ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3E promises portability for content creators

This week, ZHIYUN announced the newest addition to the popular WEEBILL gimbal lineup: the ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3E. ZHIYUN touts the gimbal’s lightweight, portable design as well as its stabilization capabilities and flexible shooting modes. These features, paired with a long battery life and affordable price point, are sure to draw the interest of content creators and independent filmmakers alike.

ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3E in its folded state
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Lightweight, portable, flexible

ZHIYUN sells the WEEBILL 3E based on its lightweight design, compact portability and flexible setup options. The gimbal’s Lite version weighs just 990 g, while the Standard version comes in at 1050 g. When folded, the WEEBILL 3E is approximately the same height and width as a sheet of printer paper. To make it even easier on the arms, the gimbal includes an ergonomically designed handle meant to reduce fatigue.

ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3E with a camera attached
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ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3E in vertical mode
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For content creators, the WEEBILL 3E supports native vertical video shooting. Plus, the gimbal features Sling Mode 2.5, including an attachable wrist rest and adjustable sling grip. The setup promises to reduce strain by 40% for more comfortable low-angle shooting.

Adding to its flexibility, the WEEBILL 3E also features customizable controls and an integrated OLED display for navigating settings. Finally, the gimbal promises up to 16 hours of operation per battery charge.

Stabilization capabilities

The WEEBILL 3E relies on ZHIYUN’s latest stabilization algorithms along with a set of strong motors to keep the camera stable. ZHIYUN promises this pairing can “handle demanding camera setups, ensuring precise and stable tracking for every shot.”

The WEEBILL 3E can stabilize camera payloads up to 6.6 pounds.

What’s new in the WEEBILL 3E?

The new ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3E is actually a stripped-down version of the previously released WEEBILL 3. The WEEBILL 3 includes extra features like a built-in fill light and built-in noise-canceling Hi-Fi Mic. Neither of these features is found on the 3E, nor is the WEEBILL 3’s dual-layer quick-release system. Instead, the WEEBILL 3E uses ZHIYUN’s single-layer quick release for a slightly more cumbersome setup process.

However, these compromises come with a $50 discount, so some users may find more value in the WEEBILL 3E.

Pricing and availability

The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 3E costs around $250 and is available now. To learn more, head to store.shiyun-tech.com.

Nicole LaJeunesse
Nicole LaJeunesse
Nicole LaJeunesse is a professional writer and a curious person who loves to unpack stories on anything from music, to movies, to gaming and beyond.

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