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- Records 4K/30fps (60mbps), 1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps video and 12MP photos using a 155Â° wide-angle lens with F2.8 aperture
- Built-in 2.19" LCD touchscreen with 640 x 360 high resolution for easy previewing and shooting. Designed with Gorilla Glass Retina to resist scratches and daily impact
- World's leading technologies: Ambarella A9SE75 Chip, Sony IMX377 Image Sensor, 7 layers of glass lenses, and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) to guarantee ultra-clear and stable 4K video resolution and 12M pixel photos even in low light conditions
- Rechargeable 1400mAh high capacity 4.4V lithium-ion battery records up to 120 minutes of 4K/30fps video with a single charge. High performing cooling system prevents YI 4K Action Camera of overheating and enables stable video recording. Built-in Bluetooth and high speed 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi support for wireless remote control and the YI Action App for instant photo and video editing
- Highly recommend to use the microSD cards in the recommended list for the best compatibility and the best 4K recording performance. Please find the full list in the photo gallery.
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One Of The Best Action Camera Ever.
- YI 4K Action Camera presents an immersive footage of you and your world.
- This action camera can combine 4K30 video recording, integrated touchscreen and up to two hours of battery life.
- Built with the new generation Ambarella A9SE75 chip, Sony IMX377 image sensor, and 7 layers of all glass lenses, it records 4K/30fps at 60mbps, 4x the quality of 1080p.
- Featured with an impact resistant Gorilla Glass 2.19 inches LCD touchscreen, you can intuitively shoot and preview with the touch of a finger.
- YI use the world's leading rechargeable 1400mAh high-voltage 4.4V lithium-ion battery to record up to 120 minutes of 4K/30fps video with a single charge. Innovative heat management system helps release heat quickly to reduce overheating while recording at high-resolution.
- YI 4K’s all-in-one and impact resistance design fits in your pocket and is ready for anything! With new colors and a high quality finish, it is not only a camera for shooting amazing photos/videos, but also the fashion accessory you’ve been waiting for.
What's in the package?
- 1x YI 4K Action Camera
- 1x Rechargeable 1400mAh battery
- 1x USB cable
- 1x User Manual
Your World in 4K
- Records high resolution videos at 4k30/1080p120/720p240 and capture 12M photos using our selection of photo and video modes including Timelapse, Slow Motion, Timer, and Burst.
- YI 4K Action Camera is the camera with the most advanced technology to provide maximum Fidelity, Versatility, and Ease of Use.
Integrated LCD Gorilla Glass Retina Touchscreen
- Customized with a 330ppi high resolution and high sensitivity retina touchscreen for an intuitive experience. 2.19 inches of Gorilla Glass to resist scratches and daily impact.
- Viewable from a 160° angle. You won’t miss the perfect shot with the 640 x 360 widescreen for quick and easy previewing and shooting.
120 Minutes 4K 30/fps Video with a Single Charge
- Designed with rechargeable 1400mAh high voltage 4.4V lithium ion battery from Amperext Technology. YI 4K stands by you with up to 8 hours of standby time and can record 4K/30fps video for up to 120 minutes with a single charge.
World's leading technologies
- Built with the new generation Ambarella A9SE75 chip, Sony IMX377 image sensor, and 7 layers of all glass. YI 4K Action Camera support first class enconding and delivers 3840x2160 ultra-clear 4K video resolution and 12M pixel photo even in poor lighting conditions.
Edit and share like a pro with YI Camera App
Quick and convenient video editing, image/video filters, and music options. YI Camrea app allows you not just shoot and edit epic videos, but share them on social media instantly. It is simple enough for beginners to use, but designed for professional output. You’ll never have to struggle with a computer again!
High speed WIFI
With telecommunication semi conductor solution BCM43340, it supports 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4G/5GHz and anti interference technology. Download at speeds up to 30Mbps and have more time to shoot, edit, and share.
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer detects position and motion changes. When the camera tilts, moves, shakes or experiences impact, the sensors uses image cross-border compensation algorithm to compensate the change and produce stable videos.
