Zhiyun has given us no shortage of new gimbal releases over the last year or so. The Crane 3 LAB and Weebill lab have both been big hits. But now Zhiyun is focusing on the smaller things in life with the new Crane M2 and Smooth Q2 gimbals for small compact cameras and smartphones. We had the opportunity to chat with Zhiyun at IBC 2019 and find out more about them.
Zhiyun has refreshed its popular Crane-M with a new model. Not surprisingly, it’s called the Zhiyun Crane-M2. Designed to be as versatile as possible for travelling filmmakers, this lightweight motorised 3-axis gimbal is designed for use with small mirrorless cameras, compact cameras, phones and action cameras.
It offers up to 8 hours battery life, features “enhanced camera control”, Bluetooth and WiFi control, and a Crane 2-style OLED display. Zhiyun says that the Crane-M2 is “a revolution in affordable camera stabilisation technology”.