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Cam Caddie0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle
 
4.0

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Improves performance (12)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (12)
  • Well built / quality (9)

Cons

  • Flimsy design (3)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (12)
  • Home movies (8)
  • Shooting indoors (6)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Aspiring film maker (9), Tech savvy (8), Film professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

scorpion stabilizer handle fantastic

We use the handle to stabilize a camera and fisheye while riding on a skateboard filming another skateboarder. It does a fantastic job.

We use the handle to stabilize a camera and fisheye while riding on a skateboard filming another skateboarder. It does a fantastic job.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty good.

Solid to use and film with but if your cam is heavy and you hold right near the end it will shake a bit. so I found holding it more near the back was...Read complete review

Solid to use and film with but if your cam is heavy and you hold right near the end it will shake a bit. so I found holding it more near the back was better. But it's good to have and I have been using while snowboarding so it's been put through the paces.

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3.0

best model in its price range

By ggg

from brooklyn, NY

About Me Film Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Interface With Camcorder
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

      Plasticy construction, but much better and bigger than other similar models. It does what it is supposed to do.

      A couple of holes/threads in the top would be handy to install a mic or light, otherwise you have to buy an adapter or just drill a hole yourself.

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      5.0

      Must have equipment

      By BastinadoMusic.com

      from NE USA

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

          Makes an inexpensive HD cam ROCK!! Increases stability and gives you the ability to effectively use your arm as a boom.

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          5.0

          Love it.

          By Brad Jensen

          from Cedar Rapids, IA

          About Me Film Skateboarding, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Interface With Camcorder
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

              It's expensive! Not too expensive, but when you start buying accessories for it the costs start adding up real quick! It's an excellent handle, though; which is why I bought it.

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              5.0

              Great Little Stabilizer

              By Bronson

              from Los Angeles, California

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Interface With Camcorder
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                I got the scorpion mainly for filming skating and it does a great job with that. It is very sturdy and I can see it holding up for a good while. It doesn't do a super good job stabilizing unless you can hold it well and steady, I got use to it after about five minutes and pedaling didn't make it all shaky. I think I would use it for other following situations as well, it does a good job.

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                5.0

                One of the best of its kind

                By Chris the filmer

                from New Britain, CT

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                  If you are looking for a handle for extreme sports, action, or just getting a overall better shot then this is what you need, it's lightweight yet durable, has a huge effect on stabilization, easy to use, and very versatile. You can use it so many ways, add so many things, it does so much and is a great price

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                  4.0

                  good handle

                  By RDB

                  from Lewisville TX

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                      good handle good price has room for accessories

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                      3.0

                      You Get What you Pay For

                      By Dirty South

                      from Columbia SC

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                        For a piece of camera equipment, the scorpion really isn't all that bad, but it's not 100% stable. I wish it was made of metal, but it's made of bendy plastic and the handle tends to "bounce" with my Canon 5D Mark II and 24-70mm lens during any running or aggressive camera movement. This is not a "poor man's" steadicam by any means, but it does give your camera a nice handle for low angle shots, and is much more stable than hand held shooting. The best application seems to be when using the scorpion with moving subjects while the camera is also moving, like shooting skateboarding. The movement will hide the fact the camera, and image, is bouncing due to the give in the plastic material.

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                        5.0

                        AMAZING DEAL FOR THE MONEY!!!

                        By PRT

                        from Winston-Salem

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Interface With Camcorder
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Replacement
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Travel
                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                          This is a great grip for any camera! Don't expect it to stabilize the shots really well, but it does help a lot. The Scorpion gives a great new way to grasp the camera. Another thing that I love about this device, is that it works with virtually any recording device! It can hold anything! iPhones, DSLRs, camcorders, and really fancy, expensive cameras are just some of the things that the Scorpion can hold! I would definately recommend this grip!

