Original XiaoMi Yi 1080P Ambarella A7LS WIFI Sports Action Camera £42.00 @ GearBest
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Original XiaoMi Yi 1080P Ambarella A7LS WIFI Sports Action Camera £42.00 @ GearBest

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Found 19th Oct 2015
Why spend loads on Gopro when you can get this Great camera, brought it from them few months ago. Now it shoots in 2k

watch unboxing plus set up: youtube.com/wat…n4U

On ebay its around £55ish

This is a portable multi-functional sports DV, it can capture clear picture and shoot full HD 1080P videos. Durable design makes it more suitable for outdoor extreme risk. It supports 64GB SD card as the saving equipment. With easy to use and high performance, it is really a wonderful action camcorder for you.

Main Features:
72 Grams and made from PC + ABS and metal composite materials
Ambarella A7LS Processor
Sony Exmor R BSI CMOS 16 million pixel sensor
155 degree (Mobile Phone 89 degree) wide angle lens
3D noise reduction
WiFi connectivity (up to 100 meters), easily transfer video and photos to your smartphone
BLE ultra-low power consumption
WIFI and remote App control
4 Operating modes include: Photo, time-lapse photo, timed photo and video
Share to social media within 10 seconds using the smartphone APP
High-definition digital motion video recording device
Ultra compact and lightweight design
Support micro SD card up to 64GB (not included)
Detachable battery that is easy to replace and prolongs your cameras service life
Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, home security, car DVR, etc.
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bargain!
dashcamtalk.com/for…06/ - to control yi camera by pc/laptop
Great little camera.
Edited by: "dzordzmakowiec" 19th Oct 2015
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Why spend loads on Gopro when you can get this Great camera

Thats what I said to the Ferrari Salesman as I walked out and bought a Micra from the Nissan dealer over the road X)

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Graham1979

Why spend loads on Gopro when you can get this Great cameraThats what I … Why spend loads on Gopro when you can get this Great cameraThats what I said to the Ferrari Salesman as I walked out and bought a Micra from the Nissan dealer over the road X)Heat added!


jokes aside, micra will never be in the same level with Ferrari, however this little Yi is so good that I really do not see who and why would by the overoverpriced go (maybe because they call themselves goPRO?)
sounds mint. but what about the protective outer case that you get with gopro . they are waterproof too. I've hammered my gopro and fell off many times out on enduro MX bikes and the gopro really has taken some punishment. plus I know I can buy new outer lens thing on the outercase if/when it scratches after head butting the floor. I'm interested in this as it seems good. does it fit gopro case?
MRGRINGO

sounds mint. but what about the protective outer case that you get with … sounds mint. but what about the protective outer case that you get with gopro . they are waterproof too. I've hammered my gopro and fell off many times out on enduro MX bikes and the gopro really has taken some punishment. plus I know I can buy new outer lens thing on the outercase if/when it scratches after head butting the floor. I'm interested in this as it seems good. does it fit gopro case?



You can get a cheap waterproof case:
ebay.co.uk/sch…=15
MRGRINGO

sounds mint. but what about the protective outer case that you get with … sounds mint. but what about the protective outer case that you get with gopro . they are waterproof too. I've hammered my gopro and fell off many times out on enduro MX bikes and the gopro really has taken some punishment. plus I know I can buy new outer lens thing on the outercase if/when it scratches after head butting the floor. I'm interested in this as it seems good. does it fit gopro case?


It will not fit gopro case - you need to buy case for that camera check gearbest they have few from cheap to original.
Or you could buy an sj4000 for not much more. Better iq from what I've seen and it comes with loads of mounts and a protective waterproof case.
According to Techmoan, it's a very good camera, one of the best he's ever reviewed but don't forget that it doesn't have image stabilisation, so may not be ideal for some uses.
twist

Or you could buy an sj4000 for not much more. Better iq from what I've … Or you could buy an sj4000 for not much more. Better iq from what I've seen and it comes with loads of mounts and a protective waterproof case.


Sj4000 is not comparable to xiaomi yi.
Difference in picture quality is to big.
SJ5000+ that would be equivalent of yi camera.
How can I be sure - have both.
siqass

jokes aside, micra will never be in the same level with Ferrari, however … jokes aside, micra will never be in the same level with Ferrari, however this little Yi is so good that I really do not see who and why would by the overoverpriced go (maybe because they call themselves goPRO?)



If only that were true, I wouldn't hesitate to buy an alternative camera.

