The new gimbal concept makes the Sturdycam unique. You’ll get:
1) Excellent Left-Right steadiness
The Sturdycam low friction gimbal greatly improve left-right steadiness. It will be much easier to keep pan axe even if using just one hand.
2) Variable friction on pan axe
Adding metal-nylon-rubber washers on/under the Sturdycam pan bearing will make running shots much sturdier!
3) Vertical Antishock
Unlike all the others hand-held stabilizer, the SturdyCam can absorb vertical shocks parallel to z axe (axe going up to the sky). Heaving movements (evident in walking shots, extremely evident in jumping and running shots) are greatly absorbed by a high density foam “pillow” placed just under the universal joint. You’ll get smooth jump and running shots:
4)Wind Foam Absorber
Horizontal shaft and Variable friction kit are great tools against wind, but if it’s not enough you also can use the Wind Foam Absorber. Just sorround the Sturdycam u-joint with it and you’ll be much less sensible to wind!
5) Manfrotto Quick Release compatible
You can easily mount a Manfrotto, Giotto etc camera quick release. This will require more weight at the bottom since center of gravity will be raised.