I got this tiny little camera day before yesterday and the first question my colleagues asked me was “What was that” someone asked me “is that a spy camera ?” i said ” its my tiny DSLR haha ” oh well! looking at its size anyone would be surprised.
it weighs not more that 70 gms and white in colour .looks elegant.
now when i announced it’s an action camera someone from behind, who had some knowledge asked me “is that a GoPRo?” i said “its an alternative to that”
yes for all you guys who own a GoPRo, i got something similar for even cheaper price
this is called Xiaomi YI . of course a chinese model with an international version .
before i review , let me tell you what action camera is .
An action camera or action-cam is a digital camera designed for filming action while being immersed in it.(that’s what wiki tells me )
now Xiaomi is well-known chinese brand . Take a look at it.
now this has single button to start/shutdown. and the same button is used to switch between Camera mode and Video mode .
a capture button on the top to capture photos and start video recording
A wi-fi button to activate the WiFi so that you can connect to your mobile too.
I aint sure if GoPro basic hero has wi-Fi option ..goPro fans , please confirm
Device Setting :
now you might be wondering there is no LCD screen . so how do we customize the setting..
No worries. you got to install YI camera app , connect to your phone Via wi-fi and BooooM .. play around
this is a 16 Mp camera with 1080p/60 fps.. so a good quality videos are expected
What comes with package ?
I ordered this from Ebay.in . you get nothing but a battery and a USB cable along with camera .micro SD cards which you insert in your phone is compatible with this .
So additional accessories are to be purchased separately .
Oh Well!! if you think GoPro accessories would fit .. it’s a big disappointment that it doesn’t.
well mic quality is yet another disappointment . it doesn’t match with GoPro.
well this is it for now . PS:images taken from google.
comment below on how is your experience with your action camera , it can be a GoPro or any other brand..you can also email me -> firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to share anything in specific about the post