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Zhiyun CRANE 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit

BH #ZHCRANE4C • MFR #C020130ABR1
Zhiyun CRANE 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit
Key Features
  • 13.2 lb Load Capacity
  • Extended Arm for Full-Frame Lenses
  • Dual-Layer Quick Release Plates
  • Sling Grip, Wrist Rest
The Zhiyun CRANE 4 takes the familiar form factor and lightweight experience of previous Zhiyun gimbals while expanding the onboard features for native portrait shooting, Bluetooth shutter control, and an extended grip to accommodate cameras with full-frame lenses. This combo kit version outfits you with a sling grip and wrist rest for an improved low-angle shooting experience. Control the 360° pan, 207° tilt, and 70° roll rotation using the onboard controls. Balance indicator lights on each motor aid in achieving precise calibration. Dual-layer quick release plates facilitate both landscape and portrait-oriented shooting with ease. Easily control your settings with the 1.22" color touchscreen and Bluetooth-powered wireless shutter. The CRANE 4 also features a built-in fill light with a 3200 lux output and adjustable color temperature.
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Zhiyun Crane 4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4Lightweight Design, Extended Arm Length
  • 5Sling Grip, Upgraded Wrist Rest
  • 6Dual-Layer Quick Release, Lens Support
  • 7Bluetooth 5.0 Shutter Control
  • 8Powerful, Bright Fill Light
  • 91.22" Color Touchscreen, Onboard Controls
  • 10ZY Play App
  • 11Follow Focus and Video Transmitter Integration
  • 12All-Day Production
By B&H Photo's
The Zhiyun CRANE 4 takes the familiar form factor and lightweight experience of previous Zhiyun gimbals while expanding the onboard features for native portrait shooting, Bluetooth shutter control, and an extended grip to accommodate cameras with full-frame lenses. This combo kit version outfits you with a sling grip and wrist rest for an improved low-angle shooting experience. Control the 360° pan, 207° tilt, and 70° roll rotation using the onboard controls. Balance indicator lights on each motor aid in achieving precise calibration. Dual-layer quick release plates facilitate both landscape and portrait-oriented shooting with ease. Easily control your settings with the 1.22" color touchscreen and Bluetooth-powered wireless shutter. The CRANE 4 also features a built-in fill light with a 3200 lux output and adjustable color temperature.
Lightweight Design, Extended Arm Length
  • With the CRANE 4 redesign comes an extended arm length and stronger motors which expand the gimbal and lens compatibility to DSLR, mirrorless, and compact cinema cameras with full-frame lenses attached.
  • The gimbal weighs just 3.6 lb but has a 13.2 lb load capacity capable of supporting cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro, Nikon Z8, Panasonic LUMIX S1H, and Sony a7S III, all with full-frame lenses attached.
  • For a full list of compatible cameras, please see the most current compatibility information on the Zhiyun website page or see the camera compatibility list in PDF format.
Sling Grip, Upgraded Wrist Rest
  • 1/4"-20 mounting threads with rosettes on either side of the gimbal base allow you to attach the included slid grip. Rotate and adjust to hold the CRANE 4 in sling mode or two-handed mode.
  • Attach the wrist rest to the unused rosette and angle it into the most ergonomic position to reduce wrist strain.
Dual-Layer Quick Release, Lens Support
Mount your camera of choice on the camera quick release plate or upper quick release plate for efficient integration and balancing with the dual-layer plates on the CRANE 4. The lower quick release plate slides in the landscape orientation baseplate and offers a mounting point for the included lens support when using heftier full-frame lenses. The upper quick release slides easily into the portrait orientation baseplate.
Bluetooth 5.0 Shutter Control
While the included camera control cables offer the option for wired shutter control, avoid complicated cable runs by using the embedded Bluetooth 5.0 shutter control. Wirelessly control your compatible camera's shutter and toggle recording via the onboard controls and touchscreen. For a full list of Bluetooth-compatible cameras, please see the most current compatibility information on the Zhiyun website page or see the camera compatibility list in PDF format.
Powerful, Bright Fill Light
  • A built-in 10W fill light easily lights subjects thanks to its 3200 lux brightness. An included fill light diffuser can soften the light's effect as needed.
  • The light has a CRI of 95+ for accurate and natural color reproduction.
  • Adjust the color temperature of the light from 2700 to 5500K with the onboard control wheel.
1.22" Color Touchscreen, Onboard Controls
  • Toggle between gimbal modes like Pan Follow Mode, Lock Mode, POV Mode, Follow Mode, Go Mode, Vortex Mode, and Portrait Mode.
  • Other shooting features include Panorama, Timelapse, and Motionlapse.
  • Check and view the balance status of each axis in real time.
  • Auto-calibrate after your rig is fully balanced.
  • Set the motor torque, smoothness, follow speed, and joystick speed of the gimbal.
  • Customize the function of the trigger button and front dial to toggle settings or modes of your choice.
ZY Play App
Control your gimbal remotely from your iOS or Android device using the ZY Play App. Features of the app include virtual joystick control, photo and video control, motion sensor control, timelapse, panorama, and firmware upgrade. The gimbal's embedded Bluetooth technology facilitates the app connection.
Follow Focus and Video Transmitter Integration
Attach additional pro-level tools to the CRANE 4 to communicate to others on set. Two USB-C ports at the front of the camera mounting area can connect follow focus motors for remote camera control. Another USB-C port at the back of the camera accepts the included camera control cables or connects to the separately available TransMount Image Transmission system. The transmitter unit can mount onto the bottom of your gimbal's baseplate to communicate with its corresponding viewing monitor.
All-Day Production
Four built-in 18650 batteries with a 2600mAh total capacity offer a runtime of 12 hours to shoot all-day events. The USB-C charging port supports PD fast charging to get you back up and running in just under two hours. You can charge the gimbal while it's in use to keep capturing the action.

