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Zhiyun Smooth-4 Smartphone Gimbal (Black)

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Zhiyun Smooth-4 Smartphone Gimbal (Black)
Key Features
  • For Smartphones up to 7.4 oz
  • Large Left-Side Focus/Zoom Wheel
  • Quick-Response "PhoneGo" Mode
  • Dolly/Zoom "Vertigo" Effect Mode
The Smooth-4 Smartphone Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech, in black, has been designed to provide cine-style functions to content creators using their mobile phones for video capture. When used with the free, downloadable ZY Play app, the control panel enables Android and iOS users to control both gimbal and smartphone camera functions such as focus, zoom, time-lapse, and still photo settings. The Smooth-4's controls reduce the need to touch your phone's screen, thereby minimizing unintended jostling while recording. A dedicated "Vertigo" function emulates the perspective-shifting, dolly/zoom effect dear to many filmmakers. Compared to the ZT Smooth-3, the Smooth-4's controls are more ergonomically laid out and better labeled with icons. The Smooth-4 also has a significantly larger focus/zoom wheel, a PhoneGo mode for quickly grabbing the action, multiple time-lapse functions, and object tracking. With the ability to support smartphones weighing up to 7.4 oz and measuring up to 3.35" high, the Smooth-4 is compatible with almost any mobile phone.
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Zhiyun SMOOTH-4 Overview

The Smooth-4 Smartphone Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech, in black, has been designed to provide cine-style functions to content creators using their mobile phones for video capture. When used with the free, downloadable ZY Play app, the control panel enables Android and iOS users to control both gimbal and smartphone camera functions such as focus, zoom, time-lapse, and still photo settings. The Smooth-4's controls reduce the need to touch your phone's screen, thereby minimizing unintended jostling while recording. A dedicated "Vertigo" function emulates the perspective-shifting, dolly/zoom effect dear to many filmmakers. Compared to the ZT Smooth-3, the Smooth-4's controls are more ergonomically laid out and better labeled with icons. The Smooth-4 also has a significantly larger focus/zoom wheel, a PhoneGo mode for quickly grabbing the action, multiple time-lapse functions, and object tracking. With the ability to support smartphones weighing up to 7.4 oz and measuring up to 3.35" high, the Smooth-4 is compatible with almost any mobile phone.

In a nod to its filmmaker-centric design, the Smooth-4's large focus wheel even has a witness mark that can be lined up to focus marks you place on its textured band. The wheel is located on the left side of the handgrip, with a button placed to its lower right that lets you toggle between focus and zoom functions, with a button light indicating zoom mode. Scroll and press to select settings with the central Menu/Return button, or choose the Parameter Display button to switch between close shooting, still photo, and full-auto modes. The Smooth-4 offers 300° of pan and 240° of tilt and roll for nimbly capturing your action shots, or for smoothly gliding along more tranquil scenes. Choose between Pan-Following, Locking, Full-Follow, or the full-speed PhoneGo mode to adjust your level of axis control while shooting.

Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the Smooth-4 features a maximum runtime of up to 12 hours. A USB Type-C port on the handgrip enables you to add a separately available power pack to extend your shooting time even further. An LED display indicates your remaining power, and an output port enables you to charge your phone while shooting with the stabilizer. The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-4 Smartphone Stabilizer includes a mini tripod, carrying case, and a USB cable. A single 1/4"-20 female thread on the handgrip bottom can be used to mount the stabilizer onto the included tripod or other support, or to attach a compatible accessory.

Key Features
  • Supports smartphones weighing up to 7.4 oz, and up to 3.35" in height
  • Large, cine-style focus/zoom wheel with a witness mark
  • Use with the free, downloadable ZY Play app to control select iOS/Android phone functions
  • "Vertigo" effect, and quick-response PhoneGo modes
  • Multiple time-lapse and follow-mode choices
  • 300° of pan, 240° of tilt, and 240° of roll
  • Up to 12-hour runtime; ability to use an external power pack
  • Can charge your phone while shooting

