Snoppa VMATE 4K Camera-Gimbal – Can it Beat the DJI Osmo Pocket

Snoppa VMATE 4K Camera-Gimbal – Can it Beat the DJI Osmo Pocket

Snoppa VMATE 4K Camera-Gimbal. Great Portability. Snoppa Vmate gimbal is a handheld compact high-performance 4k smart camera integrated with a micro 3-axis stabilizing system. weight as light.

Snoppa VMATE 4K Camera

The snopper v m8 if you ask me this is

the only palm-sized gimbal with a camera

which is worth comparing to the DJI Osmo pocket

so let’s see what this device is funded by

a crowdfunding project can do

despite the obviously tempting specs the

price and maybe the better user


welcome tech for our channel my name is Abbas and it’s my

favorite part of the year getting warmer

so many colors

and fresh air and a wide variety of

awesome new tech which is shouting

come and get me this form factor in

particular is getting very interesting lately

and this year there have been a number

of devices of that kind to prove that

point and the snap of v-made is one of those

DJI Osmo pocket

which we knew about for quite some time

thanks to the IndieGoGo campaign

which again turned out to be little

disappointing for some of the backers

the device is priced at around (price maybe change when you buy)

dollars and is linked in the down below

and because that’s really close to the

DJI Osmo pocket

which started it all it needs to be

outstanding in order to make things work

if snapper really wants to make it mainstream at all

because it looks like they as a company

are very comfortable using crowdfunding campaigns it’s

definitely not cheap but consider the fact that it has

the functionality of a good action camera

and a good stabilizer packed into one single

a device we know now about the direct competition

and you’re going to see a lot of footage

shot with the snapper v-made

as well as a side-by-side comparison to

the GoPro hero8 Osmo pocket and so on

with the main idea you to be able to

make the right buying decision whether

Do you need that one or not

Microphone Tests Outdoors

time for the usual microphone tests outdoors

rather a quiet day no winds probably can

hear the birds singing if the microphone

is good enough

and uh maybe some cars would be passing

by in the next seconds

i really picked this place because i

know it’s a very challenging environment

and i think it’s going to expose one of

the weaknesses

that this camera has and that’s the way

it handles certain changes in the

environment when it’s

rather dark and when it switches to certainly very

bright environment i think this for

example works much

better in the DJI Osmo pocket uh

the good part is that all

although the field of view of the camera

is marked to be

i think it was 92 or 80 some fish degrees

it’s pretty good for vlogging pity that

at least for the moment

they say that the only supported

an external microphone is Bluetooth based

meaning that you can use your

Bluetooth wireless headphones but could be that

a wired microphone is also on its way

let’s begin with unboxing the vm8 it

arrives in this pack

while it’s not giving you the most

premium and wow feeling about what’s coming

No Buttons Except the Power

it’s rather acceptable and better than the average

keep in mind that unboxing the similar

sized dreamy palm was a little


and the fiery pocket was kind of alright

the approach that snapper

show here is very different from every

other devices of that kind that you know

absolutely no buttons except the power

button everything is operated through

the touch screen

which is both the greatest strength and

weakness at the same time

greatness because the display gives you

better flexibility weakness because

there are people whose thumb is almost

as big as the 122-inch screen

luckily my fingers are not that large

and i seem to be coming along with it

pretty well now those of you that have

used the Osmo pockets know-how unreliable

the USB connection feels the vm8 has

a different and way better solution

one of these two plastic things is meant

to be a phone holder

and this is how it looks like in action honestly

seeing that kind of connection makes me

think the Osmo pocket solution is from

the ice age

Big Advantage of Snoppa VMATE 4K Camera

despite the better responsiveness via

USB and yes we just pointed to the other

big advantage

there’s integrated 5g wifi which means that

if we compare the functionally

equivalent awesome

pocket combo the price difference is

close to (?) bucks already

in favor of the snopper v-made some

technical specs

in short, it provides very decently

hardware for its size

and in my opinion the only similarly

a sized device that truly challenges the

optics of the dji’s pocket cam gimbal

the sensor inside is 1 by 2 3 inches

with f by 2.0 aperture which is fixed

and sounds like the same specs as the

DJI Osmo Pocket in fact

as for the processor likely the h2

this is my guess of course but it’s

definitely an umbrella processor

a company that used to supply GoPro with

their socs until recently

this is overall quite a good combo and

snapper claim up to 200 megabits bitrate in 4k at 60

frames per second which is the highest output you can

count on from all the existing similar devices

3-axis mechanical stabilization we

mentioned the wi-fi

Weight Smart Tracking Device

Bluetooth the beautiful 1.22-inch screen

160-minute battery life operation

no tripod mount screw no easy fit for

extended microphone

only 118 grams of weight smart tracking

and advanced focusing system

and while the autofocus was awesome i

never managed to make the tracking work

now let me speak about the unique

features the Bluetooth

lets you use any external Bluetooth

microphone and the idea is to be able to

record whatever you want through the airpods

or through a wireless Bluetooth headset

thing is that most of these microphones

are far from being great

an external microphone through the USB

the port should technically be possible

but practically doesn’t seem to be

planned I tried a few different types c

to microphone conversions

