Introducing, the Typhoon ActionCam (Handheld Gimbal)

Today, Yuneec’s Typhoon family has a new addition: the ActionCam, a handheld gimbal and camera built to produce professional quality video content for all of life’s spontaneous moments. Whether you are at the beach, riding a skateboard, or filming your kids opening presents, the ActionCam ensures ground shots are as smooth as the ones taken from the air.

The ActionCam comes with a 3-axis gimbal and ultra-HD 4K camera, and with 90 minutes of run time, you can film to your heart’s content. Additional features include 12 megapixel still images, 1080p/120fps slow motion video, 115-degree field of vision, and a no-distortion lens.

typhoon actioncamThe Typhoon ActionCam displays real-time footage from a mobile device of up to 6.4 inches, and is controlled by the easy-to-use CGO3 smartphone app. Precise camera angle control is conveniently placed where the thumb sits on the handle, and Pitch Follow Mode and Angle Mode ensure every type of ground shot is perfect.

  • Pitch Follow Mode – Locks camera in a forward facing position so users can frame shots based on their movement.
  • Angle Mode – Enables users to capture stable footage regardless of movement, and produces high-quality, stable video even in the most turbulent circumstances.

Below is a full copy of their press release:

ONTARIO, CA (November 10, 2015)Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the release of the Typhoon ActionCam, a handheld camera stabilization platform that ensures ground shots are as smooth as the ones taken from the air.

The Typhoon ActionCam combines the impressive CGO3 camera gimbal with a handle for stable ground footage, allowing consumers to record videos and take photos like never before. When using the Typhoon ActionCam, the camera stays level regardless of shaky hands or wobbling and is an ideal tool for capturing life’s moments with unparalleled detail.

The included CGO3 camera boasts impressive 4K resolution, four times higher than HD, 12 megapixel still images and slow motion 1080p/120fps video. The 115-degree field of vision and no-distortion lens are additional features allowing for professional grade content capturing. The Typhoon ActionCam features a run time of up to 90 minutes and is compatible with previous Typhoon camera gimbals.

“The Typhoon ActionCam is designed to extend Yuneec’s advanced camera technology from the sky to the ground. The ergonomic design allows you to take part in the action while capturing ultra-stable footage, rather than recording the action from afar with a tripod,” said Shan Phillips, CEO of Yuneec USA.

The camera pitch controller enables precise camera angle control and is conveniently placed where the thumb naturally sits on the handle. Additionally, the Typhoon ActionCam displays real-time footage from a mobile device of up to 6.4 inches, and is controlled by the easy-to-use CGO3 smartphone app. The CGO3 app allows users to record video, take still shots and operate camera settings conveniently.

The Typhoon ActionCam includes a CGO3 camera, 1400mAh LiPo battery and smart charger. The device will be available on November 10, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $549.99 USD.

For more information, visit www.yuneec.com.

Alan Perlman

Founder at UAV Coach
Alan is an FAA-certified drone pilot and founded UAV Coach in 2014 to help connect drone enthusiasts, to provide world-class sUAS industry training courses, and to help push the drone community forward with a focus on safety and commercial opportunities.

  2 comments for “Introducing, the Typhoon ActionCam (Handheld Gimbal)

  1. November 14, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Check out our 1st video test flight with our new Typhoon 4K and the steady grip. http://youtu.be/LZ-wOPWv42o
    This is a very easy to fly drone ( wind was 10 to 15 mph ) even in gusty wind conditions. We almost canceled the test flight but decided on a short low altitude run when we had a very brief lull in the wind. The steady grip is an awesome tool for additional ground action video or photo shots you may want to capture. We had fun with it while waiting on the wind to calm down for our flight.

    • Alan Perlman
      November 16, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Very cool, nice flight James.

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