Action cameras like GoPro are hot! The development on these cameras went very fast, nowadays they are very small, can be attached on almost everything and have Wi-Fi opportunities. Even navigation manufacturer TomTom is making their own action camera called TomTom Bandit. And with a waterproof case you can easily dive with your camera up to 40 meters deep! Due to its small size action cameras are also sold has high quality dashboard cameras. This review is about the Xiaomi Yi camera which is one of the best action cameras for a really decent price. In this review also a video quality comparison is included with the video settings 1080p 30fps.
From the three action sport cameras that we have (Xiaomi Yi, SJCAM SJ4000 and the SJ4000) the Yi is by far the best camera to use. This product is another great Xiaomi product. The full product name of the reviewed camera is: Xiaomi Yi Ambarella A7LS BSI CMOS WIFI. Although this site is not English you will get an good idea about the quality and features.
Xiaomi Yi Action WiFi Camera
Xiaomi Yi – Specifications
|Sensor||Sony Exmor R BSI CMOS 16 Million Pixel Sensor|
|Video format||MP4 (Hi-Fi H.264)|
|Video Capture||1080P(60fps/48fps/30fps/24fps),960P(60fps/48fps), 720P(120fps/60fps/48fps), 480P(240fps)|
|Picture Resolution||16MP, 4608X3456 pixels|
|Wireless function||WiFi (up to 100 meters) and Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery||1010mAh lithium-ion battery (TIP: Powerbank can be used)|
Xiaomi Yi – User Review
Overall the camera rocks for this price! The following features are some which make this camera impressive:
At first it is hard to tell what all color of LED indicators mean and when the camera is on video or picture mode. But after reading the guide within the app is all will become clear. Besides that the camera has an option, lens rectification which will stabilize your video recordings. The camera will adjust and cut a bit of the recorded screen, normally must be done by video software. A disadvantage is the missing LCD display. When no smartphone is available (or a empty one..) you don’t have any idea what you are exactly filming and you cannot watch your previous recordings.
Xiaomi Yi – App
When a firmware update is available the app will inform and install it after your approval.
Xiaomi Yi – Video Review
In this video review we compare the SJ4000 (fake), SCJAM SJ4000 and the Xiaomi YI.
Take a look at the Xiaomi Yi on compare imports.