If you’re an action camera enthusiast looking for a reliable gimbal stabilizer, the Hohem iSteady Pro4 might be worth considering. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the features and performance of the Hohem iSteady Pro4, as well as its ease of use, physical characteristics, compatibility, battery life, value for money, customer support, and other unique features.
We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of the gimbal and compare it to similar products on the market. By the end of this review, you should have a good idea of whether the Hohem iSteady Pro4 is the right gimbal stabilizer for you.
The Hohem iSteady Pro 4 is easy to set up and ready to use right out of the box. Even someone that has not used a gimbal before will be able create cinematic footage relatively easily. The key is to plan out your movements and move slowly.
The iSteady Pro 4 is splash proof (IPX4) allowing you to use this gimbal in light rain or mist. It is protected from condensation but not rated for underwater use. Use where your camera or gimbal could get wet but not submerged.
Hohem iSteady Pro 4 Gimbal Review
- 🏆【Great Compatibility 】: iSteady Pro 4 gimbal Supported action camera with weight up to 150g, height up to 51mm, depth up to 30mm, can well compatible with GoPro Hero 11/10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3, DJI OSMO Action, Insta360 ONE R (4K & 1-Inch), SONY RX0, and other action cameras with similar size and weight.
- 🏆【iSteady 5.0 Anti-shaking Algorithm & IPX4 Splash Proof 】: No matter for daily vlog, or sport movement, even x-sports, iSteady Pro 4 will make you the smooth footage as always. With the IPX4 splash-proof designed, iSteady Pro 4 allows you to take for hiking, travel even at the rainy day.
- 🏆【Quick Mounting with Quick Release Clip 】: A whole new design of action camera mounting,quick release clip with spring buckle. It replaces the installation of tightening screws, so no more struggling with installation.
- 🏆【Remote Control & One-Clicking Shooting 】: Hohem iSteady Pro 4 is able to switch between different working modes by tapping the mode button, quick to change the mode what you want, like 600°3D Inception Mode, Sports Mode, Time-lapse.Equipped with Bluetooth control module for GoPro, this gimbal allows you to get video on/off at one click for GoPro Hero 10/9/8/7/6/5.(Note: Does not for Gopro 7 Hero White and Silver models pairing to the gimbal.)
- 🏆【14hrs Battery Life 】: Built with 3600mAh battery, iSteady Pro 4 is a nice device working with action camera with short battery life, it can work as a powerbank to charge your action camera with a USB cable while recording, never stop your creati
|Product Manufacturer||Hohem iSteady Pro 4 Gimbal|
|Compatibility||GoPro Hero 11/10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3, DJI OSMO Action, Insta360 ONE R (4K & 1-Inch)|
|Battery Life||14 hours|
|Movement||Max tilting range of 360°, max rolling range of 360°, max panning range of 640°|
|Amazon Reviews||Click here to see Amazon Customer Reviews|
What’s in the Box?
The Hohem iSteady Pro 4 comes in a well-padded foam zippered case that fits well in a backpack. There is no need to remove the camera from the gimbal when storing it in the carrying case.
- 1 Hohem iSteady Pro 4 Gimbal
- 1 Mini Tripod
- 1 Micro USB Cable (for charging gimbal)
- 2 Charging cable (for charging action cam)
- 1 Carrying Case
- 1 User Manual (English)
The iSteady Pro 4 has 4 modes. When you turn on the iSteady Pro 4 gimbal it will begin in Pan Follow mode.
Changing between modes can be done is 2 ways. One is by clicking the mode button on the gimbal and the second is by using the iSteady Mobile+ App. The led light on the gimbal will blink to let you know which mode you are in.
- Pan Follow Mode (1 short blink): Tilt axis, and the roll axis will be locked. Ensuring the camera stays level horizontally. Panning left and right, the gimbal makes sure the camera smoothly follows your motion. This is the default mode when you turn on the gimbal.
- Pan & Tilt Mode (2 short blinks): Roll axis is locked. The camera will smoothly follow left/right movements and up/down movements. The camera will remain horizontal.
- All Lock Mode (3 short blinks): All axises are locked in place. This ensures that the camera continues to point in the same direction.
