FiMI Palm vs Snoppa Vmate: What are the differences?

FiMI Palm and Snoppa Vmate side by side

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
Size 127x31x23 mm
5×1.2×0.9″
122×37.6×32.3mm
4.80×1.48×1.27″
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
Lens FOV 128° 81°
90˚ Rotating Lens No Yes
Max resolution 4K@30fps 4K@60fps
Max bit-rate 100 Mbps 100 Mbps
Audio Built-in dual-microphone + external 3.5mm Built-in dual-microphone + external Bluetooth mic
Active tracking Yes Yes
Battery 1000 mAh 1700 mAh
Work time 240 minutes 160 minutes
Wireless connectivity Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth  Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth 
USB port Type-C Type-C
Tripod mount Yes Yes, via mounting adapter
Waterproof case N/A N/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 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…

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