The CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is a powerful redesign of previous Zhiyun gimbals with the addition of detachable handle options, more powerful motors with a large 14.3 lb payload, an updated axis-locking system, external power input, and the ViaTouch 2.0 remote control system. The 55° angled roll axis allows you to fit your camera without blocking the view, and it is also modular so you can add an included extension arm to fit larger cameras.
The CRANE 3S features an angled, ergonomic handle that provides two-handed operation for optimal stability. 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. It also has numerous advanced features such as remote control of camera record/stop/shutter using the included cables, an improved zoom and focus system from its predecessor the CRANE 3 LAB, and compatibility with the separately available Transmount Image Transmission System for wireless video transmission. 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 the three included batteries for up to 12 hours. However, 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, extending your shooting time to up to 18 hours. 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.
|Number of Axes||3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)|
|Rotation Range||Yaw (Pan): 360°|
|Pitch (Tilt): 360°|
|Roll: 330° (-255 to 75°)|
|Load Capacity||1.32 to 14.3 lb / 0.6 to 6.49 kg|
|Ports||1 x USB Type-C (Power / Control) Input|
|1 x Proprietary (25.2 VDC Power) Input|
|Wireless Protocol||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery Type||3 x 18650|
|Capacity (mAh)||2600 mAh|
|Battery Runtime||12 Hours|
|Voltage||9.8 to 11.1 VDC|
|Operating Voltage||9.8 to 25.2 VDC|
|Operating Current||360 to 5400 mA (Maximum)|
|Operating Temperature||14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C|
|Mounting||9 x 1/4"-20 Female|
|Dimensions||13.62 x 13.54 x 3.86" / 346 x 344 x 98 mm|
|Weight||5.45 lb / 2.47 kg|