- All Follow Mode (1 long blink): The camera will follow your movement along all three axes.
Built with 3600mAh battery, iSteady Pro 4 is a nice device working with action camera with short battery life, it can work as a powerbank to charge your action camera with a USB cable while recording, never stop your creation.
- Mini B – Charging Port
- Type A – Use your gimbal as a power bank
- Micro B – Charge action cameras while using the gimbal
Pressing the trigger button puts the gimbal in sport mode for a faster response to your movements. Double-clicking the trigger button re-centers the gimbal back to the starting point.
- compatible with GoPro Hero 11/10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3
- compatible with DJI Osmo Action,
- compatible with Sony RX0, for SJCAM SJ4000-SJ6000
- compatible with Insta360 ONE R,YI cam,Xiaomi Mijia ,SJCAM and other action cameras with similar dimensions and weight
- Max Payload:150g；Max cameras size Height :51 mm，Thickness: 30mm
iSteady Mobile+ Smartphone App
Both the Android and iOS versions are quite similar. You can control the gimbal, set motion lapse, change modes, settings, and upgrade the firmware.
You can remotely control the iSteady Pro 4 gimbal via most smartphones. This is a great feature when using your gimbal on a tripod.
You can re-center or change modes here. Motion lapse allows you to set waypoints and duration of clip right from your phone. You can also see the state of charge remaining of the gimbal.
The settings button allows you to make changes to how your gimbal will respond—mostly used by advanced users. You can restore it to the original by clicking the “restore” button at the top.
If your gimbal starts to become erratic, you can use the calibrate button to resolve the issue. I have not required to re-calibrate my gimbal yet. Click the ‘calibrate’ button and follow the instructions.
Firmware Upgrade Instructions
- Power off gimbal
- Long press ‘mode’ and ‘power’ button until Bluetooth light and mode light are on, then release the buttons, and the gimbal will enter upgrade mode.
- Re-connect Bluetooth connection in APP. Tap ‘More’->’Firmware Version’->’Upgrade’->’Confirm’ to start upgrading.
- During the upgrade process, you will get information on the percentage completed. The green ‘mode’ button will blink during the upgrade. You will be notified once the upgrade has completed.
Final Thoughts: Hohem iSteady Pro4
In conclusion, the Hohem iSteady Pro4 is a reliable and feature-rich gimbal stabilizer for action camera enthusiasts. Its 3-axis design and iSteady 5.0 anti-shaking algorithm provide superior stabilization and smooth video, making it a great choice for capturing high-quality footage.
The multiple modes, including POV, Sport, and Motion Timelapse, give users more creative control over their footage, and the gimbal is compatible with a range of action cameras, including GoPro Hero 10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3, DJI Osmo Action, Insta360 ONE R (4K & 1-Inch), and SONY RX0.
The Hohem iSteady Pro4 is also splash proof and has a long battery life of 14 hours, making it suitable for outdoor shooting in rainy or snowy conditions. It can even be used as a power bank, extending the battery life of the action camera by nearly 2 times.
gimbal also has a quick mounting design and spring buckle for easy mounting and dismounting, and it can control the shutter button of GoPro Hero 10/9/8/7/6/5 cameras, allowing users to take photos or videos without having to manually press the button on the camera.
One of the main pros of the Hohem iSteady Pro4 is its good value for money. It has a range of useful features and performs well, making it a reliable choice for action camera enthusiasts. Customer support has also been responsive and helpful whenever I had any questions or issues with the gimbal.
However, there are also a few cons to consider. Some customers have reported that the image stabilisation could be better on its own without Hypersmooth, although when paired with GoPro Hypersmooth stabilisation, the results are excellent.
Overall, the Hohem iSteady Pro4 is a solid choice for those looking for a gimbal stabilizer for their action camera. Its superior stabilisation and smooth video, multiple modes, compatibility with various action cameras, long battery life, and other useful features make it a reliable choice for capturing high-quality footage.
Its good value for money and responsive customer support are added bonuses. While it may not offer the best image stabilisation on its own without Hypersmooth, when paired with GoPro Hypersmooth stabilisation, the results are fantastic.