Sirui is launching an Indiegogo campaign for two new compact gimbals: the Sirui Swift M1 and Sirui Swift P1. The Sirui Swift M1 is designed for smartphones only, while the Swift P1 can take smartphones and mirrorless cameras up to 900 grams. Let’s take a closer look at these new stabilizers!
Sirui Swift M1 Gimbal for Smartphones
The Sirui Swift M1 is a gimbal for smartphones that is lightweight at just 498 grams/1.1 lbs, and that can take a maximum load of 300 grams/0.66 lbs. As a reference, the iPhone 11 Pro Max weight 226 grams. The gimbal folds down in two and has an internal non-removable battery that should last for 6 hours, according to Sirui. There are locking buttons on every axis, so the gimbal won’t move when you transport it.
On the front of the Sirui Swift M1, there is a little OLED display that shows you the mode you are in. Below the screen, there is a control jog and four buttons: functions/menu/record/power. On the back of the gimbal, there is a little trigger button to reset all the axis. On the left side, there is a small dial to adjust the roll axis or change modes.
There’s nothing extraordinary on the hardware side, so what makes this gimbal different?
The Sirui Swift M1 is packed with a lot of software features. Like every modern gimbal, you have to install an app on your smartphone: the Sirui Swift app, compatible with iOS and Android. This app connects to the gimbal and gives you access to all the extra functionalities.
A lot of different shooting modes and effects are available through the app like:
- Instant Scene Transition that looks pretty similar to a “sport mode” for fast-moving scenes.
- Hitchcock mode that reproduces the famous “Vertigo effect” or dolly zoom shot.
- A POV Roll mode for infinite roll shots.
- There is also an exciting Pano Shot mode to create 90/180/360° panorama pictures easily.
- A Path Lapse mode to create hyperlapses.
- And finally, an active track mode that uses some AI to recognize the face of the subject in the frame. In this mode, the gimbal will automatically keep the person in the center of the frame.
Sirui Swift P1 Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras
If you are looking for something that can take your smartphone but also your mirrorless camera, the Sirui Swift P1 is for you. This gimbal can take up to 900 grams/1.98 lbs, and weight 800 grams/1.76 lbs. Like the Sirui Swift M1, the Swift P1 features an internal non-removable battery that should last around 9 hours.
The external design is similar to the smartphone version, with the same buttons/screen/wheel. The main differences are:
- It doesn’t fold in two.
- It comes with a small tripod base to put it on the ground between takes.
- All modes except Hitchcock mode are present: POV Roll, Instant Scene Transition, Pano Shot, Path Lapse, Active Tracking.
To make it work, you have to connect your camera to the gimbal via a cable. Below is a list of the compatible cameras at the moment.
By connecting your camera to the Sirui Swift P1, you can control your focus, as well as your photo and video recording capabilities.
Pricing and Availability
You can pre-order the Sirui Swift M1 and P1 now on their IndieGogo campaign. Prices start at $99, and shipping is estimated for December 2019.
Please be aware that this is a crowdfunding project and not a retail shop, so do your research accordingly. cinema5D does its best to share only the projects that look legitimate, but as with any crowdfunded campaign, there’s always the risk of the product or service never coming to fruition.
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