The well-known Zhiyun-Tech manufacturer of gimbals for cameras and smartphones has introduced another model for smartphone filmmakers – the Zhiyun Smooth-XS. Suitable for a girl and a young generation group of vloggers and social media influencers. The new smartphone gimbal is available in fresh, fashionable colors instead of black. At the start, it comes in a white and gray version.
The Smooth-XS is a sophisticated smartphone gimbal that is also affordable. The new gimbal is an alternative to the previous Smooth X and impresses with its elegant design and the option of folding it to the size of a palm. In addition to the new, smooth-running mechanism for folding it up and out, the gimbal can also be pulled out, thanks to the telescopic rod and you can use a selfie stick with stabilization.
Together with the specially developed “ZY Cami” mobile app, the Smooth-XS offers numerous new options for capturing moments and creating impressive recordings. This is a foldable smartphone gimbal with a compact housing and ergonomically shaped handle. Thanks to its smooth vertical boom, the gimbal can be unfolded in seconds so that you can start recording immediately. With a weight of only 246 g, the Smooth-XS can be folded up and stowed in a handbag, a backpack, and even in trouser or jacket pockets.
Thanks to its integrated 260 mm telescopic aluminum pole, the Smooth-XS enables users to perceive their surroundings from an even greater angle. Now you can include even more friends. Its design ensures that the axis of the gimbal never interferes with the view, even with ultra-wide-angle shots.
The practical control panel makes handling the Smooth-XS easy. With the buttons, the joystick, and the zoom slider, users can easily take pictures, adjust the image section, and choose between the different operating modes of the gimbal. Using the multifunctional M button, for example, you can capture moments in a variety of recording modes and switch between landscape and portrait format in no time at all.
The Bluetooth module integrated into the Smooth-XS enables users to control the camera of their smartphone directly and precisely. The battery life of up to four hours and the possibility of charging the gimbal via a power bank during operation guarantee that the power will not run out even during longer creative activities.
With the “ZY Cami” app for Android and iOS, users can start taking a photo or video without a timer, simply by making a V-gesture or waving to the camera. Wherever you go, the Smooth-XS follows you with every step. Simply mark the object on your smartphone display that should be the focus of the shoot and the Smooth-XS will do the rest. In addition to slow-motion recordings, the impressive “Time Lapse” and “Panorama” recording modes are also available.
The Smooth-XS can be used with ZY Cami. ZY Cami is a special app that offers a system that is smart, friendly, and simple, but also has features for professional filmmakers. It makes it easy for users to create stunning recordings: the Smart Record mode gives them access to a wide range of built-in templates that include selectable music, camera movements, and numerous special effects. You can also use the app to professionally edit video recordings that have already been made.
With ZY Cami, users of the gimbal get access to everything they need: cutting, trimming, and adding music, stickers, subtitles, transitions, filters, a beautification mode, and much more.
Zhiyun Smooth-XS price and availability
The smartphone gimbal Smooth-XS from Zhiyun can be purchased via the Bhphotovideo.com in White and Gray colors at $59.99 or you can also buy a kit for $69.99 that includes a Case and Tripod.
Last month, Zhiyun has also announced the Crane 2S camera gimbal that complements the Crane 2 series, consisting of a three-axis gimbal stabilizer for professional filmmakers, with its higher payload and size capacity.