ZHIYUN CRANE 4: An accessible gimbal for DSLR and Cinema Cameras

Go Beyond Boundaries With This Lighter, More Capable Premium Gimbal That Empowers Creative Freedom in Filmmaking


ZHIYUN has become the major force in the camera stabilizer market, pioneering new technology and making its products easier to use than most of its rivals. The newly released CRANE 4 is intended for professional DSLR and Cinema Cameras, and it features a new wrist rest and handle for improved grip, balance indicator lights for a timely reminder, and a magnetic wrench and reflector for added convenience.

Thanks to the innovative quick-release module that integrates horizontal and vertical lock structures, enables effortless switching between native landscape and portrait shooting modes. ZHIYUN CRANE 4 is powered by four 18650 batteries, allowing an all-day-long shooting experience. The PD fast charge supports charging while using.

The CRANE 4 gimbal features pan, tilt, roll control, and 360-degree panning to create 360-degree motion shots.

ZHIYUN CRANE 4 key features
The six key features give a more cinematic feel to your movies than smooth, steady shots and excellent user experience in any shooting conditions.
1. Less Weight, More Ergonomic

Crafted with precision, the CRANE 4 is built with a lighter design than previous generations, enabling camera operators to work longer one- or two-handed without fatigue. The CRANE 4 provides a novel, adjustable sling grip that, when combined with the ergonomic wrist rest, supports fine-tuned angle adjustment to enable precise movement control. The versatile sling grip can be adjusted to match the gimbal’s central axis, allowing easy switching between sling style and two-handed modes, depending on the operator’s preference. Using the quick-release module, effortlessly switch between landscape or portrait modes as the shoot requires.

2. Next-Generation Precision & Performance

The CRANE 4 takes payload capacity to the next level, enabling it to lift and move heavier full-frame DSLR and compact cinema cameras, such as Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, ZCAM, and SIGMA FP series, more accurately. Its longer arm length and more robust motors ensure effortless precision and incredible portability.

3. Easy To See Color Touchscreen

The integrated 1.22-inch color touchscreen lets the operator see and adjust the CRANE 4’s functions, such as balance, operating mode, and real-time status information.

4. PD Fast Charging Keeps the Day Going

Four high-capacity 18650 batteries provide up to 12 hours of runtime and can be fully recharged in under two hours via USB PD fast charging, enabling operators to use their preferred multi-device PD charger.

5. Built-in 10W Fill Light

New for the CRANE series, the CRANE 4 includes a built-in 10W fill light with max illuminance of 3200 lux, CRI 95+, and CCT between 2700K-5500K. The extra level of integration and portability adds convenience to shoots where kit weight and crew sizes are a premium.

6. Comprehensive Creative Ecosystem

The CRANE 4 can be paired with a rich selection of professional accessories, such as remote monitoring, follow-focus motors, and ZHIYUN’s TransMount Image Transmission system, creating a comprehensive creative ecosystem for professional filmmaking.

Crane 4 camera compatibility list

Brand Models
Sony A1; A9; A9II; A9M2; A7M2; A7R2; A7S2; A7M3; A7M4; A7R3; A7S3; A7R4; A7R5; A7C; FX6; ILME-FX3
Nikon D850; D780; D810; D750; D610; D7500; D6; Z9; Z8; Z50; Z5; Z6; Z6II; Z7; Z7II
Canon 1DX MARK III; IDX MARK II; 5DS; 5DS R; 5D MARK III; 5D MARK IV; 6D MARK II; 6D; 90D; 80D; 850D; 800D; 200D II; EOS R; R5; R6; R5C; R7; R8; R50; R10; RP; C70
Panasonic G9; GH5S; GH5; GH6; DC-BGH1; S5; S1; S1H
FUJIFILM X-H1; X-T3; X-T4; X-T5; X-H2S
ZCAM E2C; E2; E2 F6
Other models SIGMA FP and BMPCC 4K; 6K; 6K PRO
Pricing, availability, and options

The newly released CRANE 4 and CRANE 4 Combo are available from the ZHIYUN and Amazon Stores with a starting price of $699.


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