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Olfi 4K HDR Action Camera Review

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Essential Olfi 4K HDR Action Camera

Introducing a new affordable 4K action camera from UK, Olfi 4K HDR Action Camera. This tiny camera is fitted with a Sony Exmor R Back-illuminated sensor, offering 4K UHD video recording at 24fpd and 60fps slow-motion at Full HD. If you’re thinking of shooting 120fps super-slow motion, the resolution dropped to 720fps.

Summary

Although there are several similarities between Olfi and GoPro Hero4 Black, Olfi cannot be taken lightly as well.

Olfi is very easy and straight forward to use. In fact, it only has few manual options available. It’s designed to enable you to capture those action easily while having fun. However, GoPro takes the video option to another level, which also mean you got to pay the premium for it.

If you’re looking for an all-rounded action camera but do not wish to spend a premium on it, Olfi is the best best right now.

Our Score:
Pros
• Excellent built and quality
• Great footage quality
• Good selection of accessories
Cons
• Unnecessary lights near buttons

What makes the camera so great is the built-in gyro stabilizer which is great when you have to mount your camera onto ant moving object like the car or your helmet.

Thinking of capturing High Dynamic Range video? It’s also possible with Olfi as it retail more details in the brightest and darkest area of the image. This setting is perfect for professional who are looking to colour grade their edits. It’s also great for beginnering who are pushing their filmmaking limits. Olfi is also waterproofed up to 30 meters and a battery life up to 2 hours in Full HD or 20 minutes in 4K.

 

Olfi 4K HDR Action Camera (3)

Olfi 4K HDR Action Camera Features

  • 4K UHD at 24fps
  • Up to 120fps Slow Motion in 720p
  • Gyro Stabilisation
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video
  • 30m Waterproof
  • Powerful 1600 mAh Removable Battery
  • Priced at £150 (around $220 US)

Olfi 4K HDR Action Camera Video Resolutions/Frame Rates

  • 4K/24fps  at  UHD 3840×2160
  • 2.5K/30fps  at 2560×1440
  • 1080p/60fps  at 1920×1080 
  • 720p/120fps at 1280×720 
  • 480/30fps  at 640×480

Olfi 4K HDR Action Camera Specification

Weight

  • Camera – 75g
  • With waterproof case – 130g

Dimension

  • Camera – 41 x 59 x 28mm
  • With waterproof case – 72 x 72 x 38mm

Colour

  • Black with blue LED indicator lights

Image Sensor

  • Back illuminated Sony Exmor-R CMOS sensor.

Waterproof

  • Up to 30 metres with included waterproof housing.

Videolapse

  • Automatically creates a time lapse video from images taken at set intervals.
  • Intervals: 0.5, 1, 3, 5, 10, and 30 seconds.

Loop Record

  • Continuously records in 5 minute sections, overwriting the oldest files when the memory card is full. This mode is ideal for evidential use.

Time Stamp

  • Adds a time and date stamp over video clips and photos. This feature is recommended for evidential use only as the time stamp cannot be removed from the file.

USB Auto On

  • Camera will power on and start recording when power is detected.

USB Auto Off

  • Camera will automatically power off when the USB power supply is cut.

Photo Resolution

  • 16MP  (4609×3456 pixels)
  • 8MP    (3264×2448 pixels)
  • 5MP    (2592×1944 pixels)

Burst Mode

  • Takes 11 photos in 1 second

Timelapse

  • Takes a sequence of photos over set intervals.
  • Intervals: 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 seconds.

Gyro

  • Gyro image stabilisation – reduces shake and makes for clearer images.

HDR

  • High Dynamic Range Video – Captures more detail in the image’s highlights and shadows.

Colour Modes

  • Choose from “Standard” and “Vivid” colour profiles. “Standard” is recommended for professionals looking to colour grade their final videos and edits.

ISO Limit

  •  ISO is set to “Auto” as default, adjusting this setting is recommended for professional users.
  • Limits can be set at 100, 400 and 1600 ISO.

Sharpness

  • Choose from high, medium and low sharpness settings.

FOV

  • Field of view can be adjusted between medium and wide modes.

Frequency

  • Adjust light frequency between 50HZ and 60HZ to reduce flicker from artificial lighting.

Battery

  • Removable 1600mAh Li-ion

Battery Life

  • Up to 2 hours in 1080p at 60fps.
  • Up to 1 hour 20 minutes in 4K at 24fps.

Audio

  • Internal mic captures audio in all video modes. Tip – Try using the waterproof housing to reduce wind noise.

Ports

  • Mini USB
    • Charging and data transfer.
  • Micro HDMI
    • Video output.
  • MicroSD
    • Compatible with class 10 or higher MicroSD cards up to 64GB

WiFi/App

  • Compatible with the Olfi app for iOS and Android – Use the Olfi app to control your camera and review and share you footage.

Official Website: Olfi

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