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Zhiyun CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer

BH #ZHCRANE3S • MFR #C020017INT
Zhiyun CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer
Key Features
  • 14.3 lb Payload, Zoom and Focus Wheel
  • Redesigned Detachable SmartSling Handle
  • Updated Axis Locking System
  • ViaTouch 2.0 Remote Motion Control
The CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is a powerful redesign of previous Zhiyun gimbals with the addition of detachable handle options, more powerful motors with a large 14.3 lb payload, an updated axis-locking system, external power input, and the ViaTouch 2.0 remote control system. The 55° angled roll axis allows you to fit your camera without blocking the view, and it is also modular so you can add an included extension arm to fit larger cameras.
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Zhiyun Crane 3S Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Camera Compatibility
  • 3Innovative Gimbal Design
  • 4Powerful Motors
  • 5Crafted Latch Design
  • 6ViaTouch 2.0 Control System
  • 7Accessory Compatibility Options
By B&H Photo's

The CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is a powerful redesign of previous Zhiyun gimbals with the addition of detachable handle options, more powerful motors with a large 14.3 lb payload, an updated axis-locking system, external power input, and the ViaTouch 2.0 remote control system. The 55° angled roll axis allows you to fit your camera without blocking the view, and it is also modular so you can add an included extension arm to fit larger cameras.

The CRANE 3S features an angled, ergonomic handle that provides two-handed operation for optimal stability. The handle enables you to seamlessly switch to underslung mode, whether with one or two hands and achieve creative shots such as 330° roll shots as you move closer toward a subject. It also has numerous advanced features such as remote control of camera record/stop/shutter using the included cables, an improved zoom and focus system from its predecessor the CRANE 3 LAB, and compatibility with the separately available Transmount Image Transmission System for wireless video transmission. It can also accommodate a wide range of camera sizes by utilizing a separately available extension module to extend the horizontal arm.

The 3S has two options for the detachable, angled handle. Included is the SmartSling, which offers an ergonomic handle with an integrated joystick and control buttons, and the optional EasySling provides a simple, comfortable handgrip without controls. All the controls you need are provided at your fingertips at the top of the main handle along with an OLED status screen. The free Zhiyun iOS/Android app provides many of the same control functions, as well as special features such as panorama, focus time-lapse, motion time-lapse, long exposure time-lapse, camera settings, and more.

You can power the 3S using the three included batteries for up to 12 hours. However, if you need extra shooting time, a DC port allows you to plug in an optional battery pack such as the Transmount PowerPlus that contains six 18650 batteries, extending your shooting time to up to 18 hours. The CRANE 3S can be controlled using the updated ViaTouch 2.0 iOS or Android smartphone app via Bluetooth 5.0 for remote motion control and to manage the gimbal settings.

Nine accessory mounting threads are available around the gimbal to add a variety of Transmount or third-party accessories. Another major feature of the gimbal is a redesigned axis latch lock system consisting of a separate latch lock on each axis that provides solid locking in place without excess sway. This feature allows you to lock the individual axes to remember your balance positions when powering the gimbal off so you won't have to rebalance for each use.

Note:
The CRANE 3S doesn't support many third-party 18650 batteries because it requires the slightly shorter kind made by Zhiyun-Tech, so only Zhiyun-Tech 18650 batteries are recommended.
Camera Compatibility
For a full list of compatible cameras, please see the most current compatibility information on the Zhiyun-Tech website page or in PDF format.
Innovative Gimbal Design
Detachable, angled handle allows for two-handed operation; includes SmartSling or optional EasySling handle options, and is compatible with a wide range of rigs and cameras
Powerful Motors
Featuring more powerful motors and a different gimbal design from the CRANE 3 LAB, the CRANE 3S achieves a greater load capacity of 14.3 lb
Crafted Latch Design
The CRANE 3S features a redesigned locking latch system that retains its balance position when turned off, and it also locks more securely to prevent any excess joint sway
ViaTouch 2.0 Control System
The CRANE 3S ViaTouch 2.0 Control System consists of a variety of controls for framing shots, controlling certain gimbal movements, and adjusting camera settings, and it even supports SyncMotion, a motion control system using the physical movements of your remote control device
Accessory Compatibility Options
The CRANE 3S is compatible with optional Transmount products such as the Image Transmission System and other accessories that can attach to its numerous accessory threads
UPC: 191493001596

