After entering the action camera market with GoPro-like Yi Action Camera and the Yi Action Camera Night Vision Edition last year, the Chinese company has now announced its successor. Called Yi 4K action camera, it is equipped with better hardware compared to its predecessor. As the name suggests, the camera is also capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps. While the previous model was priced at $80 (approximately Rs 5,300), the new camera is priced considerably higher at $200 (approximately Rs 13,500). Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specs
In line with the leak we had come across last week, the Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera packs a 12-megapixel Sony IMX377 sensor, which is the same as the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. With a 155-degree wide-angle lens, the camera sensor has an aperture of f/2.8. The new action camera is powered by Ambarella A9SE95 chipset, AndroidHeadlines reports. Besides 4K video recording, the camera also allows for slow-motion video recording at 1080p resolution (with frame rate of 120fps) and 720p resolution (with frame rate of 240fps). That s not all, users can also record time lapse videos with interval between each shot at 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / 60 seconds. Also Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
One of the major changes in the new model is the 2.19-inch touchscreen display with pixel density of 330ppi and covered with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The display was missing in the previous generation model, which makes the Yi 4K action camera a worthy upgrade. Armed with a 1,400mAh battery, Xiaomi claims that is good enough for up to two hours of continuous video recording. It also supports connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi.
The camera will be available in white, pink and black color options and the package also includes Bluetooth remote camera for shutter control, UV lenses, filters and a waterproof case. However, there are no details on the pricing and availability outside China.