Yuneec Unveils Typhoon ActionCam
Yuneec — maker of the popular Typhoon Q500 quadcopter, has just unveiled a new handheld camera gimbal system — the Yuneec Typhoon ActionCam. The Typhoon ActionCam shares a striking resemblance to the Steady Grip handheld unit which comes bundled with Yuneec’s Q500 Typhoon quadcopters and shares the same technology. It even uses the same camera from the Q500 – the CGO3 4K.
The ActionCam allows users to capture stabilized 4K video on the ground similar to what a Typhoon Q500 would capture in the air. For those who are not familiar with how camera gimbal systems work — they allow a camera to stay level with the use of a mechanized gimbal. With a device such as the Typhoon ActionCam, a camera operator can capture relatively smooth videos even when walking or running thanks to a 3-axis motorized gimbal that helps smooth out vibrations and wobbles.
Besides taking 4K video, the camera is also capable of recording slow motion 120fps video at 1080p HD and taking 12MP still images. The ActionCam’s 1400mAh Li Po battery lasts 90 minutes and the whole unit is compatible with camera gimbals from previous Typhoons.
Yuneec expects to sell the Typhoon ActionCam soon at a price of $550.