Xiaomi initially tried its hands at action cameras, a market traditionally dominated by GoPro, last year with the launch of Yi Action Camera priced at dirt cheap CNY 399 (roughly Rs. 3,900). The Chinese company has now upgraded its action camera range with the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera 2 model pricedat CNY 1,199 (approximately Rs. 12,000). It is also available to pre-order via a third-party online retailer.
The new Yi Action Camera 2 is also being referred to as Yi 4K action camera by the company, considering the device sports 4K video recording capabilities at 30fps. It can also record full-HD videos at 120fps as well as HD videos at 240fps.
The Yi Action Camera 2 sports a 12-megapixel Sony IMX377 sensor which comes with f/2.8 aperture and 155-degree wide viewing angle. The device features a 2.19-inch display and also sports Corning Gorilla Glass for protection. The company says that the display on Yi Action Camera 2 comes with 160-degree wide viewing angles.
One of the highlights of the new Yi Action Camera 2 packs 1400mAh battery which is claimed to offer more battery life than GoPro Hero 4. The company touted that the new Yi Action Camera can record for up to 2 hours of continuous video recording. It comes with microSD card slot and supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Another notable feature of the new action camera from Yi is it packs EIS (electronic image stabilisation) which is a feature the company touts misses out on the GoPro Hero 4.