If you shoot a lot of handheld video, then you’ve probably noticed a reccurring problem: a few seconds of shaky hands can ruin an erstwhile perfect footage. The Yuneec Typhoon ActionCam wants to put an end to that, combining a camera with an integrated gimbal so you can capture beautifully-stabilized video, regardless of how much you’re moving.
It’s not unlike the DJI Osmo, that super-powered selfie stick with its own integrated gimbal. Except, with a design that’s more geared towards shooting scenes and first-person action clips, rather than selfies for your Instagram page.
The Yuneec Typhoon ActionCam is, basically, a handheld version of the camera and gimbal system that the company employs in their line of aerial photography drones, so it’s a tested and proven tech that should lend the same stabilized footage to your handheld filming sessions. Particularly, it uses the outfit’s CG03 gimbal camera, which can capture video in both 4K and 120fps slow-motion at 1080p, with a distortion-free lens offering a 115-degree field of view. There’s a mounting area along the top of the handle for docking a smartphone (it can fit devices up to 6.4 inches), where you can view whatever footage is being taken, with a thumb-controlled tactile pitch controller for enabling precise camera angles right under it. Features include a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, a video transmission range of up to 1,640 feet, a 1,400 mAh battery rated at 90 minutes of runtime, and a total weight of just under 20 ounces.
Available now, the Yuneec Typhoon ActionCam is priced at $550.