PHOTOKINA : 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras

Cologne – According to estimates by “InfoTrends”, a total of 1.2 trillion digital photos were taken worldwide in 2017, that is about 160 pictures for every one of the roughly 7.5 billion people inhabiting planet earth.

So what is causing this boom in photography? Well, maybe the fact that more than a billion people constantly carry around a device that enables its user to document the best experience or moment of their life.

ZHIYUN, the award-winning tech pioneer and world leader in gimbals and stabilizers for both professional filmmakers and personal video creators, is presenting at the international PHOTOKINA trade show its latest in innovation solutions: the WEEBILL LAB, the 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for mirrorless cameras. – The new series is named after WEEBILL, which refers to Australia’s smallest bird.

Flexible and Agile as a BirdAs its name suggests, the WEEBILL LAB is a portable and lightweight stabilizer with a flexible and ergonomic design. It comes in a kit with an aluminum alloy tripod.

For the first time in the industry, the wireless HD image transmission system is integrated in a gimbal, which supports real-time monitoring, as well as framing and parameter control  over the camera. A smartphone or tablet can be used as a monitor. An additional device is therefore not required.

With ZHIYUN’s innovative control system, camera settings can be changed directly, and shots be framed on a phone screen.

More Details on Design

The axis is designed with notches instead of a smooth surface, which reduces the weight of the axis. The battery bin is one of the highlights, with a 1/4’ screw hole that can be mounted on the tripod as a handgrip, so the gimbal can easily enter an underslung position, giving an effortless and unique filming experience to videographers.

With the compact phone clamp, a phone can perfectly be mounted on the gimbal used as a monitor. It carries out the legacy of professional photographic equipment, with a large area of precision metal in elegant black.

To preserve more peak moments, the WEEBILL LAB is equipped with a double-quick release plate in Manfrotto and Arca-Swiss standards and a crafted latch, lending itself to portability and an easy setup.

ZHUYUN market research indicates that the use of mirrorless cameras are on the increase. The company therefore started a new product line to meet the user’s need. Designer Bangming ZHENG: “We try to “think out of box” by creating more possibilities on using a gimbal and that’s why we revolutionize the shape and the design. We also do not want to amp up features by sacrificing the ease of use or adding bulky accessories, so we keep it compact and make it an all-in-one package.“ – The prototype of  the new Crane 3 LAB will also be shown at PHOTOKINA.


ZHIYUN’s innovative solutions are dedicated to delivering products that go beyond customer’s expectations, they strengthen the belief that everyone can be an excellent filmmaker with the right gimbal to be connected to their shooting device.

ZHIYUN has established a worldwide distribution and sales network, both online and offline for countries such as China, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, Japan, UK, USA, Brazil, Dubai and Russia.

The company has received various awards for its products:
The Red Dot Award for the “CRANE 2” and the Australia Good Design Award for “Product Design” as well as the CES Asia 2018 Innovation Award for the “SMOOTH 4”.