ZHIYUN has announced the CRANE-M2S. This is being touted as a small, lightweight, and cost-effective gimbal for use with smaller-sized hybrid mirrorless cameras, smartphones, and action cameras.

At just 549g, The CRANE-M2S tips the scales at 549g / 19.36 oz. According to ZHIYUN, it is able to support the weight of a Sony a7SIII with a small prime lens. They also state that the lightweight body, stronger motors and extended axes make it a good solution for run-and-gun filmmakers.

Key features

  • Updated Ultra-Portable Design, New Color
  • For Cameras & Smartphones up to 2.2 lb
  • 360° Pan, 320° Tilt & 320° Roll Rotation
  • Six Operation Modes, Built-In Fill Light
  • Supports Action Cams via Optional Mount
  • Wired Camera Control, 10.5-Hour Runtime
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, ZY Play iOS/Android App
  • OLED Display, Redesigned Mounting Plate
  • One-Button Quick Release Camera System
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The CRANE-M2S features a built-in 0.66-inch display that offers real-time status and operating parameters of the camera and gimbal. Various operating modes are available in the CRANE-M2S, including Pan Follow, Follow, Lock, POV, Vortex, and GO.

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The gimbal features a built-in ultra-bright light that is claimed to be able to produce over 1000 lumens of brightness. It features five levels of adjustability and four color filters.

The CRANE-M2S supports USB PD fast-charging up to 12W via its USB-C connector. ZHIYUN claims that the gimbal can be fully charged in just 100 mins, and that on a full charge it will run for up to 10 hours. Compatible devices such as cameras can be directly connected via the USB-C cable to engage direct shutter control and supply up to 5V/1A of power directly to the camera.

Pricing & Availability

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The ZHIYUN CRANE-M2S is now available for $269.00 USD. There is also a Combo Kit available for $349.00 USD. The Combo Kit comes with a Smartphone Mount and a TransMount EasyGo Backpack.

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