The CRANE 3S from Zhiyun-Tech is a total redesign of previous Zhiyun gimbals with the addition of detachable handle options, a large 14.3 lb payload, an updated axis-locking system, external power input, and the ViaTouch 2.0 motion control system. The CRANE 3S features an ergonomic handle that provides two-handed operation for optimal stability with the addition of an angled stability handle. The handle enables you to seamlessly switch to underslung mode, whether with one or two hands, and achieve creative shots such as 330° roll shots as you move closer toward a subject. The CRANE 3S also features numerous advanced features such as wireless video transmission, and it can stabilize loads up to 14.3 lb. It can also accommodate a wide range of camera sizes by utilizing a separately available extension module to extend the horizontal arm.
The 3S has two options for the detachable, angled handle. Included is the SmartSling that offers an ergonomic handle with an integrated joystick and control buttons, and the optional EasySling provides a simple, comfortable handgrip without controls. All the controls you need are provided at your fingertips at the top of the main handle along with an OLED status screen. The free Zhiyun iOS/Android app provides many of the same control functions as well as special features such as panorama, focus time-lapse, motion time-lapse, long exposure time-lapse, camera settings, and more.
You can power the 3S using an internal battery, but if you need extra shooting time a DC port allows you to plug in an optional battery pack such as the Transmount PowerPlus that contains six 18650 batteries. The CRANE 3S can be controlled using the updated ViaTouch 2.0 iOS or Android smartphone app via Bluetooth 5.0 for remote motion control and to manage the gimbal settings.
Nine accessory mounting threads are available around the gimbal to add a variety of Transmount or third-party accessories. Another major feature of the gimbal is a redesigned axis latch lock system consisting of a separate latch lock on each axis that provides solid locking in place without excess sway. This feature allows you to lock the individual axes to remember your balance positions when powering the gimbal off so you won't have to rebalance for each use.Note:The CRANE 3S doesn't support many third-party 18650 batteries because it requires the slightly shorter kind made by Zhiyun-Tech, so only Zhiyun-Tech 18650 batteries are recommended.
Innovative Gimbal DesignDetachable, angled handle allows for two-handed operation; SmartSling or EasySling handle options.
Aviation Grade MotorsFeaturing more powerful motors and a different gimbal design from the CRANE 3 LAB, the CRANE 3S achieves a greater load capacity of 14.3 lb.
Crafted Latch DesignThe CRANE 3S is designed with a locking latch next to each axis for saving the balance positions when powering the gimbal off for storage or battery swaps. When powered back on, the gimbal returns to its balance positions. This way you won't have to rebalance it every time you power it on.
ViaTouch Control SystemThe CRANE 3S ViaTouch 2.0 Control System consists of a variety of controls that come up on the ZY PLAY app and allow for framing shots, controlling certain gimbal movements, and adjusting camera settings.
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Brand Zhiyun VPN CRANE-3S