We here at B&H Photo are happy to announce the new Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL-S. Touted by Zhiyun-Tech as the “Tiny Giant,” it features motors that are 50% more responsive and have 300% more torque than previous gimbals. This allows the WEEBILL-S to remain small and lightweight, while supporting DSLR and mirrorless cameras without reaching the limits of the gimbal’s motors—all of which makes it easier to operate the gimbal for extended run times with more flexibility in shooting.
The built-in OLED screen can display a variety of adjustable parameters such as: Motor Strength, Follow Speed, Smoothness, and Deadband (helps prevent unwanted gimbal movements). These adjustments can be made directly on the WEEBILL-S without using the downloadable app. A built-in auto-tune function will tune your WEEBILL-S to your mounted camera, providing the most efficient use of power, allowing your WEEBILL-S to run up to 14 hours on a set of interchangeable 18650 batteries, and the WEEBILL-S can power select cameras. Your camera mounts via the two-in-one Manfrotto/Arca-Swiss quick-release plate, while newly designed axis locks make balancing your camera faster and easier. The gimbal supports a full-range POV mode, Vortex mode (for 360-degree barrel rolls), Go mode for extremely fast action, PF mode (pan follower), F mode (follower), which has all axes follow your movements, and L mode which allows you to mimic jib shots. Additionally, the Zhiyun ZY Play iOS/Android mobile app enables Panorama, Timelapse, Motion Timelapse, and Long Exposure Timelapse shooting.
An optional Image Transmission module mounts directly under the quick-release plate and transmits video signals up to 1080p30, allowing you to livestream from your gimbal. It works not only as a transmitter but, incorporating a motion sensor, it allows for precision control. A tracking feature within the ZY Play app, called SmartFollow 2.0, works together with the Image Transmission module to allow precision object tracking directly from the app. Additionally, a motion-control feature in the app, Sync Motion, connects with the Image Transmission module to enable real-time monitoring and synchronous motion control, similar to FPV control. A third control feature, called ViaTouch 2.0, working independently of the Image Transmission module, allows you to control various functions and settings of your camera and gimbal directly from your smartphone screen. It lets you adjust zoom and focus, where applicable, as well as follow speed, ISO, aperture, and more.
The WEEBILL-S gimbal is a powerhouse, with features and options that make this little gimbal well worth checking out for your next shoot. See Zhiyun-Tech’s entire lineup of gimbals on the B&H Photo Website or in the B&H Photo SuperStore the next time you are in town.