ZHIYUN Smooth Q4 Combo review

The ZHIYUN Smooth Q4 is a 3-axis smartphone gimbal for smooth moves and it will even track you when filming a selfie

Zhiyun Smooth Q4
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The ZHIYUN Smooth Q4 Combo enables you to perform professional and disciplined camera moves on your smartphone while keeping the footage stable and the horizon level. You can make the gimbal pan and tilt, zoom in or out of your subject and trigger the recording with one hand thanks to the Bluetooth connected app on your smartphone. It will help elevate your camera moves to a more professional level.


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    Gets up and running quickly

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    Magnetic fill light

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    Tracks your every move

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    Long battery life


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    Noticeable compression in HYPERLAPSE clips

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    Poor image stitching in PANO mode

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The Smooth Q4 is the latest smartphone gimbal from ZHIYUN, a company with an experienced track record of making a wide range of professional and consumer camera stabilisers since 2014. I’ve owned a ZHIYUN Z1-Evolution gimbal since 2018 and it performed very well with a GoPro

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.