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Zhiyun-Tech Crane Plus 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal

Zhiyun-Tech Crane Plus 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal


The Zhiyun-Tech Crane Plus is a 3-axis handheld motorised gimbal designed to stabilise video and stills on DSLR, mirrorless cameras and camcorders. What sets the Zhiyun Crane Plus apart from other motorised gimbals is its very nifty object-tracking feature, simply mount a mobile device on-top of a mounted camera, frame the subject on the device, and the gimbal will rotate to follow your subject (or even yourself) as it moves.

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane Plus is able to support up to 2.5kg of camera gear, making it more than adequate to support a full frame DSLR camera, mirrorless camera, or compact camcorder; even with accessories such as microphones and/or video lights. The Zhiyun-Tech Crane Plus free's users from lugging heavy video tripods and shooting from stationary positions, the Zhiyun Crane Plus is compact, smart and intuitive enabling you to shoot creative video with less restrictions.

Other great features include: Four shooting modes, 360 rotation along pan, roll, and tlit axes, 4-way stepless joystick control, zoom control (for select Sony kits), and up to 18 hours of battery life.

  • 360 Rotation Along All Three Axes
  • Supports Large Payloads Up to 5.5 lb
  • MotionMemory & POV Modes
  • Intelligent Object Tracking & NightLapse
  • Control Select Panasonic & Sony Cameras
  • 45 Dutch Tilt in POV Mode
  • Mini-Tripod Included
  • Control via iOS/Android ZY Play App
  • 12-Hour Runtime with Included Batteries
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2.5kg Payload

The ZhiyunTech Crane Plus gimbal supports a heavy payload of up to 2.5kg of camera gear; this means that the Crane Plus can stabilise a full frame DSLR camera, mirrorless camera, or compact camcorder; even with accessories such as microphones and/or video lights.

4-way stepless joystick with motor force control

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane Plus gimbal offers 360 rotation across pan, tilt, and roll axes.

Four shooting modes

Four different shooting modes allow you to get creative with the Crane Plus gimbal. The modes allow you to: lock the pan and tilt, pan left and right only, pan and tilt the camera freely, and allow up to 45 degrees of synchronous motion.

POV mode with 45 synchronous motion

The Crane Plus adds a newly designed POV (Point of View) mode that allows for additional camera movement by providing up to 45 degrees of synchronous motion on the roll axis, What this means is that rather than Crane Plus keeping the camera level when you roll left or right, POV mode will move with you and roll your camera left or right, up to 45 degrees.

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" thread and mini tripod

A 1/4" threaded mounting hole on the bottom allows users to mount the Crane Plus Gimbal on monopods, tripods, and various other support equipment. A mini tripod is included.

Wireless control

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane Plus 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 Plus gimbal runs on two 26500 batteries, which feature a 12-18 hour runtime.

Other Features

  • USB charging for Sony cameras with USB charge support
  • Protective carry case included
  • Includes battery charging hub to simultaneously charge all two batteries
  • Remote control of select Panasonic & Sony Cameras. One Panasonic and one Sony camera control cable included

In the box
  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane Plus
  • Mini tripod
  • 26500 Battery charging hub
  • 2 x 26500 lithium-ion batteries
  • Sony camera cable
  • Panasonic camera cable
  • Micro USB cable
  • Lens Mounting Clamp
  • 2 Mounting Screws
  • User Manual
  • Anti-slip grip tape
  • Protective carry case
Operation Voltage
Minimum 6.8V
Standard 8.4V
Maximum 12.6V
Operation Current
Minimum 80mA
Standard 110mA
Maximum 6000mA
Following Deviation in Static State
Minimum ±0.01°
Maximum ±0.03°
Following Deviation in Motion State
Minimum ±0.05°
Maximum ±0.2°
Mechanical Range of Tilt Axis 360°
Mechanical Range of Roll Axis 360°
Mechanical Range of Pan Axis 360°
Operation Temperature
Minimum -10℃
Standard 25℃
Maximum 45℃
Battery Runtime
Minimum 12h
Maximum 18h
Charging Time 3h
Valid Payload
Minimum 350g
Maximum 2500g
Dimensions 17.3 x 18.8 x 37.4 cm (6.8 x 7.4 x 14.7 inches)
Shipping Dimensions 35.5 x 31 x 10.3 cm (13.9 x 12.2 x 4.05 inches)
Weight 0.95 kg (2.09 lbs)
Shipping Weight 2.8 kg (6.17 lbs)

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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, 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.


 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.


2.  My product has gone faulty, now what ?

Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at

   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.

   2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.

   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.

Shipping Info

1.  FREE Standard Shipping 

Free Economy Shipping is available on all orders exceeding R1 000. (T&C's apply)

*Terms and conditions to qualify for free shipping:

  • Shipping may only be to a physical address within the borders of South Africa. No P.O Box's allowed.
  • Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
  • The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.

*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed.


2.  DawnWing Courier Service (local)

We use DawnWing couriers as our preferred method of delivery.

With sophisticated track and trace equipment, you can pinpoint exactly where your parcel is, from the moment it is dispatched by us, until it's safely handed over to you the recipient.

Your parcel is well packaged and bubble wrapped before delivery. We also fully insure your parcels contents for the journey to your door.

Delivery Charges:

We charge a flat-rate for shipping and the charges are per order. 

  • Express Shipping to Main Cities @ R 150.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 1-2 Business Days)* - Main Cities are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Other cities/towns will take more than 1-2 delivery time.
  • Standard Shipping @ R 80.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 2-4 Business Days)* - To all areas.

*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed. This period does not include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The base price of R80.00 incl. VAT is for a parcel up to 10kg in Volumetric and Physical weight. Should the item/s exceed this weight, we reserve the right to increase the shipping charge accordingly. 

Please Note: The above prices quoted are for ordering online through the ORMSdirect website only. A different rate will be quoted if handled manually through our camera sales department. Our delivery service only runs from Monday to Friday. Saturday morning deliveries can be done by special arrangement only and at an additional charge. Please contact to arrange. We reserve the right to re-quote the delivery fee should this become too expensive. 


3.  DHL Express Courier Service (International)

Please note:

International orders are generally subject to local import duties and taxes (VAT)

Orms is not responsible for, nor can we offer, any specific advice regarding any customs related fees that you may incur. For specific information, please consult with your local government import office.

Privacy: Your privacy is important to us. We strive to exceed your expectations for privacy. Cross-border shipments are subject to inspection by customs authorities. We may also be called upon to provide certain order, shipment, and product information to our international carriers. Carriers may communicate such information to customs authorities for the purpose of facilitating customs clearance and compliance with local laws.

Delivery Charges:

International shipments are quoted on a per order basis depending on the size and weight of the parcel shipped.


4.  Collect & Collect from Orms Shop in Cape Town / Bellville

You are welcome to place your order online, pay for it and collect it from our Cape Town or Bellville branches. You will need to bring in a print out of the order for collection. Please ask for online sales on arrival. 


Orms Shop - Cape Town

Open: Mon-Thurs 9 to 5PM, Fri 9:00 to 5PM, Saturdays 9AM to 1PM 

Shop 5, Roeland Square

Upper Canterbury Street

Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

South Africa

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Orms Shop - Bellville

Open: Weekdays 9AM to 5:00PM, Saturdays 9AM to 1PM

Ground Floor, Tygervalley Chambers 2
27 Willie van Schoor Avenue
Bellville, Cape Town, 7530

South Africa


Free shipping on all South African orders above R1000


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