FIMI PALM Gimbal Camera Review.
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FIMI PALM Gimbal Camera Review.

Much more pluses than competitors for a lower price.

If you travel a lot and like to shoot video, then the new FIMI PALM camera with stabilizer will be the necessary device for your trips.

We all know that DJІ introduced a compact camera called Osmo Pocket, but its price is a bit sky-high. Therefore, we are sharing an alternative device from FIMI, which could become a direct competitor for a large DJІ company.

The main functions of the PALM camera include a compact size, a three-axis stabilizer, an ultra-wide shooting angle of up to 128 degrees, many modes and a battery with a capacity of 1000 mAh.

In this article you will learn the main features, you will see a comparison of video shooting between the two cameras FIMI and DJІ.


FIMI PALM: Specification

Display: 1.22 inches with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels and a brightness of 600 nits
Gimbal: 3-axis
Ultra wide angle lens: 128 °
Resolution: 4K UHD 100 Mbps
Battery Life: 240 minutes
Connection: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Weight: 120 grams
Size: 30.5 x 22.7 x 127.0 mm


FIMI PALM: Design

The appearance of the FIMI PALM camera is very similar to the DJІ Osmo Pocket device. You can see the same quality of material in the case of the PALM model, used matte black plastic.


The camera lies well in the hand and you can not worry about 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 mounted 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 recording video or photos. The brightness of the screen is 600 nits, which makes it well readable even in sunny weather.

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 control function is a five-axis joystick and a button to turn on or record video.

At the bottom of the camera, you can see the Type-C port for charging and on the back of the case there is a 1/4 inch tripod hole.

Also on the FIMI PALM there 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 on your videos.

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


The FIMI PALM design, although not unique, is fully copied from the DJІ Osmo Pocket model, but it has compact dimensions and weight, which contributes to easy transportation and convenient video shooting.


FIMI PALM: Functions and Shooting Video

As mentioned earlier, the FIMI PALM camera received a 12-megapixel sensor with a 128-degree shooting angle. The maximum shooting resolution is 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 greater working angles.


The main feature of the FIMI PALM camera is the presence of built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection. Therefore, you can connect the device to the mobile application on your smartphone and configure even more useful functions.

For example, the application already has Story mode installed, which will allow you to mount a video with effects and transitions, music and other elements of functionality directly directly on your mobile device.

The main shooting modes of the FIMI camera include –FPV mode, tracking mode, lock mode and full lock mode.

In addition, the camera is able to automatically recognize a person’s face and monitor his face when moving. Therefore, the face of the main character will always be in the center of the picture.


The camera with a stabilizer also has the following additional functions, such as: slow motion, hyperlapse, HDR, professional shooting with AE / AW, which allows you to make an image with vivid colors, night shooting, panorama, 8x slow motion and 3x zoom.

Tests have shown that the viewing angle on FIMI is much wider, and the stabilization when running is much better.



But Osmo Pocket is famous for its good quality of shooting at night, and the PALM model can 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.

Naturally, when shooting video with high resolution, for example, in 4K, the battery lasted less time for about 1.5 hours.


FIMI PALM: Conclusion

The compact camera with the FIMI PALM stabilizer proved to be worthy, and most importantly even better than its direct competitor Osmo Pocket. As the characteristics show, the camera has a wide angle of video recording, the operating time 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 has excellent technical characteristics, but in night mode it shoots worse than DJІ.

Pros:
• Miniature;
• Wide viewing angle (128 °);
• Shooting 4K video;
• The presence of a physical joystick to control;
• Touch screen with the ability to preview;
• 1000 mAh battery (up to 4 hours of operation);
• Support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi without additional modules;
• Connector for a tripod (a quarter of an inch);
• Good tilt angles;
• Weight (120 grams);
• Many modes and flexible settings;
• An additional microphone with noise reduction;
• Ergonomic body - easy to lay down and fixed in the hand;
• Excellent video stabilization;
• Attractive cost;
• Easy auto mode.

Cons:
• No Lightning connector;
• No support for 4K 60 fps;
• Not too good in the dark.








FIMI PALM 3-Axis 4K HD Handheld Gimbal Camera Pocket Stabilizer 128° Super Wide Angle Anti-shake Shoot Smart Track Built-in Wi-Fi Bluetooth Remote Control ( Xiaomi Ecosystem Product )


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