Osmo Pocket 2 alternatives: Best 4K gimbals

Best Osmo Pocket 2 alternatives

The new improved Osmo Pocket 2 was officially released today. Unfortunately, the great specs are paired with a spicy price tag too. In this article, we will try to discover if there are any good Osmo Pocket 2 alternatives for less money. 

DJI is best known as the dominant market leader in drone technology, but it also has a wide range of handheld stabilizers for land-based photography with smartphones and cameras of all sizes. Back in December 2018, the original Osmo Pocket was the first palm-sized gimbal that has a built-in 4K camera and it was shortly followed by Xiaomi’s FIMI Palm gimbal.

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What’s new on the Osmo Pocket 2?

The Osmo Pocket 2 combines a three-axis mechanical gimbal, with a 64MP camera built around a 1/1.7-inch sensor and a small live-view touchscreen. In contrast, the Feiyu Pocket gimbal has only an 8.5MP sensor, and the FIMI Palm only a 12MP one.

The second-generation DJI OP measures 124.7×38.1×30 mm and weighs 117 grams. It fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and is perfect for slipping into your pocket. By comparison, the Feiyu Pocket has a size of 124.5 x 40.5 x 30 and a weight of 115 grams.

Design of Osmo Pocket 2

The OP2 camera has a focal length equivalent to 20mm, a field of view of 93 degrees, and an f/1.8 aperture. It can shoot 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) footage with up to 60fps and 100Mbps. 1080p Full HD footage can be recorded at up to 2400p for 8x slow-motion playback. The new Osmo Pocket 2 features 8X digital zoom, which is 2 times more compared to its contenders.

Battery life comparison

While the Osmo Pocket 2 is powered by a built-in 875mAh battery, its two biggest rivals by an 875mAh respectively a 1000mAh. In terms of working time, the Feiyu Pocket gimbal with more than 3 hours battery life promises the most. Unfortunately, all 3 pocket gimbals have an integrated battery that can’t be replaced by the owner.

Top 5 Best Osmo Pocket 2 alternatives

  1. The original (first generation) Osmo Pocket;
  2. Feiyu Pocket;
  3. Snoppa Vmate 4K;
  4. Xiaomi FIMI Palm;
  5. KEELEAD P6A;
  6. MORANGE M1 Pro.

Osmo Pocket 2 vs Feiyu Pocket vs FiMI Palm: In-Depth Comparison Guide

In the table below I will try to compare the most important specs of each pocket gimbal. I highlighted with red where the new DJI Osmo Pocket 2 excels, with green where the Feiyu Pocket shines, and with blue the FiMI Palm’s absolute pros.

  Osmo Pocket 2 Feiyu Pocket Fimi Palm
Dimensions 124.7×38.1×30 mm 124.5×40.5×30 mm 127x31x23 mm
Weight 117g / 4.12 oz 115g / 4.06oz 120 g / 4.23 oz
Stabilization 3-axis mechanical 3-axis mechanical 3-axis mechanical
Gimbal range Pan: -250°-+90°
Tilt: -180°-+70°
Roll: ±90°
Pan: -254°–+60°
Tilt: -140°–+140°
Roll: -90°–+90°
Pan: -245° – +65°
Tilt: -105° – +105°
Roll: -90° – +90°
Gimbal modes Follow, Tilt Locked and FPV 360° POV all-follow mode
Two basic follow modes
Follow, Pitch Lock, FPV and All Locked
Controls Mode & Shutter buttons + Optional 5-way joystick Mode + Shutter buttons 5-way joystick + Shutter button
Display 1.3″ Touchscreen 1.3″ Touchscreen 1.22″ Touchscreen
Sensor size 1/1.7″ CMOS 1/2.5″ CMOS 1/2.3″ CMOS
Resolution 64MP 8.5MP 12MP
LENS FOV 93° 120° 128°
Max video resolution 4K@60fps 4K@60fps 4K@30fps
Max bit-rate 100 Mbps 120 Mbps 100 Mbps
Digital Zoom 8x 4 X
Built-in mic Yes,
DJI Matrix Stereo
Yes Yes
Wireless connectivity No Yes Yes
USB port Type-C Type-C Type-C
Tripod mount Yes, adapter Yes Yes
Battery 875 mAh 875 mAh 1000 mAh
Run time 140 minutes 270 minutes 240 minutes
Price $349 $225 $159

Bottom line

I hope I managed to give you a bit of an overview on what’s similar and what’s different between these 3 pocket gimbals. With a 64MP sensor, the Osmo Pocket 2 seems to be the most versatile stabilizer right now. On the other hand, advertised for only $159, the FIMI Palm is the most affordable 4K gimbal that you can buy at the moment.

17 COMMENTS

  1. With today’s smartphones having pretty good cameras with up 8k recording and EIS, what would be a fair reason to get a DJI Pocket 2 gimbal (or any alternative)?

    • I have both, but Pocket 2 suit my need the most as I use it for recording my kids in cinematic style. My arms are more relaxing than using the GoPro 9.

  2. I’m considering buying a 4K gimbal. I’m between the DJI Pocket 2 and the Feiyu Pocket. I’ve seen lot’s of YouTube videos, but I can’t find RAW footage from these stabilizers. Any suggestions on where to find some?

  3. Hey crew, was just wondering what video editing programs are easy to use with these stabilizers. I own a OP2 and a FP.

    Thank you!

  4. Very satisfied with the pocket 2, no better alternative for less money. I’m testing it a lot today and it’s really great.

  5. All are behind the Osmo Pocket 2!!!!
    Just saw some reviews with the OP, and the new ActiveTrack 3.0 function does an amazing job!

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