Sometimes A Good GoPro Gimbal Is All You Need (A Review With A Chicken)

Dec 30, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Sometimes A Good GoPro Gimbal Is All You Need (A Review With A Chicken)

Dec 30, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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A while back we needed to shoot some action so we looked for a GoPro Gimbal. The market has a ton. We got the Feiyu Tech G4 from RCgeeks (if you live in the US you can get it here), and we were very pleasantly surprised.

As a gimbal, it does what you’d expect from a gimbal – keep the camera smooth, but the marker-sized form factor along with the the great performance made it into a trusted companion. I carry it around and it produces instantly usable footage.

You can check the full review after the jump

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Here is a quick TD;LR for you folks. Just compare the shots:

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What Is This?

  • A hand held 3-axis gimbal for GoPro cameras
  • Coming from Feiyu Tech which is making quite a big splash in the hand held gimbal arena
  • You put a GoPro in, hit ON, boom! Instant stabilization

The Good:

  • Great price
  • exceptionally smooth
  • operation time was longer than I expected
  • Great form factor to fit in my everyday bag
  • Super easy to operate

The Bad:

  • It does not come with a case (close, but no cigar, you can DIY one for $10)
  • The bracket that holds the camera in place is a bit fiddly
  • alternating between follow and steady could be improved

Final Verdict:

This is quite a good investment if you are looking to up your game when it comes to hand held footage. The small form factor makes taking it along a no brainer, and for £225$247 it is an absolute steal.

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4 responses to “Sometimes A Good GoPro Gimbal Is All You Need (A Review With A Chicken)”

  1. langleyt Avatar
    langleyt

    Great review Udi! I think the chicken’s head may still have been steadier than the gimbal though :P

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      nope, you cant beat the chicken :)

  2. Graeme Simpson Avatar
    Graeme Simpson

    You should see the G4S which has even more movement. I have the G4 and it’s just amazing

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      It’s definitely on my plans if I upgrade