Motorised gimbal stabilisers make a considerable difference to the quality of handheld footage.
Now, Feiyu who already has a proven track record with the Ak4000 has announced the lightweight and powerful AK4500.
This new gimbal stabiliser is one of the lightest available for DSLR. Machined from ultra-light space grade alum alloy and carbon fibre the build and materials give the AK4500 a stylish look.
Weighing in at just 1.6kg the AK4500 is light even when compared with the DJI Ronin-S at 1.87kg and Zhiyun Crane 3 at 1.87kg.
Despite the weight, this gimbal has a robust set of motors that enable a max payload of 4.6kg. This payload outperforms the Ronin-S at 3.6kg and Crane 3 at 4.5kg.
The AK4500 builds on the feature set of the AK4000 with faster response time and smoother control.
However useful these gimbal stabilisers are there’s always the issue of flexibility, transportation and size. The AK4500 enables a series of angles and possibilities and features torque motor lock button design that can be used to lock 3-axis during levelling.
The design also sees a detachable handle which enables the gimbal to pack down small into your kit bag for easy transportation.
Another feature that instantly stands out is the double layer quick loading board design that meets the specifications of Manfrottos fast-load and ARCA.
As with the AK2000 and AK4000, the AK4500 is equipped with an LCD touch panel; through this, you can adjust focus, zoom adjust sensitivity, white balance and other settings.
This is all made possible by the auxiliary expansion interface that features 3 multifunctional USB ports, follow focus kit, audio ports and remote control.
A new phone attachment makes it easier to connect your smartphone, which is a handy feature.
For more information of the Feiyu AK4500 check out www.feiyu-tech.com