New CAME 6000 Ready to Run (RTR) 2-Axis Active Gimbal Stabilizer

Here's a look at another Ready to Run (RTR) stabilizer product from CAME-TV. The new CAME 6000 is a 2-Axis (no pan stabilization) Brushless Motor Active Stabilized Gimbal. Pretty straightforward with control board, wiring, and battery tucked away neatly in it's design.

The new CAME 6000 Gimbal does not offer a pan / tilt joystick, or remote operator controls. It's pretty stripped down and only offers stabilization on 2-axis. Some people may not find the lack of pan stabilization as a setback.

From many of the other inexpensive stabilized gimbal videos i've seen (even some i've shot) the pan stabilization often shows up as a little side to side 'twitch'. I personally wanted to disable the top Pan motor on the CAME 5000 gimbal I tested a few weeks back (seen here). All I really care about is keeping the camera's horizon level.

I've reached out to the company to see if it's possible to test out this unit. We'll see how that plays out. Compared to $1980 for the CAME 5000 3-Axis Gimbal, this new CAME 6000 2-AXIS Stabilizer is listed for just under $900 dollars (more photos found here).

2 Axis Stabilizer Gimbal Brushess MotorBattery Gimbal Stabilizer ControllerCAME Gimbal Stabilizer
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35 thoughts on “New CAME 6000 Ready to Run (RTR) 2-Axis Active Gimbal Stabilizer

  1. Diego

    @Emm. Thanks a lot!!!
    so if I buy that battery I should just charge it with the same charger the came 6000 brings and plug in the same way? right?
    Sorry for the silly questions but I didn't get the gimbal yet (should be here in a couple of weeks I guess) , and I wanted to be prepared….

  2. Emm

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    @Diego - If your talking about the 2 Axis gimbal, YES those batteries will work. They have a T style deans connector. If you want to use a larger battery you can actually remove the backside of the battery compartment to fit a larger battery.

  3. Emm

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    @Dave - I haven't tried but it looks like it would. The 3 Axis ones have gone in price and the 3rd axis really helps when you walk.

  4. Hello.

    I think the 3rd axis, panning, would be great addition to what the equipment is capable of.

    But the 6000 version anyway has been first of any stabilizers that I've used that does what it promises right out of the box. Left and right movement is noticeable when using 6000 version but i still think results are really good.

    As soon as i'll have the money i'm sure i'm going to order 3-axis version. Not because 6000 is bad but because i'm
    sure 3-axis would be really good.


  5. Emm

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    @robert - It is very possible to do a walk through with a 2 Axis gimbal, but you will get the best results with a 3 axis gimbal. As you walk, you may see slight pan movement side to side.

    If you are using a 2 Axis gimbal and want the smoothest looking footage, you may have to try post image stabilization on times when you are walking and have unstable panning.

  6. robert

    Hi, I see you have a 6000, i was looking at one , a friend purchased a 7000 and is having all sort of problems, so thats why i was thinking a 6000 as it is a complete setup. Do you think the 2 axis is fine and stable, I will be wanting to use it with my 5D and a 11/16 lens shooting real-estate videos in side houses, as like a type of walk through. Thanks in advance , Rob.

  7. Hello.. I found the reason for the twitching: complete user error. When i unpacked the gimbal and attached the bars i put the bars 90 degrees backwards so my camera was straight but gimbal thought that i tried to shoot straight up.

    Works just fine now.


  8. Posted this accidentally to 5000 version article before So I'll try again here..

    Got mine from the mail and can’t seem to get anywhere
    with the device. After balancing and turning it on it just twitches like crazy and makes a loud noise. On the internet
    there seems to be none videos for 2-axis balancing (but i’d guess 3-axis tutorials should work fine). Also there’s completely none any sort of an info or users guide with the shipment from came-tv. Shipping was fast, i give ‘em that. Any ideas with twitching and horrid noise?

  9. Emm

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    @Peter - It looks like it takes a while getting back to center, but that could be a result from him not properly balancing the system. The system ends up fighting the weight just trying to get back level. For any system, even high end systems, you should always get your cameras center balance setup without active stabilization turned on.

  10. Peter

    Have anyone noticed that after he shakes the gimbal a bit, it ends up tilted? Then after certain amount of time, it compensates and comes back to center..
    It's all about software in these electronic stabilizers and there are not many good boards out there which can handle the stabilization good... this is obviously not one of them - and I don't even need to see the output from camera...
    not mentioning to create a promo for product in 480p nowadays...

  11. yes please do a demo video once you get your hands on one of these, emm

    if I hear the came-tv guy say "already pre-assembled" one more time I'm going to poke my ears out :)

  12. Nelson

    This one is more interesting than the Mastor SF-1 since it can handle up to 2.5KG, so a GH4 with Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 + booster is well within spec.

  13. Rob S.

    Can't wait to see the review. It's funny that the companies that produce products of any kind for video often seem to have the absolute worst videos with terrible production value to show them. Who cares about the battery door?

  14. Emm

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    @Southerndude - I'm sure others will use a lens or camera that doesn't offer IS. It would most likely be better to have the Image Stabilization turned on, but simply for the demo I turned it off to show what the system (itself) is capable of doing.

  15. Also, when using these stabilizers, is it recommended to have the Lens or IBIS turned on? I noticed in our video with the 2 GH3's that both cameras had the lens stabilization turned off. If so why?

  16. I would really like to see a good demo video so we can all see what the short comings of not having the third axis looks like in a real shooting situation. What does it look like with vertical movement, and No software stabilization.

    Using 2 cameras would be good, full size DSLR and a GH3 would be very good, this price point is very attractive, I would just want to know what I'd be giving up for that price.

    Love Cheesy Cam, visit often, keep it coming!

  17. Emm

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    @nate - They showed a Blackmagic Cinema Camera on the 5000. I don't know if it would be very effective, but they say it can carry the weight.

  18. nate

    emm, so an fs700 would be too bulky and heavy to fly on this one though? would you recommend, say, the 5000 for heavier cameras?

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