Osmo Pocket 2 options: Finest 4K gimbal
The new improved Osmo Pocket 2 was officially released today. Unfortunately, the great specifications also come with a spicy price tag. In this article, we’re going to try to find out if there are any good Osmo Pocket 2 alternatives for less money.
Known as the dominant leader in drone technology, DJI also has a wide range of handheld stabilizers for land-based photography with smartphones and cameras of all sizes. The original in December 2018 Osmo bag was the first palm-sized gimbal with a built-in 4K camera and Xiaomi’s FIMI Palm Gimbal followed shortly afterwards.
The Osmo Pocket 2 combines a three-axis mechanical gimbal with a 64-megapixel camera built around a 1 / 1.7-inch sensor and a small live-view touchscreen. In contrast, the Feiyu Pocket Gimbal only has an 8.5 megapixel sensor and the FIMI Palm only has a 12 megapixel sensor.
The second generation DJI OP measures 124.7 × 38.1 × 30 mm and weighs 117 grams. It fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and fits perfectly in your pocket. For comparison: the Feiyu bag has a size of 124.5 x 40.5 x 30 and a weight of 115 grams.
The OP2 camera has a focal length of 20 mm, a field of view of 93 degrees and an aperture of 1: 1.8. It can record 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) material at up to 60 frames per second and 100 Mbit / s. 1080p Full HD material can be recorded for 8x slow motion playback at up to 2400p. The new Osmo Pocket 2 has an 8x digital zoom, which is twice as high as its competitors.
While the Osmo Pocket 2 is powered by a built-in 875 mAh battery, the two biggest competitors are 875 mAh and 1000 mAh, respectively. In terms of working hours, the Feiyu Pocket Gimbal promises the most with a battery life of more than 3 hours. Unfortunately, all 3 pocket gimbals have an integrated battery that cannot be replaced by the owner.
Osmo Pocket 2 vs. Feiyu Pocket vs. FiMI Palm: Comprehensive Comparison Guide
In the table below, I’ll try to compare the key specifications of each pocket gimbal. I have highlighted with red where the new DJI Osmo Pocket 2 stands out, with green where the Feiyu Pocket shines, and with blue what the absolute professionals of the FiMI Palm are.
|Osmo Pocket 2||Feiyu bag||Fimi Palm|
|Dimensions||124.7 x 38.1 x 30 mm||124.5 × 40.5 × 30 mm||127 x 31 x 23 mm|
|Weight||117 g / 4.12 oz||115 g||120 g|
|stabilization||3-axis mechanical||3-axis mechanical||3-axis mechanical|
|Gimbal area||Pan: -250 ° – + 90 °
Inclination: -180 ° – + 70 °
Roll: ± 90 °
|Pan: -254 ° – + 60 °
Inclination: -140 ° – + 140 °
Roll: -90 ° – + 90 °
|Pan: -245 ° – + 65 °
Inclination: -105 ° – + 105 °
Roll: -90 ° – + 90 °
|Gimbal modes||Follow, Tilt Locked and FPV||360 ° POV all-follow mode
Two basic tracking modes
|Follow, Pitch Lock, FPV and All Locked|
|Controls||Mode & Trigger + Optional 5-way joystick||Mode + trigger||5-way joystick + trigger|
|display||1.3 “touchscreen||1.3 “touchscreen||1.22 “touchscreen|
|Sensor size||1 / 1.7 “CMOS||1 / 2.5 “CMOS||1 / 2.3 “CMOS|
|LENS FOV||93 °||120 °||128 °|
|Maximum video resolution||4K @ 60fps||4K @ 60fps||4K @ 30fps|
|Maximum bit rate||100 Mbit / s||120 Mbit / s||100 Mbit / s|
|Digital zoom||8x||– –||4 X.|
DJI Matrix stereo
|USB port||Type C.||Type C.||Type C.|
|Tripod mount||Yes, adapters||Yes||Yes|
|battery||875 mAh||875 mAh||1000 mAh|
|running time||140 minutes||270 minutes||240 minutes|
|price||$ 349||$ 225||$ 159|
Hope I managed to give you a little rundown of what is similar and what is different between these 3 pocket gimbals. With a 64MP sensor, the Osmo Pocket 2 seems to be the most versatile stabilizer right now. On the other hand, that advertised for only $ 159 FIMI palm is the cheapest 4K gimbal you can buy right now.
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