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Xiaomi Yi+ action camera with 4K recording at 60fps
CES 2017 was dominated by amazing 4K OLED TVs and other UHD gadgets. Those who want to create their own UHD video content will be definitely interested in this new Xiaomi Yi Plus camera. The biggest advantage of this upgraded model over its predecessor is the higher frame rate. Thanks to the powerful Ambarella H2 SoC (imaging processor), the Yi 4K+ camera is capable to record 4K videos at 60 fps.
The EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) in the Yi Plus cameras was also improved. Now it works at 4K video resolution, not just at 1080P like in the case of previous model.
In my opinion, in terms of photo quality will be not much difference between the Yi2 and Yi2 Plus because both Xiaomi cameras use the same IMX377 12MP image sensors from Sony.
In order to allow better audio recording you can use an external microphone through the fully reversible USB Type-C connector.
Xiaomi Yi 4K Plus specs
|Imaging unit||Ambarella H2 SoC|
|Image sensor||Sony IMX377 (same as it used by its predecessor)|
|Lens||155 degree wide angle|
|Display||2.19 inch 640 x 360 touchscreen|
|Video formats||Up to 4K@60fps|
|Audio||Built-in microphone and speaker|
|Photo||Up to 12 MP|
|Working modes||Time-lapse, Burst, Photo and Video|
|Battery||1400 mAh battery (about 120 minutes at 4K@30fps )|
|Storage||Micro SD memory card slot|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Yi Action APP|
|Connectors||micro USB and mini HDMI|
|Waterproof||With dedicated case|
|Video out||Yes, via HDMI|
|Other||RAW recording, Hands free mode, EIS and Live streaming|
Unfortunately, the content of the package is very basic and you will need to additionally invest some money in a waterproof case and mounting accessories.