Yongnuo, a well known brand for its catalogue of camera accessories, has recently launched a new Micro Four Thirds (M43) mirrorless camera in China known as the YN455. It is powered by Google’s Android operating system, and comes with the ability to interchange between various M43 lenses.
The Yongnuo YN455 features a slim form factor, featuring a protruding handgrip in front and 5-inch flip-out LCD touchscreen which occupies a majority of its rear profile. Under its hood is a 4K/30fps-capable 20MP sensor, an unspecified 8-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 4G LTE support, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and expandable storage support of up to 256GB via MicroSD.
Also onboard the YN455 are two USB-C ports, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS support, a 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks, and a 4,400mAh removable battery. It is not known which version of Google’s mobile operating system is featured on the camera, but it is very likely to be Android 11.
It is worth noting that this isn’t Yongnuo’s first camera product. The brand had previously launched its predecessor, the YN450, all the way back in 2018. It also featured an Android interface but rather than M43 lenses, it featured a mount which supports Canon EF lenses instead.
The new Yongnuo YN455 mirrorless camera is now available in China at a retail price of RMB3,888 (~RM2,516). However, the brand did not reveal any plans to release the Android-powered shooter for the global market at this time, and there’s a chance that it may end up as a China-only release – much like its predecessor.