My First Action Camera

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 . 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 can also email me -> if you want to share anything in specific about the post




Travel plans ahead..till Dec 2016

I have always been a travel lover as much as I love reading . and someone rightly said

“World is a book and if you haven’t traveled, you have read only a page”.

the kind of experience gained by travelling is invaluable . different cities, different weather , different people and culture and you got to visit exciting places around the globe.

how much have I traveled ?


well I have this dream of covering 29 states in a fist step. 7 continents is still In my bucket list but you have hell lot of amazing places in India to be explored by me yet .

So here are few places I travelled

a)Himachal Pradesh : have been to kulu, manali and Shimla . horse ride to kufri ,Rohtang pass snow point was dream come true and ideal for a guy with  mountain madness

b) Chandigarh : rock garden and a walk to sukhna lake in the morning, visit to gurudwar   was beautiful and peaceful  in its own way.people are so hospitable.

c)Rajasthan : though I had been to Jaipur I couldn’t visit much places as I had my connecting flight from Jaipur . but I visited Mount ride to gurushikar ,boating in  nakki lake,dilwara jain temple,sunset point was the way to enjoy the weather  for 2 days in a very cold weather of about 6 degree

d)Ahmadabad : the calmness and serenity I found in Sabarmati ashram, Akshardham ,kankaria lake was amazing .

e)Karnataka : place where I live . I am a bangalorean and I keep visiting places in and around Bangalore.

Aurangabad: magnificent ellora caves is worth visiting 

Mysore , Tumkur ,Hubli-dharwad(my native) ,Srirangaptna,hassan,belur halebid,chikmaglur , hornad, shringeri ,dharmasthala,udupi are some of the major places I often visit .

Mysore is known for its dussehra celebration. But would be too crowded so I went off season to palace , chamundi hills , zoo and national park and yes brindavan garden .


PS: I haven’t mentioned all the places i traveled under the above mentioned states as it would be a lengthy blog . these are just highlights

Now 3 places on my list next is

  • a) ooty ,kodiakanal
  • b)Andaman nicobar
  • c)Munnar and Waynad

Now what I would love to hear from you fellow bloggers is . who ever has traveled to these places can give their suggestion on place to visit , to do things in the above mentioned 3 places.

however I always make my own plan when i travel but i would love to get your views too