YI 4K+ Action Camera 4K/60fps with Waterproof Case Black Black

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

Pros
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

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YI Gimbal 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer for Action Camera (Gimbal Only)


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.

Pros
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!

Tips
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

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Yi M1 Mirrorless Camera

Unedited Sample Photos

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Planned Use: I want to get a little deeper into photography and not just tinkering with my 10 year old DSLR that I purchased used or just taking photos with my Action Cameras.. I really feel this camera is great for someone like me who wants to learn a little more about photography but also keep it simple! So far I think it is perfect for that!! Id much rather spend only $500 for a learner camera instead of $1000+ on a leica!

Short Review: EXCELLENT CAMERA for the price!! This camera is perfect for someone like me who comes from a generation of smartphones! I had NO ISSUES learning how to use this camera BUT I gave it to a friend who takes TONS of photos with a DSLR camera and he had issues learning because this camera has been dumbed down for the smartphone generation.. The touchscreen works GREAT and the camera has really been simplified by having limited buttons.. Photo quality, while I haven’t had a long amount of time to test it out, is GREAT SO FAR!! I plan to take it out tomorrow and shoot some fall photos that I will upload as a sample!! I just received the camera tonight so tinkering is all I have gotten to do BUT I PLAN to update this review as I get more time to play with it..

Build Quality: While the camera looks like a Leica, this camera is made of plastic and not metal.. It is made of a high quality plastic that feels GREAT in hand, but if you are used to a heavier camera, this might feel a little cheap in hand.. This camera is actually a blessing that its not nearly as large or heavy as the 10 year old DSLR it is replacing.. Yi has also sourced VERY high quality parts for this camera.. During my research I have found that the mechanical shutter is made by the Japanese Company COPAL, and the sensor is made by Sony.. The lens mount is metal which was one of my worries originally.. I wasn’t sure how a plastic lens mount would last so I am very glad it is made of metal.. Overall, the quality and design of this camera is GREAT.

Pros
1.) Photo Quality – So far Photo Quality is excellent!! I will have some sample photos later in the week to upload!

2.) EASY to use – Coming from a smartphone generation, the touchscreen was super easy for me to learn!!

3.) Model Suggestions – THIS FEATURE ROCKS!! Basically the camera will suggest different ways to pose your model.. A stick figure shows up on the screen with the suggested pose that will look GREAT!! I love this feature and wonder why YI is the first to think of it!

4.) GREAT VALUE – For $500 you get the body and one lens.. Panasonic has camera bodies that you can get for slightly less BUT you will have to buy a lens making it cost more.

5.) Wireless Connectivity and Bluetooth LE

6.) Supports RAW photos

7.) Video quality so far is great

8.) Scene & Shooting Modes – This camera has a TON of scenes and shooting modes, again, making it great for someone learning about cameras and photography..

9.) Manual Modes – You can manually use EVERY bit of this camera which is GREAT when you want those professional shots

10.) Shutter Speeds – Slowest shutter speed of 60s and 1/4000s as the fastest

11.) Manually Adjust ISO – ISO range 100-256000

12.) Focus – Includes Manual and Auto Focus

13.) Includes leather neck strap

14.) MFT Lens – Giving you thousands of Lens Options! ANY MFT lens should fit!

15.) Flash – There is not an included flash but you can attach a flash to the camera!! The camera DOES offer a Auto Focus assist flash though, but it’s just a red light

16.) Small and compact! No more lugging that old DSLR up the mountains when I hike!!

17.) Packaged like a PREMIUM camera and FEELS like a Premium camera!

Cons
1.) Limited YI branded accessories at the moment.. No extra batteries, looks like the case hasn’t been released yet, and cant buy the lens on their own at this time.

2.) As of now, the first firmware update MUST be installed manually using a SD card.. I received this email from Yi after I ordered the camera with instructions on how to do that

3.) Doesn’t seem to support RAW+ JPG.. I know, I shouldn’t be shooting in RAW+ JPG but I do like having both formats when I take photos!! Maybe a firmware upgrade will allow this

4.) Touchscreen at times doesn’t seem to be as sensitive as one on a mobile phone.. But that didn’t cause me any issues

Overall: So far I am impressed with this camera.. The few sample photos I took inside far surpassed my expectations!! The quality is excellent!! And the price is even better

This is the product I HAVE BEEN MOST excited about since it was announced.. I have been so excited that Amazon Trade-In has been my best friend helping me earn enough gift cards to buy this camera! I know in the past Yi has asked me to review some of their products but this is one I have purchased.. Now I am just as excited for the Yi Erida Drone! HURRY AND RELEASE IT!! div class=”alignleft”> amzn_assoc_ad_type = “banner”; amzn_assoc_marketplace = “amazon”; amzn_assoc_region = “US”; amzn_assoc_placement = “assoc_banner_placement_default”; amzn_assoc_campaigns = “primegift”; amzn_assoc_banner_type = “promotions”; amzn_assoc_p = “12”; amzn_assoc_banner_id = “10BSGCHPCJG0HZN45H82”; amzn_assoc_width = “300”; amzn_assoc_height = “250”; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = “reviewsbydevi-20”; amzn_assoc_linkid = “7b8665cfbea6101054607079ad966793”;