10 Best Timelapse Dollies – Review And Buying Guide

What is the timelapse dollies on the market today? With so many options, it’s normal for consumers to become overwhelmed when trying to find an appropriate brand for shopping. There are way too many choices on the market, including knock-off brands that are cheaply built. 

Our review team is a group of avid product hunters, and they want to share their experiences with you.

To help you find the timelapse dollies brand we analyzed & researched all the features that are right for you and came up with a list of 10 different options to purchase.

We also took time to assess a wide variety of options including durability, materials, designs, expert reviews & customer ratings to find the best-performing timelapse dollies

The resulting review has in-depth details on specific performance areas, as well as recommendations for your goals and budget. 

Read on and know which is right for you.

Top 10 timelapse dollies : Editor’s Pick

10 Best timelapse dollies Reviews:

1. Neewer Motorized Camera Slider, Carbon Fiber Dolly Rail Slider with Remote Controller,Support Video Mode,Time-Lapse Photography, Horizontal,Tracking and 120° Panoramic Shooting (80cm)

Features :

  • 【Complete Functions】 Controlled by the remote control, this camera slider automatically goes back and forth by setting the start point and end point. Supports video shooting to move at a constant speed and time-lapse shooting with adjustable exposure time, shooting time, interval, number of shots, and delay. The maximum load capacity is 11lb/5kg when shooting horizontally; when the slider is tilted at 45°, the maximum load capacity becomes 5.5lb/2.5kg
  • 【Ultra-Silent Stepper Motor Driver & Power Options】 Featuring a unique silent stepper motor driver, the camera slider combines ultra-precision positioning with ultra-silent operation. A rechargeable 2600mAh NP-F550 lithium-ion replacement battery and a USB battery charger are included to power the remote control and motor. Or Use a USB power bank (with 5V 2A output, Not included) as the power source to power them
  • 【Supports Multiple Shooting Modes】 Adjust the black knobs on both sides of the camera slider to capture horizontal, tracking, and 120° panoramic shots and achieve multi-angle shooting effects. Adjust one knob to upper left and the other to lower right for tracking shots, set one knob to lower left and the other to upper right for 120° panoramas, and resume both knobs to their middle positions for horizontal shots
  • 【Lightweight & Balanced Design】 Made of carbon fiber and aluminum alloy, the camera slider is lightweight and easy to carry for outdoor photography and videography. 4 roller bearings with balanced operation are stabler and anti-shake to ensure sharp videos and clear photos. The bottom and sides of the slider have 1/4” and 3/8” threaded holes for mounting on a tripod
  • 【Camera Slider Kit】 This kit includes a motorized camera slider, a remote control, a RJ45 Data Cable, an NP-F550 replacement battery, a USB battery charger, a ball head, a hex key, a screw, and six shutter release cables (C1, C3, N1, N3, S1, S2). Compatible with most camcorders and miniature cameras, such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and Pentax cameras. Other camera models require an additional shutter release cable (not included)

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Weight 8.7

2. Grip Gear Directors Set – Includes motor + Sliders + Camera Dolly + 360 Panoramic Mount – Motorized/Manual Camera slider and Motion Control, Compatible with DSLR, Mirrorless, Smartphones & action cams

Features :

  • MADE BY HOLLYWOOD VETERANS: Is this the gear for video creators or a pocket sized professional motion control kit used by National Geographic and other movie cameraman? We have created it for both.
  • 3 IN 1: The worlds smallest remote controlled camera motion control kit with a motor that’s interchangeable and coverts from micro dolly to camera slider and panoramic mount all in 1 kit
  • MOTION MAGIC FOR YOUR VIDEO: Make magical movements in your time-lapse videography with super slow speeds
  • MADE TO LAST: We have made our directors set from the good stuff, Made with reinforced plastic covering tensile alloy weight bearing joins. Includes 2,5 hours rechargeable battery – Operates vertically or even upside down
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ALL SMALL CAMS: Can be used with Android & Apple , Sony , Canon, Lumix , Insta360 , GoPro Mirrorless, Smartphones & Action Cameras. Has multiple 1/4 ” threads for connecting to suction cups or tripods.

