EC1-DGH-KIT: EC1 Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Kit w/ Dual Grip Handles

EC1 Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Kit w/ Dual Grip Handles
for DSLRs & Mirrorless Cameras

Model: EC1-DGH-KIT
  • 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer with 360 Degree Rotating Motors
  • Designed for DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras up to 5 lbs.
  • Stabilized with a 32-Bit Controller and a 12-Bit Encoder System
  • Adaptive PID Algorithm Produces Reliable Stability and Efficient Battery Life
  • Battery Operating Life of up to 20 Hours with 3 Rechargeable 18650 Batteries
  • 4 Modes of Operation with Auto Inversion and an OLED Status Display
  • With an Innovative Manual Point & Lock Composition Adjustment Feature
  • Comfort Grip Handles Help Reduce Fatigue and Loss of Grip
  • Dual Grip Handles Feature Built-in Table Top Feet and Four 1/4"-20 Accessory Mounts



The Beholder EC1 is designed specifically for professional filmmakers looking for a single handheld stabilizer for a large range of medium and small cameras weighing up to 4.5 lbs. The Beholder EC1 is lightweight, easy to use, and can be carried in the supplied case or a small photographer bag.

360 Motors

The 3-Axis gimbal features three 360 degree rotating brushless motors that give you a limitless range of motion.

360 Motors

Designed for DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

With a payload of up to 4.5 lbs., the EC1 has the ability to stabilize a wide range of today's popular DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Sony a6300, Sony a7SII, Panasonic GH4, and the Canon 5D Mark III are just a few cameras that the EC1 can handle.

EC1 with Canon 5D mk IV

360° Product View

EC1 with Sony a7S II

360° Product View

Advanced Stabilization

Using a 32-bit controller with a 12-bit encoder, the EC1 uses an adaptive PID algorithm to produce a reliably efficient handheld stabilizer.

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.

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 EC1 features 3 different follow modes. In Yaw-Axis Follow Mode, the EC1 will only follow your Pan movements. In Pitch and Yaw-Axis Follow mode, the EC1 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
OLED Status Display

OLED Status Display

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

Easy to Use

With a newly designed quick-release baseplate system, the EC1 is easy to balance without the need of any tools.

Easy to Use

Multiple Mounting Options

The EC1 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 EC1 to a tripod, jib, or dual handle support system such as the Ikan DGH.

Multiple Mounting Options Multiple Mounting Options

Beholder EC1 3 Axis Gimbal Balancing Tutorial

Watch Julio Ramon from Ikan Corp balance the new Beholder EC1 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras.


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.

What's Included

1x Battery Cap With 3/8-16 Mount (Pre-Assembled)
1x Battery Holder
1x EC1 Gimbal Stabilizier
1x Instruction Manual
1x Micro USB AC Adapter
1x Quick Release Plate (Pre-Assembled)
1x Travel Case
1x Travel Case Strap
3x 18650 Batteries
1x 1/4"-20 Camera Screw (Pre-Assembled)
1x 1/4"-20 D-Ring Screw (Pre-Assembled)
1x Gimbal Crossbar
2x Gimbal Crossbar Feet
2x Rubber Grip Handles
1 x 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Adapter (Pre-Assembled)
4 x 1/4"-20 Flat 5/32 Socket Cap Screws
1x 5/32 Hex Key

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:Most Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras
Shipping Dimensions:16 x 10 x 6 in.
Shipping Dimensions (Metric):406 x 254 x 152 mm
Shipping Weight:7 lbs
Shipping Weight (Metric):3.1 kg
UPC Code:847983019670
Weight :3.6 lb
Weight (Metric):1.63 kg
Working Angle (Pan Motor):360°
Working Angle (Roll Motor):360°
Working Angle (Tilt Motor):360°

Essential Accessories
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: ICH-SC4
  • Charges 18650 and 18350 Gimbal Batteries
  • Will Also Charge AA, AAA, C, SC, and Other Rechargeable Batteries (Consult Quick Start Guide for Full List)
  • Controlled by microcomputer
  • Charges two different styles of batteries simultaneously
Model: MS-E002
  • Compatible with models:
    • DS1
    • MS1
    • MS-PRO
    • EC1
    • DS2
    • DS2-A
Model: P-CLAMP
  • Allows you to mount any smart phone to a Beholder gimbal
  • High quality machined aluminum
  • Multiple 1/4-20 mounts for versatile vounting options
  • Includes rubber pads to protect your phone from scratches
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

EC1 Testing
by Von Wong

"The EC1, as you can see, is super stable. You can get those super low angles, no problem, flip it back up and boom. Something else you can do? I can just keep spinning around it. Why? No cables to get tangled!"

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EC1 with Sony a7Sii
by RunGunShoot

"A gimbal test of the Beholder EC1 with Sony a7Sii and vintage Nikon 50mm 1.4 lens. All-manual focus: I set focus to a preset distance and maintained the distance from subject while walking."

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NAB 2017
by A.J. Mash

"See their gimbals, lights, field monitors, support systems and much more. Great products from one of my favorite companies."

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by School Video News

"These are great for stabilizing your shots. They usually come in a handheld unit, but you can attach it to an accessory handle to distribute the weight better. They have 4 different modes and 360 degree pan motors."

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EC1 Beholder Gimbal
by Tom Krueger

"I decided to put it through the paces in a music video. We were shootingi n up to 50 miles per hour wind. Nothing seemed to faze its balance. Its battery life is insanely good. This piece of gear is phenomenal."

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GH5 on EC1 Gimbal
by Sören Schulz

"We used the Ikan Beholder exclusively with the Dual Grip Handle. For low shots close to the ground you can operate the gimbal upside down, it will automatically adjust its position."

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