Xiaomi, the popular Chinese manufacturer, has launched another Yi product in China - the Yi Camera Night Vision Edition. The camera will go on sale starting Friday via the company's own website and is priced at CNY 149 (roughly Rs. 1,500).
It is worth mentioning that the latest offering by Xiaomi is the third camera product by the firm, after the original Yi Camera and the Yi Sport or Mi Sport Action Camera. Users might however get confused between the original and the night vision edition as they both feature the same design-profile.
The Xiaomi Yi Camera Night Vision Edition features a 940mm infrared camera sensor, which lets the device work without the help of any artificial light and view up to 5 metres. Featuring an "All Glass" lens with f/2.0 aperture and 4x zoom function, the camera has 92.7-degree horizontal, 48.7-degree vertical and 111.2-degree diagonal viewing angles.
Alongside a new sensor, the camera device carries the same functions as the standard edition including image snapshots, HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution video recording in 20fps, and live image streaming via the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. The device also comes with a microSD card slot (up to 32GB) and can record two-way voice. The camera's companion app is compatible smartphones running versions later than Android 2.3 Gingerbread and iOS 7.0.
Xiaomi at MWC 2015 launched its Yi Action Camera priced at CNY 399 (roughly Rs. 3,900). The camera can record full-HD resolution videos using a 16-megapixel Sony Exmor R BSI CMOS image sensor. Like the GoPro Hero, it's rated for usage up to 40 metres underwater. The device is limited to China for now.