Feiyutech has introduced two new motorised 3-axis gimbals. These are the Scorp and the Scorp Professional. In contrast to many different gimbals, although, the “Professional” mannequin isn’t simply the common gimbal with a bunch of extras added. On this case, it’s truly a very completely different gimbal. Just like the common Scorp, however modular, including loads of versatility and capturing choices over the fundamental mannequin Scorp.
The Scorp is a motorised 3-axis gimbal with a design that jogs my memory of the Zhiyun Weebill 2 if the deal with have been completely hooked up – however with out the cool flippy out LCD. The Scorp Professional, alternatively, seems to be like a scaled-down model of the Crane 3S, with detachable handles for each the bottom and rear underslung mode.
Regardless of trying a bit like a Weebill 2 with a built-in rear deal with, the Scorp does have some variations. For a begin, there are flip-out ft constructed into the underside of the deal with, permitting you to set the gimbal down on a flat floor with out having to maintain a mini tripod completely hooked up or stopping you from having to scramble to discover a mini tripod after which screw it in when your arms are already drained.
Whereas it doesn’t have the flippy out LCD of the Weebill 2, the Feiyu Scorp does have a 1.3″ touchscreen show and a magic wheel controller for focusing or actions on all three axes. A 5-way balancing system lets you shortly and simply steadiness your digital camera on the gimbal.
A built-in 2500mAh battery offers as much as 13 hours of life, with 18W USB-PD quick charging to allow you to get again as much as full energy in only one.6 hours. You’ve received 2.5kg of load capability – though Feiyu does specify that that is with a well-balanced setup. It operates in temperatures of -10 to 45°C and provides tilt & roll axes of 340° and a full 360° limitless pan. An Arca suitable fast launch system is used to connect your digital camera and it’s suitable with plenty of cameras from Sony, Canon, Nikon and Panasonic with a number of cables included. And as soon as it’s on, you’ll get Pan Comply with, Pan Tilt Comply with, FPV, Lock and Flash Comply with “FFW” mode (which is mainly like a fast-acting sport model of FPV).
The Feiyu Scorp is obtainable to pre-order now for $429 from the Feiyutech web site.
Feiyutech Scorp Professional
The Scorp Professional beefs up the capabilities of the fundamental Scorp whereas offering extra versatility and performance. It takes a heavier payload of as much as 4.8kg. Whereas Feiyu does say it’s been designed with the Sony A7 collection in thoughts, just like the Scorp, it’s suitable with different Sony, Canon, Nikon and Panasonic cameras (a bunch of cables are included for numerous cameras from a number of producers).
The most important apparent distinction between the Scorp and Scorp Professional is that the underside and rear underslung handles are detachable, permitting you to chop down on the dimensions and weight of the gimbal to connect it extra simply to different rigs the place house is constricted or to or mount it to one thing like a car the place conserving a low and tight centre of gravity helps to make sure your gimbal doesn’t come flying off the car whenever you’re whizzing round corners.
The Scorp Professional is a contact heavier than the Scorp. Okay, greater than a contact, it’s 900g heavier, coming in at 2,100g vs the 1,200g of the Scorp. However, it does have that heavier load capability. And regardless of having a beefier battery, it truly has rather less battery life, coming in at 12 hours. It additionally takes considerably longer to cost – round 2.75 hours utilizing 18W USB-PD quick charging.
The batteries in each gimbals are 2500mAh, however the Scorp Professional has twice as a lot of them to double the voltage (therefore the longer cost time) for these beefier motors to deal with stronger hundreds. These beefier hundreds additionally drain the batteries a lot faster (therefore much less total operating time). Nonetheless, 12 hours is nothing to be sniffed at. It’s going to deal with most days and you may cost it when you’re utilizing it, too.
You get all the identical gimbal modes because the Scorp, together with the adjustment wheel for focus and different options, the touchscreen show, the identical pan/tilt/roll capabilities, and so forth. There’s a distinction within the fast launch mounting system, although. As a substitute of utilizing extra photographer-friendly Arca suitable plates, this one makes use of the mode video-centric Manfrotto plates – as discovered on most different gimbals on this a part of market.
The Feiyu Scorp professional is obtainable to pre-order now for $659 from the Feiyutech web site.
Each gimbals look fairly good, though with the variety of gimbals obtainable available on the market right now, the Scorp may need a troublesome time competing. The Scorp Professional, alternatively, provides some distinctive benefits over what else is on the market that may simply give it the sting for some customers.