Xiaomi has came up with new device which is known as Xiaomi Yi Action Camera. This action camera which is made by Xiaomi will be available for sale on in China for 399 Chinese Yuan which is about 4000 INR or 64 USD. This product is available for almost half price of the US rival – GoPro.
Yi Action Camera records video at 1080p (60 frames per second) and includes a 16-megapixel camera that uses Sony’s highly-rated Exmor R BSI CMOS image sensor. That’s superior on paper to the Hero, which records at 1080p30 or 720p60 and includes a five-megapixel camera. It features slow motion and adjustable time-lapse shooting modes, is waterproof down to 40m and includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for pairing with your smartphone to transfer media.
The Xiaomi Yi Action Camera is almost up to the mark when it is compared with similar product GoPro Hero3+ Silver which cost about 300$ and it is better then GoPro’s entry level camera which cost about 130$. There are few points in which the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera lags such as there’s no rugged casing for the Yi camera. Whereas, the company’s offering novelty accessories including a selfie stick and a harness to strap the device to your pet.
The Xiaomi Yi Action Camera will be available for China only as said by the officials. But Xiaomi will soon launch its Mi.com e-commerce site in the US later in the year. It won’t sell phones there just yet, but it will sell accessories like the Mi Band and power banks. We hope that the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera will also join the list of available product on that site. Even there is no information about the availability of Xiaomi Yi Action Camera in India too. So by that time we just need to wait and watch for the next official announcement from the Xiaomi.