http://www.gadgetspeak.com/review/Smooth_5S_Combo-895807.html

Smooth 5S Combo 

Image of author
This is the latest Gimbal from Zhiyun. It comes in a solid fitted zip up case with the parts easily accessible. In facts the only assembly required is attaching the tripod to the base of the handle for those times that you use it remotely. The whole Gimbal has a very solid construction and feel in your hand.

click image to enlarge

The Smooth 5S Combo gimbal from Zhiyun measures 31cm from the handle base to the top of your mobile phone. At the widest point near your phone it is 16cm.

Its total weight in your hand is 471grams – without your phone – and the rubber grip at the lower 9cm of the grip has a great feel.

There is a 16x12cm Quick Start Guide that has six pages of information in each of 14 languages. There is also an A5 sheet that describes all the controls.

Once the case is unzipped the inside of the lid has five pockets and one contains a tie so even if you lose the grip – as I did a couple of times in the recent very cold weather – the Gimbal just hangs from your wrist.

The only other items are the fill light that need to be attached but the illustrations are very good and from unzipping to having the unit ready to charge with the supplied USB to USB ‘C’ cable should be only a few minutes.  

I would suggest this is an ideal Gimbal for those taking a lot of images and videos it is perhaps the most ‘solidly built’ of all the Gimbals I have used over the recent time and even if it did accidently fall the only component that could be possibly damaged is your phone dependant on  how it struck the ground.

When filming in low light the fill light has a lux of 650 so able to take your images out of any dark recesses.

The unit’s internal motor should be able to cope with the weight of any of the largest mobile phones.

The Zhiyun Smooth 5S Combo should have everything you need to turn your mobile phone into a movie machine.

A the time of publication the Zhiyun Smooth 5S Combo is available from Amazon for £219.

Follow us on Twitter!!

add to del.icio.us Digg this review
StumbleUpon
Reddit

Reviews by related category

Have your say!

What's your experience of this product? Agree or disagree, or just have a question? Use the box below and let everyone know.

No comments on this article. Why don't you be the first?


Add Comment

Only GadgetSpeak™ members may comment. If you're not a member then you can register here.

Login to comment
Rating for article:

Are you human?

Access code : 5600

 

Smiley Rating

Features1
Performance1
Value1
Ease of use1
Design1
OverallSmooth 5S Combo rated 84 out of 100

If you like this article then why not link to it from your site!

Use a text link, or download an image

 

Our current Free Prizedraw!!

Why join GadgetSpeak?

Well - there are lots of reasons to join, depending on you and your interests :

  • Member prize-draws
  • Real reviews - by real people
  • Membership is free
  • Email summary of the weeks reviews
  • Share your product feedback with others
  • Keep in touch with all that's new in gadgets
  • Full of great ideas as the Christmas deadline looms!

Convinced? Come along and join in the fun!

close

Invite friends and family to GadgetSpeak

Why not invite friends or family to join in the fun?

Help us make GadgetSpeak the place to come for free and impartial reviews of the latest gadgets!

Start inviting your friends along!