MOZA AirCross 3 Review | Best Foldable and Transformable Gimbal

8.5Our Score
Moza AirCross 3 is one of the most versatile gimbal; that one can find! You can transform it into 9 different formations. So, no limit to your cenimatic creativity.
Transform more, undefined creativity
Tested Payload up to 3.4kg(7.5lbs)
Fast charging enables; full charge in 1.4hrs
Run-time up to 20hrs
Vertical mode for content creators

The MOZA AirCross 3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer is the perfect camera gimbal for professional video makers. With a compact and ergonomic design, enhanced battery life, updated OLED UI, and a single start/stop/shutter button, this gimbal is a vast improvement over its predecessor. Its durable metal construction and enhanced manual control provide greater stability, making it ideal for capturing smooth, professional-grade footage.

In this review, we’ll dive into the numerous features and capabilities of the MOZA AirCross 3, from its design and build quality to its stabilization performance and battery life, as well as its compatibility with the MOZA Master app. 

Gimbal Weight 1.3Kg
Payload Capacity 3.2Kg
Charging 5V 2A Slow Charging: 2.5H
9V 2A Fst Charging: 1.4H
Support charging while using
Battery Type Li-ion Intelligent Battery(built-in), 24.718Wh
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
Longest Working Time 20H
Bluetooth BT5.0, 2.400 GHz -2.4835 GHz
Controlled Endpoint Range(°) Tilt axis: 90°——180°
Roll axis: 95°——235°
Pan axis: 360° Continuous Rotation
MOZA AirCross 3 Transformable Gimbal Stabilizer

MOZA AirCross 3 – For People Looking for Storage Friendly, Easy for Pack and Go gimbal that will fit anywhere.

Design and Build Quality

Moza AirCross 3 Design and Build Quality

When it comes to the design and build quality of a gimbal, the Moza AirCross 3 certainly stands out. One of its exceptional features is its foldable and transformable design, allowing you to reshape the gimbal forms and customize them to suit your filming style. In essence, the Moza AirCross 3 is four gimbals in one, giving you unparalleled versatility when stabilizing your shots.

Moreover, the Moza AirCross 3’s compact size is truly impressive. When folded down, it’s just about the size of an A4 piece of paper, making it extremely easy to store and pack. Whether you need to fit it into a camera bag, travel bag, or even your daily backpack, this gimbal will only take up a little space. Moreover, its small size also makes it very easy to pack and go, allowing you to prepare for your next shoot in a matter of moments. Overall, the gimbal’s distinct design makes it an excellent choice for videographers who value versatility and portability.

Moza AirCross 3 Foldable and Transformable Design

Stabilization Performance

The gimbal is integrated with the stable, Deep Red Algorithm, which improves attitude control, singularity unlocking, and behavior prediction. As a result, the gimbal provides higher levels of stability and control, making it easier to capture smooth and professional-looking shots.

Moza AirCross 3 Intelligent Brick and Tracking

Features and Functionality

The Moza AirCross 3 boasts various features and functionalities that enhance its versatility and ease of use. Its powerful extensions arsenal includes three one-fourth extension holes, which provide three folding configurations with different tripod mounting spots. Additionally, two cold shoe extensions enable users to mount microphones, supplemental lighting, monitors, and other equipment without requiring additional accessories.

MOZA AirCross 3 Features and Functionality

The gimbal also features two USB Type-C ports, allowing MOZA Intelligent Brick and third-party supply and communication. These features provide users with greater flexibility and convenience when filming, as they can easily configure and adjust their setup to accommodate different shooting scenarios.

The MOZA AirCross 3 boasts four different configuration modes. The first mode is the Classic configuration, reminiscent of the traditional one-handed gimbal design still popular in the film industry. The second mode is the Sling mode, which allows users to utilize the gimbal in an underslung capacity, making it easier to capture low-angle shots. The handle must be unfolded and locked into place to activate this mode. Once this is done, attach one tripod foot or handle to the angled thread mount at the bottom of the handle and the other just below the pan motor. This will enable you to orient the gimbal in sling mode and start filming.

