German-based firm Pilotfly has launched the brand new PFY MAVERICK handheld gimbal. The new gimbal is a part of the brand new PFY product line and comes with a variety of equipment which are usually bought individually with different gimbals just like the wi-fi lens motor & handwheel. The Maverick is out there on pre-order at a particular introductory worth of $849 USD (RRP of $999 USD) and is estimated to ship in March. The wi-fi unit alone sells for $399 USD,(introductory particular of $299 USD)
- Maximum payload of 4.2kg (9lb)
- 12 hour runtime on a single battery
- Locks on every axis
- Tilted Roll motor for clear view of the again of digital camera
- 5-way joystick
- Camera management through included cable for appropriate cameras
- Includes wi-fi observe focus & motor
One problem with handheld gimbals is that they’re a bit cumbersome to move as a result of hight. What’s good concerning the Pilotfly gimbals, is that they use a screw in base to make the handgrip removable. This is much like what DJI has finished with the Ronin-S, making it simpler to interrupt down for transport. In the case of the Ronin-S, it enables you to mount the gimbal elsewhere utilizing the common mount. Pilotfly has an identical Battery Dock BD-1 for his or her H2 & T1 gimbals however no info has been revealed concerning the compatibility with the Maverick.
The gimbal is powered by a proprietary battery which Pilotfly claims to supply 12 hours of run time. There are not any particulars of the battery capability.
The PFY Maverick contains the PFY Focus equipment within the field. Just just like the Moza iFocus, the PFY Focus is a small transmitter & focus equipment which can be utilized on the gimbal or elsewhere in contrast to the Zhiyun choices. The unit operates on the two.4GHz spectrum and has a claimed vary of 50 meters. It contains a small OLED display screen on the handwheel to show the present mode, battery life, focus factors A-D and in addition has a detachable glow at the hours of darkness marking disk. You may program set focus strikes with the controller. Both the motor & transmitter have built-in batteries and provide 10-hours of run time. You can present steady energy to the models through the USB port. We couldn’t inform how the controller is mounted however it seems to be like some kind of rod clamp.
The PFY Focus can be accessible individually from the PFY Maverick, it retails for $399 however is on particular for $299 USD till March 15. As a comparability, the MOZA iFocus, retails for $299 USD. If you change into a member ($6 per thirty days or $19 per 12 months), you’ll obtain 10% off all equipment which simply covers the price of the membership.
What about smartphone management?
There was no details about a companion app to regulate settings or extra options.
– 1 x Follow Focus Transmitter
– 1 x Follow Focus Motor
– 1 x Camera Control Cable (Sony, Canon, Panasonic)
– 1 x Cable Set for energy provide
– 1 x Quick Release System
– 1 x Hotshoe 15mm
– 1 x 15mm Carbon Rod
– 1 x Quick Guide
As nicely because the gimbal, you should purchase numerous equipment together with a bag,
Pricing & Competitors
At an introductory worth of $849, you might be saving $150 off the common retail of $999 till March 4. With little differentiating the gimbal motor efficiency on this class (Ronin-S, Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab, Moza Air 2), it’s going to return all the way down to the finer particulars, a companion app, different equipment, and further versatility that you would be able to achieve from the gimbals.
DJI Ronin-S $749 USD, Ronin-S Focus Motor $169 USD
Moza Air 2 – $599 USD
Moza Air 2 w/ iFocus – $799 USD, add controller for $119 USD ($918 USD)
Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab – $899 USD, TransMount Max Servo – $89 USD
Tilta Nucleus-Nano – $229 USD
Check out our overview of the Ronin-S, Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab & Moza Air 2 under.