Review: Dobot Rigiet – 3 Axis Gimbal For GoPro & Smartphones
In this post, we are going to review a new gimbal worth looking at: the DOBOT Rigiet. This 3-axis handheld gimbal will let you take stable videos that will be a delight to watch.
Most gimbals, including the DOBOT Rigiet, offer a few different features. However, the most important feature by far is the image stabilization.
No matter the mode, the gimbal ensures that the camera will stay stable no matter what kind of movement it experiences.
The Rigiet’s stability is thanks to 3 precision motors that offer precision up to 0.01°. The robotic manipulator ensures that all movement is smooth and stable. This lets you capture professional-quality footage.
In the auto-tracking mode, you can make the camera stay focused on a particular person or object. Even as you move around, it will stay focused on that focal point. Even if there is a lot of movement, the footage will remain stable and smooth while clearly focusing where you want it to.
The gimbal can be used in standard, vertical, and upside-down positions. You can also choose between automatic and manual modes. An easy-to-use joystick function helps you manipulate the camera.
The stabilization isn’t just for videos. You can also use it to take great pictures. The three different panoramic modes are great. You can also take timelapse photos or videos to capture something over time. You’ll get smooth and stable images or footage throughout both movement and passage of time.
The problem with technology and tools is that not every tool works with every kind of technology.
The DOBOT Rigiet manages to work well with a huge range of phones and action cameras.
This includes most smartphones that use either an iOS or Android operating system. It also works with a number of different action cameras. Compatible phones and cameras include:
- Apple iPhone X
- Iphone 8 & 8 Plus
- Apple Iphone 7 & 7 Plus
- Iphone 6 & 6 Plus
- Huawei, OPPO
- Meizu, ZTE
- Samsung Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+
- GoPro Hero 3/4/5
- GoPro Session
- Yi Action Camera
- Yi 4K, and more.
The most important thing to know is the payload. The Rigiet has a maximum payload of 230g. As long as your phone or camera fits within that weight limit, it should work well.
Customer Reviews & Scores
Buyer reviews for this gimbal have been mostly positive.
One 5-star reviewer on Amazon writes that it “works as promised with no errors.” Several reviewers describe the gimbal as being well-built.
Some of the pros buyers discuss are its small size, its lower price than competitors, its stability, and its excellent performance.
YouTube reviewer iDB compared the Rigiet with the popular DJI Osmo gimbal and the more affordable Rigiet held its own and offered some big advantages over the Osmo.
Is it worth your money?
If you’re looking to improve your video footage and capture professional-quality videos, this gimbal is definitely worth considering.
It’s not super cheap but it is also more affordable than many gimbals. It’s a very good mid to upper-range model.
For Gopro + Smartphone users
In my opinion this one is particularly worth to look at if you intend to use multiple devices, as it as one of the best compatibility on the market.
If you’re just looking to improve your home videos, you may be better served by a cheaper model.
For action and adventure filming or for any kind of professional use like vlogging or making YouTube videos, this might be the right gimbal for you.
It can help you take your footage to that next level. This gimbal will also be great for truly professional uses. You might be surprised to watch your videos back and realize that it came from your own phone or camera.
If you want to jump on the popular bandwagon of livestreaming videos on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, the Rigiet is an ideal tool. Once you try livestreaming with a gimbal like the Rigiet, you’ll never look back. There is even a special mode just for livestreaming.
Other strong selling points of this gimbal are that you can take incredible timelapse photos and videos with it.
This can help you record the passage of time in a creative and beautiful way. Speaking of creativity, you can even access a number of unique filters with the Rigiet.
This can help you develop your sense of style as videographer and photographer. Other fun modes that help work your creativity are the three panorama modes and the slow-motion mode.
Best in class battery life
Another advantage that makes the Rigiet stand out over other gimbals is the long-lasting battery. It’s rechargeable and will last for a long time. A major plus is that you can also charge with an external power source while you’re using it.
If you’re in the middle of recording and the battery is getting low, it’s easy enough to add some power without having to stop filming.
For the price, the DOBOT Rigiet is a decent gimbal. It’s well-made, offers a number of great features, and it’s easy to use. Thanks to the superior stabilization, the DOBOT Rigiet can let even the amateur hobbyist make professional-quality videos and photos.