Additional Info :

Color Blue & Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 2.755905509
Width 3.543307083
Length 2.362204722
Weight 2.0062065842

3. GVM Great Video Maker Motorized Camera Slider Video Rail Track Dolly with Controller Video Shooting Time-Lapse Aluminum Alloy Video Slider for Interview Film Photography

Features :

  • Smooth and multifunction: GVM motorized slider is made of aluminum alloy. It is very smooth and make sure to provide stable video and clear photography pictures convenient. The camera slider supports time-lapse shooting, video shooting and auto round trip shooting.
  • Multiple flexible uses: Multiple 1/4and 3/8screw holes on both sides and middle. The slider can be used on the ground or worked with tripod. It also can be connected with cameras, or connected with camera via ball head.
  • More compatibility: The Camera slider fits multiple photography equipment’s, such as DSLR cameras, DV, video camera, and cellphone.
  • Convenient for adjustment: The camera slider have the adjustable non-slip feet’s which Make convenient to adjust the bubble level and let the slider balance.
  • Multi-angle shooting: This camera slider is available for vertical, horizontal and 45 degrees shooting. The DSLRs camera can climb up 70 degree slope on tripod which won’t fall off the motorized slider.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 2.8
Width 5.9
Length 26.8
Weight 5.2029093832
Release Date 2019-06-20T00:00:01Z

4. ASHANKS Camera Slider Motorized, APP Control Carbon Fiber Track Dolly Rail with Time-Lapse Video Shot Follow Focus Shot and 120 Degree Panoramic Shoot, for Android/iOS Smartphone, 31.5in/80cm

Features :

  • WIRELESS APP CONTROL: Controlled by Phone APP with your phone (support Time-lapse or Video Shot), adaptable with Android/iOS system smartphones. An extremely simple interface makes you more quickly know how to use it. You may search “SmoothOne” on Google store for Andriod and “Smoothoneslider” on the APP store for IOS, or scan the QR code on the instructions.
  • ULTRA SILENT MOTOR: Having an ultra-silent planetary motor with a gearbox inside prevents the camera from dropping suddenly in vertical shooting. A rechargeable replacement F550 Li-ion battery and charger will be provided to supply power for the motor. Type C cable can charge for the battery directly in case of emergency.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND BALANCED DESIGN: Made of carbon fiber and aluminum alloy, lightweight but strong and convenient to carry outside for photography. Max load 10kg in the horizon and 5kg in vertical. Use 8 bearing-rollers-carrier with balance traction design, more stable and anti-shake, make sure to provide stable video and clear photography pictures.
  • SUPPORT MULTIPLE SHOOTING MODES: Focusing shot and 120-degree wide-angle shoot are available. It supports time-lapse shooting, video shooting, and auto-round trip shooting. You can make the rail slider pan track round trip automatically and set the slip speed and picture numbers at time-lapse shooting with your smartphone.
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: The electric camera slider is compatible with most camcorder and micro-camera such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, and so on; 7 pieces of Shutter Release Cables (C1, C3, N1, N3, S1, S2, P1) are included. Note: The camera and tripod ball head are NOT included in the package.
  • KINDLY NOTE: If you have any problem using it, please be sure to contact the seller in the first place before a re-fund or re-turn the product. ASHANKS will help and teach you how to operate the slider. ASHANKS slider and APP is working fine, we are confident to make you satisfied.