Zhiyun SMOOTH-4 Specs

Key Specs
Load Capacity
2.65 to 7.41 oz / 75 to 210 g
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Mounting
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Weight
19.29 oz / 547 g (with Handlebar and Battery)
Gimbal
Load Capacity
2.65 to 7.41 oz / 75 to 210 g
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Rotation Range
Yaw (Pan): 300° 
Pitch (Tilt): 240° 
Roll: 240° 
Compatibility
Smartphone Dimensions
Width: 2.44 to 3.35" / 62 to 85 mm
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C
Battery
Battery Type
2x Built-In
Battery Capacity
2000 mAh
Battery Runtime
12 Hours
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Voltage
5.0 VDC
Power
Operating Voltage
7.4 to 7.4 VDC
Operating Current
120 to 2500 mA (Maximum)
Environmental
Operating Temperature
14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Mounting
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions
12.91 x 4.84 x 4.13" / 328 x 123 x 105 mm (with Handlebar)
Weight
19.29 oz / 547 g (with Handlebar and Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.85 x 6.25 x 3"

Zhiyun SMOOTH-4 Reviews

Easy to use!

By Tobi
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

This gimbal doesn't work well for me because the brace covers up the lightening port, which I need access to for my microphone. Otherwise this is a great little gimbal.

Direct your next smartphone movie with pure play

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-16

Who knew it would be so easy? Once removed from its container and holding your smartphone, the Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-4 Smartphone Gimbal is the very best assistance one would ever want. Fun. Play. Hands-on. Pure Zen. The videos are phenomenally better than before. Prepare for a rewarding adventure.

Doesnt work well with my s20 ULTRA

By Festival Film
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-20

I had one before and purchase another for another phone as we organise a mobile film festival in Haiti

Seamless movement

By Angel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-04

My footage comes out crispy smooth. Love the auto follow feature.

Not for iPhone 11/12 Pro Max

By Henry
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-26

I'm sure this product is good for smaller phones, but it does not do well with iPhone Pro Max phones. These phones are too heavy and need counter weights. Also, one of the axis joints is constantly in your view when using the wide angle feature.

Great gimbal for your phone but...

By Simon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-26

The firmware does not include iPhone 11 pro Max. It does work with it but only uses one of the lenses with the buttons on the gimbal. To use all the functions of the 11 you have to use the controls on the camera touch screen. Also if you use the wide angle if you hold it upright it picks up the side of the gimbal. You have to hold it in flashlight mode to avoid that. It takes a little practice but works well. Hope they will eventually access all the controls with firmware update for the new phones.

Very nice with professional controls

By Papan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-20

I loved it. Looks pro and the focus wheel is cool. The android XY play app should have been better (mainly 24fps missing).

Pretty amazing

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-07

Easier to set up than I expected. Especially handy for short to slightly longer video clips. Have yet to try it out as a tripod, hands free - too much fun changing view angle.

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question

Hi Is it possible to attach a 3.5mm mic socket into a samsung s8 plus audio so that the Smooth 4 still works so that the audio quality can be boosted?
Asked by: Michael
I'm afraid not. Gimbals like this only allow you to balance the phone, you will not be able to attach a microphone as well.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2019-03-09

Can I charge the phone while shooting?

Can I charge the phone while shooting?
Asked by: Mohammed
The Smooth 4 actually has a charge port allowing USB charging to your phone while using. The gimbal itself has a 12 hour charge alone.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-15

Does this gimbal have a auto zoom button and ...

Does this gimbal have a auto zoom button and focus button does it work with the galaxy s9?
Asked by: RICK
Yes, users have reported those functions work with the Galaxy S9.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-21

can use with shotgun mic?

can use with shotgun mic?
Asked by: Walter
We're afraid not. Smart Phone Gimbals like this in general are meant to be used with the Smart Phone only. It will not be able to balance a microphone on the phone as well.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-02-17

question

Will this work with a GoPro hero session 5? If so, what mounting bracket do I need to order?
Asked by: Stuart
This product is designed to clamp onto smartphones. Unfortunately an adapter is not currently listed within inventory that allows to mount a GoPro.
Answered by: Richard B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

will the ZY App export into Final Cut Pro for ...

will the ZY App export into Final Cut Pro for editing?
Asked by: Lane
It will not.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-19

Will It work with the iPhone 11 Pro?

Will It work with the iPhone 11 Pro?
Asked by: Robert
Yes, the Zhiyun Tech Smooth 4 Smartphone gimbal will work with the iPhone 11 Pro.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-02-01

question

Is there an estimated date on when the Smooth 4 will be in stock?
Asked by: Victoria C.
As of this posting, May 3rd 2018, the Smooth-4 is in stock and ready to ship.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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