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Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q3 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer Combo

Key Features
  • Compact Folding 3-Axis Stabilizer
  • Includes Wrist Strap and Protective Bag
  • Built-In Rotatable LED Video Light
  • Landscape and Portrait Modes
The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q3 combo version additionally includes a wrist strap and a protective bag for safer use and easier transport and storage.
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Zhiyun-Tech Smooth Q3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Built-In Video Light
  • 3SmartFollow 3.0
  • 4Gesture Control
  • 5Instant Dolly Zoom
  • 6Zoom Rocker
  • 7MagicClone Pano
  • 8Panorama
  • 9SMART Editing
  • 10Live Streaming

The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q3 combo version additionally includes a wrist strap and a protective bag for safer use and easier transport and storage.

The Smooth-Q3 is a compact folding 3-axis stabilizer for smartphones, designed with a built-in LED video light with three selectable brightness levels. It provides stabilized motion along the pan, tilt, and roll axes to let you capture smooth, professional-looking video with your phone. The gimbal easily switches between portrait and landscape modes at the press of a button, allowing you to shoot both cinematic and social media videos while the LED light illuminates your subjects. The phone holder supports smartphones up to 3.5" wide, covering most phones.

The gimbal's capabilities are enhanced via a companion ZY Cami iOS/Android app, which allows you to set up creative movements such as Simplified Dolly Zoom. The app also offers functions such as Advanced Smart Tracking and one-tap live streaming. The gimbal has an ergonomic design with a nonslip handle, and it runs for up to 15 hours on the included battery and fully recharges in approximately three hours. A mini tripod is also included and can be used as a tripod or handgrip extension to allow you to hold the gimbal with two hands for better control of it.

Built-In Video Light

The Smooth-Q3 features an integrated fill light with a touch button. It can be rotated 180° to light up your subject (or yourself when vlogging) from all angles. Three adjustable brightness levels allow you to set the right amount of light for different shooting scenarios.

SmartFollow 3.0

With just a single tap in the companion iOS/Android app, you can activate the SmartFollow feature to automatically follow a moving subject. (This feature may not work on some phones. Please refer to the phone compatibility list on the Zhiyun website for more info.)

Gesture Control

The gimbal can be set up to recognize a hand gesture, such as holding up five fingers, to begin shooting.

Instant Dolly Zoom

With just a few settings applied in the included app, the Smooth-Q3 can dolly and zoom towards your subject automatically as you walk forward, adding high-end production value to your shots.

Zoom Rocker

Easily zoom in and out using a zoom rocker positioned on the side of the gimbal.

MagicClone Pano

Clone yourself to show different sides of you. With MagicClone Pano, you can shoot multiple images and arrange them on the same screen.


Panorama options include landscape mode, portrait mode, front and rear camera, 180°, 240°, and 3x3, with gesture control supported.

SMART Editing

Enhance your videos with editing templates, background music, subtitles, stickers, special effects, reverse motion, and various filters via the mobile app.

Live Streaming

The mobile app allows you to live stream to various popular platforms, with select effects applicable during the stream.
UPC: 191493002128

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth Q3 Specs

Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 300°
Pitch (Tilt): -260 to 80°
Roll: -170 to 170°
Load Capacity0.6 lb / 280 g
Smartphone DimensionsWidth: 2.2 to 3.5" / 55 to 90 mm
Ports1 x USB Type-C
Wireless Frequency2.4 GHz (2.402 - 2.480)
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 4.2
Capacity (mAh)1300 mAh
Battery Runtime15 Hours
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions11 x 5 x 3.5" / 279 x 127 x 90 mm
7.1 x 6.1 x 1.8" / 180 x 154 x 45 mm (Folded)
Weight0.7 lb / 340 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.895 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 7.2 x 2.7"

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth Q3 Reviews

Not suitable for big screen mobile (I use Iphone 13 Pro Max)

By Abin
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-15

Not suitable for big screen mobile (I use Iphone 13 Pro Max)

Great App!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-02

Comes with Great app for an affordable price point. Will definitely improve your camera game!

Great Product

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-01

It seems to be made very well. The software program for Android was limited, not because of Zhiyun, but because of Android in my research. It performs very well. Had to do some research beyond the instructions. Overall, I would definitely buy it again.

Doesn't work great with Lightning to headphone cable

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-26

When I saw the Q3 had been released, I thought it would be the perfect gimbal for me. After using it for a bit, I can say that my initial thought was right. It's almost perfect, and is definitely the best gimbal for me. I love how the gimbal function modes can be switched via a dedicated mode button and how they can be changed in any camera app, not just in the dedicated camera app created by the manufacturer. The gimbal is very smooth to use (no pun intended), and the functions are simple and straightforward. Overall, it works wonderfully, however, there is one issue that keeps me from giving it 5 stars. When using an external microphone that requires using the Lightning to headphone conversion cable from Apple, the cable will get stuck on the gimbal when it goes into vertical mode. This happens when the gimbal is first turned on because vertical mode is the default mode. The cable hits the gimbal motor on top of the handle, causing the phone to get stuck and preventing the gimbal from moving around freely. To counter this, I keep the Lightning cable unplugged before turning on the gimbal. Once the gimbal is on, I switch the gimbal to horizontal mode and plug in the cable. Turning the phone off hasn't been an issue because it seems the gimbal stays in whatever position it was last in, and I only shoot horizontal. This gimbal is the best one I've tried and works well for me. I'm rating it 4 starts because of the Lighting to headphone cable issue. That said, if someone is shooting without an external microphone, the above issue won't be a problem for them. If someone is shooting with an external mic, I would still recommend this gimbal because it works great overall. In addition to being a great gimbal for smooth videos, the included light gives this gimbal a bonus that I don't think any other gimbals offer. To counter the Lightning cable issue, I'm look at getting a bluetooth microphone or possibly an external audio device such as something from Zoom.