Additional Info :

Color C300S-80CM
Item Dimensions
Height 1.968503935
Width 5.905511805
Length 33.464566895

5. Zhiyun Smooth Q3, 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone Foldable Phone Gimbal with Light Auto Inception Dolly-Zoom Time-Lapse Handheld Stabilizer

Features :

  • 【180°Fill Light with 3-level Adjustment】Zhiyun Smooth Q3 phone stabilizer adds a touch-sensitive fill light which can be flipped back and forth 180° to fill the light, with three-level adjustment to meet different needs, allowing you to shoot movies anytime and anywhere with a radiant glow.
  • 【3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer】Zhiyun Smooth Q3 features Pan-Following, Locking, Full-Follow, and PhoneGo modes. The optimized 3-axis stabilization system effortlessly eliminates shaky footage, delivers a super-smooth, stabilized image, and ensures smooth video recording.
  • 【SmartFollow 3.0 & Gesture Control】 Always stay in the spotlight. Activate the SmartFollow 3.0 with just one tap via the App. Use just a single gesture to control the shooting. Available in multiple panorama modes.
  • 【Lightweight & Powerful】Smooth Q3 weighs only 0.75lb(340g), supports up to 0.62lb(280g) devices. The sleek, foldable design allows it to be taken anywhere. Built-in 1500 mAh battery can operate for up to 10 hours. Perfect for vloggers and content creators.
  • 【Professional Cinematic Features in ZY Cami APP】Select slow-motion, dolly zoom, inception mode, 360° panorama, or time-lapse mode, follow the on-screen tips to create your next masterpiece. ZY Cami also offers a wide variety of built-in creative shooting templates to make your next movie creation easy and fun.

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 11
Width 5
Length 3.5
Weight 0.75

6. GVM Motorized Camera Slider, 31″ Carbon Fiber Dolly Rail Camera Slider with Time-Lapse Photography, Tracking Shooting and 120 Degree Panoramic Shooting for Most Cameras, with Remote Controller

Features :

  • 【High quality motorized slider】-this 31”, 80cm motorized camera slider is made of carbon fiber with a stable carriage assembly and remote controller for improved strength, efficiency, ease of operation, repeatability and flexibility.
  • 【3 shooting modes】-can achieve horizontal/tracking /120º panoramic shooting via adjusting the rod position to get multi-angle shootings effects.The rod position of tracking shooting is up-left & down-right; Panorama shooting is down-left & up-right; horizontal shooting is the horizontal adjustment.
  • 【2 menus of shooting】-one is video capture to make you have uniform motion speed at any time and auto round trip via set starting point and ending point, another is time lapse to get 1000 pieces photos at this time and can accurate step distance and auto round trip via set starting point and ending point.
  • 【With multiple 1/4 “and 3/8” Screw ports 】-The motorized camera slider equipped with multiple 1/4 “and 3/8” Screw ports for installing on the Most of tripod, using the screw holes can vertical, horizontal and 45 degrees shooting. Slider Length-29 inches
  • 【 6 shutter release Cable and 1 extension cable】-the motorized camera slider equipped 6 shutter line to compatible most kinds of camera, you can use the extension cable to solve the issue of the line not enough length.All-round to meet your Shooting needs and Improve the shooting Grade, making the shooting more professional and more shocking.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 4
Width 7.5
Length 31
Weight 10
Release Date 2019-08-01T00:00:01Z

7. KONOVA Motorized Slider P1 Series Carbon Slider Dolly with S2 for Parallax Panorama Shot Live Motion and Timelapse Supports Camera, Mobile Phone, DSLR, Mirrorless with Bag (60cm (23.6 inch))

Features :

  • P1 Carbon Fiber Slider with motorized system S2 for live motion and timelapse. Light weight and easy to set up and use.
  • The S2 motorized system is very quiet and it offers very smooth sliding motion. Can do automative sliding shot, timelapse shot.
  • The Max speed: 42.8mm/S, The Min Speed:0.7mm/S, Horizontal payload:5KG(11 lbs), diagonal payload:1.5KG(3.3 lbs).
  • Can do inward panning for parallax shot and outward panning for panoramic shot.
  • Please tell us what camera you are using for the shutter release cable, we will send RC-02 if we can not get any information about your camera

