An extremely reliable gimbal with many functions and clean recordings.
Zhiyun Smooth 4 Smartphone Gimbal
last modified: 18.09.2019, 11:43
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The Zhiyun Smooth 4 can be completely convincing in almost all areas. Both the stabilization of the smartphone and the app of the manufacturer work perfectly. The included tripod completes the complete package. Many useful functions of the app make the Gimbal a really useful companion for making great recordings with your smartphone.
The Zhiyun Smooth 4 Smarthphone Gimbal has a scroll wheel at the left edge which can adjust the zoom of the camera of the smartphone.
The smartphone is clamped in the gimbal holder provided for this purpose. Depending on whether a vertical or horizontal orientation is desired, you should turn the holder to the desired position before switching it on. In practice, the horizontal orientation of the smartphone has proven to be more practical.
The automatic stabilization of the Zhiyun Smooth 4 is extremely successful. The gimbal reacts very gently and precisely to fast movements in any direction. There are almost no shakes in the picture.
You can also adjust very precisely how the gimbal reacts to movements. There is the possibility to freeze the alignment completely. The smartphone does not follow any movements of the gimbal. There is also the function to follow only vertical or horizontal movements or both at the same time. You can also adjust the required sensitivity.
You can download the "ZY Play" app associated with the Gimbal free of charge from the App Store and Google Play Store. Connect the gimbal to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Now you can control almost anything within the app via the gimbal. You can also use the normal camera of your smartphone. If you choose this option, however, you'll need to control everything from your smartphone.
The app is clearly laid out and intuitive to use. It contains many useful functions such as self-timer, panorama recording, time-lapse or motion time-lapse.
We have evaluated about 150 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.4 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- All features work fine
- High-quality workmanship
- Very good app
- Long battery life
The following points were noted negatively:
- Somewhat difficult
- Zoom wheel only works to a limited extent
|Scope of delivery||Gimbal, USB charging cable, tripod|
|Quality impression||Very good|
|Packaging||High quality cardboard|
|Additional warranty||12 months|
|Quality of instructions||Good|
|Manual language||GB, GER, FR|
|Charging time||2,5 h|
|Battery life||Max. 10 hours|
|Battery monitoring||Blue LED lights and via the app|
|Smartphone charging during operation||No|
|App in Apple App Store||Yes|
|App in Google Play Store||Yes|
|Range of functions|
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