Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (Standard Kit)

Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (Standard Kit)

Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (Standard Kit)

Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (Standard Kit)


Portable yet professional with compatibility – That’s what describes CRANE-M3 the best. Compact body design and optimized axis arm structure deliver a better gripping and user experience. With the brand new dual color temperature lighting and professional audio solution, CRANE-M3 offers an outstanding filming experience without extra equipment. Buy Crane M3 from UBMS Dubai.

Key Features

  • Compact structure for mounting with multiple devices

  • 1.22” Touch screen for single-handed operation

  • Built-in dual color temperature fill light

  • Upgraded quick release system 4.0

  • All-New Sleek Design

  • Multi-functional expansion base and professional audio solution

  • PD 12W fast charging

The CRANE-M3 offers 360° pan, 309° tilt, and 333° roll rotation across seven modes of operation, including follow, pan-follow, POV, portrait, GO, lock, and Vortex modes, and it can also be adjusted manually if required. It runs for approximately eight hours using its built-in 1150mAh battery that’s rechargeable using an included USB Type-C cable, and you can also power the gimbal using a power bank while operating the gimbal. The color OLED display confirms the selected operation mode, battery level, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi status, and other functions. Scale marks and memory locks help you balance the camera and lock the balance position for the camera used.

Over built-in Wi-Fi, the gimbal can sync up with a Wi-Fi-enabled camera that supports remote zoom, shutter, and video start/stop control, or you can utilize a camera control cable and the USB Type-C port on the baseplate to control the camera shutter and also power the camera. Over built-in Bluetooth, the camera syncs up with a free-download ZY Play mobile app for iOS and Android for additional capabilities. The app provides remote control over many functions of the gimbal and has filmmaking features such as time-lapse, panorama, and slow-motion capture. The integrated LED light allows you to utilize a fill light for your subject without the requirement of external lights.


  • Design. White color fashion design and excellent gripping experience.

  • Performance. Same size as a 550ml bottle of water. Compatible with 90% of the mirrorless camera.

  • Setup. Customized quick release design. Swap batteries without rebalancing.

  • Image Quality. Built-in LED fill light. 800 Lumens.

  • Audio Quality. Connection with professional microphone.

Industry firsts

Sporting an all-new, modern white chassis, punctuated with black and red, the CRANE M3 is visually-striking. Small yet mighty, the CRANE M3 is the size of a 550ml water bottle made of robust, composite materials, its compact body design, reverse-loaded motors and optimised axis arm structure, deliver a better gripping and user experience.

Compatible with over 90% of mirrorless cameras, the CRANE M3 is designed with convenience in mind. The gimbal’s quick-release design enables rapid interchange between compact action, DSLR and smartphone cameras as well as battery-changes without the need for rebalancing. Furthermore, easy connection to a professional microphone via the expansion base reduces the need for rebalancing. With its upgraded motors with stronger torque, guaranteeing stable movements and brand new in-built dual color 800-lumen LED temperature lighting and professional audio solution, CRANE-M3 offers professional videographers outstanding filming experience without extra equipment.

Agile set-up via quick release plates

The hot swapping capability of the CRANE M3, thanks to the upgraded TRANSMOUNT Quick Release plates enables easier balancing, assembly and disassembly – perfect for professional filmmakers who might like to use a variety of equipment within a shoot.

The one-size-fits-all plate also eliminates the inconvenience of rebalancing the stabiliser after changing cameras, and facilitate seamless battery change. Anyone using a variety of media or for vloggers who wish to upgrade from a smartphone to a compact mirrorless camera further down the line, a quick change “universal” plate comes standard with the CRANE M3.

Once the plate is in place, the CRANE M3’s 3-click mechanism reliably secures the camera in position via tilt-, roll and pan axes locks. The locks with their transverse palm-rejection, efficient design protect cameras and offer optimal responsiveness and stabilisation capabilities, meaning that videographers can concentrate on the action at hand, without worrying about their camera or shakiness.

The M3 features innovative locks and latches for storage. Gimbal can be adjusted to half-storage/full-storage mode. No axis arm adjustments are required when switching to half-storage mode with a mounted camera, and no rebalances needed when expanded.

Compact and convenient light and sound solution

Impromptu low-light shooting is no longer a problem with the CRANE M3. Thanks to its pioneering in-built 800 lumen LED fill light, powered uniquely from heat generated by the gimbal, the stabiliser offers an intense natural lighting solution with full stepless dimming control and temperature settings via a control wheel. The light adopts high-level cooling technology to quickly dissipate the heat while providing great brightness. Additionally available are magnetic

light filter accessories for the LED light, in four different colours. At peak power 6W, the M3s lighting reads are as follows: colour temperature levels: 3000-5400K, brightness: warm light 650-750, white light 850-950, CRI (Colour Rendering Index) 90+.

On-the-hoof, live interviews couldn’t get easier with the CRANE M3’s TransMount Expansion Base to which professional microphones can be directly connected. The base bypasses connecting the microphone via the camera, thus removing the need for: additional cables, extra weight on the camera, and further adjustments to the gimbal. The M3 comes with a TransMount Shotgun Microphone as standard, however, the 6.5mm connecting audio port can also support a range of wired professional microphones for clear audio performance with cardioid/hypercardioid patterns.

Exceptional control through touchscreen and one-handed operational

The CRANE M3 offers the professional filmmaker a range of exceptional control options. The new gimbal has a built-in receiver at the base which can be paired with the transmitter module for wireless control of mainstream cameras via Bluetooth. Furthermore, the M3’s design brings one-handed, ergonomic operation capabilities through its versatile control wheel and joystick buttons that support adjustments to roll axis, aperture, shutter and ISO to optimally position your camera for perfect footage.

New to the CRANE series is the added feature of an interactive 1.22”, full-colour HD interactive touchscreen enabling parameter adjustments to a range of gimbal mode settings (portrait, vortex mode and go-mode) as well as follow speed. The intuitive display panel also indicates camera operational status, connection to the gimbal and battery levels. Buy CRANE-M3 from UBMS Dubai

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