Last week we received 2 Xiaomi Yi Action camera’s for review, but we’re not the only ones and users are experiencing varied performance from the budget GoPro.
Since receiving a white and green version of the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera last week, I have been running the GoPro wannabe on my helmet while mountain biking. So far I have only tested the Jungle Green model, and have found audio to be clear, and video to be good unless the terrain becomes extremely rocky and fast. Also, the video preview mode in 60fps is very unstable, but overall I have been happy with video and audio when taken on smooth and moderately rocky terrain (it’s good in slower technical stuff).
But it seems I might be one of the luckier users of the Yi Action camera. There are reports from other users around the web of dreadful video quality, and terrible audio. Some users have complained of odd content beeping behaviour too and issues with the 1920 x 1080 60fps video option.
Below are 3 samples from the Xiaomi Yi Action camera that I have made to give you an idea of video quality. The first sample is with the video still, 2nd is over moderately fast rocky terrain, and the 3rd over slower technical terrain.
So how about your Xiaomi Yi Action camera experiences? Are you suffering any of the above issues, or are these problems only affecting a small few? Let us know in the comments below.