The ZOOM Conundrum in “Frugal 4K”
Action cams are showing up under the $100 mark (see the MGcool Explorer Pro, here) but they are fixed lens, and even with the MGcool’s variable field of view, it isn’t the same as having a real zoom lens, or a low f-stop prime lens.
a mirrorless import from a well-regarded manufacturer of action-cams that is taking their use of the latest Sony IMX269 Image Sensor beyond the action cam application in a DSLR configuration with a zoom and fixed lens options.
This amazing camera offers:
- 4K/30fps video recording and 20MP still images
- MFT (Micro Four Thirds) System, with two lens options: 12-40 mm F3.5-5.6 and/or 42.5 mm F1.8
- 3″ touch screen LCD
- Built-in Wi-Fi and BLE Bluetooth for stable connection to your phone or tablet and fast sharing on social media.
The basic package includes:
1 x YI Digital Camera
1 x YI Lens 12-40mm F3.5-5.6
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Power Adapter
1 x Battery
1 x Neck Strap
1 x Lens Cap
1 x Manual
Worth a check-out here for more information. Packages start under $300. A comparable camcorder goes for $800-$1000 these days, so this is worth a look.