The Stayblecam is very different looking than other stabilizers but don’t let it’s looks throw you off it is very easy to use. When I first took the Stayblcam out of the box and set it up I had it balanced and ready to use in less than a minute. Needless to say there is a fair amount to like about the Stayblcam but its not all good either.
Good: Its easy to balance and it works. When it comes to stabilizers there are two things that matter most, does it work and is it easy to setup and balance. The Stayblcam succeeds at both.
Good: The Stayblcam is self-contained. You don’t have a bunch of counterweights or extensions or heads to attach everything you need is already part of the device. This makes it very easy to travel with, you don’t have to worry about bringing extra parts or heavy weights along and you don’t have to worry about losing parts or leaving attachments behind.
Good: Its very portable and can easily and comfortably fit it in your back pocket so if you are walking around you can carry it with you or if you have a backpack it fits perfectly in the side pooch.
Good: Its inexpensive, relative to other stabilizers this is an effective stabilizer that can be had for less and $100. As of the this writing the price was $74.95. As of this writing you can use code SAVE10NOW to save $10 on the Stayblcam. If you want professional looking footage from your cellphone or GoPro at a low price then Stayblcam gives that to you.
Good: It comes with a tripod mount on the bottom of the device so you mount it to a tripod or mount accessories to it if need be.
There are only one bad thing I can really say about the Stayblcam.
Bad: There are no markings on the Stayblcam so even if you are using the exact same device you can’t quickly repeat previous balances or even have a close starting point. You have to do a rebalance every time.
Summary: The Stayblcam is a really interesting, small, convenient handheld stabilizer. The design really shows great out of the box thinking. While I was shooting this review I had no less than a half dozen people come up to me and ask “What is that.” The Stayblcam I found balances quickly and works well enough that I prefer the footage using Stayblcam versus not using it. Like with all stabilizers it takes practice to get really great footage and the same is true with the Stayblcam.
There are far more good things than bad things to say about the Stayblcam and if you use your cellphone or GoPro to film video you will find this stabilizer to be a great addition to your kit.