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Benro X Series 3XS Lite 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal with Saramonic SmartMic for Smartphones

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Benro X Series 3XS Lite 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal with Saramonic SmartMic for Smartphones
Key Features
  • Folding iOS/Android Gimbal with Mic Port
  • Anti-Shock Mic Records Direct to Phone
  • 24-Hour Runtime
  • 320° Pan; Action Cam Adapter Supported
The Benro X Series 3XS Lite with Saramonic SmartMic is a compact 3-axis motorized smartphone gimbal with a mic port and with an external mic included. The 3XS Lite works with a companion iOS/Android app and supports most phones (with a 2 to 3.5" width). It also supports action cameras via an optional adapter (MFR# RAGP1). Although already compact, the 3XS Lite is foldable into an even smaller form to more easily fit in your bag when you take it along on your travels, your filmmaking adventures, or just to have with you on regular days. The motors are also lockable so there's no movement at the three axes while the gimbal is in your bag.
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Benro 3XS Lite Overview

The Benro X Series 3XS Lite with Saramonic SmartMic is a compact 3-axis motorized smartphone gimbal with a mic port and with an external mic included. The 3XS Lite works with a companion iOS/Android app and supports most phones (with a 2 to 3.5" width). It also supports action cameras via an optional adapter (MFR# RAGP1). Although already compact, the 3XS Lite is foldable into an even smaller form to more easily fit in your bag when you take it along on your travels, your filmmaking adventures, or just to have with you on regular days. The motors are also lockable so there's no movement at the three axes while the gimbal is in your bag.

The gimbal features a 3.5mm TRRS mic port on the handle and comes with a Saramonic SmartMic. You get to record audio externally for higher-quality sound but it conveniently gets recorded directly to your phone. The SmartMic is an ultra-compact directional condenser microphone that captures the sound in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other directions. Featuring an integrated swivel and built-in shockmount, it can be pointed in the direction you want while compensating for unwanted vibration and the resulting unwanted noise, and this allows you to use it successfully while you're in motion with the gimbal, such as when running behind your subject.

At the press of a button, the smartphone holder can be switched between horizontal and vertical orientations without any rebalancing required. For certain social media platforms, the vertical orientation would be most ideal. Gimbals are known to have long battery life but the 3XS Lite pushes the limits with up to a 24 hour-runtime on its built-in batteries.

Operational modes include Universal Follow, which keeps your subject in the center of the frame as you circle about with the gimbal, and Locked Down mode, which is for dynamic panning movements. The companion smartphone app allows you to make adjustments to the settings of the 3XS Lite and also offers tools for face and object tracking, capturing panoramas and time-lapse sessions, and more. The gimbal features several onboard control buttons and allows you to customize them to preference, and this is also easily done via the app. The face tracking function, for example, can be set to activate at just the press of a button.

The 3XS Lite features a 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole on the bottom for attaching a tripod or other support underneath, and a mini tripod comes included. The mini tripod can be used to let you shoot hands-free when, for example, shooting time-lapse sessions, but it can also be used as an extension handle to give you more control of the gimbal in certain applications.

Key Features

  • Compact and foldable gimbal with iOS/Android companion app and 3.5mm TRRS mic port
  • Supports most phones 2 to 3.5" wide
  • Includes external directional electric condenser mic with built-in shockmount, 35 Hz to 18 kHz frequency response, and 74 dB SPL signal-to-noise ratio; audio gets recorded to your phone
  • Also supports action cams via an optional adapter (MFR# RAGP1)
  • One-button switching between horizontal and vertical orientations
  • Up to a 24-hour runtime on built-in batteries
  • Face and object tracking, panorama and time-lapse capture, and more via the smartphone app
  • Customizable onboard buttons
  • 1/4"-20 threaded hole on the bottom for attaching a tripod or other support underneath
  • Includes a mini tripod that can be used as a stand or an extension handle
  • 320° pan, 330° tilt, and 330° roll rotation
  • 8.8 oz load capacity
UPC: 869937000152

Benro 3XS Lite Specs

Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 320°
Pitch (Tilt): 330°
Roll: 330°
Follow SpeedPan: 120°/s
Tilt: 120°/s
Roll: 120°/s
Load Capacity8.82 oz / 250 g
Compatibility
Smartphone DimensionsWidth: 1.97 to 3.54" / 5 to 9 cm
Connectivity
Ports1 x USB Type-C
Wireless Frequency2.4 GHz
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 4.0
Battery
Battery Type2 x 26350
Capacity (mAh)2000 mAh
Capacity (Wh)14.8 Wh
Battery Runtime24 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Power
Operating Voltage6.8 to 12.0 VDC
Operating Current230 to 6000 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions11.81 x 6.89 x 2.76" / 30 x 17.5 x 7 cm
Weight0.9 lb / 0.41 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.855 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 5.4 x 2.7"

Benro 3XS Lite Reviews

Pessima

By NoSk1ns
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-05

Dai video e dalle recensioni sembrava formidabile, arrivata e non si collega con l'app, il Telefono dice che collegata ma non funziona, ho chiesto assistenza da 2 settimane e non ho ancora ricevuto risposta.

Easy to use phone gimbal

By Jeff
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-24

The Benro is basically the same gimbal as the Snoppa Atom, so if you are trying to figure something out you can reference the Snoppa Atom as well. The gimbal is well made and has basic customization. One trick I learned was to press the trigger 4 times and you go into inception mode. The only 2 features the lite model does not have is wireless charging and 180 degree mode. The only feature that does not work so well is the zoom function. so I use that switch for manual focus. Overall this gimbal is a great value and fun to use.

Benro 3xs Lite

By Darren
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-10

Bought for vacation, works brilliantly on my S10+ and makes my footage 100 times better. Definitely recommend it

Well worth it!

By Maisy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-28

Can’t get over how good this is for $99. Love that I can attach my Rode mic

Not for XS Max

By Colleen
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-21

Unfortunately while company says it would work with all Iphones, it will not. I did write the company and their response was that this would work; however,you have to take off any protective case. Well we tried it without the case and it still was not stable. It did work well with the XR but that’s just not the phone we purchased it for. In hindsight I relied upon Benro’s reputation and should’ve waited to purchase. So had to pay return shipping

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