Xiaomi is first and foremost a smartphone manufacturing company, but this China-based smartphone OEM tends to dabble in pretty much anything tech related. Their current lineup actually consists out of smartphones, tablets, fitness bands, smart TVs, and all sorts of other tech gadgets such as air purifiers, smart scales etc. The company has also announced their very own take on an action camera earlier this year, the Yi Action Camera. Now, we’ve reviewed this action camera if you’d like to take a look at it, and we actually have good news for those of you in the US that was to buy one of these, read on.
Xiaomi’s Yi Action Camera is now available in the US via Amazon for $99. This might seem a bit steep compared to its initial $64-dollar price in China, but it’s still quite affordable compared to the competition, and if you’re looking for an affordable action camera, this is certainly one of your options. The Xiaomi Yi Action Camera is primarily seen as the Go Pro alternative, as a cheaper alternative that is. Now, this camera is capable of shooting fullHD (1920 x 1080) videos and 16-megapixel photos (Ambarella A7LS & Sony’s sensor). This action cam has a wide-angle lens, of course, and is capable of providing a panoramic view considering it sports a 155-degree ultra-wide angle lens. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a microphone are built-in here, and you can install a dedicated application on your device in order to control the camera (real-time streaming included).
The Yi Action Camera weighs 72 grams, and it’s waterproof, you can take it up to 40 meters below water. There are two color options available over at Amazon, the camera is available in White and Yellow colors, and the price is the same for both of those. Now, this camera might not appeal to all of you who are looking for an action cam, but it’s certainly a good starter camera. Not only is it quite capable and well made, but it’s also really affordable compared to the competition, which I’ve already mentioned. Either way, if you’re interested in getting one, hit the Amazon banner down below.