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Polaris Baseplate System

The multi-stage mirrorless and DSLR camera baseplate

The Polaris Baseplate System is Zacuto’s own ‘Arca Swiss’ compatible quick release system. It works with every Mirrorless and DSLR camera and can be purchased in stages. The Polaris Baseplate system consists of a camera plate, mounting plate (combined is the Polaris QR Mount) and a 15mm rod support base. Therefore, to help you customize and grow your rig, we have additional accessories that are Polaris compatible- our Mirrorless camera cages and Polaris Shoulder Pad. Let's build your perfect mirrorless or DSLR camera rig!

The Parts of the Polaris Baseplate

Parts of the Polaris Baseplate
For a quick release system, start with the Polaris QR Plate (PQR). If you need to add rods to your rig, you have two options. The first option, use your existing QR Plate and add the Polaris Rod Support to create the Polaris Baseplate. The second option, purchase a complete Polaris Baseplate and use your existing Polaris QR plate for the tripod quick release. This system allows you to build and customize as you see fit.

The Polaris Baseplate is quick and easy to operate. To mount your camera into the quick release: snap it in, slide to find your perfect balance and then lock it into place with a 1 1/4 turn. To Release your camera, 1 1/4 turn of the knob and then pull to release. Super simple!

Polaris Baseplate: How it Works How the Polaris Baseplate Works

The Polaris System is very customizable to fit your shooting style. Want to go to a shoulder mounted rig? Snap your camera on the Polaris Baseplate into the top of the shoulder pad. Add your Zacuto Shorty Trigger Grip handgrips, and you are ready to go! Quick and easy transitions!
Zacuto’s mirrorless camera cages are Polaris compatible- the camera plate is built-into the bottom of the cages allowing you to quickly transition between shooting styles. Our cages are form-fitting, lightweight and compact. They include a comfortable hand strap so you can utilize the natural grip of the camera. Our cages also featured built-in Z-Rail and numerous ¼ 20 screw holes so you can mount all your accessories as well as side and top handles! Zacuto’s mirrorless cages include the Panasonic GH5/GH5s, Sony A7III, A7RIII and A9, Blackmagic 4K Pocket Camera, Nikon Z7/Z6, Panasonic S1, and Fuji X-T3. By adding the Polaris camera plate, you can mount any camera or any manufacturer’s cage to the Polaris system.
Thank you for your interest in Zacuto’s Polaris quick release system. Questions or comments? Please contact our sales and customer service team at (312) 863 3452 or