Steadicam Merlin

$65 / day
$95 / weekend
$140 / week

The Steadicam Merlin is a metal gimbal designed to provide excellent levels of support for smaller video cameras. Merlin weighs in at less than half a kilogram, making it a lightweight and compact accessory to pack in the kit or to travel with.

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The lightweight Steadicam Merlin Camera Stabilising System lets you go where the scene takes you–up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds–almost without limitation. It gives you precise, elegant control for dramatic, professional footage from an eye level perspective. The quick-release mount lets you instantly switch between your stabiliser and any tripod. This system utilizes a metal gimbal for smooth camera movement.

This system is primarily designed for smaller camcorders, utilising a metal gimbal system. The Merlin is ultra light, before being setup with a camera it will weigh less than half a kilogram!

Compared to it’s predecessor, the Steadicam Jr, the Merlin is four times as smooth at a far lighter weight, and can also be easily folded into a small compact size making transport easy. This stabilisation tool allows you to ‘fly’ wherever getting the shot takes you, up and down stairs, through rooms and even through a packed crowd. It’s unique dual extended weight system greatly assists with intertial stability, allowing the use of focal lengths far longer than you could get away with using traditional handheld stabilisation devices. The Merlin vest upgrade is also available here at Camera Hire.


  • The robust stage design features a rigid camera plate, multi-angle viewable level, and larger easily adjustable knobs for secure camera mounting and ease of use
  • A secure gimbal lock allows for precise tuning
  • The lens platform adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies
  • The ergonomic handle affords a comfortable grip for hours without undue fatigue for either right or left-handed users
  • All parts are stainless steel, aluminium or brass for corrosion resistance
  • Dovetail plate and gimbal are retrofittable with original Steadicam Merlin
  • Top dovetail plate has been designed to clear battery doors on most DSLR camera bodies
  • Secure metal interconnect to Merlin arm post
  • Sleek new black and stainless steel styling