Short Review: I recently upgraded to a new GoPro 6 and was looking for a case. GoPro has an official case, and their case is probably the best quality BUT their case also requires you to remove the lens from the GoPro. While that’s not hard, it does take time.. So I wanted a case that didn’t require that. THIS IS THAT CASE!!
Quality – Quality is fine. I trust this 100% protecting my GoPro
Price – Excellent Value. This can be found for under $20!!!
GREAT FIT – GoPro fits GREAT!!!
includes FREEEEEEE anti-fog inserts!! GREAT!!
Short Review: There are a few things I look for when buying these cameras for myself or suggesting them to a friend to buy (I used to install CCTV systems so I get asked for advice all the time)
1.) Does it take a micro SD card – The answer has to be yes for me to recommend a camera and this camera DOES take a SD card. This is important because not all of these cameras save video locally, and that’s because not all of these cameras allow SD cards. This camera allows the card plus saves video locally.
2.) Does the camera have a decent app – The app doesn’t have to be the best but before I recommend a camera like this, it does need a decent app. This camera has a great app
3.) is it reliable? This is another question I ask before recommended cameras. You are protecting something with this camera, possibly your family! it has to be very reliable and this is reliable
4.) Is the camera safe and secure? A lot of folks don’t trust these cameras but if you set them up correctly, with good passwords and whatnot, they are VERY safe and secure!!!
This camera passes all 4 of those questions, is very easy to setup, and offered at a good value! Thats why I recommend this camera!
1.) Easy Setup – Follow in app instructions
2.) Saves video locally – no need to purchase a cloud plan. (Why spend more money?)
3.) Notifications work GREAT – All these cameras have basic issues with notifications.. Like bugs landing on them usually set off a notification. But for the most part, notifications work great and I had no issues or no false notifications (A bug landing on the camera isn’t a false notification because it DOES detect movement)
4.) Wonderful Quality!
5.) Excellent Price
6.) Works on both Android and IOS
7.) Night vision works well
8.) Offers two way communication! Talk to your family through your phone or even the intruder! Let them know you are watching
9.) Wide field of view – this camera sees a lot!
1.) No 5GHZ
Overall: Excellent Camera!! Easy to install and full of features!
People who followed this blog, at the start, know how much I LOVED my YI M1 camera! As an update I STILL LOVE IT!!! I use it weekly and take hundreds of photos on it! LAST MONTH YI finally released the battery and charger for it! It can be grabbed on their Amazon Page!! As a heads up, the M1 camera has also dropped in price!! Good time to grab it as well!
At the time of this review the single lens version is $299
Finally! Great charger, great battery.. It doesn’t come with the cable but uses same charger/cable that comes with your camera so no issue there.. $20 is a steal for this! Now I wish they sold the battery alone for half price and I’d stock up on batteries!
Another review from my short review series of inexpensive items!
Good little dive housing.. yes, the GoPro Session is already waterproof BUT when using it for long periods of time in the water, or when diving, I still want to use a waterproof housing.. if you are diving, the housing is a must! The session, just can’t go deep enough without it.. This case is high quality, and I have never had an issue with it leaking! I do test it before every use (everyone should). I highly recommend this
1.) Test before every use! I have had even GoPro branded cases fail in the past! Normally they fail from being dirty, not being used in a while, etc.. Basically, if you test the case by putting a napkin inside it before every use, you will save your camera when and if the case does fail! Just or napkin in and submerg in water and see if it leaks!
Short Review: Excellent UPGRADE to an already GREAT CAMERA!!! If you aren’t on a budget this camera offers enough improvements that make it worth the extra cost EVEN if you don’t need 4K/60FPS.. These improvements include EIS, Voice Command, Raw Support, and more! If you are on a budget and don’t need those features, the regular 4K cam from YI is a GREAT VALUE.. Remember, this fits the regular 4K case so if you have a waterproof case already, you can order this camera elsewhere (Check Yi Technologies Website) without the waterproof case and save a little cash!
