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The Best Crane 3 Gimbal of 2020 – Top Rated & Reviewed

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Rank No. #1
Zhiyun Crane M3 Handheld 3-Axis Stabilizer, Gimbal Stabilizer for Mirrorless Camera, Gopro, Smartphone
  • 【Compact Size But Not Compromised Performance】 With upgraded motor performance and algorithm, compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras, and even full-frame mirrorless cameras with certain lenses. The compact motor structure, smaller in size but compatibility remains. All-new quick release plate with dual safety locks that are secure and easy for assembly and disassembly.
  • 【3-sec Super Quick Release&Save You from Balancing Repeatedly】 Upgraded quick release system with general quick release plate for easier balancing, assembly, and disassembly. Locks with transverse palm-rejection design to protect cameras while ensuring efficiency.Dedicated tiny quick release plate for all mainstream cameras. Cutout battery cover and customized design make camera battery changing easier without camera disassembly.
  • 【Touch Screen&Lighting】 1.22" full-color OLED touch screen. New interactive UI and parameter display that supports status display (camera connection, battery level, etc.) and parameter adjustment (gimbal mode, follow speed, and other settings). Built-in LED fill light for reducing image noise and avoiding improper lighting situations. The control wheel supports step-less-dimming on the color temperature level and brightness. Supports coloring with light filter. Adopts high-level cooling technology to quickly dissipate the heat while providing great brightness.
  • 【Charge Fast and Faster】PD Fast Charge, Type-C charging port and 1150mAh battery capacity allow you to enjoy the following: Charge only 2 hours but work for 8 hours, using the gimbal while charging via power bank.
  • 【Take A Shortcut with Adjustment Wheel & Joystick】Find the buttons, wheels and the newly added round joystick at your comfort reach with the ergonomic control panel. Support adjustment on aperture, shutter, ISO and roll axis.
Rank No. #2
Zhiyun Crane 3S Smartsling Kit [Official] 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR Cinema Cameras and Camcorder (with Smartsling Handle)
  • CRANE 3S is constructed with brand new SUPER motors which allow for 14.3lbs payload for a wide range of camera setup including Canon EOS 1DX, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and even Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS & FX series, and Red Digital Cinema Cameras.
  • Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, users can attach an extension module onto roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos, the extension module can be detached for greater portability.
  • 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, etc.
  • 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.
Rank No. #3
Zhiyun Crane M3 Gimbal 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer All in One Design for Mirrorless Cameras,Smartphone,Action Cameras(Crane M2 Upgrade Version 2021)
  • 🏆【Compact Size But Not Compromised Performance】Get rid of the hefty body, Zhiyun Crane M3 is as tiny as a bottle of water. But the upgraded motors with strong torque guarantee stable movements and filming with cameras in different sizes. *Compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras and full-frame mirrorless cameras with certain lenses. (Accessory mount is required for smartphones and action cameras.)
  • 🏆【Light the Dark and Sharpen the Image】Pioneering built-in LED fill light with Lumen Amplifier technology for reducing image noise. Shooting in dark or dim light is favored by the adjustable color temperature and brightness, which sharpens the image. *Peak Power: 6W, Color Temperature Level: 2600-5400K, Brightness: Warm Light 650-750, White Light 850-950, CRI 90+
  • 🏆【3-sec Super Quick Release & Avoid Balancing Repeatedly】Upgraded quick release system with general quick release plate for easier balancing, assembly and disassembly. Locks with transverse palm-rejection design to protect cameras while ensuring efficiency. Inventive locks and latches for storage. Gimbal can be adjusted to half-storage/full-storage mode. No axis arm adjustments needed when switching to half-storage mode with a mounted camera, and no rebalances needed when expanded.
  • 🏆【Take A Shortcut with Adjustment Wheel & Joystick】Find the buttons, wheels and the newly added round joystick at your comfort reach with the ergonomic control panel. Support adjustment on aperture, shutter, ISO and roll axis.
  • 🏆【Touch Screen Does More Than You Think】All-new full-color touch screen with advanced UI design and intuitive interface. The gimbal is tiny and portable like a smartphone that you can operate with just one hand at ease.
Rank No. #4
Zhiyun Crane 3S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR Cameras and Camcorder, 6.5kg Payload, Extendable Roll Axis, 12 Hours or Longer Continuous Uptime, DC-in (Pro Package)
  • 🏆[6.5kg Payload, Reengineered for More Ambitious Camera Setup]: CRANE 3S is constructed with brand new SUPER motors which allow for 6.5kg payload for a wide range of camera setup including Canon EOS 1DX, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and even Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS & FX series, and Red Digital Cinema Cameras.
  • 🏆[Phenomenal Speed, Seriously Smooth]: To facilitate powerful features in various shooting environment, 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.
