MOZA AirCross 2
MOZA announces a new camera gimbal and motorized monopod at NAB. Image courtesy MOZA.

Updated 5/9: MOZA has confirmed pricing and availability for the Slypod.

MOZA has revealed two new products to keep your camera movement smooth and steady: the MOZA AirCross 2 gimbal and MOZA Slypod monopod.

Let’s take a look at both of them:

MOZA Slypod

The Slypod is the world’s first ever motorized monopod, and it’s made with slider motion control tech. This monopod is built with carbon fiber, so it weighs less than 1,000g. That’s including its batteries. However, just because it’s light that doesn’t mean it can’t handle some payloads. It can handle up to 18kg payloads and 12kg horizontal payloads. For its size, this is very impressive, to say the least.

MOZA Slypod
MOZA Slypod. Image courtesy MOZA.

Remote controlled

With the MOZA App, the telescope length, sliding speed and programmable motion time-lapse can be controlled. However, if you don’t want to use the App, you can always use the optional Remote Handunit.

Weather beware!

The Slypod is built to withstand wind, sand and dust. So you won’t need to worry if the winds pick up in the middle of your shoot.

MOZA AirCross 2

MOZA AirCross 2
MOZA AirCross 2. Image courtesy MOZA.

The AirCross 2 is designed to handle most mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Also, it can handle most microlenses and conventional lenses. Additionally, it’s compatible with a number of special lens combos. It should be able to handle a variety of camera setups.

It also offers customizable buttons like smart wheel, dial wheel and smart trigger.

Setup

The setup for the AirCross 2 looks easy. Its design holds your camera close to the tilt motor to help make your shooting more stable. If you need to swap out a battery or a memory card, the camera doesn’t have to be released from the unit to do so. When you need to balance your set up, the unit uses an AI calculation system through the MOZA App. The app selects the optimal parameters based on the total weight of the gimbal.

Also, it should be simple to switch between portrait and landscape modes thanks to the AirCross 2’s extra bracket.

Back of MOZA AirCross 2
MOZA AirCross 2 should be able to handle most cameras. Image courtesy MOZA.

How long can it last on a single charge?

The MOZA AirCross 2 uses a 300mAh battery, so it should be able to last up to 12 hours on a single charge. Its battery charges through USB and can be fully charged in just 1.5 hours.

Portability during the shoot

The AirCross 2 has a latch on each axis. These latches secure the camera and gimbal, so you can carry the unit around and don’t need to re-balance anything. It weighs a total of 950g, making it one of the lightest gimbal stabilizers around.

Pricing and availability

The MOZA AirCross 2 doesn’t have a price or release date yet. The MOZA Slypod is open for pre-order for $499. Delivery should begin at the end of June.

Image courtesy MOZA

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