Here I am picking 3 very much affordable 4K action cameras from GearBest and trying to find out all of their pros and cons. If you are in search for an action camera with 4K capabilities, this review may help you to select your desired one. 4K action camera is an asset for videographers and in that case getting something under budget gives an awesome feeling. So let’s move forward.
1) YI II:
The price of YI II is just below $200.00. This is a professional sports camera which is good in capturing moments while surfing, parachuting, parkour, or any other sports related activities. The first thing which catches my eye is the chipset of YI II. It has the latest Adopts Ambarella A9SE75 chipset. You will also get IMX377 12MP 1/2.3 inch image sensor. The combination of both will surely give you high performance and low power consumption while shooting.
The maximum storage capacity this camera is 64GB. It also comes with an LCD screen of 2.19 inch with 640 x 360 pixels and 330PPI resolution. Moreover, this camera can be operated by touch screen. The lens comes with a 7-layers optical glass with an F2.8 aperture and 155-degree wide angle.
YI II has three color options; Black, White, and Rose Gold. The camera weight is just 229 grams, and it is super small and light to operate. It will only take a tiny space when you are carrying it. The overall dimension of the camera is 3.94 x 3.94 x 2.17 inches. The battery is removable and comes with a capacity of 1400mAh. You can be able to charge the battery with the help of PC by using its USB charger. As per the battery life, if the battery is charged for 8 hours, it is going to work for at least 120 minutes while recording videos in 4K resolution.
Recommended Read: New Yi 2 4K Action Camera Review – The Upgraded Version of Yi.
2) SJCAM SJ7 STAR:
This second 4K action camera is a brand new SJ7 STAR from SJCAM. Let me quickly highlight all its main features. This model also comes with a powerful Ambarella A12S75 chipset which surely helps in the performance. The image sensor you will get is 16MP IMX117 CMOS with 4K support. It also comes with a built-in 2-inch LCD touchscreen to make your experience more users friendly.
Accompanied by the super-efficient sensor, the lens also supports 166 degrees super wide angle. This is also a WiFi-enabled camera that will help you to backup and share your photos and videos at any time from anywhere using any of your smartphones. SJ7 STAR also comes with a Gyro anti-shake image stabilizer which is really helpful for extreme shooting. It also has motion detection sensor, and you can also control this camera using the provided remote control.
It can support maximum 64GB external Micro SD card. SJ7 STAR also comes with a rechargeable 1000mAh Li-ion battery, which is a decent one. The price of this model is also just below $200.00.
3) ThiEYE T5e:
ThiEYE T5e is the cheapest 4K action camera out of these three. It comes with an Ambarella A12LS75 chipset. You will also get a 12MP IMX117 image sensor to enhance the picture quality and light sensitivity. The sensor will also help to reduce the noise and blurriness of your videos and photos even when you are shooting in a tricky situation.
It comes with a built-in 2.0 inches LCD screen. But this is not a touch sensitive screen. But I must say this is quite good enough for this price range. The camera also has various capturing modes to snap your perfect shots. Some of them are single shooting, self-timer, photo burst and time lapse photo. T5e also has the largest wide angle among these three cameras. The 170 degree super wide angle lens will give an excellent and unbeatable landscape option.
With the presence of electronic image stabilization, you can very easily minimize blurriness and shakiness on your photos and videos. So your every snap will be more precise and stable. The built-in WiFi is great to edit and share your snaps on the go using your smartphone. This camera is both wearable and mountable. You can mount it on any objects like a helmet, bike, backpack, and drone.
Moreover, ThiEYE is providing two detachable 1100mAh batteries along with this camera. This is really ideal for any outdoor activities. The price of ThiEYE T5e is around $120.00. But currently, there is some discount available for this model on GearBest.com. Use the Coupon code “Thieyet5e” and the price will be down to only $109.99. Please note; the coupon code is only valid till 31st March 2017.
The three above-mentioned 4K action cameras are available for purchase on GearBest. Quality wise, each camera is quite good and enriched with useful features. Although the GoPro action cameras are the market leader, these three cameras are very much competitive and come at a very attractive price range. You can surely go and try them out.