MOZA AirCross 3 Configuration Modes

The Dual-Handle mode is the third configuration mode and is perfect for filmmakers who prefer greater control over their shots. This mode involves using a single vertical handle with one hand and a horizontal handle with the other. To use this mode, unfold the handle to a 90-degree angle until it locks, then screw the tripod below the motor where the handle was joined before. Lastly, the Grip Extension mode is designed to be used in conjunction with the Slypod series. This mode allows users to move the handle of the tripod out of the way, giving them access to the tripod thread underneath the pan motor for seamless integration with their Slypod.

AirCross 3 also features vertical mode, hand gesture control, and stable tracking. To use hand gesture control, you must present the international hand signal for OK to start recording. Similarly, by presenting a flat palm, you can stop recording. Furthermore, MOZA Intelligent Brick allows for precise face and body recognition. Tracking your subject has always been challenging due to the big computing power packed into this small device and the 1mp camera.

It also offers four advanced shooting modes: sports mode 2.0, Manual Position 2.0, Inception Mode, and Timelapse. Additionally, it also offers four follow Modes: Pan Follow, FPV, Pan-tilt Follow, and All-lock Follow, with five adjustable speed control settings.

Moza AirCross 3 Modes

Battery Life

The MOZA AirCross 3 boasts a powerful battery that enables extended usage for all-day filming sessions. With its latest MOZA Spark Power Supply System 3.0, the AirCross 3 is equipped with a 3500mAh high-capacity battery, capable of reaching up to a 9V 2A fast-charging rate. It gives the gimbal the ability to operate for up to 19 hours on a single charge, while a full charge can be achieved in just 1.4 hours. This ensures that you can shoot for extended periods without worrying about battery life. Furthermore, if you need to recharge the gimbal on the go, it can be charged via an external power supply, such as a USB battery bank.

In addition to its powerful battery, the Moza AirCross 3 features a new and improved design that includes a strengthened metal construction, which helps improve tactility. The motors have also been upgraded to use less power when not under load, resulting in a longer-lasting performance for all-day shooting sessions. These features make the Moza AirCross 3 a reliable and efficient gimbal that is perfect for filmmakers who need to capture footage for extended periods.

Moza Master APP

You can connect the gimbal to The Moza Master APP. It is available for mobile devices and PCs, including both Windows and Mac OS. Moreover, it is compatible with most of Gudsen’s professional products, such as the Slypod series, Air, AirCross, and Mini-P). The app gives you access to the gimbal key features, including Gimbal settings, Creative video modes, Remote control, Camera settings, Instant Re-Center, and Enter/Exit Sleep mode. Additionally, the app also lets you manually adjust the speed of the axis motion. This guarantees relaxed and smooth motion shots. Furthermore, if you have a fully compatible camera with the AirCross 3 gimbal, you can take photos remotely directly from the Moza Master APP and start/stop recording.

Price and Value

Moza AirCross 3 Features Two USB Type-C Ports and Extension Holes

The Moza AirCross 3 is available in three package options: Standard, Professional, and Master. The base kit is available with a starting price of under $500. The Master pack is available for an additional $260; however, this is justified as it includes iFocus M, AI Tracking Module, and iFocus Wireless Follow Focus Handunit modules.

Compared to its predecessor, the AirCross 3’s base kit is priced approximately $100 higher. However, when compared to other gimbals in its class, such as the Air 2S, the AirCross 3 is competitively priced, considering its premium build quality and features.

From a value perspective, the AirCross 3 is a worthwhile investment for filmmakers who prioritize stability and flexibility in their equipment. Its range of package options and modular design allows for customization based on specific filming needs. Moreover, the improved battery life and durability of the gimbal ensure that it will provide reliable performance for extended periods, making it a cost-effective choice for those seeking a high-quality gimbal.

 Frequently Asked Questions About Moza AirCross 3

What is the payload capacity of Moza AirCross 3?

The MOZA AirCross 3 has a maximum payload capacity of 3.2kg. This makes it compatible with a number of cameras and lenses, especially mirrorless ones. However, it’s important to remember that getting proper balance also depends on the size and configuration of the lens camera and any accompanying accessories, such as a microphone, and not merely on the weight of the equipment.

