ZHIYUN SMOOTH 5S - techbuzzireland

ZHIYUN, the world’s leading gimbal brand for filmmakers with cameras and smartphones, today launched the SMOOTH 5S, its new, 3 axis professional smartphone gimbal; providing content creators everything they need to realise their creative filmmaking ideas in one portable package.

The SMOOTH 5S is the latest addition to ZHIYUN’s iconic SMOOTH range. As well as offering several upgraded features that make it more powerful and compatible with larger smartphones and superior image stabilisation, it features a new, powerful built-in fill light in addition to the two modular magnetic lights. This, together with features like its wider shooting angle and intuitive control panel provide an integrated and convenient filmmaking experience for everyone.

Xin Wang, Product Manager, ZHIYUN, said: “our creative tools enable content creators to realise their filmmaking goals and allow them to explore the furthest limits of their creativity. With its innovative features and its second fill light, the SMOOTH 5S elevates your smartphone into the perfect one-man day to night filmmaking tool. It’s perfect for content creators or anyone wishing to express themselves creatively.”

Illuminate any scene

The light offers a 5,000k colour temperature, a 90+ CRI and 2W rated power in the stabiliser’s tilt arm. The new fill light is in addition to its 300-lumen lights and both illumination sources enable 360° allround lighting up to 15 square metres and allows for play with shadows, contrast and brightness of any scene.

Unbreakable stabilisation

The SMOOTH 5S offers superior anti-shake footage which preserves the original definition quality  of the shoot. The magnetic steel motors with upgraded algorithms firmly power up larger sized mobile phones; while the wider phone clamp supports external lens options.

Breadth of vision and full control

The position of the SMOOTH 5S’s rear motors and professional cut out design, facilitate wider vision capture, extreme-angle shooting – thus putting more creative options at a filmmaker’s fingertips. Filmmakers have full control thanks to ZHIYUN’s iconic intuitive control panel and wheel allowing easy adjustment of gimbal parameters. Visible shooting modes combine with a round-cap joystick to get to you shot-ready with effortless one-handed operation.

Up to 25 hours of uninterrupted shooting

Getting the SMOOTH 5S up to 100% power only takes 2 hours via PD fast charging, giving content creators a maximum of 25 hour of non stop shooting.

Content that wows

The ZY Cami APP offers multiple template, filters, music, transitions, and stickers, including:

  • Multiple quick-switch shooting modes including PF, L, F, POV

  • Zoom and focus switch support as well as focal length adjustment via the control wheel – enabling entry level to film professional dolly zoom effect.

  • SMART FOLLOW – secures the spotlight for your subject. Remotely control the camera via gestures.

  • MagicClone Pano, Slow Motion, Timelapse features.

ZHIYUN’s StaCam professional app, dedicated to video filming has a simple yet multifunctional interface and handy operation. The app will brighten up your daily vlogs and can also make your videos more cinematic.

The SMOOTH 5S has dimensions of 311 x168 x 52mmand weighs 660g.

Pricing and availability

ZHIYUN SMOOTH 5S is available for the price of £299 from the ZHIYUN or Amazon store.

USD 169, Euros 189, GBP 169
For the SMOOTH 5S combo, pricing is:
USD 219, Euros 239, GBP 219
The SMOOTH5S combo includes:
Tripod (M2)
Fill Light
Fill Light Filter
Wrist Strap (Q2)
Protective Bag
Membership Card
USB Type-C Charging Cable

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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