However GoPro really do have a niche market, there is very little choice between the top-end action camera's - the Hero 4 Black Edition wins it for me though and is not comparable to this.

You could argue this is much cheaper which is true, however you're suggesting that they product the same quality video recording which is completely false.

That aside, this camera is good value for money.
Edited by: "joshp" 19th Oct 2015
dzordzmakowiec

Sj4000 is not comparable to xiaomi yi.Difference in picture quality is to … Sj4000 is not comparable to xiaomi yi.Difference in picture quality is to big.SJ5000+ that would be equivalent of yi camera.How can I be sure - have both.



I watched some comparisons on YouTube and thought the sj4000 looked better. The yi looks out of focus and the sj4000 white balance is off.

youtu.be/AfS…iIM
twist

I watched some comparisons on YouTube and thought the sj4000 looked … I watched some comparisons on YouTube and thought the sj4000 looked better. The yi looks out of focus and the sj4000 white balance is off.https://youtu.be/AfSjOLJOiIM



I would agree , owning a sj4000 , it has a better picture , but the sky in daylight is a white blow out on the SJ4000, but doesn't cause a issue , unless you want to film birds or planes ?
I hung my Yi out of a train window a few weeks ago (then I thought better of it and put the camera out instead) oO
>> youtu.be/ksl…mjs
I have both the Mobius and SJ4000 Wifi. For me personally the video quality on the Mobius is by far the best out of the £50-£100 range cameras atm! Just a shame you can't see what you're recording.
joshp

If only that were true, I wouldn't hesitate to buy an alternative camera. … If only that were true, I wouldn't hesitate to buy an alternative camera. However GoPro really do have a niche market, there is very little choice between the top-end action camera's - the Hero 4 Black Edition wins it for me though and is not comparable to this.You could argue this is much cheaper which is true, however you're suggesting that they product the same quality video recording which is completely false. That aside, this camera is good value for money.


We are comparing here £200+ camera and £50. I don`t have any of GoPro cameras however if you do do pixel peeping I suppose GoPro isn`t good enough either. And in real life, it`s not the camera but person who uses it. Today I saw one gopro permanently attached in a car as dash camera. So yes in a way you are right, if you have enough cash to burn GoPro is the way forward.
Jtf wholesale has one of these go pro type camera in their leaflet
siqass

We are comparing here £200+ camera and £50. I don`t have any of GoPro c … We are comparing here £200+ camera and £50. I don`t have any of GoPro cameras however if you do do pixel peeping I suppose GoPro isn`t good enough either. And in real life, it`s not the camera but person who uses it. Today I saw one gopro permanently attached in a car as dash camera. So yes in a way you are right, if you have enough cash to burn GoPro is the way forward.



Hold your horses, now you're comparing something else because you realize your original statement is false.

Here is your original quote
"however this little Yi is so good that I really do not see who and why would by the overoverpriced go"

I merely stated that they are not comparable in video quality, which they are not as the GoPro Hero 4 Silver and Black editions are much better therefore there still is a reason to purchase a GoPro.

Price is irrelevant under this comparison you have given because you merely stated the quality is the same, nothing related to the price, therefore you're basically admitting the GoPro is better and has a purpose even though it is priced much higher

Don't worry about replying, I am not arguing with you. I was just making a point that the GoPro has its purpose and can record better quality video so they are really not comparable, which is fine considering the GoPro is around four times as much.

I am not affiliated with them I just didn't want people to purchase this with the mindset that they are going to be able to record in the same quality as a GoPro Hero 4 could do. However, again, this is very good value for money.


Edited by: "joshp" 19th Oct 2015
Excellent price for an excellent little camera and did me proud in Germany this year....

youtube.com/wat…iS8
Take this how you want. I ordered this a month ago from the uk warehouse it was posted fast tracking worked through oneworld express. It got as far as Yodel sorting office in Farnborough where it was stolen by the animals that work there. I also ordered 2 other items in this time one expensive one cheap. The expensive one was also stolen at yodel Farnborough. The cheap one was delivered from china by Yodel Obvs not worth stealing. I have done every thing gear best has asked waited the right amount of time etc. Now they are saying it has been delivered and I need to collect from my local post office. I can still track the delivery it stops at Farnborough. The price is good. I ordered another from Amazon arrived next day .The cam is good version 23L no sound or focus problems did firmware update all ok. 240 frames slow motion is fun. Full hd looks great on 50". Lots of setting to play with and you can load scripts from the sd card to do 2K video at 60 fps. Very happy with it and the kids are having fun to if they lose it buy another its not £400 of go pro. Just hope paypal will refund me for the items stolen by Yodels Farnborough employees because I don't think gear best will. One last point I took out insurance on the 2nd parcel oneworld informed me that no insurance had been taken out on that delivery.
Lots of gearbest deals in the past few days. Advertising campaign?
Buy cheap buy twice
aidy189

