Feiyu Pocket vs Osmo Pocket vs FiMI Palm: Best handheld gimbals

Feiyu Pocket vs Osmo Pocket vs FiMI Palm gimbals

Priced for only $249, the just rumored Feiyu Pocket could be a good alternative for the expensive Osmo Pocket. In addition to the much friendly price tag, it features a higher bit rate at 4K@60fps recording, larger LCD display, and built-WiFi connectivity. Furthermore, Feiyu Pocket has a wider gimbal range (movement freedom) than its DJI contender. Feiyu-Tech’s handheld gimbal provides 360° POV all-follow mode and two basic follow modes, all at a max follow speed of 180°/s.

Feiyu Pocket: Price and availability

While the Feiyu Pocket gimbal was announced about two months ago, only now become available at most retailers. Now, you can pre-order it from Banggood for $US 199 (33% off). This attractive price is valid for the first 20 orders only! Note: expected processing time is starting with May 9, 2020.

Feiyu Pocket vs DJI Osmo 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 were the Feiyu Pocket excels, with green were the Osmo Pocket shines and with blue the FiMI Palm’s absolute pros.

  Feiyu Pocket Osmo Pocket Fimi Palm
Dimensions 124.5 x 40.5 x 30 mm
4.9 x 1.6 x 1.2″
122 x 37 x 29 mm
4.8 x 1.5 x 1.1″ 
127 x 31 x 23 mm
5 x 1.2 x 0.9″
Weight 115g / 4.06oz 116 g / 4.09 oz 120 g / 4.23 oz
Stabilization 3-axis mechanical 3-axis mechanical 3-axis mechanical
Gimbal range Pan: -254°–+60°
Tilt: -140°–+140°
Roll: -90°–+90°
Pan: -230° – +50°
Tilt: -95° – +50°
Roll: -45° – +45°
Pan: -245° – +65°
Tilt: -105° – +105°
Roll: -90° – +90°
Gimbal modes 360° POV all-follow mode
Two basic follow modes
Follow, Tilt Locked and FPV Follow, Pitch Lock, FPV and All Locked
Controls Mode + Shutter buttons Mode + Shutter buttons 5-way joystick + Shutter button
Display 1.3″ Touchscreen 1.08″ Touchscreen 1.22″ Touchscreen
Sensor size 1/2.5″ CMOS 1/2.3″ CMOS 1/2.3″ CMOS
Resolution 8.5MP 12MP 12MP
LENS FOV 120° 80° 128°
Max video resolution 4K@60fps 4K@60fps 4K@30fps
Max bit-rate 120 Mbps 100 Mbps 100 Mbps
Built-in mic Yes Yes Yes
Wireless connectivity Yes No (optional WiFi module) Yes
USB port Type-C Type-C Type-C
Tripod mount Yes No Yes
Battery Not revealed yet! 875 mAh 1000 mAh
Run time 270 minutes 140 minutes 240 minutes
Price $199 $369 – Order from DJI $199.99 – Order from GearBest

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 handheld 4K gimbals. Unfortunately, for the moment I had the chance to review only the Osmo Pocket, but the FIMI Palm is already on its way to me and I also contacted Feiyu-Tech regarding the possibility to test and evaluate their Feiyu Pocket gimbal.

9 COMMENTS

  1. I have all three, Osmo Pocket, Fimi and Feiyu, it’s very close on usability and quality wise. currently there has been 4 fimi firmware update and 2 feiyu pocket updates, so that means they are making it better. I also discovered Feiyu can be used as webcam

    If I have to choose, I would probably say Fimi or Feiyu as Osmo is a bit pricey. (Feiyu is now $249 while Fimi is $199 or $210)

    • there is no internal memory, you will need and micro SD card to capture your footage. Due to the high bit rate and 4K@60ps resolution you will need a high speed one (class 10 U3)

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  2. Do you know when the Feiyu Pocket will be truly available for orders? i don’t want to pay for a product now, and received it for Christmas…

  3. ordered mine, firstly I wanted a osmo pocket, but picked a Feiyu. It offers about same for less. They on the ginbal market for a while and their stabilizers proved over the time. I will use it mainly for travelling and vlogging

  4. Feiyu Pocket Gimbal seems to be the best option. It is just a bit more expensive that the FIMI Palm but it has 4K@60FPS!!!!!

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