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Zhiyun Crane 4 stabilised gimbal

Zhiyun Crane 4 stabilised gimbal

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The next generation Zhiyun Crane 4 professional gimbal stabiliser is engineered with a longer arm length, more powerful motors and extended QR plate to seamlessly support full-frame DSLR and compact cinema cameras.

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  • Extremely portable and fully featured handheld gimbal stabiliser which supports professional video equipment
  • Provides effortless switching between landscape and portrait shooting modes to cater for various video format requirements
  • Supports fast PD charging with a long 12 hour runtime from a single charge for all-day filming without interruption
  • Includes a colour touchscreen, customisable buttons and control for compatible mainstream cameras
  • Packed with practical features such as a built-in 10W fill light and intelligent balance indicator
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Zhiyun Crane 4 Professional Gimbal Stabiliser Summary

Zhiyun has updated the design of their popular handheld gimbal stabiliser in order to better meet the needs of professional cinematographers and solo content creators. The next generation Zhiyun Crane 4 professional stabiliser supports full-size mirrorless, DSLR cameras and compact cinema cameras with a lightweight design and powerful features.

It has been engineered with a longer arm length, more powerful motors and extended QR plate for exceptional stability and a high payload capacity, allowing creators to capture cinematic shots more easily. The lightweight design provides superb handling without sacrificing handheld portability which many filmmakers rely on.

An intelligent balance indicator ensures you know when to rebalance the gimbal, and Zhiyun’s innovative quick release module enables effortless switching between native landscape and portrait shooting modes.

Other features have been added to the Crane gimbal series, which have become essential tools such as a built-in 10W fill light, Bluetooth shutter control with mainstream cameras and a 1.22-inch colour touchscreen for gimbal control.

For even greater balance and control an adjustable sling grip and integrated wrist rest is available as part of the Zhiyun Crane 4 Combo, which gives you more precise control over movement.

Key Zhiyun Crane 4 Features

  • 1.22 inch colour touchscreen control
  • Up to 12h runtime on a full charge
  • Built-in 10W fill light
  • Easy to switch between landscape and portrait mode
  • Supports Bluetooth 5.0 for shutter control
  • Customisable trigger button and front dial
  • Pair with TransMount Image Transmission system for remote monitoring
  • PD fast charging in just 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Intelligent balance indicator

Read our Zhiyun Crane 4 review

Learn more about the impressive features which can help elevate your photography in our latest review. Read our Review

Zhiyun Crane 4 Professional Gimbal Stabiliser in More Detail

Lightweight ergonomic design

Stabilising your movies no longer needs to be cumbersome thanks Crane 4 having been crafted by Zhiyun with ergonomic precision and a lightweight design, which delivers superb handling. However, its portability doesn't mean you have to compromise on payload. The longer arm length, stronger motors and extended quick release plate the Zhiyun Crane 4 is able to securely support professional equipment including full-frame DSLR and compact cinema cameras.

What’s more, unique balance indicator lights added to each motor provide a timely reminder for precise balance calibration, in order to ensure continual load balancing and smooth operation. The stabiliser comes with a magnetic tightening wrench ensuring you have the tools you need for every shooting situation, as well as a silicone protective sleeve, reducing wear and tear of axis arms while carrying the gimbal.

Effortless switching from horizontal to vertical

To cater for modern content requirements and various platforms Crane 4 features an innovative quick-release module that integrates horizontal and vertical lock, enabling effortless switching between native landscape and portrait shooting modes.

*Cameras with certain lenses may not be balanced if switched to Portrait mode. Please check the compatibility list for details.


Built-in 10W fill light

A professional quality 10W LED fill light adds to the Crane 4’s feature list, while enhancing the lightweight portable shooting experience by reducing the need for additional lighting. The light offers:

  • Max Illuminance: 3200 Lux
  • CRI: 95+
  • CCT: 2700K-5500K

*The max illuminance is gathered at 5500K, 0.3m and with 100% brightness and data is based on tests in the standard environment at the ZHIYUN lab.


Bluetooth camera control

Crane 4's integrated Bluetooth shutter control provides additional convenience, and is compatible with mainstream cameras. With this feature, you can effortlessly start/stop recording or trigger photo capture by using the recording button. This provides a more seamless shooting experience, allowing you to focus on capturing perfect moments without interruptions.

