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Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer

Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer


The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer is a professional gimbal that delivers smooth, stabilised video footage. The Crane 3S Handheld Stabiliser is also built on a heritage of innovation, with a brand new design and incredibly fast motors, for a wider application and intuitive control.

This is the perfect solution for professional filmmakers who seeks to do intense shooting to studio filming, and fits perfectly in basically any environment, regardless of strict and unpredictable filming environments. It has also been redesigned and reengineered with brand new motors for more ambitious camera setups such as the Canon C300, Sony FX9, Canon 1DX, Sony FS7, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and more with an impressive payload of up to 6.5kg. The modular design allows versatile shooting where the handle is detachable, offering two options: TransMount EasySling Handle - providing more comfort upright & underslung operation, and TransMount SmartSling Handling - where it provides an intuitive control panel and OLED screen, for direct camera and gimbal parameter adjustment or even combine them together.

Other features to this advanced CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer is that it provides phenomenal speed for seriously smooth video footage all thanks to advanced algorithms; the properly 55 tilted toll axis that's designed for unblocked view; enhanced zoom and focus system; and a triple control system all thanks to TransMount Image Transmission.

  • 6.5kg Payload, Zoom and Focus Wheel
  • Redesigned Detachable SmartSling Handle
  • Updated Axis Locking System
  • ViaTouch 2.0 Remote Motion Control
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Reengineered Motors for more Ambitious Camera Setups

The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer has been redesigned with stronger and super fast motors, for more ambitious camera setups. This will allow the handheld stabiliser to support cameras such as the Sony FX9, Canon EOS 1DX, Sony FS7, Canon C300, and more with a maximum payload of up to 6.5kg.

Extendable Arm for Improved Flexibility

With the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer being redesigned, it now features an extendable arm to cater for a wider compatibility, and at the same time it provides flexibility. Filmmakers will now be able to attach an extension module onto the roll axis to accommodate larger cinema camera combos, while for smaller DSLR combos, you can remove the extension module for greater portability.

Modular Design for Versatile Shooting

The Crane 3S from Zhiyun-Tech features a modular design and has a detachable handle to provide two options: the TransMount EasySling Handle - providing more comfort upright & underslung operation, and TransMount SmartSling Handling - where it provides an intuitive control panel and OLED screen, for direct camera and gimbal parameter adjustment or even combine them together.


With a cross-compatible design, the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer now offers a versatile solution, where the handle mods are easily separated and both provide multiple thread hole of different sizes where you can easily mount a variety of different accessories.

Zero Swinging & Improved Security

Users won't ever have to worry of the camera ever falling off during transport as the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer provides ultimate reliability that users can count on. The locking system has been reinvented to ensure that it can now lock the three axes without noticeable swinging. The new design incorporates double locks to ensure that the camera is 100% safe on the gimbal.

Continuous Uptime Supported by PowerPlus

Not only is the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S battery operated, but it offers a DC-IN port which supports up to 25.2V input for direct charging. With the latest TransMount PowerPlus Battery Pack, it can now house x6 18650 batteries to ensure longer battery runtime of up to 18 hours (otherwise it provides a standard 12 hours of runtime with the standard x3 18650 batteries), as well as more strength to your gimbal to adapt to constant intense motions.

Phenomenal Speed with Seriously Smooth Video

With reengineered motors, the CRANE 3S from Zhiyun-Tech provides phenomenal speed with powerful features and accommodates for all sorts of shooting environments all thanks to advanced and new algorithms. This is perfect for fast action scenery, and is able to resist high winds and F-forces without compromise, while providing phenomenal responsive speed and smoothness.

ViaTouch 2.0 Control System

The ViaTouch 2.0 Control System features a variety of controls for framing shots, controlling certain gimbal movements, and to adjust camera settings. This setup bridges the communication gap between your stabiliser, camera and monitoring devices all via a dedicated phone app - ZY Play APP and a TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter are required to utilise the feature. It now also supports SyncMotion for the first time in the industry, allowing filmmakers to motion control the gimbal while monitor shots via their smartphones or monitors.

In the box
  • Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer
  • Quick Release Camera Plate
  • SmartSling Handle
  • 3x 18650 Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Extension Arm
  • Handle Adapter Base
  • Backing Base
  • Tripod
  • Lens Support
  • Lens Support Rod
  • Micro-USB Canon Control Cable
  • Mini-USB Canon Control Cable
  • USB Type-C Panasonic Control Cable
  • USB Type-C to Multi Sony Control Cable
  • USB Type-C Charging Cable
  • Foam Storage Box
  • 3x 1/4"-20 Screws
  • Wrench Set (M1.3, M2.5, M4)
Number of Axes 3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation Range Yaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): 360°
Roll: 330° (-255 to 75°)
Load Capacity 0.6 to 6.5 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
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Voltage 9.8 to 11.1 VDC
Operating Voltage 9.8 to 25.2 VDC
Operating Current 360 to 5400 mA (Maximum)
Operating Temperature -10 to 45°C
Mounting 9 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions 346 x 344 x 98 mm
Weight 2.47 kg
Operation Voltage
Max: 25.2 v
Standard: 11.1 v
Min: 9.8 v
Output Voltage
Standard: 5 v
Operation Temperature
Max: 45 °C
Standard: 25 °C
Min: -10 °C
Battery Runtime
Standard: 12 h
Laboratory data1
Charging Time
Standard: 4 h
Laboratory data2
Following Deviation in Motion State:
Max: ± 0.3 °
Standard: ± 0.1 °
Min: ± 0.05 °
Following Deviation in Static State:
Max: ± 0.04 °
Min: ± 0.01 °
Tilt Mechanical Range:
Standard: 360 °
Roll Mechanical Range:
Max: 75 °
Standard: 330 °
Min: -255 °
Pan axis movement angle range:
Standard: 360 °
Unlimited rotation
Valid Payload:
Max: 6500 g
Min: 600 g

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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, which only applies to when registering your Tamron/Sigma product.


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.


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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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