Feiyutech has announced a new camera that looks somewhat familiar. It’s the new Feiyu Pocket Handheld Gimbal – a tiny 4K 60fps 3-axis stabilised camera that can be held easily in your hand. Yeah, it does resemble the DJI Osmo Pocket a little bit huh? Except, this one’s about 2/3rds the price of the DJI, priced at only $249
One of the products I was keen to see at NAB 2019 was the new Ricca action camera from Feiyutech. A popular name when it comes to gimbals, action cameras are a new market for Feiyutech, so I was interested to see just what it was like. We had a chat with Feiyutech about the new Ricca action camera, and also discovered a couple of other new products, too. The AK4500 3-axis motorised gimbal for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, a dual handle frame, and the Feiyu Qing, a remote control pan & tilt head.
Handheld motorised gimbals are fantastic pieces of kit. Whether it’s for an action camera, phone, DSLR or even a RED camera, they do their job extremely well. One thing that’s been an issue for a lot of people so far, though, is that they’re not really “all weather”. Even though your phone or camera might be in some kind of waterproof housing, trying to operate a gimbal in the rain isn’t exactly the best idea.
This has been a bit of an issue for me, personally, too. Living in the almost perpetually wet UK, I am at the mercy of the weather when I want to use mine outdoors. Feiyu are starting to solve this problem with the release of the new Feiyu G5 3-axis handheld gimbal for action cameras. Designed specifically for the GoPro Hero5, which also features built in weather proofing, it will also work with other action cameras, too.