Zhiyun Smooth 4

Compatibility: : Smartphone (62 to 85mm width) | Stabilization: : 3-axis | Weight: : 547g | Dimensions: 328 x 123 x 105mm | Battery life (approx): 12

A huge percentage of video that’s uploaded to the internet every year is shot on an iPhone. And this isn’t just cat videos and Instagram Stories – more and more professional content creators are turning to the iPhone as a reliable means of capturing great footage. Gimbal-wise, the best buy for the iPhone user right now is the Zhiyun-Tech Smooth 4 stabilizer, a gimbal that refines what’s come before to provide a great stabilization solution at an attractive price. Its generous on-body controls include a large wheel that can be used for focusing or zooming, which makes using the gimbal a pleasingly tactile experience. When paired with the app, the Smooth 4 also allows for creation of many useful effects such as moving time-lapse, and there’s a special ‘Vertigo’ function that produces a perspective-shifting dolly zoom effect. Bear in mind that the Smooth series has something of a reputation among Android users for unreliability, so this is definitely one for the iPhone crowd.


  • Abundance of features 
  • Beautiful, smooth footage 
  • A little heavy
  • Poorly optimised for Android


Prices Known
$96.14
$101.99
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