Manfrotto ModoSteady camcorder stabiliser
Manfrotto are known for high quality camera tripod system. This year they’re launching the "ModoSteady" video camera stabiliser system at CES. It’s basically a comfortable grip with a counterweight that hangs down under the camera to give it some stability. It really does make a surprising difference – as camcorders get smaller, they get harder to hold steady and even with stabilisation built in to the camera you can still get shaky images.
With the grip attached to the camera even this inexperienced user was able to make steady, slow panning shots and hold the camera still.
The mount also converts to a "shoulder pad / pistol grip" style of grip, which some people find a more comfortable way of doing the same thing. It has the usual array of adjustments you’d expect from manfrotto gear and is available soon from your favourite camera store.