Camera manufacturer, Xiaoyi, today announced a “new” action camera called the Yi Lite Action Camera. This is nearly identical to the Yi Lite released months ago. As a matter of fact, this should be called the Yi Heavy seeing as it packs the same specs but is heavier.
The new action camera has the same design as the predecessor as well as the same internals. The touchscreen display is still 2.0” with Gorilla Glass protection, sensor is still a 16MP f/2.8 Sony IMX206, and the chipset inside the camera doesn’t change from the HiSilicon Hi3556.
The Yi Lite Action Camera can shoot in 4K at 20fps and in 1080p at 60fps. It has support for 9 shooting modes: there is time-lapse, photo-in-video, time-loop recording and slow motion for videos in addition to burst mode, lapse mode, timer mode, and regular photo mode for pictures.
The Yi Lite also lets users adjust settings like exposure, ISO, white balance, metering mode, shutter speed and brightness.
The Yi Lite action camera has Bluetooth 4.1 and dual band WiFi for connectivity. There is also app support for sharing photos to social media. Battery capacity is not stated, but irrespective of the mode you shoot in, the action camera is supposed to last 130 minutes on a single charge. Built-in storage is 4GB and can be expanded by up to an additional 64GB via a MicroSD card slot.
These are the exact specs of the first model released months ago but while the first one weighs 72g, the new variant comes in at 88g. It also comes in the same mint green, ice crystal blue, and star black colors.
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The Yi Lite Action Camera will go on sale on the 12th of December, during the Doubles Shopping Festival for ¥699 (~$106). It will be available on Lynx and the Xiaoyi online site.