MS1: Beholder Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras

Beholder Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras

Model: MS1
  • Simple to Operate
  • Light Weight Durable Construction
  • Works with the A7S, GH4 and BMPCC and More
  • Equipped with 3 Axis Gyro Stabilized Brushless Motors to Balance Most Mirrorless Cameras
  • Lithium Battery Powered- Low Maintenance, Eco-Friendly
  • Illuminated ON-OFF Switch/Battery Indicator
  • 1/4"-20 Tripod Mount Socket


The Beholder Gimbal MS1 is a 3-axis handheld camera stabilizer designed for point & shoot and mirrorless cameras to achieve smooth, stable footage. The Beholder uses brushless gimbal motors to stabilize movement on tilt-and-roll axes and provide incredibly smooth image capture while shooting handheld, while walking, or in any situation in which the camera is moving. The MS1 can support up to 1.9 pounds (860 grams) of camera. A number of cameras are well-suited for the MS1 including the Sony a7S, RX-100 and NEX series, Panasonic GH4, Samsung NX500, and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. The gimbal's ¼" - 20 thread mount at the bottom of the handle is perfect for attaching an articulating monitor arm for monitoring / recording (e.g., a small monitor or smartphone), or for mounting the MS1 to a monopod, tripod or slider. The built-in 5-way joystick control offers complete command over pan/tilt and mode choice. Select from "Follow," "Lock," and adjust Pan-and-Tilt. A USB port on the handle can be used to power a small LED light or your smartphone. Included with the stabilizer is a quick-release balance plate, an offset camera mount, a USB power supply for charging, and a travel case.

Supports BMPCC, GH4, A7 series, Sony NEX series, etc.

The Beholder Gimbal is perfect for point & shoot and mirrorless cameras such as Sony's a7S, RX-100 and NEX series, Panasonic GH4, Samsung NX500, and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

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Quick-release Balance Plate

Easily mount and balance your camera with the quick-release balance baseplate. Tool-less adjustments are easily made for lens changes.

Quick-release Balance Plate
Pan and Tilt Control Stick

Pan and Tilt Control Stick

The pan-and-tilt "joystick" puts control at your fingertips. Greater movement is at your command. Shooting angles range up to approximately 45° Roll and 90° Tilt (off center).

All-Aluminum Construction

Durable, lightweight aluminum build; gimbal weighs 1.7 lb.

All-Aluminum Construction

Customize your gimbal with accessories

Keep your camera ready to shoot on a tripod.

Customize your gimbal with accessories

A convenient 3/8"-16 thread hole allows for mounting a monitor, microphone or light.

USB Power Options

The USB port on the handle can be used to charge or power your smartphone, GoPro camera or other USB-powered devices. This is convenient if your camera has a Wi-Fi "Live" Mode and you send the signal to your smartphone.

USB Power Options

Beholder MS1 3 Axis Gimbal Balancing Tutorial

Watch Julio Ramon from Ikan Corp balance the Beholder MS1 3 axis brushless gimbal stabilizer for Mirrorless cameras. In this video Julio illustrates how easy it is to balance a mirrorless camera.


Battery Cap
Battery Holder
Camera Offset Bracket
Gimbal Stabilizer
Laser Cut Foam Soft Carry Case
Micro USB AC Adapter
Quick Release Plate
Three Batteries (Type 18650)

Battery Life:2 - 3 Hours
Camera Compatibility:Sony A7s, NEX Series, Panasonic DMC-GH4 w/ small lens, BMPCC, etc.
Max. Capacity:1.9 lbs (850g)
Shipping Dimensions:14.8 x 7.7 x 3.9 in.
Shipping Dimensions (Metric):268 x 168 x 123 mm
Shipping Weight:3 lbs
Shipping Weight (Metric):1.36 kg
UPC Code:847983014941
Weight :1.7 lbs. (with batteries)
Weight (Metric):0.77 kg (with batteries)

Essential Accessories
Model: DGH
  • Compatible with the Ikan Beholder Gimbals along with many other Ikan products
  • Adds enhanced control and maneuverability to hand held gimbal operation
  • Will work with most gimbals which include a 3/8"-16 threaded mount on their base
  • Made of durable yet lightweight aluminum
Model: IB-18650-26-3PK
  • Universal rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Perfect for your gimbals, LED Lights, and other high-drain electronic devices.
  • Integrated battery overcharge & discharge protection circuit.
  • No Memory Effect
Model: MS-E002
  • Compatible with models:
    • DS1
    • MS1
    • MS-PRO
    • EC1
    • DS2
    • DS2-A
Gimbal Accessories

Gimbal Mini Tripod / Handle
for Beholder EC1, DS2, DS2-A, MS-PRO Gimbal Stabilizers


Quick Release Plate Assembly

Adapter Plate Assembly
3.7V Power

ICH-SC4 Battery Charger with 2x 18650 2600mAh Batteries

ICH-SC4 Battery Charger with 3x 18650 2600mAh Batteries

ICH-SC4 Battery Charger with 4x 18650 2600mAh Batteries
Accessorized For

5V, 2A Universal USB Wall Charger

Beholder Battery Set 18650

MA-90 Aluminum Monopod with GH03F Head (E-Image)

Beholder DS1 and MS1 Joystick Extension For DSLR & Mirrorless Camera Gimbals (2m)

4 Battery Universal Smart LCD Charger

Replacement Battery Cap for Beholder Gimbals


USB Cable

Beholder Lithium 4 Cell Quick Charger

Silicone Gasket Set

Camera Fixed Nut Set

Locking Block (holding)

by Bart Johnson Productions

"Ikan has a range of gimbals suitable for cameras of any size. We take a look at the FLY-X3-GO for GoPros, the FLY-X3-PLUS for smartphones, the MS1 for Mirrorless Cameras, and the DS1 for DSLRs."

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"Ikan, popular for their wide variety of budget-conscious filmmaking hardware, shows off several one-handed gimbals designed for anything from a smartphone to a DSLR."

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MS1 & DS1
by News Shooter

"The DS1 is for larger DSLRs up to 3.8lbs. Get it all balanced and it's ready to go. It has most of the same features as the MS1 with the pan/tilt control joystick, the one difference is the inverted mode..."

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MS1 - Cinematic Images
by Bedford Camera

"The gimbal is a compact, aluminum build and weighs in at just over a pound. It is solid without being overbearing. The details in the design are well thought out as well. We love this attention to detail."

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