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Exclusive: Panasonic Working on GroPro Style Camera

Panasonic Gropro style camera creative image

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This time we have a patent that shows Panasonic is working on a Gropro style camera. So, we can expect Panasonic action camera announcement in upcoming years. More details of the patent below…

The patent document also shows the camera features 5 axis image stabilization system.

Patent No: US2017/0261
Publication Date: Sep 14, 2017

The patent publication date is Sep 14, 2017 that clearly indicates patent is new and we can’t expect the action camera announcement anytime soon. It generally takes 1 OR 2+ years for a patent to become a real product.

5 axis image stabilization

Take a look at the patent details below translated from Japanese

An image stabilization mechanism includes: a sensor holder unit that holds an image sensor; a rear frame; a front frame; a first ball; a second ball; and a cylinder unit that presses the first ball against the sensor holder unit. The cylinder unit has a cylinder provided on the rear frame so that its axial direction is parallel to an optical axis direction, a piston movably disposed in the cylinder, and a spring that urges the piston toward the sensor holder unit. The first ball is disposed between an end surface of the piston and the sensor holder unit.

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Xiaomi Yi II Action Camera with 4K video

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Its look like Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi will give strong competition to Gopro action cameras very soon. The latest edition of Yi action camera features 12MP 1/2.3″ sensor, Sony sensor is also capable to record 4K videos on the go. The other features of the camera Yi II Action includes Dual band WiFi, Ambarella A9SE75 chipset, a 155-degree wide-angle 7-layer optical glass lens and a 2.19″ LCD rear touchscreen display for convenient shooting.

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The first generation of Yi action camera was limited to full HD video recording therefore it’s a big jump over the predecessor if we compare the specification of both the camera. Introduction of 1400 Mah battery will allow you to record 120 minutes of 4K video without any issue.

The camera is available in three colors Rose Gold, White, and Black and available for price tag for $249 only.