Gimbal heads for photography are manually operated. These accessories don’t feature electronic parts, and they’re designed to be balanced and mounted onto a static tripod. The purpose of the gimbal head is to hold the camera at a specific angle to give all of your shots the same steady appearance. This means, if you want to make huge adjustments to the tripod’s orientation, you might have to adjust the gimbal’s balance as well.
Gimbal heads are a lifesaver for wildlife photographers and birdwatchers who have to stay still and concealed to snap photos of animals undisturbed in their natural habitat. Gimbals are also commonly used in sporting events when photographers need to capture action shots–often from a hundred yards away.
A perfectly balanced gimbal will let you swing the camera in any direction with just the push of a finger. This tripod head provides both flexibility and stability minus the heavy load. Although gimbal heads are often used in photography, they can be used for videography as well.