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Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (Pro Kit)

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Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (Pro Kit)
Key Features
  • Ultra-Portable Design, White Color
  • For Compact/Action Cameras & Smartphones
  • One-Button Quick Release Camera System
  • Mic, Backpack & Phone Clamp in Pro Kit
Small, lightweight, and fashionable, the CRANE-M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Pro Kit from Zhiyun-Tech is designed for compact cameras, smartphones, and action cameras. The compact design allows you to freely maneuver your camera for longer periods of time, and it's also easy to pack up with you when traveling. New features include an integrated fill light with color filters and adjustable color temperature, a fashionable white exterior, a 1.22" full-color OLED display, PD quick charge, eight hours of runtime, and an even faster quick release baseplate. This Pro Kit includes an expansion microphone, a backpack, and a smartphone clamp.
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Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M3 Overview

Small, lightweight, and fashionable, the CRANE-M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Pro Kit from Zhiyun-Tech is designed for compact cameras, smartphones, and action cameras. The compact design allows you to freely maneuver your camera for longer periods of time, and it's also easy to pack up with you when traveling. New features include an integrated fill light with color filters and adjustable color temperature, a fashionable white exterior, a 1.22" full-color OLED display, PD quick charge, eight hours of runtime, and an even faster quick release baseplate. This Pro Kit includes an expansion microphone, a backpack, and a smartphone clamp.

The CRANE-M3 offers 360° pan, 309° tilt, and 333° roll rotation across seven modes of operation, including follow, pan-follow, POV, portrait, GO, lock, and vortex modes, and it can also be adjusted manually if required. It runs for approximately eight hours using its built-in 1150mAh battery that's rechargeable using an included USB Type-C cable, and you can also power the gimbal using a power bank while operating the gimbal. The color OLED display confirms the selected operation mode, battery level, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi status, and other functions. Scale marks and memory locks help you balance the camera and lock the balance position for the camera used.

Over built-in Wi-Fi, the gimbal can sync up with a Wi-Fi-enabled camera that supports remote zoom, shutter, and video start/stop control, or you can utilize a camera control cable and the USB Type-C port on the baseplate to control the camera shutter and also power the camera. Over built-in Bluetooth, the camera syncs up with a free-download ZY Play mobile app for iOS and Android for additional capabilities. The app provides remote control over many functions of the gimbal and has filmmaking features such as time-lapse, panorama, and slow-motion capture. The integrated LED light allows you to utilize a fill light for your subject without the requirement of external lights.

Key Features

Compact Size, Uncompromised Performance

Get rid of a hefty gimbal body; the ultra-compact Zhiyun CRANE-M3 features upgraded motors with strong torque, guaranteeing stable movements with cameras of different sizes.

Compatibility

Compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras, and full-frame mirrorless cameras with certain lenses. An optional accessory mount is required for smartphones and action cameras.

Fill Light Filters

Red, yellow, blue, and orange filters are included to adjust the color of the integrated fill light.

Multiple Gimbal Modes

To make operation even faster and easier, the CRANE-M3 features multiple gimbal modes, including Pan-Follow, lock, follow, point-of-view, vortex, GO, and portrait. It can also be manually repositioned.

Low-Light Performance

A built-in CRI 90+ LED fill light for reducing image noise allows you to shoot in dark or dim light, and an adjustable 2600 to 5400K color temperature and brightness are available to sharpen the image.

Touchscreen Display

All-new full-color 1.22" OLED touchscreen display with advanced UI design and intuitive interface.

Fast Quick Release

Upgraded quick release system with a general quick release plate for easier balancing, assembly, and disassembly. Locks with palm-rejection design to protect cameras while ensuring efficiency.

Charge Fast and Faster

PD Fast Charge, a USB Type-C charging port, and 1150mAh battery capacity allow you to charge the gimbal to full in only two hours, but it will operate for up to eight hours. You can also use the gimbal while charging via a power bank.

New Design

The CRANE-M3 features a fashionable white color and an ergonomic grip handle with a material that comfortably fits your palm.

Expansion Possibilities

An expansion microphone, custom-designed backpack, and smartphone clamp are included in this Pro Kit. Additional options include an expansion base with a microphone connection port, 1/4" audio port, and 1/4" expansion port to unlock more capabilities such as vlogging, commercials, interviews, and travelogues.
UPC: 191493002494

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M3 Specs

Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): 309°
Roll: 333°
Compatibility
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
Connectivity
Ports1 x USB Type-C (Power) Input
1 x USB Type-C (Power / Control) Output
Wireless Frequency2.4 GHz
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (Unspecified Type)
Battery
Battery Type1 x Built-In
Capacity (mAh)1150 mAh
Battery Runtime8 Hours
Power
Operating Voltage9.6 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current180 to 4700 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.5 x 9.7 x 6.5"

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M3 Reviews

An excellent and convenient stabilizer

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-07

The Crane M3 is great. It is remarkable how small it is, yet it seems to be able to handle fairly large cameras. Balancing is pretty easy (YouTube videos will help), but you just need to get close when it comes to balancing. The auto-calibration system (which takes about 10 seconds) finishes the balancing. My Panasonic Lumix GH5 doesn't take directions from the M3 - I have to manually press the start button on the camera to record - but that is not a problem. I have the M3 pro package, but I haven't done much with the included microphone yet. I highly recommend the Crane M3.

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