There has been a big confusion about the real weight limit of the Zhiyun Smooth 4 Gimbal. Some have claimed the Smooth 4 can only hold 210g while others have reported that the Smooth 4 gimbal can hold up to 500 grams in weight.
Well after getting clarification from Zhiyun it is a mix of both. The standard operating weight limit is only 210g. This is down from the Smooth-Q’s 220g payload and way below the 260g of the Smooth 3 gimbal. But, there is a catch with the Smooth 4. When set to the PhoneGo mode it will allow for up to a 500g limit for a short period of time. This will allow the use of accessories like clip on lenses and give the gimbal a faster reaction time in rough situations. Think of the PhoneGo mode as a temporary turbo mode. More power for a short amount of time.
Quote from Zhiyun – “PhoneGo Mode for Instant Scene
Like a high-end sports car, Smooth 4 can enter PhoneGo mode and release the potential of motors in a flash. It can respond to every delicate movement without delay without the need to worry about losing any shots.What’s better is that amazing scene transition can be achieved in your footage without post-processing.”
Updated Zhiyun Smooth 4 Specs:
Operation Voltage Standard： 7.4 v
Output Voltage Standard： 5 v
Operation Temperature: Max： 45 °C, Standard： 25 °C, Min： -10 °C
Battery Runtime Standard： 12 h(Laboratory Data)
Charging Time Standard： 3 h
Tilt Mechanical Range：240 °
Roll Mechanical Range：240 °
Valid Payload：Max： 210g, Min： 75g
Also there are new Zhiyun ZY Play APP requirements:
These smartphones have been tested to be compatible with the Zhiyun ZY Play APP. If yours is NOT listed, please confirm before your purchase.
ZY Play Requires iOS 9.0 or Later Version.
iPhone SE、iPhone 6、iPhone 6 Plus、iPhone 6s、iPhone 6s Plus、iPhone 7、iPhone 7 Plus
ZY Play Requires Android 5.0 or Later Version.
Samsung Galaxy S8、Samsung NOTE7、Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge、Samsung Galaxy S7、Samsung Galaxy S6、Samsung Galaxy S5、Samsung Galaxy A5
HUAWEI Mate 9、HUAWEI Mate 8、HUAWEI Mate S、HUAWEI P10 Plus、HUAWEI P10、HUAWEI P9, OPPO R9 Plus, vivo X7, OnePlus 3T, Mi 5s, Mi 5, Mi 4, LG G5, Google Pixel, Smartisan U2 Pro
You can order the new Smooth 4 gimbal now here.