Xiaomi Yi 2 4K Action Camera – the self proclaimed GoPro Hero 4 Black Killer, now only $199

The Xiaomi Yi 2 4K is the latest entry to the Action Camera department, and hits close to the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition.

Highlights of the Xiaomi Yi 2:

  • 12 mp SonyIMX377 CMOS BSI Sensor (up to 4K video)
  • Dual Microphone System
  • Xiaomi Yi App
  • long battery life (1 hour and 49 minutes battery life)
  • Touch Screen navigation at the back
  • Built in Optical Image Stabilization
  • Robust Accessories and Selfi Stick
SPECS Xiaomi Yi 2
CHIPSET
Ambarella A9SE75
OPTICAL LENS 12 megapixel
155 degree wide angle
Sony IMX377 1/2.3 inch image Sensor
7 layers Optical Glass Lens

F/2.8 Aperture (2.68mm)
6 axis Optical Image Stabilization (anti-shake)

Shooting Modes:

4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) @ 30 fps
2.5K (2560 x 1920 pixels) @ 30 fps
1440p (1920 x 1440 pixels) @ 60 fps
1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) @ 120 fps
960p (1280 x 960 pixels) @ 120 fps
720p (1280 x 720 pixels) @ 240 fps
WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) @ 240 fps

STORAGE Supports TF Card maximum 64 GB (Class 10 or above)
DISPLAY 2.19 Screen LCD Touch Screen, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
640 x 360 ppi, 330 ppi
AUDIO Dual Microphone built in
Loudspeaker
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.0 (also compatible with Bluetooth 4.2)
Dual Band 2.4/5GHz WiFi
MicroUSB 2.0
DIMENSION 10 x 10 x 5.5 cm (Weight: 229g)
BATTERY 1400mAh (120 minutes video recording at 4K @ 30 fps)
AVAILABILITY (Updated February 21, 2017)
Xiaomi Yi 2 4K Action Camera retails at $199 (SALE) – Buy here

Sale valid until February 27, 2017

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The Xiaomi Yi 2 4K is the latest entry to the Action Camera department, and hits close to the GoPro Hero 4. First of all, it costs less or even half that of a brand new GoPro Hero 4 Black. Secondly, basing from performance of the last Xiaomi Yi (1080p only), the new Yi 2 (4K) is expected to perform on par or outperform it’s competition. And Finally, critics or reviewers have praised the Xiaomi Yi 2 overall performance.

So what are the things you need to know about the Xiaomi Yi 2?

  1. Starting with sensors, it has a 12 megapixel SonyIMX377 CMOS Sensor and comes with it’s own 6 axis Optical Image Stabilization.
  2. It is also equipped with a 2.19 inch Touch screen at the back
  3. The Waterproof housing as well as Selfie Stick and other accessories are optional, and thus not included in the package.
  4. It supports GoPro accessories mounting

Coming up to reviews, I did not have the opportunity to review but I would like to share a review from LinusTechTips (credits to reviewer). I’ve written some anecdotes from his review below, so feel free to refer to it.

Pros: (according to Linus)

  • Inexpensive or half the price compared to GoPro Cameras
  • Very good image and video quality (12 mp SonyIMX377 CMOS BSI Sensor)
  • Very good battery life at 1 hour and 49 minutes
  • 6 axis Optical Image Stabilization works perfectly
  • Compatible with GoPro Mountings
  • 640 x 340 wide format touch screen at the back
  • Easy to navigate interface
  • Dual Microphone built in (very good pick up especially at selfie range)
  • Robust Selfie Stick

Cons:

  • Optical image stabilization only works on 1080p and below resolution
  • Plastic construction

xiaomi-yi-2-picsHighlights of the Xiaomi Yi 2:

  • 12 mp SonyIMX377 CMOS BSI Sensor (up to 4K video)
  • Dual Microphone System
  • Xiaomi Yi App
  • long battery life (1 hour and 49 minutes battery life)
  • Touch Screen navigation at the back
  • Built in Optical Image Stabilization
  • Robust Accessories and Selfi Stick

So Should you get the Xiaomi Yi 2?

A good yes, it’s the best 4K capable camera you can get. It’s a good Action Camera that is not named GoPro. The price is also it’s biggest attraction, making it the most affordable Action Camera. Another is the extended battery life, nobody would imagine it would reach near 2 hours on 4K video recording. And finally, all I’ve heard about the new Xiaomi Yi 2 are praises from reviewers. So, it gets good recommendation.

AVAILABILITY (Updated February 21, 2017)
Xiaomi Yi 2 4K Action Camera retails at $199 (SALE) – Buy here

Sale valid until February 27, 2017

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About Vincent
I am 27 years old and an avid fan of Phones and tablets. Writing blogs is my hobby and i have taken a keen interest in making Tablet and Phone Reviews.

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