Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S 3-Axis Gimbal with SmartSling Handle for DSLRs and Cine Cameras up to 14.3 lb


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Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S 3-Axis Gimbal with SmartSling Handle for DSLRs and Cine Cameras up to 14.3 lb

  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Camera Backing Base
  • 2 x Lens Support Tubes
  • 3 x 18650 Li-ion Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Tripod
  • Extension Arm and Rubber Cover
  • TransMount Crane 3S SmartSling Handle
  • Sling Handle Adapter Base
  • Type-C to Micro USB Camera Control Cable
  • Type-C to Mini USB Camera Control Cable
  • Type-C to Type-C Camera Control Cable
  • Type-C to Multi USB Camera Control Cable
  • USB Type-C Firmware Update Cable
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Storage Case

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Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S 3-Axis Gimbal with SmartSling Handle for DSLRs and Cine Cameras up to 14.3 lb

From intense chasing shoot to studio filming, different types of shooting environment require both high capacity and flexibility of shooting equipment. Bearing filmmakers in mind, Zhiyun-Tech felt the Crane series can be even better to adapt to a strict and unpredictable filming environment. Now introducing the new Crane 3S, the legendary gimbal built on a heritage of innovation with magnificent motors and upgraded modular design, which aims for wider application and intuitive control.

Ambitious Camera Setups

It is not simply an upgrade but reconstruction. CRANE 3S is constructed with super motors that allow for maximum 6.5kg payload for a wide range of camera setups.

Extendable Arm and Greater Flexibility

Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, you can attach an extension module onto the roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos the extension module can be detached for greater portability.

Modular Design and Versatile Shooting

On Crane 3S, the handle is detachable with two options provided such as TransMount EasySling Handle (sold separately) and TransMount SmartSling Handle (included). You can either mount EasySling handle to extend the grip for more comfortable upright and underslung operation, or choose to mount SmartSling handle featuring an intuitive control panel and OLED screen, for direct camera and gimbal parameter adjustment, or combine them together.


To complete challenging shooting tasks, Crane 3S offers a versatile solution thanks to its cross-compatibility. The handle mods are easily separated and both provide multiple thread holes of different sizes to mount accessories. The modular design allows greater compatibility on Crane 3S, like with motorized dolly, jib, cable cam, Easyrig, and more.

Zero Swinging

The Crane 3S provides ultimate reliability that users can count on. The reinvented locking system can lock the three axes without noticeable swinging. The modular design is integrated with double locks to ensure the camera is 100% safe on the gimbal during traveling or storage.

Continuous Uptime Supported by PowerPlus

Besides battery insertion, Crane 3S offers a DC-IN port which supports up to 25.2V input for direct charging. An optional TransMount PowerPlus Battery Pack that houses six 18650 batteries can be used to give more strength to your gimbal serving as a compact yet fast-charging power bank for your devices.

Phenomenal Speed

To facilitate powerful features in various shooting environments, Crane 3S is driven by a new algorithm system which enables phenomenal responsive speed and smoothness. In fast action shoot, Crane 3S is able to resist high winds and G-forces without compromise.

Properly Calculated 55-Degree Tilt

The properly 55-degree tilted roll axis is designed for unblocked view and allows enough space to mount large cinema camera combos.

Improved Zoom and Focus System

To meet the needs of cinematography, larger lens supports are added into the zoom and focus system. The focus wheel is equipped with a white board for marking a focus range. Zooming can be realized synchronously through the SmartSling Handle.

Triple Control, Film at Your Will

Zhiyun-Tech cares for the needs of all filmmakers. With Zhiyun-Tech gimbals and TransMount Image Transmission System, there are three control options available for filmmakers work in film crew or work solo: control from gimbal, from smartphone or from motion sensor controller.

ViaTouch 2.0

ViaTouch 2.0 bridges the communication gap between your stabilizer, camera and monitoring devices via a dedicated phone app, allowing you to intuitively adjust various camera and gimbal parameters with perfect synergy. The ZY Play APP and TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter are required to utilize the feature.

Stay Focused All the Way

The optional TransMount Image Transmission System supports zoom/focus control via phone app or remote controller. You can even customize sensitivity of zoom/focus control to your own needs for optimal experience.

SyncMotion: Visualized Control

For the first time in the industry, a visualized remote motion control system is introduced - ViaTouch 2.0. Filmmakers will be able to motion control the gimbal while monitor shots via smartphones or monitors.

Timelapse Master

The Timelapse feature of the gimbal is enhanced with the optional TransMount Image Transmission System. Now, not only can you remotely monitor the shots but also you will be able to continue shooting after exiting the app.

*Note: Camera is not included.



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