The Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 is compact and lightweight while also proving to be exceptionally stable and robust. Weighing in at just 950g (excluding batteries), this crane is built to carry mirrorless cameras and DSLR cameras weighing up to 1750g. Almost all mirrorless cameras are mountable on this crane – including the Sony a7S and Panasonic GH4. The crane also includes an attachable lens support for long lenses.
With an ergonomic design, this crane is both easy and comfortable to use in a way that feels natural on the body. It features button-powered, continuous rotation along the pan axis, as well as manual, non-stop circular rotation along the roll and tilt axes, while a stepless joystick makes it easy to switch between different modes. It’s also easy to attach and detach – without need for any tools – with a simple thumbscrew enabling complete setup in as little as one minute.
Boost productivity and enjoy more straightforward handling with real-time control when paired with Sony and Panasonic cameras. In a market-first, this new function is made possible by a camera control line that combines the stabiliser and camera functions, so they no longer have to be controlled completely separately.
Enjoy the benefits and flexibility of wireless control with the Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 thanks to an optimized Bluetooth connection that allows remote camera attitude control and mode switch handling. Using the specialized Zhiyun-Tech iOS/Android app, you can control the crane from your phone. Alternatively, connect to the crane via a dedicated palm-sized remote control that works within a 30-feet range of the device.
Enjoy 360-degree unlimited rotation control on all three axes when using the Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2, giving you more freedom and flexibility in your approach to video-making. With advanced slip-ring technology on each of the three axes, this makes getting beautiful panoramas easier than ever before. Get exactly the shot you want and experiment with new angles and perspectives with this key feature.
Shoot with peace of mind knowing that unintended movement won’t ruin your footage. Powered by optimized high-torque motor control technology and with Zhiyun’s innovative Instune Algorithum, this crane is capable of handling and offsetting sharp motions and even unexpected twists in real time, with smooth and accurate compensation. The steadiness provided is clear even when zoomed in x5 in display. Better yet, expect zero noises with lower power consumption.
For videographers who like the sound of shooting with both hands, it is possible to add dual-hand handles to this crane for better balance and to share the weight load across both arms to make it better suited to your body and shooting style.
Yes, this crane comes with a case that is hard and sturdy, and is fitted with foam cutouts on the inside to ensure it’s a snug fit.
This particular crane is designed for mirrorless cameras, with a maximum payload of 1.75kg, as well as some DSLR cameras. Almost all mirrorless cameras available on the market are mountable on this crane. Be sure to keep in mind that different lens combinations will make for different total weights once mounted on your crane. Also, for extra support this crane does come with an attachable lens support for long lenses.
This crane runs on two 26500 lithium-ion batteries, which it comes with. These batteries tend to have a long battery life – usually up to 12 hours, and sometimes up to 18 hours.
Yes, the Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 can be remotely controlled via a dedicated iOS or Android app (which is available from Zhiyun-Tech) using the built-in Bluetooth connection to your phone. A dedicated wireless remote is also available, which offers remote handling from up to 30 feet away.
Yes, this crane model offers very easy mounting and dismounting. Simply attach your camera by securing a simple thumbscrew, without need for any tools. Full setup and any balance adjustments can be done instantly at any time, anywhere, and should take no longer than a minute.
We recommend using something like the Manfrotto QR Adaptor (Q2-RC2) inc 200PL plate to help save you having to re-balance the gimbal every time.
A ¼-inch-20 threaded mounting hole on the bottom enables you to use this crane with monopods and various other support equipment. We recommend using a Manfrotto QR Adaptor (Q2-RC2) inc 200PL plate to mount the crane on a tripod or light stand – great for when you want to control it remotely, and to ensure the crane is kept steady at all times.