Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

BH #ZHCRANM2 • MFR #CRANE-M2
Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
Key Features
  • Compact Ultra-Portable Design
  • For Cameras & Smartphones up to 1.58 lb
  • 360° Pan, 310° Tilt & 324° Roll Rotation
  • Six Operation Modes
Show More
Smaller, more lightweight, the CRANE-M2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is designed for compact cameras, smartphones, and action cams up to 1.58 lb. (An optional mounting accessory is required for attaching action cams.) The compact design allows you to maneuver your camera more freely and for longer periods. It's also easier to pack up with you and carry, whether nearby or when traveling. This aside, the CRANE-M2 provides the standard features that have made gimbals such a revolutionary addition to the world of camera supports.
More on the Way
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
$199.00
Price $269.00
Instant Savings $70.00
$34/mo. suggested payments
with 6 Mos. Promo Financing* 
Savings Available:
Denisabel D., B&H Pro Video Expert

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

866.264.7509

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M2 Overview

Smaller, more lightweight, the CRANE-M2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is designed for compact cameras, smartphones, and action cams up to 1.58 lb. (An optional mounting accessory is required for attaching action cams.) The compact design allows you to maneuver your camera more freely and for longer periods. It's also easier to pack up with you and carry, whether nearby or when traveling. This aside, the CRANE-M2 provides the standard features that have made gimbals such a revolutionary addition to the world of camera supports.

The CRANE-M2 offers 360° pan, 310° tilt, and 324° roll rotation across six modes of operation, including POV and Vortex modes. It runs for approximately seven hours on a built-in battery that's rechargeable using an included micro-USB cable. Over built-in Wi-Fi, the gimbal is able to sync up with a Wi-Fi-enabled camera that supports remote zoom, shutter, and video start/stop control. These functions can be operated from a zoom rocker and other controls on the gimbal. Furthermore, over built-in Bluetooth, the camera syncs up with a free-download ZY Play mobile app for iOS and Android for additional capabilities. The app provides remote control over many functions of the gimbal and also has filmmaking features such as time-lapse, panorama, and slow-motion capture.

An OLED display on the gimbal confirms the selected operation mode, battery level, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi status, and other functions. The CRANE-M2 features a quick release camera mounting system that lets you secure or remove your camera at the push of one lock button. Scale marks and memory locks help you balance the camera and lock the balance position for the camera used. A hand strap and mini tripod are also supplied with the gimbal. The mini tripod attaches on the bottom to function as a tripod or a stand, but it can also be used as an extension to provide you with even more control over the gimbal and camera, as you'll have a better grip on the gimbal.

Key Features

  • Compact, more lightweight design for compact cameras, smartphones, and action cams up to 1.6 lb (an action cam mount is sold separately)
  • 360° pan, 310° tilt, and 324° roll rotation
  • 7-hour runtime on a built-in battery
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • ZY Play iOS/Android app
  • Special app features such as time-lapse, panorama, and slow-motion capture
  • OLED display
  • One-button quick release camera mounting system
  • Scale marks and memory locks for balancing
  • Hand strap, mini tripod, and other accessories included

Six Modes of Operation

PF Mode

The camera pans as you turn the gimbal left and right. This feature is useful for hyperlapse capture and for traveler footage.

F Mode

The camera will follow the gimbal handle's movements.

L Mode

The camera direction is locked so you won't miss a shot in any situation.

POV Mode

The Crane-M2 offers full-range POV mode, which allows for 360° synchronous movement on all three axes. Instead of leveling off during motion, the camera will remain locked in position no matter which way or how far you move the gimbal, allowing for true POV shots.

Vortex Mode

Vortex mode gives you the freedom to perform cinematic 360° barrel shots in all dimensions.

Go Mode

Performs fast pan and tilt motions for dramatic action shots.
UPC: 191493001398

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M2 Specs

Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): 310°
Roll: 324°
Load Capacity0.29 to 1.58 lb / 130 to 720 g
Connectivity
Ports1 x USB (Unspecified Type) (Power)
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (Unspecified Type)
Battery
Battery Runtime7 Hours
Power
Operating Voltage9.8 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current200 to 3000 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
Remote
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.8 x 6.8 x 3.3"
See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

can I balance my osmo action or a go pro on the ...

can I balance my osmo action or a go pro on the crane m2 out of the box ? or is an extra adapter needed?
Asked by: Ehsan
You will need a GoPro Tripod mount adapter to use a GoPro or Osmo Action on this gimbal. https://bhpho.to/3bWBtIw
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-17

With Sony X100 series, is there enough rear ...

With Sony X100 series, is there enough rear clearance to hood the LCD?
Asked by: Alan
If the hood is less than 2 inches, you should have enough clearance.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-03-17

Will this work with Sony A6500 16-70 lens?

Will this work with Sony A6500 16-70 lens?
Asked by: Peter
It will not.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-12

After balancing the camera on the gimbal, must ...

After balancing the camera on the gimbal, must you leave the zoom lens where it is or can you zoom in and out without losing the precise balance?
Asked by: Kirk
If the lens extends while zooming you may lose balance.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-07

It is good for Leica Q?

It is good for Leica Q?
Asked by: vajirbhai
No, this will not be compatible with the Leica Q, the camera is too heavy for the gimbal. We would recommend using a Weebill-S instead.
Answered by: Geetika
Date published: 2021-02-25

can i use with iPhone 12 pro ?

can i use with iPhone 12 pro ?
Asked by: Michel
I have an iPhone 8 Plus, and it works great with the Crane M2 (when used with the included phone holder). So it should work fine with the iPhone 12 Pro.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-02-18

Can you mount the Zhiyun Transmitter to the ...

Can you mount the Zhiyun Transmitter to the gimbal, so that it’s part of the mount like on the Zhiyun Weebill Lab? Weight wise, I’d be adding the Sony ZV-1 as the camera at 294g (.65 lb / 10.37 oz)
Asked by: Nathan
You cannot use the Transmount Transmitter with this gimbal.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-02-17

Is it suitable for Sony HDR-ASR30V action camera?

Is it suitable for Sony HDR-ASR30V action camera?
Asked by: gokhan
Yes this is suitable for that camera.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-01-25
  • y_2021, m_5, d_10, h_17CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.15
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_66
  • loc_en_US, sid_1495596, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo

Close

Close

Close