• Webcode: 439147 • Mfr: CRANE 3S
Product Highlights
  • DSLR / Mirrorless / Cine Camera Compatibility
  • 600g-6.5kg (21.2 oz.-14 lbs) Payload Capacity
  • 360° Tilt/Roll/Pan Angle Range
  • 12-18 hours Runtime
  • Intuitive Control
  • OLED Display
  • TransMount 3S SmartSling Handle
Crane 3S
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Crane 3S
Mission Delivered

From intense chasing shoots to studio filming, different types of shooting environments require both high capacity and flexibility of shooting equipment. Bearing filmmakers in mind, ZHIYUN felt the Crane series could be even better to adapt to strict and unpredictable filming environments. Now introducing the new CRANE 3S, the legendary gimbal built on a heritage of innovation with magnificent motors and a brand new modular design, which aims for wider application and intuitive control.

Key Features:

  • 6.5kg Payload Upgrade
  • Modular Arm
  • Modular Handle
  • Cross-Compatibility
  • Reinvented Locking
  • DC-IN
  • Properly Calculated 55°
  • ViaTouch 2.0

Pushing the Limits

Crane 2S & 3S | Advanced Rigging & Supports

Reengineered for More Ambitious Camera Setups

Not simply an upgrade but reconstruction.

Constructed with brand new SUPER motors which allow for Max. 6.5kg payload for a wide range of camera setups.
Works with mirrorless & large SLR cameras, as well as larger Cine style cameras like ZCam  and even the Sony FX9.

Modular Design. Versatile Shooting

On CRANE 3S, the handle is detachable with two options provided:

  • TransMount EasySling Handle (optional)
  • TransMount SmartSling Handle (included)

You can either mount EasySling handle to extend the grip for more comfort upright & underslung operation, or choose to mount SmartSling handle featuring an intuitive control panel and OLED screen, for direct camera & gimbal parameter adjustment, or combine them together!

*The control features of TransMount SmartSling Handle may vary on different cameras.

Extendable Arm. 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.

Cross-Compatibility. You can Imagine.

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.

Zero Swinging. Heroic Security.

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.

Continuous Uptime Supported by PowerPlus

Besides battery insertion, CRANE 3S offers a DC-IN port which supports up to 25.2V input for direct charging. The new exciting TransMount PowerPlus Battery Pack can house 6*18650 batteries, giving more strength to your gimbal to adapt to constant intense motions, and serving as a compact yet fast-charging power bank for your devices.

  • DC-IN Extensive runtime
  • 25.2V Voltage input
  • 12H Runtime with inserted batteries*
  • 18H Runtime with PowerPlus*
* With inserted batteries, CRANE 3S can run up to 12 hours. Powered by TransMount PowerPlus Battery Pack only, CRANE 3S can run up to 18 hours. These figures are concluded from still test in the lab. For camera combos over 3kg, it is recommended to use with PowerPlus Battery Pack.

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.

Properly Calculated 55°: Broader Vision

The properly 55° tilted roll axis is designed for unblocked view and allows enough space to mount large cinema camera combos.

Improved Zoom & Focus System

To meet the needs of cinematography, larger lens supports are added into the zoom & focus system. The focus wheel is equipped with a white board for marking a focus range. Zooming can be realized synchronously through SmartSling Handle.

*Zooming is realized through TransMount SmartSling Handle which is not included in CRANE 3S-E package


Synchronized Teamwork
CRANE 3S X TransMount Image Transmission System

Triple Control, Film at Your Will

ZHIYUN cares for the needs of all filmmakers. With ZHIYUN gimbals and TransMount Image Transmission System, there are three control options available for filmmakers work in film crew or work solo: control from gimbal, from smartphone or from motion sensor controller.

  • ViaTouch 2.0

    ViaTouch 2.0 bridges the communication gap between your stabilizer, camera and monitoring devices via a dedicated phone app, allowing you to intuitively adjust various camera and gimbal parameters with perfect synergy. (*ZY Play APP and TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter are required to utilize the feature.)

  • Stay Focused All the Way

    TransMount Image Transmission System supports zoom/focus control via phone app or remote controller. You can even customize sensitivity of zoom/focus control to your own needs for optimal experience.

  • SyncMotion: Visualized Control

    For the first time in the industry, a visualized remote motion control system is introduced - ViaTouch 2.0. Filmmakers will be able to motion control the gimbal while monitor shots via smartphones or monitors.

Timelapse Master

Timelapse feature of the gimbal is enhanced with TransMount Image Transmission System. Now, not only can you remotely monitor the shots but also you will be able to continue shooting after exiting the app.

What's Included

Crane 3S Handheld Stabilizer
TransMount Crane 3S SmartSling Handle
Extension Arm and Rubber Cover
HDMI Cable A: HDMI Mini to HDMI Micro
HDMI Cable B: HDMI Mini to HDMI Mini
HDMI Cable C: HDMI Mini to HDMI


Product Specifications

Crane 3S

Operation Voltage 9.8 V-25.2 V
Output Voltage 5 V
Operation Time 12 h
Operation Temperature -10°C-45°C
Payload 600 g- 6500 g
Tilt Angle Range 360° 
Roll Angle Range 360° 
Pan Angle Range 360° 

Questions & Answers

Zhiyun Crane 3S

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