Zhiyun has just announced its latest smartphone gimbal, the Smooth Q3, which looks to give you stable video on the go whilst also undercutting DJI in a massive way.
This time around, the design has changed quite a bit over the Zhiyun Smooth Q2, with the Q3 sporting a more ergonomic grip to better fit in the hand, alongside a rearrangement of the control panel, with a zoom rocker now available on the device as well as a trigger for quick functions such as ‘smart follow’ and jumping between landscape and portrait mode.
In a move that’s sure to appeal to vloggers and TikTokers, the Smooth Q3 now boasts a 4,300k warm light which can be used in both the front facing and rear-facing format. Having a built-in light on the gimbal should go a long way in helping content creators on a budget, and with offering an extra bit of help in low-light scenarios.
Despite these changes, the Smooth Q3 is actually lighter than its predecessor, coming in at just 340g, with the ability to carry a payload of up to 280g.
What’s really caught our attention however is the Smooth Q3’s price. For context, the Smooth Q2 retailed at £139 at launch, but the Smooth Q3 will be coming in at the significantly lower cost of just £85.
There is a combo pack that includes a carry case and several other add-ons for £105, but either way, the Smooth Q3 massively undercuts the DJI OM 4 which retails at £139. We’ll have to wait until testing to see if the Zhiyun ecosystem can match all of the features offered by the OM 4 and the DJI Mimo app, but you can expect our full review in due course.