Payload Capacity of Moza AirCross3

How long does it take to charge Moza AirCross 3?

The AirCross 3 is fitted with an incredibly powerful battery. It is fitted with a 3500mAh high-capacity battery that can reach a 9V 2A fast-charging rate. This means that the gimbal stabilizer can be fully charged in 1.4 hours and has up to 20 hours of run-time. Moreover, it can be charged using a USB battery bank as an external power source while on the move.

Charging Time Of Moza AirCross 3

How do you calibrate a Moza AirCross 3?

In order to calibrate the AirCross 3, you will need to use the mini tripod to help with the entire calibration process. Before beginning, you need to place the gimbal on a flat surface that is not moving or vibrating. Then turn on the gimbal and connect it to the app. Tap to power off the motors, then tap the calibration icon.

After this, you can begin the calibration process. The first thing you need to do is calibrate the gyroscope. To do this, click “Gyroscope” and “Start” to begin. It is important to wait for the app to clarify that calibration has finished before moving or touching the gimbal.

Next, you need to calibrate the accelerometer. Before calibration can start, remove your camera and pay attention to the diagram of the AirCross 3 because the incorrect arrangement of the gimbal’s arms can result in problems in accelerometer calibration. Simple, loosen the tilt and roll adjustment screws so the gimbal arms can rest level with the table’s surface. You need to make sure that the adjustment screws on the gimbal are flush and level with the table or other surfaces. After this, click “Accelerometer” to begin the process of calibrating the accelerometer. Once the gimbal is in the right position, press “Start.” The app will notify you once calibration is finished. After this, you can reattach your camera and turn back on the motors. Watch as the gimbal correctly holds the horizon.

In the end, you should test the gimbal to see if calibration needs to be repeated.

Is MOZA AirCross good?

We’ve already discussed the specifics of the MOZA AirCross 3, and based on that, we consider it to be an excellent handheld gimbal stabilizer. This device is fitted with a number of features, including but not limited to an updated, ergonomic design, longer battery life, and OLED UI, all of which make it extremely versatile and easy to use. Moreover, the gimbal’s foldable and transformable design allows you to customize it to fit your filming style perfectly. It also provides a high level of stability and control. In conclusion, it’s an incredibly reliable, customizable, and efficient device for capturing outstanding footage.

How do I connect my MOZA AirCross to the app?

Connecting the gimbal to the MOZA Master app is pretty straightforward. Firstly, you need to turn on Bluetooth on your device. Then launch the MOZA App on your phone. After this, slide the product menu in the application to select the MOZA AirCross 3. Once you select “Search,” the app will automatically identify your gimbal. Following this, choose the Moza Air to Cross 3 to connect, and you’re ready. 


MOZA AirCross 3 Transformable Gimbal Stabilizer

MOZA AirCross 3 – For People Looking for Storage Friendly, Easy for Pack and Go gimbal that will fit anywhere.

To sum up, the Moza AirCross 3 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer is an excellent choice for videographers who prioritize versatility and portability. Its foldable design transforms it into four different gimbals, and its compact size makes it easy to pack and take on the go. The Deep Red Algorithm provides higher levels of stability and control, while its powerful extensions arsenal enhances its versatility and ease of use. The gimbal also features an improved battery life that can last up to 19 hours on a single charge and can be charged via an external power supply. Finally, the Moza Master APP provides easy access to the gimbal’s key features, giving users greater control over their footage. Overall, the Moza AirCross 3 is an efficient and reliable gimbal that is worth considering for professionals. It definitely offers great value for money and stands out amongst its competitors.

What We like
Strong And Robust Appearance
4-In-1 Convertible Design
Supports Most DSLR And Mirrorless Cameras Up To 7 Lbs.
Simplified Step-By-Step Balancing with A 3-Latch Locking System
Simple Mode Switch between Vertical and Horizontal
Optional Module for Active Tracking
Exceptional Battery Life
AI Calculation Function with Automatic Tuning
What We Don’t
Beginners can find it a bit difficult to balance.
Not so great with Pay-load capacity, so would’nt recommend to professional with hevier cenima camera setups.
Lacks a battery level indicator.