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@Ankita Katdare • 02 Mar, 2015 • 1 like
The Xiaomi brand has become immensely popular for introducing gadgets that offer pathbreaking specifications for incredibly low prices, making them a must-have for the masses. Be it in the smartphone domain or Smart TVs, Xiaomi currently rules the roost with its superb portfolio of devices. Today, they have unveiled their first action camera with Xiaomi Yi Sports Camera. With this gadget, it has entered the territory dominated mostly by GoPro series of cameras. Priced at a mere 399 CNY which roughly converts to $64 or Rs. 3,900. It is not only the price that's appealing with the Xiaomi Yi Sports Camera. The camera actually offers some of the greatest features in a compact body, rendering it a worthy competitor to GoPro cameras.

Let's check out the Yi Camera specifications. Alongside the ability to capture 60 FPS video in both 1080 pixel and 720 pixel modes, the Xiaomi Yi can not only capture super wide-angle 16 million pixels photographs, but also a 155 degree view angle. Equipped with a Sony BSI sensor, the Yi Camera packs support for 64GB microSD card and can capture 7 FPS trajectory pictures and underwater pictures at 40 meters (if you buy the waterproof shell separately). For capturing great shots, there's 3D noise reduction, H.264 high-fidelity codecs, digital image stabilizer and MCTF (motion compensated temporal filtering technology).

xiaomi-yi-sports-camera-launch

On the connectivity side, the Xiaomi Yi Sports cam supports WiFi as well as Bluetooth. If users go for the Yi Camera Travel Edition priced at CNY 499, they can fetch in the self-rod kit in the package. The camera also features remote control handset app and bluetooth remote control. All this has been packed inside a body made of polycarbonate material, which not only keep the weight low, but also makes the camera resistant to rough use.

Right now, the Xiaomi Yi camera is available only in China, but we expect them to reveal details about the global roll out soon enough. Till then watch the following video -


What are your thoughts on the newly launched Xiaomi Yi Sports camera? Let us know through comments below.

Source: Xiaomi China
@Divyaprakash KC • 02 Mar, 2015 • 1 like Wow..finally a device I would love to know what 'specs' it has. But how good the digital image stabilizer can be, comparing to optical one?
@Anoop Kumar • 02 Mar, 2015 • 1 like Awesome specs with 40m waterproof.
Let the Flipkart come up with sale. I would be first to buy it ☕.

Features - Courtesy - yugatech
-72 Grams and made from PC + ABS and metal composite materials
-Ambarella A7LS Processor
-Sony Exmor R BSI CMOS 16 Million Pixel Sensor
-155° (Mobile Phone 89°) Wide Angle Lens
-3D Noise Reduction
-WiFi Connectivity (Up to 100 Metres), easily transfer video and photos to your smartphone
-BLE Ultra-low power consumption
-Bluetooth and Remote App control
-4 Operating modes include; Photo, Time-lapse photo, Timed photo and Video
-Share to social media within 10 seconds using the smartphone APP.
-Video support: 1080p 60 FPS, 1080p 30 FPS, 720p 120 FPS, 720p 240 FPS
-H.264 Video encoding with Sport level image processor providing ultra high-fluency
@Ankita Katdare • 02 Mar, 2015 Yep. Thanks for listing out the specifications @Anoop Kumar
It's amazing how when Xiaomi launches a new product, one starts feeling it is within our reach. 😀 It's a good feeling. Now I feel like owing an action sports camera.
@Anoop Kumar • 03 Mar, 2015 Few years back my perception was, these cheaper electronics are bad. but, now I can say that big names are just robbing the customers. Yes, these cheaper things will not be as long life or quality build as GoPro but definitely more than worth the price. With extension handle and case even at INR. 7-8K is steal deal for Yi Sport camera. Perfect gadget for vacations.

See, Galaxy S4 price has dropped from 41K to 17.5K to compete with OnePlus one and Xiomi Mi4.
Is Samsung selling S4 in loss now. Hell no, then think how much they made money when they ware selling at 41K ☕.
@Ankita Katdare • 03 Mar, 2015 Yeah. I know the feeling. I owned the first generation Samsung Galaxy Note (sold at launch for Rs 40K) and then for multiple reasons I had to shift to Xiaomi Redmi 1S and apart from the smaller screen size (which I have come to live happily with), I don't find any difference in the performance and my level of satisfaction from a smartphone I had to have.
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