I was very interested in the Roxant Pro Camera Stabilizer because it has great rating on Amazon. I hoped the product would help me produce smoother videos while walking or running. Does it live up to my expectation? Keep reading for my review of the stabilizer.
Features & Performance
The Roxant Pro stabilizer includes 3 parts which are a handle, a main frame and weights. It is quite easy to assemble the stabilizer with just a couple of screws. The entire unit is made of metal, so it is heavier than I thought.
There is a soft pad on top of the Roxant Pro to mount your camera without scratching it. Again you can easily attach your camera by turning the included knurled knob.
However, the problem here is that it requires a lot of patience to find the right balance. I spent more than 1 hour balancing my cameras but it is so difficult to find the sweet spot. I tried with both of my cameras, including the Sony DSC-RX100M III and Sony A7II (both weigh less than 2 lbs), but they still move unsteadily from side to side. And the result is my videos are not stabilized around the camera roll axis, as you can see in the video below.
The video is smoother than before but obviously it is still unacceptable. I contacted Roxant to help me stabilize the Roxant Pro and they suggested me to go to a nearby hardware store to buy some more washers to add extra weights on top. I see some people successful with this fix but I really think Roxant should include them in the box, and I really don’t want to waste time playing with the product.
Many customers love the product and I believe it can produce a satisfactory result if you can spend hours for trial and error. I’m just not patient enough.