Steady on: Ted's Cameras discounts the Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab gimbal by AU$200

(Image credit: Zhiyun)

Video makers know the worth of a gimbal stabiliser, and when you can get one of the best for less, that's truly a great bargain. And Chinese accessories maker Zhiyun's Crane 3 Lab is definitely one of the best money can buy.

The Crane 3 Lab usually retails for about AU$900 in Australia, but the country's biggest camera retail store has dropped the price by a very respectable AU$200 – so you can now get this three-axis stabiliser for just AU$699.

Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 Lab | AU$699.95save AU$200

Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 Lab | AU$699.95 (RRP AU$899.99; save AU$200)

Designed to keep your DSLR steady while you do what you do best – concentrate on the money shot – the Crane 3 Lab is now available for 22% off the RRP. But it's not just heavier DSLRs that this rig can support – use it with mirrorless cameras as well or even with cine cameras if that's what you have. It will take on a payload of up to 4.6kg without trouble.

The Crane 3 is a significant upgrade from its predecessor, which could only support a camera and lens combination of up to just 3.2kg. Now you can up the ante if you need to without compromising on stability.

The three-axis gimbal uses aviation grade motors that, Zhiyun claims, are twice as powerful as before while being half as noisy. It also promises to be 150% quicker to respond than its predecessor, boasts touch controls and an all-inclusive control panel. There's also integrated wireless FHD image transmission onboard.

It also features a secondary handle that allows for two-handed use if needed. And that's a good thing as the Crane 3 Lab isn't a lightweight – the gimbal alone weighs about 4kg, so if you're using it handheld, you'll need to be fit as a fiddle as you'll be taking on about six kilos of combined weight when filming. But this heavyweight build is also what makes the Zhiyun sturdy to take a payload that weighs as much as its does.

So if this gimbal stabiliser is something you need, grab it for just AU$699 from Ted's Cameras now.

Read more:

The best gimbals for your phone or camera
Our in-depth Zhiyun Crane 3S review
Need something smaller and lighter? Check out our Zhiyun Smooth X review
The best cameras for video

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 

With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 

She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!