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Black Friday deal: Massive discount on Zhiyun CINEPEER C11 3-axis gimbal stabilizer

Give your smartphone videos a professional feel with a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer -- now available at a super-low price.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

The best way to improve your smartphone videography is to add a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer to your shooting kit, and now you can pick one up for under $50.

For Black Friday, the Zhiyun CINEPEER C11 is discounted from the usual price of $89.99 to $42.63!

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  • 3-Axis gimbal stabilizer system with pan, tilt and roll
  • 4 gimbal modes: Pan, Lock, Follow and POV
  • Tilt range: 320°
  • Roll range: 320°
  • Pan range: 300°
  • Zoom control and joystick control
  • Portrait and landscape modes
  • Object tracking, dolly zoom, panorama, time-lapse, and motion-lapse 
  • Zhiyun "ZY Play" iOS/Android app support
  • 12-hour battery life 
  • Supports smartphones up to 200g (0.44 lb)

Sale price is $51.15, but the by using the coupon code C11BKQMO you bring the price down to $42.63.

If you need a beefier gimbal, I recommend taking a look at the Zhiyun Crane M2. It's bigger, stronger, and designed for heavier loads.

Zhiyun Crane M2 3-axis gimbal stabilizer

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