The VariZoom Stinger is a modular support system for video DSLR or compact HD videocameras. It's based on 8 in (20.3 cm) standard 15mm rods and comprises a camera plate with quick release, a pair of handgrips that are independently adjustable, and a rear-mounted pistol grip.
The camera plate mounts the camera, including a quick-release element, and accepts the aluminum 15mm rods. The plate is adjustable both vertically and horizontally.
The handgrips can be adjusted independently for length and angle. During shooting, the handles add stability and comfort for smoother video, and they also serve as a "kickstand" for keeping the system stable and upright when it is set down with the camera mounted.
Crafted of solid aluminum and steel, the pistol grip will last a lifetime. It clamps to the dual 15mm rods to provide rigid support for a wide array of shooting styles, functioning both as a grip and as a chest pad. The joint articulates horizontally to a position perpendicular to the rig, again enabling "kickstand mode" for setting down the system on level surfaces.
And of course the system is modular, so it's a breeze to add extra components such as longer rods, a matte box, a shoulder pad, or a shock-absorbing body mount to the Stinger.