Product Comparison: Flycam 3000 vs Glidecam HD-2000


General Specifications
Brand
FLYCAM
Glidecam
Model
3000
HD-2000
Origin
China
USA
About the Product
Flycam offers TRUE QUALITY with PRECISION DESIGN at a REASONABLE Price! The Flycam 3000 - 58cm professional.The Flycam 3000 - 58cm professional lightweight Steadycam is an invaluable, dynamic production Stabilizer for DSLR Video Cameras up to 3.5kg /8lbs. It is extremely popular among videographers for its portability, easy setup and adjustments. Its quick release plate gives access to quick mounting & dismounting of cameras and Its Camera platform accepts most camera bases and adjustments can be made using both the horizontal and vertical axis. High precision gimbal bearings and low friction Telescoping Center Post allows high and low angle shooting. Dynamic base platform with Counter Weights allows adjusting the dynamic balance and rotational pan inertia. Its meticulous design & stress-free handling options provide your camera an extra protection during extreme shooting and deliver beautifully smooth and professional results. Yoko stabilizer provides more stable & fatigue-free camera shots. Unlike other stabilizers on the market, this one will definitely win your heart by its incredible performance!
The amazingly advanced and totally re-engineered Glidecam HD-Series™ from Glidecam Industries represents the top of the line in hand-held Camera Stabilization. The lightweight and state-of-the-art Glidecam HD-1000, HD-2000 and HD-4000 hand-held Camera Stabilizers will transform your hard to watch, shaky camera footage into hypnotically smooth, professional footage.
Key Specs
Stabilization Axles
3
3
Type
Mechanical
Mechanical
Socket Type
Quick Release plate, Head, Mid & Bottom Plate
1/4, 3/8
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Flycam 3000 Professional Handheld Camera Steadycam
  • Been using this for a few months now. Took a little bit to get it setup just right, but that's how it goes with these type of stabilizers. For the price of this, you cannot beat it.
  • But it works really well as a stabilizer for a stripped down minimal light weight rig without all your additional camera accesories
  • From the very first time you get it balanced the shots are superb. It is pretty mind blowing how professional your shots look even with practically no experience using a stabilizer.
  • Works! Works well actually. Be sure to use the thing that clamps onto a desk to hold the handle while your balancing the flycam, this saves your arm.
  • Was only able to use at one event. I've used other types of Steadycams and the parts for this Flycam came apart easily.
Glidecam HD-2000 Hand-Held Stabilizer
  • It does improve video steadyness.
  • On the fly spins and pans is great for any fast-paced video you are trying to create.
  • Well, not too hard to balance, even with heavier lenses, Canon 17-40F4.0 and 5D-MarkIII, I have 4 weights only and thinking of rebalancing it to 2 weights total (out of I think 12 it came with). Very smooth recording, a little heavy setup, not a Glidecam.
  • It works well, the problem is that the instructions are no helpful, so plan on using third party sources to teach you how to use it.
  • t's quite difficult (almost impossible) to use for shots where you need to hold the camera lower than your shoulders, which most of our shots are.
Size & Weight
Height
19 in.
22 in.
Width
8 in.
7.5 in.
Depth
7 in.
4.125 in.
Weight
42.2 oz.
52.16 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Flycam 3000 Professional Handheld Camera Steadycam
  • This thing has some weight to it and you would not be able to carry it for too long, I'd give you about 15 mins. max.
  • Very good product.Well made.But the weight plus my camera made it difficult for me.I must also note that I do have a disability pertaining to my hips.
  • Love this purchase! Seriously a great bargain. construction is solid. comes with more than enough weights.
  • The aluminium construction makes Flycam HD-3000 a robust gear that can withstand years of use.
  • This is the same size as the Glide Cam HD 2000 so its a little misleading. Most importantly I have had a screw fall off and I cant fix it! Just bought this thing.
Glidecam HD-2000 Hand-Held Stabilizer
  • Built with high quality material, this tool feels nice in the hand.
  • This thing is pure quality. Nearly 100% of it is solid metal, and I appreciate that it is made in the USA unlike nearly everything else I've ever bought from amazon.
  • Overall it is very light, sturdy, and I foresee years of use out of it.
  • The unit feels sturdy and has few plastic pieces which gives me the confidence it will last through wear-and-tear.
  • Works great. Only have to balance it once before a event then it is set to go. Very sturdy and well made
Features
Extras
Material - Aluminum black anodized stabilizer, Length extendable from 15.7" to 22.8", Counter Weight Quantity - 16 pcs, Per disc weight: 3.35oz.
No-tools Telescoping Center Post, Adjustable dynamic balance and inertial-control Base Platform, Foam padded Handle Grip, Precision Bearings at all vital points, Laser etched Labeling
Maximum Payload Weight
8 oz.
6 oz.
Hot-Shoe Mount
No
No
Grip Handle
Yes
Yes
Included With Unit
Yoko Steady Stabilizer Support, Unico Quick Release Plate, Storage Bag
12 Counter Weight Plates, Quick-release Camera Plate, Spudz Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
What customers say about "Features"
Flycam 3000 Professional Handheld Camera Steadycam
  • It has a nice case, and I am glad it comes with all the weights it does
  • The weights on the bottom can slide farther from the stem to reduce how it reacts to rotation. This is a bit overkill "duty" wise for a regular dslr, you will barely use any of the weights.
  • The build quality is better than expected and I'm using it for every video shoot I do now. I recommend replacing the foam grip with a better one. I now use a left hand fitted bicycle handle grip that works perfect.
  • It's good and works well. Balancing was not an issue, but I do wish that it had a slightly heavier weight tolerance.
  • The grip also slides around a little to freely, an easy tape fix but still lame to have to tape up brand new gear. Using a Canon 7D. I'm sad to say that I regret my purchase.
Glidecam HD-2000 Hand-Held Stabilizer
  • It's relatively quick to calibrate.
  • Fantastic stabilizer. The ability to adjust the weights makes fine tuning the balance incredibly easy.
  • Right out of the box the HD-2000 was very easy to assemble without requiring hand tool, just put some parts together rotate them and hand tighten.
  • You have to readjust weight if you add or take parts off your rig, such as changing lenses, adding or removing an eternal mic, etc. This can be time-consuming.
  • It feels awkward and requires some getting used to before you can pull off what it is intended for.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
0.5 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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