Xiaomi Yi Action Camera - 1080 60fps for less than $100

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    reverend said:

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    I had one of these new Xiaomi Yi action cameras arrive last week.

    It's basically another GoPro type clone but has good specs - a Sony 16Mp sensor and an Ambarella A7 CPU that can do Full HD 1080p video at 60fps.

    It's also got wifi (and I think Bluetooth too) so you can control it and do live view etc from your Android phone - an Apple app is due next month.

    It's a great little device for the money and Xiaomi are really knocking these out cheap but unlike the SJ4000 / SJ5000 etc they don't come with any mounts as they're trying to keep the price down.

    These are a Chinese market item but you can pick them up from places like Gearbest for shipping worldwide.

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    I did some firmware hack1ng this morning and I've currently got it ramped up from 12Mbps stock to 18Mbps video on a custom firmware - I'm going to crank it even higher tomorrow and see how she goes.

    If you're in the market for this sort of action camera type device it's worth a look - here's some footage from today.

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    these are supposed to sell in China at 40 quid (400RMB) for the basic, and 50 quid for one with a selfie stick effort, but as usual they're sold out everywhere and the only option is to buy em on taobao for 80 bar, which I think is the basic one.

    When they're available at the RRP, I'll have one.
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    Hi
    Hope this helps
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    Zoots said:

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    Fancy one of those. Video and audio look/sound great, cheers for the samples. May just hang fire briefly and see if the price comes down any.
     
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    You can get it down to $93.99 delivered if you use a coupon at Gearbest - think they were saying XMXYCAM knocks a little bit more off (like a dollar!)

    I'm going to bump the bitrate up to 30Mbps today and see how she fares at that.

    I've got it on average metering which is why it looked a bit dark there I reckon - I'll nip out somewhere later and shoot some more footage on a different setting.

    For the price it's bang on though - the 60fps is best more for people that cycle etc and want fast sharp footage - pram cam was a bit chilled
     
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    I've got one of the SJ4000 wifi (Qumox) cam's and have to say it's fantastic for the money.
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    Does everything i need it for, the quality is great. It's got wifi and an app for the iphone and android, all the mounts that are go pro compatible too. Rear lcd too. 400 for the gopro or 65 for this (75 for wifi version) - no brainer.

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    {{909}} said:

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    fook, the SJ4000 is 30quid here, I better do a little research...
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    Quote Originally Posted by muttleymacclad View Post
    I've got one of the SJ4000 wifi (Qumox) cam's and have to say it's fantastic for the money.
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    Does everything i need it for, the quality is great. It's got wifi and an app for the iphone and android, all the mounts that are go pro compatible too. Rear lcd too. 400 for the gopro or 65 for this (75 for wifi version) - no brainer.

    mml
    I just got the SJCAM version for a similar price from Amazon with 2 spare batteries. Haven't done any proper testing with it yet apart from giving it to my 1yo Daughter to play with! I am however off to Lake Garda in a couple of weeks to go Via Ferrata - will post the footage after if anyone is interested.

    This is the one i purchased (direct from china, was surprised it turned up in 9days - 68.50 all in)
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    Lou_smorals said:

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    Hi
    I just had offer from Flubit for one inc delivery for 57.97
    Cheers
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    Mobileman said:

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    i had read article that these 60fps camera were bull and was some sort software trick ? anyone read or heard about this sure was article comparing one against a go pro 4

    edit it was the sj4000 above but will have find the article
     
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    Lou_smorals said:

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    Hi
    Yes that is true its on a review video on youtube, but it still faired very well.
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    darkstar said:

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    40 verse nearly 400 for gopro .yes go pro will be be better but 360 better I daubt it
     
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    burner1 said:

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    I was given an AEE SD19 action cam as a christmas present and all in all, it's a nice bit of kit for the price (89 off Amazon). Doesn't do wifi or bluetooth but comes with a removable preview screen and a remote control as well as numerous other attachments as standard. It's max res is 1080p/ 30 but quality is enough for most uses like uploading to the web etc.
     
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    muttleymacclad said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobileman View Post
    i had read article that these 60fps camera were bull and was some sort software trick ? anyone read or heard about this sure was article comparing one against a go pro 4

    edit it was the sj4000 above but will have find the article
    You're right about this. From memory, on my research, it was the 720p at 60fps that was a software trick. It records at 30fps and just repeats each frame.
    MML
     
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    Yeah it's called frame doubling when they cheat - the Xiaomi is a real 60fps with no frame doubling.

    I got shell access to the Yi last night and also found an iOS app called LinkinEyes that works fine with the Yi so you can use it with an iPhone / iPad without having to wait for them to launch the official app

    The SJ4000 is a nice camera in the daytime but the Yi has it beaten at night times due to the Sony Exmor sensor they've used instead of the Aptina AR0330 in the SJ4000 series.

    They can all take some cracking footage.
     
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    BigBrand said:

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    +1 for the SJ4000. I have one and took it diving with me in December.

    Superb kit
     
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    I've just done a custom firmware for the Xiaomi Yi that runs at 30Mbps same as the GoPro.

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    Should get a bit of interest that one!!
     
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    Techmoan really likes this too

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    {{909}} said:

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    I just borrowed a friends Gopro Hero 3+ and Mcguyvered it to my bike, great fun, but terrible battery life, I think I got about 40 minutes per battery but luckily it came with 3.

    I'm probably gonna buy the Yi, or one of those SJ efforts as 30fps would be fine for me I think (for the money), so how does the battery compare on those units?
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    It varies on what mode you're in mate - on the custom 30Mbps firmware I did I get 90 minutes on 1080 30fps - move up to 60fps and you're looking at about 60-70 mins.