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|Video (up to)||1080p/60||4K/30|
|Photo Mode||16MP / 13MP / 8MP / 5MP||12MP W/8MP W/7MP W/7MP M/5MP M|
|Wi-Fi||✓ (2.4GHz)||✓ (2.4GHz/5GHz)|
|Built-In Touch Display||N/A||✓|
|Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)||N/A||✓|
|Battery Life||90 minutes 1080p/60 video recording||120 minutes 4K/30 video recording|
|Processor||Ambarella A7LS high-performance processor||Ambarella A9SE (Latest Processor)|
|Ports||USB Charging Port, HDMI Port, Micro SD Card Slot||USB Charging Port, Micro SD Card Slot|
|Warranty||12 Months (For more information you can contact customer service or visit the official website)||12 Months (For more information you can contact customer service or visit the official website)|
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|Accessories||Waterproof Case||Leather Case & Lens Cap||Battery||Travel Case||Floating Grip||Head/Breast/Hand/Pet/Helmet/Bike Mount|
|Compatibility||YI 4K Action Camera||YI 4K Action Camera||YI 4K Action Camera||YI Action Camera/Universal||Universal||Universal|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Resolution Maximum||4K|
|Item Dimensions||1.2 x 1.7 x 2.6 inches|
|Item Weight||0.21 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||5.39 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.85 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||27.1 grams|
|Shipping Weight||0.5 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p|
The camera with the most advanced technology to provide maximum fidelity, versatility, and ease of use.
The YI 4K Action Camera features an impact resistant Gorilla Glass 2.19" LCD touchscreen so you can shoot and preview with the touch of a finger. Shoot high resolution videos at 4k30/1080p120/720p240 and capture 12M photos using our selection of photo and video modes including Timelapse, Slow Motion, Timer, and Burst.
Customized with the newest Ambarella A9SE75 Chip and Sony IMX377 Image Sensor to support first-class image capture/encoding, low power consumption, and bright detailed image output with minimal noise even in low light conditions. Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer provides stable video even when the camera shakes, moves, or experiences impact.The camera with state-of-the-art low power 28nm A9SE chip that enables stable and long lasting video recording due to its high performing cooling system.
Connect to the YI Action App using built-in high-speed 5GHz Wi-Fi to edit, apply filters, add music, and share on social media instantly.
With new colors and a high quality finish, YI 4K Action Camera is not just for shooting amazing photos and videos, but also the fashion accessory you've been waiting for.
The package contains:
1x YI 4K Action Camera
1x rechargeable 1400mAh battery
1x USB cable
YI believes that premium imaging technology should be accessible to all. With our passion and hard work, everyone can take charge, inspire others, and change lives. We are YI, the Young Innovator.
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Top Customer Reviews
Build quality is in the same category as the hero 4 so if you plan on taking it into extreme weather or water, you'll need a case. I'm still on the fence about image quality.
My first impressions are:
The field of view isn't as wide as my hero 4 back
Size is almost Identical
Screen on the back of the Yi is beautiful
Audio is good, but the USB audio option on the hero is better
Video quality is similar though Hero 4 has more contrast
I'll post more as I get a chance to test these two cameras out. The Hero 4 is getting a run for the money with the Yi 4k action camera, but there are a few trade-offs'.
Update 7/13/16: I had a chance to download and setup the Yi action camera app on my Samsung S7. Setup and linking my phone with the camera takes 1/4 of the time it takes on my hero 4 black edition. Once linked, the video playback is clear with very low latency, compared to my hero 4, I would say almost real time (maybe 20-30ms delay) and the controls are very easy to use. Video playback via phone is also very snappy.
The boot time on the Yi 4k action cam is less than 2 seconds which is also much much faster than the Hero 4 black edition. I've also tested out the image stabilization at 1080p, and it is very impressive. Handling shake almost completely disappears.
On the downside, there is no HDMI output so if you are looking for that option, you are out of luck. Also, while the price is $249, if you want a case $12, External charger and batteries $18, none cellphone remote $20, you should really consider this a $300 action camera if you want any of the extras that come with many of the gopro lineup.
