Feiyu Tech just launched a new gimbal: Feiyu Vimble C. It targets the same audience as Zhiyun’s latest Smooth Q, which is a similar gimbal for Smartphones and Action Cameras. If you don’t want to limit yourself to an action camera, even a specific type of action camera, this could be the right gimbal for you.

Feiyu Vimble C - for Smartphones and Action Cameras

Feiyu Vimble C – for Smartphones and Action Cameras

Feiyu Vimble C Specs

Battery
Feiyu Vimble C holds a built-in 2200 mAh battery which allows 5 hours of working time. A micro USB port at the side of the grip supports supports power input via power bank. That way you can extend operational time of Vimble C.

Weight & Payload
Viable C itself weights 420g, I’m currently not sure about the payload.

Pan / Tilt / Roll – Angle
The gimbal allows 320° rotation on all 3 axes.

Durability
It doesn’t look like Feiyu Vimble C is splash proof (the micro USB port has a cover e.g.) but I currently don’t have confirmation.

Buttons & Controls
The control panel provides a flat joystick to control the head. The power button sits below.

Shooting Modes
You can use Vimble C to stabilize your phone horizontally or vertically – in portrait or landscape mode.
The gimbal will balance itself upon power up. On the backside there is a knob to adjust the weight of your phone to fine-tune balance.

Mounting
You can mount Feiyu Vimble C on a tripod as a 1/4″ standard photo thread is integrated at the bottom.

 

Feiyu Vimble C – Compatible Phones & Cameras

The gimbal is compatible with a huge variety of smartphones including all Apple iPhones, Huawei P9 / P9plus, Xiaomi 5 series, Samsung Note5 / S7, and other 50mm-80mm smartphones in width.
Action cameras such as GoPro Hero 5/4/3 and other action cameras of similar dimension can be used together with the EVA foam pads (included).

Special Feature

When using Feiyu ON App (available for iOS and Android) on your Smartphone you can enable some special features like face tracking. Mark your face on your screen, which will be tracked during a movement and the gimbal’s head will follow automatically. Notice the red square around the face in the image below.

 

Feiyu Vimble C - Face Tracking

Feiyu Vimble C – Face Tracking with Feiyu ON App

 

Conclusion

Looks like a very versatile gimbal if you don’t want to limit yourself to an action camera gimbal. Face tracking is a nice feature, so the gimbal will follow your movements and you can focus on acting. Currently I’m not sure if it is just limited to faces, Zhiyun Smooth Q offers object tracking, where you mark an object in your frame. Speaking of Smooth Q, unfortunately Vimble C does not have unlimited rotation on the pan axis. In contrast it seems that Vimble C as a better solution to mount an action cam. Therefor here’s a comparison of these two gimbals with the same price tag:

Feiyu Vimble CZhiyun Smooth QFeiyu SPG CFeiyu SPG (new version)Zhiyun Smooth 3
Feiyu Vimble C - GimbalZhiyun Smooth Q GimbalFeiyu-SPG-symbolFeiyu-SPG-symbolZhiyun-Smooth-3-symbol
Body: PlasticBody: PlasticBody: MetalBody: MetalBody: Metal
Battery:
5 hr working time
Battery:
12 hr working time
Battery:
7 hr working time
Battery:
8 hr working time
Battery:
14 hr working time
Battery Type:
built-in
Battery Type:
built-in
Battery Type:
exchangeable
Battery Type:
exchangeable
Battery Type:
exchangeable
can be powered with power bankcan be powered with power bankcan be powered with power bankcan be powered with power bankcan be powered with power bank
n/acan power phone / cameran/an/acan power phone / camera
200g Payload220g Payload?g Payload?g Payload260g Payload
Pan / Tilt / Roll
320° / 320° / 320° rotation
Pan / Tilt / Roll
360° / 320° / 60° rotation
Pan / Tilt / Roll
360° / 320° / 320° rotation
Pan / Tilt / Roll
360° / 320° / 320° rotation
Pan / Tilt / Roll
360° / 320° / 320° rotation
not Splash-proofSplash-proofnot Splash-proofSplash-proofnot Splash-proof
Controls:
Joystick, Zoom, Mode Switch, Shutter
Controls:
Joystick, Zoom, Mode Switch, Shutter
Controls:
Joystick, Mode Switch, Shutter, Zoom
Controls:
Joystick, Mode Switch, Shutter
Controls:
Joystick, Mode Switch, Camera Settings, Shutter
Face TrackingObject & Face TrackingFace TrackingFace TrackingObject & Face Tracking
BluetoothBluetoothBluetoothBluetoothBluetooth
1/4" thread on bottom1/4" thread on bottom1/4" thread on bottom1/4" thread on bottom &
1/4" thread on grip
1/4" thread on bottom
Price: 113 USD
Coupon Code: HTY25DFTV
Price 123 USD
Coupon Code: HTY15ZYGJ
Price: 107 USD
Coupon Code: HTY10GMB
Price: 123 USD
Coupon Code: HTY115SPG
Price: 262 USD
Coupon Code: LQP40SHGF
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Demo & Review

Here’s my video Review on Feiyu Vimble C including some Demo Shots:

 

My comparison with Zhiyun Smooth Q:

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