The Canon 750d is one of the most popular entry-level DSLR camera bodies on the market right now by far. It is very budget-friendly, easy to use, and offers some excellent image quality right out of the box. As you would expect, this has let the 750d grow an absolutely massive core customer base with both videographers and photographers as well as also having a large following amongst vloggers and social media influencers too.
Due to having so many people using the camera body, we see a ton of people reaching out every month asking about a bunch of questions about a number of different Canon 750d camera accessories to try and get the best image quality they can. It seems that more and more people are using the 750d for capturing video-based content and we are seeing more and more videographers and vloggers asking about the best gimbal for Canon 750d cameras each month.
Adding some solid image stabilization to your camera accessories can be a quick and easy way to ensure that you are getting the best image quality possible when recording with your 750d. Due to this, we have decided to go over the Zhiyun Weebill S and why we feel that it should be the primary gimbal consideration for any 750d owner looking to add a handheld gimbal stabilizer to their collection. Our hope is that we will be able to help as many of our readers as possible who own the 750d and are looking to pick up a gimbal as there are a ton of gimbals on the market right now with many being a waste of money.
If you have been working in the videography or vlogging space for any amount of time there is a solid chance that you have heard of the Zhiyun brand. They have been leading the gimbal space for over a decade and their Weebill S has cemented their position as the dominant gimbal brand on the market right now. In our opinion, the Moza Aircross 2 does come close but the Weebill S just beats it while blowing the DJI Ronin S out the water.
Zhiyun has been innovating away over the last year or so to ensure that the Weebill S offers the very best technology available. Although it has only been available for a few months, its excellent performance and low price tag have managed to earn the gimbal an excellent reputation as well as a massive core customer base. The gimbal just keeps on going from strength to strength with each passing month and it is seeing almost exponential growth of its customer base with each passing month.
Performance Of The Gimbal
Although the Canon 750d is a DSLR camera body, it is only 1.22 pounds making it around the same weight as most of the heavier mirrorless camera bodies on the market right now. This means that you will easily be able to mount your 750d to the vast majority of modern 3 axis gimbals. Thankfully, the Weebill S offers a massive 6.61-pound maximum load capacity meaning that you are able to easily able to add a ton of heavy camera accessories to your 750d and still get some excellent levels of image stabilization.
This ensures that you can use pretty much any camera lens, external microphone, video light or other accessories as you wish. Off the top of our head, we can’t think of any of the popular 750d rigs that even come close to needing the full 6.61-pound load capacity that the Weebill S offers. In addition to this, the motors on the Weebill S make light work of even heavy or long camera lenses too. Some compeating gimbal brands have released their latest gimbals that can really have issues with any setup using a longer lens but thankfully, the Weebill S makes easy work of it.
Zhiyun has been putting a ton of work in with developing their battery cell technology as it was one of the only areas where the older Zhiyun gimbals were being consistently beaten by the compeating products. Not only have they made a ton of improvements with reducing the size and weight of their new next-generation cells but they have also managed to get its maximum battery life up to fourteen hours. At the time of writing, this is around four hours longer than the average gimbal battery life right now offering some solid power per charge.
In our opinion, the vast majority of vloggers and videographers will be fine with a gimbal that can provide you with fourteen hours of juice between you being able to plug it in and recharge it. That said though, there are some niches where you may have to be away from civilization for potentially days at a time. With the Canon 750d being a popular camera body for some travel vloggers and travel social media influencers, adding a decent USB power bank to your camera accessories can make a solid investment too.
The more modern USB power banks can have a much higher output level and have the load required to recharge your camera, gimbal, and other devices with ease. This means that you are able to recharge your gear if you are working in a niche where you will be out and about for days at a time without having to worry about running out of power.
Once the Weebill S is empty, you can usually recharge it in just over three hours but keep in mind that if you are using a USB power bank, the output level of the bank may need a little longer to fully recharge the gimbal. With a fourteen-hour maximum battery life and just over a three hour recycle time the Weebill S offers a recharging ratio of one-hour charging to just under five hours of usable power. At the time of writing, this is tied as the best recharging ratio for any gimbal with the Moza Aircross 2 helping to get your gear recharged as soon as possible and ensure that you are able to get back out recording your footage as quickly as possible.
As we touched on back at the start of the article, the Aircross 2 from Moza is an excellent handheld gimbal stabilizer but in our opinion, the Zhiyun Weebill S has to take the lead due to its lower price tag and better detection and correction system. Although the previous generation of Zhiyun gimbals offered some of the best detection and correction technology that we have seen to date, Zhiyun being Zhiyun decided to innovate away and make their own system even better to further dominate the gimbal space.
All three sections of the system have been updated to help minimize the chance of a compeating brand being able to muscle in and take any market share away from Zhiyun and the fact that they have been able to do this without increasing their price tag is just a cheery on top. Although the sensors that are in the gimbal are very similar to the last generation of gimbals they have a higher accuracy level allowing them to detect even the smallest movement in the gimbal head and correct it as required.
In our opinion, Zhiyun has been leading the market for a few years now when it comes to their balancing algorithm as DJI has let their gimbal range become stale leaving Zhiyun to push out ahead and dominate. On the flip side of this though, Moza has been putting an absolute ton of work in and has probably managed to overtake DJI in second place in the gimbal space and are quickly managing to catch up on Zhiyun. At the time of writing though, we still think the Zhiyun algorithm is a fair bit further ahead of what Moza currently has.
