The Yi Technology Yi 4k+ has been shipping for a few days and now slow motion samples have been posted online. There is no question the Yi 4k+ is the best value in action cameras today with specs that reach 4k at 60fps and up to 240fps in 720p Wide mode.
There is, of course, a resolution decrease and softness increase when it reduces the frame size to extract frames but it is within the norm and very competitive image quality wise with GoPro Hero 5 and Sony Action cam. There are nearly identical components inside the Yi 4k+ to other action cameras and the Ambarella H2 Chipset makes its debut on the Yi line with good performance.
Yi 4k+ Slow Motion Modes:
Yi 4k+ Slow Motion Samples:
4K 60fps YI 4K+ Action Camera video comparison to YI 4K Camera by TK Bay:
Yi 4K+ Action Camera video 4k 60fps (raw unedited) by Safak Ebcinoglu:
YI 4K+ Action Camera – 4K 60fps Footage by el Producente:
YI 4K+ slow motion Water sample 720p 240fps by Bob Ditzel:
YI 4K+ slow motion Dog – Hovawart by Bob Ditzel:
YI 4k+ Plus – 2017 – World First Action Camera in 4K 60fps – 1080p 120 fps – Footage
Yi 4k+ Action (Voice Control,240 Slow-mo, EIS,…) Yi 4K. It’s Better Than Gopro Hero 5 !!! by TK Bay:
There you have it. There is a window of opportunity from Yi technology to get the GoPro Hero Black crowd to get their camera instead. For just $339.98 the Yi 4k+ camera with an underwater case is cheaper than the GoPro Hero 5 Black at $399.99 with no underwater case. The GoPro Hero 5 Black has built in water protection up to 33ft or 10 meters. However, if you want to go deeper a case is, of course, the way to go.
The Yi 4k+ does 4k 60fps & 50fps for the first time in an action camera and while quality is not GH5 like due to bitrate constraints and sensor size; it is decent quality and will work for action shots and drones. The built-in touchscreen and voice control on the Yi 4k+ also aim at GoPro with a pretty good interface. There is no better value in high-end action cameras as the Yi 4k+ today. That is until GoPro or Sony show their cards and new products to compete head to head with it. -HSC