Feiyu G4 QD 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro and Similar Action Cameras

Feiyu G4 QD 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro and Similar Action Cameras

Feiyu G4 QD 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro and Similar Action Cameras

B&H # FEGMG4QD MFR # GM-G4-QD
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Product Highlights

  • 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal
  • For GoPros & Cameras 1.3 to 1.8" Tall
  • Fixed Axes and Pan/Tilt Following Modes
  • 320° Pan/Tilt Rotation
  • 100° Roll Rotation
  • Single-Button Operation
  • Battery Level Indicator Light
  • Accommodates LCD Touch BacPac
  • Optional Gimbal Remote Control
  • Four Batteries and Charger Included
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Feiyu G4-QD overview

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The Feiyu G4 QD 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal allows you to capture stabilized, free-floating shots with your GoPro or similarly sized action cameras that are between 1.3 and 1.8" tall. 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 QD is designed for one-handed operation and features a design that hides all wires, resulting is a cleaner and sleeker look. The back of the camera mount maintains open access to the camera's power and video ports and lets you view the built-in LCD on cameras such as the GoPro HERO4 Silver, or GoPro camera equipped with a LCD Touch BacPac. The G4 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
  • Accommodates action cameras as thick as a GoPro with a Touch LCD BacPac attached and a height of 1.3 to 1.8"
  • Five modes with single button operation
  • LED battery level indicator light
  • Maintains access to power and video output ports
  • Handle threaded to accept optional extension pole
  • Accommodate a GoPro with an attached Touch LCD BacPac
  • 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: 100°
In the Box
Feiyu G4 QD 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro and Similar Action Cameras
  • 4 x 900mAh 18350-Type Batteries
  • Charger
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Feiyu G4-QD specs

    Compatibility GoPro and similar cameras 1.3 to 1.8" (33 to 46 mm) in height
    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 -50° to +50°
    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 10.2 oz (290 g) (without camera or batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 5.6 x 3.9"

    Feiyu G4-QD reviews

    G4 QD 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro and Similar Action Cameras is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I use this with my SJACM SJ4000 camera and I am extremely pleased with it's operation and performance. It's made a huge difference in the quality of my videos. I began using it right out of the box, no calibration needed, and it seemed to have all the functionality of the latest firmware, so I haven't even done a firmware update since it seemed not be needed. It's well made, seems rugged enough, and easy to handle. My only (minor) complaint is that the camera bracket on this QD model sometimes allows the camera to swivel outward a bit, although the springs are very tight. I'm considering putting a small piece of double-sided tape between the bracket and camera to better secure it.
    Date published: 2015-09-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from You didn't know you needed this! While we've only had this for two weeks now, this gimbal has been the solution we've been looking for! While the price tag can be tough to work around, this gimbal will completely change the quality of the GoPro footage that you're capturing. No more squeaky, off level or shaky shots....The gimbal delivers buttery smooth stabilization. I went from hoping for maybe 10% usable footage to 'knowing' that everything that I point the Gimbal at will look great. Four stars because i still think the item is overpriced, but if it lasts for 6 months of daily use it will be a 5 star bargain.
    Date published: 2016-01-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not easy to set up, PC only for software, bad instructions The manual is very poorly translated into english, and there is no clear step by step what needs to happen first instructions. One card said something about firmware, so I looked into that then realized that it's PC only. That's not a good feeling video video folk. Bulletin boards from PC users were still like I have tried updating this thing 4 times and it won't work. I did try turning it on anyway and the camera immediately flipped and pointed the wrong way, despite any input from the mode button. Returned it immediately. Will look for a more domestic based offering.
    Date published: 2016-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buttery smooth shots for the prosumer. I bought it and LOVED using it. The video's were smooth. This gimbal swivels around freely when it's not being used, which I could see how that would damage it. Protect this thing as you would protect a laptop... it's not a mere tripod you can throw into your backpack. Just a suggestion! Treat this thing with care! (I wouldn't take this on the ski slopes, unless you can afford a knew one.
    Date published: 2015-08-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stable, Easy to Use Got this product to use on the mountain to get more stable footage when touring with ski and snowboard athletes. So far it's exactly what I was hoping for: lightweight, fairly compact, provides good stablization when grabbing quick gopro footage, and easy to use. I love that it comes with extra batteries as they do drain fairly quickly. I also enjoy that I can change modes on the go with the click of a button (though it takes a little practice). 4 stars because for now until I see how durable it is over time.
    Date published: 2016-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The QD option: To clam, or not to clamp? The G4 QD works as advertised and I'm delighted with the performance thus far. The fast-mount spring clamp mechanism seems sturdy enough, yet I wonder how it will hold up with repeated loading and unloading of my Hero 4's. Will I regret not getting the hard-mount thumscrew version in a year? Time will tell. As far as I know, there's no other major differences in the construction of the two gimbal models. Enough has been posted about the Windows-only firmware updater so I won't add yet another gripe. I think my gimbal shipped with v. 1.13 installed, but there's no simple way check without going through the torturous installation process as far as I can tell. I'm posting a question about that. If you're wavering on which version of the G4 to buy I doubt you'll go wrong either way. The thumbscrew versus spring clamp QD matter is likely best determined by your own personal shooting style. p.s. Seems to me Feiyu would do well to sell an optional mount for the G3's and G4's that holds iPhones. I hate the idea of having to buy a second gimbal for phone shots. I don't use my phone for very complex work but the option would be helpful.
    Date published: 2015-09-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great I had the old Feiyu tech G3 model with the exposed wires. Very poor design and the thumbscrew mounts, although very secure, were a pain to use for me as I only had one GoPro and I was switching from my drone to the handheld gimbal. Fortunately, I have two GoPros now, but still wanted the quick release model. I also like the fact that it can accommodate a LCD screen which makes framing shots a breeze. Overall, I like the design and for the most part the gimbal did what it needed to do. However, I noticed that once I power it on, the GoPro tilts to the left. Obviously, this is not ideal as I'd like the horizon to be level. I'm not about to fiddle with updating firmware (I've read enough of the horror story reviews regarding that process), so I am now thinking of sending it back for a replacement as I just received it a week ago. I'm hesitant because it does work...except for the off kilter horizon...and I'm concerned I will just end up with a unit that has even more problems. Lastly, I'm using this with my Hero3+ and it is not ideal as the microphone on the GoPro sits right up next to the tilt motor which muffles out the natural sound.
    Date published: 2016-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Great product, it does what it claims. Mounting a gopro h4 and getting smooth footage out of it. It is really easy to use, it's well designed and a light equipment. With additional pole extensions you can get some interesting shots. The inverse mode is so useful for low angle shots, here you should add extension poles. I still need more practice with it but after 3 days using it intensively I can tell the footage you get is excellent. Useful for indie shortfilms, music videos and wedding videos.
    Date published: 2015-12-09
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