Let Zhiyun’s new Crane take the strain
Posted on Aug 25, 2023
Photographers who also shoot video and want to take their efforts to the next level are being tempted with a premium Zhiyun Crane 4
Key features of this three-axis handheld gimbal stabiliser include built-in balance indicator lights at each motor to provide an at-a-glance indication of calibration status. Bluetooth connectivity delivers direct shutter control of the supported camera, removing the possibility of a cable getting in the way. Operators can easily start or stop recording,
as well as trigger photo capture remotely.
Furthermore, the gimbal can withstand a payload equivalent to heavier full-frame DSLRs, as well as compact cinema cameras like the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. Four high-capacity batteries offer up to 12 hours of use, a 1.22-inch colour touchscreen gives precise control, and a fill light provides 10W of power. The basic Crane 4 costs £669, while a Combo kit with various extras is £749.
Originally published in Issue 110 of Photography News.
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