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03.03.15         gadgetry  

Xiaomi's YiCamera Might Be Serious Competition for GoPro


Xiaomi is a growing and popular brand of electronics in China. They're releasing an action cam that might make GoPro a little worried. According to the specs (and at half the cost) this little camera might give them some stiff competition.

List of specs via DIY Photography:

- $64 vs $130
- 1080p/60fps vs 1080p/30fps
- 7fps continous vs 5fps
- 72 grams vs 111 grams (2.5oz/3.9oz)
- Max storage: 64GB MicroSD vs 32GB MicroSD
- H.264 encoding (same)
- 155 degree wide angle lens (the GoPro wins this one with 170 degrees)
- Built-in WiFi (100 meter range) and Bluetooth 4.0
- Optional Bluetooth remote control
- Remote control handset app – allowing you to shoot, edit and share you photos and video
- Travel edition comes with a selfie stick
- BSI (back-illuminated sensor)
- Ambarella A7LS processor
- Panasonic high density lithium-ion battery
- Battery indicator
- 3D noise reduction- Waterproof up to 40 meters with underwater housing (not included)
This all comes at a $64 price tag. So what do you think? Would you consider purchasing this Chinese version of an action cam?

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