Benro has launched a new X-series of gimbals, comprising the 3XD Pro, 3XD and 3XM, for DSLR, mirrorless and compact cameras.
Benro has designed its X-series gimbals with portability in mind. All three feature a foldable handle design that allows users to keep all three gimbals in their balanced configuration. This should help save time when setting up quickly.
What’s more, the folding handle enables the X-series gimbals to fold up compactly for easier travel.
Benro has designed each of its X-series gimbals to support different types of cameras, ranging from heavy DSLRs on the 3XD Pro to mirrorless cameras and smaller cinema cameras down to compact cameras on the 3XM.
Benro X Series 3XM
The lightest and most compact of the three gimbals, the Benro 3XM, is designed with the compact or mirrorless user in mind. Supporting up to 3.9 lbs, the 3XM weighs only 1.9lbs – less than half the weight of similar sized gimbals currently on the market. Even with its small size – the 3XM endures for over 12 hours on a single charge of the batteries. The batteries are also interchangeable in the event that you are traveling and may not have convenient access to power.
The handle of the 3XM is also unique. It can be rotated 90 degrees in order to gain a more favorable and comfortable grip in underslung mode, as well as fold to approximately half the height for easy storage.
The 3XM is the ideal lightweight gimbal for mirrorless users.
Benro X Series 3XD
The 3XD, Benro’s gimbal capable of easily carrying DSLRs, brings an increase in carrying capacity of up to 8.3 lbs. This encompasses even some of the most demanding setups, such as the heavy and bulky Canon 1DX Mark ii with a 24-70mm lens, or the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with a cage and zoom lens.
While featuring the 90 degree adjustable handle that the 3XM has, the 3XD also brings a 45 degree offset to the roll motor allowing for the gimbal operator to easily see the camera’s rear LCD screen. This enables clearer composition capabilities and is an advantage over the traditional roll motor location.
The 3XD is perfect for most DSLR filmmakers that want to step up their production value with stable footage.
Benro X Series 3XD Pro
The Benro 3XD Pro is capable of carrying most cameras and brings a new take on the traditional dual-handle gimbal. The 3XD Pro features a dual handle design that allows for nearly unlimited configurations. The configurations can vary from the standard T-shaped dual-handle carrying mode and can be placed into handlebar configuration, or even held underslung. There is also an included tripod for balancing that can be rotated 90 degrees to become a comfortable handle for underslung mode. This newly designed tripod removes the need to carry around a balancing stand that all other dual handle gimbals require. Now you can set your dual handled gimbal down anywhere.
Also, while being tested and designed – in-arm cabling was added for both monitors and audio. A 3.5mm output near the gimbal head allows for audio to be transmitted from an optional microphone that can be mounted on the cross bar. You can plug the microphone into the 3.5mm input on the handle. The monitor cabling works in a similar way – with mini HDMI ports located on both the cross bar and on the gimbal head. Mics and monitors can be mounted on one of the many ¼-20 or 3/8-16 mounting points.
The gimbal can also connect and control shooting settings on select cameras. With all of these features, the professional filmmaker can truly feel comfortable using the 3XD Pro on their next shoot.
There’s also a companion app for each of the Benro X-series gimbals that allows users to control the unit with the usual start/stop functions, as well as creative modes such as time-lapse, panorama and more.
Benro X-series Gimbals Price & Release Date
Then Benro 3XM price tag is $399, while the 3XD price tag is $499. The Benro 3XD Pro will be priced $699.
The Benro X-series gimbals are available now. For more information on the Benro X Series gimbals, visit Benro’s website.