Fluid Heads

CAT
1098

CX18 Fluid Head

Precise control for heavier payloads
  • Compact, powerful and precise.
  • Affordable, Stable, Robust.
  • Perfect for payloads to 0-16kg (35.2bs).
  • 15+0 CB Plus selectable counterbalance positions.
  • Ergonomically located CB Plus switch.
  • 5+0 selectable positions of fluid pan and tilt drag.
  • Positive selection radial ring controls.
  • Illuminated bubble level.
  • Precise floating pan-tilt calliper locks ensure bounce free on-off performance.
  • Side loading, 60mm balance travel camera plate with 1/4” and 3/8” screws.
  • Robust construction for rugged outdoor shooting conditions.
  • Side mounting point for viewfinders and accessories.
  • Optional second pan handle mount.
  • 3 year warranty.
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The new Compassx 18 (CX18) is the premium fluid head in the CompassX series. Designed for the creative professionals needing a stable, higher capacity solution, it is capable of balancing from a broadcast down to a DSLR camera, thanks to CB PlusTM technology and Miller’s precision fluid drag system.

The CX18 employs CB PlusTM technology providing 16 positions of counterbalance, 5+0 settings of Miller’s fluid pan and tilt drag with 60mm of camera plate travel, enabling you to match your camera configuration to any shot.

Constructed of lightweight high-strength die-cast alloy and tough composite polymers and featuring precision ball bearings Miller have combined robust engineering with silk smooth pan and tilt camera movements. Built for extreme conditions the CX18 performs consistently over a wide range of temperatures and environments giving you confidence when out on a shoot.

Powerful and precise, CX18 makes a great choice for applications such as news gathering, documentary, wildlife and filmmaking. The CX18 meets the demands for reliability and “THE RIGHT FEEL” that are hallmarks of Miller, enabling you to tell your story.

Specification - CX18 Fluid Head


Payload Range0-16kg (0-35.2lbs)
Weight2.5kg (5.5lbs)
Counterbalance Positions16 selectable positions (15+0)
Pan Tilt Drag5 selectable fluid drag positions + 0
Pan Tilt LocksPositive lock calliper brake system
Tilt Range+ 90°/ -75°
Pan Range360°
Camera PlatformQuick release, side load camera plate
Sliding Range60mm (2.4")
Mounting BaseØ100mm (3.9”) ball levelling
Height Above Bowl150mm (6.0")
Illuminated ControlsBubble level
Pan HandleFixed length 390mm (15.4")
Temperature Range-40° to +65°C (-40° to +149°F)
Compatible Accessories
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