Ikan Introduces the PIVOT Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal with up to 8lb Payload

Ikan Introduces the PIVOT Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal with up to 8lb Payload

The PIVOT handheld 3-Axis gimbal stabilizer supports a wide range of DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even cinema cameras weighing up to 8 pounds. 


It’s gimbal time – or should we say: another day, another gimbal. In January, we covered two new gimbals: the Filmpower Nebula 4100 Slant and the DJI Ronin-S. Both of them share a lot of similarities. So, what’s new about the Ikan PIVOT? In one word: Payload!


Max 8 lbs Payload for Cinema Cameras

The PIVOT can hold a maximum combined payload of 8 lbs – truly impressive compared to other gimbals. This not only allows you to use a wider range of camera and lens combinations and accessories, but also opens up the possibility to handle heavier cameras, even compact cinema cameras (RED, anyone?). 

Key Features

  • Max payload of 8 pounds (3.6kg)
  • Angled arm for unobstructed view of the camera’s screen
  • Advanced image stabilization
  • iOS and Android app
  • Carbon fiber handle
  • Full 360 degree movements on all three axis
  • OLED display screen
  • Point & Lock mechanism

Other Interesting Features 

Point & Lock mechanism: The PIVOT gives you the option to lock your camera into any position by manually holding it in any direction. After a couple of seconds, the camera will lock and hold its position.

Pressure Sensitive Joystick: The pressure sensitive joystick allows for better precision when controlling the gimbal.

Multiple Mounting Options: The PIVOT 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 PIVOT to a tripod, jib, or dual handle support system.

Battery life

The PIVOT provides decent battery life, with an operating time of 8-10 hours, and up to 20 hours in standby mode. 

General Specs: 

  • 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
  • Dimensions: 16 x 10 x 3 in.
  • Payload: Up to 8 lbs (3.6kg)
  • Weight :4 lbs

Price and availability: the price of the PIVOT is $749.99. Pre-orders can be made from Ikan’s website and B&H. 

Watch the video below which summarizes the key features of the PIVOT

Fore more info read the product page or download the PDF. 

The most important part here is the payload, since this gimbal has the potential to be used for cinema applications as well. The major question here is can the PIVOT actually provide smooth cinematic footage even when loaded with its maximum payload? We will just have to wait and see. 

Tell us what you think about this product. Would you use it in cinema applications? Do you see yourself putting your RED on it? 


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