Feiyu G4 GS 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for Sony Action Cams

Feiyu G4 GS 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for Sony Action Cams

Feiyu G4 GS 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for Sony Action Cams

B&H # FEGMG4S MFR # GM-G4-S
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal
  • For Sony Action Cams
  • Fixed Axes and Pan/Tilt Following Modes
  • 320° Pan/Tilt Rotation
  • 120° Roll Rotation
  • Single-Button Operation
  • Battery Level Indicator Light
  • Optional Gimbal Remote Control
  • Four Batteries and Charger Included
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Feiyu G4-GS overview

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The Feiyu G4 GS 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal allows you to capture stabilized, free-floating shots with your Sony Action Cam. It is held and operated using a single hand and features four different operating modes for increased creative possibilities. You can choose to lock the camera in place along all three axes (pan, tilt, and roll), or select modes where the camera will smoothly follow as you pan and tilt the handle. Switching between modes is done using a single LED push-button on the handle, which flashes to indicate the mode selected.

The G4 GS is designed for one-handed operation and features a design that hides all wires, resulting is a cleaner and sleeker look. It is powered using two rechargeable 900mAh batteries, which slot into the handle. A battery indicator light on the device lets you know when it's time to recharge the batteries using the included charger.

Note: Firmware update software is only available for Windows.

Key Features
  • Five modes with single button operation
  • LED battery level indicator light
  • Handle threaded to accept optional extension pole
  • Four batteries and charger included
  • Optional Gimbal Remote Control
Modes
Pan Following Mode: Locks tilt and roll axes. Camera smoothly pans to follow the direction of the handle
Tilt and Pan Following Mode: Locks roll axis. Camera smoothly follows the pan and tilt motion of the handle
All Axis Lock Mode: Locks the pan, tilt, and roll axes of the camera in the position it is in when mode is activated
Inverted Mode: Allows you to turn the gimbal upside-down. This mode is an inverted version of the Pan Following Mode
Standby Mode: The gimbal remains on but the motor is shut down
Rotation Angles
Pan: 320°
Tilt: 320°
Roll: 120°
UPC: 859574005207
In the Box
Feiyu G4 GS 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for Sony Action Cams
  • 4 x 900mAh 18350-Type Batteries
  • Charger
  • 2 x Camera Mount Screws
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Feiyu G4-GS specs

    Compatibility Sony Action Cams
    Motor 2804F
    Pan Angle -160° (left) to +160° (right) (held vertically)
    -50° (left) to +50° (right) (held horizontally)
    Tilt Angle -160° to +160° (held vertically)
    Roll Angle -70° to +70°
    Panning Following Rate 3°/s to 150°/s
    Tilt Following Rate 2°/s to 75°/s
    Motion Attitude Tracking Accuracy Minimum: 0.1°
    Standard: 0.2°
    Maximum: 0.5°

    (Motor overload <2G)
    Static Attitude Tracking Accuracy Minimum: 0.01°
    Standard: 0.02°
    Maximum: 0.05°

    (Gimbal in static mode)
    Start-Up Time 2.5 seconds
    Battery Type 2 x 18350 type, 900 mAh batteries
    Voltage 8.4 VDC (6 to 17 VDC)
    Overload Current Protection 800 mA
    Dimensions 9.4 x 3.0 x 2.6" (23.9 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm)
    Weight 9.4 oz (270 g) (without camera or batteries)
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    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 4.6 x 2.7"

    Feiyu G4-GS reviews

    G4 GS 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for Sony Action Cams is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from G4-GS comments I received the gimbal early last week and set it up with excitement. I had no issues with the set up, but noticed that one of the motors had a very noticeable sound and vibrated when moving the handle around. This was concerning and would have made the device un-usable, but a few emails to Feiyu tech directly resolved the issue. Apparently if the screws holding the camera in place are tightened a bit too much, the motor vibrates. I backed off the screws a few turns and problem solved. The team at feiyu tech were very helpful and fast. Using the gimbal is so easy and it works great. Can't wait to get it out into some real world situations.
    Date published: 2015-09-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Camera won't stay secure I've only used this twice. The first was just a short run. The second time was for a longer time frame and I had to keep checking the screws that secure the camera. It they're too tight, there's a vibration; too lose and the camera falls out. I haven't been able to find a sweet spot. When I check the security manually, it seems fine. But when using the gimble, vibration starts. When I adjusted the screws, the camera fell out after a few minutes and various positions of the gimble. If I could get the camera secure without vibrating, I'd give this 5 stars.
    Date published: 2016-05-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing when they send you a working unit. It works perfect with my AS200. My only gripe is the roll axis only goes 40 degrees each way so I sometimes feel limited with what I can do. I ordered this same gimbal but the first time it came to me the roll axes didn't work at all, I tried updated the firmware but that only made it worse, I returned it. One week later a new one came in perfect working condition. Warning! The remote for this gimbal is wired and discontinued, you can get it used but there are bad reviews for it. I would highly recommend the two extension poles for this unit, also some kind of cellphone bike mount to mount a cellphone to one of the extension arms as a preview monitor, it works amazingly.
    Date published: 2017-05-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Camera falls off... don't bother. Had high hopes for this gimbal because I have seen tons of videos online of people with GoPros (I have the Sony FDR-X3000) using the GoPro version of this gimbal in all sorts of action camera type situations.... especially snowboarding. I can't comment on the GoPro version, but the Sony version is pretty much useless. The gimbal motor vibrates uncontrollably, especially if you tighten the mount screws... and you have to tighten the screws in order to secure the camera. Keep the screws loose, and your camera starts slipping out (unless you're standing still or walking slowly... forget running, biking, snowboarding, etc.). Tighten the screws, and the motor vibrates uncontrollably, effectively ruining your footage and defeating the whole purpose of a gimbal. (To be honest, the motor vibrates even when the screws are loose, especially in certain orientations, although it's significantly more noticeable when the screws are tightened.) But the main reason I returned this product is that this is marketed as a gimbal for an ACTION CAM. In other words, you should be able to use this gimbal while shooting action cam type footage. You should be able to run while holding this gimbal, snowboard, ski, ride a bike, etc. Do any of those things, and you will lose your action cam, guaranteed. The mount is totally unsuitable anything beyond standing still or walking. Why not take advantage of the Sony's 1/4 screw mount? Or have a second clamp to secure the camera? One spill while snowboarding, and goodbye camera. Also, I don't believe this is waterproof or splashproof... so I'm not sure how all those deep powder snowboarding videos were shot... maybe they were extra careful or they found a way to protect the gimbal while filming? I noticed Feiyutech just released a G5 model for GoPro that supposedly IS splashproof, but this model does not appear to have the same qualities.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from it works but? After receiving unit tried unsuccessfuly on several occasions to upgrade the firmware but could not get it to work. I emailed the company and received no responce. The good news was upon inserting the batteries and turning it it on it worked as it was suppose to.
    Date published: 2016-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would by this product again and again...... So far corrects the problem i had absent the gimbal. I don't get a headache from watching my ski videos with my Sony 4K Action Cam!
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great
    Date published: 2017-07-26
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