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    • IMX377 sensor
    • Ambarella H2 SOC, 14nm video processing/encoding
    • 7 layers of glass lens, 155° FOV
    • 2.19” touch screen, 640*360 screen
    • 4K 60, 50, 30, 25fps, 2.7K (16:9) 60, 50, 30, 25fps
    • 4000x3000 30, 25p, 1080P 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25p
    • up to 120Mbit modes
    • Voice command technology
    • RAW shooting for stills
    • Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for 4K 30p
    • Live streaming
    • Compatible to all YI 4K acessories
    • USB 3.0 Type-C port (up to 40Mbps speed)
    • Available at

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    YI Technology, the leading, international provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, today announced plans to unveil the YI 4K+ at CES 2017, the first action camera to capture 4K photos and videos at 60 frames per second (fps). The company also plans to fly the YI Erida drone, the world’s fastest tricopter, for the first time live in the U.S.

    “2016 has been a whirlwind of product launches including several new action and home security cameras, the YI Erida drone, our first mirrorless camera the YI M1, as well as an exciting partnership with Google to develop a virtual reality camera rig,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology. “CES 2017 is an important milestone for us as we look to demonstrate our full product line and reveal novelty solutions. As a challenger brand in the changing imaging technology market, we are constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries and set new standards for the global industry.”

    Based on the award winning YI 4K, the YI 4K+ is the third action camera in YI’s successful line of high quality and affordable solutions. The faster frame rate of 60fps is double that of competitor’s products and allows for more realistic, high quality video content.

    YI will demonstrate its full line of connected imaging technology solutions, including the YI Erida drone, YI 4K+ Action Camera, home security cameras, dash camera, and the professional grade mirrorless camera, the YI M1, at two different locations during CES 2017:

    Pepcom’s Digital Experience!: Wednesday, January 4, 7pm – 10:30pm PT, The Mirage Hotel The Sands, Tech West: January 5-8, Booth #46324

    To schedule a one-on-one briefing with an executive from YI Technology, please contact:

    708 x 510 - 37K
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  • Yi 4K+ is ~200$ on Amazon at this moment.


    Seems like a good deal, though I'm not sure how much the comparable GoPros have come down recently.

  • Oh yeah - good point. Definitely upgrade the firmware - if you connect the Yi Action Camera app, it will prompt you to install the latest version.

    Also, don't judge the camera based on the app. The app is surprisingly bad, given how good everything else about the camera is.

  • There are NO issues with SD cards if you purchase the SD cards that are listed on the Yi site and in the sheet that comes with the camera. Many choices. They all work perfectly.

    It is also true that since the camera was released there have been multiple firmware upgrades. You must upgrade the firmware. That is done first. The firmware upgrades have added features, improved performance, increased picture quality, and increased compatibility with SD cards not listed.

  • Thanks for the quick reply. Ill give those a try when it comes in. I want to mess around with it before the trip so I can get a feel for it. Any issues with SD cards, as I've been reading about error messages and slow speeds. I'm not sure how much editing I'll be doing as I wont be uploading anything, just saving the files to watch on my TV (Samsung KS8000)

  • If you're just getting started, the settings right out of the box are pretty good. You might want to set the video quality to the highest possible and the sharpening to the lowest possible. Personally, I like to turn on lens distortion correction and EIS in 4kp30, but YMMV.

    For free editing software, look around this site a bit and there are lots of suggestions for free or inexpensive editing software.

  • Looking to pick this 4K camera up for our upcoming trip to Cabo. What are some basic settings for shooting in 4k 30fps with EIS on. Want to capture the best picture possible without using a gimble. This is my first time with an action camera. what is a good free editing software? Sorry for all the questions excited about getting this camera.

  • sometimes it works ok sometimes it stops like in the video above. maybe a firmware problem? maybe a cable problem? have to try a different cable, computer...

  • I do not know what is wrong on your computer. I have no problem reading direct from the camera, and I have read of 100's of clips. The door is not fragile - it will not break or break off. SD cards are not fragile either, the opposite - they are drop-proof, water-proof, freeze-proof, magnet-proof.

    I agree that it is somewhat more convenient to just plug in the camera - but you still have to open a "fragile" door to do that!

    The only time I had a problem as in your video is when I had a cheap computer with a very slow usb port - it could not deal with the speed of the download and thus buffered - stopped dead in its tracks for long periods of time. But that was not with the Yi 4K+, since when I had that computer I did not have the camera. And if your computer port can deal with 80 MB/s, then it does not seem to be a computer problem.

  • I haven't found the door on any of my 4k+'s to be flimsy. I always download straight from the card...

  • by using a usb 3 card reader i get 80MB/sec but i have to open the fragile door and remove the fragile microsd by using the supplied cable i usually get this:

    please help :( none of my other mobiles cameras etc have a problem transfer files via cable

  • @akaloith I have never had any problems copying files via the usb-c port to my computer's usb3 port. The average speed is 40 MB/s. Nor have I seen any complaints about this from others. Indeed, the Yi provides faster transfers than almost all available cameras.

    You claim that all your other devices do not have a problem - do any have a usb-c port? are you using a usb3 port on your computer? What speed are you getting from the Yi before it stops? What speed do you get when you use your card reader? When people ask for help they need to provide more details.

    Usually the holdup in reading is due to the computer, which is not able to keep up.

  • hi i have a problem. while trying to transfer videos from yi 4k plus to windows via the included usb type c cable it starts copying and later on pauses and have to wait a lot or stop it so i have to use a card reader and thats very annoying opening the door to write every video

    my other cameras, mobiles etc can copy files to the pc via usb very easily and never had problems i am very dissapointed with this, can someone help me? i have latest firmware installed

  • Slow motion, 4K, and low light:

    From 4K 60P. I used Neat Video to reduce the noise.

  • Thanks, @mark041. It's true, one could have both........ack.

  • I have both. You can clearly do more, except rain videos, with the Z. And it shoots real DCI 4K 24p. The Z is small enough for a smaller gimbal, is better in low light, has a true flat mode, and no lens distortion if one uses the right uwa lens (like the SLR magic 8mm).

    The Yi does have 4K 60P, which enables nice slow motion at high resolution and quality and can be used on a cell-phone gimbal.

    Each is so cheap, at the right sale, that it is not crazy to have both, given their different capabilities in small packages.

  • Anyone have a preference to get one of these or the Z Camera E1 Mini if you already have a wide angle lens?

  • There is a lot of lens distortion which is pretty standard for an action camera. The camera has an option to correct it in software. That helps a bit, but doesn't remove it completely.

  • Thanks, Mark. I thought the first bump in the bitrate made a tiny difference in the leaves on the ground but could just as easily have imagined it.
    Hard to get a feel for the lens distortion, but a lot of the samples look better than a lot of the GH5s samples floating around.

  • I agree with eatstoomuchjam that the elevated bitrate does not seem to make any visible difference. The full sensor 4K "HD" mode is at 120 Mbps (30P), so that is already high.

    @DrDave You definitely can power the camera externally - without even a battery inside. It's a standard usb-c port and it is 5 volts. No limit on recording time. I have yet to experience overheating issues either - neither shut down nor degradation of the picture.

    It is 23.976.

    And the camera now has optional grid lines (thirds)!

  • I hadn't realized before that the 4K "HD" mode would be full sensor / 12 megapixel either! Crazy! Thanks for posting that, @markr041!

    With the hack, you edit the file and set your bitrate. For what it's worth, though, I see only a little difference at 200 megabits/second on this camera vs the default - though I should try a couple of tests at 4000x3008 instead of 3840x2160. The default bitrate is already very good for standard 4k.