Buy cheap buy twice


What are you doing on this site then?
I have this camera. one of the best investments I've made. pictures and video on my travels are on a whole different level. ordered from gearbest and recieved the camera is just over a week (other orders have taken around 2 weeks). great price as I paid a few quid more for it 2 months ago. boughy lots of cheap accessories on gearbest too, all work great.
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restyler

I hung my Yi out of a train window a few weeks ago (then I thought better … I hung my Yi out of a train window a few weeks ago (then I thought better of it and put the camera out instead) oO>>https://youtu.be/ksl81-immjs



You should add Xiaomi Yi to the video title. You'll get plenty more hits then
looks like a bargain
busterdan

Excellent price for an excellent little camera and did me proud in … Excellent price for an excellent little camera and did me proud in Germany this year....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQFXBYvliS8



This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country … This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.Sorry about that.

Having already been raped for import duty on some branded contact lenses from HK (VAT + handling) this month by "BORDER FORCE" I'd be wary of ordering anything valuable from China.. from the EU warehouse I make this camera £50 +/- debit/credit card handling fees. I read that that UK's balance of trade is s**t, don't worry HM Customs can correct this by inspecting every package from China and taxing you accordingly.
bingowings85

Having already been raped for import duty on some branded contact lenses … Having already been raped for import duty on some branded contact lenses from HK (VAT + handling) this month by "BORDER FORCE" I'd be wary of ordering anything valuable from China.. from the EU warehouse I make this camera £50 +/- debit/credit card handling fees. I read that that UK's balance of trade is s**t, don't worry HM Customs can correct this by inspecting every package from China and taxing you accordingly.



Don't forget Royal Mails handling charge too
For the princely sum of £8 you get to pick up your international parcel yourself instead. Now that's service LOL.
Hmmm
aidy189

Buy cheap buy twice



So I have to buy two cameras then...
They do seem to be inspecting more parcels lately. The miband parcel I ordered looked very much like it had been tampered with probably because it said it was a smart watch but was only worth 8 pounds.
Some of these have problems with the lens needing to be refocused but in terms of potential image quality they are easily as good as the 1080p gopro cameras, the firmware can be customised to deliver higher bitrates and unlock the 2.3k ability of the sensor, which is by the way, a Sony Exmor R with back side illumination (BSI) and far superior to pretty much any of this camera's contemporaries and the reason it punches above it's weight.

It might help to go read a few forum threads about this particular device.
Edited by: "fatdeeman" 20th Oct 2015
I own a "Xiaomi Yi" cam. Its very good... But I had to replace the lens because my model was made without an IR filter. Also I had to refocus the lens because it was originally bluey. So as much as I like it, it was also a pain.

Oh... And its not made by Xiaomi, just sold on their store. So everyone uses their name now. Like saying M&S Goodfellas Pizza.
For anyone interested you can buy the Z23 version of this camera from Banggood for 75p more. Z22 version is more likely to have focus issues and Gearbest does not guarantee what version you will receive. Link
I did have to correct the lens on my Yi as well but it was one of the earlier models. It's very easy to do though and once done the video is pin sharp.
I bought this from Banggood when it was on offer. I researched a lot into action cams before I bought one and this turned out to be ideal for me.

I took it with me when I went Mauritius and done some snorkelling and diving and the videos are unreal absolutely amazing. It is something you need to buy if you are going abroad.

I know the lens it uses is a Sony one, which you know it will produce really good images and videos. The only downside to this was the accessories had to be bought separately. But most I bought from Banggood and eBay without too much hassle.
bingowings85

Having already been raped for import duty on some branded contact lenses … Having already been raped for import duty on some branded contact lenses from HK (VAT + handling) this month by "BORDER FORCE" I'd be wary of ordering anything valuable from China.. from the EU warehouse I make this camera £50 +/- debit/credit card handling fees. I read that that UK's balance of trade is s**t, don't worry HM Customs can correct this by inspecting every package from China and taxing you accordingly.


They don't have to, if it results in people like you posting warnings on forums like this, as everyone will stop trying to evade the duties they are obliged to pay by law by buying in the EU instead.
Need a camera for holiday, going to go snorkelling and wonder which one is better this or the sj4000
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