Bluetooth connection is easy to carry, Sony GP-VPT2BT handle review
For players who often shoot videos, a small, portable, and comfortable handle can add a lot of convenience to our shooting. GP-VPT2BT is a Bluetooth multifunctional shooting handle developed by Sony for mirrorless cameras. Its biggest feature is the use of Bluetooth wireless connection and the integration of many control functions on the handle. Today this handle came to the ZOL evaluation center, and then we will evaluate it.
From the appearance, GP-VPT2BT maintains Sony’s consistent high-quality workmanship. The main body of the handle is made of engineering plastic, and the surface is fine-grained lychee pattern. It is comfortable to hold and also ensures that it can be held tightly even when the user has sweaty hands.
This handle also has the function of a tripod, although the height cannot be adjusted, However, it is very convenient to use, just simply put out the legs of the tripod. And there is a non-slip rubber at the bottom of each tripod leg, even if it is placed on smooth glass, the tripod will not slide randomly.
part of the gimbal adopts GP-VPT2BT It is a push-type adjustment, the front and rear pitch and left and right rotation are adjusted by pressing the unlock button. When the position is locked, the camera is firmly fixed, and there will not be the situation where the cheap tripod is very loose.
It is worth mentioning that for The relatively popular vertical video shooting. The Sony GP-VPT2BT tripod supports switching the camera to vertical shooting, which is very well received.
As an original tripod, GP-VPT2BT integrates many control functions. Including shutter button, video capture button, lens zoom lever, C1 custom function, and lock button. The feel and usage of these buttons are consistent with those of Sony’s fuselage buttons. And the button area is exactly the position of the thumb after holding the handle, and the operation is also very convenient.
The Bluetooth connection between the GP-VPT2BT handle and the camera makes the pairing process very convenient. First make sure that the handle is not in the locked position, then turn on the Bluetooth function of the camera and enter the pairing settings. At this time, simultaneously press and hold the PHOTO button on the handle and the zoom “T” button for 7 seconds. The camera will automatically recognize the handle to connect.
Although the initial pairing process is slower than the previous wired connection. But since there is no need to open the USB interface of the camera itself for connection, it can achieve better dust and moisture resistance. This is still very important for some outdoor video shooting.
The author is using the GP-VPT2BT controller Some problems were also discovered at the time. For example, when I want to turn the handle into a tripod and place it on the desktop every time after I finish shooting by hand, because the legs of this tripod are asymmetrical, the camera is in the “head down” state every time and must be readjusted. It is troublesome to keep the gimbal upright by pitching.
finally talk about the price. The official price of the Sony GP-VPT2BT controller is currently 900 yuan. Compared with its rich control functions and Sony’s original workmanship, this price is not expensive, and it can even be said that the price/performance ratio is quite high. So if you often use Sony mirrorless camera to shoot videos, you might as well consider this product.
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