Yi Know-how unveiled the Yi 4K+ motion digicam at CES 2017 earlier this yr, however the GoPro Hero5 Black rival is simply now happening sale. Its declare to fame? The Yi 4K+ is the primary motion digicam to supply 4K video recording at 60FPS.
The Yi 4K+ clearly outclasses GoPro’s Hero5 Black on this regard, because the latter is simply able to 4K video recording at 30FPS. For customers who need to shoot sports activities or fast-moving objects, the additional frames could make an enormous distinction by way of smoothness.
The brand new Yi Know-how motion digicam relies on the Yi 4K chassis, however, in comparison with its predecessor, the primary distinction by way of is the transfer to a Ambarella H2 processor. We’ve one other first right here as effectively, because the Yi 4K+ is the primary motion digicam to make use of this chip.
The brand new processor is the explanation why Yi Know-how is ready to double the framerate at 4K in comparison with the Yi 4K and the GoPro Hero5 Black, and provide a most bitrate of 120Mbps. The Ambarella H2 can also be energy-efficient, as the corporate says that customers can count on to report as much as 71 minutes of video utilizing the 4K 60FPS mode.
There’s additionally digital picture stabilization on board, which, nevertheless, solely works in 4K as much as 30FPS (it is out there on decrease resolutions too). It is going to be attention-grabbing to see the way it works in follow; primarily based on my expertise, motion cameras are likely to wrestle when EIS is enabled, severely limiting the sphere of view and delivering decrease high quality movies too.
Different enticing options of the Yi 4K+ are the assist for RAW pictures, voice instructions, and reside streaming. It is clear that Yi Know-how is gunning for GoPro’s Hero5 Black, because it affords all three options too. Nonetheless, on the Yi 4K+ these will solely be out there by way of an upcoming firmware replace, not out of the field. Unsurprisingly, it additionally has a USB Kind-C port, similar to the GoPro Hero5 Black.
How a lot does it value? Yi Know-how formally sells the Yi 4K+ in US for $339.98, as a part of a bundle which features a waterproof case. You may as well get it with out a case for $299.45 from its retailer on Aliexpress (in the event you use the Aliexpress app, it is $290.77). Yi Know-how says that it’s out there from Amazon too, however it’s not but listed on the time of writing this text.
It’s price noting that the Yi 4K+ is backwards suitable with the Yi 4K waterproof case, so in case you are seeking to improve it can save you some cash by reusing the case. It additionally works with the Yi 4K gimbal, in addition to a brand new one which’s designed for the Yi 4K+.