Zhiyun Crane M3 Pro 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer


Portable yet professional with compatibility – That's what describes CRANE-M3 the best. Compact body design and optimized axis arm structure deliver a better gripping and user experience. With the brand new dual color temperature lighting and professional audio solution, CRANE-M3 offers an outstanding filming experience without extra equipment.

Tiny Body, Mighty Power
Compatible with multiple devices
Compact structure for mounting with multiple devices. Reversed-loaded motors and optimized axis arm structure provide a gimbal that is as tiny as a bottle of water with more room to carry a device. Upgraded motors with stronger 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.

All-New Sleek Design
Industrial Design by ZHIYUN
New color design of black, white and red, combined with multiple composite materials for elegant appearance and excellent gripping experience. Innovative built-in fill light in a professional camera gimbal by ZHIYUN to catch the spotlight even in the dark.

Quick Release 4.0
Safety Lock+Dedicated Quick Release+No Rebalances

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.

Dedicated tiny quick release plate for all mainstream cameras. Cutout battery cover and customized design make camera battery changing easier without camera disassembly. 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.

Built-in Dual Color Temperature Fill Light
Supports adjustment on brightness and color temperature level
Pioneering built-in LED fill light for reducing image noise and avoiding improper lighting situation. Control wheel supports adjustment on color temperature level and brightness. Supports coloring with light filters. Adopts high-level cooling technology to quickly dissipate the heat while providing great brightness.
Peak Power: 6W | Color Temperature Level: 3000-5400K | Brightness: Warm Light 650-750 | White Light 850-950, CRI 90+

Multi-functional Expansion Base
Professional Audio Solution+Camera Control

Professional Audio Solution
The option for interviews. 6.5mm audio port supports connection with devices such as wired professional microphones for clear audio performance with cardioid/hypercardioid pattern.

Wired/Wireless Camera Control
Built-in receiver at the base can be paired with the transmitter module for wireless control of mainstream cameras via Bluetooth. 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.

1.22” Touch Screen for Single-handed Operation
All-new 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. Supports Chinese/English menu.

Ergonomic Control Panel
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.

Gimbal Modes Unlimited
Vortex Mode, Portrait Mode, Go Mode, Panorama, Timelapse

Quality Camera Bag
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.

Charging and Runtime
Type-C charging port supports PD Fast Charge protocol. Charging time can be minimized to 2 hrs. Runtime up to 8hrs. Can be charged with a power bank while operating at the same time.
*Supports PD Fast Charge protocol. Supports a maximum of 12W wired fast charge. The data is gathered from internal experiments of ZHIYUN laboratories. Under different scenarios, data is different to some extent.

In the Box
(1) Crane M3
(1) Standard Tripod (WEEBILL 2)
(4) Fill Light Filters
(1) EPP Carrying Case
(1) TypeC to Multi Sony Shutter Release
(1) TypeC to Micro Camera Charging Cable
(1) TypeC to TypeC Camera Charging Cable
(1) Phone Clamp
(1) Backpack
(1) Expansion Base
(1) Microphone
(1) Microphone Audio Cable 2.5mm to 2.5mm
(1) Microphone Audio Cable 2.5mm to 2.5mm


  • Ultra-Portable Design, White Color
  • For Compact/Action Cameras & Smartphones
  • One-Button Quick Release Camera System
  • 360° Pan, 309° Tilt & 333° Roll Rotation
Number of Axes 3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation Range Yaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): 309°
Roll: 333°
Camera Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20 Male
Ports 1 x USB Type-C (Power) Input
1 x USB Type-C (Power / Control) Output
Wireless Frequency 2.4 GHz
Wireless Protocol Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (Unspecified Type)
Battery Type 1 x Built-In
Capacity (mAh) 1150 mAh
Battery Runtime 8 Hours
Operating Voltage 9.6 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current 180 to 4700 mA
Operating Temperature 14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
Mounting 1 x 1/4"-20 Female