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Old April 11th, 2015, 06:45 AM   #1
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Hi all,

has anyone tested the new action camera XiaoMi Yi? According to specs, it shoot 1080p@60 fps (with bitrate 25-30Mbit/sec) and has a Sony sensor.

Price is cheaper than the entry-level Go Pro (Hero), and when I look at the video shooted with my GoPro Hero and the ones on internet (youtube/vimeo) with the XiaoMi Yi , it seems the XiaoMi has even better quality (for around 80CHF...).

I am considering the XiaoMi as I would like a second action camera for my little kid and his tricycle...(and I do not need waterproof case).

Any comment?
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Old April 11th, 2015, 06:52 AM   #2
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Interesting... it appears to be a GoPro knock-off:

Xiaomi launches $64 action camera that can out-shoot the GoPro Hero | The Verge

Can't find it on B&H, but it's at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Xiaomi-Action-...8753808&sr=1-3

For that low price, I might have to buy one myself just to try it out.

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Old April 12th, 2015, 04:53 PM   #3
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Check out youtube, there are several review / comparison vids
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Old April 12th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #4
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Make that, hundreds of review / comparison vids
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Old April 12th, 2015, 10:48 PM   #5
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yes, I know...saw the vids.....it looks very good, albeit there are a bit or pros and cons reviews...hence was wondering if here there was someone trustworthy that had it, to ask his/her opinion :-)

in any case, as I already have a GoPro Hero (entry level), rather than buying a second low-level cam I will probably move myself to the AX1000 from Sony (whose I saw some comparison on Youtube and has a 4K quality which better than GoPro HeEro 4 Black), and will give the Hero to my kid ;-)
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Old April 14th, 2015, 09:28 AM   #6
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I do not think the 4K video on the new Sony is superior to that on the GoPro 4 Black. The Sony has much less dynamic range, and a blue tint.
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Old April 6th, 2016, 09:52 PM   #7
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I had a tough day out filming with it today ;-)



Totally stock, still have yet to hack it.
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Old April 16th, 2016, 08:31 PM   #8
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Personally I've owned XiaoMi (ShowMe) Yi and GoPro 4. You might be better off buying a Sony a5100 used around $175 and buying a cheap wide angle like Rokinon 12mm E-mount $319 or Canon 10-18mm IS $249 plus adapter. This increases the budget some but will yield more manual control for better results.

The a5100 has a Super 35mm Sensor, full manual control and can shoot 1080p60 in AVCHD. It will have less aliasing and moire. Limited WiFi controls but overall a better picture.

Just a thought!

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Old April 17th, 2016, 03:04 AM   #9
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Agree with Jeff
Go with the A5100.
Sony action cams sucks.....I have the AZ 1VR..
Even if you shoot in XAVC the quality is way far behind from the A5100.
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