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.
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 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|
|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|
|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 external accessory||Built-in WiFi & Bluetooth||N/A|
|Price||$309 – Order from DJI||$179.99 – Order from GearBest||N/A|
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.