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Zhiyun WEEBILL-2 gimbal is here with a rotating touchscreen

You can even use the flip screen for real-time monitoring

zhiyun weebill-2 gimbal pro kit
Images by Zhiyun Tech

Zhiyun Tech launches WEEBILL-2, their newest compact gimbal for mirrorless cameras, now with a rotating touchscreen and a new sensor.

Many of you are familiar with the WEEBILL-S compact gimbal, and its successor brings a few much-awaited improvements and also some exciting innovations.

At first glance, the most apparent new feature is the new 2.88-inch flip-out, rotating touchscreen, which not only provides an intuitive way to change settings, but can also let you monitor what you are filming when combined with their Image Transmission System. 

Built-in 2.88-inch Rotating Touchscreen

  • Adjust camera parameters and monitoring
  • Camera Live view when paired with the TransMount Image Transmitter (Pro kit)
  • Swivels and slides under roll motor when not in use
  • Timelapse and motion lapse supported without using the app
  • 2.88-inch colour touchscreen display

This can certainly help in situations, where users want to keep the gimbal setup as light as possible. And not having to mount a separate external monitor, can certainly lessen that burden. 

In addition, the new gimbal features a lightweight, but sturdy frame and improved smoother design of the motors’ locking mechanism. Moreover, the new model has grown slightly in size and weight to about 1.4kgs (compared to just about over 1 kg for the Weebill-S), however it does still retain a relatively compact size for its class. 


Also, the Weebill-2 supports camera/lens combos up to 7.3lbs, which should be plenty for most creatives. 

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Furthermore, the new gimbal also introduces a new MasterEye Visual Controller, which combines a wireless video receiver, a monitor, and a motion controller into a single device. 

In addition, the flip-out LCD provides access to intelligent features including one­-touch Smart Follow, Timelapse and Gesture Control via the WEEBILL 2 touchscreen the need to use the ZY PLAY app.

Made for Mirrorless Cameras

And just like its predecessor, naturally the WEEBILL 2 has been designed for popular mirrorless camera/lens combos such as Sony’s A7III + FE 24­-70mm f2.8 and Lumix S5 + 24-105mm f4, Canon EOS R6 + RF 15-35mm f2.8 among many others. You can see a link to the full list of compatible and tested cameras towards the end of this post. 

New INFINEON Sensor for Better Stability

The latest Weebill-2 gimbal utilizes the new INFINEON chip, which is said to be faster and better at compensating for micro-jitters, improving the overall stability of the motors. 

 

Focus Control Wheel and Creative Modes

In addition, the new Zhiyun Weebill 2 stabilizer also features a Focus Wheel on the side of the gimbal body. This functionality gives users quick access to make adjustments to roll axis, change the aperture, ISO, zoom, and more at their fingertips. 

Needless to say, the Weebill-2 support various creative modes such as:

  • Full-range POV mode
  • Vortex mode
  • Pan follow mode
  • Lock mode, Go mode 
  • Timelapse,
  • Panorama,
  • Single Press Vertical Mode and more

Zhiyun Weebill-2 vs. Weebill-S Gimbal Differences:

  • Weebill-2 is heavier – 1470g vs 1015g for W-S
  • New sensor and algorithm for smoother operation
  • Upgraded motor torque
  • Built-in, rechargeable 18650 battery in the handle (similar to DJI Ronin RS/SC)
  • Supports PD fast charge:
    • 1.6hrs to 100% charge on 24W PD Fast charge
  • 9 hour battery life (compared to 12 hours on S model)
  • 2.8-inch Rotatable Touchscreen LCD
  • Smooth, seamless locks – instead of the two-way lock on previous model

Check out this Comparison Chart below to see the differences between Weebill-S and the new Weebill-2 model:

Zhiyun Weebill-S vs Weebill 2 Comparison

Zhiyun Mastereye Visual Controller VC100

A major new accessory for the new model is the MasterEye Visual Controller VC100, available as part of the WEEBILL Pro+ Kit. This unique device eliminates the need for a separate monitor, and also combined a wireless image receiver and motion controller into one. 

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Furthermore, when used with the TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter AI, the unit can transmit a video signal up to 1080p60 resolution to up to 150 meters, with a minimal signal lag of 60ms. At the moment, Zhiyun says this controller is dedicated to the Weebill-2, so it is not yet clear whether it will be compatible with other gimbals in their portfolio. 

weebill 2 mastereye controller
Zhiyun Mastereye Controller VC100

Compatible Cameras 

The new Weebill-2 gimbal from Zhiyun support popular camera models from Sony, Canon, Fuji, Panasonic and others such as the Sony a7sIII, Panasonic GH5s, Canon EOS R6 and many others. 

See a full list of compatible cameras and supported operations here.

Zhiyun Weebill-2 Price and Packages/Configurations

Last, but not least, Zhiyun will be offering the Weebill-2 gimbal in a few configurations depending on your needs. These include a Standard, Combo, Pro kit, and Pro+ kit. 

The Standard kit includes just the gimbal and the following basic accessories (note: this package does not include a fabric case):

  • Quick Release Plate
  • Mini Tripod
  • Backing Base
  • Lens Support
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Canon Camera Control Cable 1
  • Canon Camera Control Cable 2
  • Panasonic Camera Control Cable
  • Sony Camera Control Cable
  • 3 x 1/4″-20 Screw

The Weebill-2 Special Edition Kit comes with 2 x Mini Tripods and a Fabric Case. 

Webill-2 Combo Kit includes:

  • Sling Grip Handle
  • TransMount WEEBILL Fabric Carry Case
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Mini Tripod
  • Backing Base
  • Lens Support
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Canon Camera Control Cable 1
  • Canon Camera Control Cable 2
  • Panasonic Camera Control Cable
  • Sony Camera Control Cable
  • 3 x 1/4″-20 Screw

Zhiyun Weebill-2 Pro Kit – What’s included in the box: 

  • Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL-2 Pro Kit with Transmitter, Servo, Sling Grip & Fabric Case
  • TransMount Image Transmitter AI
  • TransMount Focus/Zoom Control Motor 2.0
  • Sling Grip Handle
  • TransMount WEEBILL Fabric Carry Case
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Mini Tripod
  • Backing Base
  • Lens Support
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • 2 x Canon camera control cables
  • Panasonic and Sony Camera Control Cable
  • 3 x 1/4″-20 Screw

Pre-order links below:

Pricing for the Weebill-2 starts at $549 and you can pre-order the various Weebill-2 packages from authorized dealers such a B&H Photo/Video. 

To learn more and dive deeper into the new gimbal’s tech specs head over to Zhiyun-Tech’s website here.

via Zhiyun-Tech


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