A Quick And Easy To Read Feiyutech A1000 Review!
After seeing a fair bit of interest from people about the Feiyutech A1000 over the last few months we have decided to try and offer some advice by sharing our opinion in this short and sweet Feiyutech A1000 review. In our opinion, the low price tag and great performance of the A1000 make it the ideal entry-level gimbal stabilizer for anyone new to Videography, film making or vlogging allowing you to keep your costs low while keeping your production quality high.
As many people who are looking to pick up the Feiyutech A1000 are brand new to using a gimbal system, we would also highly recommend that you check out any of the articles offering tips and tricks on how to use your gimbal like a pro. Picking up the A1000 while implementing some of these tips and tricks can massively improve your image quality and help keep your clients happy.
In our opinion, the only real limitation of the A1000 is the fact that it will definatley struggle to support the weight of the heavier DSLR cameras on the market right now, especially when they have their lenses mounted. That said, the upper payload limit on the A1000 is 3.75 pounds ensuring that all smartphones, point and shoots, and action cams are supported. In addition to this, a number of light to medium weight DSLR and mirrorless cameras are also supported, just ensure that the weight of your full camera rig is lower than 3.75 pounds and you are good to go.
For example, say you need a gimbal and your camera of choice is the Sony A7S. The camera body alone comes in at around 1.1 pounds, add on a lens of say 0.5-1.5 pounds and this tops out at 2.6 pounds in total. This is leaves just over a pound of total payload available for something like a microphone or some other accessory that you need.
A common problem that gimbal users will encounter is the limitations of their battery life. Although there are a number of things that you can do to help improve your gimbals battery life, there is always going to be a maximum limitation. When it comes to the A1000 gimbal, reports do vary as the upper battery life limit depends on the total payload of your camera rig as well as the workload that you are putting on the motors.
We would expect a six hour minimum battery life when you are using a camera rig coming in at the upper end of the gimbals payload while anything between nine and twelve hours when using something lightweight like a smartphone or a GoPro.