Here is a short reel I made with clips from my new Nikon D5100 flying on the original Steadicam Merlin with a Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 lens.
Full wide and full auto, except for focus. The camera is about a week old, so this is literally the first couple times I've played with it. The rig still isn't perfectly balanced, as you can tell from the slight side-to-side sway, but I still was happy with the results for the first time.
Anyway, my D5100 and Merlin are available to rent – with or without the operator! I hear it also takes nice photographs.