As its name suggests, the VLOG Pocket is all about portability. A hinged lower arm enables the gimbal to fold into a 109 x 56 x 146mm package – noticeably smaller than the folding DJI Osmo Mobile 3. What’s more, at just 272g, this is one of the lightest smartphone gimbals on the market.
However, some compromises have been made to achieve this, as material quality is very plasticky, and the handle section feels especially cheap. You also have to do without a physical joystick control for manual movement, but it’s easy to switch between portrait and landscape orientation. There’s also Bluetooth connectivity, which combined with the Feiyu ON app enables trick features like object tracking, time-lapse photography, slow motion and dolly zoom effects.
Stabilisation is smooth and effective, though the experience isn’t quite as intuitive as with the uncannily smart DJI Osmo Mobile 3. The pared-down gimbal arm dimensions also mean you’ll need to mount a larger phone carefully to avoid it knocking against the arm during some movements.
Despite the ultra-low weight, the built-in rechargeable 1300mAh battery is capable of a long 8-hour runtime. And if this black version is a little too pedestrian for you, the VLOG Pocket is also available in pink.
- Incredibly light and small when folded
- Decent stabilization performance
- Feels cheapLacks some typical controls and features
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