The Zhiyun Weebill 3 is the update to the excellent WeeBill 2 single-handed gimbal stabiliser. Surprisingly, considering how good the WeeBill 2 was, the 3rd edition sees a complete overhaul of the design. The progression between the WeeBill 2 to 3 is as large as the leap in features and performance from the original WeeBill to the 2nd edition.
I think the WeeBill 2 is one of the market’s best single-handed mobile gimbal stabilisers; it just provides solid performance and is incredibly well made. It’s also compact, relatively lightweight, and with the accessories, transforms into a formidable filmmaking tool.
Now the WeeBill 3 raises the bar, and it needs to as the wave of new gimbal releases pushes the quality and features of these handy filmmaking devices to a level that I didn’t think would be possible at this budget a year ago.
The new WeeBill 3 is another step up in build quality; this feels like a professional piece of kit, despite the very reasonable price. It also takes a decent payload. As ever, Zhiyun doesn’t state the upper payload limit, but in this test, it was more than capable of carrying a Sony A7 III with f/2.8 24-70mm fitting.
While the design has changed, the core technology, motors, and reaction speed are all on par with the WeeBill 2, although the battery life has been extended. The main difference with the WeeBill 3 is the new design which focuses on the comfort of use over any new technology features, and this focus on comfort makes a big difference to the use. But with new gimbals by other manufacturers also leaping forward, are the design tweaks focusing on comfort enough to keep the WeeBill 3 in the game?