DS2: DS2 Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders<div class="subname">for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras</div> | ikan Mobile
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DS2 Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders
for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Model: DS2
In Stock
MSRP: $699.99 (21% off)
  • Works with DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras under 5 lbs
  • Durable All Aluminum Construction
  • 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



The Ikan Beholder DS2 is the successor to the popular DS1. The DS2 is designed specifically for professional filmmakers looking for a single handheld stabilizer for a large range of small cameras weighing up to 5 lbs. The DS2 features a 60 second Auto-Sweep mode, which allows you to program a 60 second camera movement. The Beholder DS2 is lightweight, easy to use, and can be carried in your camera bag. In addition, the DS2 is versatile enough to be used with a DSLR, mirrorless camera, GoPro or smartphone.

360° Motors

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

360 Motors

Designed for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

With a payload of up to 5 lbs., the DS2 has the ability to stabilize a wide range of today's popular DSLR and mirrorless cameras including theCanon 6D, Sony a6500, Sony a7SII, Panasonic GH5, GoPro, and smartphone.

Advanced Stabilization

360° Product View

Advanced Stabilization Advanced Stabilization

Advanced Stabilization

Using a 32-bit controller with a 12-bit encoder, the DS2 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.

Advanced Stabilization

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.

Lock Mode
Point & Lock

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.

Point & Lock
Auto Inversion

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.

Auto Inversion

Multiple Follow Modes

The DS2 features 3 different follow modes. In Yaw-Axis Follow Mode, the DS2 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 Mode

Lock 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 Mode

Pan-Follow Mode allows the gimbal to follow pan axis, and hold the tilt position.

Pan-Follow Mode

Follow Mode

(Profile 3)

Follow Mode

Follow Mode allows the camera to follow both tilt and pan directions.

Follow Mode

3-Axis Follow Mode

(Profile 4)

3-Axis Follow Mode

3-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.

60 Second Auto-Sweep
OLED Status Display

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 is easy to balance without any tools.

Easy to Use

Multiple Mounting Options

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

Multiple Mounting Options Multiple Mounting Options


Choose your Gimbal Based on your Camera


4.0 lbs


Payload Capacity


*camcorder parts such as lens hood, eyepiece, and microphone adapter MUST be removed to balance correctly

Ikan Lens Recommendations

  • Prime Lens

    Prime Lens
  • Small Zoom Lens

    Small Zoom Lens
  • Telephoto Lens

    Telephoto Lens

Small, lightweight lenses are recommended.
Long or heavy lenses may be difficult to balance.


1 X Battery Cap With 3/8-16 Mount (Pre-Assembled)
1 X Battery Holder (Pre-Assembled)
1 X DS2 Gimbal Stabilizer
1 X Gimbal Mini Tripod
1 X Instruction Manual
1 X Micro USB AC Adapter
1 X Quick Release Plate (Pre-Assembled)
1 X Travel Case
3 X 18650 Batteries

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 Batteries
Camera Compatibility: Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras
Payload: 5 lbs (2200 g)
Shipping Dimensions: 15.1 x 8.8 x 2.9 in.
Shipping Dimensions (Metric): 38 x 22.3 x 7.3 cm
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Weight (Metric): 2.7 kg
UPC Code: 847983022618
Weight : 2.5 lbs
Weight (Metric): 1.13 kg
Working Angle (Pan Motor): 360°
Working Angle (Roll Motor): 310°
Working Angle (Tilt Motor): 310°
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