The gimbal provides clean recordings and is easy to transport.
Rollei Smartphone Gimbal Steady Butler
last modified: 06.01.2020, 15:00
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The Rollei Steady Butler Smartphone Gimbal provides clean, stable recordings. However, if you move it very roughly, it gets problems to follow and sometimes even freezes. These movements will be very rare the real use. All in all, the gimbal does what it's supposed to do: good recordings!
The Rollei Steady Butler Smartphone Gimbal has a slide button on the front to adjust the zoom on the smartphone.
To use it, you must first download the Smart Gimbal App. Then you clamp your smartphone in the holder provided and balance it with the help of the clamping wheel as good as possible manually. If you now switch on the gimbal, your Smartphone completely balanced. On the front, you can use the joystick not only to control the orientation of the phone during operation but also to zoom in and out.
The gimbal does a good job and allows you to take really wiggle-free shots. Also if you move and even walk a little, there are few wobblers in the picture. Using the app, you can tell the gimbal which of the three axes the Smartphone to follow your movements. The smartphone can be completely frozen and does not follow any predetermined movements. It is also possible to follow only horizontal or vertical movements. In our test, we found that the gimbal has problems with fast movements from time to time. However, these movements are rarely needed in practice.
The gimbal is able to take pictures in almost all orientations. You can hold the gimbal upright to pick it up from the top, as well as downwards to film directly above the ground.
The Smart Gimbal App is available in the App Store as well as in the Google Play store. No registration is required. Only a Bluetooth connection is required. The app is intuitive and easy to use. It contains many useful functions and modes. You can recalibrate the gimbal or make settings. There is also a wide range of shooting modes such as standard mode, self-timer, panorama, time-lapse, etc. or motion time-lapse.
We have evaluated about 100 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 65 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are approx. 25 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.7 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Stable image
- Lightweight, comfortable to wear
The following points were noted negatively:
- Problems with stabilization
|Scope of delivery||Gimbal, tripod, USB charging cable, bag|
|Packaging||High quality cardboard with bag on the inside|
|Quality of instructions||Good|
|Manual language||GER, GB, FR, ES, IT|
|Charging time||3 h|
|Battery life||Max. 10 hours|
|Battery monitoring||LED on the side and via App|
|Smartphone charging during operation||No|
|App in Apple App Store||Yes|
|App in Google Play Store||Yes|
|Range of functions|
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