ZHIYUN Crane M3
Zhiyun Crane M3 Kit contains: Zhiyun Crane M-3 / Tripod
Whether you are shooting with a smartphone, action camera or a compact mirrorless – the Crane M3 is the gimbal for you. Functions like improved grip, a new quick release, bigger screen and the possibility to connect a microphone to the gimbal are just a few of the new exciting features we´ll find on the new gimbal from Zhiyun.
On the back of the M3 we find a new 1.22” OLED touch screen with a new easy-to-navigate and intuitive design. Through the screen you can control all the gimbal´s important functions such as operating mode, engine power etc. With gimbal you can also change the camera´s settings by connecting it either with a cord or via Bluetooth. Below the screen is a joystick that can either help you navigate the menus or smoothly control one of the gimbal´s three axes.
At the top of the gimbal, we find three powerful engines that can handle up to 90% of all mirrorless cameras on the market. The camera can easily be attached to the gimbal with a newly designed quick release plate that allows you to change battery on the camera without rebalancing. Another exciting feature is a new built-in 800-lumen LED on the top side of the gimbal, colour temperature levels can be set between 3000-5400K. The LED also has the ability connect magnetic light filters that comes in four different colors.
With the new Crane M3 comes the TransMount Expansion Base. A module (optional, included in Crane M3 pro package) that allows professional microphones to be directly connected to the gimbal instead of adding extra weight to the camera.
Battery life is 8 hours and charging time only 2 hours. The gimbal can easily be powered via a powerbank and supports fast 25W PD charging.
The M3 features innovative locks and latches for storage. Gimbal can be adjusted to half-storage/full-storage mode. No axis arm adjustments are required when switching to half-storage mode with a mounted camera, and no rebalances needed when expanded.