Back in the Summer, Zhiyun Tech announced the Crane 2S gimbal, and now the much-awaited Zhiyun Crane 2S PRO package is also available.
Basically the same gimbal (the Crane 2S) the PRO package offers more accessories for gimbal operators such as an improved transmission system, a Dual Cam extension, and a focus/zoom motor.
Which Cameras Work with Zhiyun Crane 2S?
The Crane 2S is a handheld gimbal stabilizer with newly optimized motors suitable for camera payloads with BMPCC 6K, Panasonic S1H, or Sony a7s III and many other similar hybrid cameras. This is of course, not an extensive list, but more of a guide.
And although Zhiyun Tech has not yet released the official payload specs for the Crane 2S is very likely capable of max payload of 5-6lbs, which is more or less DJI RSC2 territory.
What’s included in the Zhiyun Crane 2S Pro package?
- Crane 2S handheld gimbal
- 1 x Crane 2S Sling Grip Handle
- 1 x DualCam Extension Module
- 1 x TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter 2.0
- 1 x TransMount Phone Holder with Crown Gear
- 1 x Focus/Zoom Control Motor 2.0
- Pre-order Crane 2S Pro package at B&H – $849
Better Wireless Image Transmission System
In addition, the Crane 2S gimbal is equipped with their 2nd gen TransMount Image transmitter, which is said to have significantly improved performance in terms of reliability compared to the previous generation.
Additionally, the Pro package comes with a Phone holder making it easy for operators to attach a smartphone for the wireless feed from the TransMount Image System.
A dedicated image transmission system for handheld gimbals has become a standard for “pro” versions – we see a similar pattern with the new and improved DJI RS2, which the Crane 2S is undoubtedly competing with.
DualCam Extension Handle – for a B-Cam
Event filmmakers and wedding videographers will find the new DualCam extension included in the Pro package useful, as it allows them to mount a B-CAM on top for a 2nd camera angle.
The CRANE 2S gimbal uses 3 x removable 18650 Li-ion batteries, which are rated to last 12-hours for a full production day and change.