In our opinion, the Nikon d750 is an excellent bit of kit that has an absolutely massive user base of both photographers and videographers that just keeps on growing. With the d750 being priced towards the lower end of the intermediate DSLR price bracket while offering performance and functionality to often rival that of higher price point cameras it’s not surprising that so many people use it. With the d750 being so popular, we often see a number of people reaching out for advice on various topics and today we are going to be going over what we feel is the best gimbal for Nikon d750 camera owners.
Time and time again we see videographers who use the Nikon d750 reaching out and asking about what gimbals they should be considering as the next addition to their collection of camera accessories so we decided to focus on this topic for today’s post. We hope that we are able to help any of our readers who are in this same situation and help you settle on a handheld gimbal stabilizers that can provide you with the image stabilization that you need to get optimal image quality out of your Nikon d750.
Now, as the d750 camera body alone comes in at around 1.85 pounds of payload weight, it is a pretty heavy camera body so the older gimbal stabilizers should be avoided due to issues with their maximum load capacity being questionable for most d750 rigs. That said though, the Zhiyun Weebill S has only been available for a few months and has all of the latest technology. It comes in at a pretty low price point for what you are actually getting for your money and can easily support the majority of Nikon d750 setups with ease.
The Weebill S has also managed to rightfully build up a great reputation amongst videographers and videographer in the few months since it was released that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Zhiyun has done a great job of meeting their goal of making a small, light, compact gimbal stabilizer that is ideal for travel yet offers professional-level image stabilization too. We are confident that the Weebill S will make a solid addition to your collection of camera accessories and its great build quality ensure that it will last you for years to come.
Performance Of The Gimbal
As we mentioned above, the Nikon d750 has a pretty heavy camera body that comes in at 1.85 pounds of payload weight without your lens or any other camera accessories mounted to it. Thankfully, the Weebill S has a massive maximum load capacity for its size and can support camera rigs of up to and including 6.61 pounds of payload weight with relative ease. This means that it can easily provide the vast majority of the popular Nikon d750 setups around right now and help improve the image quality that you can capture with its excellent image stabilization.
Now, in the unlikely situation that your Nikon d750 setup comes in at the upper load capacity limits of the Weebill S then the DJI Ronin S may be the better gimbal due to it being able to support camera rigs all the way up to its 7.94 maximum load capacity. In all honesty though, we would imagine that the majority of our readers would easily have their needs met with the Zhiyun Weebill S or the Moza Aircross 2.
Additionally, all three of these gimbals have excellent performance with longer, heavier camera lenses meaning that you can use pretty much any camera lens you want with your Nikon d750 without running into problems. Even in this day and age, some of the compeating gimbal brands on the market right now release stabilizers that really struggle once you mount a long or heavy lens to your camera. It knocks their center of gravity off and has a bad effect on the image stabilization that it provides, we would always recommend that our readers stick with either Zhiyun, DJI, or Moza to avoid these issues as they are the three main brands.
When it comes to battery life, the Weebill S pushes out ahead of the other two gimbals though and it also scores points in a number of areas too and that’s why it is our primary gimbal recommendation for the Nikon d750. Speaking of battery life, easy full charge of the gimbals battery can provide you with around fourteen hours of battery life. This tends to hold true with the heavier camera rigs too helping Zhiyun score even more points over many of the compeating handheld gimbals that have a battery that drains quicker when you use a heavier camera set up with it.
Zhiyun has managed to develop one of the best quick charge systems on the market right now and included it in their Weebill S as standard too. This allows you to plug your gimbal into a power outlet and charge it fully in around three hours resulting in between four and five hours of usable battery life for each hour the gimbal is on charge. On top of this, due to technological advancements over the last few years, there are also a number of USB power banks available that have the output level required to top your gimbal up while away from a power outlet.
As many videography and vlogging niches may have you out and about for days at a time on your adventures, adding a high output USB power bank to your camera accessories can be a great way to ensure you can always capture the content you need with your Nikon d750. Not only are they small and lightweight allowing you to easily add them to your bag but they are also pretty cheap these days too.
Another one of the reasons that the Zhiyun Weebill S is doing so well amongst the videography and vlogging is that it definatley has the best detection and correction system for movement to help keep your Nikon d750 as smooth as possible. This, in turn, helps ensure that you capture the best image quality for your clients or viewers and make your job much easier. Having such an excellent detection and correction system also makes the Weebill S very versatile too meaning that you can pretty much use it in any situation you find yourself in.
Zhiyun really has managed to come up with some excellent next generation gimbal sensors that are able to pick up any movement in the gimbal head extremely quickly even with heavier cameras like the Nikon d750 mounted to them. The next-generation high torque gimbal motors on the Weebill S offer three times the power of the previous generation of Zhiyun gimbal motors too meaning that they can easily apply the correct counter-movement to keep your d750 as stable as possible during use without issue.
Although the DJI and Moza balancing algorithms are solid, the Zhiyun algorithm does manage to sneak out ever so slightly ahead offering lightning-fast data processing to correct the detected movement when using the gimbal. The Zhiyun algorithm has also been optimized to send counter-movements to the gimbals motors that have a 0.001 margin to offer the best possible image stabilization while also minimizing the amount of power required.
At the time of writing, we feel that the Zhiyun Weebill S is the best gimbal ever made and although the Moza Aircross 2 did come close, no compeating brand has managed to knock Zhiyun off the top spot for a number of years now. If the latest releases from compeating brands like Feiyutech and Evo are anything to go by, we are confident that the Zhiyun are going to hold the top spot for the foreseeable future.
