ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders

BH #IKDS2A • MFR #DS2-A
ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders
Key Features
  • Supports Cameras up to 5 Pounds
  • 360° Rotation Along Pan Axis
  • Angled Arm Permits View of Camera LCD
  • No Start-Up Chimes
The ikan DS2-A Beholder is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras weighing up to five pounds. The DS2-A offers unlimited 360° rotation along the pan (yaw) axis, and features an advanced 32-bit controller and 12-bit encoder system. The DS2-A features an angled support arm that allows you to operate the gimbal normally while having an unobstructed view of the camera's LCD screen. You will notice that the gimbal is silent when powering up, avoiding the start-up chimes of other gimbals. It offers three follow modes plus a lock mode that sets the camera in a fixed position. A point-and-lock mode allows you to physically position the camera, and it will hold that position until reset.
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ikan DS2-A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2360° Rotation Motor
  • 3Designed for Multiple Camera Types
  • 4Lock Mode
  • 5Auto Inversion
  • 6Three Follow Modes
  • 7Other Features

The ikan DS2-A Beholder is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras weighing up to five pounds. The DS2-A offers unlimited 360° rotation along the pan (yaw) axis, and features an advanced 32-bit controller and 12-bit encoder system. The DS2-A features an angled support arm that allows you to operate the gimbal normally while having an unobstructed view of the camera's LCD screen. You will notice that the gimbal is silent when powering up, avoiding the start-up chimes of other gimbals. It offers three follow modes plus a lock mode that sets the camera in a fixed position. A point-and-lock mode allows you to physically position the camera, and it will hold that position until reset.

Auto inversion mode allows for upside-down operation, while retaining all the mode's functionality. The DS2-A also features a lock mode that sets the camera in a fixed position. An integrated OLED display on the rear confirms the selected mode of operation and provides battery life info. Designed with a quick release baseplate that allows for convenient camera attachment and tool-less balancing, the DS2-A also has two 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes on the handle for attaching accessories for advanced setups, and a 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole on the bottom for mounting onto a tripod, monopod, and other support gear. The DS2-A runs on three supplied 18650 batteries that provide 8-10 hours of operating life when used continuously, and up to 20 hours when the gimbal is switched between shooting and standby modes throughout the day. Mounted within a caddy, the batteries slide into the handle. Charging is done outside the DS2-A, with the batteries within the caddy. You cannot charge the batteries within the gimbal unit. The batteries can also be charged using optional chargers such as the ikan ICH-SC4. Included with the gimbal is a small folding tripod that can be used to support the gimbal on a flat level surface when balancing, and you can close the legs and use it as a handle for extra length.

360° Rotation Motor

The DS2-A features a 360° rotation brushless motor on the pan axis

Designed for Multiple Camera Types

With a payload up to 5 pounds, the DS2-A can stabilize a wide range of DSLR and mirrorless cameras including the Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 6D, Canon 7D, Sony a6300, Sony a7S II, Panasonic GH5, GoPro, and select smartphones

Lock Mode

In the lock mode, the pan, pitch, and roll axes work together to keep the camera pointed in one direction. The camera's composition stays the same no matter how you move the handle

Auto Inversion

Simply flip the handle over the camera to switch to this mode at any time. It can be operated in conjunction with any of the lock or follow modes

Three Follow Modes

Pan axis: The DS2-A will only follow your pan movements
Pitch and yaw-axis follow mode: The DS2-A will follow your pan and tilt movements
Three-axis: Gives you full control, allowing you to pan, tilt, and roll

Other Features

  • Durable all-aluminum construction
  • 360° movement from pan axis
  • Multiple modes of operation

ikan DS2-A Specs

Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 360°
Roll: 310°
Pitch (Tilt): 310°
Load Capacity4 lb / 1.8 kg
Battery
Battery Type1 x 18650
Capacity (mAh)2600 mAh
Battery Runtime8 to 10 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Voltage3.7 VDC
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.835 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.25 x 9.4 x 3.05"
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