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.
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.
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 of battery life promises the most. Unfortunately, all 3 pocket gimbals have an integrated battery that can’t be replaced by the owner.
Top 8 Best Osmo Pocket 2 alternatives
- The original (first generation) Osmo Pocket;
- Feiyu Pocket;
- Snoppa Vmate 4K;
- Xiaomi FIMI Palm;
- KEELEAD P6A;
- MORANGE M1 Pro;
- FiMI Palm2;
- MOZA MOIN.
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°
|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|
|Max video resolution||4K@60fps||4K@60fps||4K@30fps|
|Max bit-rate||100 Mbps||120 Mbps||100 Mbps|
|Digital Zoom||8x||–||4 X|
DJI Matrix Stereo
|Tripod mount||Yes, adapter||Yes||Yes|
|Battery||875 mAh||875 mAh||1000 mAh|
|Run time||140 minutes||270 minutes||240 minutes|
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.
Last update: April 19, 2021
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What is the best OP2 alternative for Vlogging, please suggest to me.
Why is the lower CMOS of the pocket 2 in red? Or are you trying to say it achieves all that it does with a lower spec camera?
This image https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/2943338291/Snesors.png will explain to you. 1/1.7″ image sensor is bigger than 1/2.3″
so out of these three products. which one has better camera overall and for shooting video at night??? and which one has a better rotation of the camera up and down and also sideways???
hi can anyone help me?? out of these 3 products which one has the better camera overall and also the better camera for nighttime when you want to record videos at night???
Thanks for the help whoever can help me here.
I just installed the Pocket 2 on a CineWhoop the results are incredible!
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)?
Battery life and portability
Which camera is good for vlogging, GoPro 9, or Pocket 2?
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.
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?
Hey crew, was just wondering what video editing programs are easy to use with these stabilizers. I own a OP2 and a FP.
Very satisfied with the pocket 2, no better alternative for less money. I’m testing it a lot today and it’s really great.
Is Osmo pocket 2 worth it? Currently, I have a Fimi Palm.
The Feiyu Pocket also has 4K@60fps like the DJI Pocket 2, plus built-in WIFI, all for less money!
Hm, 64Mp vs 12Mp vs 8.5Mp
Can the new Pocket 2 live stream?
Yes, it can!
For only $159 I prefer the FiMI Palm over the Pocket 2. To be honest who need 64MP still images…
I wish the DJI Osmo battery life would be longer and even the new version that came out doesn’t have a long battery life to match with fimi palm or fei yu. grrrrr
There is any improvement in low light performance on the OP 2?
Does anybody know if the Osmo Pocket 2 accessories will work with the Pocket 1?
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!