Zhiyun, a manufacturer of gimbal stabilizer for cameras and smartphones, has now launched a new Zhiyun Smooth-X smartphone gimbal. It is a compact, foldable gimbal that weighs only 246 g and easily fits in your bag – or even in your pocket. With the new dedicated ZY Cami app, Smooth X offers new opportunities to capture and create stories.
The Smooth-X is a new foldable smartphone gimbal with a pleasing design and simple operation. By turning the vertical arm, you can turn the gimbal into a palm-sized, elegant gadget that is small enough to fit in a backpack or even a pocket. Thanks to the special design, the axis never blocks the view, even with ultra-wide angle shots.
The Smooth-X has an integrated aluminum telescopic selfie stick extension that can be extended up to 260 mm. This gives interesting perspectives and group photos in which more people can be seen. In addition, the operation of the Smooth-X is very easy and is carried out via a handy control panel with which photos or videos can be taken and the zoom can be adjusted.
With the multi-functional M button, exciting moments can be captured in versatile modes in landscape and portrait format. Smooth-X is very easy to get started and enables direct control of smartphones with a Bluetooth connection. The four-hour battery life and direct charging with a power supply ensure that there is always enough power available.
The newly added intelligent gesture control makes this new iPhone gimbal a practical companion for individual trips or group shots. With a V gesture or by waving, a photo or video is started without timer settings. Slow-motion shots, immersive timelapse and panoramas are also possible.
Zhiyun’s ZY Cami is a special app for the Smooth-X gimbal stabilizer. It offers a system that is intelligent, friendly, and simple, but also offers advanced professional functions. In order to be able to edit the recordings immediately, there is the Smart Filmmaking mode with a range of preset story templates, in which adapted music, camera movements, and special effects are integrated. This means that a video can be completed in a few minutes.
For even more control, professional editing software is now available in ZY Cami. There is a wide variety of editing and utilities, as well as music, stickers, subtitles, transitions, beauty mode, and more.
When comparing this new Smooth X to DJI Osmo Mobile 3, it is still slightly bulky, it won’t help you if you’re trying to take a group selfie with your phone, as they don’t work well on selfie sticks.
Price and availability
Zhiyun Smooth-X Smartphone Gimbal can be pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com and Amazon.com online shops at a retail price of $59 and $69 for the Combo Kit, includes the gimbal, a mini tripod, charging cable, and carry bag. It comes in White and Gray colors.
Back in March, Zhiyun-Tech has introduced Crane 3S series Handheld gimbal camera stabilizer, and its pricing starts from $649.