The Layman’s Guide to Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal


The Laymans Guide to Zenmuse H3 3D GimbalIf you’re using your drone for aerial photography or videography, the Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal should be at the top of your must-have list.

Designed for use with GoPro cameras, this gimbal provides the utmost in stability for crystal-clear footage every time. Mounting this one simple accessory can take your aerial footage to new levels.

In this guide, we’ll discuss this gimbal’s features, how to use it, which drones it’s compatible with and what users are saying about it.

Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal Standout Features

The H3-3D gimbal comes with several features, including:

  • 3-Axis Stabilization: The H3-3D is a 3-axis gimbal much like the gimbals you find in high-end Zenmuse systems. This 3-axis design delivers the ultimate in stability for smooth and stable footage.
  • GoPro Compatible: It is compatible with the GoPro Hero 3 and Hero 3+ models.
  • User-friendly: Not only is the H3-3D easy to install, it’s also lightweight. Just plug and play, and you’re ready to go. There’s no tuning or hardware necessary. Installation and mounting takes less than 30 minutes.
  • Versatile: Use your gimbal to film just about anything from extreme sports to filmmaking.
  • Precise: This product features high precision controls within ±0.08 degrees. Tilt controls are smooth to ensure a stable and smooth picture every time. Using the assistant software, you can control the angle and tilt of the camera with ease.
  • Zenmuse Technology: It uses the same precise sensors, advanced algorithms and brushless motor designs that Zenmuse is known for.
  • Independent IMU: This gimbal features an independent inertial measurement unit for ultra-precise altitude information and accurate controls.

How to Use It

The H3-3D gimbal is very easy to use. It’s calibrated before delivery, so there’s no need to make any adjustments or modifications before using it.

It comes with detailed and easy-to-follow directions that make installation a breeze. In fact, it can be installed in just four simple steps:

  1. Attach the upper plate to the drone.
  2. Attach the damping unit to the upper plate.
  3. Lock the damping unit in place by inserting washers into the securing pins.
  4. Plug the 8-pin cable into the appropriate 8-pin port.

Connecting and mounting the camera is just as easy. Just make sure that you follow the directions carefully when mounting your camera. The last thing you want is to lose your camera mid-flight.

In order to take advantage of the tilt and angle controls, you will need to download and use the assistant software that is compatible with your control system. Always ensure that you have the latest firmware update and test your gimbal regularly.

If you are an inexperienced pilot, I would recommend learning how to fly your drone before attaching it. While you are learning to fly, you will crash at least a few times, which could damage or completely destroy the gimbal. Learning how to fly will minimize the risk of damaging it.

Drone Compatibility
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The Zenmuse H3-3D is compatible with DJI flight control systems for easy use and installation. The following models and flight control systems can be used with this product:

  • Phantom
  • Phantom 2
  • Flame Wheel
  • NAZA-M V1
  • NAZA-M V2
  • A2
  • WooKong-M

Installing the gimbal onto the Phantom or Phantom 2 is a breeze, and detailed instructions can be found on the manufacturer’s website.

User Feedback & Experience

Users love the H3-3D Gimbal. It offers superior camera stability, which results in smooth and clear photos and videos. This is the go-to product of choice for professional photographers and amateur filmmakers.

The stability that this gimbal offers allows for high quality results without the high cost of a professional model.

The only gripe that users have with this product is that it’s not very durable. If you’re an inexperienced flyer, you may wind up with a damaged or broken gimbal after just a few flights if you’re not careful.

In reality, inexperienced flyers should not be using the H3-3D without at least getting some practice in first.

As mentioned previously, crashes are bound to happen at any experience level, but those who already know how to fly are less likely to damage it. If you’re just learning to fly and insistent on using a drone with a camera, the Phantom 2 Vision+ may be the better option.

It’s also important to note that you cannot achieve a 360-degree manual pan with this model like you can with DJI professional gimbals. Most users won’t even notice the lack of this feature.

If you’re looking for a gimbal that’s on-par with professional models, the Zenmuse H3-3D is a great choice. It’s lightweight, compact and comes at a price that even a hobbyist can afford.

If you already have a Phantom, Phantom 2 or a Flame Wheel this is the ultimate accessory to really bring your aerial imagery to new levels.

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  • This sounds like a good feature to add. Although I like what you said about making sure you don’t crash and burn until you add it to your flyer. I would also say be sure that you are real good and nice soft landings before you add it.

  • mgp

    I have one of these mounted on a custom built tarot and a dji f550 and it works great my only problem is when i go to pan the chopper the gimbal lags behind then all of a sudden catches up quickly and this happens no matter how slow or how fast I pan the chopper any suggestions?

  • Britanica

    Too cool! I know a few people who would love this. It sounds great for anyone who is an adventurer. Someone who does biking, climbing, boating, even hunting! I would love to get one but my skills need to be better before I invest in something this good! haha

  • Annie Marie Peters

    Thanks for laying out the basics of the Zenmuse. I didn’t realize you can’t can’t do a manual 360, but it’s still a nice one to have.

  • Joe

    I would love to get one of these for a sporting event. I am not sure if that is legal or not but to be able to cruise over the crowd and get shots from all angles, would be amazing! I think I would have to get a new drone though, the ones I have might be a bit too light to carry it.

  • This seems to be the one for me. It’s user friendly and I have a need for one that’s not going to be extremely high tech and take a long time setting up. 30 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time at all. Thanks for all the insight on the Zenmuse!

  • Heather

    This definitely is the best type of camera to use for some intense adventuring footage! Thanks for describing all the features and how to work it. I’d love to use one of these one day!

  • Alee

    This will revolutionize the whole concept of aerial photography! My friend really will love this! This seems to be very user friendly and extremely useful for some exciting footage. A thumbs up!

  • Alex London

    I need to get my flying up to spec first but this looks great for my gopro once I’m ready as it looks like the results will really up my footage.

  • Michael Rapoport

    I love mine and could never live without it. It’s a must plain and simple. But pushing inexperienced users towards the Vision+? People are way more likely to damage those brittle Vision+ gimbals. Message boards and youtube will show it doesn’t take much at all unfortunately.

  • Genetics

    What do you mean is doesn’t have 360 degree “PAN”? I’ve never heard of panning a camera 369 degrees, I think you mean “yaw”! Would you either confirm & or elaborate?