Zhiyun Smooth-5 Professional Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones


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Zhiyun Smooth-5 Professional Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones

  • Zhiyun Smooth-5 Professional Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones
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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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Zhiyun Smooth-5 Professional Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones

The Zhiyun Smooth-5 Professional Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones makes cinematic filming with your smartphone possible. The industry-standard 3-axis design allows movements in all angles to be amazingly smooth, even at extreme angles. Take advantage of the full-control panel, paired with the ZY Cami app to film all you want, all you do, and all you love.

Industry-Standard 3-Axis Gimbal

A standard 3-axis design with a smaller size and convenient axis latches for easier packing. The motor is at the rear to prevent any blocking while filming offering free movements from all perspectives even in low and super-wide angles.

Magnetic Steel Motors with High Torques for Powerful Motor Performance

It features professional magnetic steel motors with an upgraded algorithm. The wider phone clamp ensures a safer and easier filmmaking experience. Strong compatibility allows mounting a phone even with external lenses. The compatibility of the lenses depends on the models. The gimbal may not support smartphones with some of the phone cases and certain all-in-one lenses.

High-Quality Output and Professional Anti-Shake

Differing from the anti-shake solution by cropping and suppressing image quality, the smartphone gimbal offers anti-shake performance with high definition, preserving the original video quality of the smartphone. The gimbal enables cinematic and creative movements for the video, providing users an experience to make smartphone films like cinema films. Experience the power of double lights on both sides with the magnetic fill lighting all around (magnetic fill light is sold separately). The phone clamp has magnetic contact points on both sides and can be attached with a maximum of two 300-lumen fill lights for 360-degree all-around lighting. It offers a color temperature level range of 5300 to 5700K with a CRI of 95. Peak brightness is capable of even lighting up a 15-square-meter room. Choose from various color filters at your choice, providing different lighting in different situations for your diverse style of filming.

Smartphone + Gimbal Dual Control for Controls Within Reach

Round-cap joystick, optimized control panel, and adjustment wheel provide a better experience for users to check and adjust the gimbal status while changing camera parameters on the fly. Due to different open interface protocols in different smartphone brands, some of the features are not available on Android.

Control Wheel and Auto Zoom

Achieve Dolly Zoom and Shot Reverse Shot by switching between zoom and focus. Focus and focal length control at ease with the control wheel.

Dolly Zoom in ZY Cami

You can also achieve dolly zoom via ZY Cami. Follow the instructions to have the cinematic effect generated for you without complex operation.(Focus shifting will be available in a later app update.

Movements in Variety

In the vortex mode, spin around with the 360-degree vortex mode or expand your vision with the full-on tilt mode. Other professional modes, other modes including PF, L, F, and POV are also supported for your cinematic filming with a smartphone.

Non-Stop Filming

Film non-stop as it takes only a minimum of 2 hours to fully charge itself. It offers a runtime of 25 hours in standby mode. (The data is collected at a specified temperature of 25-degree, using a fast charge of 15W and above. When the gimbal is working and the fill light is at the highest brightness level, the runtime is 4.5 hours. The standby mode is when the fill light is off and no devices other than a smartphone are mounted on the gimbal.)

Professional Protective Bag

Have your Smooth 5, tripod, phone lenses, and charging devices taken good care of when you're out filming with the dedicated trendy protective bag by Zhiyun. The protective bag is sold separately.

Zhiyun Smooth-5 Professional Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones


  • Operation voltage
    • Max: 8.4 V
    • Standard: 7.4 V
    • Min: 6.5 V
  • Operation current
    • Max: 3000 mA
    • Min: 70 mA
  • Operation temperature
    • Max: 45-degree-C
    • Standard: 25-degree-C
    • Min: -10-degree-C
  • Output voltage
    • Standard: 5V
  • Battery runtime
    • Max: 25 hours
    • Min: 4.5 hours (The data is collected under the below conditions: a specified temperature of 25-degree; the gimbal has been balanced and mounted with an iPhone XR (220g). When the fill light is set at the highest brightness level, the runtime of the gimbal is 4.5 hours. When the fill light is off and the gimbal is under standby state, the runtime is 25 hours.)
  • Charging time
    • Max: 4 hours
    • Min: 2 hours (When charging with a 15W Fast Charge at a specified temperature of 25-degree-C, the charging time is 2hours. When charging with a 5V/2A rated power adapter at a specified temperature of 25-degree-C, the charging time is 4 hours. The actual charging time varies with environmental factors.)


  • Tilt mechanical range:
    • Max: 209 degree
    • Standard: 349 degree
    • Min: -140 degree (including the folded state)
  • Roll mechanical range:
    • Max: 210 degree
    • Standard: 300 degree
    • Min: -90 degree (including the folded state)
  • Pan mechanical range:
    • Max: 180 degree
    • Standard: 360 degree
    • Min: -180 degree
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 311 x 168 x 52 mm
  • Net weight (Individual device): 615 g (with battery)

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