Additional Info :

Color black
Item Dimensions
Height 3.543307083
Width 9.448818888
Length 28.346456664
Weight 6.61386786

8. GVM GT-J80D Motorized Camera Slider Aluminum Alloy Slider Time Lapse Video Shot Camera Dolly Slider with Controller for DSLR Camera DV Video Camcorder Film Photography

Features :

  • Flexible Use: GVM electric camera slider supports tracking shooting, panoramic shooting, time lapse, video capture, free set starting point and ending point, which is satisfied all you needs
  • Multi-Angle Shooting: Camera dolly slider is available for vertical, horizontal and multiple angles shooting by using the threaded hole in the slider. 120°panorama shooting and tracking video shooting is available
  • Easily install & Smoothly: Video slider is equipped with 1/4” and 3/8” holes which can be fitted with different cameras. Aluminum alloy structure with update motor, making your shooting more smoothly and effective
  • Two Modes of Automatic: One is automatically to return and the other is stop automatically to the ending point. The sliding speed is 1%-100%, slip interval is 0.1-999.9 and you can take 999 pictures
  • Various Compatibility: The camera slider is fitting various photography equipment, such as DSLR camera, DV, video Camcorder, film photography and cellphone. It is very convenience to you

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5
Width 13
Length 37
Weight 5
Release Date 2019-04-01T00:00:01Z

9. FeiyuTech Vimble Official Gyro 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone iPhone 12 11 XR Cellphone Phone Gimbal Stabilizer Selfie Stick Handheld Extend 7.1″ Timelapse Face Object Track Dolly Zoom

Features :

  • Impressive video or image is generally believed taken by photographer with camera. Now your cell phone with 3 axis gimbal stabilizer for smartphone can easily create your own photography work regarded almost as amazing as film, record daily happy moments with family, friends, colleagues etc. in daily life. Vimble 2S Helps to Provide More Perspectives, Film More Stable Video, Shoot Professional Style Clips and Edit Video with Special Effect and Stickers. Start your photography journey now
  • STABILIZER SELF STICK: Built in 7.1” extension pole can provide much larger space to make the video/image in more perspectives simply. No need to bring extra extension pole along with you. Lightweight: Only 428g. The back TPU package, gives users most comfortable holding experience, more comfortable getting professional quality videos and photographs.
  • ALL FOLLOW MODE PHONE GIMBAL STABILIZER: All follow mode is added to realize 360° dead angle free transformation and easier rotation follow.Even the complicated and changeable footwork can be easily handled, and more camera angles or fancy footwork can be achieved.
  • CELLPHONE STABILIZER WITH PROFESSIONAL APP: You can easily realize Hitchcock Dolly Zoom,Overlap Image, Light Rail Image/Video, Different Panoroma Modes, Static or Motion Time-lapse photography,Slow Motion etc Special Professional Effects. Built in Abundant Creative Video Templates to help you create more attractive videos simply. With Object Face Tracking and Gesture Control, can let you in the spotlight all the time
  • PHONE IPHONE GIMBAL STABILIZER COMPATIBILITY:Compatible with iPhone 12/11, 12/11 Pro(Not for 12/11 Pro Max), X, XS,XS MAX,XR,8,8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6 Plus and other Android Smartphones which width is between 2.24inch-3.31inch,weight within 0.44lb.

