2023-05-24 09:00Press release

ZHIYUN CRANE-M 3S and WEEBILL 3S bring a new era of dynamic filming

New Zhiyun CRANE-M 3S gimbal

Transcontinenta UK Ltd, introduces, as Zhiyun's distributor in the UK and Ireland, the new Zhiyun CRANE-M 3S and WEEBILL 3S, two ultraportable gimbals.

They break new ground in the professional stabilizer market, bringing a new era of dynamic visual storytelling, unrestricted by equipment weight or crew size. Every new feature of both gimbals - portability, ease of use, creative control and performance - has been carefully curated with the intention of liberating the creative process by simplifying the technical aspects of filmmaking for content creators.

The WEEBILL 3S and the CRANE-M 3S with their innovative features, usher in a brand-new filmmaking era. Combining Zhiyun’s WEEBILL 3S with a Zhiyun MOLUS X100 LED or  CRANE-M 3S with the compact Zhiyun M40 LED, for instance, delivers powerful professional cinematic results, and ultimate mobility to film wherever your imagination takes you. Zhiyun is driven by the belief that filmmaking equipment can be lightweight, convenient, but also produce high quality cinematic results. “ According to Yilun Liao, CEO of Zhiyun.

The Zhiyun CRANE-M 3S. Portability and a wider range of camera compatibility

The Zhiyun CRANE-M 3S is the successor to the popular 2022 Red Dot Product Award-winning CRANE-M 3 and is the perfect vlogging, travel, live-streaming and interview companion. Weighing in at 705g, this compact, portable powerhouse has a higher load capacity than its predecessor. It can be used with popular full-frame cameras and lens combinations, as well as mobile phones, mirrorless and action cameras. It measures 284.2mm (W) x 74.5mm (D) x 163.5mm (H) and its monochrome look makes it stylish.

Once balanced, you can keep on shooting 

Users can capture stunning images effortlessly thanks to the Bluetooth Shutter function, which allows one-touch wireless control of zoom and recording - no more complicated cable connections. In addition, its customized two-in-one quick-release, with plates for each camera model, means that batteries on popular cameras can now be changed without disassembling or reassembling the camera. And once you've balanced the stabilizer, you never have to do it again. The Quick installation is combined with Power Delivery (PD) fast charging, which means a full charge takes just two hours and maximum battery life is up to 7.5 hours.

Ultimate control with built-in fill light and touchscreen

Day or night, Zhiyun's CRANE-M 3S has a tiny, yet powerful, built-in bi-colour fill light no bigger than a fingernail. Powered by Zhiyun's Lumen Amplifier technology, the modular light offers stepless temperature adjustment and emits up to 1,000 lux brightness with a colour temperature range of 2,700K-5,500K. Once you have the footage, the intuitive 1.22" touchscreen features an all-new interactive user interface that allows you to easily adjust and fine-tune the important settings.

ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3S: Seamless professional filmmaking

Zhiyun designed the WEEBILL 3S with seamless filmmaking in mind. It weighs 1,054.8g and measures 305mm (W) x 210mm (D) x 72.5mm (H). With its powerful performance and compatibility with most DSLR, mirrorless cameras, and mainstream lenses on the market, it has never been easier to unlock the full potential of your favourite camera. A tenth generation of algorithms offers customizable tracking and smooth curves based on common shooting scenarios and operating habits, providing a seamless shooting experience every step of the way with unbeatable stability and silky-smooth camera movements.

Revolutionary portrait switch

An innovative system integrates the local structure into the portrait/landscape modes of the Zhiyun WEEBILL 3S, allowing filmmakers to switch between the two modes on the quick-release module, saving time and eliminating the need to re-balance the gimbal.

Essential features for extended shooting

  • Improved Sling Structure Grip for Ultimate Comfort:
    Soft hand grip crafted from skin-friendly materials, precise fine-tuning of wrist angle with a knob for accurate adaptation to gimbal operating and camera movement habits. One or two-handed operation or two-handed grip mode. Left and right tilt adjustments for low-angle and sling mode shooting.
  • Extended Battery Life:
    Up to 11.5 hours of uninterrupted operation in static environments. Two-hour PD fast-charging for full battery charge. 
  • 1,000 Lux Fill Light:
    Lumen Amplifier technology provides a powerful 1000 Lux fill light, and Dual Colour Temperature: 2,600k-5,500K CRI90+ for enhanced light and shadow texture.
  • Seamless Filmmaking Control:
    Bluetooth shutter control on the WEEBILL 3S with mainstream camera models. Start/stop recording or trigger photo-taking functions with ease. 
  • Convenient Display Screen:
    0.96-inch display screen for easy adjustments on the go with shortcuts for motion lapse, V mode, and more. 
  • Control Wheel
    For easy adjusting parameters, focus motor, and gimbal axes.

The Zhiyun WEEBILL 3S is compatible with ZHIYUN TRANSMOUNT accessories and the ZY Play App, including: TransMount Follow Focus/Zoom Units; TransMount Image Transmission System; TransMount Transmitter/Receiver; MasterEye Visual Controller VC100 and the ZY Play App features.

Prices and availability 

The new Zhiyun CRANE - M 3S and Zhiyun WEEBILL 3S will be available at Zhiyun dealers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The recommended retail prices of the various sets are as follows:

  • Zhiyun WEEBILL 3S £319.99 / €344.99 including VAT
  • Zhiyun WEEBILL 3S Combo £439.99 / €476.99 including VAT
  • Zhiyun CRANE-M 3S £299.99 / €324.99 including VAT
  • Zhiyun CRANE-M 3S Combo £359.99 / €384.99 including VAT

Topics: Video

About Transcontinenta UK Ltd.

Transcontinenta UK Ltd. is a value added distributor for the United Kingdom, Ireland and as a branch office, part of the Transcontinenta Group with its headquarters in The Netherlands. The Transcontinenta Group has offices in The Netherlands, Germany, and the UK. From there we distribute well-known and leading brands in the field of photography, video, sport optics and mobile connectivity. The wide range of brands and products we represent enables us to position them in a wide range of markets. From the novice amateur, professional photo studio to museums and government.


Chris Watts
Chris Watts