Both, FiMI Palm and Snoppa Vmate gimbals want to be an affordable option for the Osmo Pocket. These two OP alternatives are about $100 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 weighs 118 grams, the Snoppa Vmate has 122 x 37.6 × 32.3 mm mm and 128g. Both gadgets feature 1.22″ color live-view touchscreen display.
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 maximum 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 below 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 the developing stage, therefore the final product specifications and features may suffer changes.
|FiMI Palm||Snoppa Vmate|
|Weight||120 g / 4.23 oz||118 g / 4.16 oz|
|Number of motors||3-axis||3-axis|
|Gimbal range||Pan: -245° – +65°
Tilt: -105° – +105°
Roll: -90° – +90°
|Pan: -270° – +90°
Tilt: -98° – +50°
Roll: -45° – +45°
|Gimbal modes||Follow, Pitch Lock, FPV and All Locked||POV|
|Display||1.22″ Touchscreen||1.22″ Touchscreen|
|Image sensor||12M – 1/2.3″ CMOS||12M – 1/2.3″ CMOS|
|90˚ Rotating Lens||No||Yes|
|Max bit-rate||100 Mbps||100 Mbps|
|Audio||Built-in dual-microphone + external 3.5mm||Built-in dual-microphone + external Bluetooth mic|
|Battery||1000 mAh||1700 mAh|
|Work time||240 minutes||160 minutes|
|Wireless connectivity||Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth||Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth|
|Tripod mount||Yes||Yes, via mounting adapter|
|Price||$179.99 – Order from GearBest||$189 on Indiegogo|
I hope I succeeded to make things clear, what’s similar between FiMI Palm and Vmate Snoppa, and what’s different. For a 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…