*For camera models and protocols compatible with the Bluetooth shutter control, please check the official compatibility list.

Colour touchscreen control

Crane 4's integrated 1.22-inch colour touchscreen display supports multiple adjustments, giving you easy access to various gimbal settings and features. With built-in motion timelapse and other features, you can explore creativity right from your fingertips.

Powerful customisation

In order to support professional workflow’s the Zhiyun Crane 4 comes equipped with a customisable trigger button and front dial. These provide adjustment of parameters such as ISO, shutter and aperture, as well as focus motor and gimbal mode control, making the creative process more convenient and intuitive.


Supports collabs and sets

With the optional TransMount Image Transmission system you can achieve remote monitoring and collaborative creation. Along with follow-focus motors, you're empowered to break free from limitations of professional filmmaking, unleashing the full potential to capture cinematic scenes.

*For detailed instructions on TransMount follow focus, please refer to the product manual or official dedicated page.

*TransMount Image Transmission accessories and follow focus motor need to be purchased separately.

Dual Follow Focus ready

You can unlock the full potential of precise focusing with Crane 4's built-in dual follow focus port. By pairing this feature with external dual servo focus controllers, you can achieve a truly accurate and smooth focusing experience. Furthermore, when combined with the TransMount Image Transmission system, you gain the ability to focus and zoom while live monitoring the shots. This seamless integration allows for excellent focusing performance, even during dynamic camera movements.

*For compatibility details regarding follow focus operations, please refer to the compatibility list.

*When installing dual follow focus controllers, choose the type of controller through the menu. Follow focus controllers and TransMount Image Transmission accessories need to be purchased separately.


Up to 12 hours runtime

Four 18650 batteries back up a whole-day of shooting and PD fast charging gets the gimbal fully charged in just 1 hour and 50 minutes and you can harness uninterrupted inspiration as you charge and shoot simultaneously, enjoying a seamless and stable creative journey.

Zhiyun Crane 4 camera compatibility

Crane 4 is compatible with a huge variety of cameras. Download the Crane 4 camera compatibility list for full details.

What’s in the box

  • Zhiyun Crane 4
  • Tripod (WB2)
  • Storage Bag
  • Camera Backing Base (WB3)
  • Lens Support (CRANE 2S)
  • Dual-layer Quick Release Plate
  • Reflector
  • 3/8 Screw
  • 1/4 Screw x3
  • M4 Wrench
  • Sony Control Cable-Type-C to Multi USB LN-UCUS-A03-300MM
  • Canon Camera Control Cable LN-MBUC-A02
  • Canon Camera Control Cable LN-NBUC-A01
  • Panasonic Camera Control Cable LN-UCUC-A02
  • USB Type-C Cable
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Our Verdict

The Zhiyun Crane 4 sets a new standard as a gimbal stabiliser for both professional filmmakers and solo creators, revolutionising the way you capture cinematic footage. Its cutting-edge features cater to a wide range of shooting scenarios, ensuring smooth and stable shots through a lightweight design with high weigh payload.

The 1.22-inch colour touchscreen control offers intuitive navigation, allowing for quick adjustments and easy access to various shooting modes, and with an impressive runtime of up to 12 hours on a full charge, you can shoot with the stabiliser for extended periods without worrying about battery life

Transitioning between landscape and portrait mode is effortless, enhancing your creative versatility when capturing footage for different platforms. The Crane 4 also supports Bluetooth 5.0 for seamless shutter control, allowing you to start/stop recording and trigger photo-taking functions with ease.

Advanced features cater for professional workflows too, and you can enhance your shooting experience with a customisable trigger button and front dial. Furthermore, the Zhiyun Crane 4's compatibility with the TransMount Image Transmission system lets you focus and zoom while monitoring your shots in real-time for collaboration and larger sets.

The addition of PD fast charging, completing a full charge in just 1 hour and 50 minutes, ensures your workflow remains uninterrupted and Zhiyun has added an intelligent balance indicator to remind you when setup is required.

The Zhiyun Crane 4 offers a comprehensive suite of features to help elevate your filmmaking capabilities, making it an indispensable tool for professionals and solo creators. If you’re considering upgrading from a previous generation stabiliser why not grab a free quote by using our seamless camera gear trade-in service.

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Condition guide

Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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