  • 🏆[Extendable Roll Axis, Greater Flexibility]: Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, users can attach an extension module onto roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos, the extension module can be detached for greater portability.
  • 🏆[12 Hours or Longer Continuous Uptime]: With inserted 3*18650 batteries, CRANE 3S can run up to 12 hours, supporting your all day long shooting. Besides, CRANE 3S offers a DC-IN port which supports up to 25.2V input for direct charging.
  • 🏆[Modular Design. Versatile Shooting]: On CRANE 3S with TransMount SmartSling Handle featuring an intuitive control panel and OLED screen, for direct camera & gimbal parameter adjustment, or combine them together! The properly 55° tilted roll axis is designed for unblocked view and allows enough space to mount large cinema camera combos.
Rank No. #5
Zhiyun Crane 3S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR Cameras and Camcorder, 6.5kg Payload, Extendable Roll Axis, 12 Hours or Longer Continuous Uptime, DC-in, TransMount SmartSling Handle
  • 🏆[6.5kg Payload, Reengineered for More Ambitious Camera Setup]: CRANE 3S is constructed with brand new SUPER motors which allow for 6.5kg payload for a wide range of camera setup including Canon EOS 1DX, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and even Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS & FX series, and Red Digital Cinema Cameras.
  • 🏆[Phenomenal Speed, Seriously Smooth]: To facilitate powerful features in various shooting environment, 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.
  • 🏆[Extendable Roll Axis, Greater Flexibility]: Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, users can attach an extension module onto roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos, the extension module can be detached for greater portability.
  • 🏆[12 Hours or Longer Continuous Uptime]: With inserted 3*18650 batteries, CRANE 3S can run up to 12 hours, supporting your all day long shooting. Besides, CRANE 3S offers a DC-IN port which supports up to 25.2V input for direct charging.
  • 🏆[Modular Design. Versatile Shooting]: On CRANE 3S with TransMount SmartSling Handle featuring an intuitive control panel and OLED screen, for direct camera & gimbal parameter adjustment, or combine them together! The properly 55° tilted roll axis is designed for unblocked view and allows enough space to mount large cinema camera combos.
Rank No. #6
Zhiyun Crane M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Light Weight DSLR Mirrorless Cameras Smartphone and Action Camera, Compatible with Canon Sony Fujifilm Panasonic iPhone Sumsang GoPro
  • 🏆【Compact Size But Not Compromised Performance】Get rid of the hefty body, Zhiyun Crane M3 is as tiny as a bottle of water. But the upgraded motors with strong torque guarantee stable movements and filming with cameras in different sizes. *Compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras and full-frame mirrorless cameras with certain lenses.
  • 🏆【Light the Dark and Sharpen the Image】Pioneering built-in LED fill light with Lumen Amplifier technology for reducing image noise. Shooting in dark or dim light is favored by the adjustable color temperature and brightness, which sharpens the image. *Peak Power: 6W, Color Temperature Level: 2600-5400K, Brightness: Warm Light 650-750, White Light 850-950, CRI 90+
  • 🏆【3-sec Super Quick Release & Avoid Balancing Repeatedly】Upgraded quick release system with general quick release plate for easier balancing, assembly and disassembly. Locks with transverse palm-rejection design to protect cameras while ensuring efficiency. Inventive locks and latches for storage. Gimbal can be adjusted to half-storage/full-storage mode. No axis arm adjustments needed when switching to half-storage mode with a mounted camera, and no rebalances needed when expanded.
  • 🏆【Take A Shortcut with Adjustment Wheel & Joystick】Find the buttons, wheels and the newly added round joystick at your comfort reach with the ergonomic control panel. Support adjustment on aperture, shutter, ISO and roll axis.
  • 🏆【Touch Screen Does More Than You Think】All-new full-color touch screen with advanced UI design and intuitive interface. The gimbal is tiny and portable like a smartphone that you can operate with just one hand at ease.
Rank No. #7
Zhiyun Crane M3 Gimbal 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras Smartphone Action Camera,Compatible for Canon Sony Fujifilm Panasonic iPhone Sumsang GoPro(Zhiyun Crane M2 Upgrade Version)
  • 👍【Compact Size But Not Compromised Performance】Get rid of the hefty body, Zhiyun Crane M3 is as tiny as a bottle of water. But the upgraded motors with strong torque guarantee stable movements and filming with cameras in different sizes. *Compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras and full-frame mirrorless cameras with certain lenses. (Accessory mount is required for smartphones and action cameras.)