Additional Info :

Color 3 Axis Extendable–Vimble 2S
Item Dimensions
Height 0.01248029
Width 0.004350385
Length 0.00464566
Weight 0.9479877266

10. Neewer 39.4”/100cm Motorized Camera Slider, App Wireless Control Carbon Fiber Dolly Rail Slider, Support Video Mode, Time-Lapse Photography, Horizontal, Tracking and 120° Panoramic Shooting (ER1-100)

Features :

  • 【Multi-Functional】 This Neewer app-controlled camera slider automatically goes back and forth by setting the starting point and ending point. Supports manual settings, video shooting (with constant speed and slow start/stop options), and time-lapse shooting. Easily set video length, interval, and Bulb mode time. Number of shots and shooting time are auto-generated. Maximum load capacity is 11lb/5kg when shooting horizontally and 5.5lb/2.5kg when the slider is tilted at 45°
  • 【Ultra-Silent & Easy to Power】 Featuring a unique silent stepper motor driver, the camera slider combines ultra-precision positioning with ultra-silent operation. A rechargeable 2600mAh NP-F550 lithium-ion replacement battery and a USB battery charger are included to power the motor. Or use a USB power bank with 5V 2A output (not included) as the power source
  • 【Supports Multiple Shooting Modes】 Adjust the red knobs on both sides of the camera slider to capture horizontal, tracking, and 120° panoramic shots and achieve multi-angle shooting effects. Adjust one knob to upper left and the other to lower right for tracking shots, set one knob to lower left and the other to upper right for 120° panoramas, and resume both knobs to their middle positions for horizontal shots
  • 【Lightweight & Balanced Design】 Made of carbon fiber and aluminum alloy, the camera slider is lightweight and easy to carry for outdoor photography and videography. 4 roller bearings with balanced operation are stable and anti-shake to ensure sharp videos and clear photos. The bottom and sides of the slider have 1/4” and 3/8” threaded holes for mounting on a tripod
  • 【Camera Slider Kit】 This kit includes a motorized camera slider, a NP-F550 replacement battery, a USB battery charger, a ball head, a hex key, a screw, and six shutter release cables (C1, C3, N1, N3, S1, S2). Compatible with most camcorders and miniature cameras, such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and Pentax cameras. Other camera models require an additional shutter release cable (not included)

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Weight 9.2925

How we Selected the timelapse dollies

Most of the products listed are not selected hand to hand. We used artificial intelligence to make the list. But we can assure you all the products listed here are of superior quality as they are already tested by real users, rated by expert reviewers, and recommended by real humans.

Key decision-making factors you should consider to select the products:

Cost

An important factor to consider when purchasing timelapse dollies is cost and performance, which typically go hand in hand. With more companies entering the timelapse dollies market, options for quality and high-performance become increased. Just because a timelapse dollies is the most expensive does not mean it’s the best choice for you and your hard-earned dollar. There are many lower-priced models available with very good performance and comfort.

Brand Value

Choose the timelapse dollies from the brand that offers the best value to its customers, with high-quality products and excellent customer service. Good brand products are made with the utmost care and precision, and they’ll always be here to help you answer your query and solve any fault on the products or even refund your money if any damage is found on the products.

Specifications

Before clicking on the buy now button or adding products to your shopping carts make sure this product meets all the specifications you need.

Product specifications are important when choosing a product. They determine what the product can and cannot do. With so many products on the market, it is important to select the right one for your needs.

Choose the timelapse dollies made with only the finest materials, and it’s been precision-engineered to meet your needs. 

When looking at different specifications, there are three main points to consider: performance, features, and price. Each of these factors is important in making your final decision. By considering all of them, you can be sure that you got the best bang for your buck.

Design

The world is full of amazing timelapse dollies, and it can be hard to decide which one to purchase. One way to make a decision is by looking at the design. There are many factors that contribute to the overall design of a product, including materials used in manufacturing, color scheme, and even visual weighting. Knowing about these things can help you find a product that suits your taste and needs perfectly.

Customer Ratings

When it comes to making purchase decisions, many people give significant weight to customer ratings. It’s easy to see why- after all, who knows better what a product is like than the people who have actually used it? When you’re trying to decide which product to buy, checking out the customer ratings can be a great way to get an idea of how others have felt about their experience with the product. Of course, you should always take reviews with a grain of salt- not everyone is going to love every product, and some people might be more likely to leave a review than others. But overall, customer ratings are usually a pretty good indicator of how satisfied people are with a particular product. 

