Yi 4K Plus 4K Camera (International Version) Features and Review

Yi 4K Plus is a new action camera released by Yi Technologies. The talk of the town about this new Yi 4K Plus is the 4K video resolution support at 60 fps which is the first of its kind in an action camera. Yi 4K was the previous edition in the Yi series. There are few important improvements in Yi 4K Plus like upgraded processor chip, higher bitrate, and 4K at 60 fps are found in comparison to the Yi 4K. Other than that in Yi 4K Plus, most of the specification are similar to the Yi 4K.

Build and Display

It features a seven-layer optical glass lens with aperture f/2.8 and 155-degree FOV. The focal length is 2.68mm. The camera has 2.19-inches touch display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution. The pixel density is 330ppi. The outer body is made of plastic. The body is looking good and very compact to handle.

Yi 4K Plus packs with the new Ambarella H2 Quad-core processor CPU. It supports 3D electronic image stabilization, 4K videos at 60fps and 10-bit high dynamic HDR video feature. The battery capacity in this action camera is 1400mAh. It is providing a long time back up comparing to other cameras.

Features

  • Direct voice control feature which works without need to connect to a smartphone
  • Expandable memory card supports up to 128GB
  • Dual band Wi-Fi network support with download speed up to 30 Mbps
  • Supports Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
  • External microphone support available with the USB 3.0 Type C port
  • It weighs just 96 grams without the battery
  • The main video format in Yi 4K Plus are Mp4 and H264 codec with 120Mbps bitrate.
  • The following video resolutions are available in Yi 4K Plus – 480p, 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p, 2.7K and 4K.
  • There are ten different operating modes available in Yi 4K Plus – Photo mode, Timer mode, Burst mode, Video mode, slow motion mode, Loop recording mode, Live video mode, Time Lapse Photo mode, Time Lapse Video mode, and Video with Photo mode.

Camera Image and Video Quality

It is an action camera features Sony IMX377 12.35MP sensor. The image stabilization feature adds more value to the quality of the images and videos. The images and videos taken by the camera are crystal clear. There is no much difference between other action camera and Yi 4K Plus. But the new CPU and the support for 4K at 60 fps are the additional advantages.

Only a few samples are available now as the camera is in the pre-sale period. The available samples show Yi 4K Plus is one of the best action cameras right now with advanced configuration.

Verdict

The original price of Yi 4K Plus is $299. This price is higher than the Yi 4K but lower than many other top brands. The brand new CPU with advanced technology supports, USB type C port which allows us to connect a microphone, and the voice control feature are certain important features that make Yi 4K Plus as a special candidate in the action camera category. The price is very reasonable compared to the top brands.

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