REMOVU K1 Announced – New All-In-One Gimbal Stabilizer [PREVIEW]

UPDATE (2017-09-19): The REMOVU K1 is now available for pre-order at indigogo

You wait for ages and then two come along at once. Hot on the heels of the Zhiyun Crane 2 announced recently, This week REMOVU have announced their new All-In-One gimbal, the REMOVU K1.

REMOVU K1 All-In-One Stabilizer promo image

Going head-to-head with the DJI Osmo, Removu have added some interesting features, that might make this the best handheld all-in-one gimbal.

REMOVU K1 Release Date

Pre-orders start on the removuk1.com website on Sept 19th at 8am EDT.

Hopefully, the release date will be in the next few months. You can preorder on the removuk1.com site now. GimbalReview will try and get hold of one to test, so stay tuned.

Below we check out the features that Removu are promoting for their new handheld stabilizer. If it’s as good as the REMOVU S1 we reviewed recently, then it will go in to the best all-in-one gimbal category.

Design

At first glance, you might be mistaken in thinking this was the DJI Osmo. The form factor is very similar. The spherical camera on the top of the handle looks pretty slick, and should mean that it doesn’t block itself, like some of the other GoPro gimbals can do.

REMOVU K1 All-In-One Stabilizer Controls & LED Screen

The controls on the REMOVU K1 look clear and easy to use.

Looking at the product launch photos the handle looks comfortable. The controls are easy to reach with a thumb.

The LCD screen is large and hopefully it’s bright enough to use in strong sunlight.

To store the video, the Removu K1 comes with an SD card slot, and supports up to class 10 128GB cards. This according to some people online, gives space for just over 2 hours of video when filming at 4k 30fps (but it depends on the bitrate).

REMOVU K1 Camera

The REMOVU K1 comes packing a camera with a custom designed F2.8 wide angle lens, and a 1/2.3” CMOS 12MP sensor. The K1 can capture video in 4K ultra HD at 30fps, and 1080p up to 120fps for HD slow motion goodness. The K1 can capture 12MP photos. It also supports slo-mo and timelapse video.

‘Selfie’ Mode

Maybe with an indication of the intended audience, the K1 stabilizer comes with support for selfies.

REMOVU K1 All-In-One Stabilizer Selfie mode

Thanks to the 30 centimeters focal length, K1 can perfectly focus while shooting a self-portrait. In addition, the K1’s 1.5″ LCD screen allows you to monitor what your filming.

REMOVU K1 Battery & Battery Life

The stabilizer is equipped with an interchangeable “smart battery”. I’m not sure what a smart battery is, but Removu claim that it provides 4 hours of continuous filming on a single charge.

In the specs (see below) the battery is a Li-ion 2,900mAh, if it’s interchangeable that’s good news as you might not have access to a charger when you’re out for the day.

The K1 gimbal can be recharged via a cable from any standard USB power source. It’s great that you don’t have to carry around a charger for those “smart batteries”

To recharge, all you need is a power source, no bulky chargers are required. You won’t miss another moment.

REMOVU K1 All-In-One Stabilizer Docking Station

The REMOVU K1 in its docking station.

An optional accessory will be a docking station. You can stand the gimbal handle-first, and leave it to charge.

REMOVU App & Gimbal Control

Following the pattern of most other gimbal manufacturers, Removu have created a companion app to control the gimbal.

With the app, you can preview live video, playback videos that have already been recorded and remote control the gimbal. This remote control enables things like timelapse video.

The app is available for Android on Google Play, and for iOS on the App Store.

REMOVU K1 Specs

Belwo are the specs as copied from the product website, removuk1.com.

CAMERA
ISP Ambarella A12S75
Sensor 1/2.3” CMOS 12MP (Sony IMX377)
Lens F2.8 FOV 101°(D)
Focus 3.0mm (suitable range 30cm to ∞)
Max Image Size 4000 x 3000 pixels
Still Photo Modes Single Shot
Burst Photo
Timelapse Photo (Normal, Motion)
Panorama Photo
Video Modes Video
Slow Motion Video
Timelapse Video (Normal, Motion)
Video Resolution 4K (3840×2160) @ 30fps
2.7K (2704×1520) @ 30fps
FHD (1920×1080) @ 30/60/120fps
HD (1280×720) @ 30/60/120/240fps
Supported Memory Micro SD (Class-10 or UHS-1) up to 128GB (max)

 

GIMBAL
Mechanism 3-axis BLDC motorized gimbal
Active Range Tilt : -48° to +108°
Pan : -75° to +255°
Roll : -60° to +60°
Angular Vibration Range ±0.03°

 

SYSTEM
Battery Attachable Li-ion 2,900mAh (10.7Wh)
Direct charging by USB Cable (no need charger)
Operating Time 4 Hours Continuous Recording (1080p@30fps, Wi-Fi Off)
Dimension 5.8 x 7.0 x 21.6 (cm)
Weight 340g (including Battery)

 

Smartphone App
Connection by Wi-Fi Direct (2.4GHz)
Supported OS Android
iOS
Functions Live View (Preview)
Playback
Remote Control Camera & Gimbal
Firmware Update

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