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Zhiyun Smooth-Q4 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer

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Key Features
  • Compact Folding 3-Axis Stabilizer
  • Built-In Extension Rod up to 8.5"
  • Landscape & Portrait Modes
  • Livestreaming via Companion Mobile App
The Smooth-Q4 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech offers many of the same gimbal modes and recording functions as its predecessor with the added benefit of a built-in extension rod for content creators who are on the move. The Smooth-Q4 can support smartphones up to 9.9 oz and 3.5" wide. Its companion Android/iOS smartphone app features a slew of templates, editing tools, and control functions to fulfill your creative vision. Switching between landscape and portrait modes is as easy as pressing a button, so you can transition from filming panoramic scenery to filming a TikTok. The built-in battery supply powers the device for up to 15 hours and a single USB-C input can recharge it in 2.5 hours or serve as a firmware update port.
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Zhiyun Smooth Q4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4Expandable Form Factor for Intuitive Shooting
  • 5Onboard Controls and Indicators
  • 6ZY CAMI Smartphone App
  • 7Gesture Control, Native Orientation Switch
By B&H Photo's
The Smooth-Q4 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech offers many of the same gimbal modes and recording functions as its predecessor with the added benefit of a built-in extension rod for content creators who are on the move. The Smooth-Q4 can support smartphones up to 9.9 oz and 3.5" wide. Its companion Android/iOS smartphone app features a slew of templates, editing tools, and control functions to fulfill your creative vision. Switching between landscape and portrait modes is as easy as pressing a button, so you can transition from filming panoramic scenery to filming a TikTok. The built-in battery supply powers the device for up to 15 hours and a single USB-C input can recharge it in 2.5 hours or serve as a firmware update port.
Expandable Form Factor for Intuitive Shooting
Operate the Smooth-Q4 with just one hand, thanks to the improved onboard controls and comfortable handgrip. Joysticks, buttons, and wheels control functions like gimbal mode and video recording. Various indicator lights on the gimbal display the current mode or power level. Extend the gimbal's reach with the built-in 8.5" extension rod. A mini tripod can be attached to the bottom of the Smooth-Q4 for stabilized, hands-free setups. Secure a separately available magnetic fill light to the gimbal for dim environments.
Onboard Controls and Indicators
  • Press the multi-functional control wheel to adjust the brightness of the separately available fill light. Slide to adjust your phone's focal length.
  • Other onboard controls include a power button, photo/video button, MODE button, trigger button, and joystick.
  • Gimbal mode indicators allow you to see which mode you are currently using. Available modes include Lock, Follow, Pan Follow, Point of View, and Vortex.
ZY CAMI Smartphone App
  • The app supports Android 7.0 and iOS 10.0 operating systems and above.
  • SmartShooting helps identify your current shooting scenario and offers suggested shooting modes like MagicPano and Livestream Master, which are exclusive to the app.
  • Tap on the companion app interface to toggle SmartFollow 3.0 and ensure your subject remains centered.
  • Smart editing templates, background music, special effects, and other tools can enhance your video. Split-screen comparisons and BTS camera movement can show you how to best move the camera to mimic the template format.
Gesture Control, Native Orientation Switch
  • The gimbal can start shooting photos or videos by directing simple hand gestures toward the camera.
  • Both onboard controls and gesture controls can switch your filming orientation from landscape to portrait for different social media platforms.

Zhiyun Smooth Q4 Specs

Key Specs
Gimbal Design
Single Handgrip
Load Capacity
9.9 oz / 280 g
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: ZY Cami
Functionality: Firmware Update, Remote Control
Mounting
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Weight
13.1 oz / 370 g
Gimbal
Load Capacity
9.9 oz / 280 g
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Rotation Range
Mechanical Range
Yaw (Pan): 331° (-96 to 235°) 
Pitch (Tilt): 338° (-84 to 254°) 
Roll: 338° (-175 to 163°) 
Stabilization Accuracy
±0.05 to 0.3° (Motion)
±0.01 to 0.04° (Motionless)
Compatibility
Camera Control
On Compatible Models (See Full Compatibility List)
Smartphone Dimensions
Thickness: 0.3 to 0.4" / 7 to 10 mm
Width: 2.2 to 3.5" / 55 to 90 mm
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C (Power / Control) Input
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: ZY Cami
Functionality: Firmware Update, Remote Control
Battery
Battery Type
1x Built-In
Battery Capacity
1200 mAh
Battery Runtime
15 Hours
Battery Charging Time
2.5 Hours
Power
Operating Voltage
6.5 to 8.8 VDC
Operating Current
100 to 3300 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature
22 to 77°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Display Type
No
Mounting
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions
7.2 x 4.2 x 2.2" / 181.7 x 107.7 x 56.3 mm (Folded)
Weight
13.1 oz / 370 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.8 x 7.6 x 2.7"

Zhiyun Smooth Q4 Reviews

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can Zhiyun Smooth Q4 be used without registration ...

can Zhiyun Smooth Q4 be used without registration or its App?
Asked by: jie
To be used with full potential, the Zhiyun Smooth Q4 must be registered.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-11-19

Is it compatible with iPhone 14 Pro with smooth ...

Is it compatible with iPhone 14 Pro with smooth case?
Asked by: Michael
The Zhiyun Smooth-Q4 will accommodate any mobile up to 3.5 in width.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-05-04

Does the Zhiyun Q-4 clamps compatible with the ...

Does the Zhiyun Q-4 clamps compatible with the Galaxy S23 Ultra sit with phone case about 12.8 mm thick?
Asked by: TAM
The Zhiyun Smooth-Q4 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer (B&H# ZHSMOOTHQ4) can handle a phone with a thickness of 0.3-0.4" (7-10 mm). So, 12.8mm is too thick; You'll need to remove that 0.35" (8.9mm) thick phone from its case to mount it in the Smooth-Q4.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2023-02-26

Could the Zhiyun Q4 handle the iPhone SE with a ...

Could the Zhiyun Q4 handle the iPhone SE with a Zoom iQ7 connected to it?
Asked by: Ken
Although the Apple iPhone SE and Zoom iQ7 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices with Lightning Connector together are within the Zhiyun Smooth-Q4 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer Combo payload capacity, the position of the tilt motor can conflict with the Zoom iQ7 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices with Lightning Connector when mounted to the Apple iPhone SE.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-06-09
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