Osmo Pocket vs FiMI Palm: Best alternative

Side by side view of Osmo Pocket and FiMI Palm

Till yesterday, the Osmo Pocket was a quite unique product on its market segment. There was no other handheld gimbal with similar specs and features. The just rumored Xiaomi FiMI Palm could be a good alternative for the Osmo Pocket, but only if Xiaomi will offer it for at least $100 less – especially that it has only 30fps at 4K.

If you look at the image above, you can see that these two handheld gimbals share a similar form factor. While the DJI Osmo Pocket measures 36.9 × 28.6 x 121.9 mm and weighs 116 grams, the Xiaomi FiMI Palm has 30.5 x 22.7 x 127 mm and 120 grams.

The biggest cons found during my Osmo Pocket review was the lack of native wireless connectivity. The FIMI Palm seems to solve this drawback by featuring built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. Furthermore, it has a tripod mount and a standard 3.5mm external microphone port.

DJI Osmo Pocket vs Xiaomi Fimi Palm: In-Depth Comparison Guide

In the table below I will try to compare the most important specs of both pocket gimbals. I highlighted with red were the Osmo Pocket excels and with green were the FiMI Palm shines. Note: I reserved the third column for another Osmo Pocket alternative which will be revealed next month.

  Osmo Pocket FiMI Palm ?
Size 122 x 37 x 29 mm
4.8 x 1.5 x 1.1″
127 x 31 x 23 mm
5 x 1.2 x 0.9″
Weight 116 g / 4.09 oz 120 g / 4.23 oz N/A
Stabilization 3-axis mechanical 3-axis mechanical N/A
Gimbal range Pan: -230° – +50°
Tilt: -95° – +50°
Roll: -45° – +45°
Pan: -245° – +65°
Tilt: -105° – +105°
Roll: -90° – +90°
Gimbal modes Follow, Tilt Locked and FPV Follow, Pitch Lock, FPV and All Locked N/A
Controls Mode + Shutter buttons 5-way joystick + Shutter button N/A
Display 1.08″ Touchscreen 1.22″ Touchscreen N/A
Image sensor 12M – 1/2.3″ CMOS 12M – 1/2.3″ CMOS N/A
LENS FOV 80° 128° N/A
Max resolution 4K@60fps 4K@30fps N/A
Max bit-rate 100 Mbps 100 Mbps N/A
Audio Built-in dual-microphone + external USB Type-C Built-in dual-microphone + external 3.5mm N/A
Active tracking Yes Yes N/A
Creative modes Panorama, Time-lapse, Motion-lapse and Hyper-lapse Panorama, Time-lapse, Motion-lapse and Hyper-lapse, 8x slow-motion and 3x stabilized zoom N/A
Battery 875 mAh 1000 mAh N/A
Run time 140 minutes 240 minutes N/A
Wireless connectivity WiFi & Bluetooth with an external accessory Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth  N/A
USB port Type-C Type-C N/A
Tripod mount No Yes N/A
Price $309 – Order from DJI $179.99 – Order from GearBest N/A


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