Yi Mirrorless 4K Interchangable lens camera

Mirrorless 4K Zoom DSLR for $300?

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.

Enter the

YI M1 4K 20 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera ,

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.

Yi Mirrorless 4K Interchangable lens camera

Yi Mirrorless 4K Interchangable lens camera

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.

    YI Mirrorless Camera Touch Screen

    YI Mirrorless Camera Touch Screen

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

YI mirrorless camera wifi bluetooth

YI mirrorless camera wifi bluetooth

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.