Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

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Zhiyun-Tech 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. (Please visit the Zhiyun website for a full list of compatible cameras and lenses.)
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Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2S Overview

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. (Please visit the Zhiyun website for a full list of compatible cameras and lenses.)

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.

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-Tech Crane-2S Specs

Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): -80 to 135°
Roll: -35 to 35°
Compatibility
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
Connectivity
Ports1 x USB Type-C
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 5.0
Battery
Battery Type3 x 18650
Capacity (mAh)2600 mAh
Battery Runtime12 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Power
Operating Voltage9.8 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current160 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Mounting3 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Weight4.14 lb / 1.88 kg
Remote
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.9 x 13.2 x 4.4"
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