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Zhiyun Smooth-Q 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone Like IPhone 7 Plus 6 Plus Samsung Galaxy S7 S6 S5 Wireless Control Vertical Shooting Panorama Mode (Black)
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- Zhiyun Smooth Q is designed with the 5th High-Precision Stablilizing Algorithm System. 30%-40% Faster Response Rate Compared with Smooth II, More Accurate and Quicker Response.
- The built-in 26650 Li-ion battery of Smooth-Q enables 12-hour continuous ultra-long work time. Meanwhile, it is rechargeable by connecting to mobile power supply.
- Smooth Q has Buttons to Photo/Record, Zoom In/Out and Get Rear Camera/Selfie Mode Transferred. Updated APP-ZY PLAY APP supports Auto-Tracking, Time-Lapse and Filter Options.
- Maximum payload is 220g, allowing add-on lens with focal length in various specifications.
- Splash and Snowy weather are acceptable. It can rotate freely even under extremely high temperature (up to 45℃）and low temperature (minus 15℃).
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Zhiyun Smooth-Q applies the 5th Generation Honeycomb core technology.
Compared with other gimbals of Smooth series, its motor performance and response rate is 40% and 30% improved respectively.
Maximum payload is 220g, allowing add-on lens with focal length in various specifications. Kinds of fill light and many other photography accessories.
50g Lighter Gimbal Body than DJI OSMO Mobile.
450g totally weight, with high molecular compound material, which is even lighter than a can of Coca Cola (330ML).
There is a 1/4 screw at the button, you can mount tripod on it.
Convenient power output for real-time mobile charging. The USB port at the bottom supports 5V/2000mA power output, you can charge your phone while shooting. More than that, plug-in soft lights and other extended accessories are available as well.
Splash and Snowy weather are acceptable. It can rotate freely even under extremely high temperature (up to 45℃）and low temperature (minus 15℃).
No need counterweight any more. Featuring advanced electronic tech allows one-step balancing by simply adjusting the knob on the rolling axis.
The built-in 26650 Li-ion battery of Smooth-Q enables 12-hour continuous ultra-long work time. Meanwhile, it is rechargeable by connecting to mobile power supply.
Smooth Q has Buttons to Photo/Record, Zoom In/Out and Get Rear Camera/Selfie Mode Transferred. Updated APP-ZY PLAY APP supports Auto-Tracking, Time-Lapse and Filter Options.
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1* Zhiyun Smooth-Q Mobile Gimbal
1* Micro USB Charging Cable
1* Carry Bag
1* English Manual
1* EACHSHOT Cleaning Cloth
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Now for the app, I don't see any problems with it, there is one slight bug I have found in the zoom function which is easy to work around.
I also use FilmicPro which works fine with this gimbal. The only function not supported is zoom, but you have that on screen anyway.
All in all great bit of kit for the price and worthy of the good reviews it gets on the Internet, especially at this price.
This is billed as a plastic Gimbal, but I have also seen it described as Polymer. Whatever you describe it as, the question of material design has to include weight. You are holding this thing out at arm's length for quite some time so weight has to play an important part in your decision, right? Do you want solid and metal = heavy. Or do you want solid and polymer = light weight? Also factor in the balance design of a sliding arm to eliminate the need for a counter weight and you have an even lighter design ethos. The addition of a metal weight to balance your phone means more overall weight to hold in your hand.
Zhiyun have added the ability to manually rotate your phone to portrait mode should you wish to record video or take photos in that way.
The battery life is exceptional, with a reported 9 to 12 hour life, depending on useage. This seems far and above the stock 4 to 5 hours battery life you get with other 3-Axis Gimbals. You can charge the batteries in the gimbal with a micro sd charger at the end of the day, or swap out the batteries if required. Zhiyun also provide the ability to charge your phone from the Gimbal.
Zhiyun have an app with multiple options for follow-me video and different photo/video/selfie modes. This is almost ready to be released for Android & Apple phones.
Perhaps Zhiyun can send me a Gimbal to test and I can give a proper review. You can get this with a carry bag and it comes in several different colours to suit most tastes. You can also use camera lenses to add versitility to your photos & video.
Looking forward to getting mine!
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I used the app and that was helpful since I was able to use the record button on the handle instead of touching the screen. The files were a little tricky to find at first and I'd thought I hadn't been recording, but they were there.
4 stars instead of 5 because many times when starting the unit it had a hard time finding the right position. I don't think this was user caused malfunction, but honestly, it could have been since I've never used one of these before. I also wish there was a way I could reverse the thumb controlled joystick. It's not intuitive for me as it is and the option to switch it would be nice. There might already be a way to do this but I couldn't find directions for it in the manual. A super minor thing but mine didn't come with a cleaning cloth as pictured.
Despite that, this little guy is well worth the money if you are looking to use your phone while walking around to catch smooth looking quality video. See the video attached to this review as an example of a simple walk around with the device. (We are in Hong Kong Disneyland in the video.)
You do have to get used to if you tilt it bringing it back up the same way or it'll jerk around to face forward as you tilt it back upright..... Not really the fault of the device but more the user....
Also I've read complaints about the app software.... I personally could care less.... I have a Samsung S8+ and using that camera is perfectly great. Sure you don't get to use the zoom button and you tap the record on screen.... Being gentle enough you can tap it without any jutter from the camera. One star off because I wish the motors were strong enough to account for wind at speed on say a scooter or motorcycle. Of course a big flat surface catches a lot of wind resistance, the motors can't compensate.... Small issue and something also not really their fault.
And in a perfect world this would be helmet mountable with an adapter for a gopro... but those are still $300+ ....
I'm house hunting currently and this is a fun companion to have to take perfect detailed videos of the places I look at. 100% love it.
The Good: Works great on the Galaxy S7 edge. Nice case. Product seems high quality although handle is made of plastic. Like the tripod mount on the bottom. Price is great.
Software support works for Windows and MACOSX and the mobile phone apps work also on Apple IOS and Android!
Tested gimbal with iphone 6+ WITH case and external lens and it had no issues with stabilization!
With the weight of the iphone, case and lens, I still did not need to add counter balance weight as it is now not needed.
Right out of the box it is very straight forward, not complicated at all and is very easy to use.
I am also able to charge my phone using the battery/USB port on the gimbal.
If needed, I am able to attached a battery bank to the gimbal to allow the gimbal to operate for an extended time while charging!
One thing I can definitely appreciate is that there is a ¼-20 thread at the bottom making this so easy to mount on a mini or normal sized tripod.
I move the gimbal from one tripod to the next or have one always attached allowing me to set it down while creating my youtube videos. I can also carry my gimbal on a rapid strap.
At this price point, it is hard to go wrong!!