YI 4K+ Action Camera Review

September 5, 2017 | Amy Davies | |
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Specifications

Self-defined IQ parameters for demanding customers
YI 4K+ Action Camera comes with multiple high-level settings, such as up to 30 seconds of exposure time, EV compensation settings, ISO, Metering Mode, White Balance and etc. With 9 shooting modes, you can shoot like a professional photographer.
WB (White Balance)
Users can adjust the white balance settings to change the overall color of the video or photo.
White Balance Setting
Recommended Lighting Conditions
Auto (Default)
Automatically adjusts the white balance via environment, without human intervention.
Native
The original color
Tungsten
3000K, tungsten or sunrise / sunset lighting conditions
Daylight
5500K, cool fluorescent, average daylight conditions
Cloudy
6500K, cloudy environmental conditions
ISO (Level of sensitivity)
Change the camera sensitivity to light in low light conditions, in order to enhace the brightness of the videos and photos. In low light conditions, high ISO value will grant a brighter picture, but will also increase the noise level, making it grainy.
ISO for video: Auto (Default), 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Lock ISO: The ISO will be locked when in manual mode of shutter speed and max ISO, generating a more stable video quality; better for post-editing.
ISO-Max and Iso-Min for Photo
Resulting Photo Quality
Auto (Default,only for ISO-Max)
Automatically adjusts the sensitivity according to the environmental conditions
100
Bright photo in outdoor daylight, minimal image noise
200
Bright photo in indoor lighting, marginal image noise
400
Darker photo in low light, moderate image noise
800
Darker photo in very low light, increased image noise
EV
(Exposure Value compensation)
It influences the brightness of the video or photo. When shooting in a contrasting light environmental conditions, you can adjust this parameter to control the brightness of the video or photo. Value adjustment will increase the brightness of the video or photo based on the default basis.
-2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, 0(Default), +0.5, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0
Metering Mode
divided into three metering modes: spot, center and average
Video Quality
divided into high, medium and low grades.
WiFi & Bluetooth
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0
USB Type-C
Charge
Type-C to RCA Cable(for TV/ Image transmission equipment)*
Connect via USB Type-C cable, preview and playback videos and photos, or copy files from the microSD card to your computer.
Type-C to Microphone adapter (for external microphone)*
* The RCA and microphone adapter will be sold separately.
Photo + Video Playback
LCD
It’s easy to preview and play back of videos and photos on the LCD.
APP
Use YI Action App to preview and play back videos and photos.
Computer
Connect via USB Type-C cable, preview and play back of videos and photos or copy files from the microSD card to your computer.
TV
Preview and play back of videos and photos on your TV via the optional cable.
Storage
For consistently reliable and high quality 4K recording, we highly recommend using the microSD cards (16GB~64GB) shown below. UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) at least.
Others
Operate Temperature
32°F-113°F
Operate Humidity
15~90%RH
Storage Temperature
-4°F-140°F
Waterproof
Up to 40 meters under water with waterproof case. (sold separately)
USB
USB Type-C
Live streaming
support
RAM
2GB
Remote Control
Bluetooth 4.0
G-Sensor
Built-in Bosch BMI160, 6-axis gyroscopic, provides precise acceleration and angular rate measurement.
Indicator Light
Tricolor power indicator(red,blue,violet),a red status indicator.
Focal length
2.66±5%mm
Mountable
Built-in 1/4” Tripod Mount
Warranty
12 Month
Average Power Consumption
3.9W
Audio
Stereo mic Built-in speaker
Voice command
Support
Highest bitrate
135Mbps