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Zhiyun-Tech Smooth Q Professional 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone - Jet Black $178 Delivered @ DWI Camera



Use the Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q gimbal stabilizer to capture smooth handheld footage with your smartphone. This gimbal features a maximum load capacity of 7.8 ounces, meaning it can handle heavier smartphones such as the iPhone 7 Plus or accessories such as add-on lenses. Balancing is done with one button controlling the roll axis. The Smooth-Q has face-tracking, panoramic, and time-lapse modes, and, for you vloggers out there, it switches quickly into vertical mode. The downloadable ZY Play app can be used to remotely control your smartphone and to upgrade the gimbal's firmware.

The Smooth-Q's interface features a 4-way joystick, power and mode buttons, and a zoom control switch. You also have the choice of using the ZY Play App for full control of the gimbal. The Smooth-Q offers 320° rotation along the pan, tilt, and roll axes. This stabilizer's internal battery provides up to an impressive 12 hours of run time. The Smooth-Q has a 1/4"-20 mounting thread for use a monopod, tripod, or other support.

Special Features:

  • Quickly switches to vertical mode for a portrait-style look
  • The powerful torque motor eliminates the need for counterweights with larger loads such as the iPhone 7 Plus or when using accessories
  • USB port for charging smartphone while shooting
  • Face-tracking, panoramic, and time-lapse modes
  • Quick auto-focus response
  • Uses the Zhiyun-Tech ZY Play app to control your smartphone and to upgrade the gimbal's firmware


Also, this gimbal can be used for GoPro with/without additional adapter.
Credit to Price Hipster.

Use the code 3subscribe for 3% discount for the 1st order, credit to Bob

Update: If anyone interested, eBay has it cheaper for $158.

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closed Comments

  • +2


    I just payed 204 USD for a smooth pro. This sounds very competitive on features and cheaper.

  • Wow, watch the "free shipping". It's to metro only - they're trying to charge $33-$47 to regional, for a tiny device. Stupifying.

  • +4

    And a 3.5% PayPal surcharge… madness.

  • Starts sounding less like a good deal

  • This is such a good price!

  • I paid $200 in eBay 3 weeks ago

    • Not a bad price. Considering you can use Paypal and Cash Rewards (if you use both).

  • damn was just looking at one of these, much temptation

  • +1

    how's dwi rating these days on warranty/returns?

  • Rich man's selfie stick?

    • +1

      It's not a selfie stick. It's for stable video panning (reduce shaky cam). Popular for vloggers. So, more like rich avocado smashers.

  • +1

    Great deal! Can anyone recommend a gimbal for a compact point & shoot like the Sony RX100?

    • +1

      Zhiyun Crane-M

      • Can anyone recommend a cheap gimbal then?

        • How cheap? <$100?

        • For electronic gimbal that has good review, Zhiyun is the cheapest I could find. If you really want to spend less, you can go with manual gimbal like this for $20-$30, however, you have to really adjust the weight manually.

    • Pilotfly C45 is great because it allows for a clear view of the camera screen while you shoot. No other gimbal on the market can do that yet. The C45 is also made specifically for the RX100 and is more compact than other gimbals.

  • I'd love this. Considering software does a reasonable job of stabilisation is there something similar but less sophisticated and cheaper for a everyday guy?

    • +1

      There are cheaper gimbals on eBay and various Chinese online sellers, but they are less sophisticated with only 1 or 2 axis stabilisation.

  • +1

    Picked this up a week ago with an eBay sale for $140 but this one will have local warranty. I also owned the DJI Osmo mobile and this one is 99% as good but 500% better value.

  • +2
  • Can you use this with the gopro in its case?

    • -2

      No, this is for smartphone. I think Zhiyun also sell bracket adapter for GoPro to fit on it, but not with the waterproof case on.

      • They negging because you can use it with the gopro without the case as the OP mentioned.

        The reason I'm asking is coz I wonder if it will survive a snow trip. I don't need my gopro as well as the gimbal to both die in the one week.

        • Thanks for correcting me.
          I just checked YouTube and it shows you can hold the GoPro on both sides with the clamps, without needing the adapter. Not sure if the clamps can extend wide enough to hold the waterproof case though.

  • Cheers OP.. $0 metro shipping & no surcharge bank transfer FTW

    • +1

      You risk it by paying them via bank transfer, dwi has the tendency not to ship items and you have to fight to get your refund. PayPal at least gives some protection.

      • bought items from them in the past with same payment method, all seems fine (hope this one clear fine too). Agree Paypal protection is better (approx. $6 extra) although dispute process is not straight forward either.

  • +4

    Bought this a month ago and if you check Zhiyun pages and YouTube users are starting to have issues.

    My battery has drained and needs recharging every day, is a fantastic gimbal but experience kinda soured by this. Of course my experience isn't representative of everyone's, but a downer considering it started failing on me while I was on holiday and needed it the most.

    That being said it works very well and doesn't need a counterweight like the Feo brand or whatever it is

  • I have a Feiyutech G4. Way ahead of it's time but great for the GoPro cameras. These things do a great job stabilizing stuff.

