Osmo Pocket vs FiMI Palm: Best alternative

Osmo Pocket vs 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 similar form factor. While the DJI Osmo Pocket measures 36.9 × 28.6 x 121.9 mm and weights 116 grams, the Xiaomi FiMI Palm has 30.5 x 22.7 x 127 mm and 120 grams.

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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 tripod mount and standard 3.5mm external microphone port.

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

In the table bellow 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 a third column for another Osmo Pocket alternative which will be reveled next month.

 Osmo PocketFiMI Palm?
Size122 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″
N/A
Weight116 g / 4.09 oz120 g / 4.23 ozN/A
Stabilization3-axis mechanical3-axis mechanicalN/A
Gimbal rangePan: -230° – +50°
Tilt: -95° – +50°
Roll: -45° – +45°
Pan: -245° – +65°
Tilt: -105° – +105°
Roll: -90° – +90°
N/A
Gimbal modesFollow, Tilt Locked and FPVFollow, Pitch Lock, FPV and All LockedN/A
ControlsMode + Shutter buttons5-way joystick + Shutter buttonN/A
Display1.08″ Touchscreen1.22″ TouchscreenN/A
Image sensor12M – 1/2.3″ CMOS12M – 1/2.3″ CMOSN/A
LENS FOV80°128°N/A
Max resolution4K@60fps4K@30fpsN/A
Max bit-rate100 Mbps100 MbpsN/A
AudioBuilt-in dual-microphone + external USB Type-CBuilt-in dual-microphone + external 3.5mmN/A
Active trackingYesYesN/A
Creative modesPanorama, Time-lapse, Motion-lapse and Hyper-lapsePanorama, Time-lapse, Motion-lapse and Hyper-lapse, 8x slow-motion and 3x stabilized zoomN/A
Battery875 mAh1000 mAhN/A
Run time140 minutes240 minutesN/A
Wireless connectivityWiFi & Bluetooth with external accessoryBuilt-in WiFi & Bluetooth N/A
USB portType-CType-CN/A
Tripod mountNoYesN/A
Price$309 – Order from DJI$199 – Check availabilityN/A

Bottom line

I hope I succeeded to give you a bit of an overview what’s similar between Osmo Pocket and FiMI Palm and what’s different. Unfortunately, for the moment I had the chance to test only the Osmo Pocket. As soon as I get the Palm for review I will add more thoughts.

14 COMMENTS

    • Considering the lowest price of each of them ($309 for DJI vs. $99 pre-order for FIMI a couple weeks ago), the comparison doesn’t seem fair. There’s a $200 price difference. Even at a $149 price point, I’d still compromise on the material.

    • Personally I own the OP, it is an excellent portable gimbal for traveling. I paid $399 of it, but now during DJI winter sales is only $309. I know that the $199 price of the FiMI Palm is very attractive, but without some sample videos I would not never buy it. Also for slow-motion videos the higher bitrate is a must have.

  1. With 60fps, Osmo Pocket is the winner for me. FiMi should reconsider the outdated specs of the Palm. Ok it has WiFi, but we want a camera to record videos in best quality available at the time.

    • Agreed that people want videos in the best quality available. But honestly speaking, that means we have to pay like $200 more for 60fps. And that’s the only pro I found in the Osmo Pocket. Anything else seems similar. The pocket even doesn’t have as many features…

  2. DJI products are always better than Xiaomi ones. They are leader in drone imaging technology, so I’m sceptic that the Palm can be better than Osmo Pocket.

  3. Osmo pocket features Hasselblad image sensor and professional grade mechanical gimbal with longer lifespan. You should check out video quality before you order any of these two gimbals.

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