Here's everything we know about the YI Technology 4K+ action cam, including specs, features, and possible price.
Although we were unable to confirm the action cam's price, a CNET author previously reported that the YI Technology CEO told him that it would be priced at $299 USD. If this is true, it must be causing some concern over at GoPro.
YI has apparently surpassed GoPro again.
YI Technology is cutting a broad swath with lots of new products—a drone, MFT camera and lenses, a dash cam—built from the ground up quickly and at rock-bottom prices. The company is best known as a GoPro action cam competitor, with the two companies leap-frogging each other in a spec war. YI has apparently surpassed GoPro again in some important aspects, most notably a maximum UHD frame rate (60fps), twice that of the GoPro Hero5 Black.
At this point, there are few samples of video taken with this camera. Given the lack of actual footage and hands-on third party testing, it's not particularly surprising that speculation and rumors have started to fill the void.
We—and GoPro, no doubt—are waiting with some anticipation for this spec-heavy camera to hit the market on Tuesday. Our biggest questions relate to image quality for UHD 60p, with a somewhat thin100Mbs max data rate, encoded in H.264. Also, we are wondering about potential VR support.
For more, check out YI's extensive product spec page. Here are some highlights:
- Lens: 155-degree FOV, f2.8
- Processor: Ambarella H2 chipset (low power usage) with a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
- LCD Touchscreen: 2.19-inch, 640x360 at 330ppi
- Image Sensor: Sony IMX377 1/2.3" 12 MP CMOS with Exmor R
- Maximum Data Rate: 120 Mbps
- Battery: 1,400mAh lithium battery
- Maximum Frame Rates: 3840x2160/60fps, 1080p/120fps
- Connectivity: USB Type-C (data transfers and external mic), Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi
- EIS: built-in 3 axis gyroscope and accelerometer (UHD: 30fps max)
- Voice Control
- Mics: Stereo
- Live streaming (future announcement)
- Support for VR (future announcement)
- Recording media: micro SD
Check back later to see the results of our camera test with the YI 4K+ action cam.
What has your experience has been with the previous version, the 4K? Let us know in the comments.