MORANGE M1 Pro gimbal: True DJI Pocket 2 alternative?

Key features of MORANGE M1 Pro gimbal

Featuring 4K@60fps recording and 5X digital zoom, the new MORANGE M1 Pro gimbal can be considered as a true DJI Pocket 2 alternative. The M1 Pro will be available in 3 colors (black, orange, and grey).

According to the first rumors, it’s 2s/875mAh LI-Ion battery allows more than two hours of continuous recording, when the gimbal is set at FHD@30fps. The MORANGE M1 Pro vlog gimbal can take memory cards with up to 256 GB capacity.

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In addition to Slow-motion, Hyperlapse, and Motinlapse creative modes, it features AI-powered active tracking. The gimbal can recognize humans, dogs, cats as well as facial expressions.

Design of MORANGE M1 Pro

MORANGE M1 Pro aka Xiaomi TikTok features and specs

  • Low weight (136g), super compact size;
  • 2.8mm wide-angle lens with 116° FOV;
  • 1/2.3 CMOS image sensor;
  • 1.4-inch AMOLED color screen;
  • 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) with up to 60fps;
  • High bitrate compression (100Mbps);
  • Up to 5X digital zoom;
  • Smart AI tracking (Human, dog, and cat recognization);
  • Slow-motion, Hyperlapse, 30S Long-term exposure, and Motinlapse creative modes;
  • Controllable Range: -220°~ 75°(Panning) /-45°~ +90°(Tilting) / ±50°(Rolling);
  • Up to 150 minutes of working time (at 1080P@30fps).

MORANGE M1 Pro vs DJI Pocket 2: In-depth comparison

In the table below I will try to compare the most important specs of both pocket-size gimbals. I highlighted with red where the M1Pro shines and with green where Osmo Pocket 2 excels.

  MORANGE M1 Pro DJI Osmo Pocket 2
Size 133.2×41.4×32.6mm 124.7×38.1×30 mm
Weight 136g 117g
Number of motors 3-axis 3-axis
Gimbal range Pan: -240°-+80°
Tilt: -100°-+105°
Roll: ±90°
Pan: -250°-+90°
Tilt: -180°-+70°
Roll: ±90°
Digital Zoom 5X 8X
Display 1.4″ AMOLED 1.3″ Touchscreen
Image sensor 1/2.3″ CMOS 1/1.7″ CMOS
Lens FOV 116° 93°
Selfie mode Yes Yes
Max resolution 4K@60fps 4K@60fps
Max bit-rate 100 Mbps 100 Mbps
Microphone Yes Yes,
DJI Matrix Stereo
Active tracking Yes Yes
Battery 875 mAh 875 mAh
Work time 150 minutes 140 minutes
Wireless connectivity ? Yes
USB port Type-C Type-C
Tripod mount ? Yes, adapter
Waterproof case N/A N/A
Price $349 $349

Update: Aliexpress started to advertise this stabilizer under ‘Xiaomi Mi TikTok gimbal’ product name. The popular Chinese brand also has another pocket gimbal called FiMI Palm.

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