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DVC 17837 DSLR Flycam Nano Camera Stabilizer with Free Quick Release (Black)

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  • Quick Balancing
  • Easy To Assemble
  • For Cameras weighing 1.5kg (3.3) to 2kg (4.4lb)
  • Newly designed Flycam Stabilizer for DSLR Cameras
  • Aluminum construction with black powder coating
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 6.5 x 8 inches ; 6.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0051XJXJU
  • Item model number: 17837
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 21, 2011

Product Description

The DSLR Flycam Nano is a lightweight stabilizing system carefully created for DSLR cameras weighing 1.5kg (3.3) to 2kg (4.4lb). This compact hand held system takes away the need for tripods or dolly's, giving videographers the ability to create smooth videos while the camera is in motion. Features a camera platform with both x and y adjustments, and multiple mount holes for various camera positions. The weight plate contains sixteen weight discs to balance your camera on the stabilizer. These can be added/removed based on need. The weights are fastened on the weight plate with 1/4" screw. The Flycam Nano has a Telescopic Sled for Perfect Balancing. Specifications: The Stabilizer is made of aluminum with black power coating Camera Platform knobs made of strong and durable plastic Soft hand-grip foam Weights made of MS & powder coating Each weight disc diameter : 65mm Each weight thickness : 4.5mm The weight fastening screw : 1/4" Stabilizer weight : 1.60 Kg (3.5lb) Weight of one weight disc : 95grm (4oz) Length of Stabilizer : 14.5" Complete Length with telescopic : 22.5" Top plate dimensions : 7" (L) x 4"(L) Diameter of sled : 23mm Color of stabilizer : Black Gimbal bearings made of Stainless Steel Compatible with the following cameras: Canon : 5d Mark II, EOS7D,1000D,40D,50D,450D,60D,1100D,30D,20D,350D,450D,Rebel XSI,XT,T2I,500D,550D,etc.

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Customer Reviews

Bottom line, well worth the money.
The only thing i would really say is that it takes quite a while to balance upon first use but that is quite normal. once you get the hang of it you are good to go.
Richard Baker
They should include a DVD teaching how to balance this thing.

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78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Joshua B. Hall on June 13, 2012
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I've been doing videography for 5 years but I'm finishing up college, so I'm always looking for the most bang for my buck when buying camera/video equipment.

I have used the Glidecam and I bought the flycam nano from Amazon. After doing TONS of research and watching many sample videos I decided to try going with the flycam nano because it was 1/3 the price of the Glidecam I was looking into buying. I almost returned it a week later because another one of my film buddies slammed the flycam pretty hard (he didn't know I had just bought it. The irony was that he was trying to sell his Glidecam and even said that he needed to "pawn it off on somebody". Hmmmm. Well I decided to give it another week and I'm VERY glad that I didn't return it! I originally bought it with the intent to learn how to use a steadicam better with the flycam and then upgrade to the glidecam a year or so later. Well, I don't think I'll be upgrading, because you don't have to with this steadicam. When I shoot with it I use my Canon T2i with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6. It's a cheap setup, but it's much lighter than running it with a Canon 5D and a heavier lens. I find that with this setup (without my rode video mic that makes it a little less stable) I can use the flycam nano an hour or more at a time, which is what I need to be able to do for some of the outdoor events I shoot.

Everywhere I shoot at that has other experienced videographers, they are skeptical of my flycam nano and even insult it. After I have all the footage edited though they are very impressed! Here's the bottom line: to use a steadicam well you should expect to spend about 40 hours practicing/using it. If you're not willing to spend the time, it won't matter which steadicam you buy!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John Smith on March 11, 2012
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I bought this product about a month ago and am very pleased. I use it with a T2i and once balanced it adds so much life to m shots. Kepp in mind you aren't really supposed to use this with just one hand, if you look at proper tutorials of flycams, they will tell you to hold the handle with one hand, and guide the flycam with your other 2 fingers, so keep that in mind.
Some things to note:
It does not balance with a T2i and a kit lens(18-55mm), (at least mine wouldn't) it was way to light. To add some extra weight i put my led video light on my camera with the kit lens and that seems to work just great.I recommend getting a wide angle lens with this flycam when it is in your budget, an ultra wide angle is what really make this device pop. Also, the quick release plate is a bit weird, yes it works, but it for some reason is made of really cheap plastic. The good thing is it is not required to use the quick release plate in order to use the device. It takes maybe 30 seconds to remove the quick release plate from the flycam.
Other than that, I like, it is a solidly built product. I would recommend for anybody, especially if your on a lower budget. I think this stands up against the $700 Merlin easily, I have used both of them and there is nowhere near a $500 difference. Good Flying everyone!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy A. Davis on May 23, 2013
I have used this Glidecam knock-off for over a year now and I am very disappointing. I was hoping for a rig that had fewer bells and whistled/feature, but would perform functionally as well.

The missing features like a quality quick release plate (I would not recommend using the one that comes with it at all), micro adjustments, and easily changeable weights explain the lower price tag, but the performance makes the price tag much more expensive than a Glidecam. Save your money and invest in the real thing.


The first thing I noticed when using the flycam is that the handle is too close to the camera plate. I do a lot of lower height shooting with the camera closer to the ground. With the handle as high on the center post as it is, it keeps knocking into the camera plate and ruining the shot. Unless you plan on using the rig at shoulder level all the time, you will end up knocking into the camera plate.

The handle is also too short. I have to have my pinky off of the bottom of the handle otherwise my index finger and thumb are touching the Y joint that holds the post (and I wear a men's small in glove size). If your hand bumps this part it ruins the shot.

Another MAJOR issue is the weights. The holes for the weights are slightly larger than the screws. This means that if you move around quickly (as in running or changing directions, the weights will shift. This not only makes clinking noises, but it changes the balance of the rig.

I have also experienced a lot of pendulum movement. I do not know if this is due to the weights shifting or the gimble location too high, or a combination.

Another issue is the main post bearing. It is not frictionless.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mick Mason on January 15, 2012
I've just purchased DSLR Flycam Nano and have been practicing with it. The balancing mechanism is obvious, so I ignored any recommendations to look at YouTube videos and jumped straight in. Needless to say, I had a lot of trouble balancing it.

A couple of points. In the printed instructions, it mentions that there are two black plastic widgets that stop the camera rotating. There seemed to be no obvious way that these could be used to prevent camera rotation, and whilst watching one of the videos online, I noticed that these bits of plastic were instead being used to ensure the counter weights were evenly spaced on their slots (the lug fitted into the hole on the base plate, and the bolt for the counter weight goes through the piece of plastic). It is very important to make sure the counter weights are the same distance as each other from the center pole. Also, don't forget that the center pole extends and collapses. This is how you fine tune the counter weight balance. Don't just add or remove more weights, use the leverage of the pole (by extending/retracting it) to get the balance perfect.

Having done all this, my Flycam was balanced perfectly whilst facing forward, but when it rotated to the left or right, the balance changed and the device began to tilt. This is due to the gimbal being incorrectly balanced (imprecise engineering) and can be resolved by sticking small strips of golfers lead tape to the front edge of the Gimbal (solution by Carrac2 on YouTube [...]).Lead-Weighted Golf Club Tape - 1 Roll

A lot of people have mentioned on various sites that it takes a long time to balance.
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