The smartphone gimbal market has suddenly become interesting with a lot of options to choose from. You have to likes of DJI and Zhiyun among others, but the one from Xiaomi had been missing. Not that Xiaomi didn’t make a gimbal, it made one, but for the 4K action camera. Now, Xiaomi has launched a smartphone gimbal with 3-axis stabilization in China, under its sub-brand Mijia.
Design wise, the gimbal looks similar to the one it launched for 4K action camera, with a difference that you can now attach a smartphone to it. With a polycarbonate shell and a large battery, the gimbal weighs 476 grams. At the bottom, you also have a standard 1/4-inch screw mount female port for attaching it to accessories like a tripod.
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Priced at RMB 599, which roughly translates to Rs 6,300, it will be available in China starting June 16, PhoneRadar reports. The gimbal includes high precision attitude sensors along with full closure servo system for real-time stabilization with 0.03-degree accuracy.
The 3-axis gimbal can hold a smartphone that weighs up to 200 grams, and has width of up to 86mm. It connects with the smartphone via Bluetooth, and you also get an app to control different aspects of the gimbal. There is also an option to turn on the selfie mode, and you can also use the gimbal for time-lapse photography. The smartphone app also supports subject tracking, just like other gimbals. And once the subject is selected, the gimbal can follow it 360-degrees.
One of the key highlights of the gimbal is its built-in 5,000mAh battery that can last for up to 16 hours on a single charge. The battery can also use used as a power bank to charge smartphones. It supports output of 5V / 1.5A.