Upgraded CAME-MINI2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer from CAMETV

A few months ago CAME-TV designed the CAME-MINI 3-Axis gimbal, which was a great compact Alexmos based stabilizer but was a bit tedious if you had to rebalance for different setups.

Recently they've released an upgraded version of this Mini Gimbal that now includes a quick release system (to dismount your camera), an easily removable top handle, and tool-less adjustments on the Pitch, Roll, and Yaw. Here's a thorough overview video of the new CAME-TV CAME-MINI2 Gimbal.

The new CAME-MINI2 is still offered with a support frame that runs across the front of the camera, but I personally don't know if this is totally necessary. By removing the frame, I think you'll find the system easier to balance if you are using small lenses. If you are using a GH4 + 12-35mm, the front frame can remain on the system without interfering.

Many will try to compare this new MINI2 to the DJI Ronin-M Gimbal. Don't get me wrong, the Ronin-M is a great gimbal, and people should consider purchasing one if you have a decent sized camera setup, but it's still bigger and heavier than the MINI2.

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(LEFT) DJI RONIN-M Gimbal (RIGHT) CAME-TV CAME-MINI2 Gimbal

For reference the original DJI Ronin was more than twice the size and more than twice the weight of the CAMETV 7800, which makes the new DJI Ronin-M about the same size as the CAMETV 7800. So referencing the beginning of the video, you could see how the new CAME-TV CAME-MINI2 would still be about half the size of Ronin-M, making it still easier to pack and travel with or a great option with those who have extremely small setups (LX100, RX10, RX100, etc).

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Keep in mind that the CAME-MINI2 is still using the same BasecamElectronics control board, and SBGC Software for tuning. The same equipment many other gimbals on the market are using. What is provided to you is most likely a generic profile that should accommodate most small camera setups (and it seems to work very well). Of course if you really want the best results, or if you want to be proficient at troubleshooting these systems, you should really take the time to learn and understand the tuning process.

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64 thoughts on “Upgraded CAME-MINI2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer from CAMETV

  1. Emm

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    @Anthony - No I don't suggest using DSLRs with the mini. You might want to go with something a bit larger.

  2. Anthony

    I'm with Luke on this one, is either of the came mini series able to handle small entry level DSLRs?

    Just the body and probably an 18-55 kit lens?

  3. Luke

    Do you think the CAME Mini 2 would be able to handle a Canon T3i or T5i with their standard lenses? It would be nice if their website had the load specifications.

  4. Alex

    I really wish they would make it possible for users to place the monitor right above the camera like you can on the letus helix jr. Main things I dislike on the letus though are the price and the handles dont let you fit your fingers for a full bicycle grip.

  5. Emm

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    @Alex - You don't want to mount anything to the gimbal frame itself as you need to balance that, and you want to keep things under the weight limit. You would have to find a way to clamp off the top horizontal bar, or the top handle so that you don't affect the camera balance.

  6. Dennis

    Hello Emm,

    I was thinking about getting the Came-TV Mini 2 and the Sony A7Rii or A7Sii. Is one able to use that combination and an external monitor/recorder (Atomos Ninja Assassin or Video Devices Pix-E5)? I was wondering if there is enough room to use a cable to connect the camera and monitor/recorder when used with the Came-TV Mini 2.

    Thanks!

  7. Hello Emm,

    just got myself the new Came Mini 2... but the new update of Came made the inverted mode completely useless, cause they added a blocker to the rotate axis, and I just can not turn the gimbal with the cam completely to enter the invert mode.. any options for this??? :(
    "July 3rd 2015:
    We have designed and added a new Stop Ring on the Roll Motor that will prevent the Roll motor from over rotating which may cause internal wires to tangle."

  8. Emm

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    @Premini - I used the key that came in the kit. I don't know, but I was able to take mine out.

  9. Premini

    Emm, could you show the key you used for removing the fron frame, it is very tight in my unit and i cant remove it.

  10. Emm

    Post author

    @Chris - Yes it can deliver very smooth movement, but it is still based on camera and lens. This gimbal will perform great when used properly, and will not perform well if you try to stuff a camera + lens adapter + and big canon lens on it. It has a limitation and so long as you stay under that limit it will perform as intended. You also need to educate yourself with some of the software features if you want to fine tune it specifically for your setup.

  11. Chris

    Hi. I was wondering if you generally like this gimbal stabilizer? Does it meet your expectations in delivering creamy smooth movement and ease of use? Do you feel another gimbal performs better? Thank you.

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