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Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal

Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal


The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 is a 3-axis handheld motorised gimbal designed to stabilise video and stills on DSLR, mirrorless cameras and camcorders. The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 free's users from lugging heavy video tripods and shooting from stationary positions, the Zhiyun Crane 2 is compact, smart and intuitive enabling you to shoot creative video with less restrictions.

The Crane 2, not to be confused with the previous generation Crane V2, takes the everything that was great from the original Zhiyun Tech Crane and made it better. Now featuring a max payload of 3.2kg, the Crane 2 is able to support large professional DSLR's, camcorders, and mirrorless cameras; even kits with long telephoto lenses. Another great feature is the ability to manually focus and control, aperture, ISO and exposure compensation settings straight from the Crane 2 handle itself (Exposure control available on popular Canon, Sony, Nikon, and Panasonic cameras. Manual focus only available on popular Canon cameras).

Other great features include: Four shooting modes, 360 rotation along pan & roll axes, -135 and +185 tilt, 4-way stepless joystick control, OLED display, control dial, camera exposure control, manual follow focus, and up to 18 hours of battery life.

  • 3.2kg Payload
  • 360 rotation along pan & roll axes with 4-way stepless joystick control
  • Four shooting modes
  • Quick and tool-free setup
  • 1/4"-20 thread for mounting on various supports
  • Wireless control
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life
  • Lightweight, portable, and comes with a carry case
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3.2kg Payload

The ZhiyunTech Crane 2 gimbal supports a heavy payload of up to 3.2kg of camera gear; this means that the Crane 2 can stabilise DSLR cameras, mirrorless cameras, and camcorders; even kits with telephoto lenses. The kit also includes an attachable lens support for long lenses

OLED display

A nifty OLED display on the Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 handle shows the current connection status, camera/crane battery level, control mode, camera exposure settings, and makes navigating the Crane 2 menu a breeze.

Exposure control

The Zhiyun Tech Crane 2 gimbal is able to control all popular Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic camera's (Connection cables included) exposure settings straight from the handle by using the control dial and menu on the OLED display. Settings include aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation

Manual follow focus (For Canon Only)

A large knob on the handle enables users to manually control follow focus on popular Canon DSLR's. The follow focus knob is precise to 0.02, enabling users to keep their subject in sharp focus even while moving. Compatible models include the 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, and 80D, to name a few.

4-way stepless joystick with motor force control

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 gimbal offers 360 rotation across pan and roll axes, -135/+185 tilt; and offers button-powered, continuous rotation along the pan axis, with circular rotation along the tilt and roll axes. If you need to control the force/speed of the motors, simply navigate to "motor" using the menu and choose from either a low, medium, or high setting

Four shooting modes

Four different shooting modes allow you to get creative with the Crane 2 gimbal. The modes allow you to: lock the pan and tilt, pan left and right only, pan and tilt the camera freely, and shoot inverted footage even when the gimbal is tilted upside-down.

Quick and tool-free setup

Cameras are attached by securing a simple thumbscrew without any tools, and full setup can be achieved within a few minutes.

1/4"-3/8" thread and mini aluminium alloy tripod

A 3/8" thread and included 1/4" adapter threaded mounting hole on the bottom allows users to mount the Crane 2 Gimbal on monopods, tripods, and various other support equipment. A mini aluminium alloy tripod is included.

Wireless control

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 can be controlled wirelessly from an iOS/Android app (available from Zhiyun-Tech) via Bluetooth.

Up to 18 hours of battery life

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 gimbal runs on two runs on and comes with three 18650 batteries, which feature a 12-18 hour runtime.

Universal quick-release plate

The Crane 2 uses a durable Manfrotto-standard quick release plate, enabling fast adjustment of balance and quick transfers between video tripods and the Crane 2.

Other Features

  • DC 8.0V power outlet for charging a Canon 5D Mark II, Mark III or Mark IV (Canon DR-E6 required)
  • USB charging for Sony cameras with USB charge support
  • Protective carry case included
  • Includes battery charging hub to simultaneously charge all three batteries

In the box
  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2
  • Mini tripod
  • 18650 Battery charging hub
  • 3 x 18650 lithium-ion batteries
  • Micro to mini USB cable
  • Sony camera charging / charging cable
  • Panasonic camera cable
  • Canon camera cable
  • Micro USB cable
  • User Manual
  • Shoulder strap
  • Protective carry case
Tech Specs.
Operation Voltage9.8V11.1V12.6V
Operation Current110mA6000mA
Charging Voltage
Charging Current
USB Output Voltage5V
USB Output Current1A
Camera Charging Output Voltage8V
Camera Charging Output Current2A
Following Deviation in Static State±0.01°±0.3°
Following Deviation in Motion State±0.05°±0.1°
Tilt Angle Range-135°+185
Roll Angle Range360°Unlimited Rot.
Pan Angle Range360°Unlimited Rot.
Controllable Tilt Angle
Controllable Roll Angle
Controllable Pan Angle
Operation Temperature-10°C25°C45°C
Battery Runtime12h18hBalanced center of gravity
Charging Time
Valid Payload500g3200g
Compatible Cameras
Packing List
Name & Spec.Qty.
Gimbal Stabilizer1
18650 x3 Battery Charger1
18650 Li-ion Batteries3
Micro to Micro USB Cable1
Micro to Mini USB Cable1
Sony Camera Control/Charging Cable1
Canon Control Cable
Panasonic Camera Control Cable1
Micro USB Cable1
User Manual1
Shoulder stripe1
Carrying Case1
Packing Specifications
Product Dimension210*118*450mmW*D*H
Package Size502*141*270mmL*W*H
Carton Size (Dedicated)552*614*320mmL*W*H
Product Net Weight1250g/Unit
Gross Weight (including package)3.7kg/Unit
Packing Weight17.2kg/Carton4 Units/Carton

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Warranty Info


1.  What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?

All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.


Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras
are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.


Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.


Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.


Fujifilm cameras  are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.


Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.


Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.


Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product.  The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.


 All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.


 All refurbished gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 12 Month Warranty.


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   1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product.  ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.

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   3. Please see our policies under Return Policy and Servicing & Repair Policy for further information


Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.

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