Dinkum Systems ActionPod

BH #DI3006 • MFR #3006
Dinkum Systems
Dinkum Systems ActionPod
Key Features
  • For Small Cameras with 1/4"-20 Thread
  • Eliminates the Use of Tripods
  • Single 5-Link Length-Adjustable Arm
  • Flexible Micro Adjustments
The Dinkum Systems ActionPod is a quick-attaching mount for small cameras. This clamping monopod provides a stable base and the flexibility to mount any small device with a 1/4"-20 tripod thread.
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Dinkum Systems ActionPod Overview

The Dinkum Systems ActionPod is a quick-attaching mount for small cameras. This clamping monopod provides a stable base and the flexibility to mount any small device with a 1/4"-20 tripod thread.

You can easily mount the ActionPod on virtually any surface up to 1.5" thick such as trees, bike handles, car doors, ski-poles, doorframes, backpacks, tabletops, or even a skateboard. This flexible monopod features a single 5-link, micro-adjustable arm for quickly finding the right position for a shot.

Designed to mount small devices that have a 1/4"-20 tripod thread, such as your GoPro, Sony ActionCam, point-and-shoot, small video camera, flash unit, radar detector, GPS unit, and onboard lights.
Eliminates the need for use of tripods
Offers a stable, micro-adjustable, and length-adjustable platform
5-link 8" arm for precise positioning of a camera or other device
Can be attached onto any surface up to 1.5" thick
Allows mounting the camera on trees, bike handles, car doors, ski poles, doorframes, backpacks, tabletops, or even skateboards
Suitable for mounting devices quickly without the use of tripods, locking arms, adhesive bases, or suction mounts
Can be used with other Dinkum Systems' interchangeable heads and bases (sold separately) to attach a range of products to meet on-set challenges
UPC: 850884003006

Dinkum Systems ActionPod Specs

Compatible WithDevices with 1/4"-20 camera-type thread
Payload3 lb / 1.36 kg
Base TypeClamp, mounts on 1.5" / 3.81 cm thick surfaces
Length8" / 20.32 cm
Weight6 oz / 170 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.39 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.05 x 4.85 x 1.45"

Dinkum Systems ActionPod Reviews

useful and versatile, but hard to work one-handed

By Mona
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-24

One negative is that the clamp is extremely stiff and hard to open one-handed if you have small hands like I do. But, overall this is an extremely versatile tool, for creatively mounting anything with a 1/4-20 thread: action cameras, shotgun or other mics, small lights, etc etc.

Great use for Sound Mixers!

By Devon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-04

Bought this originally as a plant mic mount. Found out when not in use for plant mics I can actually clamp it onto my mixer bag with a phone holder attachment where I can run my Sound Devices wingman app and run my sound reports notes. Great versatility and a nice strong clamp!


By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-11

You could get some workout with this clamp! Works as advertised!


By Rogelio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-18

Seems sturdy! Real sturdy! Will handle a cell phone/pocket camera/mirrorless camera no problem! Youll need some hand muscle to work the clamp sometimes, but thats good right. Again, sturdy. Im very happy with it.

Youll need a very strong grip

By George
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-17

The spring in the clamp is so strong its as much as impossible to open it enough to clamp it onto about anything thicker than a fraction of an inch.  Other than that it appear to hold any reasonable load in position.  Maybe I can get the spring tension to weaken somehow.

I use it as a way for quickly adding and removing accessories to and off gimbal.

By Aleksandr
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-05

Been using it for a year and happy so far. Hope it lasts.

Must have for Action recording

By Howard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-23

This is a must have if your are recording on the move, on your bike or sporting event! Simply clamp on and record away!! This system clamps to any surface (even rope fence) I have recorded over 20 games using this clamp to give me rock steady foundation to record from .

Sturdy for Stationary Mounting and Very Strong Clamp

By Jaan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-15

As others have noted, the clamp is strong and may be difficult for some folks to open fully. I can get it to max opening with my dominant hand with a bit of focus but struggle with my other hand. I am confident it'll stay put if I'm mounting a strobe or phone on a stationary item but I don't imagine I'd mount on anything that shakes (motorcycle, car, bike, etc.) as the articulating arm transfers vibration very efficiently. Articulating the item is a noisy affair as the plastic components are very-snugly fitted. Things stay put once you wrenched them into place. I removed 1 start because I feel the articulating arm needs 1 or 2 more nodes of articulation - I can manage without them, however. Also: I did accidentally pull off the top node (with the thread) but was able to pop it back on without too much struggle. It remains snug.

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Is it possible to detach the clamp?

Is it possible to detach the clamp?
Asked by: Andrei
The ActionPod clamp is not detachable.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2022-01-17


Can I make it shorter?
Asked by: Anonymous
The sections can be removed or added to the Actionpod.
Answered by: Graham N.
Date published: 2021-01-31

Anyone used this with a small action cam mounted ...

Anyone used this with a small action cam mounted on a moving car? Wondering how much video shake I would get. (Arm will be aligned vertically, not laterally.)
Asked by: Scott
As the arm would likely add vibration to the camera, we would recommend the GoPro Suction Cup Mount for best results, but in either case, you would likely need to use in camera stabilization or to stabilize the footage in editing. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/999131-REG/gopro_aucmt_302_suction_cup_mount.html
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2021-05-27


Does the gooseneck unscrew from the clamp? It appears that it might. I only need the gooseneck but it has to have a 1/4 -20 male on one end and a 1/4 -20 female on the other.
Asked by: Timothy
Isnt no possible
Answered by: abel s.
Date published: 2018-08-28


How tightly would this grip the crossbar of Something like a Ronin-M? Id like to attach a monitor or Atomos Shogun and be able to quickly/easily adjust its viewing angle. Will it stay firmly attached and not slip?
Asked by: Jon
It's a very tight grip but it all comes down to weight. If the object is too heavy it will make the crossbar sag.
Answered by: Jim K.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Can you pan with this without affecting up and down position?
Asked by: James
No you can't pan. And if you try, it will not be smooth at all. I use it for mounting my go pro pretty much anywhere. With an adapter and you can clamp your go pro.
Answered by: benjamin h.
Date published: 2018-08-28


does the clamp open enough to grab a door?
Asked by: Anonymous
Probably not, only if the door is thin. I just measured it, it opens up to 4cm wide, and it can't grab and of my doors at home. I use it to grab my baby's crib, to hold an IP camera. I took a photo of it open wide, but I see I can't upload it here.
Answered by: Luis R.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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