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FIMI PALM First Review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

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FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150
FIMI PALM: Gimbal Camera with 4K UHD 100Mbps, 1.22 inch Touch Display, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
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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

FIMI PALM:Specs
Display:1.22 inch with 240 x 240 pixels and 600 nit brightness
Gimbal Stabilizer:3-Axis
Ultra Wide-angle Lens:128°
Image:4K UHD 100Mbps
Battery Life:240 minutes
Connection:Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Witght:120 grams
Size:30.5 x 22.7 x 127.0 mm
Price:$149

FIMI PALM: Design

The appearance of the gimbal camera FIMI PALM is very similar to the DJІ Osmo Pocket. I see the same quality with the material and in the case of the PALM model, matte black plastic is used.
FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

Just below the screen is an LED battery level indicator and there is a microphone hole nearby.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

The main functional control is a five-way joystick and a button to turn on or record video.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

The memory card slot is also located on the right side of the gimbal camera.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

The main shooting modes of the FIMI camera I can attribute are FPV mode, tracking mode, blocking mode and full blocking mode.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

In addition, the camera is able to automatically recognize a person’s face and will monitor his face when moving.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

Therefore, the face of the main character will always be in the center of the picture.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

Below you can compare a video example of shooting two cameras FIMI PALM and DJІ Osmo Pocket. 

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

As you can see, the viewing angle on FIMI is much wider, and the stabilization when running is much better. 

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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?

FIMI PALM First review: Pocket 4K Gimbal Camera for $150

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.

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