ZHIYUN SMOOTH Q3 REVIEW- IS THIS THE BEST ALL-AROUND PHONE GIMBAL

The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth Q3 is a compact folding stabilizer for smartphones, equipped with an LED video light that shines three selectable brightness levels. It provides stabilized motion on the pan, tilt and roll axes so you can capture smooth videos of yourself or your surroundings—landscape or portrait mode—with ease. The phone hol noder accepts most phones up to 2″, covering popular brands like Apple iPhones as well as all Android devices between 4″ – 5″.

ZY Cami Gimbal is a top-of-the-line gimbal that allows for customizable movements, creative camera angles such as Simplified Dolly Zoom, and unique functions like Advanced Smart Tracking and one-tap live streaming. Design-wise, the gimbal has an ergonomic design with a nonslip grip and runs quietly on its rechargeable battery for 15 hours before dying completely; total recharging time takes about three hours. The mini tripod can be used both as a tripod or handgrip extension so it is held firmly two hands like the handle of the device. When filming while walking around, this stabilizes your movement.

  • BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT:

The Smooth-Q3 has an adjustable fill light with a touch button that can rotate 180°. There are three adjustable brightness levels, making it perfect for different occasions and scenarios like selfies or food shots.

  • SMARTFOLLW 3.0:

The Zhiyun Smooth 3 and its accompanying app have tons of features that make it great for filming on the go. The SmartFollow feature allows you to tap a button in the companion app and keep your subject centered in-frame as they move around, but this feature may not work on certain phones so be sure to check their compatibility list first.

  • GESTURE CONTROL:

This camera features cool hand gesture controls that allow you to start shooting videos by holding up your palm and folding down two fingers, depending on the mode of operation.

  • INSTANT DOLLY ZOOM:

A handheld gimbal that can add high production value to your shots is the Smooth-Q3. With just some settings applied in the included app, it will dolly and zoom towards your moving subject making for smooth movement while keeping everything stable.

  • ZOOM ROCKER:

Featuring a zoom rocker on the side of the gimbal, simply and seamlessly adjust your settings with one hand to get an optimal view.

  • MAGICCLONE PANO:

Time for a MagicClone Pano! Just shoot two or more photos of yourself and drop them in the app. It will then stitch your images together, producing one image with multiple clones of you. You can even edit how tight/spread out they are to create different effects showcasing each side of who you really are.

  • Panorama:

The Panorama Mode on the camera is great! The options include landscape, portrait, front and rear cameras with 180°/240° panoramas as well as 3×3 mode for a more square shot. Gesture control is also supported which makes it easier to take selfies!

  • SMART EDITING:

Want to make your videos more interesting? Enhance your video’s aesthetics by adding editing templates, background music, subtitles, stickers, and special effects with the mobile app. You can also reverse motion or add filters that make it look like a movie poster to help enhance viewers’ experience watching your video.

  • LIVE STREAMING:

Now you can show off your talents or share some of what’s going on in the world with more than a few friends and family members. The mobile app allows you to live-stream content directly from your phone, but select effects are only available during certain streams.

  • EDIT RIGHT AWAY:

Editing your video online is a fantastic way to make it look much more interesting. Once you have created an awesome masterpiece, share it with the world!

 

Video Editing
Video Editing

 

  • ZHIYUN SMOOTH Q3 SUPPORTS PHONE MODELS:

  • ATTENTION!

The list below just includes models that support 4K 30fps video when using the ZY CAMI app. If you need to shoot in higher resolutions, make sure your smartphone is connected via Bluetooth and use the original phone camera for shooting in 4k 60fps!

 

  • FOR IPHONE- iOS (10.0 OR ABOVE):

iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone SE2, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s

FOR ANDROID PHONE-ANDROID (7.0 OR ABOVE):

  • Huawei: Mate 40 Pro+, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20X, Mate 10 Pro, Mate9, P40 Pro+, P30 Pro, P20 Pro, Nova 5Pro, Honor 30 Pro+, Honor V20, Magic2, Honor 8
  • Samsung: Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S10+,Galaxy S9+,Galaxy S9,Galaxy S8+,Galaxy Note10+,Galaxy Note9,Galaxy Note8
  • Xiaomi: Mi CC9 Pro, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Ultra, MI8 Explorer Edition, Mix3, Mix2, Redmi K30 (Ultra)
  • OPPO: Reno3 Pro, Reno2, Reno, Find X, Find X2 Pro, R15; VIVO: NEX3, NEX S, X27, X50 Pro+, X30 Pro
  • Realme: Realme X50 Pro, Realme X
  • OnePlus: OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 6T, ,OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Google: Pixel 3XL

 

CONCLUSION:

Zhiyun Smooth Q3 is the most impressive 3-axis handheld gimbal available, and there are three main features that make this product stand out. First, Zhiyun Smooth Q3 has Gesture Control; Second, Instant Dolly Zoom helps you capture scenic videos effortlessly; Lastly, the High-Quality Video of Zhiyun Smooth Q3 makes it a great buy.

 

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