Shape Cameleon II Camera Support for Video and DSLR Cameras

SKU: SHCA1200 MFR: CA1200

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The Shape Cameleon II Camera Support consists of the CA Shoulder Rig, Arm1 Telescopic Support Arm, Hand6 Quick Handle and Pad1 Back Pad. It is designed to be used on either shoulder. The camera support is also compatible with most video and DSLR cameras with a standard 1/4-20 threaded socket.

When worn, the camera platform (and the base of the camera) is placed 0.75" (1.9cm) above the tip of the shoulder. This rig is manufactured from lightweight aluminum and is powder coated with a wrinkle finish. The shoulder pad is cushioned for comfort.

The CA Shoulder Rig can be adjusted to fit your needs and body type. All modifications can be done using knobs on the device and you can arrange the camera and attach it to the rig using a standard 1/4-20 screw. This knob can be reached through a 3" (7.5 cm) opening on the camera platform. The angle that the camera is pointing at can also be adjusted. Using a knob, you can adjust the Back Pad or even remove it when not required. The Shoulder Rig features a Telescopic Support Arm that can be extended or retracted to fit your body type and can be removed when not needed.

It can also be attached to a tripod head via an optional quick-release plate that can be attached underneath the camera platform. You can achieve augmented stability and versatility for the camera support using the Arm1 Telescopic Support Arm, a Manfrotto 233B Camera Mount Bracket with a 4" cup provides large surface contact area. You can extend the Telescopic Support Arm from a length of 14-20".

Rotation of 360deg. along both vertical and horizontal axes is possible via the rotating arm. You can place the cup on a stable surface such as your waist, hip, thigh, or a nearby wall, or on the ground. Positioned on either side of the shoulder that the rig is worn on, the Hand6 Quick Handle consists of 2 handles. Each handle is ergonomically designed and can be rotated 360deg., offering a firm grip. The handles are equipped with buttons which when pressed allow the handle to be rotated and when released hold the handle tightly in place.

The Pad1 Back Pad adds stability to the rig and can be separated from the rig by means of a screw knob. It can easily be adjusted to suit your body type and adjusts upwards and downwards through a distance of 0.25-1" (3cm) and through 360deg. from left to right. The Back Pad features a 1/4-20 threaded hole that can be used to attach the optional Shape Box or another compatible accessory. It weighs 0.35 lb (0.160 kg).

Shape Features

  • Cameleon II: Consists of CA Shoulder Rig, Arm1 Telescopic Support Arm, Hand6 Quick Handle, and Pad1 Back Pad
  • Cameleon II: Compatible with most video and DSLR cameras with a standard 1/4-20 threaded socket
  • Cameleon II: Comfortable positioning of camera - 0.75" (1.9cm) above the shoulder tip, ensures user ease for positioning the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor
  • Cameleon II: Cushioned Back Pad ensures user comfort during extended periods of usage
  • CA Shoulder Rig: Easily adjusted to suit your needs and body type
    Modifications done with knobs; no specialized tools required
  • CA Shoulder Rig: Camera can be fixed to the Shoulder Rig with the help of a standard 1/4-20 screw
  • CA Shoulder Rig: Removable Telescopic Support Arm for quick adjustment
  • CA Shoulder Rig: Optional quick-release plate to transfer the camera onto a tripod and back onto the rig
  • CA Shoulder Rig: Compatible with Shape Box, 15mm Rod System, and other optional Shape accessories
  • CA Shoulder Rig: Camera platform can be adjusted back and forth through a distance of 2.25" ( 5.7cm) to ensure comfortable viewing distance of the camera's LCD monitor or viewfinder
  • Arm1 Telescopic Support Arm: Offers increased stability and versatility for camera support
  • Arm1 Telescopic Support Arm: Provides arm extension range of 14-20"
  • Arm1 Telescopic Support Arm: Allows 360deg. arm rotation along vertical and horizontal axes and also allows placement of the cup on stable surfaces such as waist, hip, thigh, or a nearby wall, or on the ground
  • Arm1 Telescopic Support Arm: Easy attachment and removal of the cup lends versatility to the Telescopic Support Arm
  • Hand6 Quick Handle: Consists of 2 handles that can be individually rotated through 360deg. in the vertical plane
  • Hand6 Quick Handle: Outfitted with buttons for quick-release and adjustment while shooting
  • Hand6 Quick Handle: Handles made of non-slip rubber
  • Hand6 Quick Handle: Arms of the quick handle made of 0.125" thick aluminum
  • Pad1 Back Pad: Can be removed from the rig by means of a single knob
  • Pad1 Back Pad: Can be adjusted upwards or downwards through a distance of 0.25 -1" (3cm) and through 360deg. from left to right
  • Pad1 Back Pad: Compatible with Shape Box and other accessories
  • Pad1 Back Pad: Adds stability and comfort to the Shoulder Rig

Shape Specifications

Quick Handle Rotation
360 deg.
Light-weight Aluminum
Canon XH-A1, XH-A1s, XH-G1, XH-G1s, GL2, GL-2E, 5D MARK I, 5D MARK II, 7D, EOS Rebel T1i, VIXIA HF S11, VIXIA HF S10, VIXIA HF S100, VIXIA HG21
Nikon D5000, D300s, D3s, D3x
Panasonic AG-HVX200A P2HD, AG-HPX170 P2HD, AG-HVX200AE PAL P2HD, AG-HMC150, AG-HMC40, AG-DVX100B, HDC-TM300, HDC-HS300, Lumix GH1
Total height (with handles)
7 inch / 18 cm
Total maximum length (with back pad)
21 inch / 53 cm
Camera platform width
2 inch / 5 cm
Shoulder pad width
3 inch / 8 cm
4.15 lbs / 1.880 kg
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