Zhiyun - Crane 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

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Stabilize video captured by your camera with this three-axis Zhiyun-Tech Crane handheld gimbal. It's compatible with action and compact cameras up to 3.9 lbs., and it also accommodates long lenses with the included lens support accessory. This 360-degree rotating Zhiyun-Tech Crane handheld gimbal lets you switch shooting modes easily with its five-way stepless joystick.
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Overview

What's Included


  • 26500 li-ion battery, 3.7 V, 3600 mAh (2 pcs)
  • Battery box (2 pcs)
  • Lens support
  • Lens support screw and camera support screw
  • Li-ion battery charger
  • Micro USB cable
  • Owner's manual
  • System hard case
  • Warranty card
  • Zhiyun Crane 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal StabilizerLens support

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (122 out of 130)

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Features


Zhiyun mobile app

Allows remote camera attitude control and mode switch for easier and more flexible operations via Bluetooth connection with compatible smartphone or tablet.

Up to 12 hours of runtime

The included 26500 battery set provides up to 12-hour runtime.

Five-way stepless joystick

Provides convenient control for ease of operation.

60 sec. balance adjustment

The easy-to-use design allows instant manual mounting, dismounting and adjustment of your camera anytime anywhere with no need for a screwdriver.

1/4" bottom mounting thread

Allows to combine the crane with a variety of photography equipment to support your work.

Dovetail slot design

Enables high-precision balance adjustment for faster and more convenient camera mounting.

Instant attitude compensation

Integrated 32-bit x 3 high-speed MCU parallel control technology helps create the most impressive shots with motion sensitivity and precision control.

Three-axis stabilization system

Supports 360° unlimited rotation along the three axes with perfect stabilizing performance and empowers you to shoot steady and smooth streams easily and alone.

Compatible with most DSLR cameras

Fits most cameras and camcorders with lenses weighing up to 3.9 lbs. Works like a real crane machine with high stability and robustness.


Customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I tried on my 5D...

    Posted
    Joelind90
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    So, for all 5D canon users. I have a 5D mark iv and I tried balancing just the body and it barley worked. When the box comes in, it says that it holds up to 3.3lbs compare to the description online. Also, I know you're supposed to do the update in order for it to work for the 5D (for those that don't know much about this product). When I went to the website to get the update for the 5D, it wasn't on there and I looked everywhere! So, I ended up returning it last week. I'm hoping that they get one that holds more weight, or I'll get it somewhere else. For Sony people, I know that you'll love this thing! It's just not for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Sturdy Functional Gimbal

    Posted
    Vydeo
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    At first I had a really difficult time balancing the camera on the gimbal. It helped having a pattern on a wall that could be viewed on the camera's screen. It worked well with my Sony A6000 and a SEL1118 lens. Then I put a Canon Vixia HF-G40 on board. That was a little tricky. The camera's eye cup rubber impeded the motion of the gimbal until I bent the eye cup towards the lens. After that it managed the camera just fine. It really smoothes your movements when shooting. The resulting video was nice. You almost need to use a monitor when shooting because when you flip out the camera screen, it changes the balance. I was able to adjust for that however. I think it could be handy to attach to a tripod for DSLR still shots that are totally level no matter where you move the tripod. I like the build quality. It feels very solid. The case is a great accessory and the batteries last a LONG time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this Gimbal

    Posted
    mwob

    Using this with Canon 5d mark IV and 24 - 105 L f/4. Total weight about 1500 grams. Works beautifully. But, you must get the latest firmware and go into the Zhiyun Gimbal Tools App and set the motor power to "high". This allows the higher weight of the canon DSLR. I used a iMacPro and the Mac version of the Gimbal Tools. Works great. Amazingly smooth and stabilized video for a steal of a price. I'm sure the new DJI and new Zhiyun products have more features, but bang for the buck is great on this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cinematic, Ultra Stable, Professional Video

    Posted
    Vividaa206
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    As a cinematography & video production professional, 3-axis motorized gimbal systems are a must. After purchasing the big, Hollywood-esque DJI Ronin, I loved having the smooth stability for my Sony mirrorless DSLR cams, but the Ronin has a pretty technical and involved setup process. The Crane, however, was simple and easy to balance within minutes. I recommend the crossbar accessory, which adds a more comfortable grip and is easier to use for longer periods of time. I also got the Sony cable, allowing my Crane to interface with the camera, giving the user the ability to shoot photo, video, and even zoom directly from the Crane. Sweet product. Strong motors, great case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome gimbal!

    Posted
    Rocky
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    I was leaning towards getting a DJI Osmo but since I already owned DSLR cameras and since they do better in lowlight settings, I took the plunge on the Crane v2. I owned a previous "stabilizer" that was a pain to get balance, but the Zhiyun Crane v2 made balancing as simple as mounting and pushing a button. Would buy this 100 times over. It takes a little getting used to but it is an awesome device. Have used it already a few times on shoots and look forward to mastering my skills with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not last

    Posted
    Jessetc

    While I loved this gimbal when I first got it, it has stopped working since. I have done research on forums, worked through possible solutions, and have come to find that without much for customer support between BestBuy and Zhiyun, I would seriously not recommend this to anyone. Les than 8 months of very light use, and the device has malfunctioned (just has blinking light) and cannot be found by any device to fix. This appears to be a problem for several people. Great device when it works. Even bought a second for a school I work with. Hoping that one fairs better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best-Value Gimbal for Mirrorless!

    Posted
    Anthony
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    Really awesome gimbal. Comes with its own protective case. Construction is easy, balancing is a learning process. First balance took about 5-7 mins, after multiple use can balance calibration in about 3 mins. I used my Fujifilm XT-2 with 16mm 1.4 and 18-55 2.8-4.0 lenses with no weight issues. Lots of fun to use. Additional thing I recommend is to purchase a stand, I bought a mini tripod that could hold the weight of the gimbal with a camera on it. Makes balancing easier and I can place the gimbal down with a stand, when my hand gets tired haha.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    support from best buy and zihyun is horrible

    Posted
    ARTery
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    I bought this, seemed to work well but flashing light and turning off ended up being a fault in the unit. Best buy wont replace it as it took more than 14 days to troubleshoot. Zihyun USA are not the suppliers. You have to contact Zihyun asia and try to get a return for repair, Still trying 3 months later. I believe I have to pay shipping too. Another bunch of cash to the cost of this unit. I have just updated my studio with computers and I have first line pro cameras bought due to ease of service and return with best buy. Not this item, it is a nightmare.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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