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.
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.
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
• Z CAM: ZCAM E2
• Blackmagic: BMPCC 4K, BMPCC 6K
• Sigma: SIGMA fp
• Olympus: OM-D E-M1 Mark II
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