Zhiyun Crane 3-axis Handheld Gimbal with Unlimited Rotary Axes

Designed for mirror-less cameras and DSLRs and containing three 32-bit MCUs running at 4ZkHz, Crane is a 3-axis handheld gimbal and camera stabilizer offering good value for the money. Its all 3-axis can be rotated 360 degrees, while the joy stick can be used to adjust axis according to the angle. The iOS and Android apps further add functionality and allow controlling the gimbal through Bluetooth.

Zhiyun Crane provides notably better performance than most of the other handheld gimbals in the same price range. It helps user’s record smooth and professional-looking videos, while also providing convenience as it’s small and easy to use. The Camera Control Interface allows controlling camera shutter and focus using buttons on the handle. The camera mounting system does not require any tools and is very simple to operate. Weighing under 1KG, it not only easy to carry, but can also be used with most of the mirror-less cameras.


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Part Specs
Product weight 0.950 kg (excluding battery)
Size 154 x 159 x 395mm
Operation time 6 – 12h
Operating temperature  0 – 45 Deg.C
Controllable range 360-degree ( roll / tilt / pan )
Battery 18650 Li-ion 2,000 mAh, 3.7V, 800mAh max charging current
Camera control Mirrorless cameras weighing between 350 – 1,200g, 70mm lens max
Charger 5V, 800mAh
Apps iOS 8+ or Android 4.1.2+
Package weight 2.780 kg
Package contents 1 x Gimbal, 4 x 18650 Battery, 1 x Balance Charger,

1 x Charging Cable, 1 x Camera Lens Supporter, 2 x Screw, 1 x Warranty Card,

1 x English Manual, 1 x Storage Box


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  • Excellent value for money
  • Smooth professional recording
  • Unlimited rotation
  • Camera Control Interface
  • Controllable via iOS and Android app
  • Three 32-bit MCUs running parallel
  • Weights under 1 KG
  • Three modes


Pros and Cons

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  • Powerful processors
  • Offline Calibration
  • Precise balancing
  • Handy for small setups and quick shoots
  • Fast setup
  • Compatible with 18650 and 26650 Li-ion batteries

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  • Available space is not very generous
  • Battery life could have been better
  • Limited availability



Zhiyun Crane is a handy tool for small setups and travelers who want a reliable gimbal to shoot professional-quality videos. It offers good value for the money and features not present in most of the similarly priced gimbals. It’s also easy to carry and mount, offering users portability and convenience.

How to buy

Zhiyun Crane is available at a special discount for a limited time. Follow the link for more details about shipping times and cost.

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