Crane M3

Portable yet professional with compatibility - That's what describes Crane M3 the best.


Title: Pro Kit

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• New bluetooth shutter control
• Upgraded two in one quick-release system
• Powerful 7.5 hours of battery life
• Tiny yet powerful built-in fill light
• 1.22” Touchscreen offers easy adjustment of functions

    Tiny Body, Mighty Power

    Get rid of the hefty body, ZHIYUN Crane M3 is as tiny as a bottle of water. But the upgraded motors with strong torque guarantee stable movements and filming with cameras in different sizes.

    *Compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras and full-frame mirrorless cameras with certain lenses. Accessory mount is required for smartphones and action cameras

    Light the Dark and Sharpen the Image

    Pioneering built-in LED fill light with Lumen Amplifier technology for reducing image noise. Shooting in dark or dim light is favored by the adjustable color temperature and brightness, which sharpens the image.

    Peak Power: 6W

    Color Temperature Level: 2600-5400K

    Brightness: Warm Light 650-750, White Light 850-950

    CRI 90+

    Quick Release 4.0 - Easier Balancing, Assembly and Disassembly

    Upgraded quick release system with general quick release plate for easier balancing, assembly and disassembly. Locks with transverse palm-rejection design to protect cameras while ensuring efficiency.
    Inventive locks and latches for storage. Gimbal can be adjusted to half-storage/full-storage mode. No axis arm adjustments needed when switching to half-storage mode with a mounted camera, and no rebalances needed when expanded. Sharper and tinier in size in full-storage mode.

    All-New Sleek Design with excellent gripping experience

    An industry-first appearance design. Crane M3 ushers in appearance with fashionable white color. It definitely agrees more with your cute, compact camera. An ergonomic grip handle and comfortable material also better fits your palm.

    A Real All-arounder

    Expansion base with microphone connection port, 6.55 mm audio port and 1/4 expansion port unlock more using scenes. Vlogging, taking commercials, interviewing, recording while travel, Crane M3 covers all your needs.

    Touch Screen Does More Than You Think

    All-new full-color touch screen with advanced UI design and intuitive interface. The gimbal is tiny and portable like a smartphone that you can operate with just one hand at ease.

    Take A Shortcut with Adjustment Wheel & Joystick

    Find the buttons, wheels and the newly added round joystick at your comfort reach with the ergonomic control panel. Support adjustment on aperture, shutter, ISO and roll axis.

    Charge Fast, and Faster

    PD Fast Charge, Type-C charging port and 1150mAh battery capacity allow you to enjoy the following: Charge only 2 hours but work for 8 hours, using the gimbal while charging via power bank.

    Wired/Wireless Camera Control

    Wireless Control: Built-in receiver at the base can be paired with the transmitter module for wireless control of mainstream cameras via Bluetooth.
    Cable Control: Compatible with the camera shutter protocol, supports photo-taking, video filming, focus, digital/optical zoom within the permission of shutter protocol.
    *Check compatibility list for compatible models and functions.

    Stylish Backpack Ready for Every Travel

    Backpack dedicated to Crane M3 made by ZHIYUN. Different layers for storing the camera, lens and other accessories. Stylish and exquisite surface with advanced technology and procedure to resist spills.


    Tilt Mechanical Range
    Roll Mechanical Range
    Pan Mechanical Range
    Operation Voltage
    Max: 11.1v / Min: 9.8v
    Operation Current
    Max: 4700mA / Min: 130mA
    5V, 1A
    Battery Runtime
    Max: 8h (lab data)
    Charging Time
    2h (lab data)
    Size & Weight
    Product Size (W*D*H)
    Net Weight

    What's in the Box

    Crane M3 Stabilizer


    Mini Tripod


    USB Cables


    Fill Light Filters


    EPP Storage Case


    Camera Compatibility List

    FX3, A7R4, A7R3, A7R2, A7M3, A7M2, A7S2, A7S3, A7C, A6600, A6500, A6400, A6300, A6100, ZV-1, ZV-E10' RX100M7, RX100M6, RX100M5A, RX100M5, HX90
    Z5, Z6, Z6II, Z7, Z7II, Z30, Z50, ZFC
    M50, M50 MARK II, M6 MARK II, R, R10, RP, 200D II, G7 X MARK III,
    GH5, GH5S, DC-G100, ZS110, LX10, LX100M2
    X-T3, X-T4, X-A7, X-T2, X-S10, X-T30, X-T20

    Which is the Best for You?

    Crane M2
    Crane M2S
    Crane M3
    Quick Charge
    9V-12W (PD)
    12W Fast Charge (PD)
    Release Structure
    Quick Release
    Quick Release 4.0+ Universal Quick Release Plate
    Quick Release 4.0+ Universal Quick Release Plate
    Touch Screen
    0.66-inch Non-touch Single-color screen
    0.66-inch Non-touch Single-color screen
    1.22-inch Touch colored screen
    Fill Light
    Built-in Color Temperature (5500k) Fill Light
    Built-in Dual Color Temperature Fill Light
    Audio Solution
    Expansion Base+6.5mm Microphone
    Video& Photo taking
    Image Transmission
    Remote Control
    ZY Play
    ZY Play
    ZY Play
    Axis Operation Range
    Tilt: 310° /Roll: 324°/Pan: 360°
    Tilt: 320° /Roll: 320°/Pan: 360°
    Tilt: 309° /Roll: 333°/Pan: 360°


    Crane M3 cannot connect with camera or control it?

    1. Please confirm your camera whether in our official camera compatiblity list.
    2. Please confirm whether you use wrong connection cable.
    3. Please check the notes of camera connection.
    *For details of supported camera models for Crane M3, please visit the official website of ZHIYUN ( and check the "CRANE-M3 Camera Compatibility List" and "CRANE-M3 Camera Control List"

    Can I use my smartphone on Crane M3?

    Crane M3 can only carry smartphones, but fails to achieve photo or video taking via buttons on Crane M3.

    Am I using a SONY camera on the compatible list, but can't control taking photos and videos?

    1. Please make sure use the right connection cable to the gimbal.
    2. Please select "PC Remote" for your camera's "USB Connection"
    3. For Sony cameras, after connecting gimbal and camera with control cable, power on the gimbal and then the camera. Make sure the camera is fully charged.
    *For Crane M3, there is a Bluetooth Control Unit, which can achieve more functions, such as ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture.