Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS Announced - Palm-Sized Foldable Smartphone Gimbal
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Zhiyun just announced a new, palm-sized, foldable smartphone gimbal: the Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS. This gimbal is available in two colors and can take payloads of up to 235 g. This means it can support some of the most massive smartphones out there, like the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Let's take a closer look!

Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS functions

The Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS is a new smartphone gimbal that is part of the Zhiyun SMOOTH gimbal line, like the SMOOTH-Q2 that was successfully introduced at Kickstarter last year.

The SMOOTH-XS weighs only 246 g, is foldable and fits in the palm of your hand – with a maximum payload of 235 g. The Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS should have no problem stabilizing heavy smartphones such as the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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According to Zhiyun, the gimbal has a built-in battery with a maximum battery life of four hours.

On the handle there is a joystick for framing your recordings, a menu button for switching between portrait and landscape format, a recording button and a zoom rocker.

For selfie lovers, the SMOOTH-XS offers an integrated 260 mm aluminum telescopic rod that increases the height of the cardan frame.

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ZY Cami App

The Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS connects to your phone via Bluetooth and can control your phone's camera via the ZY Cami app. This app is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones.

You can do many things with the app, including:

  • You can make a V-gesture or wave to the camera to take a photo / video without timer settings.
  • The ZY Cami app includes multiple recording modes: episode, slow motion, immersive time lapse and panorama.
  • You can edit your videos right in the app, or use a SMART movie mode that offers various preset story templates built into custom music, camera movements, and special effects.

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Prices and availability

The Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS will be available in two different colors: Ivory White and Pearl Pink for USD 100.00 / € 85.00.

What do you think of the Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS? Do you frequently use smartphone gimbals? Don't hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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