Feiyu assembles a DJI by letting you mount a small self-balancing camera anywhere


Half a decade ago, the dronemaker DJI realized compact antenna cameras can be convenient to carry on foot – but it is not the only company to monopolize with shrinking technology. A competitor FeiyuTech now has DJI pocket a competitor that enhances the Ante by letting you remove the entire motorized gimbal so you can attach a lightweight self-balancing camera to your car, helmet, wrist, or any magnetic surface up to three feet away.

It is called FeiyuTech Pocket 2S, and it is crowdfunding site Indiegogo right now for $ 399 or a little less if you use its early bird discounts.

According to the company, the camera captures up to 4K material at 60 frames per second with the Sony IMX 317 sensor and can record up to 3 hours of continuous recording at 1080p resolution. Even if you only get a square video preview on the handle, you can connect the entire view to your phone, and a Micro HDMI port can be connected to the monitor or TV. Charging and data transfer is via USB-C and has a built-in 1/4 inch stand base. The video is stored on a UHS-1 microSD card, up to 512 GB. More technical information here.

Based on some early reviews on YouTube, the image quality may leave much to be desired, especially in terms of sharpness and dynamic range. I did not expect Feiyu or DJI to stop selling larger motorized cardans phones, mirrorless cameras and DSLR cameras at any time.

But it’s pretty slippery to be able to just throw one of these detachable cameras on a rack like GoPro or hit one on a ferrous metal surface and get instantly stabilized material.

That’s a great way for these camera companies compete with GoPro, which has been stabilized by the camera improves dramatically last years. And without visible compromises outside the visible coiled cable, I wouldn’t be surprised if DJI and others follow Feiyun’s lead.

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