Gyro stabilizers are self-contained stabilizing units that mount beneath any camera and stabilize it very well—better than built-in stabilization systems. But gyro stabilizers are bulky and costly. These units are popular with professional aerial photographers and motion-picture camera operators, and provide the ultimate in stabilization for those who need and can afford it.
Stabilization And Tripods
Should you use stabilization when the camera is on a tripod? The instruction manuals for some stabilized lenses say to switch stabilization off when using a tripod; the manuals for others say to switch it on. So, be sure to review your lens and camera documentation to use the proper settings with your system. If you’re working from a monopod, using stabilization will probably help.