The final part of the system is the actual motors that are used on the gimbal to correct the detected motion and make the actual counter-movement. In our opinion, this is where Zhiyun easily leaves every other brand for dust as nothing even comes close to the current gimbal motors on the Weebill S. Not only are they about a quarter lighter and smaller but they are also able to provide around three times the torque of compeating motors on older gimbals. This is why the gimbal has such a large load capacity for its small size and why it is able to easily stabilize even long and heavy lenses on your Canon 750d if needed.
It is very easy to see why Zhiyun is simply dominating the gimbal space right now and without DJI challenging them and Moza still being slightly behind and pretty much every other brand not even coming close, its not surprising that the Weebill S has already established itself as the dominant gimbal in its weight class. With the gimbal being so popular, a large number of vloggers and videographers have chosen to post their own independent reviews of the gimbal.
Even just taking a few minutes to skim over a few of those reviews can definatley help to show how good the Weebill S is. They cover a number of popular videography and vlogging niches and offer some valuable third-party insights into just how good the gimbal is and how well it performs in the majority of situations you may find yourself in.
User Interface And Control System
Although they have innovated under the hood, the aesthetic look of the control interface on the Weebill S essentially looks just like any other handheld gimbal with a joystick interface. That said though, they have improved the technology on their omnidirectional joysticks and increases the sensitivity on its contact points to offer some of the best manual mode control of a gimbal that we have seen to date. That said though, the Moza Aircross 2 does have a very similar system that we would tie with the Zhiyun system but the Weebill S beats the Aircross 2 in too many other areas for this to make up for it.
If you are working in a niche where you know that you will be doing a bunch of manual mode work with your Canon 750d while mounted to your gimbal, the Weebill S really can help to ensure you get smooth, natural-looking video footage that does not have that robotic feel to it that some of the other gimbals can have. In our opinion, both the Weebill S and the Aircross 2 are pretty much up there with the manual Steadicam style stabilizers now when it comes to natural-looking panning and tilting of your camera. This pretty much takes the last remaining advantage of the Steadicam and helps to push the motorized gimbal out ahead due to them offering so many other benefits that the Steadicam simply can’t offer.
Although your Canon 750d is very light, the balancing process on the Weebill S is very simple and straight forward even if you are using a heavier camera rig. Zhiyun have perfected their system over the years and their extremely powerful gimbal motors are very forgiving if you don’t manage to balance your camera rig perfectly. If you are brand new to using a gimbal then you have nothing to worry about, once you have balanced the Weebill S a few times we are sure you will be able to get through it in less than a minute and be ready to go at a moments notice. Thankfully the days of those long, drawn-out, and difficult balancing systems are long gone and a thing of the past.
Build Quality And Design
Although the Crane range from Zhiyun is probably the biggest selling range of gimbals ever, Zhiyun have decided to also develop their new Weebill range alongside it to target slightly different market shares. In our opinion, outside of being a professional level videographer and going with the Crane 3, the vast majority of other people will always be better off going with the Weebill S.
Not only is the Weebill S smaller and lighter but it also offers native underslung mode due to its detachable handle as well as a few other design improvements too. Although the lighter weight of the Weebill range offers the advantage of being easier to use as a travel gimbal if you travel via air, people often underestimate how much of a benefit a light gimbal is if you will be holding it for long periods of time. It is surprising how many long sessions videographers and even some vlogging niches will take part in and the lighter weight of the Weebill S helps keep the aches and pains in your back, shoulder, and arm at bay.
Zhiyun has also started to introduce the latest plastic polymer into their gimbals too with the Weebill S being one of the first to heavily rely on them. This is the main reason that the gimbal is as light as it is while also staying as robust as possible. Although the technology has been around for a few years now, it previously had a very high price point but further breakthroughs on how to produce the polymer have resulted in drastic price reductions in the plastic that is good news for customers.
Another feature that we love that has been added into the Weebill range of gimbals is the axis locks that allow you to quickly and easily lock the moving parts of the gimbal in place. Although this offers the benefit of being able to lock your gimbal axis in place when walking between locations with your Canon 750d mounted to it to prevent it from randomly spinning, this is not is main advantage. One of the leading causes of damage to gimbals is the axis rotating when packed away for transit and then accidentally getting broken. Thankfully, these axis locks allow you to prevent this from happening as once the axis are locked in place, they are unable to randomly rotate until they are unlocked.
That brings our article sharing our thoughts on the best gimbal for Canon 750d cameras to a close. In our opinion, the Zhiyun Weebill S definatley beats the Moza Aircross 2 making it the primary recommendation and in reality, at the time of writing at least, there really are no other compeating gimbals that we would even say challenge those two. The Weebill S will make a great addition to your 750d camera accessories and help you get great image quality by offering you some of the best image stabilization going without breaking the bank.
As we mentioned earlier in the article, a number of third party videographers have published their own dedicated reviews of the Weebill S that you are able to read if you wish. They can definatley help you see how much further ahead the Weebill S is then the compeating gimbals and why it is such a popular choice amongst both videographers and vloggers. As we mentioned back at the start of the article, the word is out that the Weebill S offers a bargain and it is seeing almost exponential growth for its customer base without any signs of this slowing down anytime soon.