is an innovative smart tripod head for mirrorless and DSLR cameras. It’s been designed and built to be compact, portable, and quick to set up. With Polaris, you can remotely control the shooting angle, and preview your shot on your mobile device through a WiFi or cellular network, giving you great flexibility regardless of the distance.
With the dedicated app, you can shoot with various programmable functions like time-lapse, panoramic photography, sunset and sunrise planning, etc., In addition, with the optional accessory of the Astro kit, you can turn Polaris into a professional equatorial mount, and capture stars easily with the ‘GoTo’ function, and automatically track stars for streak-free long exposures.
- Smart camera tripod head
- Wireless control
- Star GoTo
- Star Tracking
- File synchronize
- 7Kg payload
- Sunrise and Sunset
- IPX6 Waterproof
- Focus Stacking
- Live preview
- Pedestrian removal
- One year warranty
Break the shackles of space, and you don't have to wait by the camera all then time.
Polaris has a built-in wireless module (WiFi or cellular network). The photographer can make a remote connection through the mobile phone and call various functions of Polaris. Through the data cable connection between Polaris and the camera, users can also control the camera on their mobile phones, preview wirelessly, set ISO, aperture, shutter and other shooting parameters, and take photos or record videos remotely.
Static lapse and dynamic lapse. In the dynamic lapse mode, the photographer only needs to set the key point of the moving path, shooting intervals and camera parameters, and Polaris will do the rest.
Polaris is internally integrated with gyroscopes, angle sensors, accelerometers and other sensors. In combination with sky axis accessories and mobile phone applications, Polaris has become an intelligent electric equator, which can automatically search for stars and automatically track stars for long-term exposure, helping photographers take high-quality and efficient sky shots.
Auto Star Searching
After the basic calibration steps, combined with the star database in the mobile app and AI technology, automatic star searching can be started. Polaris will automatically aim the camera lens at the target star.
Single Star Alignment
The polar alignment is required before starting to use the EQ mount. This procedure for traditional EQ mount is generally cumbersome and time-consuming. Polaris uses a faster and easier way to perform the polar alignment. Polaris obtains the longitude, latitude and orientation data of the star through the cooperation of various internal sensors, and then calculates the rotation of the polar axis by the internal processor, and further improves the shooting efficiency.
In order to eliminate the influence of the earth's rotation and take a clear and sharp picture of the stars during long exposure shooting, the EQ mount function needs to be used for reverse motion compensation. Polaris works cooperatively through a variety of built-in sensors and the internal special and complex reduction gearbox and transmission kit to reach a high tracking accuracy of 0.0025 ° (9 arc seconds), which is equivalent to the rotation angle of the earth in 0.6 seconds. This means that with Polaris when we shoot the sky with long exposure, we can achieve the same result of short exposure 0.6 second, so as to get a clear and sharp picture of stars.
After setting the composition position and relevant parameters of the camera and lens, Polaris will automatically calculate the rotation angle and the number of photos taken each time, automatically rotate the gimbal and take photos, and finally stitching the photos inside to generate the panoramic photo. The auto panorama function can significantly accelerate the planning efficiency and accuracy, and help photographers efficiently complete the process of panoramic photos.
Sunrise & Sunset
Sunrise and sunset are fleeting, and the preparation time for photographers before shooting is often very tight. In the Polaris app, you can simulate the moving track of the sun, predict the sun's positions that are visually displayed on the phone's screen to help photographers compose pictures in advance. The azimuth angle and time information will be automatically sent to the Polaris. When the sun moves to that position, Polaris will start to control the camera to take pictures automatically.
For lenses with auto focus function, Polaris can drive the camera to take continuous photos with different focus points, and then automatically synthesize photos with clear focus of the whole scene, or take photos first and then select the focus.
It is difficult for photographers to take a clean picture of the scene because of the pedestrians or moving vehicles in the scene Polaris' pedestrian removal function can automatically remove unwanted moving objects or pedestrians in the picture and generate a clean photo.
- Botton Socket (3/8" screw hole, dovetail slot) The tripod screw can be transferred or clamped into the dovetail groove
- Multi-function Control Port Preserved for more external devices in the future
- Aluminum Body The shell is made of high-quality aviation aluminum, which is lightweight and durable without fear of outdoor harsh environment.
- Hand Knob Used to slightly adjust the angle manually.
- 7KG Payload Capable of carrying a variety of professional cameras and lenses. As steady as a mountain with a Benro tripod.
- IPX6 Waterproof Just shoot whenever you want, despite of wind and rain
- High Accuracy Reduction Gears Set Extreme angle control precision, small body, large torque
- Long Duration 2500mAh Li-ion Battery. It supports external power supply, allowing you to spend long nights with it.
|Weight||1.5 kg/3.3 lbs
|Storage Direction Dimension
|Pitch Mechanical Range
|Pan Mechanical Range
|Max. Rotation Speed
|Camera Control Interface
|Camera Status Interface
|Multifunctional Expansion Interface
||Type-C (Astro Kit Dedicated Interface)|
||Wi-Fi 2.4G, 5G
||2.5 hours (under 9V/2A charging condition)
|Support Charging Voltage||5V, 9V|
|Supports Charging Protocols||PD 3.0/Type-C V1.4|
||micro SD (Max. Capacity is 1 TB)
|Materials||Aluminum, Stainless Steel, PC, POM|
||"3/8'' Screw-in (1/4"" screw-in adapter included), Quick-Release Interface"|
|Camera Installation Method
IN THE BOX:
1x Benro Polaris Smart Electric Tripod Head WiFi Version
1x Quick-release Plate
1x Type-C to Type-C Camera Control Cable
1x Type-C to Micro-USB Camera Control Cable
1x Type-C to mini USB Camera Control Cable
1x 3/8'' to 1/4'' Tripod Screw Adapter
1x Type-C Charging Cable
1x Storage Bag
1x User Manual
1x Astro Kit
1x Type-C to Type-C Astro Kit Control Cable
*Please Note: Polaris does not come with a memory card (microSD) or HDMI Cable.