So I'll be starting a new Journey with Atomy and I'll be traveling around the world to share what Atomy is all about. I have decided that I will document my journey and share it with the world. More so for myself to be able to look back in a couple of years and see how far I have come.
So Vlogging, I currently have a mirrorless camera as my main vlog camera -Sony A5100 (really waiting for the new Sony A6700, fingers crossed that they will bring back the A5100 flip screen). The A5100 is great but it's not in anyway weather proof. Hence the look out for an action camera that can be tossed around and dunked into water.
Go Pro Hero 6 was recently launched, although it seems like its got a few new features (Quick story, EIS, 4K 60 fps) but the price tag is ridiculous, coming in at $650 CAD. So after doing more research I came across a brand called Yi Technology. They are an emerging company that manufactures a wide range of electronics (Mirrorless cameras, VR, Home camera, Dash camera) and of course they specializes in action cameras.
So here is why the Yi 4K Plus is a go pro killer, (First off it has all the features that the new Go pro hero 6 has, (4K 60 fps, touch screen, EIS, live stream etc). Some things it even does better than the Go Pro Hero 6 (120min of battery life where as the Hero 6 is only at 70min when shotting 4K video). The image quality is better than the Hero 6. (Sharper, more dynamic range, records higher bit rate.) The main issue that the hero 6 has is that they use a new compression when filming 4K 60fps. It uses H265. This is not currently supported by a lot of software so editing the footage is going to be a pain right now.)
At the date of this post the current price for Yi 4K Plus is going for $325 CAD, that's half the price of what the Hero 6 is going for. In the near future I'll be doing more comparison videos between the two. If you are interested in picking the action camera then you should also be sure to pick up some accessories for it as well. (Floaties, waterproof casing
Yi Technology company page: https://www.yitechnology.com/yi-4k-action-camera
Check prices or Buy here (Amazon links):
Yi 4K Plus ----- http://amzn.to/2zxe1iW
Newmowa AZ16 ----- http://amzn.to/2hbh5d8
Kupton Case ----- http://amzn.to/2ziFOTh
NavTour accessories kit ----- http://amzn.to/2y0m4jI