Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-II 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-II 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-II 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones

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  • Full 360° Rotation Along Pan Axis
  • 5-Way Joystick
  • Supports Wireless iOS/Android Control
  • Supports Optional ZW-BO1 Remote Control
  • 5-Hour Runtime Battery
  • Charges Phone During Operation
  • 1/4"-20 Mounting Thread On the Bottom
  • Circuit, Reverse, Discharge Protection
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Zhiyun-Tech ZYSII overview

  • 1Description

The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-II is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for most smartphones (measuring between 2.2 and 3.2" in width). The Smooth-II offers unlimited 360° rotation along the pan axis and allows for vertical and panoramic image capture. It features a 5-way joystick right at your fingertips that allows you to quickly switch between modes and perform other controls.

The Smooth-II starts up very quickly to full functionality and is designed with short-circuit, reverse, and over-discharge protection to ensure continued safe start-up. This stabilizer comes with an approximately 5-hour runtime battery and also charges your phone during operation.

The Smooth-II also supports wireless control via a free-download iOS/Android app or optional ZW-BO1 Bluetooth remote control unit. The app lets you perform functions such as switching between the front and main cameras, switching between photo and video modes, setting focus, and recording. The Smooth-II also has a 1/4"-20 mounting thread on the bottom that allows you to use it with support gear such as monopods.

Key Features
  • 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for smartphones
  • Smartphones between 2.2 and 3.2" in width supported
  • Unlimited 360° rotation along the pan axis
  • 5-way joystick
  • Short-circuit, reverse, and over-discharge protection
  • 5-hour runtime battery
  • Supports wireless control via a free-download iOS/Android app
  • Supports optional ZW-BO1 Bluetooth remote control unit
  • 1/4"-20 mounting thread on the bottom for use with support gear such as monopods
In the Box
Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-II 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones
  • Camera Protection Sticker for Pan Axis Motor
  • Counterweight
  • Micro USB Cable
  • 18650 Li-Ion Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Zhiyun-Tech ZYSII specs

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    Payload 0.44 lb (200 g)
    Phone Support Supported Widths: 2.2 - 3.2" (5.5 - 8.2 cm)

    *Width is the distance from left to right when the phone is held in portrait mode.
    Rotation Range Tilt Axis Mechanical Movement: 270°
    Roll Axis Mechanical Movement: 90°
    Pan Axis Mechanical Movement: 360°
    Battery Runtime Approximately 5 hours
    Operating Temperature 14 to 113°F (-10 to 45°C)
    Operating Current 250 mA
    Material of Construction Aviation grade aluminium alloy
    Dimensions 4.5 x 1.4 x 11.2" (11.5 x 3.5 x 28.5 cm)
    Weight Without Battery: 0.9 lb (395 g)
    Battery
    Model 18650 Li-ion
    Capacity 3400 mAh
    Voltage 3.7 V
    Charging Temperature 32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
    Discharging Temperature 14 to 113°F (-10 to 45°C)
    Storage Temperature 77°F (25°C) room temperature
    Charging Current 800 mAh (max)
    Charger
    Model 18650 Li-ion battery charger
    Input Voltage 5 V
    Charging Current 800 mA
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.55 x 6.2 x 2.1"

    Zhiyun-Tech ZYSII reviews

    Smooth-II 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for just a Smart Phone The device is great for just a smart phone. There is an app available for the iPhone, which make it easy to control the gimbal 3 way axis. In addition, there is also another app by Zhiyun to record videos and using the buttons on the gimbal to control the app. There is also an app for a MacBook to calibrate and update the firmware, incase a Windows machine is not available. The support from Zhiyun is good and responsive. The limitations from the support is just the language barrier and the time difference so far. The clamp itself is spring loaded and doesn't have a safety lock. It is attached to the gimbal and cannot be removed. It is able to support an iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus too. The iPhone 6 will need to use the counterweight to balance better. It will require the phone to be balance further to the left. The battery is a single green Panasonic 18650, and Zhiyun sells extra if needed. The battery charges within the gimbal using a usb cable. The motors are a forth generation and works well with just a smart phone. If you start to add attachments, then the motors will need to work harder and require more power. Attachments, will make it difficult to balance. If adding the moondog lens, it will exceed the counterweight and difficult to balance. The motors will try its best to stabilize. The counterweight is 50 grams. Anymore weight, and the arm will not rise. Exceeds max load. Max safe load probably 200 grams. The body of the gimbal is excellent. Very nice finish all metal frame. Can easily attached a sony VCT-HM1 to the body to mount an external microphone or other attachments. The bottom of the gimbal supports other 1/4 accessories. Works great with 1/4 desk tripod and looks professional. Great for reducing bouncing effect in video for a smoother footage. There is still a small bounce but barely noticeable. Definitely a step up from the manual steady cams. Great to play around with a smart phone. More serious gear will require stronger motors.
    Date published: 2016-09-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Software and design flaws First the good points  It is well made with all metal outside components.  It  has many useful features.  However, there are two significant problems with the design.  First, the unit would not balance with my iPhone 8 plus.  The design cant take the weight of the phone even with the enclosed counterweight. I experimented by taping a 6 gram washer to the counterweight and got the gimbal to balance. I used the now balanced gimbal to then test the rest of the gimbal. Unfortunately, the tracking system couldnt even follow a slow moving person.  I decided to return it.
    Date published: 2018-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied with this cellphone gimbal For me this was a very good introduction to stabilized video, primarily shooting stills over the past 15 years or so. I want to do something more serious with the Crane and an interchangeable lens camera, but this allows a more casual attempt at decent light video paired with my iPhone 6 Plus as I get up to speed with video in general. Setup to balance it is easy, and the rest is the all up to me.
    Date published: 2017-01-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product for professional use I am a professional videographer that use traditional gear. Recently we wanted to venture in cel phone prodution for small projects. The zhiyun-tech is an essential component enabling smooth shots otherwise conveniently unobtainable.
    Date published: 2017-06-03
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