AK4500 Gimbal Structure
- Max payload updates to 10.14lb(4.6KG), easily work with popular DSLR and cinema camera.
- Detachable versatile design, switch between single handle, underslung position and separate hyperlink remote control to use in more different shooting scenes.
- Quick release plate design for camera to get real quick setup in one second.
- Bottom mounting plate is compatible with Manfrotto PL501, upper quick release plate is compatible with ARCA quick release system, which can fast switch between two popular quick release systems and AK4500.
- Three axis motor-locking design to get a convenient balance and storage.
- Touch panel operation without APP to directly set up parameters and change mode.
- Full Chinese/English language display to get better interactive experience.
- Friendly lock and unlock screen feature to prevent mistakenly touching .
- Just touch one icon and you will directly enter Dutch-Angle shoot/Long exposure timelaspe/ Vlog selfie/ TikTok vertical shoot and got more popular shooting mode.
- Supply USB Cable control/Wireless control way to take picture/recording/timelapse.
- Dual available USB ports for external follow focus/Zoom in&out set.
- Customize trigger button, follow speed/dead zone, motor power, etc. to fit for different usage.
- Auto-adapt motor power and customize motor power to be chose to work with more cameras and lenses.
- Detachable main body from single handle , assemble single handle together with dual handle grip, directly control the gimbal and camera without any remote control.
- Basic version comes with Underslung arm and anti-slip Tripod, Standard version comes with Brushless follow-focus gear, underslung arm, Hyperlink remote , carbon fiber and anti-slip Tripod, customer can choose each version according to their need.
（Note：blod fonts are new features for AK4500, normal fonts are old features with AK series gimbal）
Compatible DSLR / Cinema CameraPayload：150g/0.33lb--4600g/10.14lb(lens and other accessories are included, and center of gravity of gimbal is balanced ). Part of cameras & lenses tested:
Camera Brands and Model:
1. Canon 5D Mark III/ Mark IV/ 6D / 80D and other cameras with similar dimensions and weight Lenses: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens + lens hood, Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM + lens hood, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM (focus ring is stuck on lens support frame, only works in AF) Canon 1D X Mark II Lenses: Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM + lens hood, Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM+ lens hood, Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM+ lens hood, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens + lens hood
2. Sony α7/ α9 series Lenses: Sony FE 16-35mm f/4, Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS, Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G, Sony E 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Lens, Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 OSS, Sony FE85mm f /1.8, Sony FE 35mm f/1.4
3. Panasonic, Nikon and other cameras, like GH5/GH5S, Nikon D850/Z6/Z7, Fuji XT3,etc. 4 Cinema Camcorder like Canon C100/C300 with lens EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Sony FS5 Bmpcc 4K with cage accessory
18650 rechargeable battery*4, 2200mAh, 3.7V (please pay attention to installation of batteries)
Battery charging via USB port on gimbal is not supported. Please use the charger provided for charging batteries.
Usage Time In Theory 12 Hours (When camera is balanced with gimbal) Charging Time ≥5 hours by the charger provided and the adapter 5V/3A (quick charger is banned).
When the indicator on charger give a solid red light, that means batteries are charging. With a solid blue light, batteries are fully charged.
Materials In Main Body Aluminum Alloys Weight 1656g (not included the battery, shutter release cable, camera, lens and so forth) Water-Proof Grade Not Water-proof Dimensions 429*240*175.3mm（Not included Detachable support frame） Rotatable Range Tilt: 230°(with limitation)
Roll: 360° (Unlimited)
Pan: 360° (Unlimited)
Controllable Range Tilt: +175° to -55°
Roll: 360° (when parallel to the ground, and works in Dutch-Angle shoot mode, it could be automatically rotated 360°in one circle or several circles)
Pan: 360° (unlimited)
Quick release plate
There are two kinds of quick release plate together in one. Bottom mounting plate is compatible with Manfrotto PL501, Upper quick release plate is compatible with ARCA quick release system, which can be removed from the gimbal together with the camera, and fast switch between two popular quick release systems without re-assembling and re-balancing the camera.
Installation of Camera and Balance
Unlock the motor：Please remember to unlock the motor before mounting the camera and turning it on.
Tighten the camera: Tighten the camera with 1/4 inch screw on upper quick release plate, slightly insert upper quick plate on bottom mounting plate, the auto-lock will automatically move back to fix the upper quick release plate, mount it on bottom mounting plate, and fix the mounting plate with safety lock. Fix hot shoe at upper side of the camera with fixing frame of tilt axis to get two-way fixation. (make hot shoe less tight to make a convenience of moving camera slightly back and forth and tighten it until tilt axis is balanced).
Extension support applies to those with relatively higher heights, like Canon 5D/ 1DX series.
① Please place the motor on the right side when putting the lens forward;
② Please mount the lens support frame when the lens is longer than mounting plate.
Balance: Step by step to adjust vertical and horizontal direction of tilt axis, roll axis and pan axis. The standard of balance: camera can stay there no matter where you point it to without holding by hand (tilt axis should be perfectly balanced).
