Video + Filmmaking

WPPI 2018: Ikan Introduces PIVOT 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

February 26, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

Ikan's newest handheld gimbal, the PIVOT, offers complete 360 movement on all three axes for smooth, cinematic camera movements.

The gimbal can support camera/lens combos up to 8 lbs. Thanks to its angled arm, the camera sits above the roll motor so nothing's blocking your view. The company claims to have improved the response speed and torque, allowing for better image stabilization.

You can control camera movement using a pressure sensitive joystick. There's an OLED status display screen to read out battery life, operation mode, and joystick direction. The gimbal is compatible with Manfrotto's 501PL series mounting plates to make switching from the gimbal to a tripod simple.

There will be an iOS/Android app in March that will let you wirelessly control and calibrate the gimbal.

The Pivot will retail for $750.