Xiaomi unveiled a better version of its Yi action camera. With the upgrade comes the 60fps recording in 4K resolution.
The new Yi 4K+ action camera is capable of capturing 4K video at 60 frames per second which is a first in its class. That’s also twice the frames compared to the popular GoPro Hero5 Black. The new Yi 4K+ uses Ambarella H2 SoC with 2GB of RAM to enable its bit rate up to 120Mbps. It’s also the first 14nm video processing chipset thus low power consumption even when doing 4K.
It’s got a 12-megapixel Sony IMX377 CMOS image sensor and use electronic image stabilization (EIS). It has the next-gen USB-C port. It also captures RAW format and can do live streaming and virtual reality (VR) support.
Yi 4K+ specs:
12-megapixel f/2.8 Sony IMX377 CMOS Exmor R image sensor
155-degree field-of-view w/ Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
Up to 4K video @ 60fps
Ambarella H2 SoC
2.91-inch touch display @ 640×360 pixels
65 x 30 x 42mm
Keep in mind, the Yi 4K+ is not waterproofed by itself and it’ll need a case to go underwater for up to 40 meters. Pricing and availability are yet to be confirmed.