There’s a ton of new gimbal stabilizers that have come around in 2015, and Varavon themselves have got a brand new gimbal dedicated for small cameras. The new Varavon Birdycam Lite is one that stands out as it is just one of few to start incorporating newly supported Encoder hardware, is designed slightly bigger than the pistol grip gimbals, yet still smaller and lighter than even the DJI Ronin-M.
It’s a gimbal I think many of been looking for as they want the smallest possible system to work with mirrorless cameras and Speedbooster Lens Adapters. A system still able to work with the Aputure DEC wireless follow focus adapter and easy access to HDMI and Audio ports for adding an External Monitor (recorder) and Wireless Audio systems. All of this would be impossible to do on a system like the CAME-SINGLE or PilotFly H1+, and the Birdycam Lite allows you to do this with ease while still being 33% lighter and smaller than the DJI Ronin-M – filling a void in the market.
Another excellent design feature is that the Varavon Birdycam Lite can be used without it’s top handles and can even work in Inverted mode. The gimbal can attach to standard Arca Swiss Quick Release Systems, so you could mount it on top of a Video Monopod, or hang it at the end of a Jib/Crane. And the wireless remote allows you to control Pan and Tilt if you wanted to use it in that manner.
Even as the DJI Ronin-M exists in the marketplace, and it’s certainly a worthy gimbal to get, many people are still trying to find smaller gimbal stabilizer systems for light duty work, travel, or when they want to be more discreet. The new Varavon Birdycam Lite fills the gap perfectly between a system that could be too big or too small for mirrorless cameras with lens adapters – offering the user more lens choices and freedom to attach external monitor/recorders and audio devices.