Stability and Control

A blinkx.tv‘s stability and control is an important factor in determining how well it performs, and we weighted this metric. 

Consider how much stability or control you want when using the item.

We take into account factors including the impact of this product on our life and how we will feel when using this.

Comfort

No one wants to deal with discomfort or constraints when enjoying the things they love. Comfort is a critical metric to consider when you’re thinking about using timelapse dollies. There are many different types of timelapse dollies that provide stability and control while providing a smooth, comfortable function. For example, when you buy a fishing kayak, you want to ensure that you don’t spend your whole trip thinking about how much you want to get out of your boat because your back is aching or your feet are falling asleep.

Durability

The way a timelapse dollies is designed and manufactured and the material it is made of are key attributes indicating how durable it will be. Choose the best timelapse dollies that has the ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage. 

Plus, make sure it features a sleek design that’ll look great in any place. So whether you’re a busy mom or a construction worker, you’ll appreciate how sturdy this product is.

What Are the Most Popular timelapse dollies Models on the Market Today?

There are a variety of timelapse dollies products available on the market today for men & women who are looking for quality and reliability. All timelapse dollies models base themselves on the same basic principle. However, they suit different user preferences.

It’s no secret that different products are popular among different demographics. But what if you could see which items were the most popular among all consumers? Well, you can, and we’ve got the list for you. Check out our list to select products that everyone seems to love, regardless of their age, gender, or location.

Some tips to Select the Most Popular timelapse dollies

  • The three most important factors to consider when selecting the most popular products are price, quality, and popularity. 
  • Price is one of the more obvious considerations since you want to make sure it is reasonable for your needs.
  • Quality should also be considered because if you buy a product with poor quality then that will not help with your overall goal of finding the best possible product. 
  • Finally, popularity may not seem like an important factor but it can actually be just as crucial as either price or quality considering how many consumers there are in this world looking for great deals on amazing products!

FAQ

1. What is the price range for timelapse dollies?

timelapse dollies offer various range prices, depending on their function as well as design. In today’s world, it is hard to know what a product will cost. You typically have no idea how much something costs because the price range can vary so widely. For example, a pair of jeans could be $20-$200 depending on who you buy them from and where you live. The same goes for other products such as timelapse dollies. 

2. Are timelapse dollies worth the money?

There’s no doubt that we live in a disposable society. We’re constantly being bombarded with advertisements for the newest and most innovative timelapse dollies on the market. But are these timelapse dollies really worth our hard-earned money? Some of them definitely are if you can choose carefully! But others…not so much.

3. When should I buy a new timelapse dollies?

You’re looking for a new timelapse dollies that you’ve always wanted. Should you buy it now, or wait? It’s hard to tell what will happen with the price in the future. If there are no signs of slowing down production, then it might be worth buying now so you can enjoy your purchase sooner rather than later. But if production is on the way down and prices are expected to increase, then it might be better off waiting until after all of the hype has died down before making your decision. 

4. Which type of timelapse dollies is best?

I’m so sorry if you are confused. It’s not an easy decision to make, I know! But it is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever have to choose between. If you’re still undecided on which type of timelapse dollies is right for you, I would say check the features and functions of the timelapse dollies we listed here to find the most suitable one for you. Each has its own pros and cons.

5. Why should I buy a timelapse dollies

You can determine whether you need or want a timelapse dollies by identifying whether you have a similar item. It is probably not something you need and you should reconsider buying it. You could use the money from selling the other item you have to buy the new one if you just can’t let it go.

Final Thoughts

timelapse dollies is a fun, convenient way to get your job done.

Let’s be honest, we all want to feel that our purchase was a good investment. But there are so many options out there! How do you know which one is the timelapse dollies? There’s no need to worry about it because blinkx.tv has your back. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help guide you through each step of the process and find what works for you. You can also take advantage of our free consultations with any questions or concerns before deciding on a final decision.

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