Zhiyun Crane 2S gimbal stabilizes your camera even if shooting vertically

Zhiyun Crane 2S
(Image credit: Zhiyun)

The Zhiyun Crane has always been one of the best gimbal stabilizers for use with big camera set-ups, but the latest Crane 2S offers a great load capacity and more shooting flexibility than its predecessor.

Designed primarily for use with DSLRs and mirrorless camera set-ups, the Crane 2S is the successor to the popular Crane 2 – and with the three-axis motorized gimbal designed to handle larger cameras such as the BMPCC 6K, Panasonic S1H, and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II. No maximum payload is given, as the set-up depends as much upon the size of the camera being used. The weight of the gimbal is 1.88kg (4.1lbs).

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.