Description: Another Chinese-wanna-be-GoPro action camera is in the market. If you think that a copy won’t look better, well, you need to see the footage result and battery life. Xiaomi Yi 4K+ might be a copy of GoPro Hero 4, however, it delivers pretty good footage. Whether it’s in the daylight or low-light condition, the videos and images looks vivid and balanced. The in-built microphone is also good in recording your voice, which is very clear even though the background noise is very loud and noisy. In terms of battery life, the Yi also lasts longer than the GoPro.
Can capture 12MP still images
Able to film in 4K @30FPS
Sports Sony IMX377 sensor & f/2.8 wide angle lens
Has dual microphone port and speaker holes
Using touch LCD screen
Employs in-built microphone
Supports Wi-Fi and playback system
Accept Smartphone or Smartwatch connect
Sounds produced from the in-built speaker is crystal clear despite noisy background
Body is made of plastic
Camera footage is a bit shaky and dark in low-light condition
Stabilization won’t work on 4K videos (only 1080p @30FPS)
Can’t access the cam setting when it’s inside the case
Video Resolution This is the pixel number that a display or a camera sensor has (refers to the digital image of the action camera). If the action camera has a higher resolution, that means that it is capable of taking shots that have more pixels. If you have more pixels then they can provide the display with the ability of more visual information. So, simply put, the higher the resolution, the better images/videos your action camera will be able to take. The best resolution an action camera can have is 4K, Ultra HD (3840 x 2160).
Video Frame Rate The frame rate or FPS at which the action camera takes it pictures/videos. Many high quality cameras record at 30 fps. Frame rate or FPS in many occasions is reffered to as frame frequency. This is measured in hertz. Most of the movies are made at 24 fps so, you won't be needing more than 30 fps on your action camera.
Memory card support Information that lets you know if the action camera is capable of recieving external storage. A memory card is basically an external storage card on which you can store anything you like. There are memory cards up to 512 gb of storage. So, you would like to have a camera that has a memory card slot.
Image Sensor Detailed information about the model of the sensor used by the action camera. There are 2 types of camera sensors: CCD (charged coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor). CCD sensor are now older and a bit outdated. The CMOS sensors are more efficient, they require much less power, and are performing better for high-speed burst modes.
Telemetry Telemetry has the ability to automatically collect data or measurments on places that are not accessible and it transmits them to the receiving equipment so it can monitor them. Basically this is a remote data transfer between your camera and designated device.
HDMI Output HDMI is a cable that outputs image and sound at the same time. This cable is used more and more nowadays for computers, laptops, TV's and more. It's good to have this function on your action camera because it's a very easy and fast way to connect to a display of your choosing.
Wi-Fi Information whether the action camera can connect to a Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi is a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) technology. It is used to provide high-speed data connections between the data from the action camera, mobile, other devices and nearby Wi-Fi access points.
Wide Angle How wide the angle of the lens is. A wude angle lense is used to take small scene pictures or close up pictures.
155 ° (degrees)
Display screen Whether or not the action camera has a display screen. The display screen is used for viewing images or videos you take with the camera or when you want to take a picture/video with it, you can see what the camera sees through this screen.
Screen size Of the full size of the action camera, how much space does the Display area cover (measured in inches)
2 " (inches)
Battery Capacity Information about the capacity of the battery. Measured in Milliamp Hours or mAh. The bigger the mAh the longer your action camera stays up and running. The battery capacity on cameras is around 1000-1500 mAh.
Black, Rose-gold, White
Length How big the camera is from one end to the other.
Width How big the camera is from one side to the other.
Height How big the camera is from bottom to top, or head to foot. Basically how tall the camera is.
Weight How much the camera weighs. Measured in grams (g)
229 g (grams)
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