Judging by the large number of excellent reviews that have been posted for the Weebill S by independent vloggers and videographers, it would seem like the majority of the people who have tired the Weebill S agree with us. We feel that it should definitely be your primary consideration when looking to purchase a new gimbal for your Nikon d750 and feel it will be able to meet your needs with its excellent performance and functionality.
User Interface And Control System
Zhiyun has always tried to ensure that everything about their gimbal range is as simple and easy to use as possible and their newer Weebill range gimbals are no different. Zhiyun has made a few tweaks to their system to make them as easy to use as possible but they are still largely based around the traditional control system of a couple of buttons, a joystick, and an LCD panel that all worth together flawlessly.
The joystick on the Zhiyun Weebill S is also one of the new omnidirectional sticks rather than the older four way sticks too. If you are planning to do a large amount of manual work with your Nikon D750 when mounted to your gimbal then this is an excellent little feature to have on the gimbal as the omnidirectional joysticks offer superior manual control. The manual mode on the Weebill S also allows you to quickly and easily get that smooth, natural-looking panning with the gimbal where some compeating stabilizers still have that slightly robotic feel for their pans.
The Zhiyun balancing system has also came on a long way over the five years and although the DJI balancing process was probably in the lead with how quickly you could balance your gimbal, Zhiyun has definatley managed to catch up in our opinion. Although it makes take you a few times to get used to the balancing system, you should easily be able to get your Nikon D750 balanced in under a minute after a little practice, even with a large or long lens mounted to your camera body.
In our opinion, Zhiyun has managed to make a control interface that meets the needs of both advanced gimbal users as well as entry-level gimbal users all in one system. The interface for the Weebill S is extremely easy to learn and we are confident that any of our readers purchasing their very first gimbal will easily be able to get to grips with it. On the flip side of this, the exact same interface also offers a ton of advanced gimbal features as well as the ability to quickly and easily customize the performance of the gimbal to meet your needs.
The quick-release plate system on the Weebill S is also flawless allowing you to quickly and easily mount or unmount your Nikon d750 from the gimbal as required. This allows you to switch your d750 from the gimbal to tripod within seconds or if you use multiple camera bodies to switch between the camera you have mounted to the Weebill S within seconds.
All in all, we feel that Zhiyun has absolutely nailed the user interface on the gimbal and really can’t fault it. It does everything that you would expect from a modern gimbal interface and more. As we mentioned, it is ideal for users of all levels of experiences too meaning that no matter your level, the Weebill S should be able to meet your needs with ease.
Thankfully, Zhiyun has put a ton of work into their smartphone app over the last few months and it is finally in a good place and all of the connectivity issues that it previously had have been fixed. The functionality of the app and its ease of use as well as the fact that it free makes it a solid little gimbal accessory that is well worth downloading in our opinion.
If you are planning on using the Zhiyun tracking system on the Weebill S then the smartphone app is highly recommended as it makes the tracking system so much easier to use. Once set up, it allows you to simply touch your smartphone screen to select a subject or object for the gimbal to track while you are free to move independently as required.
Although the usefulness of the wireless remote control features on the gimbal will depend on what you are actually doing with your Nikon D750 and the niche that you are working in, it is a solid little feature that works flawlessly. When using the wireless smartphone function on the app you can control the head of the gimbal as required just as well as if you were using the physical control joystick.
Another excellent feature of the Zhiyun smartphone app and probably our favorite feature is that you can tweak the settings of the gimbal within seconds right from the app. If you are the type of videographer or vlogger who likes to tweak their gimbal settings then this can save you an absolute ton of time by using the app over the physical interface. Although the default shipping configuration on the gimbal is excellent and will likley offer some great image stabilization for your Nikon d750 right out the box, some people do like to tinker and the app lets you do it in seconds whereas the interface takes minutes.
Build Quality And Design
Although Zhiyun were already dominating the gimbal space with their traditional Crane range of gimbals they have decided to shake everything up and innovate the space again with their Weebill range of gimbals. The new design is very compact making the Weebill S the ideal travel gimbal while also allowing you to quickly and easily change the gimbal from a regular handheld gimbal mode into underslung gimbal mode within seconds too.
The actual build quality of the Weebill S has also been taken up a notch and outside of the Moza Aircross 2 stands in a league of its own against the competition in our opinion. With Zhiyun wanting their Weebill range to be as small and light as possible while also offering the performance of a full-sized general-purpose gimbal they really have pulled out all of the stops.
The Weebill S is very lightweight too making it very easy to add to your luggage for air travel while keeping the total weight of your gear as low as possible too. On top of this, the lightweight of the gimbal also massively plays into your hands when on those longer videography jobs where you have to hold your gimbal and Nikon d750 for long periods of time without taking breaks.
Zhiyun has also tweaked the handle grip on the gimbal a little too increasing its comfort level over the older versions as well as making it much easier to get a firm grip of. This ensures that your hand won’t cramp up when holding the gimbal with a heavier d750 setup while also making sure you get a solid grip no matter the conditions.
That brings our article going over what we feel is the best gimbal for Nikon d750 camera users to an end and we really do feel that the Zhiyun Weebill S is going to make the best addition to your camera accessories. It offers absolutley outstanding performance with very few gimbals being able to match it while also being small, light, cheap, and very easy to use too.
All of this has helped the Weebill S quickly grow a large core customer base of videographers and vloggers in a matter of months since it was released too. Many of these independent users have also decided to publish their own third-party review of the gimbal sharing their thoughts and experiences on it too. These reviews are well worth skimming over as the offer some solid insight into the performance of the gimbal as well as the levels of image stabilization it offers and how it can help improve the image quality you can capture.