Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S

  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S Gimbal
  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S Gimbal Back View
  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S Gimbal Side View


Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S

  • 14.3 lb Payload
  • Includes Focus Wheel, Detachable SmartSling Handle
  • 12 Hour Battery Life
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$96.007 Day Rental
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  • Rent from 1-90 days
4Easy Returns
  • Repack in same box
  • We provide return label


The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S Gimbal improves on previous Crane gimbals with a bunch of changes that users have requested over the years. Here are some of the standout features of this latest flagship handheld gimbal:

  • Upgraded construction with new super motors for a higher payload and higher resistance to winds and G-forces.
  • Re-engineered modular design with a detachable SmartSling handle that's equipped with a more intuitive control panel. Plus, there are 9 different points to mount accessories.
  • Wider compatibility thanks to an expandable arm that can accommodate more camera/lens combos. Plus, a 55° tilted roll axis is integrated for an unblocked view.
  • Greater security with a double lock system that can lock all 3 axes and provide safety when traveling. The new locking system also makes rebalancing easier, as you can prevent excess sway when working on one axis at a time.
  • A revamped image transmission system that supports 1080p30 live streaming with WiFi signals that can be sent to up to 3 devices. A director, a client, and the focus puller can easily be on the same page, each with their own monitoring or controlling abilities. Note: These features require the TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter and Receiver set, which is not included.
  • Improved battery options that allow you to either power the gimbal with the 3 included batteries (12 hour runtime) or attach a Transmount PowerPlus that houses 6 batteries for an 18 hour runtime (not included).

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S Gimbal is an ideal stabilization and motion tool for any filmmaker working alone or in a larger crew. It can adapt to challenging shooting tasks without being too cumbersome to operate right away. Be sure to download the ZY Play app to unlock all the features this gimbal offers.

Load Capacity: 14.3 lbs
Dimensions: 13.62" Tall, 3.86" Wide, 13.54" Deep
Weight: 5.45 lbs
Rotational Range

  • 330° Roll (-255 to 75°)
  • 360° Yaw/Pan
  • 360° Pitch/Tilt


  • USB-C (for Camera Control)
  • USB-C (for Firmware)
  • USB-A (for External Device Charging, 5V)
  • Base Pin (for SmartSling Handle)
  • Zoom/Focus Motor Port
  • DC-In (Supports Up to 25.2V)

Additional Features:

  • OLED Status Display
  • 4-Way Joystick Control on Grip for Tilt and Pan Adjustments
  • Focus Control Wheel (Follow Focus Unit Not Included)
  • 1/4"-20 Mount Point on Grip Base
  • Bluetooth for Connecting to ZY Play App

  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Detachable Tripod
  • TransMount Crane 3S SmartSling Handle
  • Sling Handle Adapter
  • 2 x 2600mAh GMB-B118 18650 Lithium Ion Batteries
  • 18650 3-Slot Battery Charger
  • 2 x 3" Threaded Lens Support Rods
  • Quick-Release Baseplate with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Mounting Screws and Lens Support Cradle
  • Camera Backing Baseplate
  • Follow Focus Wheel
  • Extension Arm with Rubber Cover
  • 12" USB-C to Micro USB Camera Control Cable
  • 12" USB-C to Mini USB Camera Control Cable
  • 12" USB-C to USB-C Camera Control Cable
  • 12" USB-C to Multi USB Camera Control Cable
  • 12" USB-C to USB-A Charging Cable
  • M2.5, M1.3 Allen Wrenches
  • 4 x M2.5 Screws
  • Carrying Case

  • Batteries last for approximately 12 hours.
  • Warning: Do not try and pair the Crane 3S with just any 18650 batteries. The ones required for the Crane 3S are slightly shorter than the average 18650 battery.
  • Heads Up: The extension arm will be included with your rental but it won't be preinstalled on the gimbal due to the layout of the case. You will also need to uninstall the extension arm before shipping back or else the gimbal won't fit into its case correctly.

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