I'm planning to buy a Steadicam system for use with my Sony F5 camera.
I was considering the Scout. Since it has decent payload of around 8KG and BH is selling the HD version for USD$5500. The 7" HD SDI is really nice bonus.
But it seems not very popular on this forum. People usually go for Pilot and then Zephyr.
Zephyr seems like a really nice system. The 11KG payload is nice and the vest looks much better. And the tool-less gimbal adjustment is really convenient.
But it is almost double the price of Scout. BH is selling it for USD9xxx.
I just weighted the F5. The body+lens+baseplate+mattebox+focus motor+receiver should be around 6-7KG.
And I don't think I will be flying with Arri Alexa or any other camera much heavier than the F5 or Epic.
Do you think the Zephyr worth USD4000 more than the scout?
Or I will be happy with the Scout?