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Moza Air 2S gimbal officially released

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Moza has officially released its new flagship gimbal, the Moza Air 2S, aimed at filmmakers and videographers looking for a workhorse gimbal that they can use all day.

The Moza Air 2S can carry a payload of up to 4.2kg, making it suitable for most mirrorless and DSLR systems, including digital cinema cameras. It also features a 3200mAH battery for up to 20 hours shooting time and external USB charging. 

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The Moza Air 2S is an update on the existing Moza Air 2 (opens in new tab), offering improved shooting time (20 hours as opposed to 16 hours) and charging time (2 hours rather than 5 hours). However, the unit is a little heavier, weighing in at 1.75kg as opposed to 1.6kg for the Air 2.

The Moza Air 2S features a redesigned smart wheel allowing precise control of pan, tilt, zoom and focusing (with the optional iFOCUS lens control system). An array of accessories can be attached via its Arri Rosette, cold shoe mount, M4 mounting hole and universal extension bracket provides – including microphones, lights, sliders, monitors and handles.

The Moza Air 2S also features a new three-axis lock design for secure storage and lets you save different camera set-ups so you don't have to reconfigure the gimbal each time – ideal if you find yourself switching between bodies or lenses during a shoot.

Like the Air 2, the quick-release system on the Moza Air 2S features One-Step Balancing and is compatible with Manfrotto quick release plates, letting you switch quickly from tripod to gimbal and back again. 

There are a wealth of advanced shooting modes to chose from too, including object tracking, sports gear mode and FPV mode, as well as a mimic motion control mode that lets you control each axis independently via smartphone. As with the Air 2, the Moza Air 2S is aimed more at serious videographers than beginners and looks to offer even more features to help you get creative with your filmmaking. 

The Moza Air 2S is available for $499 (prices for other regions are yet to be announced). 

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Laurence McJannet
Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).