Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal (SOLD OUT)

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M is a compact 3-axis handheld motorised gimbal designed to stabilise video recording on compact cameras, action cameras, and smartphones. The Crane-M balances your camera on a motorised gimbal that corrects almost any high frequency movement to provide fluid movement for sleek video footage.The Crane-M removes the burden of lugging heavy video tripods around and allows users to shoot video while moving, enabling creative video shooting with less restrictions.Top features includes: 650g support payload, four shooting modes, 360° rotation along all three axes, 4-way stepless joystick control, and up to 12 hours of battery life.
  • 650g Payload
  • 360° rotation along all three 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 12 hours of battery life
  • Lightweight, portable, and comes with a carry case
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650g Payload

The Crane-M supports up to 650g of camera gear; this makes it perfect for compact cameras, action cameras, and smartphones. Smartphone clamp not included.

360° rotation along all three axes with 4-way stepless joystick control

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M gimbal offers 360° rotation along all three axes; and offers button-powered, continuous rotation along the pan axis, with circular rotation along the tilt and roll axes.

Four shooting modes

Four different shooting modes allow you to get creative with the Crane-M 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"-20 thread for mounting on various supports

A 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole on the bottom allows users to mount the Crane-M on monopods, tripods, and various other support equipment.

Wireless control

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

Camera control on select Sony cameras

The Crane-M can control the zoom and recording of select Sony cameras via a Zhiyun Control Cable (Sold Separately). Compatible cameras include the HX60, HX90, W830, and WX350.

Up to 12 hours of battery life

The Crane-M runs comes with two batteries, which provides a runtime of up to 12 hours.

Lightweight, portable, and comes with a carry case

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M 3-axis handheld gimbal kit weighs a mere 740g; features dimensions of 35 x 16 x 15 cm; and comes with a handy carry case for easy, secure transport.

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  • 2 x 26500 Li-Ion Batteries
  • 26500 Battery Charger
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Lens Mounting Clamp
  • Lens Mounting Screw
  • Padded carry case
Pan Range360°
Tilt Range360°
Roll Range360°
Payload25 - 650 g
Working Current80 - 6000 mA
Working Voltage6.8 to 12.6 VDC
RuntimeApprox. 12 hours using included batteries
Operating Temperature0 to 45°C
Dimensions35 x 16 x 15 cm
Weight0.75 kg without battery
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