Total Trash

By notzz
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-02

I use twice this gimble, then left for months in the box, now I try to connect to my phone and garbage :@ :@


By Nijat
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-22

The best gimbal and the best seller. Highly recommend


By Nermin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-28

Exceptional quality.

Game Changer

By Ben
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-10

I was a little skeptical about this gimbal at first, but it's definitely a game-changer! First off, I normally shoot on a Sony A7Siii, so I don't use my phone often for camera shots, but thought this might be a cool tool to use while traveling or just experimenting with shooting different types of shots. Also, I had a lot of difficulties installing the firmware update. It was a frustrating process as it failed initially, but I was able to manually install it via my Mac. I imagine this is otherwise a pretty seamless process. Okay, with the software issue out of the way, let's talk about the hardware. Compared to other brand camera gimbals I've used, this was by far the easiest to use. The ZY Cami app can be used to control the camera gimbal, but also makes it easy to film cool shots with their templates. The gimbal is super steady while walking, and there is even a run mode that I tried out. It worked really well. I wasn't able to use it too low to the ground while walking, but there might be some ways to do it which I haven't discovered yet. I've only played around with this for a few hours, but I have to say I'm very impressed so far. The combo pack included a pouch, a wrist strap, and a 1-year Zyiyun Prime membership card. I would recommend this to a new or filmmaker looking to up their game without breaking the bank, or an experienced pro looking to capture some creative b-roll shots they might otherwise not be able to capture. At the very least, it's a super fun camera gimbal! The Pros: - Easy to use - Fun software - You can upgrade your phone/camera and likely still use it vs. having a built-in camera gimbal - Reasonable price - Massive upgrade for phone selfie shots while moving - Massive upgrade for creative phone b-roll shots Cons - Difficulty installing firmware update - Might be difficult attaching an external mic

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Is the phone holder fits with iPhone 12 Pro Max ...

Is the phone holder fits with iPhone 12 Pro Max with casing?
Asked by: Tony
Yes, the phone holder can hold the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-05-19

is it compatible with iphone 13 pro max?

is it compatible with iphone 13 pro max?
Asked by: steve
No, the following gimbal will only support a mobile device with a width of 3.5 inches max.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-10-11

Is this compatible with Galaxy s20 ultra?

Is this compatible with Galaxy s20 ultra?
Asked by: Dennis
Yes, the phone holder supports smartphones up to 3.5" wide, including the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-05-19

Almost everyone who has a smartphone will likely ...

Almost everyone who has a smartphone will likely have a phone case. What is the maximum thickness can the gimbal hold?
Asked by: Daniel
Zhiyun-tech does not specify a thickness. This product is designed to hold phones without a case. It can accommodate some low profile/thin cases. If you have a thick case we recommend removing it before mounting it on the stabilizer.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2022-01-03

what is the difference between the smoothq3 and ...

what is the difference between the smoothq3 and the smooth 4?
Asked by: Shelly
The Q3 costs a few bucks less but has a built in LED video light. It is lighter in weight and offers a lighter payload as well. Smartphone Dimensions Width: 2.2 to 3.5" / 55 to 90 mm. Dimensions 11 x 5 x 3.5" / 279 x 127 x 90 mm 7.1 x 6.1 x 1.8" / 180 x 154 x 45 mm (Folded) The Smooth 4 is for For Smartphones up to 7.4 oz. and it has a 12-hour battery that will also charge your smartphone while shooting.Large, cine-style focus/zoom wheel with a witness mark. Smartphone Dimensions Height: 2.44 to 3.35" / 62 to 85 mm Dimensions 12.91 x 4.84 x 4.13" / 328 x 123 x 105 mm (with Handlebar) Weight 19.29 oz / 547 g (with Handlebar and Battery)
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-08-02

Other than the native app what other android apps ...

Other than the native app what other android apps work best with the Zhiyun-Tech Smooth Q3?
Asked by: Sunil
the native app is the only app that can adjust settings on the gimbal itself. once you have the gimbal balanced and configured can use any app you like to record video.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-10-05

is it better than dji om4 ?

is it better than dji om4 ?
Asked by: John
DJI and Zhiyun-Tech are arch competitors. These two gimbals are fighting for the same market. They are really close to equal in quality. However, the Smooth-Q3 is lighter, has warm light for vloggers, and it is cheaper.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2021-08-11

Hey, is it compatible with Samsung S20 FE 5G ?

Hey, is it compatible with Samsung S20 FE 5G ?
Asked by: Mushtak
Yes it is.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-10-01
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