• Xiaomi Yi
  • Xiaomi Yi
  • Xiaomi Yi

All accessories are sold separately, but even so the Yi offers excellent value-for-money and is a serious alternative to its higher-priced competitors.

- Céline Nebor , Digital Versus 

The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam's video quality and shooting options are well above those of other cameras in its class, but you'll need to bring your own accessories.

- Joshua Goldman , Cnet 

Specs / Features


Hottest Xiaomi release Technology | Sony Exmor R BSI CMOS 16 Million Pixel Sensor inside | Support wireless connection mobile phone, WiFi Connectivity (Up to 100 Metres), easily transfer video and photos to your smartphone | Support Micro SD Card(up to 64GB, need to buy separately) Recommend to use Glass 10 for better experience | Support Android Only

Hottest Xiaomi release Technology | Sony Exmor R BSI CMOS 16 Million Pixel Sensor inside | Support wireless connection mobile phone, WiFi Connectivity (Up to 100 Metres), easily transfer video and photos to your smartphone | Support Micro SD Card(up to 64GB, need to buy separately) Recommend to use Glass 10 for better experience | Support Android Only

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Specification

Brand Xiaomi
Model XYACWW
Size 4 x 2 cm (1.6 x 0.8 in)

Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)


TechRadar

Simple style, ease of use and exceptional video quality

from TechRadar
Video quality is excellent and unlike many of its rivals the quality of footage at all resolutions and frame rates is perfectly usable and closely rivals that of the GoPro, something no other budget camera can do. If you're looking for a cheap but decent action camera, then you really cannot go wrong with the Yi... Full review
Digital Versus

Stylish, minimalist, colorful, well designed

from Digital Versus
The Xiaomi Yi is small, simple and a good buy. Its only real drawbacks are the same that any action cam has: short battery life and okay sound quality. All accessories are sold separately, but even so the Yi offers excellent value-for-money and is a serious alternative to its higher-priced competitors... Full review
GoPro Uk

Extreme video, even more accessible

from GoPro Uk
A starting device for those who want to try and see what a camera action is. You travel a lot? Do you like snorkeling or scuba diving? Are you climbing the mountains or jumping with a parachute? So why not try this inexpensive device?.. Full review
Best Action Camera

The quality of photos is really good, especially for the price

from Best Action Camera
A fantastic entry-level action camera that can out do even more expensive cameras. I would say it’s the best bang for buck action camera by far. I would especially recommend using Xiaomi Yi on a drone. It’s lightweight and the price make it perfect for aerial photography... Full review
Android Headlines

It’s not quite on the level of a GoPro but it’s also less than a third of the price

from Android Headlines

For $70 the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera comes with everything you need to start recording your favorite activities whether they be hiking, driving, biking or just vlogging. The high-quality lens and 16mp sensor takes great shots and even better video, which turns all the way up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. Sound quality is nothing short of great and the overall experience of watching videos taken with the Yi camera are fantastic. It’s not quite on the level of a GoPro but it’s also less than a third of the price. The camera itself can be a bit confusing to use at fi... Full review

Tom's Hardware

Offers good features and filming of satisfactory quality for what it's coast

from Tom's Hardware
The Xiaomi Yi is a good alternative for those who want un'action aam without spending a fortune. We had access to a GoPro Hero 4 Silver for comparison, a model that costs three, even four times more than Yi, you can buy about 120 Euros. The GoPro adopted it provides functions and a higher frame rate, but with the same characteristics of recording and shooting, Xiaomi not misbehaves... Full review
Pevly

Definitely defeated all other GoPro alternatives in this price range

from Pevly
If you plan to use it as a true action camera, which includes recording in extreme situations with fast speed and unpredictable environment, you will have to buy additional gear such as head mount, chest strap, waterproof case. All that adds up, so unless you plan to record everyday life situations of your kids running around, Xiaomi YI requires additional gear investment... Full review
Unbox

Get it if you’re looking for an affordable action cam for daily life

from Unbox
The Xiaomi Yi Action Camera is a great device for people looking for a portable, compact action cam that they can take with them whenever they’re out on a trip or with their significant other. It’s a great selfie machine, and its video modes are pretty comprehensive and cover most usage scenarios. It’s definitely not a rough and tumble action cam like GoPro’s Hero series is, though it can rough it out with the best of them if you buy it a separate case... Full review
Cnet

A higher-end action cam with an entry-level price

from Cnet
The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam's video quality and shooting options are well above those of other cameras in its class, but you'll need to bring your own accessories... Full review
Tech in Asia

You won’t find a better action camera for the price

from Tech in Asia
If you really can’t afford the US$130 for the entry level GoPro or other options like the Sony Action Cam (the HDR-AS20/B model is now US$150), but need something more rugged, has a wider viewing angle, is waterproof, or is more mountable than your smartphone, then this can suffice, though I’m reluctant to even call it a GoPro alternative... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

279 from Amazon.com

279 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Xiaomi Yi. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.1 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

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