Fake Xiaomi Yi action camera
There seems to be the first fake Xiaomi Yi action camera look alike on the market:
The description of the Specs is very inconsistent, well let’s take a look:
Listed is the name: HuaGuo
It just says 14MP sensor, unfortunately I couldn’t find out if it is a real 14MP sensor or the images are just upscaled. (Same way other action cams are advertised). The EKEN H9 often is described as 12MP camera, but offers just a 4MP Omnivision sensor.
Most common used sensors are the 12MP Sony IMX078 used in SJ5000X Elite, SJ8000 & Firefly 6S. The other often used sensor is the 16 MP Sony IMX206 used in Xiaomi Yi and Git2.
There is a 14MP sensor from Panasonic, the MN34110PA, used in the SJ5000.
In the description there’s a point called “pixels” which states 6 MP.
Unfortunately no word on the used chipset.
172 degree fisheye wide-angle; 6G
This is very inconsistent:
Packaging says 4K Ultra HD
Table says max. 1080p 60 fps
Description says 2K 1440p
Hard to tell what it can do
Photo Resolution & Format:
max. 14MP .jpg
In contrast to the Xiaomi Yi action camera this one offers a 2″ LCD screen
This camera comes with a removable 900 mAh battery or 950 mAh – both values are in the description. Xiaomi Yi action camera International Version comes with a 1100 mAh Sony battery.
microSD card, up to only 32GB are supported, class 10 recommended
Connectivity & Ports
This camera offers a USB port for charging, n word on A/V output or Mic input
and a miniHDMI port, which I think is actually a microHDMI port.
The camera offers wifi for phone connection; couldn’t find out which app works with this camera.
59 x 29 x 41 mm (Xiaomi Yi is: 60 x 21 x 42 mm – about the same)
The fake xiaomi yi is also available in white or lime green:
In contrast to the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera, this one comes with lots of accessories:
Well if you plan to buy a Xiaomi Yi camera – watch out!
Retailer / Price
This camera only appeared on:
- Aliexpress: starting 91.76 USD
You’ll finde more information on Aliexpress
REAL YI Action Camera:
It seems that the Chinese version was unlisted at almost every online store. Here are the links with the last known prices:
Banggood: 67.49 USD – Gearbest: 69.99 USD – Geekbuying: 69.99 USD
On Aliexpress it can be found from now and then: 71.95 USD
- Banggood: 86.99 USD
- Gearbest: 69.99 USD (official reseller) – Coupon Code: YIAC5
- Geekbuying: 89.99 USD (official reseller)
- Aliexpress: 89.99 USD (official YI store)
- Amazon (official YI store)