FeiyuTech Vimble 2 - Gimbal Selfie Stick
Feiyu Vimble 2
Axes: 3 axes
Material: PC / PA6
Smartphones: 57 - 84 mm
Action Cams: Yes
Load capacity: 210g
Tilting Angle: 320 °
Rolling Angle: 320 °
Panning Angle: 320 °
Capacity: 1300 mAh
Running time: up to 5 hours
Charging time: 2 hours
Tripod socket: 1 / 4 inch
Operation: handle + app
Size: 11.8 11.05 x x 32.3 mm
FY FEIYUTECH Vimble 2
At the beginning of 2017, FeiyuTech released the Feiyu Vimble C, a beginner friendly and with one Price from under 100 € also very inexpensive 3-axis gimbal. A year later, the manufacturer with the Feiyu Vimble 2 again a Consumer gimbal Although the price is slightly above 100 €, it also has a redesigned design with a selfie stick and improved hardware.
The design of the Vimble 2 has been completely redesigned, unlike its predecessor. By the ergonomic shapeSimilar to a joystick, FeiyuTech expects a smooth handling with a concomitant, improved recording experience. A significant innovation is the extendable telescopic pole, Thus, the stabilizer is easy to "Selfie gimbal" repurpose. The maximum extension length of the metal telescopic rod is moderate 18 cm.
The handle is made of plastic and offers various, one-handed easy to reach control buttons. About one control pad can be carried out turning and pivoting movements. A Function or Mode key serves to change the stabilization modes. A release button produces picture and video recordings at the touch of a button. The newly introduced "Trigger button" is placed on the back, easy to reach with the index finger and allows a quick change of function between the Lock, Pan and Follow modes. Also available is a 1 / 4 inch tripod thread, which allows separately available accessories to be connected to the gimbal.
Decisive for a good gimbal, of course, is its ability to stabilize. A newly introduced stabilization algorithm and improved, brushless motors are to provide according to FeiyuTech under various conditions for precise image stabilization. The conventional ones Pan, Tilt and Following modes, as you also know from its predecessor and other image stabilizers are available. The maximum pan, tilt, and roll range is 320 degrees. Smartphone and Action Cam can be inserted both horizontally and vertically in the gimbal. The mounting frame is between 57 and 84 mm. The maximal Capacity the manufacturer states with 210g.
In combination with the Vicool app, the Vimble 2 is able to track objects and people, as well as to configure all parameters of the gimbal within the app. An integrated video editing function simplifies the subsequent editing of the recordings. Firmware updates can be received and installed directly from the app. The connection between gimbal and mobile device or app is made via Bluetooth.
Battery and others
The integrated battery has a Capacity of 1300 mAh (7.4 V - 9.62 Wh), The running time is about 5 hours. It should be noted that the duration depends strongly on the respective use. The charging time is about 2 hours. The battery can be charged by means of a smartphone charger or a power bank. The charging socket is of the type MicroUSB. The Feiyu Vimble 2 is available in the colors gray, pink and white.
With a price of just over 100 €, the FeiyuTech Vimble 2 could be quite an interesting 3-axis gimbal. The previously published render shots have an appealing and compared to the Vimble C also covered design expected. The extendable telescope extension would be at least a unique feature of the Vimble 2. Whether the new Feiyu beginner gimbal but prevail against the competition of DJI and Zhiyun will have to show. Especially in terms of the app and the build quality has at least disappointed the previous model.
Currently, the image stabilizer is still on sale. As soon as a test copy reaches us, the detailed test report follows!