The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M is a smaller, lighter version of the original Crane. It is designed for small mirrorless cameras, smartphones, and action cameras weighing between 4.4 oz and 1.4 lb. At the same time, it has the advanced features of the original as well as improvements over it. (Separately sold adapters from Zhiyun Tech are required for mounting phones and action cams.)
The Crane-M provides 360° rotation along the pan, tilt, and roll axes via a large 4-way joystick. It can also be controlled remotely over Bluetooth using the free Zhiyun Assistant app from your mobile device (iOS/Android).
The Crane-M operates on 32-bit triple-MCUs running in parallel at 4 kHz frequency. It also features brushless motors offering high accuracy while maintaining low vibration and increasing torque. Accuracy is ensured with a magnetic encoder in each motor and advanced stabilization algorithms. The Crane-M can achieve up to 0.01° of accuracy within 0.25 millisecond.
Featuring a quick-release plate and thumbscrew at the mounting platform, the Crane-M balances very easily without any tools. All three axes can be adjusted to your preferences in about one minute.
Multiple modes are available to select from. In Lock Mode, all three axes work together to keep the camera pointed in one position. The camera will stay still no matter how you move the handle. In Yaw-Axis Follow Mode, the Crane-M will only follow your pan movements, while in Pitch/Yaw-Axis Follow Mode, it will follow your pan and tilt movements. You can also switch to Inverted Mode at any time by simply flipping the handle over the camera. Inverted mode can be operated in conjunction with the Lock and Follow modes. In addition, the gimbal also has a Camera Control function with which shutter release can conveniently be triggered over a USB cable for select Sony cameras.
A 1/4"-20 mounting thread on the bottom of the gimbal allows mounting on tripods, monopods, and other support gear. Having the Crane-M mounted is also the ideal way of using it when controlling it remotely over the mobile app. The Crane-M runs for approximately 12 hours on included 26500 lithium-ion batteries, which take about 3 hours to fully charge.
The Zhiyun-Tech Crane (v2) is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer offering 360° rotation along all three axes. It offers button-powered, continuous rotation along the pan axis, and manual, non-stop circular rotation along the tilt and roll axes.
The Crane is designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras weighing up to 3.9 lb, such as the Sony a7S and Panasonic GH4, and includes an attachable lens support for long lenses. The Crane features three 32-bit MCUs (motor control units) running in parallel at 4000 Hz, and has a stepless joystick at your fingertips that allows switching between different modes. Cameras attach by securing a simple thumbscrew without any tools, and full setup can be achieved within a minute.
A 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole on the bottom also allows use with monopods and various other support equipment. The Crane can also be controlled wirelessly from an iOS/Android app (available from Zhiyun-Tech) via a built-in Bluetooth connection to your phone. The Crane runs on and comes with two 26500 batteries, which feature a 12-18-hour runtime.
The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-3 is a handheld, 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for smartphones offering pro-style capture functions. With motor torque and response speed increased from earlier models, the Smooth-3 can accommodate phones weighing nine-plus ounces as well as add-ons like an external lens, on-board light, or microphone. Its handgrip's thumbwheel and joystick combine to put image control at your fingertips with real-time focus, exposure, ISO, white balance, and shutter speed adjustments. To capture more of your adventures, the Smooth-3 features a single, rechargeable battery that produces an extended run-time of up to 14 hours. A 5V/1000mAh-output port on the gimbal provides charging for your phone while shooting (micro-USB cable included).
The Smooth-3's two-way aluminum grip securely holds up to a 6" smartphone or a GoPro HERO 3/4/5 in either horizontal or – depending on your blogging preference – vertical mode. For quick setup, the phone mounting arm features a detailed alignment scale, and one-step balancing. The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-3 stabilizer offers 360° of pan, and 320° rotation along the tilt and roll axes. Download the free ZY Play app to add advanced functions, such as time-lapse, panoramic formatting, and effects filters, to your smartphone footage.
A 1/4"-20 mounting thread on the bottom of the handgrip enables you to use the Smooth-3 it with a monopod or other support. A storage pouch is also included with this stabilizer.
Use the Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q gimbal stabilizer to capture smooth handheld footage with your smartphone. This gimbal features a maximum load capacity of 220g, meaning it can handle heavier smartphones such as the iPhone 7 Plus or accessories such as add-on lenses. Balancing is done with one button controlling the roll axis. The Smooth-Q has face-tracking, panoramic, and time-lapse modes, and for you vloggers out there, it switches quickly into vertical mode. The downloadable ZY Play app can be used to remotely control your smartphone and to upgrade the gimbal's firmware.
The Smooth-Q's interface features a 4-way joystick, power and mode buttons, and a zoom control switch. You also have the choice of using the ZY Play App for full control of the gimbal. The Smooth-Q offers 320° rotation along the pan, tilt, and roll axes. This stabilizer's internal battery provides up to an impressive 12 hours of run time. The Smooth-Q has a 1/4"-20 mounting thread for use a monopod, tripod, or other support.
Gain greater control over your gimbal shots with the Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2, a 3-axis handheld stabilizer with an integrated follow focus control. The Crane-2 supports DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and camcorders weighing up to 3.2kg. Connect your Canon camera (with an autofocus lens) to the gimbal via cable, then adjust focus using the large thumbwheel on the handgrip. The Crane-2 offers three levels of focus control, enabling you to fine-tune your focusing based on the lens used, and the shot itself.
For quick, convenient adjusting of your camera's settings, the Crane-2 provides an interface comparable to those found on most cameras. Two large buttons, and two smaller ones, on the handgrip are pressed or rotated to scroll through and choose parameters. An LED screen above the controls enables you to quickly and easily monitor your settings. The Crane-2 offers improved motor torque, response speed, and image stabilization over earlier Zhiyun models, enabling smooth, reliable moves.
Shoot up to a whopping maximum of 18 hours—the Crane-2's three 18650-type batteries provide 6000mAh of capacity. Select Sony cameras may be charged through the gimbal, eliminating time otherwise spent swapping out camera batteries. Additional Crane-2 features include a Manfrotto-standard quick release plate for rapid camera mounting, and a "slow-fall" function that protects your camera from a sudden drop when the stabilizer is powered down.