Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched its Yi Action Camera. A compact camera for travel, sport and action activities, similar to the GoPro cameras. The Yi Action Camera has an attractive retail price as it only costs $64, it is a cheaper alternative to the GoPro Hero which costs $130.
The Yi Action Camera is a good pocket camera with its Super wide-angle lens. It is capable of recording high-speed sport and outdoor activities in full HD. You can also capture HD videos in slow motion.
It is equipped with the world’s leading manufacturer of professional sports video processor – Ambarella A7LS produced image processor. Groundbreaking image processing technology combined with ultra-fast pixel processing, dynamic range enhancement, noise cancellation algorithm to ensure outstanding color performance.
Sport Mode 1080p @ 60fps
Daily Mode 1080p @ 30fps
High-Speed Mode 720p @ 120fps
Speed Mode 480p @ 240fps
Yi Action Camera records videos at 1080p (60 frames per second), and it has a 16-megapixel Sony Exmor R CMOS image sensor, uses a back-illuminated image sensor technology, with the characteristics of high sensitivity, low noise. So even under cloudy, night scenes and in low-light conditions, you can get excellent quality video images.
It supports up to 64GB of storage via microSD card, Xiaomi recommends using CLASS 10 high-speed microSD card for better capturing & recording experience. It also supports WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and you can control it using your smartphone. It is packed with 1010mAh Panasonic high-density lithium-ion battery and has a power display indicator; Full: Deep Blue, Medium power: Purple, Low battery: Crimson.
The Yi Action Camera is very compact, durable, impact resistance, and can handle extreme temperatures & environments. It measures only 60.4 x 42 X 21.2mm, and weighs 72 grams, it is available in White City, and Jungle Green, with a retail price of ¥399 approx ($65 – €55 – £40).