If you travel often and shoot video, then a new gimbal camera with a stabilizer FIMI PALM will be a necessary device.
We all know that DJІ introduced a compact camera called Osmo Pocket, but its price is a bit sky-high. Therefore, I want to share an alternative device from FIMI, which can become a direct competitor to the big DJІ company.
At the moment, there is a pre-sale for a gimbal camera FIMI PALM and the price is $150. If you recall the price of DJІ Osmo Pocket, which is $ 300 and it is two times more expensive than the PALM model.
The main functions of the PALM camera I can include are compact dimensions, a three-axis stabilizer, an ultra-wide shooting angle of up to 128 degrees, many modes and a battery with 1000 mAh capacity.
In this article, you will learn the main features, comparing video shooting between two FIMI and DJІ cameras, and much more.
FIMI PALM: Specifications
|Display:||1.22 inch with 240 x 240 pixels and 600 nit brightness|
|Ultra Wide-angle Lens:||128°|
|Image:||4K UHD 100Mbps|
|Battery Life:||240 minutes|
|Connection:||Wi-Fi & Bluetooth|
|Size:||30.5 x 22.7 x 127.0 mm|
FIMI PALM: Design
The camera lay well in the hand and you can not worry about the large weight and size. Since the dimensions of FIMI PALM are only 3.05 x 2.27 x 12.70 cm and weight is about 120 grams.
On top of the axis is a camera with a 12-megapixel sensor. The camera is located on a three-axis stabilizer, so the video image will be very smooth.
On the front of the device, there is a small touch screen with a size of 1.22 inches and a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.
It displays a picture of a video or photo recording, also it is well readable even in sunny weather thanks to 600 nits of brightness.
I would like to note that the screen of the FIMI PALM is slightly larger than on the Osmo Pocket, so this is a small plus for ease of use.
Just below the screen is an LED battery level indicator and there is a microphone hole nearby.
The main functional control is a five-way joystick and a button to turn on or record video.
There is a Type-C port for charging at the bottom of the camera and a ¼ inch tripod hole is located on the back of the case.
Also on the FIMI PALM is a second noise-canceling microphone on the right side of the case. In addition to the main microphone, you can connect an additional microphone through the 3.5 mm port to achieve high-quality sound in your videos.
The memory card slot is also located on the right side of the gimbal camera.
The FIMI PALM design, although not unique and is completely copied from the DJІ Osmo Pocket model, but it has compact dimensions and weight, which contributes to the easy transportation and shooting of the video.
FIMI PALM: Features and Video Samples
As I already wrote, the FIMI PALM gimbal camera received a 12-megapixel sensor with a 128-degree shooting angle. The maximum shooting resolution was 4K and 30 frames per second.
At the corners of the video, the device has -240/+ 60 degrees panning, ± 90 degrees tilt and ± 45 rotation. If we compare the performance with the Osmo Pocket camera, then the new PALM model has larger working angles.
The main feature of the FIMI PALM camera is the presence of a built-in Wifi and Bluetooth connection. Therefore, you can connect the device to the mobile application on your smartphone and configure even more functions.
For example, the application already Story mode has installed, which will allow you to mount video with effects and transitions, music and others directly on your mobile device.
The main shooting modes of the FIMI camera I can attribute are FPV mode, tracking mode, blocking mode and full blocking mode.
In addition, the camera is able to automatically recognize a person’s face and will monitor his face when moving.
Therefore, the face of the main character will always be in the center of the picture.
In addition, the camera with a stabilizer has the following functions, such as slow-motion, hyperlapse, HDR, professional shooting with AE/AW, which allows you to make an image with bright colors, night shooting, panorama, 8x slow motion and 3x zoom.
Below you can compare a video example of shooting two cameras FIMI PALM and DJІ Osmo Pocket.
As you can see, the viewing angle on FIMI is much wider, and the stabilization when running is much better.
But the video does not have a night comparison mode, so it’s difficult to judge. And as you all know, Osmo Pocket is famous for its good quality shooting at night, so the PALM model may have problems at night.
FIMI PALM: Battery
Inside the PALM case, the manufacturer FIMI managed to install a 1000 mAh battery, which can work for four hours when shooting video with Full HD resolution and 30 frames per second.
I can’t check the result now, but when the camera falls into my hands for a test, I will write the exact result. But I think that this is a marketing move and in a good cause, the camera will be able to work for about 2.5 hours.
Naturally, when shooting video of higher resolution, for example, in 4K, the battery lasted less time for about 1.5 hours.
FIMI PALM: Conclusions and Reviews
The compact gimbal camera FIMI PALM proved to be worthy, and most importantly even better than its direct competitor Osmo Pocket.
As the characteristics show, the camera has a larger video recording angle, the battery life on a single charge is almost two times longer and there are wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.
Of course, the camera looks good and excellent, but I would like to test it in night mode and compare the performance with the camera from DJІ.
FIMI PALM: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now there is a presale of a gimbal camera and you can order FIMI PALM at a low price for only $149.99 from November 28, 2019, to January 5, 2020.
I think this will be a good gift for myself or a close friend for the new coming 2020 year.