Yi Action Camera and Yi 4K Action Camera Now Available in India


For those who do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on a GoPro, the Yi Action camera is an affordable alternative. Yi is a Chinese camera manufacturer, backed by Xiaomi, who have been selling affordable action cameras in China. Starting today, the company has officially started to sell its products in India. These cameras were unofficially available on Amazon India and Ebay since last year, but are priced much higher due to import duties.

The Yi Action Camera and Yi 4K Action Camera are now exclusively available for purchase on Flipkart. The Yi Action Camera is priced at INR 4,999, whereas the Yi 4K Action Camera carries a price tag of INR 9,999.

Yi Action Camera Specifications and Features

The Yi Action Camera features a 16MP Sony IMX206 sensor with an f/2.8 aperture and a 155 degree wide angle lens. This camera is capable of recording 1080p video at 60fps and 720p video at 120fps. Tt uses an Ambarelaa A9SE chipset that supports H.264 codec and features a dual-channel built-in microphone. For storage, there’s a microSD card slot available.

One of the most important features of an action camera, is the battery life. According to Yi, the Action Camera can last up to 95 minutes on a single charge when shooting 1080p videos at 60fps. That’s not bad at all. This is mainly thanks to the lack of a display on the camera. The Yi Action Camera comes in White. Additional accessories such as a waterproof case and various mounts are also available for the camera. For connectivity, the camera features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.

Yi 4K Action Camera Specifications and Features

As the name suggests, the Yi 4K Action Camera can shoot videos in 4K. This camera features a 12MP Sony IMX377 sensor, which also has an f/2.8 aperture and 155 degree wide angle lens. It can shoot 4K videos at 30fps, 1080p videos at 120fps and 720p videos at 240fps.

The camera features a 2.19-inch LCD touchscreen display at the back with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The display is protected with Gorilla Glass. It is powered by the Ambarella A9SE chipset, which also supports H.264 codec. Once again, storage is taken care by an in-built microSD card slot. The device supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, just like the standard variant. However, the 4K Action Camera features dual-microphones and a 6-axis gyroscope. It features a 1400mAh battery that can last for up to 2 hours of usage.