Xiaomi’s new Yi Smart CCTV camera does nightvision for $24


Xiaomi is gradually making a name for itself outside of the smartphone market. Earlier this year, the Xiaomi Yi Camera (GoPro alternative) action cam debuted to a grand success, along with a couple other products that don’t have anything to do with smartphone.

The most recent release from Xiaomi in this space happens to be the new Yi Smart CCTV camera, which as you would’ve already guessed is an upgrade to the older Yi Camera (not the GoPro alternative, but the ‘small ants camera’). The upgrade brings new features including nightvision to the table.

Interestingly, despite the upgrade, the Yi Smart CCTV camera will still cost just 149 Yuan (US$24), but of course, that’s only in China. The camera stores video at 720p/20fps, and is aided by 8 infrared LEDs which make nightvision possible. The stream is stored on a local microSD card, but you can use your Android/iOS smartphone to monitor what’s going on via WiFi.

If you’re in China, you can also opt for the non-nightvision version which sells for a little lesser at 128 Yuan (~US$20). Expect resellers to start piling up stocks of these in the coming weeks with 20-40% markups, which should include shipping costs in most cases.

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10 Comments

  1. RRRobert
    June 8, 2015

    Counterfeit models will start selling in 3…, 2…, 1…

  2. Dave
    June 8, 2015

    if i have an address in china and i can ship from china to my country…what is the best online store i can order this camera? a shipping company in my country gave me an address in several countries including china… so i can buy online by my own credit card.. and provide the address they gave me in china,,then they will ship my items to me here in my country.. but i dont know which online store to order from,, and also the available paying methods.. any help ?

    • June 8, 2015

      If you have a shipping address in China, why don’t you try ordering through the official Xiaomi website? I recently got some items from the official HK website to be delivered to my friend’s place in Hong Kong and paid using a UK card via Paypal. Not sure if mainland China allows Paypal. HK mi.com was in Chinese but I used Google translate and everything was fine.

    • Qidamin
      June 9, 2015

      You can also buy on Xiaomi’s Tmall

    • Kevin Meilak
      June 9, 2015

      What shipping company? ?
      And how much?

  3. Guest
    June 8, 2015

    Counterfeit models will start selling in 3…, 2…, 1…

  4. Guest
    June 8, 2015

    if i have an address in china and i can ship from china to my country…what is the best online store i can order this camera? a shipping company in my country gave me an address in several countries including china… so i can buy online by my own credit card.. and provide the address they gave me in china,,then they will ship my items to me here in my country.. but i dont know which online store to order from,, and also the available paying methods.. any help ?

    • lil-bee
      June 8, 2015

      If you have a shipping address in China, why don’t you try ordering through the official Xiaomi website? I recently got some items from the official HK website to be delivered to my friend’s place in Hong Kong and paid using a UK card via Paypal. Not sure if mainland China allows Paypal. HK mi.com was in Chinese but I used Google translate and everything was fine.

    • Qidamin
      June 9, 2015

      You can also buy on Xiaomi’s Tmall

    • Kevin Meilak
      June 9, 2015

      What shipping company? 😉
      And how much?