GoPro may be the first thing that comes to your mind when it comes to action cameras, who is currently ruling the action camera market. But its hefty price tag may dissuade interested individuals from buying it. Xiaomi announced the YI 4K Action Camera, an attempt to capture a share of market that shares with GoPro with an action camera that incorporates the best of what GoPro’s Hero 4 line up has to offer at almost half of the cost.
YI earlier launched Action Camera, which not only targeted the lower end versions of GoPros, but it also lacked a lot of feature, and because of these shortcoming it could not receive that level of appreciation from the audience that YI 4k Action camera received.
YI’s new 4K Action Camera targets the higher end versions of GoPros – Hero4 Silver and Black. YI has enhanced many aspects of its new action camera, not only in the technical aspects but visually as well. The price of this camera is also quite higher from its predecessor.
One of the killer upgrade of YI 4K action camera is its image sensor. It now comes with a faster Ambarella A9SE75 chip, Sony IMX377 12 – megapixel image sensor with a sensor size of ½.3 inch. It is capable of recording video in 4K ultra HD resolution @ 30 frames per second. Its predecessor came with 1080p which recorded videos with 4 times lesser quality.
The lens quality has been one of the major improvement over its predecessor. It comes equipped with a built in 7 layers optical glass with a big aperture of F/2.8 and a great wide angle of 155 degrees which increases light intake to capture crisp and detailed footage. This will improve your landscape photographs and videos, and will improve the video and image quality in low light.
One of the main drawback of older YI camera was unavailability of LCD display. Now, Yi 4K action camera comes with a decent 2.19 inch retina touch LCD display with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels and a pixel density of 330PPI. It has Gorilla Glass to resist scratches and daily impact. With a high resolution and a wide screen, you can be sure to capture your best moments with no extra effort.
It comes with a battery backup (1400mAh) of approximately 120 minutes of total working time at a video recording of 4K (30fps) and it will give around 8 hours of standby time. So in total the battery given is very much powerful and it is a large capacitive battery as well. It Supports 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4G/5GHz. Significantly improved anti-interference technology. Download at speeds up to 30Mbps and have more time to shoot, edit, and share.
Source : yitechnology