Battery Installation and Power Unscrew tailcap and insert batteries based on the following picture. On & Off
Power on & off: long press the function button, the display will show “FY” and release it when you hear the beep tone.
Pan follow：The roll and tilt direction are fixed, and the camera moves according to the left-right movements of user's hand.
Follow mode：The roll direction is fixed, and camera moves according to the left-right movements, up-down movements of user's hand.
Lock mode：The orientation of the camera is fixed.
All Follow Mode：All three axis of gimbal follows the movements of user's hand.
Main interface：Show some working state, change working mode and operation.
Main display shows different camera modes, status of functions, including WiFi, Bluetooth, Battery, Working Modes, Zoom & Follow Focus & the axis controlled by Multifunction Knob.
Note: Icon in grey means the option is not available.
Swipe to left Once & Twice：adjust the parameters of camera when Wifi connection between gimbal and camera is done, including ISO, Exposure Compensation, Scenes, ect,.
★ Mode Button
Single tap: switch between Pan Mode /Lock Mode.
1 Control gimbal and turn left/right/up/down
2 Adjust parameters of Rotation Time & Scroll Setting
★ Camera Button
1 When WIFI of camera is connected with gimbal, single tap camera button to take photo
2 When shutter release cable is attached to both camera and gimbal, single tap camera button to have camera take photo.
Please refer controllable camera listing to take photo. ★ Video Button
1 When WIFI of camera is connected with gimbal, single tap camera button to control the recording.
2 When shutter release cable is attached to both camera and gimbal, single tap camera button to control the recording.
Please refer controllable camera listing to control the recording.
★ Power Button
Long Press: power on & off
★ Trigger Button
Long Press and hold: Enter Follow Mode, back to previous mode after loose it.
You can set up this operation to Lock mode, follow mode, sport mode with APP
Double Tap: Reset gimbal, three axis return to initial level, and gimbal works in Pan Mode.
★ Function Button
Single tap function button on the main interface to lock/unlock Touch screen.
When other interfaces are activated, single tap function button to go back to the main interface.
★ Multi-function Knob
Long Press: switch between gimbal control and camera control
1) when gimbal control is activated, single tap to switch among Pan Control / Roll Control / Tilt Control
2) when camera control is activated, and WiFi of camera is connected, single tap to switch
between Zoom and Follow Focus options (They are available to those cameras which provide support). Besides, when a external follow focus unit is connected, its rotation could be controlled.
How to control the camera USB cable control：Control picture-taking with camera button, control the recording with video button, it works with Sony ,Canon, Nikon, Panasonic camera in controllable listing. WIFI control: Gimbal can connect with camera via Feiyu On app and WiFi. When connection is done, camera could be controlled to take photo/video/zoom/follow focus. Note:
1 WiFi feature should be included so that camera could be connected via WiFi.
2 Digital Zoom and Follow Focus could be performed when they are supported. Please refer to the list of controllable
Because Sony does not open source of protocol, thus Follow focus is supported by Sony cameras. If needed, please attach a external follow focus to Sony Camera.
Motor Power Adjustment Auto-match of Motor power is available to the App or Touch Screen. Gimbal also performs the auto-match process after being turned on, according to the load detected. Available Functions for Users One tap to change working mode, directly show the state of camera connection, Bluetooth ,battery at the display.
One tap to enter Dutch Angle shoot, long exposure timelapse, Vlog Selfie and vertical shooting for TikTok, more special shooting way to be continued .
Manually set up the rotation speed, picture interval, long exposure time and the movement route in auto-rotation mode for long exposure timelapse.
Control and set up the camera, follow focus ,zoom in&out with USB cable control or WIFI control.
Customize the trigger button, motor power, shooting mode, control object ,language,etc.
Initialize the gimbal when it is not level.
Manually set up the shooting angle on tilt axis by hand.
Upgrade the firmware , Set up the parameter, virtual remote control on APP.
There are nine extended ports in single handle AK4500(basic version)
One 1/4 thread hole on the top of sliding arm of tilt axis for installation of extension support or other accessories.
One 1/4 thread hole behind tilt motor.
USB port and 3.5mm round hole Under mounting plate to connect and control camera
Each USB Port at the back and in front of mounting plate to connect external AFK II.
1/4 thread hole at the left and right side of pan motor to extension support other accessories, such as monitor, Mic and so forth.
1/4 thread hole at the bottom of the handle to mount Tripod or other accessories.
Accessories for basic version Sony USB cable: USB2.0 to Micro(A01)*1，Canon USB Cable:USB 2.0 to Mini(B01)*1, 5D Mark IVUSB Cable: USB 3.0 to Micro 3.0(A02)*1，Shutter release for Panasonic (L1)*1, Nikon&EOS R USB Cable: USB 2.0 to TypeC(C01)*1, Bottom mounting pate*1，Upper quick release plate *1，support frame for tilt axis and round holder and long screw*1 set, 18650 battery*4, Underslung arm and tighten screw*1 set , anti-slip tripod*1, support frame for lens and fixed screw*1, Thumb screw to fix the camera*1, Micro USB charging cable*1, battery charger*1, EPP box.
