Benro has launched the RedDog R1, its new 3-axis gimbal stabilizer with a swivel handle that supports two usage modes: upright and carry. A button on the stabilizer's handle enables users to rapidly switch from upright to carry mode for shots at waist height and lower. When not in use, the R1's handle collapses for enhanced portability.

The RedDog R1 features a CNC-machined body and support for cameras weighing up to 2.9lbs / 1.3kg, as well as a silicone grip, up to 12 hours of battery life per charge, and an included quick storage case. The device is calibrated and updated using the Benro RedDog mobile app, which also works as a remote control.

The stabilizer offers three shooting modes: Universal Follow, Locked-Down, and Horizontal Follow. With these, users can set the stabilizer to keep the camera locked on a subject while ensuring movements are smooth and stable. Other features include a directional button, threaded receiver for attachments, and a 1/4"-20 threaded hole for mounting the stabilizer on a tripod.

The RedDog R1 stabilizer is available now for $399 USD through Benro's USA website and B&H Photo.