Product Highlights
  • 2.3 kg (5 lbs) Max. Payload Capacity
  • 1.59 kg (3.5 lbs) Weight
  • 360° Pan Angle Range
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Overview

The Beholder DS2-A is designed specifically for professional filmmakers looking for a single handheld stabilizer for a large range of small cameras weighing up to 5 lbs.

With the DS2-A-DGH-KIT you get both the DS2-A and the DGH dual grip handle to make using the gimbal easy. The DS2-A features a unique angled roll motor arm, which allows you to have a better view of the camera’s screen while using the gimbal. In addition, the DS2-A also features a 60 second Auto-Sweep mode, which allows you to program a 60 second camera movement. The Beholder DS2-A is lightweight, easy to use, and can be carried in your camera bag. It is also versatile enough to be used with a DSLR, mirrorless camera, GoPro, or smartphone.

Key Features:

  • Works with DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras Under 5 lbs
  • Includes DGH Dual Grip Handle
  • 360 Degree Movement on Pan Axis
  • Equipped with 3 Axis Gyro Stabilized Brushless Motors
  • OLED Display Screen to Show Operating Modes
  • Equipped with 32-Bit Controller & 12-Bit Encoder
  • Lithium Battery Powered- Low Maintenance, Eco-Friendly
  • Illuminated joystick indicating on-off status
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount Socket

Angled Motor Arm

The DS2-A is the first Ikan Beholder gimbal to feature an angled roll motor arm that gives you a better view of the camera’s screen. This makes it easier to frame your shots and follow the action.

360° Motors

The DS2-A features a 360 degree rotation brushless motor on the yaw axis for a higher range of mobility.

Designed for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

With a payload of up to 5 lbs. the DS2-A has the ability to stabilize a wide range of today’s popular DSLR & mirrorless cameras including the Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 6D, Canon 7D, Sony a6300, Sony a7SII, Panasonic GH5, GoPro, or smartphone.

Advanced Stabilization

Using a 32-bit controller with a 12-bit encoder, the DS2-A uses an adaptive PID algorithm to produce an efficient handheld stabilizer. This means that the gimbal will respond faster, balance easier, and have greater battery life.

Lock Mode

In Lock Mode, the yaw, pitch, and roll axis work together to keep the camera pointed in one direction. The camera's composition will stay the same no matter how you move the handle.

Point & Lock

Quickly lock your camera into any position by manually pointing and holding it in any direction. After a few seconds, the camera will lock and hold its position until it is reset back to default.

Auto Inversion

Switch to Inverted Mode at any time by simply flipping the handle over the camera. Inverted Mode can be operated in conjunction with any of the Lock and Follow Modes.

Multiple Follow Modes

The DS2-A features 3 different follow modes. In Yaw-Axis Follow Mode, the DS2-A will only follow your pan movements. In Pitch and Yaw-Axis Follow mode, the DS2 will follow your pan and tilt movements. Finally, the 3-Axis Follow Mode gives you full control allowing you to pan, tilt, and roll.

  • Lock Mode (Profile 1)

    Lock ModeLock Mode will allow the camera to hold a certain direction, and will not follow, pan, or tilt.Lock Mode
  • Pan-Follow Mode (Profile 2)

    Pan-Follow ModePan-Follow Mode allows the gimbal to follow pan axis, and hold the tilt position.Pan-Follow Mode
  • Follow Mode (Profile 3)

    Follow ModeFollow Mode allows the camera to follow both tilt and pan directions.Follow Mode
  • 3-Axis Follow Mode (Profile 4)

    3-Axis Follow Mode3-Axis Follow Mode has no restrictions as it allows the camera to follow pan, tilt, and roll.3-Axis Follow Mode

60 Second Auto-Sweep

The DS2 has a 60 second auto-sweep feature that allows you to program a 60 second movement. Position the camera at the end point, and then press the mode button 5 times. Then, position the camera at the start point and let the DS2 do the rest! The camera will move from one point to the other in a 60 second time frame.

OLED Status Display

A display screen located on the handle conveniently provides you with the battery life and current operating mode.

Easy to Use

With a newly designed quick-release baseplate system, the DS2-A is easy to balance without any tools.

Multiple Mounting Options

The DS2-A 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 DS2-A to a tripod, jib, or dual handle support system such as the Ikan DGH.

What's Included

DS2-A Gimbal Stabilizier
GTP Tripod
3x 18650 Batteries
Battery Cap With 3/8-16 Mount (Pre-Assembled)
Battery Holder
Micro USB AC Adapter
Quick Release Plate (Pre-Assembled)
Travel Case w/ Strap
1/4"-20 Camera Screw (Pre-Assembled)
Instruction Manual

DGH Dual Grip Handle
Gimbal Crossbar
2x Rubber Grip Handles
2x Gimbal Crossbar Feet
3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Adapter (Pre-Assembled)
1/4"-20 D-Ring Screw (Pre-Assembled)
4x 1/4"-20 Flat 5/32 Socket Cap Screws
5/32 Hex Key

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Product Specifications

DS2-A-DGH-KIT

Battery Battery Type: 18650, 3.7V, 2600mAh, Li-Ion Batteries
Battery Charge Time: 3 - 4 Hours
Battery Operating Time: 8-10 Hours
Battery Stand By Time: Up to 20 Hours
Payload 2200 g (5 lbs)
Weight 1.59 kg (3.5 lbs)
* Combined
Working Angle Pan Motor: 360°
Roll Motor: 310°
Tilt Motor: 310°
Camera Compatibility Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras

Questions & Answers

Ikan DS2-A Dual Grip Handle Gimbal Kit for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

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