You may know Removu as a manufacturer of GoPro accessories. With the K1, they’ve taken the leap into being a camera maker in their own right, having poached engineers from Samsung’s camera and camcorder division.
The K1 is based on a concept first pioneered by the DJI OSMO, integrating a camera and a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer into one seamless whole. The K1 goes one step further by adding an integrated 1.5-inch LCD display so you can preview and play back your footage directly on the gimbal and not fumble around with a smartphone clipped to the gimbal.
The K1 features a fixed f/2.8 wide-angle lens, records 4K video at 30 fps and snaps 12-megapixel still images. Slow-motion fans can record full HD at 120 fps. You can control the camera via a four-way joystick and there are four gimbal modes: pan, follow, motion time lapse and (what else) selfie. While you don’t need a smartphone to operate the K1, it will work with a free iOS and Android app which will let you remotely control the camera (including its orientation on the gimbal). You’ll enjoy about four hours of operation on the interchangeable battery. There’s a 3.5mm jack for adding an external mic if the K1’s built-in mic isn’t cutting it for you.
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