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Xiaomi Yi 4K action camera launched in China, with 12MP Sony sensor

Xiaomi has announced the upgrade to its Yi Action Camera 2 – called the Yi 4K. As the name suggests, it can shoot 4K videos at 30fps, along with full HD recording at 120fps and HD recording at 240fps. The Yi 4K will come in Black, White and Pink colours and is priced at CNY 1199 (approx Rs 12,500). The Yi 4K along with a Bluetooth remote and selfie stick is priced at CNY 1299 (approx Rs 13,500).


At the moment it is only available for order via crowd funding in China and will be shipped to backers in June, says Fonearena.

In terms of specifications, the Yi 4K action camera houses a 12MP Sony IMX377 image sensor which has a 1/2.3-inch sensor size, 7P lens with f/2.8 aperture and 155 degree angle of view. The Yi 4K comes with a 2.19-inch display on the rear side with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

The Yi 4K comes with dual-band Wi-fi support to connect to Android smartphones. Image processing will be done by the Ambarella A9SE SoC which supports the H.264 codec. The camera will come with a separate app for image and video editing. You can shoot timelapse videos with intervals as long as 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / 60 seconds.


The camera is powered by a 1400mAh battery which Xiaomi claims can let you shoot 2 hours worth of 4K footage. There is a microSD card slot and has dual microphones to capture sound. There is a 6-axis gyroscope with electronic image stabilisation.