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Monday, 30 March 2015

Xiaomi Yi to beat GoPro Hero?

Xiaomi Yi Action Camera

Yi Action Camera!

The company which owned the mobile market by selling chinese smartphones and created a wave is now launching an action camera..! Yes! 

You are absolutely right! its Xiaomi! Xiaomi lauches a GoPro rival with a jaw dropping price tag named it Xiaomi Yi Action Camera to match GoPro's entry-level camera.

Xiaomi Yi vs GoPro Hero

Xiaomi Yi vs GoPro Hero

Alike GoPro's entry level cam - the GoPro Hero, the Yi Action does come with comparatively powerful specifications (powerful photo & video capabilities) regardless of its compact size. The Xiaomi's Yi Action is priced at about 65$ which is half the GoPro Hero's retail price of 130$. Inspite of the big price gap, Xiaomi's Yi Action Camera meets the GoPro Hero's specs head-on!

Both the cams have some features in common like built-in Wi-Fi for remote control via companion apps & file transfers between devices.  Xiaomi's Yi Action does have the similar battery capacity, handy option of bracket-mounting the device on a vehicle or helmet, waterproof depth like the GoPro Hero.


Xiaomi Yi Action Camera

In favour of Xiaomi

In the comparison of Xiaomi's Yi & GoPro's Hero Video Quality... The Xiaomi Yi hits the GoPro Hero! The GoPro Hero shoots at 5 megapixel resolution and records 1080p or 720p videos at 30fps whereas Yi Action Cam is powered by an Ambarella A7LS image processor coupled with Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R BSI CMOS image sensor, which makes it shoot pics at 16 megapixel and record 1080p videos at 60fps. The Xiaomi Yi, surpassing the GoPro Hero is significantly very light - which is weighed 72g considering the 111g GoPro Hero.
GoPro Hero

In favour of GoPro

The GoPro Hero has a wider viewing angle - 170 degrees which enables us to shoot wide angle photos and video considering the Xiaomi's Yi Action Camera's 155 degrees. The GoPro's universality comes along with some accessories and a transparent plastic camera housing, which the Xiaomi's Yi Action Camera lacks. This Chinese Action Camera - the Xiaomi Yi does offer some accessories bundled with the Camera itself but is priced at 80$. This bundling only offers an assistance selfie stick, along with a colour choice of white or olive camera body. The main gear where Xiaomi lacks is in giving accessories like GoPro.


Buy Xiaomi Yi Action Camera

Where to buy it?

The camera is unfortunately only available in China for the time being, and can be bought from the Mi.com store provided you can read the Chinese script. It may take a while for the product to be sold outside of China, as is the case with a lot of Xiaomi's offbeat products.

We would love to hear your opinions too..! 

Will the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera beat the GoPro Hero? 
Will this Action Cam create a revolution? 
Will this product sustain in the market for a long period of time?
Is it a good product by Xiaomi?

This is all over to you! See you in the comment section!

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