FIMI Palm Review 2020 – Affordable, New Gimbal On The Market

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FIMI Palm is a new 3-axis gimbal designed like the DJI Osmo Pocket. With a price of about 200,- US-Dollars the FIMI Palm is much cheaper. The FIMI Palm is scheduled to start shipping in January 2020. You can pre-order the FIMI Palm from the Chinese online dealer Gearbest.

FIMI Palm: Introduction and features

The new FIMI Palm is a 3-axis gimbal with an integrated camera. An integrated touch screen display and a five-way joystick are designed to make the operation and control of the mini gimbal particularly easy and comfortable.

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Source: Gearbest.com

Charging of the battery and data transfer is done via USB-C connection. Unlike the DJI Osmo Pocket, Bluetooth and WiFi are integrated directly into the FIMI Palm. No additional adapters are required for remote control or wireless access. The resolution of the integrated 1.22-inch display with touch function is 240 x 240 pixels with a brightness of 600 Nit. FIMI Palm will also have a story mode like the DJI Osmo Pocket. You can record cinematographic video clips in just a few steps with the help of the app and corresponding templates, music and effects. Intelligent recording functions such as Smart Tracking (Follow Me), Timelapse, Motion Lapse, Hyperlapse as well as a total of four gimbal modes (Pitch Lock, FPV, Follow and All Locked) are of course also included.

FIMI Palm Specifications

  • Dimensions: 127 x 30.5 x 22.7 millimetres
  • 3-axis gimbal with 4K camera
  • Weight: 120 grams
  • Connectivity: USB-C, Bluetooth, WiFi
  • camera field of view: 128°
  • Resolution max.: 4K and 30 fps
  • Operating time: 240 min (FHD at 30 fps)
  • Video bit rate: 100 Mbps
  • Operation: Five-way joystick and app
  • with integrated touch screen (1.22 inch)
  • Story Mode and four gimbal modes
  • Battery capacity: 1,000 mAh
  • Price: approx. 200,- US-Dollar

FIMI Palm vs. DJI Osmo Pocket

Source: Gearbest.com

With the help of the 1/4″ thread the FIMI Palm can be extended with a variety of accessories – like a tripod or a selfie-stick. The weight of the FIMI Palm is 120 grams with dimensions of 127 x 30.5 x 22.7 millimetres.

Thanks to the 1,000-mAh rechargeable battery, the mini-gimbal should allow an operating time of up to 240 minutes (with FullHD recording and 30 fps). In terms of video, the FIMI Palm records in maximum 4K resolution at 30 frames per second and a video bit rate of 100 Mbps.

This is where the FIMI Palm is at a disadvantage compared to the DJI Osmo Pocket, as the DJI counterpart allows smooth 4K recordings even at 60 fps. The camera’s field of view is at a wide angle of 128°, which makes the gimbal ideal for sports and action shots.

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