Shortly after we reviewed DJI’s Osmo Pocket handheld gimbal, many camera and gimbal manufacturers started to reveal their own pocket size stabilised 4K camera. Firstly it was Xiaomi with their FIMI Palm, then Snoppa with Vmate and lastly Feiyu-Tech with Feiyu Pocket.
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 higher bit rate at 4K@60fps recording, larger LCD display and built-WiFi connectivity. Furthermore, Feiyu Pocket has 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 bellow 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°|
|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|
|Max video resolution||4K@60fps||4K@60fps||4K@30fps|
|Max bit-rate||120 Mbps||100 Mbps||100 Mbps|
|Wireless connectivity||Yes||No (optional WiFi module)||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|
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.
last update on April 23, 2020