Crane M3

Portable yet professional with compatibility - That's what describes CRANE-M3 the best.

$295.00 USD

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Compact structure for mounting with multiple devices
Built-in dual color temperature fill light
Upgraded quick release system 4.0
1.22” Touch screen for single-handed operation
PD 12W fast charging

    Tiny Body, Mighty Power

    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 650-75; White Light 850-950

    CRI 90+

    Quick Release 4.0 - Easier Balancing, Assembly and Disassembly

    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. Sharper and tinier in size in full-storage mode.

    All-New Sleek Design with excellent gripping experience

    An industry-first appearance design. Crane M3 ushers in appearance with fashionable white color. It definitely agrees more with your cute, compact camera. An ergonomic grip handle and comfortable material also better fit your palm.

    A Real All-arounder

    Expansion base with microphone connection port, 6.55 mm audio port and 1/4 expansion port unlock more using scenes. Vlogging, taking commercials, interviewing, recording while travel, Crane M3 covers all your needs.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Wired/Wireless Camera Control

    Wireless Control: Built-in receiver at the base can be paired with the transmitter module for wireless control of mainstream cameras via Bluetooth.
    Cable Control: Compatible with the camera shutter protocol, supports photo-taking, video filming, focus, digital/optical zoom within the permission of shutter protocol.
    *Check compatibility list for compatible models and functions.

    Stylish Backpack Ready for Every Travel

    Backpack dedicated to CRANE-M3 made by ZHIYUN. Different layers for storing the camera, lens and other accessories. Stylish and exquisite surface with advanced technology and procedure to resist spills.

    Specifications

     Stabilizer
    Tilt Mechanical Range
    309°
    Roll Mechanical Range
    333°
    Pan Mechanical Range
    360°
    Battery
    Operation Voltage
    Max: 11.1v / Min: 9.8v
    Operation Current
    Max: 4700mA / Min: 130mA
    Output
    5V, 1A
    Battery Runtime
    Max: 8h (lab data)
    Charging Time
    2h (lab data)
    Size & Weight
    Product Size (W*D*H)
    208*102*290mm
    Net Weight
    ~700g/unit

    What's in the Box

    Crane M3 Stabilizer

    x1

    Mini Tripod

    x1

    USB Cables

    x4

    Fill Light Filters

    x4

    EPP Storage Case

    x1

    Camera Compatibility List

    Sony
    FX3, A7R4, A7R3, A7R2, A7M3, A7M2, A7S2, A7S3, A7C, A6600, A6500, A6400, A6300, A6100, ZV-1, ZV-E10' RX100M7, RX100M6, RX100M5A, RX100M5, HX90
    Nikon
    Z5, Z6, Z6II, Z7, Z7II, Z30, Z50, ZFC
    Canon
    M50, M50 MARK II, M6 MARK II, R, R10, RP, 200D II, G7 X MARK III,
    Panasonic
    GH5, GH5S, DC-G100, ZS110, LX10, LX100M2
    FUJIFILM
    X-T3, X-T4, X-A7, X-T2, X-S10, X-T30, X-T20
    SIGMA
    FP

    Which is the Best for You?

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    Crane M2
    Crane M2S
    Crane M3
    Quick Charge
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    9V-12W (PD)
    12W Fast Charge (PD)
    Release Structure
    Quick Release
    Quick Release 4.0+ Universal Quick Release Plate
    Quick Release 4.0+ Universal Quick Release Plate
    Touch Screen
    0.66-inch Non-touch Single-color screen
    0.66-inch Non-touch Single-color screen
    1.22-inch Touch colored screen
    Fill Light
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    Built-in Color Temperature (5500k) Fill Light
    Built-in Dual Color Temperature Fill Light
    Audio Solution
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    Expansion Base+6.5mm Microphone
    Smartphone
    Video &Photo taking
    Stability
    Stability
    Image Transmission
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    Remote Control
    ZY Play
    ZY Play
    ZY Play
    Axis Operation Range
    Tilt: 310° /Roll: 324°/Pan: 360°
    Tilt: 320° /Roll: 320°/Pan: 360°
    Tilt: 309° /Roll: 333°/Pan: 360°

    FAQs

    Crane M3 cannot connect with camera or control it?

    1. Please confirm your camera whether in our official camera compatiblity list.
    2. Please confirm whether you use wrong connection cable.
    3. Please check the notes of camera connection.
    *For details of supported camera models for CRANE-M3, please visit the official website of ZHIYUN (www.zhiyun-tech.com) and check the "CRANE-M3 Camera Compatibility List" and "CRANE-M3 Camera Control List"

    Can I use my smartphone on Crane M3?

    Crane M3 can only carry smartphones, but fails to achieve photo or video taking via buttons on Crane M3.

    Am I using a SONY camera on the compatible list, but can't control taking photos and videos?

    1. Please make sure use the right connection cable to the gimbal.
    2. Please select "PC Remote" for your camera's "USB Connection"
    3. For Sony cameras, after connecting gimbal and camera with control cable, power on the gimbal and then the camera. Make sure the camera is fully charged.
    *For Crane M3, there is a Bluetooth Control Unit, which can achieve more functions, such as ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 28 reviews
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    rafael
    Question? Supports A7Rii?

    Does this gimbal support the sony a7Rii plus tokina 11-16mm lens?

    Thanks for your message.
    M3 and RII are compatible. But since we have not tested this lens, please refer to the lens parameters on our compatibility list.
    https://www.zhiyun-tech.com/en/download/software/479/1/show?type=website&page=second_nav&source=download.
    The lens you mentioned is relatively heavy, so it may be difficult to maintain balance.
    If you have any other question of the product, please feel free to contact our technical support: info@zhiyun-tech.com
    Good day:)

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    Anonymous
    Cuestión 31 Agosto 2022

    Hola Buenos días
    ¿Este modelo M3 puede soportar el peso de un Canon 5D mark4 con 24-105mm 4L ?
    ¿Compatible con el solware ? si es así, compro uno ahora mismo :P
    muchas gracias espero su respuesta

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    Grady Long
    Excellent Gimble that is Fun to Use

    I use my gimble with my Sony A7 IV. The gimble has a LCD light built right in. The stabilization is fantastic. The product is well worth the money and the customer service was very helpful in redirecting my order when some address details where mixed up. I would definitely buy from them again

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    Andre Schwarzkopf
    good product

    I think m4 have 0,5cm longer arms :). I hope some software adds for setup power etc (hope add how much the front wheell do because i want faster turn :). Only one disadvantage white fade fast(it is just cosmetic problem). And next time hope we get something to get marker balance (color for lens)

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    Alon Botvinik
    Great gimbal, needs Arca-Swiss support!

    This is a great gimbal for my Sony a6300 + Sigma 16mm. But between the standard plate and the upgraded one, it does not answer the need of many of us who like to switch from tripods, clips, straps and a gimbal quickly. If there is a plate that would take an Arca-Swiss plate, this would be a 5 star.

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