Yongnuo YN450 tilted upright
Yongnuo's YN450 is a less than $500 4K mirrorless camera. Open image courtesy cinema5d.com.

Rumors have been spreading that Yongnuo is working on 4K mirrorless camera. Today, the announcement of the YN450 Android camera confirms those rumors.

Not only is this another 4K mirrorless camera, but it’s also features 4G connectivity and an Android operating system. Also, it’s equipped with a Canon EF lens mount and has a 5” touch screen. But the real kicker here is that it costs less than $500.

A potential gem that came as a surprise

While Yongnuo has been working diligently to create affordable alternatives to the big-name brands, they are really branching out with the YN450. Usually, the company focuses on lights and lenses, son releasing a 4K mirrorless camera is a big leap.

This video from Cinema5D gives an overview:

The YN450 mixes a lot of features that we just haven’t seen mixed together. For instance, the camera uses a 15-megapixel micro four-thirds sensor that’s placed right behind its Canon EF mount. The camera shoots 4K at 30 frames per second and can store up to 32 gigabytes internally. You can double that with an SD card.

Additionally, the camera uses 3GB of RAM and runs on the Android 7.1 operating system.

Yongnuo is the first company to pair an Android operating system with an EF mount. This actually connects with the lenses it’s been making over the past couple of years, so out of the gate, the camera will have a number of lenses to use.

Yongnuo YN450
Yongnuo YN450

There is also a built-in stereo microphone, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and GPS. For the power, the Yongnuo YN450 uses a 4000 mAh battery. Additionally, it features a 1/4 20” mounting point on the bottom of the body. Plus, it has a SIM card slot so you can connect to a Netcom 4G / 3G data network.

Pricing and availability

The YN450 is priced at less than $500 and will begin shipping in April.

Open image courtesy cinema5d.com.

2 COMMENTS

  1. What about wifi connectivity camera like this would be awesome to go live on YouTube n Facebook with just the camera alone …how kool is that, I do not think they realise the potential of what they are making

  2. I would get one but will wait for a review or two and see how well they hold up with early adopters.
    I there is a tripod mounting hole on it.

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