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Zhiyun CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

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Zhiyun CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
Key Features
  • 9th Instune High Axis Response Algorithm
  • Large Camera Support: BMPCC 6K, S1H, 1DX
  • Dedicated TransMount Transmitter Mounts
  • Standard & Vertical Camera Mounts
A follow-up to the Crane-2, the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S has been highly upgraded to better suit the needs of filmmakers. Featuring a new-generation 9th Instune Algorithm that improves the responsiveness of each axis, the CRANE 2S is capable of stabilizing large cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Panasonic S1H, and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II along with accessories.
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Zhiyun Crane-2S Overview

By B&H Photo's

A follow-up to the Crane-2, the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S has been highly upgraded to better suit the needs of filmmakers. Featuring a new-generation 9th Instune Algorithm that improves the responsiveness of each axis, the CRANE 2S is capable of stabilizing large cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Panasonic S1H, and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II along with accessories.

To support a collaborative process, the CRANE 2S offers dedicated mounting points for attaching an optional Zhiyun-Tech TransMount transmitter. Another new feature, integrated to support the growing demand for social media content, is a vertical quick release mount that enables you to set your camera up vertically. Besides this, a new FlexMount system is used for mounting your camera the standard way. This technology simplifies the mounting and setup process while securing your camera with a double-safety mechanism. The axis-locking mechanism for balancing a camera has also been improved with a two-phase locking design. The axis-locking mechanism additionally ensures that there's no movement of the gimbal components during travel or storage.

The grip handle of the gimbal is made out of carbon fiber so the gimbal feels lighter in your hand. The built-in handwheel on the side of the handle has been upgraded to allow for very low delay when controlling an add-on lens motor, sold separately, so you can make adjustments with more precision. (When using both a focus and zoom motor, you can set the handwheel to control your choice of one or the other.) On the bottom of the handle is a 1/4"-20 thread that allows you to attach the included mini tripod to be used as a stand or as an extension that can be held with the other hand for more control.

Using the companion iOS/Android mobile app, advanced cinematic functions such as panorama, time-lapse, motion-lapse, and long exposure time-lapse can be performed with the gimbal to achieve creative results. Many of the gimbal's parameters can be adjusted via this app, while many key modes and parameters can be accessed directly from the 0.96" OLED screen right above the handle.

The CRANE 2S also supports a variety of dedicated Zhiyun-Tech TransMount accessories, which include servo motors. The quick release plate included with the gimbal is compatible with many common tripod heads so you can efficiently move your camera between the gimbal and tripods, sliders, and other camera supports. Also included are a lens control and multiple camera control cables to allow for a comprehensive workflow. The CRANE 2S runs for up to 12 hours on three included batteries, which are rechargeable using a supplied triple charger.

Compatibility
For a full list of compatible cameras, please see the most current compatibility information on the Zhiyun-Tech website or in PDF format.
Key Features
  • 9th Instune Algorithm with high axis responsiveness
  • Support for large cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Panasonic S1H, and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
  • Six modes: pan follow, lock, follow, full-range POV, vortex, and Go modes
  • Dedicated mounting points for attaching an optional Zhiyun-Tech TransMount transmitter
  • FlexMount camera mounting system with a double safety mechanism
  • Vertical quick release camera mount
  • Quick release plate compatible with many tripod heads and sliders
  • Two-phase axis locking mechanism for balancing a camera and for storage/travel
  • Carbon fiber handle
  • Low-delay handwheel performance when used with optional lens motors
  • Up to 12-hour runtime on three included removable batteries
  • 360° pan motion
  • 0.96" OLED screen
  • Panorama, time-lapse, motion-lapse, and long exposure time-lapse via the companion iOS/Android app
  • 1/4"-20 thread on the bottom
UPC: 191493001831

Zhiyun Crane-2S Specs

Key Specs
Gimbal Design
Single Handgrip
Load Capacity
2.2 lb / 1000 g
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
Mounting
3 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Weight
4.14 lb / 1.88 kg (without Battery)
Gimbal
Load Capacity
2.2 lb / 1000 g
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Rotation Range
Mechanical Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° 
Pitch (Tilt): 246° (-91 to 155°) 
Roll: 295° (-57.5 to 237.5°) 
Controllable Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° (-180 to 180°) 
Pitch (Tilt): 215° (-80 to 135°) 
Roll: 70° (-35 to 35°) 
Compatibility
Camera Control
On Compatible Models (See Full Compatibility List)
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C (Control)
1x USB-C (Firmware Updates)
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
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 Charging Time
4 Hours
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Voltage
3.7 VDC
Power
Operating Voltage
9.8 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current
160 to 6000 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature
14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Display Type
Fixed Non-Touchscreen OLED
Materials
Carbon Fiber
Mounting
3 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Weight
4.14 lb / 1.88 kg (without Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
7.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.9 x 13.2 x 4.4"

Zhiyun Crane-2S Reviews

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Does it have a portrait mode?

Does it have a portrait mode?
Asked by: george
You can mount many cameras in portrait orientation on the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (B&H# ZHCRANE2S).
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2022-02-15

Will this work for a Nikon d3500?

Will this work for a Nikon d3500?
Asked by: Tevin
Although the Nikon D3500 can balance on the Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2S, unfortunately there is no control of the camera through the gimbal.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-12-17

Will this work with the Nikon Z9?

Will this work with the Nikon Z9?
Asked by: Jeffrey
Yes, The Nikon Z9 is supported and compatible for control with the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2023-08-07

Will this work with a Canon XA50?

Will this work with a Canon XA50?
Asked by: Mike
The Zhiyun 2S has not been tested with camcorders. However, with that said you should be able to balance the Canon XA50, without the XLR handle attached. We also recommend the DJI RS3 Pro as a camcorder gimbal. The DJI RS3 Pro can handle larger cameras like the Zhiyun Crane 2S. DJI RS 3 Pro Gimbal Stabilizer BH #DJRS3P
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-06-29

Will this work with the Canon 60D?

Will this work with the Canon 60D?
Asked by: Madsincinema
Zhiyun's does not current list compatibility with the 60D, but they are usually only referring to compatibility in regards to when the camera is plugged in via USB. However, with regard to balancing, it should be no problem with small/medium-sized lenses. Therefore you should still be able to use the gimbal as long as you aren't looking for control over the camera's settings/focus. Please see Zhiyun's chart here: https://bit.ly/38tOQ1z or visit their website for the most up-to-date list.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2020-11-08

Can this be mounted upside down for use with a ...

Can this be mounted upside down for use with a job?
Asked by: Chris
Yes, the gimbal can be in an underslung mode with a jib.
Answered by: Nick Y
Date published: 2023-08-07

If any of you who has used the DJI RSC 2, which ...

If any of you who has used the DJI RSC 2, which one is better? Thank you.
Asked by: George
RS2 for sure
Answered by: Dakota
Date published: 2021-03-02

is this compatible with Blackmagic pocket cinema ...

is this compatible with Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 6k G2?
Asked by: kirsten
Right in the key features of the Zhiyun Crane 2s is listed, Large Camera Support: BMPCC 6K, S1H, 1DX.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-11-09
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