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The Zhiyun WEEBILL 2 is the first camera gimbal with a flip-out touchscreen!

Zhiyun WEEBILL 2
(Image credit: Zhiyun)

The Zhiyun WEEBILL 2 is a ‘reinvention’ of the company’s WEEBILL S DSLR gimbal, with a flip out touchscreen command center (screen) and trend-setting ‘industrial’ design.

The new 2.88-inch flip-out screen is rotatable and retractable, and offers  settings adjustments and, when used with the Video Transmission Transmitter AI, a live view of the scene being captured.

The WEEBILL 2 is designed for both mirrorless and DSLR camera and lens combinations, such as the Sony A7III with Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 lens, or the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8. 

The Zhiyun WEEBILL 2 is designed for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras, including full frame cameras and 24-70mm f/2.8 lens combinations. (Image credit: Zhiyun)

It features Zhiyun’s Infineon ‘two-filter vector-splitting embedded sensor’ with upgraded motor torque and core algorithm. Modes include one-touch SMART FOLLOW and TIMELAPSE and GESTURE CONTROL, which can be applied via the touchscreen without having to use the ZY PLAY companion app.

Zhiyun’s MasterEye Visual Controller and Image Transmission is included  with the WEEBILL 2 Pro+ kit and eliminates the need for a separate monitor, image receiver and motion controller.  There’s also a the TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter AI, which supports up to 1080p and 60FPS output and a transmission distance up to 150m. 

(Image credit: Zhiyun)

Zhiyun WEEBILL 2 compatible cameras

 Sony: A9 II, A9, A7R4, A7R3, A7M3, A7S3, A7R2, A7M2, A7S2, Α7C, A6600, A6500, A6400, A6300, A6100

• Canon: 5D3, 5D4, 5DS, 5DS R, 6D, 6D2, 80D, 90D, M50, EOS R5, EOS M6 Mark 2, EOS R6, EOS R, EOS RP

• Nikon: D850, D780, Z5, Z6, Z7, Z6 II, Z7 II, Z50

• Panasonic: G9, GH5, GH5S, S1, S1H, S5, DC-BGH1

• Fujifilm: X-T3, X-T4, X-T30


• Blackmagic: BMPCC 4K, BMPCC 6K

• Sigma: SIGMA fp

• Olympus: OM-D E-M1 Mark II

The Zhiyun WEEBILL 2 is a modular system which will come in four different kits. (Image credit: Zhiyun)

Zhiyun WEEBILL 2 pricing

The WEEBILL 2 will be available in four kits:

• Standard ($549/£509/AU$899): Weebill 2, Handheld Tripod

• Combo ($649/£599/AU$1,049): Weebill 2, Handheld Tripod, Carrrying Case, Weebill 2 Sling Grip Handle

• Pro ($899/£809/AU$1,489): Weebill 2, Handheld Tripod, Weebill S Carrrying Case, Sling Grip Handle, Video Transmission Transmitter AI, Focus/Zoom Control Motor 2.0

• Pro+ ($TBC/£979/AU$TBC): Weebill 2, Handheld Tripod, Carrrying Case, Sling Grip Handle, Video Transmission Transmitter AI, Focus/Zoom Control Motor 2.0, MasterEye Visual Controller VC100

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Rod Lawton

Rod is the Group Reviews editor for Digital Camera World and across Future's entire photography portfolio, with decades of experience with cameras of all kinds. Previously he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more.