Genie Mini – Tiny Unit for Smooth Panning Time-lapse Videos

New Zealand based gear maker, Syrp, announced their newest product, the Genie Mini. This tiny portable unit has the ability to create smooth panning motion for time-lapse or real-time videos.

The small Genie Mini was developed to help create smooth panning motion time-lapse or real-time video. It is controlled  wirelessly suing an app which can help you easily control the speed and rotation of the camera (you can use anything from a smartphone to a full DSLR as long as it is under 5kg centered (11.0 lb).

Tiny panning unit for your  time-lapse videos 02 Portable_0Here are some specs:

  • Max Speed – 360° in 31 seconds.
  • Minimum Resolution – 0.011°.
  • Panning Load – 8kg (17.6lb).
  • Tilting Load – 5kg centered (11.0 lb).
  • Weight – 230g (8.1 oz).
  • Timelapse – 40+ hours.
  • Video – 5+ hours.
  • Charge Time – 3 Hours.
  • Included Li-Ion Rechargeable battery.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy – to Syrp App (iOS, Android)
  • USB – Charging.
  • Camera Port – 2.5mm.
  • Accessory Port – 3.5mm (Dual Genie mode + IR cable).
  • $249.00 USD (pre-order).

Another nice touch to the unit is the ability to work nicely with the original Genie to create professional 2-Axis motion control time-lapse and video shots. If you are unfamiliar with the original Genie – check out our previous video – here.

Controlled using a simple Anfroid/iPhone app

03 Time-lapseWe are looking forward to test the Genie Mini ourselves. In the meantime, if you don’t want to miss any new photography product be sure to check out our product photography section on our photo gear channel.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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