Cool new Yi 4K Action camera with built-in slow motion editing is now on sale in U.S

by on July 13, 2016

Stephan Jukic – July 13, 2016

After first launching overseas, the Yi 4K action camera from Yi Technology and Xiaomi has arrived to the U.S consumer market and it’s quite  robust update from the original HD version of this same device.

As we’d covered earlier, the new Yi camera comes with a ramped up video recording capacity that includes 4K video capture and manages to deliver said video at a hefty 30fps, which puts at least its 4K recording abilities on par with those of established rivals like the GoPro Hero 4 Black action camera.

The new YI Technology action shooter also offers up 12 megapixel still shot photography and video recording at 120fps in Full HD resolution as well as 720p recording at 240fps and along with all these capacities, the little action camera retails for a fairly lean price of just $250, making it one of the most affordable 4K video recording devices available on the market today.

the Yi 4K definitely gives the GoPro Hero 4 a run for its money in video quality

the Yi 4K definitely gives the GoPro Hero 4 a run for its money in video quality

The original Yi Action Camera hit the U.S market in late 2015 as a competitor to GoPro’s earlier action camera versions and like these older GoPro Hero models, the original Yi action camera also maxed out at Full HD video recording.

Now, the Yi 4K model has been made still more attractive with its 4K UHD video angle. Other cool features include a built-in slow motion mode for avoiding the hassles of editing such video manually in a third party program, Bluetooth 4.0 remote control and the ability to be controlled via mobile Android or iOS device through a camera-specific app. Videos and photos taken with the Yi 4K cam can also be instantly shared online under the right connectivity conditions.

Other specific specs of the Yi cam include a 12 megapixel Sony IMX377 CMOS sensor, A9SE75 Ambarella processing system and a 2.19 inch SD resolution touchscreen with 160 degree viewing angles for effective shot framing.

Again the new 4K Yi camera is available on and has been on sale since the 12th of July for a retail price of $249.99.

One last interesting detail about the Yi Action camera is that, according to Yi Technology, it and other 4K cameras from the brand will be at the core of Google’s upcoming 360 degree VR recording device for content and live experiences.

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