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, a 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 the 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 order it from Banggood for $US 145.90 (51% off).
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°
|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 of 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.
Does Feiyu Pocket have Wifi function and can I control images on my mobile phone?
feiyu-tech.com says ‘Connect APP with WIFI to get real-time footage preview and remote control’ so I assume that it has wifi connectivity!
What about the new Osmo Pocket 2? DJI will reveal it on October 20. For sure will be much better than the Feiyu Pocket.
the only sure thing about the OP2 is that will be released on October 20 and probably it will have a larger image sensor.
DJI is about to release the Osmo Pocket 2, it will be far the best compact 4K gimbal!!!
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)
Thanks for your input. Yes the OP is much expensive compared to the other two pocket gimbals…
Is there any memory inside of Feiyu Pocket or we I need to use a memory card?
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)
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…
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
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!!!!!
Yes, for the same price I would vote for the Feiyu Pocket. Those 60fps makes a huge difference for slow-mo videos