Zhiyun-Tech SMOOTH-5 Overview
The Smooth-5 Smartphone Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech has been updated and designed for a more compact and intuitive experience to provide cine-style functions to content creators using their mobile phones for video capture. When used with the free, downloadable ZY Play app, the control panel enables Android and iOS users to control both gimbal and smartphone camera functions such as focus, zoom, time-lapse, and still photo settings.
The redesigned Smooth-5 controls are easier to use than ever, reducing the need to touch your phone’s screen and minimizing unintended jostling while recording. The Smooth-5 is compatible with almost any mobile phone; it features durable magnetic steel motors, an improved battery life, and an extended 3-axis range, and its lightweight, compact design helps its mobility in motion. Its easy-to-control interface allows you to perform a variety of effect shots such as dolly zoom, reverse shot, time-lapse, and slow-motion. A mini tripod is included to use the gimbal on a flat surface for steady shots or for when it is not in use. A USB Type-C charging cable is included to utilize the PD fast charge function for a quick two-hour charge, and it can also be charged while shooting using a separately available power bank.
Shrunk by 40% of its predecessor, the 3-axis gimbal is an ultra-mobile plug-and-play gimbal. With free movements from high to low angles, its 3-axis range has been updated to support 360° unlimited panning, 349° tilting, and 300° roll. The design of the rear-mounted motor enables you to shoot ultra-wide-angle videos without worrying about any block when using ultra-wide angles on your phone.
An intuitive control panel partnering with ZY Cami makes every shot a breeze toward the professional level.
Powerful Motor Performance
Professional magnetic steel motors with upgraded algorithms and a wider phone clamp ensure a safer and easier filmmaking experience. Strong compatibility allows mounting a phone even with wide-angle, telephoto, fisheye, and macro lenses.
Newbie-Friendly Control Panel
All your movements and operations are within reach of your fingertips. A redesigned round-cap joystick, optimized control panel, and adjustment wheel provide a better experience for users to check and adjust gimbal status while changing camera parameters on the fly.
Dolly Zoom Tricks
Achieve Dolly Zoom and Shot Reverse Shot by switching between zoom and focus with one press. Focus and focal length control are easy when using the control wheel. You can also achieve dolly zoom via the ZY Cami app.
With the press of a button, you can activate SmartFollow and start centering your moving object. You can also use a gesture to control camera filming/photo-taking and enable face tracking at a distance.
Backed by a 2600mAh battery, the Smooth-5 can work up to 12 hours, and the charging time is at least two hours using an optional 15W charger. The Smooth-5 can also be charged by a portable power bank. Your phone can be charged by the gimbal via the USB Type-C port on the tilt axis.
Optional Magnetic Fill Light
Attach the optional magnetic fill light for 360° all-around lighting on both sides of the new phone clamp for outstanding lighting backed by the adjustable 5300 to 5700K color temperature. You can also change the colors using light filters.