Xiaomi is all set to release its new 4K Sports Action Camera (Yi Action Camera 2) into the market very soon, a year back on March 2 2015 xiaomi launched its first affordable Xiaoyi Sports actions camera for $66 with high end specifications and breathtaking image quality, this still sells as a hot cake.
Though the news is not officially listed on Xiaomi's website, but official Yi Facebook confirmed , new Xiaomi 4K Sports Camera is on its way! A quick look at the new 4K version of Xiaomi reveals that it has got the LCD display along with the Ambarella A9SE75 Master Chip with 4K video recording at 30 Frames per second. and comes equipped with Broadcom BCM43340 wireless chip.
The New 4K version will be available in black and white colors for around less than $150. Below are the quick specifications and features of the New 2016 Xiaomi Yi 4K Sports Action Camera 2.
|Xiaomi Yi 4K Sports Action Camera 2|
Sony IMX377 sensor
Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera 2 is featuring a 12.35 MP Sony IMX377 sensor for a faster 4K recording, the initial Xiaomi yi Camera has 16 MP Image sensor from Sony
Ambarella A9SE75 Master Chip, High Performance, Lower Power Consumption
The Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera 2 will features an Ambrarella's new generation A9SE75 chipset for high performance and ultra low-power consumption, GoPro Hero 4 black edition also uses an A9 Ambarella chip. The core of YI 4K Action camera comes with master chip with 28nm cmos technology, 800MHZ dual core cortest-A9 ARM processor and high efficient digital signal processor which supports H.264 BP/MP/HP first class encoding and operating temperature of 28 to 85* working temperature
High Capacity 1400MaH battery enables Long-lasting shooting
Powered with 1400 mah high density lithium battery from ampertext technology (also a supplier of apple phone battery)the stand-by battery life of yi 3k action camera is as long as 8 hours of video recording at 4k/30fps and in-addition Xiaomi promises 110 minutes of 4K video recording on a single charge, seems interesting.
Integrated LCD Gorilla Glass Retina Touch Screen
The Customized 330 PPI high sensitive retina touch screen fits perfectly to the camera, the 2.19 inch gorilla glass touchscreen is resistant to scratches and impact and visible from a 160 degree angle. 640*360 high pixel resolution gives an excellent visual experience.
7 layer optical glass lens with f2.8 aperture.
Video Resolution & Frame Rates
4K – 30fps (60 mbps)
1080p – 120 fps (expected)
720p – 240 fps (expected)
MicroSD Card Slot
Pictures and First Look
Specifications of Xiaomi Yi 4k Camera 2
|Main Processor||Ambarella A9SE75 chipset, includes a 800 MHz dual-core.Cortex-A9 ARM CPU and a high-performance digital signal processing (DSP) subsystem with a 32-Mpixel image sensor pipeline (ISP), and an advanced H.264 encoder capable of 4K resolution.|
|Image Sensor||SONY IMX377, 1/2.3", 12 megapixels CMOS image sensor with Exmor R ability.|
|LCD Screen||2.19", 640*360 resolution touch screen, 330PPI, 250cd/m2 brightness, 30FPS, 160° FOV, 16:9|
|Lens||Lens F2.8 aperture / 155° wide-angle lens, 7G, f=2.68mm|
|Wi-Fi||Broadcom BCM43340 Dual-band 5GHz /2.4GHz, built-in (802.11 abgn),offers 30Mbps download speed|
|Weight||3.4 ounces (camera + battery)(battery removable)|
|Size||65 x 42 x 21 mm|
|Video Resolutions||FPS NTSC/PAL||Field of View(FOV)||Screen Resolutioin|
|Video Format||H.264 codec, .mp4 file format|
|Time Lapse Video||Creates video from frames captured at set intervals.
4K (16:9)\2.5K(4:3) fps:30\25
Interval:0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60s
|Slow Motion||Record high frame rate video, play it at a low frame rates, form the slow motion video.
|Video + Photo||Record video and capture Time Lapse photos at the same time.
1080p fps:60\50\30\25 1440p fps:30\25 2.5K fps:30\25
|Loop||Record a continuous video loop and overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save.
Video length: 5 min, 20 min, 60 min, 120 min, Max
|Highly Advanced Technologies|
|Electronic Image Stabilization||Built-in 3 axis gyroscope and 3 axis accelerometer. Uses a cross-border compensation algorithm to compensate the motion change to produce stable video quality
Resolutions supported:1080p fps:60\50\30\25 960p fps:60\50
|Auto Low Light||With a normal camera, the user must manually adjust the parameters according to different light conditions. YI 4K Action Camera makes it easy for you, it senses the change of the light condition with CMOS, and ISP processor will adjust the frame rate and parameters automatically and to produce the highest image quality at low light.|
|Lens Distortion Correction||100% of the wide-angle lens distortion correction|
|Photo Resolutions||Field of View (FOV)||Screen Resolution|
|7MP W||Ultra Wide||3008x2256|
|Timer||Count down, then photo capture.
Countdown: 3, 5, 10, 15s
|Burst||Press the shutter button to capture a series of photos.
