The Canon m6 is quickly growing its core customer base and constantly going from strength to strength with each passing month due to the excellent image quality that the camera is able to provide you without having to break the bank. Due to this though, we have noticed a steadily increasing amount of people reaching out and asking questions with each passing month about various camera accessories for the m6 that can help improve the performance of the camera.
Over the last month or so, we have seen a sudden spike in the number of people reaching out and specifically asking for advice on the best gimbal for Canon m6 cameras. Due to this, we have decided to focus on the m6 and the suitable gimbals on the market for the camera for today’s article. We are hoping that our article will be able to help as many of our readers as possible as we know a fair few of our readers use the Canon m6 as their go-to camera of choice and may find this helpful.
Due to the Canon m6 being a mirrorless camera, there are an absolute ton of solid options when it comes to handheld gimbal stabilizers. That said though, in our opinion. we feel that the Zhiyun Weebill S or Moza Aircross 2 are going to be your best options. Both of the gimbals are only around six months old so come with all of the latest technology but we feel that the Weebill S stretches out ahead due to having slightly better performance and a lower price tag to the Aircross 2.
Although the Weebill S has only been on the market for around six months, it has managed to quickly establish itself as the dominant gimbal on the market and has managed to earn itself a massive user base. The Weebill S is a very popular option amongst both videographers and vloggers and the gimbal has managed to rightfully earn an excellent reputation for itself amongst the community.
The gimbal offers excellent levels of image stabilization to help ensure that your Canon m6 is able to record and get you the best image quality possible during use. We are now going to be taking a more in-depth look at the Weebill S and what it has to offer as well as why we feel that it is definitely the best gimbal to add to your m6 camera accessory and by a long shot too.
Performance Of The Gimbal
As we mentioned, the Canon m6 is a very lightweight mirrorless camera that comes in with a standard payload weight of just under 0.86 pounds of payload weight. This means that the Weebill S can easily support your needs due to it offering you a massive 6.61 pounds total load capacity leaving 5.75 pounds free for you to mount pretty much any setup of other camera accessories that you could ever need.
At the time of writing, the vast majority of camera accessories used with the Canon m6 comes in at less than 5.75 pounds so you can use even the heavier camera lenses, video lights, external microphones, and pretty much anything else you need on your camera with ease. On top of this though, the Weebill S has some solid gimbal motors that also ensure that the gimbal can still offer you its great levels of image stabilization even if you are using a longer or heavier camera lens.
This alone manages to score the Weebill S a ton of points over some of the compeating gimbals on the market right now as outside of the Zhiyun Weebill S, Moza Aircross 2, and DJI Ronin S can still struggle to stabilize your load if you use a longer or heavier lens with your Canon m6. If you know that you are going to be using one of these longer lenses with your m6 then either of these gimbals should definitely be your main option.
Although the Zhiyun battery cell technology was already leading the industry, they have decided to innovate it to ensure they have an even better advantage over the competition. This new, next-generation battery cell in the Weebill S offers you up to fourteen hours while only taking around three hours to recharge back to full once empty too. A fourteen-hour battery life on your gimbal should easily be enough for the majority of our readers but if you do need more juice you can also add a modern, high-output USB power bank to charge our devices if needed while out and about.
Zhiyun has not only been innovating away when it comes to their battery cell technology but also when it comes to their detection and correction system too. Although the DJI system did previously challenge and sometimes beat the Zhiyun, DJI has now decided to focus on their drone range rather than their gimbals. This has essentially left Zhiyun to steam off ahead and dominate the niche with ease and right now, they have no real competition when it comes to the detection and correction of movement.
So just like the vast majority of the 3 axis gimbal stabilizers on the market right now, the Weebill S starts its detection and correction system off with its absolutely outstanding gimbal sensors. Although Zhiyun has not changed the sensors in the Weebill S much over the ones in their older gimbal, this is simply due to the fact that there is no much innovation left to do with the technology we have available. They have made some improvements to accuracy and detection speed but other than that, they are very similar to the older generation of Zhiyun gimbal sensors that were already dominating the market anyway.
Next up the data from the sensors is pushed directly into the Zhiyun balancing algorithm that is simply the best algorithm on the market right now by a long shot. Zhiyun has left the DJI system for dust but Moza has put a solid effort in and has now also overtaken the DJI algorithm and now sits in second place behind Zhiyun in our opinion. We would highly recommend that you update the firmware on your Weebill S as soon as you get it as Zhiyun is always releasing small tweaks to their algorithm to help and improve its performance as they make new developments.
