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Zhiyun CRANE-M2 S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

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Zhiyun CRANE-M2 S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
Key Features
  • Updated Ultra-Portable Design, New Color
  • For Cameras & Smartphones up to 2.2 lb
  • 360° Pan, 320° Tilt & 320° Roll Rotation
  • Six Operation Modes, Built-In Fill Light
Smaller and even more lightweight, the CRANE-M2 S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is designed with even more power than its predecessor to support compact cameras, smartphones, and action cameras up to 2.2 lb. The M2 S packs all the great features of the M2 and adds even more functionality, including a higher payload, longer runtime, PD fast charging, a smaller handgrip, stylish two-tone design, Bluetooth 5 support, a redesigned quick release camera plate, and a built-in LED light.
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Zhiyun Crane-M2S Overview

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Smaller and even more lightweight, the CRANE-M2 S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is designed with even more power than its predecessor to support compact cameras, smartphones, and action cameras up to 2.2 lb. The M2 S packs all the great features of the M2 and adds even more functionality, including a higher payload, longer runtime, PD fast charging, a smaller handgrip, stylish two-tone design, Bluetooth 5 support, a redesigned quick release camera plate, and a built-in LED light.

The CRANE-M2 S offers 360° pan, 320° tilt, and 320° roll rotation across six modes of operation, including POV and Vortex modes. It runs for approximately 10.5 hours on a built-in battery that's rechargeable using an included cable. Over a wired connection, the gimbal can power a supported camera and control its zoom, shutter, and video start/stop functions. You can also control the gimbal movements with the free-download ZY Play mobile app for iOS and Android, providing remote control over many functions of the gimbal and filmmaking features such as time-lapse, panorama, and slow-motion capture.

The CRANE-M2 S features a quick release camera mounting system that lets you secure or remove your camera at the push of one lock button. Scale marks and memory locks help you balance the camera and lock the balance position for the camera used. The built-in fill light is integrated beside the camera plate, it features a CRI of 90+, 1000-lumen brightness, and five brightness levels, and it includes four interchangeable filters to change the color temperature.

Note:
An optional mounting accessory is required for attaching action cameras.
Compatibility
For a full list of compatible cameras, please see the most current compatibility information on the Zhiyun-Tech website page or in PDF format.
Key Features
  • Compact, more lightweight design for compact cameras, smartphones, and action cams up to 2.2 lb (an action cam mount is sold separately)
  • 360° pan, 320° tilt, and 320° roll rotation
  • Built-in LED light with filter kit
  • 10.5-hour runtime on a built-in battery
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5
  • PD fast charging
  • Wired camera control, power
  • ZY Play iOS/Android app
  • Special app features such as time-lapse, panorama, and slow-motion capture
  • OLED display
  • One-button quick release camera mounting system
  • Scale marks and memory locks for balancing
  • Mini tripod and other accessories included
Six Modes of Operation
PF Mode
The camera pans as you turn the gimbal left and right. This feature is useful for hyperlapse capture and traveler footage.
F Mode
The camera will follow the gimbal handle's movements.
L Mode
The camera direction is locked, so you won't miss a shot in any situation.
POV Mode
The CRANE-M2 S offers full-range POV mode, which allows for 360° synchronous movement on all three axes. Instead of leveling off during motion, the camera will remain locked in position no matter which way or how far you move the gimbal, allowing for true POV shots.
Vortex Mode
Vortex mode gives you the freedom to perform cinematic 360° barrel shots in all dimensions.
Go Mode
Performs fast pan and tilt motions for dramatic action shots.
UPC: 191493002579

Zhiyun Crane-M2S Specs

Key Specs
Grip Design
Single Handgrip (Slanted)
Load Capacity
2.2 lb / 998 g
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (Unspecified Type)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: ZY Play
Weight
1.2 lb / 549 g
Gimbal
Load Capacity
2.2 lb / 998 g
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Rotation Range
Mechanical Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° 
Pitch (Tilt): 320° 
Roll: 320° 
Controllable Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° 
Pitch (Tilt): 220° (-60 to 160°) 
Roll: 60° (-30 to 30°) 
Compatibility
Camera Control
On Compatible Models (See Full Compatibility List)
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C (Power) Input
1x USB-C (Power / Control) Output
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (Unspecified Type)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: ZY Play
Battery
Battery Type
1x Built-In
Battery Capacity
1150 mAh
Battery Runtime
10.5 Hours
Battery Charging Time
1.5 Hours
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Power
Operating Voltage
9.6 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current
135 to 4000 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature
22 to 77°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Display Type
Fixed OLED
Dimensions
9.4 x 5.9 x 2.7" / 240 x 150 x 68 mm
Weight
1.2 lb / 549 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.255 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.6 x 8.1 x 4.1"

Zhiyun Crane-M2S Reviews

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Is this compatible with Fujifilm T20 mirrorless ...

Is this compatible with Fujifilm T20 mirrorless camera?
Asked by: satish
Yes, the Fujifilm X-T20 is under their compatibility list.
Answered by: gracem
Date published: 2022-03-21

What size is the box?

What size is the box?
Asked by: Juan
Box size dimension 11.6 x 8.1 x 4.1
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-06-27

Can this gimbal shoot vertical?

Can this gimbal shoot vertical?
Asked by: Jingxuan
The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M2 S does have a Vortex mode that could turn the camera attached to a 9:16 view. But this gimbal does not have a dedicated mode for vertical shooting.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-09-20

Can we have a link to the action cam mount for ...

Can we have a link to the action cam mount for gopro?
Asked by: Marc
When working with the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M2 S you could adapt a GoPro camera model using the following mount. https://bhpho.to/3MxfJ58
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-04-25

Is this compatible with panasonic lumixg7?

Is this compatible with panasonic lumixg7?
Asked by: Edwin
The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M2 S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer can balance the Panasonic Lumix G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black), but it does not offer any control.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-11-17

Does it charge Sony Rx100 vii?

Does it charge Sony Rx100 vii?
Asked by: Dawit
Yes, The Zhiyun Crane M2 lists the Sony RX100 VII as compatible for camera charging and control. https://bit.ly/3QPlM8b
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-06-24

Will it work with the Canon M6 Mark II, the Canon ...

Will it work with the Canon M6 Mark II, the Canon R, and Nikon Z5?
Asked by: Michael
The Canon M6 Mk II, Nikon Z5 and the Canon R are supported. This is the latest compatibility and tested camera list for the Zhiyun M2S https://bit.ly/3wDG1fM
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-05-18

Does this gimbal work out of the box or does it ...

Does this gimbal work out of the box or does it require activation over the internet via an Android/iPhone app?
Asked by: Ronald
The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M2 S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer does not need an app for set-up. It's features are greatly enhanced if you do use an app however.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2022-05-11
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