Given the $399 price, 4K resolution, and the presence of optical image stabilization, this appears to be the best 4K action camera available at the moment. If you want the live view remote, which looks like a watch from Inspector Gadget, then the kit price is $549 dollars.
Low light quality appears a bit better than we expected:
This new action cam, the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30, surprised us. As always, we’re happy to have competition and downward price pressure on the GoPro line.
This camera features:
- 4K at 30FPS
- Voice control
- A better mic (whatever this means)
- 3-Axis image stabilization
- Elevation and air-time features
- LCD touch-screen
- GPS data
- A price that is probably higher than we will like (but not necessarily unreasonable)
Well it may not be a GoPro killer it is certainly a GoPro competitor and it should help to bring better prices to 4K action camera segment. The built in touch-screen display is a nice touch.
We have wanted a 4K action camera cheaper than GoPro’s offerings for a while, and the Yi 4K appears to be stepping up. The firmware can be obtained from the Facebook group.
It’s nice to see competition for the GoPros whose prices were getting too high. These reviewers are positive about this camera.
Sony’s X3000 improvements seem to focus around optical image stabilization. Sony appears to have implemented their BOSS system for this action camera.
Here is the link for this camera at Sony Japan.
We will post more information when available.