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Xiaomi Action Cam: The best to Buy

The action cam are certainly a product desired by many. They have given the user the possibility of being able to create films with a remarkable impact, thanks to the fact that they can be attached everywhere thanks to the numerous dedicated accessories.

First, it was GoPro, to market the first compact camcorders, effectively creating a new segment of video cameras. Over time, other competitors have appeared in the world of action cam with more or less valid products, but certainly less expensive.

Among these is Xiaomi, which has acquired Yi Technology, a startup created to produce sports video cameras. Of course, Xiaomi has brought great luck to Yi, given the vast amount of action cam sold. Of course, the reason for Yi’s success is not only due to the aggressive price at which action cam are sold

They are the only company to present alternative products to the more famous GoPro that have absolute quality characteristics. Here is a quick overview of the best Xiaomi action cams to buy!

Yi 4k+

YI 4K+ Action Camera, Sports Cam with 4k/60fps Resolution, EIS,Voice Control, 12MP Raw Image
  • Impressive Video Quality - The world’s first action camera to record 4K/60fps...
  • Superb Image Stablization - Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)...
  • Intuitive UI Design - Ultra responsive 2.2” Gorilla Glass retina touchscreen...
  • Long Battery Life - 1200mAh high capacity battery supports video recording at 4K...
  • Versatile Travel Camcorder - Packed with features including voice control, RAW...

This Yi 4K+ is Xiaomi’s top of the range action cam. The Yi 4K offers recording up to 4K at 60 fps, in addition to 4K at 30 fps recordable with the 155 degree Ultra Wide lens and 1080 f at 120 fps, all electronically stabilized on 3 axes.

The 2.2-inch display is of remarkable quality, allowing all the camera settings to be managed. The engine that runs the Yi 4K+ is an Ambarella H2, and the sensor is a Sony IMX377 12 Megapixels CMOS.

The 1,200 mAh battery can guarantee, according to the house, as many as 73 minutes of shooting in 4K at 60 fps. Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi are included to connect to the dedicated Yi app, available for iOS and Android, and broadcast your footage live.

The impermeability of the main body is lacking, but do not despair: there is, among the extensive choice of accessories, the protective case, capable of making the Yi 4K+ waterproof up to 40 m depth.

Yi 4K

YI 4K Action and Sports Camera, 4K/30fps Video 12MP Raw Image with EIS, Live Stream, Voice Control - Black
  • Superb Image Quality – Records 4K/30fps (100mbps), 2. 7k/60fps, 1080p/120fps,...
  • Long battery life – high capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery records up...
  • Intuitive touchscreen UI - built-in 2. 2” high responsive LCD Touchscreen with...
  • Instant sharing -- built-in Bluetooth and high speed 5GHz/2. 4GHz Wi-Fi support...
  • Advanced features – always Update to the latest firmware (1. 8. 25) to enjoy...

Yi 4K is the ancestor of the Yi 4K+. As you can guess from the name, it maintains the ability to record in 4K, even if only at 30 fps at a bitrate of 100 Mbps. The chip of this Yi 4K is an Ambarella A9SE75, while the image sensor is Sony, precisely a 12 Megapixels IMX377.

The lenses, made up of 7 layers of glass, are able to provide a viewing angle of up to 155 degrees in Ultra wide mode. The battery, obviously replaceable, manages to sustain even 110 minutes of shooting in 4K.

Do not miss the Bluetooth 4.0 and WIFI dual-band connectivity to connect to the Yi action application available for iOS and Android and the ability to broadcast live footage on Facebook and Youtube.

Yi Lite

YI Lite Action Camera, Sony Sensor 16MP Real 4K Sports Camera, 2 Inch Touchscreen,150° Wide Angle Lens and EIS- Black
  • Please Note: The item sold by the seller "North to West" is fake. Professional...
  • Integrated 2.0" LCD touch screen makes control of this tiny but powerful camera...
  • 130 minutes of battery life at 1080p/60fps help you focus on shooting instead of...
  • The best in the class 2.4G/5G dual band Wi-Fi allows you to download video/photo...
  • 9 shooting modes including burst, time-lapse and photo in video and...

If 4K is not your priority, but you still want to record your movies with excellent quality, then Yi Lite is for you. Yi Lite is capable of filming in 4K, but only at 20 fps, which does not make it advisable for principal filming.

On the contrary, there will be very useful the recording mode in 1080p at 60 fps, or the classic 1080p mode at 30 fps with electronic stabilization. All adjustable with a field of view up to 150 degrees, thanks to the f/2.8 aperture lens with 6-layer glass lenses.

The SoC is a Hisilicon Hi3556V100 while the image sensor is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX206. Do not miss, as in the higher-end models, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and WiFi to connect with the Yi smartphone app, available for both iOS and Android.

Yi Discovery

YI Action Camera, Discovery 4K WiFi Underwater Camera Touchscreen Sports Action Cam, Come with Remote, 40m Waterproof Case, 2 Rechargeable Batteries and Multiple Mounting Accessories Kits
  • Ultra HD Resolution - Recording at 4K/20fps, 1080p/60fps. 150° wide angle bring...
  • Simple and user-friendly design - One-button design with 2" touch screen. Just...
  • Wireless Remote Control - Available to record without holding action camera in...
  • Dual batteries, double working time - No embarrassing out-of-power time anymore....
  • Waterproof up to 40m depth – Equipped with IP68 waterproof case, durable...

The most economical solution of the Yi family is the Yi Discovery, an action cam that has everything you need for novice video amateurs. Yi Discovery can shoot movies at 1080p 60 fps as well as 4K at 20 fps. The main difference with the most expensive action cam is in the image processor and sensor, which here are the least performing 16 Megapixels Allwinner V30 and Sony IMX179, and in the lack of electronic stabilization.

Noteworthy is the 2-inch screen on the back of the camera and the lens, which here reaches an f / 2.4 aperture and 150-degree field of view. Inevitable, as on the whole range of Yi action cam, the presence of WiFi to interface to the action cam via smartphone thanks to Yi Action, available for iOS and Android. If your budget is limited, Yi Discovery will not disappoint you!

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