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Zhiyun gimbal features flip-out touchscreen ‘command centre’

July 1, 2021

Chinese gimbal maker Zhiyun has launched the Weebill 2, an update of the DSLR Weebill S. Key features include stabilisation capabilities with axis lock, a 2.88-inch HD flip-out touch screen, and the MasterEye Visual Controller, which combines image receiver, monitor and motion controller into a single device.

The Weebill 2 is designed for mainstream mirrorless and DSLR camera and lens combinations, with the company quoting the Sony’s A7III and FE 24-70mm F2.8 or the Canon 5D4 and EF 24-70mm F2.8 lenses as examples.

“The device is revolutionary in its use of the Infineon two-filter vector-splitting embedded sensor for unmatched (stabilisation) performance,” said the Zhiyun. “This, combined with its upgraded motor torque and core algorithm, for enhanced stability, enables the Weebill 2 to run analysis for complex interruptions to accurately detect and compensate for a broad range of handheld instability, even in extreme conditions.”

Via the touchscreen, users can also access intelligent features including one-touch Smart Follow and Timelapse and Gesture Control without having to use the ZY PLAY app.

The Weebill 2 can be used in conjunction with Zhiyun’s MasterEye Visual Controller as part of the Weebill Pro+ Kit. “The sophisticated device eliminates the need for a separate monitor, image receiver and motion controller,” the company added. The Weebill 2 Standard is available from July 1st for £509, while the Combo costs £599.

The compatible cameras list is here and you can find more information at the official website and YouTube channel. Watch out for a review soon.

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