SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal vs 2 axis gimbal camera – comparison
Earlier this month, on July 2018, SwellPro has released their newest 4K 3 axis gimbal camera out to the market. Since this is not the only camera that exists, we decided to do a comparison sheet of the new SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal vs 2 axis gimbal camera (which is the older model). This way we will know what’s better for our filming requirements and for our budget.
No doubt we at Finish-Tackle waited for that long time.
We even had our review over this camera, you can find a link to it at the end of this post.
So, in case you are about to purchase SwellPro Splash Drone 3 Auto, and you are not sure which camera model to choose from. Well, we have created this comparison of SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal vs 2 axis gimbal camera.
So you probably will say right away, the difference is one axis. WOW! you are the man!
But you really think that this is the real difference?
So before we start with the list of differences of SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal vs 2 axis gimbal camera, let’s begin with what is the same in these 2 cameras:
SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal vs 2 axis gimbal camera
First, what’s the same for SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal and 2 axis gimbal camera
We find that before doing the SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal vs 2 axis gimbal camera comparison, we should start with what is the same. So, let’s start with the basics:
- The cameras fit Splash Drone 3 models.
- Both cameras are 100% waterproof.
- Both cameras record in 4K quality.
- The cameras have 1/2.3″CMOS sensor.
Now that we know what is the same, it is time to know what is not.
A complete list of differences of SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal vs 2 axis gimbal camera.
- The 3 axis gimbal camera (GC-3) has 8G All-glass non-fisheye lens array while the 2 axis gimbal camera (GC-2) is 6G All-glass non-fisheye lens array.
- The video quality of the 3 axis gimbal camera is 4K shoots in 30FPS with a resolution of 3840×2160. The 2 axis gimbal camera is also 4K, however, it shoots in 24FPS with a resolution of 2880×2160.
- Stills photos for the 3 axis gimbal camera are 16 megapixels. However, the 2 axis gimbal camera is a 14 megapixel.
- The field of view for the 3 axis gimbal is 90 degrees. The 2 axis gimbal camera is wider, it has a view of 106 degrees @ f2.0.
- Camera settings are changeable with built-in buttons for the 3 axis gimbal. For the 2 axis gimbal camera, it is changeable using the mobile app.
- The 3 axis gimbal camera has compressive vibration damper, while the 2 axis camera has a tensive vibration damper.
- The 3 axis gimbal camera allows adjusting remotely the yaw in 90 degrees and the tilt in 90 degrees as well. However, the 2 axis gimbal camera allows adjusting remotely the roll in 40 degrees and tilt in 90 degrees.
Things that the 4K 3 axis gimbal camera has that the 2 axis gimbal camera doesn’t have
- High sensitive Yaw, Pitch and Roll gimbal.
- 1080p / 120FPS for slow-motion filming.
Money, Money, Money
Even though we could mention this in the differences list between the two models, we decided to give that a section of its own.
SwellPro’s 4K 3 axis gimbal camera price is 559$ while the 2 axis gimbal camera is sold for 399$.
So here you go, that was a comparison between SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal vs 2 axis gimbal camera.
If you wonder what you should buy for your self? Well, it is really up to you and your budget.
If adding another 160$ worth having another axis for your gimbal (and we think it really worth it), then you should go for it. To be honest, we must say that unless you have a real budget issue, we don’t find a reason why not to buy the new 3 axis gimbal camera.
Buying SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal camera definitely upgrades your filming capabilities and you have a real professional camera in your arsenal.
You and your drone will stand out better than anyone else out there.
Buying the cameras
More to read
Do you want to use the advanced features of SwellPro Splash Drone 3 and become a professional fisherman? If this is the case, you must read the post we have about drone fishing.
And this is our review over the new SwellPro 4K 3 axis gimbal camera that we did.
Let us know if you have questions in the comments section below.