Manufacturer Feiyutech has announced two successors to its FeiyuPocket gimbal action cam. The FeiyuPocket 2 & FeiyuPocket 2S come up with a 130-degree wide-angle lens and strong specifications and are available now.
Features of the FeiyuPocket 2 & FeiyuPocket 2S
From a technical perspective, both models rely on very similar hardware. Both make use of a 130° wide-angle lens along with a Sony1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, the image of which is stabilized with the help of the 3-axis gimbal integrated into the handle.
Video recordings are possible at a maximum of 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, and the maximum frame rate is 120 Mbps. Recordings can be made in MOV and MP4 formats on microSD cards. However, slow-motion recordings with up to 120 fps are also possible.
The FeiyuPocket 2 & FeiyuPocket 2S can be operated using the 1.3-inch touch display with a resolution of 240×240 pixels, a joystick or the manufacturer’s smartphone app. Various shooting modes like Beatuy-Shot, Panorama, Hyperlapse and more are available. Both models have a built-in microphone, though an external recording device can also be connected via an adapter to improve sound quality.
The Feiyu Pocket 2 weighs just 127 grams and is equipped with an 875mAh battery that is said to last for around four hours. Thanks to compact dimensions (124.6 x 40.6 x 29.8mm), the gimbal camera is also suitable for trouser pockets.
FeiyuPocket 2S with detachable camera
Significantly more features come with the slightly more expensive FeiyuPocket 2S. It has a slightly larger sensor (1/2.5 inch CMOS), as well as an HDMI output. It can also take WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) photos, which offer better image quality in low-light conditions.
In general, the image quality is said to be superior to that of the regular FeiyuPocket 2. All the modes of the standard model are also on board, of course. The biggest difference, however, is that the camera of the 2S can be separated from the casing including gimbal and display and thus be used as a normal action camera. The smartphone can be fixed to the housing and used as a control monitor.
The FeiyuPocket 2S is equipped with the same 875mAh battery, but it lasts 40 minutes less than the S2. In return, the weight increases to 179 grams, while the dimensions are also slightly larger.
Prices and availability
The FeiyuTech FeiyuPocket 2 gimbal actioncam is available now from the manufacturer’s website at an MSRP of $329.00. However, it is currently only shipping from China, the European warehouse does not have a contingent yet.