Update 7/14/16: Updated Firmware to version 1.0.9 from the Yi website. Found an AV out via usb feature added under the advanced tab in video mode. Tested the Yi action camera out with a 128GB memory card and with 4k video recording on I now have the ability to record 4 hours 32 min on a 128GB card. Also here's the list of possible options for photograph/video recording:
Time lapse Video mode
Slow motion mode
Time Lapse Photo mode
Update 7/17/16: A number of people have asked about grayed out features and file splitting so I thought I'd add this to the review. Basically some extra features like Image Stabilization, auto low light, and adjust lens distortion are only available in certain settings and modes. If you are shooting "4k ultra" all three of those features will be grayed out. Switch over to 1080p and you'll have all three of them available. This is because the camera is using the extra pixels on the sensor to stabilize, add light, and correct distortion. As for file splitting. Mine splits files at the 4GB mark which is a limit of the file system used on the card (FAT32), this gives you about 7 to 8 min worth of video in each clip at the cameras data rate. If you would like to correct that problem, format your memory cards in the camera and your cards will be formatted to exFAT. Also, note that when the camera creates a file it also creates a smaller version of the file with the label "_thm" that version of the file is used for cell phone wifi viewing and is basically a low-resolution copy of the actual recording. Hope the helps!
7/18/16 Firmware version 1.0.12 out, fixes some memory card issues and adds housing mode that allows camera modes to be changed with a long press.
7/28/16 Firmware Version 1.0.13 is out. Yi has added "Yi color" and "flat" color modes. Very similar to Protune mode on my hero 4 black edition.
8/5/16 Firmware Version 1.1.0 is out. The start-up screen has been updated with a list of recommended MicroSD cards and a sharpness setting has been added.
9/19/16 Firmware version 1.2.3 is out. They've added 24fps in 4k and in other modes. Yi color and flat picture style has changed a small amount and 24fps in 4k now has the label "ultra". "In house mode" has been updated for single button use and image stabilization now works in 2.7k mode. Low light was also added to the menu.
My son absolutely LOVES this camera. He was skeptical at first because of the brand. We took it to the pool and got some amazing high quality 4K videos! As a photographer I'm quite impressed with the quality. I love the different lens options. The color is true to life which is very important in digital imaging.
I have a few negative remarks related to the Yi App:
1. Live mode disconnects when he was underwater. We were afraid it cut off, but it does continue to record.
2. The app has some great features, but it was hard to figure out how to save the videos on his iPad. He has to send them to himself via iMessage in order to post on Instagram or Facebook. He gave up after a while.
3. Also, you have to connect to the camera's wifi and go through the record option to access the gallery of videos. Kind of a pain. This is also related to the app. Maybe there's a way to save them directly, and we haven't figured it out yet.
Otherwise this camera does everything the GoPro can do for half the cost! We are looking forward to getting outdoors and filming our adventures thanks to the Yi 4K action camera. My son keeps thanking me for this gift which means he's happy and that's all that matters!
My only warning, do not stray from the ”approved/supported memory list". I bought a 64gb lexar 1800x microSD thinking that it could only be better to have 1800x over the listed/supported 1000x. But better isn't always better. I got multiple SD card read errors, no SD card errors and about half of my files were corrupted from strange reboots and freezes. I replaced this card with one on the supported media page, SanDisk, and all is well again.
So read the supported media page and don't stray. You'll have a 5stars experience
The battery that comes with it doesnt last near as long as what they say. She can maybe get 30 minutes out of it before it has to be charged. They claim it can go to 120 minutes of 4K/30 frames but no such luck for us. The extra batteries we bought don't last much longer either. The display is pretty good and was one of the main reasons we bought this camera instead of a GoPro session. No issue with the touch screen and it's very easy to navigate.
Audio is ok but could be better. No way to hook up an external mic.
Would I buy this camera again? Yes, for my kids it's great but I would probably wait till they start selling the 4k Plus for myself.
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