Yi 2 action camera – GoPro killer?

Yi Action camera :

Yi action camera

YI tried to test their market in camera last year by launching the Yi Action camera which was priced dirt cheap, around Rs.4000. Well what happened? It was a huge success. But the downside was that it was sold around Rs.9000 – Rs.12000 just because it wasn’t officially released in India and it didn’t have any authorized resellers out here. So people had to ship it to get one here.  Hope that doesn’t happen with its successor Yi 2 Action camera.

Yi 2 Action camera :

yi 2 action


Looking at the huge response of the market, the Chinese giant YI has now released their new upgraded version of the Yi Action camera which goes with the term “Yi 2 Action camera” and the price is around Rs. 12000 and is already available for preorders via various online retailers.

Yi 2 Action camera specs :

yi 2 action camera specs

The Yi  2 Action camera has the capability to record full 4K video at 30 frames per second and can go all the way up to 120fps in 1080p resolution. It packs a 12MP Sony IMX377 sensor which has an aperture of f/2.8 and a 155 degree wide angle lens.

The Yi 2 Action camera includes both Wi-Fi and bluetooth 4.0 which means getting the footage from camera should be the simplest. They also have an app for Android and iOS which can be used as a viewfinder.

The camera also includes a 6 axis stabilization and built in lens distortion correction tool as well. But the stabilization is limited to 1080p resolution. This might be a perfect vloggers camera!

Here’s a little comparison (Stabilisation wise) :

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Yi 2 Action Camera display :

yi 2 action camera india

The Yi 2 Action camera has a display which is a 2.19 inch and protected by Corning gorilla glass. It is a tocuh screen with 300 ppi and has 160 degree viewing angles. The UI and the touch response seems to be way smooth unlike the laggy Chinese OS.

Yi 2 Action camera VS GoPro Hero 4 black :

Yi 2 action camera

In breif, this is a direct competitor to the GoPro Hero 4 Black which is the top end of the GoPro action camera series. Here’s where the Yi 2 Action camera outruns the GoPro Hero 4 Black :

  1. Battery
  2. In-Built stabiliser
  3. Better microphone

Stay tuned to know more about the Yi 2 Action camera!



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