The YI 4K+ action camera which was revealed back at CES 2017, is now available for purchase. The YI 4K+ happens to be the latest action camera from YI Technology, and is available for pre-order now from various online stores. This includes the YI Technology online store, Amazon US and also from Aliexpress. On the YI Technology store and on Amazon US, the device is priced at $340, and it is bundled with a waterproof case. However, if you prefer to purchase the action camera on its own, you may opt to purchase it from Aliexpress, where it costs $300. It should be noted that US residents may purchase from any of the three websites, while residents of other countries may purchase it from Aliexpress.
When it comes to specs, the YI 4K+ is packed to the brim with high-end features, which includes a Sony IMX377 sensor which is a 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor with Exmor R. On top of that, it is the first camera to pack the Ambarella H2 System-on-Chip, which YI says is the first 14nm video processing chipset, and it also consumes lower power, compared to its predecessor, the Ambarella 9SE System-on-Chip. Another firsts is the fact that the latest offering from YI is able to record 4K videos at 60 fps, something which hasn’t been achieved even by likes of GoPro. The action camera comes with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) as well, and it supports 4K video shot at 30fps. On top of that, the YI 4K+ gives users the ability to snap pictures in RAW format, allowing you to edit the image as you please later on.
YI 4K+ comes with support for USB 3.0 and with a fully reversible USB Type-C connector, which will allow you to transfer data and charge the 1,400 mAh battery. Voice command is also available on this action camera and the firm has mentioned that it has been improved for outdoor usage. Like the original YI 4K, this action camera is able to shoot in many different modes, including time lapse, slow motion, burst shots, loop record, and many others. If you currently own the older YI 4K and are planning to upgrade to the latest one, but have invested in accessories for the former, fret not as the dimensions are the same, meaning accessories will work on both cameras.