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4.0 out of 5 stars A good asset for handling... but not yet..., August 19, 2012
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This review is from: Cam Caddie Original Scorpion Video Camera Stabilizer Handle for Nikon, Canon, JVC, Toshiba, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Apple iPhone, GoPro Hero 4, Hero 3+, Hero 3 and More - Black (0CC-0100-00) (Camera)
The product itself is very durable for the price compared to the Opteka X-Grip. At first I thought the handle was completely made of hard plastic, but it turns out the part where you hold the Cam Caddie has a rubbery material very good and comfortable for holding. It's also very good with keeping attachments in place.

Stability: If you are using a DSLR (I use the Canon T3i), you're going to need to buy more accessories besides the Cam Caddie Scorpion itself. It's going to be very shaky if held by one hand, and still a little bit weird when you hold it with two. If you're going to buy this for a DSLR, buy the Cold Shoe Attachment too (it's the green thing. But if you're using any other light weight video cameras, this should do pretty fine.

I found myself filming more stable footage without the Cam Caddie than with the Cam Caddie.

If you're using this for skateboarding, you're going to have to buy the Cold Shoe Attachment.
If you really need a handle, this is the product to buy (and the attachments of course.)
This is a great entry-level handle for new camera users. A satisfactory product.

I'm giving this 4 stars because it requires you to buy the Cold Shoe Attachment to improve the stability for DSLRs.
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Initial post: Sep 22, 2013 5:44:30 AM PDT
Day2 says:
What's the better system for DSLR? Looking for durable, reliable gear.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 6:34:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 8, 2013 9:33:42 PM PDT
Dudiez says:
Two extremely good stability systems for durability and reliability for DSLRs are the Glidecam series and the Eazyhandle, the only problem is that these will run you up around 300+ dollars.

If you don't have any attachments with your DSLR (microphone, LED light), make your own wheel rig out of PVC pipe. I've worked with one of these and it's surprisingly a REALLY good stabilizer, but it doesn't look professional. If you do plan to use attachments, the cam caddie scorpion still might be the best option for you.
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