ZHIYUN, the world’s pioneering gimbal innovator for cameras and smartphones has won an iF Design Award 2022 for its WEEBILL 2 professional gimbal in the TV/Cameras award category. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.
ZHIYUN’s WEEBILL 2 is the latest addition to its WEEBILL series, aimed at professional filmmakers and film enthusiasts. With its first-to-market, integrated 2.88” HD flip out screen for monitoring and parameter adjustment and powerful Infeon chip, together with its lightweight frame and industrial design, the WEEBILL 2 offers enhanced responsiveness and stabilization capabilities.
In the iF Top Labels ranking, ZHIYUN stands among global top 50 at No. 39, ahead of big market players including INSTA 360, DJI, Huawei and OPPO.
The iF Design Award was founded in 1953 and is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. Winners are selected by an independent jury of 132 renowned international design that met in Berlin to determine winning designs, based on a set of objective screening standards. The competition was intense: almost 11,000 entries were submitted from 57 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.
The jury marked each entry against criteria for form, function, differentiation and impact, developed with international design experts to evaluate the entries. Based on these criteria, the points were awarded for the individual aspects of each entry and provided the participants with informative feedback.
ZHIYUN’s Head of R&D, said:
“ZHIYUN is delighted to have won an iF Design Award for the WEEBILL 2 handheld stabilizer. As a company, we are committed to R&D efforts for barrier-breaking gimbal technology innovation. We strive to continue delivering product experiences for filmmakers around the globe with inventions that allow them to fully realise their creative vision.”