Connection Tripod / Dolly

Respectively at the ends and in the centre, the guide rails have a one-quarter inch (on request three-quarters inch) thread and so are coupeable to every quick-release plate commercially available.


Connection Camera / Dolly

At the top side, there is a three-eights thread screw, where every tripod/video head may be screwed on. The Video head
is not included.


Technical Drawing
True to scale

Technical Details
All for the 100 cm Version

Including dolly, control unit and batteries:
3.2 kg (7.0 pounds)  

Width: 100 cm (39,37 inches)
Height:10 cm (3,94 inches)
Depth: 11 cm (4,33 inches)

The energy comes from ten commercially
available AA batteries. In "Drive Shoot Drive" mode,
the batteries (eneloop) run for 50 hours:
Performance graph

The housing of the dolly is made of aluminium,
CNC-milled. The surface has a black powder

Video mode: max: 90 sec / meter, min: 18min / meter
Timelapse mode: up to 192 hours





Controlling is via a microcontroller. The electronic unit is installed completely within the housing.  The slider allows for intuitive use thanks to the clearly structured menu. There are two modes of operation: "Move Shoot Move" and continuous (video mode).

The video mode is very slow. I developed this Dolly mainly for time-lapse photography. It is only partially suitable for video recording.

Multilingual user´s guide can be download here:




Power is provided by 10 standard AA batteries. An appropriate battery box is included in the kit. The batteries last for 50 hours in "Move Shoot Move" mode. I recommend you use eneloop rechargeable batteries.



Will Tomlinson





Maximum Load

The slider may be operated in a horizontal, vertical and overhead way. The maximum camera weight in horizontal operation is approx. 6 kg (13 lbs), in vertical/diagonal function approx. 3,5 kg (7.7 lbs) (including head).



The Slider offered here has developed from a DIY project. It was my idea to build a compact and light-weight dolly that is easy to carry in a backpack and on journeys. The ‘75 version suits diagonally in a suitcase and thus is ideal for air travels as well.

At present, Pocketslider is still a one-man company. The sliders are built by myself in little series per month. Due to the increased demand longer waiting times cannot be excluded.


Supported Cameras

Nikon MC-30

Nikon D800, D800E, D700, D300, D300s, D200, D100 (Batteriegriff erforderlich), D4, D4s, D3s, D3X, D3, D2X, D2Xs, D2H, D2Hs, D1X, D1H, D1 
Nikon F6, F5, F90X, F100, MC-30 
Fuji S3 Pro, S5 Pro; Kodak DCS Pro 


Nikon DC1

Nikon D80, D70s

Nikon DC2

Nikon D7100, D7000, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3200, D3100, D600, D90
Nikon Coolpix P7800, P7700
Nikon Coolpix A


Canon N3

Canon EOS 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, 7D, 6D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III,
Canon EOS 1D, 1Ds, 1D Mark II, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C 1


Canon E3


Canon EOS 70D, 60D, 1100D, 1000D, 100D, 700D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 500D, 450D etc.
Canon Powershot G1X (nicht Bulb), G15, G12, G11, G10, SX50 HS 
Canon EOS 30, 30v, 33, 33v, 50, 50E etc. 
Canon EOS 500, 5000 etc. 


Panasonic DMW-RS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ100, FZ50, FZ30, FZ20, L1, LC10, LC1, G1, G2, G3, GH1, GH2, GH3, GF1, G10


Olympus RM-UC1

Olympus E-620, E-600, E-520, E-510, E-450, E-420, E-410, E-400, E-30
Olympus SP-590UZ, SP-570 UZ, SP-565 UZ
Olympus Pen E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-P5, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PM2 
Olympus OM-D E-M5, OM-D E-M1
NICHT für Pen E-PL1


Olympus RM-CB1

E1, E10, E20, E100RS, E20M 
E-5, E-3, E-1, E-10, E-20 
with battery grip also: E-300, C-5060, C-8080, C-7070)


Sony RM-S1AM

Sony RM-S1AM, Minolta RC-1000S, RC-1000L 
Sony a900, a850, a700, a580, a560, a550, a500, a450, a350, a300, a200, a100, a77V, a65V, a55, a33 
Minolta 7D, 5D