Xiaomi Yi 2 aka The 4K Yi – as what the company call it
Are you a videography addict with unbelievable amount of adrenaline? Do you want an action cam to capture your adventurous moment in high definition 4K format? Meet the new Xiaomi Yi 2, the new generation of Xiaomi’s popular action camera which now having ability to record videos in full 4K resolution at 30 frames per second (@30fps). Wait, wait! No worries! This so-awesome action cam will not eat all your budget because it is cheaper than the well-known Hero4 of world’s action camera king, GoPro.
Specs-wise, the Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera 2 is better than, at least on the paper, GoPro Hero 4. Unlike its first generation, the new Xiaomi Yi now have display screen on the rear making it even more easy to focus on your target. In addition, it now features more intuitive and elegant form factor. As what leaked picture has shown, it comes in black modern colour. Let’s then take a look at few pics of its appearance :
In terms of hardware, the camera is powered with Ambarella A9SE75 processor that gives ability for the device to capture in 4K resolution. Planted in the front side is Sony IMX377 12MP sensor with 7 glass lens having 1/23″ and it’s a 155 degree wide-angle lens.
In the rear side, users can make use of the built-in 2.19-inch touchscreen retina display with 640×360 px resolution at 330 pixel per ince (ppi).
On top of that, there are many other technologies have been planted under the hood like Broadcom BCM43340 dual-band Wifi cpable to deliver 3MB/s download speed. Are you still not overwhelmed yet? The new action cam has embedded low power 3-axis Gyroscope / Accelerometer. It also has low power bluetooth remote control.
This powerful black action cam is really the perfect companion to capture all of your glorious moments in life. The advanced technologies mentioned above is backed up by 1,400mAh battery (3.85v, 5.39Wh). Math-wise, that should allows you to record 4K videos for 120 minutes duration.
This cam has also been featured with state-of-the art low power 28nm A9SE chipset. Consequently, it will have no overheat problem. Want to take burst shot? No problem. The 4K Yi2 is capable to take 30 photos per second effortlessly. In terms of slow motion video, this device allows you to capture videos at 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 of normal recording speed with no editing afterward needed.
Built-in Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) are the most important features of action cam allowing you to capture videos with less blurry effect.
Does it have bluetooth? Definitely! The 4K Yi 2 supports Bluetooth 4.
- WVGA @240fps
- 720p @240fps
- 960p @120fps
- 1080p @120fps
- 1440p @60fps
- 2.5K @30fps
- 4K @30fps
Also read : Xiaomi 4K Yi 2 versus GoPro HERO4
Its initial price is CNY 1,199 (which is approximately US$306). However, several online shops like Gearbest has put it on a pre-sale at only $250 which is obviously a steal deal.