Atomos, the company behind the popular field recorders like the Ninja and Shogun, has just announced a new power solution. They call it the ‘Power Station‘, and it is meant to power up to three devices in the field.
As you can see from the image above, the Atomos Power Station is a power brick that you can attach below your camera that can provide power to LED lights, Monitors, External Recorders (like the Ninja or Shogun), even your DSLR (with the needed adapter).
The Atomos Power Station gets its power from one of two Sony L-series batteries (you can get adapters for Canon LP-6, and Nikon EN-EL15 batteries if you prefer). The batteries are hot swappable and both have their own power indicators so you know how much juice is left in each one.
Atomos Power Station Specs
- Dual Battery System
- Mounts Beneath Camera via 1/4″-20 Screw
- Compatible with Sony L-Series Batteries
- Batteries are Hot-Swappable
- Dual 6.2 to 8.4 VDC Power Outputs
- DC Splitter Cable
- Dual USB Power Outputs
- Independent 5-Step Battery Level Meters
- Two 2600 mAh Batteries Included
Seems like it could be a useful device for when a larger power source like a vagabond is not necessarily needed. I would be curious to see how long one of these lasts under a full load for an entire shoot.
If you are interested these new Atomos Power Stations are now available for pre-order over on B&H for $295 and are expected to begin shipping in November.