Xiaomi Yi Camera and Syma X8C Quadcopter a Best Combination

Xiaomi unveiled the the most awaited Xiaomi Yi camera with 16 megapixels resolution. Yi sports action camera comes in two variants, Travel Edition (Priced ¥ 499 = $80) and Basic edition (Priced ¥ 399 = $64). Weighing only 72gms and measuring 60.4 mm in length and 42 mm  in height and 21.2 mm in width, this little powerful yi gadget could become a instant hot seller beating the Go Pro Hero which is available for $130
xiaomi yi HD camera

Before we actually discuss the compatibility with Syma X8C quadcopter and X8G Drone lets look at the Quick Specifications of Xiaomi Yi Camera

xiaomi yi actions sports camera pole

Camera Configuration 16 Mega Pixel:

  • Ambarella A7LS high-performance image processor
  • Sony 16 million pixel back-illuminated Exmor R BSI CMOS image sensor
  • HD optical glass aspherical lens / F2.8 large aperture 155 ° super wide-angle
  • ST high-performance three-axis gravity sensor
  • Professional diving depth of up to 40 meters (waterproof shell accessories sold separately)


  • Maximum support Micro SD 64G
  • (CLASS 10 suggested the use of high-speed card to get a better experience)


  • Broadcom wireless module
  • Also supports WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0

Battery performance:

  •     Panasonic high-density lithium-ion batteries and systems for low-power design
  •     Make 1010mAh provide longer battery life
  •     TI Charger and Gas Guage chip
  •     TI efficient switch-mode fast charge
  •     TI patented algorithm fuel gauge, APP can accurately see the battery charge information

Shooting format and Recording system:

  •     High Definition H.264 encoding, MP4 format
  •     Dual-channel, 96KHz sampling, 92dBA SNR.

Supported Video frame rates:

  • 1080P 60fps  1080P 48fps 1080P 30fps 1080P 24fps 
  • 960P 60fps    960P 48fps
  • 720P 120fps  720P 60fps 720P 48fps 
  • 480P 240fps 

xiaomi yi camera video frame rate

Coming back to Syma X8C compatibility, if you are Arial photo and video enthusiasts,  alongside  flying quadcopters as your hobby, here is a best combination. Syma is launching the X8C/X8G Quadcopters soon (check my post on syma 2015 quadcopter series here) and is currently available to order from banggood, click here to buy one, as evident , grab this wonderful Yi camera which can capture 1080p videos at 60fps and equip to X8C and fly your way! I admit, you cannot get a better combination than this.

Check out the below sample video of Xiaomi Yi Camera


    1. Where I can get xiaomi bracket for Syma x8c?

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