Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-3 Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones (Black)

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-3 Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones (Black)

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-3 Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • For Up to 9.2-Oz/6" Smartphones
  • For GoPro HERO 3/4/5 Action Cameras
  • Charge Phone via Optional Cable
  • 1-Step Balancing with Marking Scale
  • Thumbwheel/Joystick Imaging Controls
  • 360° Pan, 320° Tilt & Roll
  • Up to 14-Hour Runtime
  • Secure, 2-Way Aluminum Phone Clamp
  • Micro-USB Charging Port
  • 1/4"-20 Mount on Handle Bottom
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Zhiyun-Tech SMOOTH-3 overview

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The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-3 is a handheld, 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for smartphones offering pro-style capture functions. With motor torque and response speed increased from earlier models, the Smooth-3 can accommodate phones weighing nine-plus ounces as well as add-ons like an external lens, on-board light, or microphone. Its handgrip's thumbwheel and joystick combine to put image control at your fingertips with real-time focus, exposure, ISO, white balance, and shutter speed adjustments. To capture more of your adventures, the Smooth-3 features a single, rechargeable battery that produces an extended run-time of up to 14 hours. A 5V/1000mAh-output port on the gimbal provides charging for your phone while shooting (micro-USB cable included).

The Smooth-3's two-way aluminum grip securely holds up to a 6" smartphone or a GoPro HERO 3/4/5 in either horizontal or – depending on your blogging preference – vertical mode. For quick setup, the phone mounting arm features a detailed alignment scale, and one-step balancing. The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-3 stabilizer offers 360° of pan, and 320° rotation along the tilt and roll axes. Download the free ZY Play app to add advanced functions, such as time-lapse, panoramic formatting, and effects filters, to your smartphone footage.

A 1/4"-20 mounting thread on the bottom of the handgrip enables you to use the Smooth-3 it with a monopod or other support. A storage pouch is also included with this stabilizer.


3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for smartphones up to 6"/9.2 ounces, and for GoPro HERO 3/4/5 action cameras
Real-time phone charging via 5V/1000mAh-output port (cable not included)
Up to 14-hour run-time with the rechargeable, internal battery
Thumb-wheel/joystick control of focus, exposure, ISO, white balance, and shutter speed
Secure, 2-way aluminum phone clamp with a detailed scale for quick alignment; one-step balancing
360° pan and 320° tilt and roll axis rotation
Stabilizer charges in approximately 2.5 hours using the included micro-USB cable
1/4"-20 mounting thread for use with monopods and other support gear
In the Box
Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-3 Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones (Black)
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • 26650 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Storage Pouch
  • Limited 15-Day Warranty
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    Zhiyun-Tech SMOOTH-3 specs

    Number of Axes 3-Axis
    Rotation Range Pitch (Tilt): 320
    Roll: 320
    Yaw (Pan): 360
    Load Capacity 2.6 to 9.2 oz / 75 to 260 g
    Stabilization Accuracy 0.01 to 0.04 (Motionless)
    0.05 to 0.3 (Motion)
    Battery Type 1 x 26650
    Capacity (mAh) 4600 mAh
    Capacity (Wh) 17.02 Wh
    Battery Runtime 8 to 14 Hours
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Operating Voltage 3.6 to 4.3 VDC
    Operating Current 110 mA
    Operating Temperature 14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
    Dimensions 5.3 x 3.8 x 11.9" / 134 x 97 x 303 mm
    Weight 15.5 oz / 440 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 6.2 x 2.8"

    Zhiyun-Tech SMOOTH-3 reviews

    Smooth-3 Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones (Black) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from The manual is terrible. The manual is terrible. I cannot figure out how to rotate it to portrait view where it will work and the manual is no help at all. It did not come with a battery charger and there's no detail explanation of how to charge the battery. When it arrived the horizon was not level in landscape you etc. in general I did not like the way it operates. I confess it may be me, but I think a manual that had details� would be a big help.
    Date published: 2018-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great after testing the smooth Q, my galaxy note with a case had some issues, with smooth 3 is perfect
    Date published: 2017-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Gimbal for plus sized iPhones w/ Extra Lens This is the one to get for iPhone Plus Series w/ case and extra lens. It balances perfectly for a iPhone 6s Plus w/ Aukey Wide Angle Lens. The DJI Version was not able to balance. Spend the extra money for this gimbal. You will not be disappointed.
    Date published: 2018-06-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Answer to my expectations Nice stabilizer, Shipping faster, right on time! Only thing, you need to have a charging bloc because it's only came withe the usb cable. I recommend it Thanks!
    Date published: 2018-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zhiyun gimbal Excellent product. Everyone to whom I show mine says, “WOW I’m getting one of these too!”
    Date published: 2018-03-30
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