2021-11-08 12:00Press release

A new versatile gimbal in a compact design from Zhiyun  

With its new innovative design and features, Zhiyun with its new Crane M3 once again shows why it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of gimbals.


Whether you are shooting with a smartphone, action camera or a compact mirrorless - the new Crane M3 is the gimbal for you. Functions like improved grip, a new quick release, bigger screen and the possibility to connect a microphone to the gimbal are just a few of the new exciting features we´ll find on the new gimbal from Zhiyun.


On the back we find a new 1.22” OLED touch screen with a new easy-to-navigate and intuitive design. Through the screen you can control all the gimbal's important functions such as operating  mode, engine power etc.

With gimbal you can also change the camera's settings by connecting it either with a cord or via Bluetooth. Below the screen is a joystick that can either help you navigate the menus or smoothly control one of the gimbal's three axes.


At the top of the gimbal, we find three powerful engines that can handle up to 90% of all mirrorless cameras on the market.

The camera can easily be attached to the gimbal with a newly designed quick release plate that allows you to change battery on the camera without rebalancing. Another exciting feature is a new built-in 800-lumen LED on the top side of the gimbal, colour temperature levels can be set between 3000-5400K. The LED also has the ability connect magnetic light filters that comes in four different colors.


With the new Crane M3 comes the TransMount Expansion Base. A module (optional, included in Crane M3 pro package) that allows professional microphones to be directly connected to the gimbal instead of adding extra weight to the camera.


Battery life is 8 hours and charging time only 2 hours. The gimbal can easily be powered via a powerbank and supports fast 25W PD charging.


The M3 features innovative locks and latches for storage. Gimbal can be adjusted to half-storage/full-storage mode. No axis arm adjustments are required when switching to half-storage mode with a mounted camera, and no rebalances needed when expanded.


Shipping and pricing

The new gimbal will start ship in November

Recommended selling price is EUR 408,90;-


For further information, please contact lasse.ericsson@focusnordic.se


Key specifications

  • Compact
  • New white design
  • Can take up to 90 % of all mirrorless cameras
  • New designed quickrelease
  • Built in led








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Focus Nordic is the leading distributors of photo, video & optics in Europe with more than 60 brands such as Tamron, Samyang, Panasonic, Zhiyun, Nanlite, Polaroid, Zeiss, Kodak, Focus Sport Optics and Focus I Love My Photos represented in 28 markets in Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe. We have been dedicated to photo, video, and optics since the 1950s. We lead the industry forward and are dedicated to share knowledge and inspiration.


Kristin Ström
Chief Marketing Officer
Kristin Ström