GitUp F1 4K

GitUp just introduced their new G3 Duo, the long expected “Git3” successor of Git2. It’s the world’s first dual action camera, where you can hook up a slave camera to the main camera body. Only downside: It can’t do real 4K. But there’s more from GitUp, they also introduced GitUp F1 4K, their first real 4K action camera. Let’s check it out:

GitUp F1 4K - first native 4K Action Camera from GitUp

GitUp F1 4K – first native 4K Action Camera from GitUp

 

GitUp F1 4K – Specs

Sensors
So far I only found out it got a 1/2,5″ Sony Exmor Sensor. So it’s not the Sony IMX117 they are using in G3 Duo, which is also used in GoPro and many other action cameras as it is a 1/2,3″ sensor. I guess it’s the Sony IMX317 sensor, used in the recently announced Xiaomi Mijia 4K Action Camera.

Processor
GitUp F1 uses the Ambarella A12 processor, same can be found in SJCAM SJ7, Firefly 8S or Thieye T5. YI 4K Action Camera and GoPro Hero5 use the faster Ambarella A9 processor. F1 is also the first GitUp camera that uses an Ambarella processor, up to now they used Novatek, which can’t do 4K.

Lens
Similar to G3 duo the F1 4K holds a f2.8 5G+2G aspherical lens with 160° FOV.

Frame Rates & Resolutions
Currently I’m not sure which resolutions and frame rates will be available. Due to the specs I guess:

  • 4K – 3840 x 2160p (16:9) – 30 fps (real 4K)
  • 2.7K – 2880 x 2160p (4:3) – 30fps
  • 1080p – 1920 x 1080p – 120 / 60 / 30 fps
  • 720p – 1280 x 720p – 240 / 120 fps

Photo Resolution
Photo Resolution will be 8MP, due to the 8MP sensor, Format is .jpg, no info if RAW will be available.

Image Stabilization
Of course Git F1 4K will feature image stabilisation, a key feature of Git2 which showed excellent results.

Display
There won’t be a live view display on F1 4K, just a data display where you can check the settings. Therefor it got an aerodynamic form factor.

Battery
Battery has 1010 mAh, so it’s a bit smaller in capacity compared to the new G3 duo. Not sure about the form factor at this point. It seems that the battery is exchangeable as there is a door on the bottom.

Connectivity & Ports
F1 4K features wifi to connect with Git App for Android or iOS, where you can check the live image, as the cam itself has no display.
I’m not quite sure if it will feature Bluetooth to connect with the remote controller. There is a new model coming with G3 Duo.
There is a mini USB port for charging & A/V output. Not sure about an external microphone, due to the mini USB port it would be possible.
I’m also not sure if it will feature micro HDMI for 4K video output.
There is no mount on the camera itself, it seems you have to put it into some kind of shell that is equipped with 1/4″ thread:

Git F1 4K - mini USB port, mounting

GitUp F1 4K – mini USB port, mounting

 

Dimension & Weight:
82 x 41.5 x 23mm; 68g.

Included Accessories
Currently I don’t have infos or photos of included or optional accessories. It seems the camera comes with a shell for mounting. I’m not sure if there is or will be an underwater case.

GitUp F1 4K - Mount

GitUp F1 4K – Mount

 

Special Features

Quick Capture
GitUp F1 4K will feature quick capture, where you just have to press a button to power on and start recording.

A/V out and PWM
A/V output via USB is available as well as PWM for remote control. So the cam seems to be optimised for FPV flying, already noticed by the film design which is similar to Mobius cameras.

GPS recording?
G3 Duo will feature GPS recording with an optional GPS tracker that is plug into it’s mini USB port. G3 Duo has two mini USB ports for that purpose, GitUp F1 4K just one. But it might be possible we see GPS recording also on F1 4K.

 

Conclusion

It’s refreshing to see someone trying a new form factor for an action cam apart from the same looking cams we all know. The small aerodynamic design benefits better or different mounting options. On the downside the design doesn’t allow a live view display. GitUp F1 4K is interesting for users who don’t need a screen (FPV flying) or need a small camera to mount. In terms of small 4K cameras, F1’s competition might be GoPro Hero5 Session. With it’s design F1 has definitely its niche and stands out. Let’s wait for the first demo footage to see it in action.

 

Stay updated and join the discussion on  GitUp User Group on Facebook.

Retailer / Price Comparison

GitUp F1 4K
will be available for 129 USD as currently shown on GitUp’s website.

G3 Duo
will be available for 129 USD, Slave camera is 49 USD extra.

Git2 – 170° FOV
Sony Sensor

Git2P – 170° FOV
Panasonic Sensor

Git2P – 90° FOV
Panasonic Sensor

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