So we just wanted to post this short article going over the Zhiyun Crane M and why we feel that it is the best gimbal for Sony RX100 cameras on the market at the time of writing. Although there are an absolute ton of gimbals on the market these days, the RX100 comes in at just over half a pound in weight meaning that there is no need to shell out for an expensive gimbal system with a massive load capacity that you will never use.
As the Zhiyun Crane M is one of the newest gimbals in the Zhiyun range right now it also has some of the best technology currently available without you having to break the bank if you pick it up. It has a maximum load capacity of 1.43 pounds meaning that it can easily support your RX100s 0.53 pound camera body weight while also allowing you to mount your smartphone on it too if needed.
The Zhiyun Crane M is based around the standard 3-axis gimbal system that has been used my the vast majority of popular gimbal brands for a few years now due to how easy the system is to set up and use. As the Crane M has been designed to be as easy as possible for anyone to use, even if you have never used a gimbal before, you can rest assured that you will be confident using the gimbal after only a few hours or playing with it.
It comes with a maximum listed battery life per fully charged battery of around twelve hours. This ensures that you have all the juice you could ever need to get out and about and record all the video footage you need. It is also a very lightweight gimbal too meaning that it is easy to pack it up and take it on your travels with you. If you are wanting to get in to travel vlogging or something like that then the Zhiyun Crane M is perfect.
The video that we have embedded below shows a good example of the image quality and level of image stabilisation that the Zhiyun Crane M can provide for you when you choose it as your gimbal solution.
Just like all of the other Zhiyun gimbal systems on the market right now, the included quick release plate is based on the popular Manfrotto design that is used on all Manfrotto tripods as well as a number of third-party tripods too. This means that if your tripod also uses the Manfrotto quick release plate design like the Sirui t025x then you can quickly unmount your Sony RX100 from your gimbal and then quickly mount it to your tripod of choice.
So after all that, we hope we have managed to explain why we feel that the Zhiyun Crane M is such a great little gimbal stabiliser that really is a bargain for anyone who used the Sony RX100 as their go to camera of choice.