FeiyuTech Scorp 2 review: a gimbal with an AI twist

Maneuver your mirrorless camera with ease with this affordable AI-assisted gimbal

FeiyuTech Scorp 2 gimbal being held by a man
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

If you own a mirrorless camera kit and your budget is more limited, then the Scorp 2 is well worth considering. It enabled us to smoothly and effortlessly pan, tilt and roll our 1.5 Kg Sony A7RV and lens payload (as you’ll see from the supporting video in the performance section). The built-in AI tracking gives it the edge over the similarly specced DJI RS 4, enabling you to walk and talk while the camera smoothly tilts and pans to keep you in the frame at all times.


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    Built-in AI sensor

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    Bluetooth connectivity

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    Controllable via smartphone

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    Tactile control knob


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    Couldn’t connect to camera via Bluetooth (but fine with smartphone)

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3-axis gimbals like the Feiyu Scorp enable you to perform smooth panning and tracking camera moves with a range of cameras. I have previously written about the camera cage v gimbal debate, modern cameras and smartphones have effective built-in stabilization features that enable you to capture gimbal-smooth footage using the of the best phone grips, but gimbals enable you to perform much more complex camera moves with ease, such as a low-angle tracking shot.

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Payload2.5 Kg / 5.51lbs
Screen1.3'' OLED Touchscreen
RangeTilt: +180°~-51° , Roll: +36°~-36°, Pan: 360°(unlimited)
Battery life13 hours
AI trackingBuilt-in
MaterialSynthetic macromolecular resin, alumninum alloy
Dimensions250x152x306mm (balancing position), 257x71x260mm (folded position)
Weight1070g / 2.36lbs

If you have a slightly heavier payload than 2.5 Kg (and a slightly bigger budget) then consider investing in the DJI RS 4.  As with the Scorp 2, it provides the option to shoot vertically as well as horizontally with your mirrorless camera. At 1.8” it has a slightly larger OLED touchscreen than the Scorp 2’s 1.3”, so it should be easier to control and adjust menu settings. As with the Scorp 2 you can also control the RS 4 via the DJI Ronin app. 

Feiyu Scorp Mini

Feiyu Scorp Mini
If you have a much lighter payload (up to 1.2 Kg) then this smaller incarnation of the Scorp will enable you to perform smooth moves with your mirrorless camera (or smartphone) at a cheaper cost than the bigger Scorp 2.  It’s also compatible with action cameras such as the GoPro range. A newer Scorp Mini 2 was been released in December 2023, so you should be able to pick up the Scorp Mini 1 for a bargain.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.