Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M3 Overview
Small, lightweight, and fashionable, the CRANE-M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech is designed for compact cameras, smartphones, and action cameras. The compact design allows you to freely maneuver your camera for longer periods of time, and it’s also easy to pack up with you when traveling. New features include an integrated fill light with color filters and adjustable color temperature, a fashionable white exterior, a 1.22″ full-color OLED display, PD quick charge, eight hours of runtime, and an even faster quick release baseplate.
The CRANE-M3 offers 360° pan, 309° tilt, and 333° roll rotation across seven modes of operation, including follow, pan-follow, POV, portrait, GO, lock, and Vortex modes, and it can also be adjusted manually if required. It runs for approximately eight hours using its built-in 1150mAh battery that’s rechargeable using an included USB Type-C cable, and you can also power the gimbal using a power bank while operating the gimbal. The color OLED display confirms the selected operation mode, battery level, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi status, and other functions. Scale marks and memory locks help you balance the camera and lock the balance position for the camera used.
Over built-in Wi-Fi, the gimbal can sync up with a Wi-Fi-enabled camera that supports remote zoom, shutter, and video start/stop control, or you can utilize a camera control cable and the USB Type-C port on the baseplate to control the camera shutter and also power the camera. Over built-in Bluetooth, the camera syncs up with a free-download ZY Play mobile app for iOS and Android for additional capabilities. The app provides remote control over many functions of the gimbal and has filmmaking features such as time-lapse, panorama, and slow-motion capture. The integrated LED light allows you to utilize a fill light for your subject without the requirement of external lights.
Compact Size, Uncompromised Performance
Get rid of a hefty gimbal body; the ultra-compact Zhiyun CRANE-M3 features upgraded motors with strong torque, guaranteeing stable movements with cameras of different sizes.
Compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras, and full-frame mirrorless cameras with certain lenses. An optional accessory mount is required for smartphones and action cameras.
Fill Light Filters
Red, yellow, blue, and orange filters are included to adjust the color of the integrated fill light.
Multiple Gimbal Modes
To make operation even faster and easier, the CRANE-M3 features multiple gimbal modes, including Pan-Follow, lock, follow, point-of-view, vortex, GO, and portrait. It can also be manually repositioned.
A built-in CRI 90+ LED fill light for reducing image noise allows you to shoot in dark or dim light, and an adjustable 2600 to 5400K color temperature and brightness are available to sharpen the image.
All-new full-color 1.22″ OLED touchscreen display with advanced UI design and intuitive interface.
Fast Quick Release
Upgraded quick release system with general quick release plate for easier balancing, assembly, and disassembly. Locks with palm-rejection design to protect cameras while ensuring efficiency.
Charge Fast and Faster
PD Fast Charge, a Type-C charging port, and 1150mAh battery capacity allow you to charge the gimbal to full in only two hours, but it will operate for up to eight hours. You can also use the gimbal while charging via a power bank.
The CRANE-M3 features a fashionable white color and an ergonomic grip handle with a material that comfortably fits your palm.
Options include an expansion base with a microphone connection port, 1/4″ audio port, and 1/4″ expansion port to unlock more capabilities such as vlogging, commercials, interviews, and travelogues. A custom-designed backpack is also available separately.