About two years ago, after the launch of his 3-axis one-handed gimbal Crane 2, Zhiyun presents the successor Crane 2S. It has a higher load capacity than its predecessor and can therefore work with and stabilize cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, Canon 1DX II, Panasonic S1H or Nikon D850. A new Flex-Mount system simplifies setup while securing the camera with a dual safety mechanism.
Zhiyun Crane 2S with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
The previous model was the first gimbal with integrated follow focus - and the Cane 2S also has a built-in focus control wheel and servo follow focus motor.
Also new is the 0.96" OLED, which can display more menu items than before and allows the user to quickly switch between different modes. Vertical filming is made easier by a vertical quick-release bracket including a quick release button on the tilt axis, which allows the user to switch to vertical shooting in no time at all without any additional accessories.
The Zhiyun Crane 2S is equipped with several mounting points: a 1/4" screw hole on the back of the quick-release base plate to allow the camera to be moved back and forth between different devices such as sliders and tripods; two 1/4" screw holes with crown wheel and a 3/8" screw hole on the gimbal. Zhiyun&s TransMount Video Transmitter can be slid directly into the bottom of the quick-release base plate without screws.
The TransMount system also allows a monopod, mini double handle, double handle and more to be used with the Crane 2. The TransMount video transmission system allows for wireless focusing while recording through a focus puller.
Zhiyun Crane 2S with TransMount video transmission system
Zhiyuns Crane 2S offers six different gimbal modes: Pan Following, Locking, Following, Full-Range POV, Vortex Mode and Go Mode. In addition, it enables cinematic effects such as panorama, time-lapse, motionlapse and long-time exposure time-lapse. Power comes from three removable 18650 lithium-ion batteries, which offer a standard 12-hour battery life.
The Zhiyun Crane 2S is available in three versions: as a standard package with tripod for about ; as a combo package with tripod, three extra batteries and TransMount mini double grip for ; and as a Pro package, which will be released at the end of August.