Panasonic S5 Cage
The Panasonic S5 Cage is our “no-cage” cage - lightweight and compact, and compatible with Zacuto's own Arca Swiss- The 'ACT Recoil'. It packs in a ton of features! The Cage screws into the bottom of the camera with a provided ¼ 20 screw. It also attaches to the sides of the camera, using the Panasonic eyelets neck strap connection with provided screws. It connects to the camera with 3 connection points making it super secure and rock solid. It includes a Zacuto camera hand strap for a secure and comfortable grip on the camera. The cage ends at the eyelet neck strap connection, allowing you to use the camera's built-in handgrip, keeping the cage small and light and have easy access to all camera controls.
The top of the cage includes numerous ¼ 20 for mounting accessories. It also has a built-in Z-Rail for mounting an optional top handle or other accessories. The bottom of the cage has 2 ¼" 20 threads and a 3/8" 16 thread for a tripod plate and a built-in Arca Swiss compatible plate to mount to any Arca Swiss compatible quick release mounting base or Zacuto's own ACT Mounting Plate. This allows you to move quickly from handheld, to shoulder mount, to tripod shooting.
If you’d like to add rods onto your cage, you can slide the cage into our ACT Baseplate and from there you can also build a shoulder rig.
Optional Hand Grips:
Tactical Handle- Top or Side Handle- Our most versatile handle! With the turn of one ratcheting lever, this handle can be a top handle, left hand grip, or right hand grip- use it where you need it for your shooting style. The slim design fits comfortably in your hand. Along the top is a Z-Rail (NATO rail), giving you multiple ¼ 20 screw holes for mounting accessories like an Atomos Recorder or small monitor with our Universal Monitor Mount. It also has a coldshoe mount and 15mm rod port for mounting additional accessories like one of our Axis Mini or Axis Micro, EVF Mounts.
The Zarn, inspired by filmmaker Clinton Harn, is a railed mounted wood ball-shaped handgrip. It slides onto any Z-Rail, or any compatible rail*. It was designed to be mounted on the side of our mirrorless cages but can mount on any cage with rails. The ball shape grip allows for smooth camera movement in the palm of your hand and is best utilized with a “ball and socket” technique.
*Compatible rails are - NATO, SWAT, RED, PICATINNY, and WOODEN CAMERA rails.
Ultra Slim & Lightweight
Cage with side handle .9 lbs, Cage without side handle .6 lbs
Includes a Zacuto camera hand strap for stability and comfort while using the camera’s grip
Access to camera’s battery, hotshoe and full button control
Attaches to camera’s neck strap eyelets for secure connection
Top Z-Rail for top handle or accessories
ACT compatible (Arca Swiss compatible)
HDMI Cable strain relief with right angle adapter
Optional Tactical Handle- top or side handle.