29 Мар. 2015 г.|
Xiaomi экшн камера
If you've ever wanted a GoPro but couldn't part with the cash, then this may be your chance.
Back in November last year, there were rumours floating around that Xiaomi had plans to release a GoPro style action camera.
But at Rs 4,000, the Yi Action Camera may find a lot of buyers as most action cameras cost upwards of Rs 10,000 here.
It is made of anti-freezing metal materials, so you won’t have to worry about low temperatures. Xiaomi is entering the US market this year, but only their cameras, fitness trackers, and other electronic accessories will be available through their Mi dot com website. What Xiaomi's Yi camera lacks in toughness, it makes up for by offering lots of accessories as a package deal. The Yi is really light, weighing in at only 72 grams, but that is without any of the protective housing.
It also has a 155-degree wide-angle lens and is capable of taking a still photo 16 megapixels large. The Yi is a Wi-Fi capable camera and will come with an added feature that allows you to push the trigger remotely using your smart phone or tablet. Currently the Xiaomi Mi Pro Action Camera is available in white and jungle green, but selling in China only. It is capable of shooting at 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, which is higher than the GoPro Hero which can shoot at 1080p30 and 720p60 and comes with a 5MP sensor.
But you will have to buy a third-party water-proof casing since the Yi Action camera does not come bundled with one.
You may have to wait to get a cats-eye view of the world, as there is no word if this will be available in the US.
According to a blog entry on Xiaomi’s website, the Yi Action Camera has been announced in China for 399 Yuan ($64) which is approximately Rs 4,000. Quite expectedly Xiaomi is offering a dedicated waterproof case, which will allow you to submerge the Mi Pro Action Camera into up to 40 meters deep water. Although the Yi camera is being sold by Xiaomi, it has been made by its partner company Xiaoyi. That’s only slightly more than Chinese retail price, but just a fraction of the cost of an equivalent GoPro camera.The Xiaomi Yi Action camera weight in at only 72g, boasts a 16 mega-pixel Sony camera, WIFI, Bluetooth and can capture video, photos, time-lapse and photos while filming.
The Xiaomi Mi Pro Action Camera (or Yi Action Camera in China) comes in two editions – a Basic one with just the camera with a 16GB card, which costs CNY 399 or в‚¬56, and Travel edition which also packs a selfie kit for CNY 499 or в‚¬70. For a camera to offer these specs and features at such a low price sounds almost too good to be true. Xiaomi's Yi camera will retail for only $64 USD, which is less than half the price of GoPro's basic Hero model which sells for $130 USD.