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Moza prices its Slypod auto-sliding monopod at US$499

Moza prices its Slypod auto-sl...
The Slypod is an odd and interesting gadget to throw in your tripod bag
The Slypod is an odd and interesting gadget to throw in your tripod bag
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The Slypod is an odd and interesting gadget to throw in your tripod bag
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The Slypod is an odd and interesting gadget to throw in your tripod bag
Long handle helps counterbalance the weight of the camera
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Long handle helps counterbalance the weight of the camera
Add a Moza camera gimbal and you can synchronize movements between the two using a phone app
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Add a Moza camera gimbal and you can synchronize movements between the two using a phone app
Only gives 11 inches of camera movement
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Only gives 11 inches of camera movement
Combining it with a gimbal is the best way to get the most out of it
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Combining it with a gimbal is the best way to get the most out of it
Mounted to a tripod, it's a motorized slider for motion shots
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Mounted to a tripod, it's a motorized slider for motion shots

The Slypod is an odd little filmmaking tool that works with Moza's camera gimbals to add controlled, steady movement to your shots. Weighing in at just 750 g (1.65 lb), it can form part of a monopod setup or click onto a tripod.

The US$499 price tag announced today might make this a difficult choice for filmmakers, given that the Slypod only allows a camera movement of 11 in (280 mm) and there are plenty of motorized sliders out there that can beat that travel distance for a lot less.

On the other hand, through Moza's app suite you can program the Slypod in concert with a camera gimbal like the Moza Air 2, as well as a follow focus – so if you're already using a Moza gimbal, the Slypod does open up some unique creative movements that you'd have to spend a lot to replicate.

Mounted to a tripod, it's a motorized slider for motion shots
Mounted to a tripod, it's a motorized slider for motion shots

Its other advantage is weight and compactness. At 750 g and about the size of a single tripod leg, you can pretty much throw it in your tripod bag, where other sliders are a fair bit bulkier and a harder choice to take out on the road when you don't have the luxury of a camera car. The battery lasts two hours, which should be enough for most shoots, but you can also stick a USB powerbank on it for effectively unlimited sliding time.

Check the Slypod out in the video below.

Source: Moza

MOZA Slypod - The World's First 2-in-1 Motorized Slider & Monopod

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Wolf0579
Perfect for those unmotivated camera movement shots everyone has become so strangely fond of.