Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2S Gimbal

$49 / 1st day rental

A follow-up to the Crane-2, the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S has been highly upgraded to better suit the needs of filmmakers. Featuring a new-generation 9th Instune Algorithm that improves the responsiveness of each axis, the CRANE 2S is capable of stabilizing large cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Panasonic S1H, and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II along with accessories.

To support a collaborative process, the CRANE 2S offers dedicated mounting points for attaching an optional Zhiyun-Tech TransMount transmitter. Another new feature, integrated to support the growing demand for social media content, is a vertical quick release mount that enables you to set your camera up vertically. Besides this, a new FlexMount system is used for mounting your camera the standard way. This technology simplifies the mounting and setup process while securing your camera with a double-safety mechanism. The axis-locking mechanism for balancing a camera has also been improved with a two-phase locking design. The axis-locking mechanism additionally ensures that there's no movement of the gimbal components during travel or storage.

The grip handle of the gimbal is made out of carbon fiber so the gimbal feels lighter in your hand. The built-in handwheel on the side of the handle has been upgraded to allow for very low delay when controlling an add-on lens motor, sold separately, so you can make adjustments with more precision. (When using both a focus and zoom motor, you can set the handwheel to control your choice of one or the other.) On the bottom of the handle is a 1/4"-20 thread that allows you to attach the included mini tripod to be used as a stand or as an extension that can be held with the other hand for more control.

Using the companion iOS/Android mobile app, advanced cinematic functions such as panorama, time-lapse, motion-lapse, and long exposure time-lapse can be performed with the gimbal to achieve creative results. Many of the gimbal's parameters can be adjusted via this app, while many key modes and parameters can be accessed directly from the 0.96" OLED screen right above the handle.

The CRANE 2S also supports a variety of dedicated Zhiyun-Tech TransMount accessories, which include servo motors. The quick release plate included with the gimbal is compatible with many common tripod heads so you can efficiently move your camera between the gimbal and tripods, sliders, and other camera supports. Also included are a lens control and multiple camera control cables to allow for a comprehensive workflow. The CRANE 2S runs for up to 12 hours on three included batteries, which are rechargeable using a supplied triple charger.

For a full list of compatible cameras, please see the most current compatibility information on the Zhiyun-Tech website or in PDF format.

Key Features
- 9th Instune Algorithm with high axis responsiveness
- Support for large cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Panasonic S1H, and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
- Six modes: pan follow, lock, follow, full-range POV, vortex, and Go modes
- Dedicated mounting points for attaching an optional Zhiyun-Tech TransMount transmitter
- FlexMount camera mounting system with a double safety mechanism
- Vertical quick release camera mount
- Quick release plate compatible with many tripod heads and sliders Two-phase axis locking mechanism for balancing a camera and for storage/travel
- Carbon fiber handle
- Low-delay handwheel performance when used with optional lens motors
- Up to 12-hour runtime on three included removable batteries
- 360° pan motion
- 0.96" OLED screen
- Panorama, time-lapse, motion-lapse, and long exposure time-lapse via the companion iOS/Android app
- 1/4"-20 thread on the bottom

Zhiyun Crane-2S Specs
Grip Design: Single Handgrip

Number of Axes: 3-Axis (Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan))

Rotation Range:
Mechanical Range
Yaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): 246° (-91 to 155°)
Roll: 295° (-57.5 to 237.5°)

Controllable Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° (-180 to 180°)
Pitch (Tilt): 215° (-80 to 135°)
Roll: 70° (-35 to 35°)

Camera Control: On Compatible Models (See Full Compatibility List)
Camera Mounting Screw: 1 x 1/4"-20 Male

Inputs/Outputs: 1 x USB-C (Control)
1 x USB-C (Firmware Updates)
Wireless Frequency: 2.4 GHz
Wireless Protocol: Bluetooth 5.0

Battery Type: 3 x 18650
Battery Capacity: 2600 mAh
Battery Runtime: 12 Hours
Battery Charging Time: 4 Hours
Battery Chemistry: Lithium-Ion
Voltage: 3.7 VDC

Operating Voltage: 9.8 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current: 160 to 6000 mA

Operating Temperature: 14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C

Display Type: Fixed OLED
Mounting: 3 x 1/4"-20 Female, 1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Weight: 4.14 lb / 1.88 kg (without Battery)

Zhiyun CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
Quick Release Plate
Quick Release Camera Baseplate
3 x 18650 Li-Ion Battery
Battery Charger
USB Type-C Charging Cable
Mini Tripod
Backing Base Riser
Lens Support with screw

Issue upon request
[ ]Canon Micro Control Cable LN-MBUC-A01
[ ]Canon Mini Control Cable LN-NBUC-A01
[ ]Panasonic Type C Control Cable LN-UCUC-A01
[ ]Sony Multi Control Cable LN-UCUS-A01
[ ]Focus and Zoom Motors, includes 2x USB-C to USB-C cable, Focus Gear Strip (If needed)
[ ]Dual Handle