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11/11/2021

The Moza AirCross 3 is a transformable gimbal that switches between classic and underslung modes

Gudsen has nowadays formally introduced the Moza AirCross 3 – an replace to its standard Moza AirCross 2 gimbal for small DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Gudsen describes the AirCross 3 as “4 gimbals in a single” combining the classic unmarried manage manner together with sling mode, dual-handle mode and a grip extension to be used with gadgets just like the Slypod Pro.

It inherits a collection of options from the AirCross 2, although. It’s nonetheless a relatively small light-weight gimbal that you’ll be able to simply slip into a backpack and it means that you can mount the camera in vertical mode for you social media shooters the use of the equipped fast unlock L plate.

The Moza AirCross 2 (which we saw at IBC 2019) was once already a excellent gimbal for small mirrorless cameras, and one in all my favourites to make use of with my little Panasonic G80s (G85 in the US) once I wish to trip as gentle as imaginable or as a b-roll camera gimbal. The foldable reworking design of the brand new AirCross 3, although, makes it much more flexible than its predecessor, to provide extra taking pictures choices.

The 4 other modes the AirCross 3 contains are Classic mode, the usual one-handed gimbal design that’s at all times been a favorite and the one mode through which you might want to use the AirCross 2. There’s sling mode, made preferred by means of a collection of gimbals over the previous couple of years. Dual Handle Mode means that you can stay two fingers at the gimbal for better balance. Finally, there’s the Grip Extension mode, which is essentially designed for Slypod Pro customers (review here), however strikes the manage out of the load, offering some other tripod thread nearer to the pan motor for an total decrease centre of gravity.

Folded down, the AirCross 3 is the dimensions of an A4 sheet of paper, Gudsen says. For our American readers, that’s relatively very similar to your same old 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of paper. It gives a most payload of two.8kg whilst weighing only one.5kg itself, so whilst it’s no longer a tremendous heavy accountability gimbal, it might dangle some respectable rather a lot. It’s undoubtedly greater than sufficient for many small mirrorless cameras (and even a Pocket 4K) with a affordable lens.

As discussed above, the Moza AirCross 3 works with the Slypod Pro, however if you happen to’re coming from the AirCross 2, no longer all options could also be to be had right away on unlock. Gudsen has confident DIYP that the ones Slypod options might be coming to the AirCross 3, however it’ll require a firmware replace someday. Gudsen typically does lovely neatly with firmware updates, although, and their smartphone app is extra strong than any of its competition in my enjoy.

The AirCross 3 contains the brand new Moza Spark Power Supply System 3.0, which gives a runtime of a whopping 19 hours of use on a unmarried fee. It may also be charged with an exterior USB energy financial institution for while you’re going to be filming clear of energy for a few days or for timelapse shooters who wish to stay the gimbal going all day and night time lengthy.

And ultimate however no longer least, there’s some other new addition to the AirCross 3 over the AirCross 2. It’s an additional accent, the Moza Intelligent Brick, and it appears to be like lovely superior. Gesture keep watch over. And it seems that, it doesn’t want camera or smartphone verbal exchange to do it because it has a 1-megapixel integrated camera with frame and facial popularity for monitoring and gesture keep watch over to begin and forestall recording. Separating that capability from the camera is a improbable step in gimbal tech!

The Moza AirCross 3 fundamental bundle is to be had to buy now for $469.  The AirCross 3 Professional Kit is available for $649 and contains the entirety that the elemental bundle does together with the iFocus M and the iFocus wi-fi observe focal point controller. There’s additionally an AirCross 3 Master Kit for $729 that contains the entirety within the Pro Kit, together with the Moza Intelligent Brick for monitoring and gesture keep watch over.

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