The World of AI, Smartest AI Smartphone Gimbal, Hohem iSteady V2 vs X2 | Full Review and Comparison
So the last few months i got myself my very first smartphone gimbals, which is the hohem x2 and i must say, im pretty impressed by this little guy. But recently hohem sent us dia v2 versions, and i was like why not compare these two gimbals and show you whats the difference between these two gimbal, so lets get started with a quick overview of these two gimbal physically. They looks the same except for the built in ai tracking sensor, which is the main selling point of the v2. Both of them have affordable, compact design and you can easily unfold the gimbal and tighten the knot so that it works properly. They have the same tripods, zoom, slider, type c, usb port joysticks buttons and all of them at the same place, and they just feels pretty good theyre completely made of solid plastic, and it feels pretty grippy since they have a compact design. So they are pretty lightweight and both the waist is around 260 grams and it comes with a mini tripod which weights another 30 gram. You can mount this tripod at the bottom of the gimbal easily, with the quarter inch screw mount, even though these gimbals are small, but they have some pretty impressive payloads. They can support maximum pedal of 280 grams, which is enough for most of the smartphone in the market. How about the user experience and functionality like any other gimbal? You need to balance it, since this is a fairly small, smart gimbal, so you can balance it pretty easy.
First off, you need to unfold the gimbal until the arm is straight. Next. Tighten the knots until its locked then make sure the hoem logo is facing upwards. Insert your smartphone and make sure your smartphone is at the center and youre good to go. But before turn on the gimbals, you need to download their home apps in order to activate the gimbal and also unlock the advanced features or not. You are still able to have the basic control using the button on the gimbals without going through the apps anyway, this gimbal is ready to go. Let me show you how to turn it on. So turning on is pretty simple. You just have to long press the power buttons and something to keep in mind these same buttons can do more than that press once to change between landscape and portrait mode. Double press the button to recenter your camera triple press to inception mode and it will rotate automatically, and personally i dont like it. Next is the joystick, which i believe you guys know what exactly it can do followed by the left buttons, which is the shutter buttons press, the shutter button to start and record your video. This button can also works in the native app as long as you are connected to bluetooth. I also did try to use my third party apps the moment apps, but it doesnt work. However, in their official website they mention that they support other third party apps as well, so you should definitely check those out next double press.
The shutter button allows you to switch between photos and video modes, triple press to switch between front and back cameras. Alright, thats pretty much all the basic functions, but how about the advanced settings such as gimbal modes? So if you are new in gimbal, you should definitely read through the manual book just to understand the difference between each gimbal mode. But if your person, who already used a gimbal before then im pretty sure, youre pretty familiar with all the gimbal modes, but you know what let me break things down for you. So, first off it comes with a pen and tube second pan and follow third or lock and lastly, pov mode, another extra mode that i really like about this gimbal, which is their underslung modes. So right now you can get some pretty low angle view shots by simply just turn your gimbal upside down, and you will automatically rotate to the right positions. I must agree that youll probably get confused at first with all the gimbal modes, because you have no idea which gimbal mode you are using since there isnt any display on the gimbal, but after using it for a while. I do realize that theres a green light at the right corner, which indicate the corresponding modes, for example, link three times refer to all lock mode blink, one time which means pan and tilt the whole hem apps has a pro mode, which personally i dont really use It because i think theres a lot of restriction with it youre only able to control the exposure, iso and white balance when it compares to other third party apps like filming pro or moments which those apps allows you to control even more setting and gives you much More flexibility, next up a very innovative technology, and these things separates between v2 and also x2, which is their ai vision sensor.
So, with the additional 36 usd youre able to unlock some ai gastric features without going through the apps lets, be honest, who likes to use apps when youre able to do everything on the gimbal itself in order to use it, you have to turn on the ai Sensor by pressing the button on the top, once you turn on the ai sensor, you just have to show the ok gesture to turn on the face tracking to stop the ai tracking. You just have to show the stop sign and now is stop. We can go back to the face tracking by simply showing okay gastro, again Music, honestly, its pretty responsive and pretty fast. It can even track back when the subject is lost. I can see how this feature can be very handful and useful for people who do a lot of vlogging and just simply film yourself without any help. Another things you can do with hand. Gesture is change between lens game modes and portrait mode by pointing your thumbs up and pointing to the right theres, also a built in led lights around the ai camera, which gives you some extra lights for yourself. It comes with tree brightness level and honestly, i dont think it works for bright day scenario, but it does helps in a lower light situations. All right lets talk about the hoem apps theres, a tons of settings and apps such as photo speeds, motor respawns, joystick speeds and a lot more.
I dont really change all of these settings, but you can play around with it and see what works the best for you. Some additional modes, even though the home x2 does not have the ai vision sensor, but the hohem apps allows us to have the face tracking through the built in lens from your phone. I have done a simple test using both in apps and also the ai vision sensor from the v2 and honestly im pretty impressed by the om apps face tracking systems, even though it might not be fast and responsive or even jerkier, when compared to ai visions. From the hoem v2, but all in all the whole apps phase tracking systems is pretty impressive. The air sensor is pretty practical and functional. I would say because, if you think about it, you dont really have to rely on the whole m apps, because there isnt any direct relationship between the hoem, apps and also the ai sensor. So, in short, you can incorporate the ai sensor with any camera apps that you prefer so thats, pretty much all the features about these two gimbals. Let me show how they perform in real world Music. The next thing is you cant, use ultra wide angle lens in hoem apps, which i believe is because the lens will pick up the gimbals moto when youre using the ultra wide angle lens, but its not too bad for landscape mode. Since the lens is going to be further away from your gimbals moto, i also try to use an extra lens adapter for my iphone 10 pro.
Unfortunately, i couldnt balance it because theres an extra weight falling on this one side of foot. I couldnt find any color balance mount on the gimbal itself, so i kind of diy myself by putting on an extra phone mount at the opposite sides of the phones and it works. These two gimbals are pretty impressive in terms of battery life: ive, never recharged them. Since the first day i use and on paper, they have nine to ten hours battery life, which is more than enough. However, theres a cash for v2 youre only able to film four hours with the air sensor on and two hours. If you turn on led lights. Having said so, you can always charge your gimbals with a power bank while carrying the gimbals honestly im, not a fan of internal battery, but thats the only solutions you can do for this gimbal, some extra notes. You can also charge your phone using these gimbals, which is great for emergency usage. All right thats, pretty much it about these two gimbal. So after using the hoya v2 im pretty confident that the ai technology is going to be a future for filmmakers and it will get more popular starting from a small device like a mobile gimbal. So, all in all, im pretty satisfied with these two gimbals and if youre a vlogger definitely check out the v2 versions because of the ai technology, and i can assure you it will make your life much easier.
However, if youre a person who just wants to get a smooth gimbal shot with your mobile device, then you can save some money and get the x2 versions. You wont go wrong, so i hope you guys enjoyed this video if you guys do enjoy consider subscribe. Our channel give us a like share this video and, as always, krillin have fun ill.