none of them worked for the gimbal

controls the panning is up to 400 degrees

more than any other pocket camera gimbal

and now the good question is

how to take advantage of all that since

there is no physical joystick

and the smartphone app seems to be the

only good option to use it

which turns it into something with

questionable usefulness

the bitrate of the videos clearly

Footage Really Sharp

surpasses the competition by far

and i can say a lot of good things about

the footage really sharp maybe too sharp even

colors are good there’s no d cine-like or flat color mode

but you can still do a lot of colors

grading in post-production

however, looks like between the different

firmware versions there are significant

differences between the color science applied

and this makes me think snoppa is still

in search of the best color balance

let’s hope they really have the flat

a mode in mind from the nice and practical

features the tripod thread

is missing and this is such a shame yes you can get such

through an additional accessory but

that’s not cool at all

i consider this a very serious

drawback if you want to be the leader

you need to be better in many ways, not just the price

and yeah i think you get the point now

with mixed feelings, we’re moving on to

the software side

it’s very touch screen oriented call me


The Display Touch Performance

i prefer having more buttons and so far

the gimbal that i like the most about the controls

is the femi palm or alternatively the

Osmo pockets with the control wheel

the display touch performance does not

offer the right level of precision although

this is the best kind of implementation

I’ve seen so far

thanks to this small green bar which is

showing the acceleration level

and you may be able to create some

really smooth panning or rolling


but you need to be very patient swiping

actions control most of it

swipe right and you can access the modes

video photo panoramas in slow motion

the usual suspects are here in fact very

easy to switch between them

swipe up and you can control the

resolution frames per second and so on

nice to see 24 and 25 respectively 48

and 50 frames per second besides the standard

30-60 fps meaning that paul

and cinematic choices are here well partially

you have some manual controls like iso

exposure and white balance

but no shadow control which immediately

will make most professionals dismiss it

as a hobby grader only

Another nice feature of Snoppa VMATE 4K Camera

swipe down to choose the gimbal mode and

we have all the options you may really need

took me a while how to enable the selfie

mode it happens with

swiping quickly to the left and then to the right

somewhat acceptable another nice feature

is that the lens tilts at 90 degrees

not sure how useful those guesses if you

need to shoot for tik-tok

it’s gonna count now let’s comment on

the stabilization and the footage quality

clearly better than the feiyu text

pockets where we are all waiting for a

decent firmware update to improve the


the vm8 is almost as good as the femi

palm and the DJI Osmo pocket

so it’s really good but my gimbal had

weird vibration and i can still feel it under certain

angles look like that with this

specific specific.04 firmware update

a lot of people are affected which is a

disgrace for a device that is mostly

popular for its gimbal features

most of the issues go away after i

updated to a newer version

but now the colors are not that good and in fact

Clean Interface of Snoppa VMATE 4K Camera

while troubleshooting and calibrating it

for the fifth consecutive time

because the horizon was a little twisted

i realized that I’ve never ever had to calibrate

the DJI Osmo pocket ever since I have it

and that’s how good it is at least i can highly recommend the app

simple to use clean interface very functional you

can’t go wrong with it

and as mentioned earlier significantly

enhances your shooting experience

the video quality is really good and

that’s the only device that truly

compares to its more expensive DJI cousin

not only because of the similar field

view which is 81 degrees

but also due to the possibility of autofocus

and I’m actually impressed with the

autofocus performance

it feels better if we compare it to the

Osmo pocket in similar conditions

and also tends to blur the background a little nicer

at least in my opinion and if you’re a bulky freak

you might actually like that some weird

things may be happening sometimes though

i had a freeze condition once and couldn’t shut it down

also, some app features are not ready and enabled yet

after such a long time of development

so in the end, i can say that I’m with

quite mixed feelings about the snapper v8

Option for Bluetooth Microphone

don’t get me wrong it’s a device with

huge potential to be one of the best out there

very high bitrate footage but no flat color mode

option for Bluetooth microphone however

no wired external option

yet good autofocus and also iso and

exposure manual control

however no option to adjust the shutter

speed and properly follow the 180-degree filming rule

good stabilization but some vibrations

in certain angles 400 degrees

panning ability however no joystick you see

so many controversial contrasts that it

makes it hard to give it a clearly

positive verdict

or maybe we better keep things simple a

budget-oriented device

with a lot of potential and some pro

limitations very suitable for vlogging on

youtube and TikTok both the snap of

v-mate is here for you

if you need more pro-grade features i

think the master

even a whole year after being released still is

the DJI Osmo pocket that’s it for

today’s episode

I hope you find it useful and look

around in the following weeks for

detailed comparison between

all these pocketsized camera gimbals

it’s been a great chance to see you

around and looking forward to meeting you again in

the comments below and

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and wish you a wonderful day cheers.


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