Frequency: 3p/s, 5p/s, 10p/s, 10p/2s, 10p/3s, 30p/s, 30p/2s, 30p/3s, 30p/6s
|Time Lapse Photo||Capture a series of photos at timed intervals.
Interval: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60s
|Shutter||Only for Photo Mode and Timer Mode, which determines the length of time needed to open the shutter.
Shutter settings: Auto, 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s, 30s
Shooting speed: 1/4096s to 30s
|Self-defined IQ parameters for demanding customers|
|YI 4K Action Camera has multiple high-level settings such as shutter at an exposure time of 30 seconds; Exposure Value compensation setting (EV), Setting of level of sensitivity (ISO); Metering Mode; White Balance (WB); etc. Together with the choice of 9 shooting modes, you can make impressive work like a professional photographer.|
|WB (White Balance)||Users can adjust the white balance settings to change the overall color of the video or photo.|
|White Balance Setting||Recommended Lighting Conditions|
|Auto (Default)||Automatically adjusts the white balance via environment, without human intervention.|
|Native||The original color|
|Tungsten||3000K, tungsten or sunrise / sunset lighting conditions|
|Daylight||5500K, cool fluorescent, average daylight conditions|
|Cloudy||6500K, cloudy environmental conditions|
|ISO (Level of sensitivity)||Change the camera photosensitivity in low light environmental conditions to enhance the brightness for the video or photo. In low light environmental conditions, the higher the ISO value, the brightness the captured video or photo,the greater the signal noise, grainy strong, and vice-versa.|
|ISO for Video||Resulting Video Quality|
|Auto (Default)||Automatically adjusts the sensitivity according to the environmental conditions|
|400||Darker video in low light, minimum image noise|
|1600||Moderately bright video in low light, moderate image noise|
|6400||Brighter video in low light, highest image noise|
|ISO for Photo||Resulting Photo Quality|
|Auto (Default)||Automatically adjusts the sensitivity according to the environmental conditions|
|100||Bright photo in outdoor daylight, minimal image noise|
|200||Bright photo in indoor lighting, marginal image noise|
|400||Darker photo in low light, moderate image noise|
|800||Darker photo in very low light, increased image noise|
|EV (Exposure Value compensation)||It influences the brightness of the video or photo. When shooting in a contrasting light environmental conditions, you can adjust this parameter to control the brightness of the video or photo. Value adjustment will increase the brightness of the video or photo based on the default basis.
-2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, 0(Default), +0.5, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0
|Metering Mode||Divided into two metering modes: spot and center.|
|Video Quality||Divided into high, medium and low grades.|
|High-density lithium polymer battery, battery specification is 3.85V, 1400/1430mAH(min/typ), 5.39/5.51Wh(min/typ).
Input Current: 1A Input Voltage: 5V
|4K 30fps||120 Mins||100 Mins|
|4K Ultra 30fps||109 Mins||91 Mins|
|2.5K 30fps||138 Mins||132 Mins|
|1080p 120fps||120 Mins||103 Mins|
|1080p Ultra 120fps||120 Mins||108 Mins|
|1080p 60fps||120 Mins||108 Mins|
|1080p Ultra 60fps||156 Mins||136 Mins|
|960p 120fps||148 Mins||125 Mins|
|720p 240fps||134 Mins||109 Mins|
|720p Ultra 120fps||138 Mins||124 Mins|
|Photo + Video Playback|
|LCD||It's easy to preview and play back of videos and photos on the LCD.|
|App||Use YI Action App to preview and play back videos and photos.|
|Computer||Connect via Micro USB to USB cable, preview and play back of videos and photos or copy files from the Micro SD card to your computer.|
|TV||Preview and play back of videos and photos on your TV via the optional cable.|
|Waterproof||Up to the depth of 40 meters with the waterproof case.|
|Bluetooth||Built-in 4.0BLE & 2.0 Dual|
|Remote Control||Bluetooth (4.0BLE low power consumption)/The following bluetooth remote control,camera parameters can be set flexibly|
|G-Sensor||Built-in Bosch BMI160, 6-axis gyroscopic, provides precise acceleration and angular rate measurement.|
|Indicator Light||Tricolor power indicator(red,blue,violet),a red status indicator.|
|Mountable||Built-in tripod mount(1/4")|
|Average Power Consumption||2.5W|
|Audio||360° omni-directional dual microphones|
|Built-in speaker||YI 4K Action Camera records stereo sound in 48kHz, with dual microphones. It optimizes the sound collection and can provide good audio quality even at large outdoor sport events. With AAC Dolby encoder, it records every detail of the sound.|
|Storage||Micro SDHC, SDXC Card
16GB - 128GB with FAT32 format
We recommend micro SD card below to ensure high-quality 4K video.
Transcend Ultimate 633x U3 / Sandisk Extreme U3 / Sandisk Extreme PRO U3
Lexar 1000x U3 / Sony SR-64UX U3 / Sandisk Extreme PLUS U3
|1 × Camera|
|1 × USB Cable|
|1 × User manual|
Price and Availability
Based on its initial release for $64, Xiaomi Yi 4K Action camera is expected to be available for less than $150, if so, this camera will become an another instant hit xiaomi to slam go pro hero 4.