Zhiyun Crane 3S Specs

Key Specs
Grip Design
Single Handgrip (Slanted)
Load Capacity
1.32 to 14.3 lb / 0.6 to 6.49 kg
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
Mounting
9 x 1/4"-20 Female
Weight
5.45 lb / 2.47 kg
Gimbal
Load Capacity
1.32 to 14.3 lb / 0.6 to 6.49 kg
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Rotation Range
Controllable Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° 
Pitch (Tilt): 246° (-91 to 155°) 
Roll: 295° (-57.5 to 237.5°) 
Camera Control
On Compatible Models (See Full Compatibility List)
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C (Power / Control) Input
1x Proprietary (25.2 VDC Power) Input
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
Battery
Battery Type
3x 18650
Battery Capacity
2600 mAh
Battery Runtime
12 Hours
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Voltage
9.8 to 11.1 VDC
Power
Operating Voltage
9.8 to 25.2 VDC
Operating Current
360 to 5400 mA (Maximum)
Environmental
Operating Temperature
22 to 77°F / -10 to 45°C
Display Type
Fixed Non-Touchscreen LCD
Mounting
9 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions
13.62 x 13.54 x 3.86" / 346 x 344 x 98 mm
Weight
5.45 lb / 2.47 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
10.51 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18 x 16 x 6.2"

Zhiyun Crane 3S Reviews

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does the crane 3s have a 2-axis mode like the ...

does the crane 3s have a 2-axis mode like the ronin 2 , mechanically locking the Pan axis with the lock while running ? for direct control when mounted on a steadicam
Asked by: jörn
This has that configuration. It can do any configuration of on/off.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2020-09-08

Will the focus/zoom motors from the Crane 3 lab ...

Will the focus/zoom motors from the Crane 3 lab work with the 3s?
Asked by: jack
Yes, but the motor function cannot be interchanged. The Lite motor controls the focus and the Max the zoom (the zoom can only be activated with the Smartsling handle or with the transmount). Also, if you do not have the Smarsling handle, you cannot access the settings of the Lite motor, leaving the possibility of using it correctly in the 3S-E pack disabled. I hope they fix this error and it can be configured from the app.
Answered by: Pedro
Date published: 2020-06-24

What size of hardcase would you recommand to ...

What size of hardcase would you recommand to carry it ?
Asked by: Keven
Honestly I carry it in the case that it came in. Tho it is big and bulky I’m not exactly sure if there is anything that you can put it in.
Answered by: Adam
Date published: 2021-02-01

Do you need the Transmount Image Transmission ...

Do you need the Transmount Image Transmission System to transmit video? Or can you also monitor & control the gimbal with just your smartphone?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Zhiyun-Tech Transmount Image Transmission Receiver for WEEBILL-S/CRANE 3S/2S (BH #ZHGMBCOV2) is not included in the box with this model.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-27

I already own a Tilta Nucleus Nano. Is there a ...

I already own a Tilta Nucleus Nano. Is there a version of this stabilizer without the zoom/focus knob?
Asked by: Hunter
no all the versions of it include the zoom/focus knob
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-10

What's in the box?

What's in the box?
Asked by: Safwan
In the Box Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer Quick Release Camera Plate SmartSling Handle 3 x 18650 Battery Battery Charger Extension Arm Handle Adapter Base Backing Base Tripod Lens Support Lens Support Rod Micro-USB Canon Control Cable Mini-USB Canon Control Cable USB Type-C Panasonic Control Cable USB Type-C to Multi Sony Control Cable USB Type-C Charging Cable Foam Storage Box 3 x 1/4"-20 Screw Wrench Set (M1.3, M2.5, M4)
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-05-19

Can I use a standard V mount battery instead of ...

Can I use a standard V mount battery instead of the pro battery to power the gimbal and get the extra torque?
Asked by: Jordan
To power the Zhiyun CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer off of a standard V-Mount battery, a D-Tap to USB-C cable such as the Kondor Blue D-Tap to USB-C Power Delivery Cable for Mirrorless Cameras (16", Raven Black), BH #KODTUSBC16BK, would be needed.
Answered by: Tim Z
Date published: 2024-05-07

What accessories would I need to fly this on an ...

What accessories would I need to fly this on an Easyrig, specifically the Flycam Flowline?
Asked by: Geoffrey
An EasyRig just would not be the right option for this gimbal. The Thanos would be a much better option. https://bhpho.to/3rcc2H8
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-22
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