by Yossy Mendelovich
The PIVOT handheld 3-Axis gimbal stabilizer supports a wide range of DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even cinema cameras weighing up to 8 pounds.
It’s gimbal time – or should we say: another day, another gimbal. In January, we covered two new gimbals: the Filmpower Nebula 4100 Slant and the DJI Ronin-S. Both of them share a lot of similarities. So, what’s new about the Ikan PIVOT? In one word: Payload!
Max 8 lbs Payload for Cinema Cameras
The PIVOT can hold a maximum combined payload of 8 lbs – truly impressive compared to other gimbals. This not only allows you to use a wider range of camera and lens combinations and accessories, but also opens up the possibility to handle heavier cameras, even compact cinema cameras (RED, anyone?).
– Max payload of 8 pounds (3.6kg)
– Angled arm for unobstructed view of the camera’s screen
– Advanced image stabilization
– iOS and Android app
– Carbon fiber handle
– Full 360 degree movements on all three axis
– OLED display screen
– Point & Lock mechanism
Other Interesting Features
Point & Lock mechanism: The PIVOT gives you the option to lock your camera into any position by manually holding it in any direction. After a couple of seconds, the camera will lock and hold its position.
Pressure Sensitive Joystick: The pressure sensitive joystick allows for better precision when controlling the gimbal.
Multiple Mounting Options: The PIVOT handle comes with two 1/4″-20 mounts that are perfect for mounting accessories such as a light, microphone, or monitor. A 3/8″-16 thread located on the bottom allows you to securely mount the PIVOT to a tripod, jib, or dual handle support system.
The PIVOT provides decent battery life, with an operating time of 8-10 hours, and up to 20 hours in standby mode.
– Battery Charge Time: 3 – 4 Hours
– Battery Operating Time: 8 – 10 Hours
– Battery Stand By Time: Up to 20 Hours
– Battery Type: 18650, 3.7V, 2600mAh, Li-Ion
– Dimensions: 16 x 10 x 3 in.
– Payload: Up to 8 lbs (3.6kg)
– Weight :4 lbs