Yi Action And Yi 4K Action Cameras Go On Sale In India
Yi is a Chinese camera manufacturer that is backed by Xiaomi. The company had previously launched the Yi action and Yi 4K action cameras in China. The cameras have a small form factor and can be mounted to various surfaces with the help of brackets which are sold separately. Both the cameras can click still shots, capture videos and also shoot time lapse pictures. The cameras have been unoficially available in India from sites like Amazon and eBay but they were priced much higher due to import duties. Now Yi technology has officially launched the cameras in India which are exclusively available on Flipkart.
Both Yi Action and Yi 4K Action cameras have a cuboidal shape with a protruding camera lens from the front. The biggest difference between the two cameras is that the Yi 4K has a 2.19-inch touchscreen display which the Yi Action camera lags. The devices have side and top mounted buttons which allow for easy operability. The Yi Action camera weighs in at a mere 76 grams and the Yi 4K weighs in at 96 grams.
Specifications And Optics
The Yi Action camera has 16 MP Sony IMX 206 sensor and the Yi 4K Action camera has 12 MP IMX377 sensor. Sensors on both the camera are equipped with f/2.8 aperture and both cameras use Ambarella processors. Both the Yi Action and Yi 4K cameras have a 55-degree field of view. Most notably the former has 6 layered glass while the latter gets 7 layered glass.
The Yi Action cam can capture 1080p videos at 60 fps while the elder Yi 4k can capture 2160p videos at 60 fps. Both cameras have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that allows the user to wirelessly share files with a smartphone. The cameras also have a micro USB port which can be used for charging and data transfer. The Yi Action camera duo supports memory cards of up to 128 GB. The Yi 4K has a bigger 1240 mAh battery compared to Yi Action’s 1010 mAh.
The Yi action cameras are exclusively available on Flipkart. Price for the Yi Action cameras is as follows:
- Yi Action Camera- Rs 4,999
- 4K Action Camera- Rs 9,999
Yi Technology also offers various accessories for the cameras like a waterproof case and action gimbal which are currently unavailable in India.