard three-axis design, such as the Beholder DS1 Handheld Stabilizer.
Finally, a gimbal that’s designed with ease of use in mind. On average, you can expect a five to ten-minute setup time, making this model perfect for use out in the field. It’s also very beginner friendly.
The included instruction’s manual details how to use and adjust the gimbal via step by step instructions.
While the five-axis design can offer improved adjustability some still prefer the classic three-axis design, mainly because some feel that a five-axis is overkill. Essentially, the three-axis is easier and faster to set up.
If you’d like to learn more about leading three-axis gimbals, click here to check out our DSLR gimbal buyer’s guide.
Action shooters who normally use long lenses in order to get close-ups of distant subjects often rely on gimbals for fast action shots. While a tripod is perfect for stationary subjects, the Nicama gimbal is all about the action. Additionally, a conventional pan-tilt or ball tripod head doesn’t allow for moving subjects or smooth tracking, especially if the subject in question is a fast-moving deer or a bird in flight.
This gimbal produces incredibly smooth photos and video footage, allowing you to push your creative limits.
The gimbal is made out of high-quality aluminum and weighs in at a little over five and a half pounds.
Thanks to the five-axis design, the camera allows you to take panoramic videos for wide angle, immersive shots that are perfect for wildlife photography, landscapes, and time-lapse photography.
On the bottom of the handgrip, you’ll find a quarter inch screw that offers expansion options. You can mount the gimbal to a crane, jib, slider, tripod, or any other type of device that has a universal connection.
The dual handle mode complete with spring arms for improved handheld shooting will buffer lens shaking allowing for better image quality. This type of detachable design makes the gimbal more user-friendly and convenient to use.
Typically, you can assemble and detach the gimbal in order to shoot at low angle. You can also change the gimbal into a single handheld model.
The gimbal comes with a couple of 3500 MAH batteries with a 16.8 volt charge limit. It also has a charge life of four hours.
For longer shoots, you can purchase an extra battery pack.
The NC ST offers dual sensors, faster response, improved accuracy and stability and can support any shooting angle. The gimbal will work for any model of DSLR and mirrorless camera.
The five-axis design allows for more shooting versatility but can be tricky for beginners to adjust.
The gimbal has a max payload of five and a half pounds. The gimbal itself weighs in at a little over five and a half pounds.
In this package, you’ll find a battery pack, charger, gimbal, carry case, and a quick release plate.
To balance the gimbal, first place the gimbal down on a flat surface, loosening the red screw. Next, move the motor arm backward and forward. Once the lens is able to retain a ninety-degree vertical state you can then tighten the red screw. To test the balance, raise one side of the handle. If rotation occurs during this time, you’ll need to continue to adjust the balance.
- Easy to use
- Five-axis design
- Fast balance