ZHIYUN Crane M3 [Official] 4 in 1 Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone, Action Camera, Gopro and Mirrorless Camera
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The expansion base for the gimbal (included with the Pro Kit option) has a receiver built-in, which can be paired with the transmitter module for wireless control of cameras via Bluetooth where supported, e. Unlike bigger gimbal baseplates, the V-shape baseplate is tiny and may be left in place on the camera without obstructing the view.
Zhiyun Crane M3 - Review 2022 - PCMag UK
The locks with their transverse palm-rejection, efficient design protect cameras and offer optimal responsiveness and stabilisation capabilities, meaning that videographers can concentrate on the action at hand, without worrying about their camera or shakiness. Another benefit of this new high-capacity built-in battery is that it may be used as a camera power pack. Additionally available are magnetic light filter accessories for the LED light, in four different colours.
On-the-hoof, live interviews couldn’t get easier with the CRANE M3’s TransMount Expansion Base to which professional microphones can be directly connected. This packs in some serious power and the brightness can be adjusted with the dial on the front of the gimbal handle. Proving it’s more than just an upgrade, the M3 is a professional, 3-axis gimbal, claiming five industry firsts for looks, unmatched versatility, easy operability and trademark high-performance ZHIYUN design.
Crane M3 Handheld 3-Axis Stabilizer, Gimbal Stabilizer Zhiyun Crane M3 Handheld 3-Axis Stabilizer, Gimbal Stabilizer
That battery life is a quoted ten hours, which is some way short of the 14 hours you'd get on the DJI RSC 2, but still enough for most shoots. In use, having this light built in so you don’t need to rely on any accessories is again another major benefit of this system. Zhiyun has addressed many of the complexities of professional gimbals and their ease of use to make the M3 as easy to balance as possible.A lot of creatives already have a dynamic microphone or two knocking around, so they'll be able to use them with a standard XLR-1/4" mic lead and plug straight in. The Crane M3 has a small touch-screen display and a few on-handle controls, but you need to use a compatible camera to take advantage of them. The Zhiyun Crane-M3 is a small gimbal that’s designed to be used with some full-frame, compact system cameras, action cams, and smartphones.