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.
Olympus’s $350 action camera is built to be rugged which does make it physically larger. It’s nice to see some more competition in this area as GoPro’s prices were getting out of control. This video camera has a small sized sensor which is standard for this kind of camera, and it features a waterproof and “crushproof” build.
To be honest it turned out better than we thought it would from the title of the video.
The silver edition can only record 4K in 15FPS or in Timelapse mode with the shortest interval being 0.5 seconds which this video is set at.
We’re hoping for something better from GoPro in 2016, or at least some good competition on the 4K action camera front.
We will pass on this one, but each to their own (the reviewer questions if it’s even 4K).
See their sneak peek footage (in 1440P but not 4K):