A Look at the DEFY G2x Super Lightweight Gimbal

During the ongoing NAB 2015 DEFY demonstrated its new super small super lightweight gimbal called G2x. The video above was shot before the show by Defy with cinematographer Mark Cowart who talks about his experience with the little unit.

We have looked into a lot of gimbals in the past few years and it seems that size, weight and more importantly price is coming down all the time.  The G2x is another step in this direction – the gimbal is intended for smaller cameras (or at least small combos) but can still take a full frame DSLR with a light prime or small zoom and can of course carry mirrorless cameras such as a A7S or a GH4 with small lenses easily.

During PhotoPlus last year a demo of a prototype of the G2X was demonstrated by the guys from Defy


Features list of the G2x:

  • Holds camera and lens combinations up to 3.5lbs (1.5 kg).
  • Extremely compact and lightweight at only 4.5lbs (2 kg).
  • Pre-selected auto tuned mode selections.
  • Dual IMU sensors for auto sensing camera orientation.
  • Simple and elegant design allows to hide wires and easy adjustments.
  • Built in 32bit controller board.
  • Bluetooth Module.
  • Throttle controller connection.
  • Wireless Radio connection.
  • Built in stand via inverted orientation for balancing.

We have yet to see an independent review of the G2x which could be interesting to see especially as a comparison to other, maybe somewhat larger models.

Another official video demo of the G2x going snowboarding on the slopes of Snowbasin Resort in Utah


Pricing of the G2x is even lower than it was mentioned on the original Photoplus video above and stands at just below $2000 (on the Defy’s website).