Beholder MS-1 3 Axis Gimbal Review

Our colleague, Florida based photographer Darren Miles, recently had a chance to review the Team Rebel Design Beholder MS-1 3 Axis Gimbal. This units joins a growing number of small light gimbals for mirrorless cameras and offers simple operation in a very affordable package.

For Miles this is the second gimbal review (you can see his DJI Ronin review here), but this one is of a much smaller and less expensive unit.

Here are some official specs for the Beholder MS-1:

  • Height: 268mm/10.5 Inches.
  • Length: 168mm, 6.6 Inches.
  • Width: 123mm
, 4.8 Inches.
  • Weight Without a battery: 641g/1.4 Pounds.
  • Weight With a battery: 778g/1.7 Pounds.
  • Maximum Supported Camera Weight:850g/1.9 Pounds.
  • Supported Camera Models: Sony A7S, NEX series, Panasonic DMC-GH4 small lens, BMPCC, Etc.
  • Battery: 3* 3.7v Li-ion 18650 2600mAh
  • Price: $500.
One of the strong points of the MS-1 besides its simple operations seems to be its price point – at $500 it is less expensive that much of the competition by as much as 50%.

We are looking forward to testing the MS-1 later this year possibly with the upcoming Sony A7000 which should be an interesting combination with this small and light stabilizer.

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid. You can check out many more reviews and videos on stabilized gimbals on our special sub-section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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