Shootout between two of the best selling Phone and GoPro Gimbals on the market in 2017. Is it worth upgrading to the Zhiyun Smooth 3 over the Smooth Q for the added weight handling abilities? Let’s take a look at which is the best buy for you.
This hands on, side by side comparison video between these two top rated gimbals will help you decide which one to buy. He takes each phone gimbal out for a spin. Checking the stability of each and how well the footage from each come out.
Basic Specs for Zhiyun Smooth Q:
Zhiyun Smooth Q is built with the fifth High-Precision Stabilizing Algorithm System. 30%-40% Faster Response Rate Compared with Smooth II, More Accurate and Quicker Response.
The Q has a built-in 26650 Li-ion battery which enables 12-hours of continuous run time. Also, it is rechargeable by connecting to mobile power supply.
Smooth Q has Buttons to Photo/Record, Zoom In/Out and Get Rear Camera/Selfie Mode Transferred. Updated APP-ZY PLAY APP supports Auto-Tracking, Time-Lapse and Filter Options.
Max weigh rating of 220g, allowing add-on lens with focal length in various specifications.
Bad weather resistant from splash and snowy weather are acceptable. It can rotate freely even under extremely high temperature (up to 113f）and low temperature (minus 5f).
Basic Specs for the Zhiyun Smooth 3:
Gives extended 14-hour continuous work time;
Built in 5V/1000mA power output to mobile and other external devices;
Compatible with smartphones of sizes within 6.0“ (frame inclusive);
Supports max. weight limit of 260g (0.57lb) allowing multi-spec lens add-ons;
440g weight (excluding battery) and compact construction;
360° rotation along the Pan, 320°along the Tilt and Roll axes;
Two-way mobile clamp for easy bi-directional (vertical and horizontal) mounting switch;
Can be controlled via iOS/Android APP;
Auto object tracking and time-lapse capabilities with multi-style filter options;
ZW-BO2 Bluetooth remote control unit (optional, sold separately).
Smooth 3 comes standard with one 26650 rechargeable battery, supporting unprecedented ultra-long continuous run time up to 14 hours. Also, the 5V/1000mA Micro USB power port at the side of the handle allows convenient charging through direct power source with a USB port.
Deluxe 2-way Mobile Clamp
Elaborately engineered using top-grade aluminum material processed through high-precision CNC machining, all operations on Smooth 3 are guaranteed with great smoothness.
Find the Zhiyun Smooth Q Here and Smooth 3 Gimbal Here at a fair price.