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Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer

BH #ZHCRANE3S • MFR #CRANE-3 S
Zhiyun-Tech 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-Tech Crane 3S Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Innovative Gimbal Design
  • 3Powerful Motors
  • 4Crafted Latch Design
  • 5ViaTouch 2.0 Control System
  • 6Compatibility Options

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 that 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.

Innovative Gimbal Design

Detachable, angled handle allows for two-handed operation; included 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 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

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-Tech Crane 3S Specs

Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): 360°
Roll: 330° (-255 to 75°)
Load Capacity1.32 to 14.3 lb / 0.6 to 6.49 kg
Connectivity
Ports1 x USB Type-C (Power / Control) Input
1 x Proprietary (25.2 VDC Power) Input
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 5.0
Battery
Battery Type3 x 18650
Capacity (mAh)2600 mAh
Battery Runtime12 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Voltage9.8 to 11.1 VDC
Power
Operating Voltage9.8 to 25.2 VDC
Operating Current360 to 5400 mA (Maximum)
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Mounting9 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions13.62 x 13.54 x 3.86" / 346 x 344 x 98 mm
Weight5.45 lb / 2.47 kg
Remote
Packaging Info
Package Weight10.51 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18 x 16 x 6.2"
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