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Zhiyun CRANE-M2S gimbal launched

March 10, 2022

Zhiyun Tech has announced that its new Zhiyun CRANE-M2S gimbal for filmmakers will be available in Great Britain and Ireland from mid-March.

This lightweight (549g) gimbal is suitable for using with a wide range of cameras, including system cameras, smartphones and action-cams.

For example, the Zhiyun CRANE-M2S is able to balance a kit such as a Sony Alpha A7C with a Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 zoom lens.

The housing is combined with ‘more powerful motors and axes’ compared to the company’s previous CRANE-M2 gimbal, making it suitable for filmmakers who want speed and ease of use.

Ergonomic design

The CRANE-M2S was ergonomically designed with a number of features that increase its ease of use.

For example, it has a 0.66-inch display which shows the status and settings of the camera and gimbal, allowing filmmakers to monitor their settings whilst filming.

The CRANE-M2S also has various recording modes, including Pan Follow, Follow, Lock, POV, Vortex, Go and more.

The Zhiyun CRANE-M2S gimbal in use on a shoot

The Zhiyun CRANE-M2S gimbal in use on a shoot

Integrated light

The gimbal has a very bright, built-in light. Through the use of Lumen Amplifier technology, the light’s output is over 1000 lumens, up to a distance of 2.8 metres.

This makes it a useful fill light when you want to have your subject clearly in focus.

The light is adjustable in five different steps and comes with four colour filters, giving users control over their creative possibilities. 

The built-in light on the Zhiyun CRANE-M2S gimbal works up to 2.8 metres away from the subject

The built-in light on the Zhiyun CRANE-M2S gimbal works up to 2.8 metres away from the subject

Quick Release Technology 4.0

The CRANE-M2S features Zhiyun’s latest quick release technology, 4.0, which was previously only used in the top-of-the-range models.

The V-shaped design is said to offer ‘improved efficiency’, while a dual safety locking system ensures that the camera is always securely attached to the gimbal.

Zhiyun's CRANE-M2S uses Quick Release 4.0 technology

Zhiyun’s CRANE-M2S uses Quick Release 4.0 technology

Charging for 10-hours shooting

The USB-C connector supports USB PD fast charging of up to 12W, allowing the CRANE-M2S to be fully charged in 100 minutes. On full charge, it’s said to have a shooting time of up to 10 hours.

Selected devices and cameras can be connected to the gimbal using a USB-C cable, giving you control over the shutter.

In addition, you can also power the camera with the gimbal’s 5V/1A power supply for longer life.

The USB-C connector supports fast charging of the CRANE-M2S gimbal in 100 minutes

The USB-C connector supports fast charging of the CRANE-M2S gimbal in 100 minutes

Combo version with backpack

The CRANE M2-S is also available in a Combo version, which includes a handy backpack in which the CRANE-M2S can be safely transported.

This backpack has a splashproof coating and also includes an adapter for using a Smartphone on the CRANE-M2S.

The Combo version of the CRANE-M2S gimbal comes with a backpack

The Combo version of the CRANE-M2S gimbal comes with a backpack

Prices

The SRP for the CRANE-M2S is £259 (including VAT), whilst the CRANE-M2S Combo is £329 (incl. VAT).

You can find out more about the full range of Zhiyun products on the ZHIYUN-TECH website.


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