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 Specs
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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:
|Zhiyun Smooth Q||Feiyu Vimble C|
12 hr working time
5 hr working time
|can be powered with power bank||can be powered with power bank|
|can power phone / camera||n/a|
|220g Payload||200g Payload|
|Pan / Tilt / Roll|
360° / 320° / 60° rotation
|Pan / Tilt / Roll
320° / 320° / 320° rotation
Joystick, Zoom, Mode Switch
Joystick, Zoom, Mode Switch
|Object & Face Tracking||Face Tracking|
|may require frame to mount action cam.||action cam mount included.|
|1/4" thread on bottom||1/4" thread on bottom|
|Price 123 USD||Price: 114 USD|
Retailer / Price:
- Camfere: 114 USD – Coupon Code: VIMBLEC26
(worldwide free shipping)
Demo & Review
Here’s my video Review on Feiyu Vimble C including some Demo Shots: