For some, capturing beautiful shots and videos is a must. People on the go can easily do this with their compact and sports cameras, and even smartphones while those who are more passionate about this art invest heavily in a good device. However, having a great compact shooting device is not always enough to create high-quality output.
What is needed is a tool, particularly, a gimbal stabilizer that eliminates the shaking or vibration when taking shots or clips. Luckily, there are plenty of them on the market including the Feiyu G6 Plus 3-Axis Portable Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer. But what are its features? And how does it compare to other similar products available?
Feiyu Tech is the product maker of this gimbal stabilizer. The company specializes in video stabilization technology research. Feiyu Tech now manufactures cell phones stabilizers, and motion camera stabilizers, to name a few of its products.
The Feiyu G6 Plus 3-Axis Portable Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer promises to be versatile and easy to use stabilizer. This product claims to support different kinds of cameras and mobile phones weighing not more than 800 grams. There is no need to change into different mounting plates when using various gadgets with it.
The product promises an iterative platform image stabilization algorithm with its low-power and high-torque brushless motor. It features an easy to control field of vision thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity. This allows users to control the shooting, focus, white balance, exposure values, sensitivity adjustment of the attached device.
The product runs on 5000 mah battery that can provide up to 12 hours of run time.
This gimbal stabilizer boasts of a splash-proof technology that makes it easy to use during rainy days. The rotation of the pan axis is unlimited, which means one has wider footage. Its multifunction knob is easy to use for zooming and focusing.
This product has an anti-drop screw design, so users would not lose any of the parts. It also follows a pre-set route in and auto-rotation mode for the motion lapse or automatic shooting functions. Resetting and locking the gimbal is convenient as one only needs to press the trigger button.
This gimbal stabilizer also has an intelligent initialization that can automatically check the auto-complete and motionless desk. It also features a rolling adjustment function button to switch the personalized landscape composition of photos easily.
The stabilizer also has an OLED screen display that shows the parameter of the camera and gimbal, battery level, current operating mode, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The package comes with a battery, a USB cable, one thumbscrew, adapter screw for GoPro, storage case and one spare screw. The item measures 14.1 by 7.6 by 2.9 inches and weighs 1.48 pounds.
The Feiyu G6 Plus 3-Axis Portable Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer is an easy-to-use gimbal stabilizer. This is because of its thoughtful features such as multi-function knob, anti-screw design, trigger button, rolling adjustment button, and an OLED display. The battery life is long at 12 hours. It is lightweight and compact as well. Plus, it features an anti-splash technology to weather the rains.
This product, however, is not without its shortcomings. For one, its product maker does not provide a warranty. Plus, the Feiyu app cannot support some particular devices. This means users will have to resort to a manual pressing of buttons.
The Feiyu G6 Plus 3-Axis Portable Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer has a good number of competitors on the market. For example, the Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer can support a wide range of device with its payload capacity of 75 to 210 grams.
Unlike the product under review, this gimbal by Zhiyuan only works with mobile phones and not small and compact cameras. One will need a separate mounting plate adapter to accommodate action cameras and other compact cameras.
This product, however, has more cinematic features than the product under review. It has the dolly zoom vertigo effect that can provide cinema-style function. Plus, it boasts of an object-tracking feature that can frame the object the user wants to be tracked, and the stabilizer will do the rest. This product also has a time-lapse expert that features freestyle, moving time, motion lapse and slow motion.
Both gimbal stabilizers are compact and lightweight. Plus, both products have the same battery life of 12 hours. The Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer, however, has a two-way charging system that allows for the simultaneous charging of the stabilizer and the attached device.
We can say that the Feiyu G6 Plus 3-Axis Portable Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer has many attractive features. For one, it can fit a wide range of devices and has a long battery life of 12 hours. It is also easy to use given its thoughtful design details. But are these features sufficient reasons to choose this product over others?
There are other quite similar products on the market. Some gimbal stabilizers, however, have more cinematic features than the product under review. For example, Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer works well with a wide range of mobile phones and is designed for more cinematic shots. This product, however, mostly supports mobile phones and users will need to buy a separate a mounting plate attachment for cameras.
So, is the Feiyu G6 Plus 3-Axis Portable Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer a great buy? Yes, if one wants an all-around gimbal stabilizer that can handle both cameras and smartphones. However, if one intends to use the product to make short films or cinematic videos, then it would be better off finding a different product.