Camera motion rotation tools comparison table

Motion can add extra production value to your shots. The following table compare the specs for the tools for pan (and tilt) camera motion.

Also recommended: Mediarena camera rotation tools guide / Mediarena motorized sliders guide

  • SKUSKU
  • PricePrice
  • WeightWeight
  • BatteriesBatteries
  • Operating timeOperating time
  • Ext. powerExt. power
  • Settings controlSettings control
  • Speed controlSpeed control
  • Direction controlDirection control
  • IntervalometerIntervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shootShoot-move-shoot
  • Motion rampingMotion ramping
  • Back-forthBack-forth
  • Max pan weightMax pan weight
  • Max tilt weightMax tilt weight
  • PurchasePurchase
  • Read reviewRead review
  • Video reviewVideo review
  • DocsDocs
  • Egg timer

  • SKU
  • Price$15-35
  • Weight
  • Batteries
  • Operating time
  • Ext. power
  • Settings controlEgg timer (twist)
  • Speed control
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shoot
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth
  • Max pan weightLight
  • Max tilt weightLight
  • PurchaseBuy at Amazon
  • Read review
  • Video review
  • Docs
  • Spinpod

  • SKU
  • Price$60
  • Weight92 g
    (3.3 oz)
  • BatteriesBuilt-in
  • Operating time(video/time-lapse)10/100 hrs
  • Ext. power
  • Settings controlBuilt-in (limited)
  • Speed control
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shoot
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth
  • Max pan weightDSLR
  • Max tilt weight?
  • PurchaseBuy at Spinpod
  • Read reviewGreat Camera review
  • Video reviewTruss review
  • DocsManual
  • Sevenoak

  • Electronic ball head

  • SKUSK-EBH01
  • Price$99
  • Weight457 g
    (16.1 oz)
  • BatteriesBuilt-in
  • Operating time6 hrs
  • Ext. power?
  • Settings controlBuilt-in (limited)
  • Speed control
    (limited)
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shoot
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth?
  • Max pan weight1500g
  • Max tilt weight800 g
  • PurchaseBuy at
    Amazon
  • Read reviewGough Lui review
  • Video review
  • DocsManual
  • TurnsPro

  • SKU
  • Price$105
  • Weight318 g
    (11.2 oz)
  • Batteries4xAA
  • Operating time10 hrs
  • Ext. power
  • Settings controlBuilt-in
  • Speed control
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shoot
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth?
  • Max pan weight1000 g
  • Max tilt weight250 g
  • PurchaseBuy at TurnsPro
  • Read reviewMediarena
    Review
  • Video review
  • DocsManual
  • Blackbolt

  • O-Bolt

  • SKUBA20
  • Price$120
  • WeightWeight
  • BatteriesBuilt-in
  • Operating time
  • Ext. power
  • Settings controlBuilt-in (limited)
  • Speed control
    (limited)
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shoot
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth
  • Max pan weightLight
  • Max tilt weightLight
  • PurchaseBuy at Hobby Mounts
  • Read review
  • Video reviewIfti’s Tech Corner review
  • Docs
  • Motrr

  • Galileo

  • SKU
  • Price$150
  • Weight200 g
    (7 oz)
  • BatteriesBuilt-in
  • Operating time“As long as your phone”
  • Ext. power
  • Settings controlApp, Bluetooth
  • Speed control
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shoot
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth?
  • Max pan weightiPhone
    GoPro
  • Max tilt weightiPhone
    GoPro
  • PurchaseBuy at Adorama Amazon
  • Read reviewDigital Trends review
  • Video reviewPhoneArena review
  • DocsManual
  • Alpine Labs

  • Radian

  • SKU
  • Price$249
  • Weight425 g
    (15 oz)
  • BatteriesBuilt-in
  • Operating time(100hrs)
  • Ext. power?
  • Settings controlApp, cabled
  • Speed control
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shoot
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth?
  • Max pan weight7 kg
    (15 lb)
  • Max tilt weight2 kg
    (4 lb)
  • PurchaseBuy at
    Amazon
  • Read reviewMiroslav Petrasko review
  • Video reviewJack’s Gadgets review
  • DocsManual
  • Alpine Labs

  • Radian 2

  • SKU
  • Price$250
  • WeightWeight
  • BatteriesBuilt-in
  • Operating time(100hrs)
  • Ext. power
    (Micro USB)
  • Settings controlApp, Bluetooth
  • Speed control
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shoot
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth?
  • Max pan weight7 kg
    (15 lb)
  • Max tilt weightMax tilt weight
  • PurchasePre-order only
  • Read review
  • Video review
  • Docs
  • Syrp

  • Genie mini

  • SKU
  • Price$249
  • Weight230 g
    (8.1 oz)
  • BatteriesBuilt-in
  • Operating time(video/time-lapse)5/40 hrs
  • Ext. power?
  • Settings controlApp, Bluetooth
  • Speed control
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shootmsm
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth?
  • Max pan weight8 kg
    (17.6lb)
  • Max tilt weight5 kg centered
    (11.0lb)
  • PurchasePre-order at Adorama
  • Read reviewJay P Morgan sponsored review
  • Video reviewJay P Morgan sponsored review
  • Docs
  • Mindarin

  • Astro

  • SKU
  • Price$299
  • Weight312 g
    (0.68 lb)
  • Batteries2xAA
  • Operating time
  • Ext. power
  • Settings controlBuilt-in (twist) and smartphone app (cabled)
  • Speed control
  • Direction control
  • Intervalometer
  • Shoot-move-shoot
  • Motion ramping
  • Back-forth?
  • Max pan weight10 kg
    (22 lb)
  • Max tilt weight3 kg
    (6.6 lb)
  • PurchasePre-order only
  • Read review
  • Video review
  • DocsManual

Notes

  • To make it into this list the device has to weigh less than 500 grams and cost less than $500.
  • The original Syrp Genie is primarily made for sliders, but can also do motorized pans. At $789 the price is way above our max $500 mark.
  • Egg timer style devices are usually set to max 60 minutes for a 360 degree pan. By stacking egg timers, the rotation time can be halved.
  • There are too many glorified egg timers to include in the table. To mention some: Veho Muvi X-Lapse, GoPole Scenelapse, Camalapse, Flow-Mow 360, BubblePix BubblePod etc.
  • The Sevenoak SK-EBH01 is often rebranded and sold as other names/SKU’s (Vidpro MH-60, Movo MTP-10, Rollei ePano II 360)
  • Note that the Sevenoak is quite heavy.
  • Only the SpinPro and the Astro are powered with standard and easily available AA batteries.
  • The delivery of the Mindarin Astro is plagued with delays. Don’t expect to receive it any time soon if you pre-order one.