Is the YI 4K action camera the best action cam for the price? Check out this review and the YI on Amazon here:

IMHO the Yi 4k is one the best action camera for the money.

Check out the Yi 2 Action Camera and Accessories Mentioned in the Video:

1. YI 4K Action Camera (US Edition) Night Black

2. YI Selfie Stick & Bluetooth Remote for the Action Camera

3. Newmow 3-Channel USB Charger for Xiaomi YI

4. Kupton Case (waterproof)

5. Kupton Accessories for Yi 4K (This is the kit I bought… but I have not used most of it)

6. EVO GP-PRO 3 Axis GoPro Gimbal

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———Cameras Used To Shoot This Video ——-

Camera — Canon EOS 70D

Lens — Canon EF-S 10-18mm

Tripod — Ravelli Light Weight Aluminum Tripod With Bag

Microphone — Rode VideoMic Pro Compact VMP Shotgun Microphone

Lighting — Prismatic LED Halo Ring Light

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About this video:
In this video Sean Cannell from THiNK media TV reviews the yi 4k action camera. I think based on price and features, the Yi 4k is one of the best 4k action camera solutions on the market. If you are looking for a top 4k action camera on a budget, check out this yi 4k action camera review.


33 thoughts on “Best 4K Action Camera? YI 4k Action Camera Review”

  1. hi there, I am trying to buy an action camera on a budget and looks like this is a very good option, I will be using this camera on a motorcycle helmet, the questions is if this camera has some time of remote control where I could stop recording and start the recording without touching the camera. thanks in advance for your reply.

  2. When I am walking with Yi 4k (1080p, 60fps, EIS ON), I see a lot of wobble for my every step, like a minor shake or like a smudge or wibble-wobble at the screen edges, very clearly visible.

  3. Thank you for this review, I am looking for another action camera to replace my Apeman which no longer works properly, and I am going with the Yi 4K Action. At this point in time, July 2019, it is on Amazon for $98, while the 4K+ is twice that, $199. For me, the only real advantage I see with the 4K+ is 4k/60FPS, which really is not worth double the price for me. I am not professional, I just do homegrown YT videos, and if I want to do slo-mo stuff I can always use 1080/120FPS, I would be fine with that. Good review, I like your approach, just subscribed!

  4. I own this camera and I'm mostly happy. Two points. #1 Battery life is NOT good. Buy extra batteries! #2 maybe I don't know how to do it, but I wanted to record some footage in "Stealth mode"(w/out making to many "Beep" sounds that cameras these days make) and I went in the menu looking for a way to mute the, let me call them, "menu command beeps". But there seem to be no way to do this. If you hit "Mute", you'll hear no "Beeps" but you'll record video w/out sound! >>>Do I need a Firmware upgrade?…or…Does this camera just doesn't have that capability? On a different note, this seems to be a great deal!

  5. Did you cut the clip short of the running test with audio because this thing is terrible at onboard mic wind noise levels?

    Because it is. I own one and it's really bad at dealing with wind noise.

  6. for the price I don't think you can beat it. When I was looking for a budget action camera I stumbled upon this video. I purchased the yi 4k once I had enough and I've been really happy with it.

  7. We move on. I was getting a bit tired of the barrel distortion that my little action cameras give, so I thought it time to move up to a Yi 4k.  This is one interesting Chinese camera, and is by far the best action cam I've ever used. At £122.50 including its dedicated underwater housing, it's the most expensive action cam I've bought.

    A quick rundown shows it's beautifully made, has an excellent 2¼'' rear touch screen, takes genuine 12 MP stills and has a top movie resolution of 4k (3840×2160) at a proper 25 FPS. It shoots timelapse and slo-mo, it records stereo through two tiny onboard mics, has a built in loudspeaker, a tripod socket, spare batteries are less than £6 each and they're charged in situ via USB.

    It has all sorts of other tricks up its sleeve, but for me the biggest selling point (do I actually NEED another action cam?) is the fact that you can film and shoot stills in a genuine undistorted picture mode. So byebye barrel distortion with all its bendy telegraph poles and curvy horizons, and hello to the very wide angle rectilinear mode. 

    I use this all the time. OK, it doesn't see quite as wide as when filming in the barrel distorting mode, but isn't a 17mm field of view of 104° (35 mm equivalent) wide enough for you? 

    The picture quality is nothing short of breathtaking on a 4k TV, very sharp indeed. I have handheld shots taken inside King's Cross station, and then I look at the untouched central blow-up, where every sign can be read. Then there's comparison shots, taken seconds apart from the same place, showing the different field of views when the distortion is dialled out.

    I am very impressed indeed with this Yi 4k, and have done some pixel-peeping in Photoshop to see if the non-distorting mode sacrifices resolution. I'm pleased to say it doesn't, the only loss is in absolute field of view coverage.

  8. Has anyone ever used a microSDXC UHS-1 128GB card? I was able to get a SANDISK Ultra 128GB on sale and couldn't pass it up but now I don't know if I should open it up and try it?

  9. I definitely need t to be water proof. I live in Wisconsin, and alot of the videos i want to do involve snow, which obviously wouldn't bode well for a non waterproof camera

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