A simple yet efficient upgrade is the introduction of Bluetooth connectivity. Now, you can seamlessly pair your camera with the gimbal. Once connected, the gimbal's physical record button becomes a convenient trigger for your camera's recording. The record button on the gimbal operates in two stages: a firm press activates the recording function, while a light press does nothing. It's an intelligent move by Zhiyun to ensure the button is not overly sensitive, preventing accidental activation mid-shot. I've always preferred to rely on something other than third-party apps to access all the features of a gimbal, so this direct wireless connection is a must-have setup.
Lightweight and Portable / Quick Release Base
I've always appreciated the Weebill line of gimbals' excellent balance between size and performance. The Weebill 3S continues this trend, allowing you to easily pack it into a small bag without occupying excessive space (it can fold down quite slim). Despite its compactness, it can accommodate a decent-sized camera load. I used it with my Sony A7 IV and a 24-70mm lens, and it effortlessly kept up with my shooting needs. This perfect balance keeps me returning to the Weebill gimbals, which offer the best of both worlds.
A significant upgrade with the 3S Combo includes a quick-release mechanism for the bottom section (handle, wrist support, and mini tripod). This means you can swiftly transition from using the tripod and grips to achieving an ultra-compact setup (if necessary) by detaching the gimbal's stem. This quick-release feature makes shooting convenient, and packing up is even more accessible, as the gimbal can be disassembled in seconds.
Excellent Battery Life
The Weebill 3 is equipped with PD fast charging, allowing it to reach a full charge in just 2 hours. With a 2600 mAh capacity, this gimbal offers an impressive operational time of up to 11.5 hours. Additionally, it supports a 5V 1A camera power supply, providing further convenience during extended shoots. This feature is particularly advantageous for my run-and-gun style of filmmamking when I'm on the go.
Side note: It's essential to pre-balance your gimbal effectively to ensure optimal stability, performance, and battery life.