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                          4.0

                          Cam caddie of champions

                          By Filmburn420

                          from Stroudsburg,PA

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Skateboarding
                            • Snowboarding

                            Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                            I found this handle a great tool, especially for the price. It's simple and sturdy and 100 percent worth it for the cheap cost. It arrived 2 days after I ordered it with the free 5-8 day shipping so that's another plus. I attached a gopro camera to mine and it works amazing keeping it sturdy while snowboarding, I reccomend this product to anyone. I only wish I would of gotten the larger pro package, it comes with some items that would make mounting a gopro easier

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                            1.0

                            Not the best

                            By Link

                            from Orlando,FL

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Performance

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy Design

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                            this product is good for what its for, but its cheaply built out of flimsy plastic. also you need to buy all the mounts separately and they cost a lot for what they are.theres a better option on [@] its called Opteka X-GRIP.It has a foam grip and it comes with a shoe mount adapter already on it. it sells for 20 dollars less that this one.

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                            3.0

                            Too Light

                            By Bill

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Interface With Camcorder

                            Cons

                            • No Performance Improvement

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                            The Cam Caddie is too light for a Canon HF G10 camcorder. Movement from walking or running is still present in the video and it's only slightly better than hand held. Perhaps more weight would solve the problem. It does work well for ground level shots provided the cam caddie is fairly level.

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                            5.0

                            Simple design that works well.

                            By Doug

                            from Newburyport, MA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                              Simple design, very easy to use, very affordable. Great for chasing my toddler around. Great for automotive photography and video as it is great for filming moving cars at a very low angle.

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                              4.0

                              Does The Job

                              By Antosh

                              from Vancouver, BC

                              About Me Amateur Photographer, Aspiring Film Maker

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Skateboarding

                                Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                                I use the product for skateboarding and plan on using it for snowboarding. It really helps with stabilizing the camera.

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                                4.0

                                Good but not enough!

                                By vj

                                from Glendale, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                • Need more gears

                                Best Uses

                                • Hand Heald

                                Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                                Yes, It's a good product but for DSLR's you need to have the other parts like LCD monitor and connecting gears in order to be able to use this product

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                                5.0

                                great for low angles

                                By Will

                                from Portland, Or

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                                this plus the famous 35 dollar shoulder rig gets you thousands of dollars of value in a dirt cheap dual rig!

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                                5.0

                                Good handle really easy to film skateboa

                                By Matt S

                                from Coconut Creek, Florida

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Shooting Indoors
                                  • Shooting Outdoors
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                                  Great to film skateboarding with, definitely wish dslr cameras and normal ones, nice and steady. Good buy.

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                                  2.0

                                  Better than handheld, but not much.

                                  By JP in MN

                                  from Minneapolis, MN

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Did not help shakiness
                                  • Not "professional grade"

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies

                                  Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                                  Finally had the opportunity to try this on a recent hiking trip in the Rockies. I had a wide angle lens on my 5DII. At first I thought the bumpy footage was due to the rough terrain, but even the footage I shot on pavement wasn't impressive. Out of several attempts with different techniques, I didn't get any useful footage. It's less jittery than holding the camera with your hands, but I was hoping for something much smoother than I got. Mounting and balancing the camera is easy because the handle is so large that you can make up for imperfect balance by holding it differently. The video samples on their website shows mostly video of something moving, which distracts you from the camera movement.

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                                  4.0

                                  Works Better Then I Originally Thought

                                  By Cameo

                                  from Raleigh, NC

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Design

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shooting Indoors
                                  • Shooting Outdoors
                                  • Sports video

                                  Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                                  At first I wanted to make my own handle, but I stumbled upon this one. I figured why not give it a shot. For wide angle for fisheye use this handle is definitely worth the money. It allows you to move your wrist freely.

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                                  3.0

                                  Pretty good.

                                  By Holler, [@]

                                  from Wanaka, New Zealand

                                  About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                                    Solid to use and film with but if your cam is heavy and you hold right near the end it will shake a bit. so I found holding it more near the back was better. But it's good to have and I have been using while snowboarding so it's been put through the paces.

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Cool,agly,useful

                                    By Mikhail

                                    from San Mateo, CA

                                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Improves Performance
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Shooting Outdoors
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Cam Caddie 0CC-0100-00 Scorpion Universal Stabilizing Camera Handle:

                                      Very handy and useful , light and stable.
                                      Best use - action video, sport events.
                                      Not very comfortable to use screw to fix the camera.

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