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The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit is a great new gimbal with loads of new features to help your recording go smoothly.
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ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit key specs
- Weight: 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
- Dimensions: 13.5 x 8.1 x 2.9" / 342 x 207 x 73 mm
- Battery runtime: 21 hours
- Battery charging time: 2 hours
- OLED Touchscreen 0.96"
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Compatible with most DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras
ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit: Price and availability
The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit costs 529$ / 500 € and is available at most camera retailers.
ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 vs. WEEBILL 2: Essential differences
- WEEBILL 3 weighs 2.4 lbs
- WEEBILL 2 weighs 3.15 lbs
- WEEBILL 3 has a runtime of 21 hours
- WEEBILL 2 has a runtime of 9 hours
ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit: Design and handling
The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 is compact and easy to transport around. This goes hand in hand with its lightweight design.
The WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit also comes with a quick-release plate and several other accessories that bump the weight a little, but still a reasonable amount for a handheld gimbal.
Instead of having a large LCD screen, ZHIYUN settled for a smaller 0.96" OLED touch screen. It allows you to set up many advanced features on your gimbal. But if you don't want to use it, you can always use the ZY Play app.
On the WEEBILL 3, ZHIYUN moved away from the inverted L shape to a regular L-shaped handle. This makes it much easier for the videographer to handle the gimbal and is generally handier. It also gives you a way better grip.
The WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit also comes with a wrist pad, which works wonders for your wrist. This is something we didn't even consider. Still, luckily the clever people at ZHIYUN made sure to include it, and we couldn't be happier.
The handling on the gimbal is excellent, and the fact that it's lighter than the previous edition just makes it better on the body after a long day of shooting.
The joystick on the gimbal is mounted on the right side, which means that if you're a leftie, it might feel awkward.
Unfortunately, there's no fix for this other than trying to get used to it, and it's a problem for every gimbal on the market. Left-handed people, we feel for you!
ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit: Built-in features:
The WEEBILL 3 surprisingly comes with a built-in microphone.
This is great for those who want to save on extra equipment and gives you a more transportable setup.
The microphone is alright, but it cannot add a wind sock or anything similar.
While it won't replace a professional microphone, it's great for keeping a low budget, your travel light, or just for forgetful filmmakers that didn't quite remember the entire kit!
Light with adjustable color temperature
The built-in light uses a double color temperature adjustable from 2600K to 5400K at up to 1000 lumens.
Not only is it versatile, but it also has the brightness to be a solid replacement for your other fill light.
The built-in light is an excellent addition to the gimbal and a massive help to any independent videographer trying to make a career out of this. It is also just ideal for keeping your video gear kit light.
So if you're ever in a situation where the lighting isn't quite right, you don't have to worry, as long as you got your WEEBILL 3.
10th generation algorithm for stabilization
The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 has a built-in 10th generation algorithm that helps remove shakes in footage based on the data it absorbs. It makes your camera stabilize better than ever before.
And it is not just precise; it is also fast.
It is reliable and has everything you need while you're moving around while shooting.
ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit: Mounting and movement
As always, the WEEBILL 3 comes with a three-axis lock system that works great, especially if you're a 1 camera type of person.
If you need it to save the settings, it'll do that, even if you fold it away. This makes it so much easier in transportation that you don't have to worry about setting it up every time you bring it somewhere.
The gimbal comes with a quick-release plate system, which is a dual quick-release plate system. It's great for switching equipment on the gimbal and if you need to change batteries on your camera.
The gimbal can do 360 degrees of panning, 330 degrees of tilt, and 340 degrees of roll. Meaning that the gimbal leaves the creative limitations to your imagination, with complete control of the movement.
It also comes with several advanced features that allow for some smooth cinematic shots.
ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3: Pros and cons
- Overall great quality gimbal
- Compact and lightweight
- Compatible with a wide variety of cameras
- Wireless control
- A ton of excellent features
- The display is a bit too small
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I hope this article helped you realize the pros and cons of this ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3 Combo Kit Review.
If you want to get a ZHIYUN gimbal, but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars, consider renting or subscribing to the gimbal on Wedio.
How much is the ZHYIUN Weebill 3 combo kit?
$529 or 500€.
Is the ZHIYUN Weebill 3 better than the DJI RSC2?
Each gimbal has its advantages.