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Xiaomi Xiaoyi YI-M1 m43 camera, 4K video, $299 only now for kit
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    Specs

    • Sensor - m43 20Mp IMX269 by Sony (same as in latest Panasonic cameras)
    • 81 AF points
    • 3840 × 2160 30fps 70Mbit, 2048 × 1536 30fps 30Mbit, 1920 × 1080 60fps video H.264, 30Mbit
    • Peaking for video
    • 1.04mdot LCD touch screen
    • 1/4000s ~ 60s shutter speed
    • 1/125s flash sync, external flash
    • 5fps burst shooting
    • HDR shooting
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth including LE support
    • Remote control via smartphone app
    • SDHC card slot, max size - 512GB
    • USB 2.0 connector, HDMI output
    • Both mike and headphone ports are absent
    • 113.5mm (W) x 64.3mm (H) x 33.6mm (D)
    • 280g
    • standard kit with 12-40mm lens - $329
    • double kit also have 42.5mm F1.8 macro - $449

    http://www.xiaoyi.com/weidan.html

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    800 x 580 - 39K
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    800 x 506 - 41K
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    800 x 526 - 44K
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  • Cheap GH5 analog? May be raw video shooting?

  • Crap, I just bought my 3rd G7.

  • Wow this might be interesting.

  • PR, just anticipation one

    YI Technology to reveal its newest camera at Photokina 2016 in Cologne later this month

    Following a string of recent industry firsts, this latest YI Technology market entry expands its drive to make top, professional-level technology accessible to everyone

    Munich, Germany –- YI Technology, the leading international provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, has announced that it will unveil its newest innovative camera product exclusively at Photokina, the world’s leading trade show for photo and video, in Cologne (20-25 September, 2016, Hall 09.1 / booth A-032).

    This new camera represents the company’s latest market entry and furthers YI Technology’s drive to change the rules by once again bringing the best, professional-level imaging technologies and innovations together in simple, elegant and easy to use products at great values.

    “We are very proud of all the creativity and hard work that went into this newest product,” said Sean Da, co-founder and CEO of YI Technology. “We know that Photokina is the world’s leading imaging show with the top professional photographers and experts in the field and we are excited and confident to show them a product that will surprise and impress them as well as our loyal and passionate users.”

  • Hmmmmm sounds nice

  • Likely to be another action cam. I did not see any mention of m43.

  • is's m43 bayonet, so whery interesting. May be 42.5mm F1.8 is modified 42.5 f1.7 ? I don't think that company can create 2 lens from nothing so quickly

  • If this can provide GH4 level imaging, I may be in the market for a few of them.

  • May be 42.5mm F1.8 is modified 42.5 f1.7 ? I don't think that company can create 2 lens from nothing so quickly

    They can. Chinese lenses design is strong lately.

    Their 42.5mm is very simple, nothing to do with Panasonic, only 6 lenses in 6 groups. But we have topic for it.

  • VK you need to hack it! lol

  • They did not mention the bitrate

  • Video modes

    • 3840 x 2160, @ 30p / 75 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 15 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 15 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 15 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1280 x 720 @ 24p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • Could be really interesting, want to know this "hdr shooting mode", just to see if this little camera can face the match to offer an high dynamic range video.

  • In the photos it shows 3840 x 2160, but in the stats it has 4096 x 2160. Typo?

  • Lol, the prime lens does not have Focus ring LOL

  • "4K for 4 Hundred"

  • They seem very open to the idea of outside software development.

    Look at the dev program they have for the Yi Action Camera 4K...

    If they give low level enough access and there is decent SD card controller... who knows maybe 24-30 DNG per second raw...

  • @kurth

    My price is from official Yi site, Chinese retail price converted into USD.

    As for your link - US prices are not officially revealed (I actually do not care). So it is some fantasy for now.

  • Will sell on JD.com since September 23rd.

  • Wow, this looks really cool--too bad there is no 24p, but it is super cheap for a small, compact system with a Sony sensor. Maybe we can request a custom model.