FiMI Palm vs Snoppa Vmate: What are the differences?

Xiaomi FiMI Palm vs Snoppa Vmate

Both, FiMI Palm and Snoppa Vmate gimbals wants to be an affordable option for the Osmo Pocket. These two OP alternatives are about $US100 cheaper than their DJI rival.

If you look at the image above, you can see that these pocket gimbals share similar design and form factor. While the FiMI Palm measures 127 x 31 x 23 mm and weights 118 grams, the Snoppa Vmate has 122 x 37.6 × 32.3 mm mm and 128g. Both gadgets features 1.22″ color live-view touchscreen display.

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While both gimbals come with 1/2.3″ CMOS image sensor, the F. Palm has 47° wider field of view. IMHO, the specs could make the winning difference between these two pocket gimbals is the max. frame rate at 4K resolution. Just like the Osmo Pocket, the Vmate also features 60fps, while the Fimi Palm only 30fps.

Xiaomi FiMI Palm vs Snoppa Vmate: In-Depth Comparison Guide

In the table bellow I will try to compare the most important specs of both palm size gimbals. I highlighted with red were the FiMI Palm shines and with green were Snoppa Vmate the excels. Note: Both gimbals are in developing stage, therefore the final product specifications and features may suffer changes.

 FiMI PalmSnoppa Vmate
Size127x31x23 mm
5×1.2×0.9″
122×37.6×32.3mm
4.80×1.48×1.27″
Weight120 g / 4.23 oz118 g / 4.16 oz
Number of motors3-axis3-axis
Gimbal rangePan: -245° – +65°
Tilt: -105° – +105°
Roll: -90° – +90°
Pan: -270° – +90°
Tilt: -98° – +50°
Roll: -45° – +45°
Gimbal modesFollow, Pitch Lock, FPV and All LockedPOV
Display1.22″ Touchscreen1.22″ Touchscreen
Image sensor12M – 1/2.3″ CMOS12M – 1/2.3″ CMOS
Lens FOV128°81°
90˚ Rotating LensNoYes
Max resolution4K@30fps4K@60fps
Max bit-rate100 Mbps100 Mbps
AudioBuilt-in dual-microphone + external 3.5mmBuilt-in dual-microphone + external Bluetooth mic
Active trackingYesYes
Battery1000 mAh1700 mAh
Work time240 minutes160 minutes
Wireless connectivityBuilt-in WiFi & Bluetooth Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth 
USB portType-CType-C
Tripod mountYesYes, via mounting adapter
Waterproof caseN/AN/A
Price$179.99 – Order from GearBest$189 on Indiegogo 

Bottom line

I hope I succeeded to make things clear, what’s similar between FiMI Palm and Vmate Snoppa and what’s different. For an more in-depth comparison with sample footage, I already contacted both manufacturers. While Xiaomi FiMI positively accepted my request for a free review sample, Snoppa Technology not even wrote back…

9 COMMENTS

  1. Remember.. Snoppa is the company that produced the flawed M1 gimbal (that broke and keeps breaking) that they soon discontinued and offered early adopters an $80 upgrade to their next generation Atom gimbal…

  2. No joystick or buttons and only touchscreen, means you’re pretty screwed if you’re wearing gloves. I guess this isn’t a gimbal for used with snow sports like skiing or snowboarding

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