Today only, Woot is offering the Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-axis Smartphone Gimbal for $69.99 Prime shipped. Non-Prime members will be charged a $6 delivery fee. While it originally went for closer to $130, the Smooth 4 fetches around $100 at Amazon these days. Today’s deal marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and is the best available. As smartphones are getting better at capturing video, it’s only natural to want to utilize that feature to the fullest. Slipping your device into a gimbal allows you to record footage without the natural shake that walking or even just handholding introduces, which can really take your films up a notch. Rated 3.9/5 stars.
Now, if you’re wanting something that’s ultra-compact and can even double as a selfie stick, the Zhiyun SMOOTH-X is the gimbal for you. Announced last month, this $60 stabilizer does quite a few jobs at once, and even fits into your pocket.
If you’re on a tighter budget, picking up this smartphone hand mount is a great option. It can hold your phone, an action camera, and a few accessories, giving you a well-rounded mobile videography experience. At just $20 on Amazon, it’s easy to recommend grabbing this for those who can’t drop $60 or more on a dedicated gimbal.
Zhiyun Smooth 4 Gimbal features:
Zhiyun Smooth 4 handheld smartphone gimbal stabilizer now compatible with Filmic Pro app. It turns your mobile phone into a professional filmmaking camera more easier than before
Focus Pull & Zoom Capability: smoothly zoom in/out the footage and create more diverse images by rotating its unique follow focus handwheel
Time Lapse Expert: Smooth 4 can realize features such as Timelapse, moving time-lapse and Motionlapse, recording lives and displaying the art of time flow
Object Tracking: You can frame the object you want to track on the screen and the stabilizer can do the rest
Zhiyun, a camera and smartphone accessory maker, has announced the launch of the SMOOTH-X smartphone gimbal. SMOOTH-X is a stylish palm-sized foldable gimbal that weighs under 9 ounces and easily fits into your bag or pocket. With the new dedicated ZY Cami app, SMOOTH-X provides new ways to capture and create stories.
SMOOTH-X is a new foldable smartphone gimbal which reaffirms Zhiyun’s dedication to leading innovation in gimbal design. By rotating the vertical arm, you can turn your gimbal into a palm-sized gadget. Thanks to the design, the axis never blocks the view even in ultra-wide angle shooting.
SMOOTH-X, the company explains, lets you explore the wider world from a broader perspective with a built-in aluminum telescopic rod. It can extend your reach up to 260mm. “Users can include more friends, get more views, and have extra fun,” Zhiyun said in a released statement.
“Simplicity is king, and SMOOTH-X provides the smoothest operating experience because it is unimaginably simple to use. You can shoot, film, and control zooming with the handy operation panel. The multifunctional M button allows you to capture moments in versatile modes, and switch between landscape and portrait in a breeze,” the company added.
SMOOTH-X is very beginner-friendly, allowing direct control of phone cameras with Bluetooth connection. Four-hour runtime and direct charging with a power bank keep you powered up for creation.
Newly added intelligent gesture control feature makes SMOOTH-X a perfect companion for solo travel or group shots. Just make a V gesture or wave to the camera to start taking a photo/video without any timer settings.
Simply frame the desired object of the video shoot, and then let SMOOTH-X do the rest. Slow motion, immersive time lapse and panorama are offered in the function palette.
ZHIYUN’s ZY Cami is a dedicated app especially for the SMOOTH-X. ZY Cami provides a system that is smart, friendly, and easy but also offers advanced professional functions. Now there is no more need for editing – SMART filmmaking mode offers a palette of preset story templates integrated with customized music, camera motions and special effects. Create your film in minutes.
To give you even more control, professional editing software is now available in ZY Cami. Everything you could possibly need is here: cutting, clipping, adding music, stickers, subtitles, transitions, beauty mode and more.
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