Note：Nikon&EOS R USB Cable: USB 2.0 to TypeC(C01)*1 is not in the package yet.
Accessories for standard version Brushless AFKII*1, Underslung arm and tighten screw*1 set，Hyperlink remote control*1set，Sony USB cable:USB2.0 to Micro(A01)*1，Canon USB Cable: USB 2.0 to Mini(B01)*1, 5D Mark IVUSB Cable: USB 3.0 to Micro 3.0(A02)*1，Shutter release for Panasonic (L1)*1, Nikon&EOS R USB Cable: USB 2.0 to TypeC(C01)*1, Bottom mounting pate*1，Upper quick release plate *1，support frame for tilt axis and round holder and long screw*1 set,, 18650 battery*4, Carbon Fiber extension bar*1, anti-slip tripod*1, support frame for lens and fixed screw*1, Thumb screw to fix the camera*1, Micro USB charging cable*1, battery charger*1, EPP box.
Note：Nikon&EOS R USB Cable: USB 2.0 to TypeC(C01)*1 is not in the package yet.
Optional Accessory Tripod with 1/4" screw (pay attention to its max payload), Extension Accessories and Body-mounted Weight Support for installing flash lamp/ soft light/ Microphone and other devices via cold shoes.
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What type of battery does AK series use? How to install the batteries?
4 pcs of 18650 Lithium-ion batteries (INR) are needed. Please pay attention to the following when install the batteries.
How to charge the batteries? Can I charge them from the USB port?
AK series is not able to be charged via USB cable and power source. Please charge the batteries with separate charger. It takes about 5 hours to fully charge the batteries with a 5V/3A charger. The indicator on the charger is red when charging, and it turns to green when fully charged.
Is there any notes for the batteries in usage and storage?
Please use the batteries we provided with AK series gimbals. Feiyu Tech will not be responsible for the issues caused by any other batteries which are not supplied by Feiyu Tech.
The batteries come with AK series gimbals are marked INR on the body. The batteries which are marked IMR on the body for a series is not applicable with AK series.
When the batteries are not used for a long time, please take them out and store them properly
The run time of gimbal depends on the battery which has the lowest voltage, so please fully charged all the batteries before using.
An acceptable range for temperature conditions is from -10℃ to 55℃, higher than 55℃ may catch fire, lower than -10℃ may affect the performance of battery.
Please DO NOT use and charge a swollen, leaking or damaged battery. If there is something wrong with the battery, please contact technical support of Feiyu Tech or the seller you bought from to deal with it.
Please DO NOT place the battery with some metal objects, such as coin, key, or necklace. If two poles of a battery contact with metal objects, it may catch fire.
How long does the battery last on Ak series?
AK series gimbal has a run time of up to 12 hours on the premise that gimbal is perfectly balanced before powering on. There's variation in run time according to condition of Use, especially at low temperatures it is greatly affected.
The load of AK series?
Payload: 150g/0.33lb --- 4000g/8.8lb (lens and other accessories are included, and center of gravity of gimbal is balanced.
Is AK series compatible with other kinds of quick release plate?
Manfrotto PL501 or other quick release plate with the same dimensions can mount on AK series gimbal. But because of the different safety design, please take good care of the devices.
What is Mechanical Endpoint Range of each axis？
AK2000: Panning : 360°；Rolling: 360°；Tilting: 360°
AK4000: Panning: 360°；Rolling: 360°；Tilting: 230° (for the sake of security of camera)
Can I switch on gimbal without balancing it with camera installed?
Switch on gimbal without balancing might lead to shorter run time, vibration, high temperature of motor and other problems. Thus, balance your gimbal with camera installed before turning it on is strongly recommended.
How to balance AK series？
Before switching on AK series, you need to mount camera to it and balance it on three axes: tilt, roll and pan axes. Another thing is that, if other accessories should be attached to gimbal, like lens support frame, follow focus, extension support of tilt axis, mount them onto gimbal before balancing. Please refer to the tutorial for installation and balancing of AK series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GURE5vzqg5E
What is a properly balanced gimbal?
By following steps you'll know the gimbal (it's off) is good to go:
Tilt/Roll axis: Place the gimbal on a stable surface (in upright position), the camera holds at any place no matter where you point it to.
Pan axis: The vertical arm is in parallel with the ground when you place the gimbal in horizontal position.
Please refer to the first part of this video:<
Gimbal is perfectly balanced but keeps vibrating and buzzing, what should I do?
That happens because the value of motor strength is too big for your camera. Please choose an appropriate setting by touch screen. Alternatively, choose "Auto Adaption" then reboot gimbal in order to get this function to work. Please refer to vibration issue 2 of the video below:
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Dear Sirs, I own your AK4500 Gimbal and have following question. Am using the Canon 80D and lenses with Image Stabilizer. Do you recommend to switch this lens Image Stabilizer ON or OFF when using your gimbal? Thank you, Mirko
Hi Mirko, Thanks for choosing our AK4500 gimbal. First of all, whether you turn the lens Image Stabilizer ON or OFF, it does not affect the use of our gimbal. Maybe you turn on it would be better. Thanks.