This review will be updated as I play with the camera more
1.) Image quality is GREAT just like the first Yi 4K camera.. it really gives GoPro a run for it’s money at a MUCH lower price
2.) Works with the already released 4K Gimbal for the Yi 4K Action Camera
3.) Works with previous Yi 4K Action Camera batteries! THANK YOU FOR THIS YI!!! I hate having to buy a new stockpile of batteries when a new camera comes out
4.) Sound quality is excellent without the case on and is decent WITH the case on
5.) Battery Life still AMAZES me!! The Yi 4K action camera revolutionized the Action Camera battery.. Gone are the days that a battery only last about an hour in an Action Camera.. On 4K 30FPS or lower you can expect to receive 2 hours or more battery life!! 4K 60FPS still offers WELL OVER an hour of battery life
6.) EIS works GREAT on 4K 30FPS or lower.. I however have the gimbal so I really have no need for EIS but it is a nice feature to add-on and have
7.) Gorilla Glass Screen is NICE AND DURABLE!!
8.) USB-C – PERSONALLY I am very happy about this.. So many devices I own are now going to USB-C and the more devices that convert over to it, the fewer chargers I will have to take places.. Plus USB C is MUCH faster
9.) Same EASY TO USE UI as the first 4K Action Camera from YI
Overall: So far the improvements are WELL WORTH THE PRICE for me even if I don’t need to use 4K 60FPS
Short Review: I purchased this last week on the Lightening Deal due to the Feiyu Tech QD Gimbal that I already owned not working properly with the Yi Action Camera 2. (The Feiyu Tech QD Gimbal had a pressure arm that held the camera in unlike this classing screw clamp on the Yi Gimbal. That pressure arm always pressed the power button turning off the Action Camera).. I am impressed with this Gimbal from YI Technology and the price, even at $199 is a steal!! It even works with GoPros and most other Action Cameras (As long as they are the same size as the YI).. Just keep in mind, this gimbal was DESIGNED for the Yi 4K so it will work much better with it.. I know I will talk about Feiyu Tech a lot in this review but they are the other company who makes budget friendly gimbals that are good quality.
1.) Just a Gimbal & And not a hand grip – Why is this a pro? Basically this Gimbal will WORK WITH ANYTHING that has a standard camera tripod mount screw!! Buy a GoPro tripod mount and you can NOW ATTACH this Gimbal to anything such as chest mounts, helmet mounts and more!!
2.) Light Weight – This doesn’t add much weight to your mounts making it comfortable on chest mounts and more.
3.) US Support (Or at least support that has a good understanding of English) – Feiyu Techs support, while decent, didn’t have a good grasp on English and sometimes very hard to understand
4.) Includes everything needed to get you started – Batteries, Battery Charger, USB Cable, and Software.. Software can be found online on Yis Site
5.) Softwareless Calibration – My Feiyu Tech Gimbal could only calibrate one arm without software.. With this gimbal, you can calibrate the entire thing without software. This is GREAT if you are out and about and find your gimbal titling or rolling.
6.) Price – Price is AWESOME.. My Feiyu Tech was over $300.. This on a Lightening Deal was under $175.. Even at the time of this review it is still a deal!
7.) Screw Mount Works with MOST Action Cameras – Like I said earlier, My Feiyu Tech QD didn’t work well with cameras other than GoPro.. This was due to the spring loaded pressure mount. The screw mounts, like the one on the yi gimbal, might take a little longer to mount the camera BUT they do work with more cameras.. I have tested this Gimbal with GoPro and other generic cameras and it works fine!
8.) US Support and Help Site – A dedicated US Support site makes this much easier to use and update vs the other Chinese gimbal makers
9.) Quality seems outstanding!
10.) Silent Gimbal – My Feiyu Tech made buzzing noises at time.. I returned it and ordered another and it had the same noises so I determined the noises where normal.. This YI Gimbal makes no noises at all!
11.) Wonderful Battery Life
12.) Also makes a nice camera stand for your table!
1.) Software for this can be downloaded from YI’s US website
2.) If you want a hand grip to go with this, grab the YI Bluetooth Grip.. This Gimbal was designed to work with it and works great