The final part of the system is the high torque gimbal motors and this is definitely where Zhiyun leaves the competition for dust. The vast majority of the innovation for the Weebill S is with the battery cell and the gimbal motors. The motors on the Weebill S are not only smaller, lighter, and more power-efficient but they are also able to offer more than three times the torque than most of the compeating gimbals on the market right now. This is the biggest advantage of the Weebill S and why we would always recommend that our readers go with the Weebill S.
This has ensured that the Weebill S has managed to grow itself one of the largest users bases going in a very short period of time. Many of the independent videographers and vloggers who are using the Weebill S have also chosen to publish their own, third-party reviews of the gimbal going over their experiences with the gimbal. In our opinion, those reviews are well worth reading as they offer some solid insight into just how good the gimbal can perform in a large number of situations and niches.
User Interface And Control System
Although Zhiyun has done a ton of innovating on a number of the features on the Weebill S, they have kept the interface and control system as simple and straight forward as possible. Our regular readers will likely know that we are huge fans of the traditional joystick control interface on gimbals and Zhiyun has kept the aesthetic design of the control interface on the Weebill S as easy to use as possible all based around its joystick controller.
That said though, Zhiyun has done an absolute ton of work under the hood of the interface system and although it looks like a more traditional system with the joystick, the tech is actually based around an omnidirectional joystick rather than the older four way technology. This keeps the manual mode movements of the gimbal via the joystick as smooth and natural-looking as possible. This helps to avoid the slightly robotic looking video footage that some people get when using the older gimbals on the market but the manual panning and tilting on the Weebill S looks very natural and not robotic in the slightest.
Zhiyun has had a very simple and easy to use balancing system on their gimbals for years now and the Weebill S is no different. We have absolutely no doubt in our mind that you will easily be able to balance your Canon m6 on the Weebill S without having any issues, even if you are using a havier camera set up with those heavier camera accessories. Once you are used to the process, we are confident that you will be able to get your gimbal balanced and be ready to go within a minute or less with ease.
Build Quality And Design
The Zhiyun Crane range of gimbals has dominated the gimbal space for the last decade and although Zhiyun are still releasing Crane gimbals, they have shifted their use case to the super heavy DSLR setups. Their new Weebill range of gimbals is based around being as small, compact, and light as possible to offer the perfect mirrorless camera gimbal while offering you professional-level image stabilization in a travel gimbal.
Even if you never plan to travel with your Weebill S, the small size and lightweight of the gimbal offer you benefits in other ways such as allowing you to hold the combined weight of the gimbal and your camera rig for longer periods of time. If you have ever used or just seen something like the DJI Ronin S then it is absolutely massive and very heavy. If you are on a longer videography session then this additional weight really ends up taking its toll on your arms, shoulders, and back causing issues but the nice and light Weebill S is much lighter reducing the chance of this happening.
If you are working in a niche where you are likely to be traveling around on a regular basis then the lightweight of the Weebill S is useful as you can add the gimbal to your luggage without going over your baggage allowance. This can help to reduce any additional baggage fines and the smaller size of the gimbal also makes it much easier to pack in your cases without having to move too much stuff around to get everything in the allocated size dimensions too.
One new feature that Zhiyun has added to their Weebill range and other gimbal brands have started to add to their own gimbals is the individual axis locks that we absolutely love. It is such a simple and easy to use system where you can activate a lock on each of the axis of the gimbal to hold it in place and prevent it from accidentally rotating while in your backpack moving to your location and potentially breaking. Once on your location, you simply press each of the locks to release them and your gimbal will perform as normal again.
That brings our thoughts on the best gimbal for Canon m6 cameras to an end and as we hope that we have managed to point out, the Zhiyun Weebill S is definitely the best gimbal for the m6 on the market right now with no real competition in our opinion. Although the Moza Aircross 2 is a solid option, the Weebill S is definitely better with a lower price tag than the Aircross 2 while also offering better levels of image stabilization too.
Although we have already pointed this out, a large number of the videographers and vloggers who are using the Weebill S as their gimbal stabilizer of choice are posting their own, dedicated reviews of the gimbal that you can read. In our opinion, those reviews are well worth reading as they offer some solid insight into the image quality and image stabilization that you can expect from the gimbal from others who have already added it to their collection of camera accessories.