Zhiyun Crane 4 Specs

Key Specs
Gimbal Design
Single Handgrip
Load Capacity
13.2 lb / 6 kg
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: ZY Play
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, Setup
Mounting
4 x 1/4"-20 Female
Weight
3.68 lb / 1.67 kg (without Tripod)
Gimbal
Load Capacity
13.2 lb / 6 kg
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Rotation Range
Mechanical Range
Pitch (Tilt): 214° (-72 to 142°) 
Roll: 322° (-251 to 71°) 
Yaw (Pan): 360° 
Controllable Range
Pitch (Tilt): 207° (-71 to 136°) 
Roll: 70° (-35 to 35°) 
Yaw (Pan): 360° Unlimited 
Compatibility
Camera Control
On Compatible Models (See Full Compatibility List)
Camera Mounting Screw
3x 1/4"-20 Male
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C (Power / Firmware Updates)
1x USB-C (Control / Video)
2x USB-C (Control)
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: ZY Play
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, Setup
Battery
Battery Type
4x 18650
Battery Capacity
2600 mAh
Battery Runtime
12 Hours
Battery Charging Time
1.5 Hours
Power
Operating Voltage
11.0 to 16.8 VDC
Operating Current
200 to 14500 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature
14 to 77°F / -10 to 25°C
General
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Mounting
4 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions
13.4 x 11 x 2.8" / 340 x 280 x 70 mm
Weight
3.68 lb / 1.67 kg (without Tripod)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.5 x 14 x 4.8"

Zhiyun Crane 4 Reviews

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Can I remote control this gimbal?

Can I remote control this gimbal?
Asked by: Wycliffe
Yes, the Zhiyun CRANE 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit can be controlled with the app on a phone or mobile device.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-02-05

Is the gimbal plate arca swiss?

Is the gimbal plate arca swiss?
Asked by: Juan
There is no mention of the QR plate being ARCA-SWISS compatible on the Zhiyun CRANE 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-09-20

Does this support the Nikon Z8 Camera shutter ...

Does this support the Nikon Z8 Camera shutter functions?
Asked by: Dale
Yes, the Zhiyun CRANE 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit has shutter control in both photo and video modes when using the Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-07-14

In the "Key Features" Zhiyun says the Load ...

In the "Key Features" Zhiyun says the Load Capacity is 13.6 lbs. Is that inclusive of the Gimbal itself or is it true payload?
Asked by: Rajnesh
The 13.6 lbs payload is the maximum carry weight of the Zhiyun CRANE 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit itself. The payload never has to do with the weight of a said product.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-12-18

Can a follow focus motor be attached/connected to ...

Can a follow focus motor be attached/connected to the Crane 4
Asked by: Darrell
The Focus/Zoom control motor is no longer available on B&H apparently
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2024-04-22

It says the batteries are built in. Can you swap ...

It says the batteries are built in. Can you swap batteries or is recharging the only option?
Asked by: Scott
The Zhiyun CRANE 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit has an internal battery with quick charging with USB-C PD.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-11-19

Is the payload capacity really 13.2lbs? On the ...

Is the payload capacity really 13.2lbs? On the Zhiyun site they say Canon c70 with a 24-70mm was max payload. Is that correct?
Asked by: Robert
The correct answer is that Zhiyun does not list a payload weight for the Zhiyun CRANE 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer. The largest payload they have tested is the Canon C70 which is about 3lbs with battery, and the RF 24-70 f2.8 lens is about 2lbs. This would mean the gimbal can handle 5lbs of payload weight.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-09-28

Is it possible to buy combo accessories ...

Is it possible to buy combo accessories separately?
Asked by: Vahe
Unfortunately, the sling grip and wrist rest for the Zhiyun CRANE 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer are not sold separately at this time within B&H. It will be optimal to reach out to Zhiyun-Tech on this request. See the link below: https://bhpho.to/3DSe08A
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-08-10
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