Glidecam launched a most affordable Camera Stabiliser earlier in the year and it has some interesting features and potentially more value, making it decent competition to the Steadicam Smothee.
For a mere $100, users will get a camera stabilizer with a foam handle grip, a gimbal and a tripod-style mount. And unlike the Smothee which requires adaptors to attach various cameras, the Glidecam does not require any adaptors except your regular tripod mount. With the exception of the iPhone which requires a special mount at an additional $50.
The Glidecam XR-500 also features an extendable post and adjustable weights, giving users more control over the camera.