Android-based cameras haven’t really captured the way they should have. However, that’s not a deterrent for companies like Yongnuo, which has unveiled its new Android-based Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera. Dubbed Yongnuo YN455, the camera is the successor to the brand’s YN450, which launched in 2018. The YN450, which was limited to China and never made it to the international market, was an Android mirrorless camera that featured a Lens Mount. Canon EF abroad.
Now the YN455 comes with a new approach. Powered by the Android operating system, the mirrorless camera is shaped very similar to a camera and allows interchange between multiple Four Thirds lenses. On the back, the camera has a 5-inch tiltable touchscreen to help switch between apps.
At this point, we are not sure which version of Android the camera is running, although the possibility of Android 11 seems more likely; Yes we know that the camera has a 20 megapixel Four Thirds sensor on the front. Under the hood, the Yongnuo YN455 arrives with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.2 GHz 8-core processor (which is not exactly confirmed) paired with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256 GB with a microSD card.
The camera is capable of recording 4K video at 30fps and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. For connectivity, you get GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and of course USB Type-C. The 670g Yongnuo YN455 features a removable 4400mAh battery.
This new mirrorless camera is available in China, as we write, for a retail price of 3,888 Chinese yuan (roughly $ 600). There is no information on international availability at this time, but since it has been a norm with Yongnuo, the YN455 may never travel beyond mainland China.