  • 👍【Light the Dark and Sharpen the Image】Pioneering built-in LED fill light with Lumen Amplifier technology for reducing image noise. Shooting in dark or dim light is favored by the adjustable color temperature and brightness, which sharpens the image. *Peak Power: 6W, Color Temperature Level: 2600-5400K, Brightness: Warm Light 650-750, White Light 850-950, CRI 90+
  • 👍【3-sec Super Quick Release & Avoid Balancing Repeatedly】Upgraded quick release system with general quick release plate for easier balancing, assembly and disassembly. Locks with transverse palm-rejection design to protect cameras while ensuring efficiency. Inventive locks and latches for storage. Gimbal can be adjusted to half-storage/full-storage mode. No axis arm adjustments needed when switching to half-storage mode with a mounted camera, and no rebalances needed when expanded
  • 👍【Take A Shortcut with Adjustment Wheel & Joystick】Find the buttons, wheels and the newly added round joystick at your comfort reach with the ergonomic control panel. Support adjustment on aperture, shutter, ISO and roll axis
  • 👍【Touch Screen Does More Than You Think】All-new full-color touch screen with advanced UI design and intuitive interface. The gimbal is tiny and portable like a smartphone that you can operate with just one hand at ease
Rank No. #8
Zhiyun Crane M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras Smartphone Action Cameras with A6600, M50, R6, Gopro, iPhone 13/12 Max
  • 🏆【Tiny Body, Mighty Power-Compatible with multiple devices】Reversed-loaded motors and optimized axis arm structure provide a gimbal that is as tiny as a bottle of water with more room to carry a device, such as Compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras and full-frame mirrorless cameras with certain lenses. Upgraded motors with stronger torque guarantee stable movements and filming with cameras in different sizes.
  • 🏆【Quick Release 4.0】Upgraded 3-sec super quick release system with general quick release plate for easier balancing, assembly and disassembly. Locks with transverse palm-rejection design to protect cameras while ensuring efficiency.
  • 🏆【1.22” Touch Screen & Ergonomic Control Panel for Friendly Operation】All-new touch screen with advanced UI design and intuitive interface. The gimbal is tiny and portable like a smartphone that you can operate with just one hand at ease. Supports Chinese/English menu; Find the buttons, wheels and the newly added round joystick at your comfort reach with the ergonomic control panel, support adjustment on aperture, shutter, ISO and roll axis.
  • 🏆【Save You from Balancing Repeatedly】Inventive locks and latches for storage. Gimbal can be adjusted to half-storage/full-storage mode. No axis arm adjustments needed when switching to half-storage mode with a mounted camera, and no rebalances needed when expanded. Sharper and tinier in size in full-storage mode.
  • 🏆【Charging and Runtime】Type-C charging port supports PD Fast Charge protocol, Charge only 2 hours but work for 8 hours, can be charged with a power bank while operating at the same time.
Rank No. #9
Zhiyun Crane 2S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR Cameras
  • Upgraded Algorithm. Dynamic Stabilization: Highly optimized in motor control algorithms and motor power, CRANE 2S handles large cameras such as the BMPCC 6K, Panasonic S1H, EOS 1DX Mark III in total ease. More than that, you can also mount multiple accessories on it.
  • Stay Focused All the Way: Together with TransMount Image Transmission System, fous pullers will be able to focus and zoom while live monitoring the shots. Even more, they will also be able to change gimbal parameters and modes if needed.
  • Bigger Screen to Boost Your Productivity: The new 0.96" OLED screen offers a bigger vision. With it, you will be able to go through the entire menu within seconds and switch between different modes swiftly.
  • Axis Locking Mechanism 2.0: The upgraded axis locking mechanism 2.0 adopts a two-phase locking design that guarantees zero swinging of the gimbal during traveling or storage.
  • Say Hi to Buttery Smooth Movement: Six gimbal modes, from basic to advanced, are all easily accessible on CRANE 2S: Pan Following, Locking, Following, Full-Range POV, Vortex, Go mode.
Rank No. #10
Zhiyun Crane M2 [Official] Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Mirrorless Camera, Gopro, Smartphone with Grip Tripod
  • 【All in One】 Get daily shooting occasions covered: using compact camera, light mirrorless camera, action camera, and your mobile phone.
  • 【Compact Design】 Unique locking pin and latch design to prevent the axis from swinging. Retreat, lock up, drop it into your backpack and go. It’s that easy with Zhiyun Crane-M2.
  • 【Creative Modes】 6 modes: Pan Following, Full Following, Locking, Full-Range POV, Vortex and GO. While the PF/F/L are basic options, POV/Vortex/GO provide you extended fun.
  • 【Thoughtful Design】 With a memory lock on the scale, balancing position can be remembered. Once and forever, saving much trouble of readjustment every time.
  • 【Smooth Zoom at Fingertips】 Push the slider on side of the handle, you can zoom in/out to capture smooth footage nearer and farther.

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