Last year, we reviewed both FIMI Palm and Osmo Pocket gimbals, now it’s time to take a closer look and an in-depth comparison of their 2020 version. While the new DJI Pocket 2 comes with upgraded image sensors, the FiMI Palm 2 with improved battery life.
Both stabilizers have CMOS image sensors, but the FIMI Palm 2 has 12 MP and the Osmo Pocket 2 has 64 MP resolution. In terms of video frame rate, DJI’s gimbal is over Xiaomi’s one. While the Pocket 2 is capable to record 4K videos with up to 60fps, the FIMI Palm with only 30fps. Another difference is that the OP2 features 8X digital zoom, and the FP2 only 3x one.
Besides some facelift, the Palm2’s biggest upgrade is the higher capacity battery and implicitly the extended operation time. By comparison, the DJI Pocket 2 has an 875 mAh battery and about 140 minutes of working time, the FiMI Palm 2 is powered by a 2600 mAh battery which provides more than 300 minutes o continuous recording.
Xiaomi FiMI Palm 2 versus DJI Osmo Pocket 2 comparison table
In the table below I will try to compare the most important specs of both 2020 pocket gimbals. I highlighted with red where the FiMI Palm 2 shines and with blue where DJI Pocket 2 excels.
|FiMI Palm 2||DJI Pocket 2|
|Number of motors||3-axis||3-axis|
|Gimbal range||Pan: -240°-+60°
|Gimbal modes||Follow, Pitch Lock, FPV, and All Locked||Follow, Tilt Locked, and 7PV|
|Display||1.22″ Touchscreen||1.3″ Touchscreen|
|Image sensor||1/2.6″ CMOS||1/1.7″ CMOS|
|Max bit-rate||100 Mbps||100 Mbps|
|Battery||2600 mAh||875 mAh|
|Work time||308 minutes||140 minutes|
|Wireless connectivity||Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth||Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module|
|Tripod mount||Yes||Yes, via a mounting adapter|
|Release date||November 2020||November 2020|
|Price||$199 – Order from BG (33% off)||$349 – Purchase from DJI|
For sure when you are planning to purchase a new camera, the first thing you look for is the resolution and frame rate. The DJI Pocket 2 beats the FIMI Palam in both cases. Unfortunately, the better specs have their price, you will need to pay $150 more for DJI’s gimbal.
Besides image quality, size and weight are a big deciding factor when you are trying to find the ideal gimbal for your needs. The Palm 2 is slightly bigger than the Pocket 2 and also 28 grams heavier (145g vs 117g).