  • +1

    Anyone that already has this, have you noticed if the motor noise is quite an issue in your videos?

    • Hmm good point everything online has just mhsic dubbed over it. Blunty who is a pretty popular tech reviewer has a video of a pre production smooth q and it seems okay for day to day type vlogs.

  • Thanks OP.

    Purchased with express shipping =) Cant wait now.

    • express shipping probably not needed with DWI. I ordered a phone a few weeks ago and it was here in 3 days door to door and tracked.

      • ordered mine standard shipping, be interested to see when they arrive, im in melb metro. I tried looking for one of these this weekend, but no one has stock. be interested to see if these guys fill the orders.

      • Oh well its been ordered already no turning back now.

        • +1

          That's ok. Just for next time :) I've bought from DWI about 10 times now and the speed is ridiculous for standard shipping. Faster than Auspost every time…

  • I don't think this comes with the hard case shown in that video.
    I think it can be found cheaper elsewhere.

  • +1

    I knew I waited 10 years to propose to my fiance, this kind of technology is going to be great for weddings!

  • With so many people buying these for vlogs why have I not heard of more Aussie vloggers?

  • Is this worth purchasing this or any other better deals?
    I was considering getting a Osmo but the price point doesn't excite me, mostly will be for iPhone videos when traveling or hanging out with my gf.

  • compared to DJI osmo which for around $300, which is better? any difference? thanks

    • DJI Osmo is better in feature and build quality (metal). This Smooth Q is plastic but so much cheaper.

      • thanks, will hold a bit

    • +1

      Where are you getting an Osmo for $300?

      • when ebay on sale, e,g 10%, 15% at DWI

    • DJI Osmo is better in terms of software. Hardware, this thing is lighter and yield almost the same result.

  • +1

    use the code 3subscribe for 3% discount for the 1st order

    • $20 shipping

      • I thou its free shipping. Unless u wanna pay for insurance

        • nope

        • @andy19363: shit. Just check. $20 for shipping. Not sure why but i used to buy many things there and always got free shipping.

  • Decided to just go for it, used the code '3subscribe' as mentioned above and basically gets rid of the Paypal fees.

    At least I'll be assured there's 1 year warranty buying from DWI compared to straight off eBay.

    • did you add the code at paypal checkout?

      • should ask for a coupon code, it's for first time customers as well

  • +1

    Is this the same one? and is it in AU dollars

    • looks the same but is definately in US dollars

  • impulse bought one D:

  • Not sure if this is normal but DWI has this…"
    Special Notice

    Due to a technical issue with our warehouse software system, we regret that there will be delays in dispatching the orders this week. Our warehouse team is doing all possible to ship out the orders at the earliest.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding.

    DWI Management"

    At least they are telling you before you order.

  • +1

    FYI this gimbal comes with the carrying case as displayed in this video according to DWI online support. This was the only thing stopping me really.

    • Thanks, the only thing giving me pause now is whether I could keep using my Nomad leather case. Not keen to be tasking it on and off.

    • Comes with or doesn't?

      • +1

        I fail to see how it doesn't make sense.

        comes with the carrying case

        • but why would it be the only thing stopping him if it comes with a case? O_O

        • @trarob: As in. If it had no case, that stops me from buying it.

  • Anyone got a dispatch email yet? All I have is the PayPal one ?

    • "Waiting to ship" for 2 days, im on standard shipping.

      • Where do you get the waiting to ship notification?
        I'm also on standard.

        • Under the Account > View order.

        • @onqqonqq:

          Contacted support they said ship tomorrow or latest friday :)

        • Yeah well, I selected EXPRESS and the status saying WAITING TO SHIP

        • @Temptation:

          Mine just shipped via DHL Express

  • This is Bull!! placed the ordered on 7th July via Express/Priority

    View the order stats.

    Status: Waiting to Ship
    Shipping Method: Premium Express / Priority Shipping (Metropolitan Areas)

    • just spoke to the person on chat, they say that mine is ready to be shipped tomorrow and that they will send me an email with tracking number. I am not holding my breath as they said i should have received an order via email, but did not.

      • they told me the exact same thing. Blah Blah 2 days for software maintenance crap

  • Hey Guys,
    Just an update just got notification of shipment via DHL Express :/
    LOL I selected standard shipping so i guess they're making up for the delay.

    On a side note: Item origin is Hong Kong T_T

    • Got mine today. It's quite normal for them to ship via DHL for standard shipping. They always seem to do that for me. I don't know how else it'd arrive in 4-7 days? Auspost barely works that fast.

      Also, DWI is a HK based company. They are a well-known grey market distributor of electronics.

      • Yeah got it today, lol just hope if it dies warranty won't be hard.

  • Yeah found that out as well… after the Chat

  • +1

    This has now been price dropped to $149, so $144.53 with the discount code. Cheapest on the market it seems like.

    • Great price! Get it with PayPal just to be safe. I have received mine and is very happy with the hardware quality Good for the price. Their app is crap though.

  • Doesn't fit with iPhone7 Plus Case on. DWI have accepted a refund but I seed to ship it back to Hong Kong. Gonna try Gumtree first.

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