M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera from Xiaomi Yi

Even Beginners Can Shoot Like a Pro

The China-based Xiaomi Yi Company has succeeded in action cam market with its Yi Action Camera and Yi 4K Action Camera 2, and now they are trying to capture mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera market.

This new product, M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera is made of DSM Arnitel ThermoPlastic, weighs only 280 grams, is designed in an elegant minimalistic style, available in two colors — black and gray.

But what interests us the most is what’s inside this beauty.

Yi M1 uses an effective 20MP Sony IMX269 Four Thirds sensor which allows shooting in RAW and JPEG formats and has the ability to shoot 4K / 30P video.

Yi M1 Digital Camera is designed for people who want to take better quality photos than the smartphone can offer but are not ready to buy a professional digital camera.

The concept of smartphone-like user experience with the 3-inch touchscreen interface and only two physical buttons should facilitate the use of the camera.

It is possible to connect Yi M1 to a smartphone via Bluetooth and share photos from your camera with friends in real-time.

Get ready to shoot outstanding moments with excellent video quality — 4K at 30 frames per second and Full HD at 60 frames per second.

The shutter speed is 1/4000 s ~ 60 s, the range of ISO is 100–25600.

It is a pleasant surprise that you can choose among two lenses that come in the kit.

More conventional Yi 12–40 mm f/3.5—5.6 will be supplied with the camera, and prime Yi 42.5 mm f/1.8 can be purchased separately or in a kit, both are equipped with image stabilization.

The universal camera mount is compatible with more than 50 different lenses.

Lithium-ion 900 mAh battery allows you to record up to 7 hours of 4K video or take approx. 450 photos. There is a charger, that will fully recharge your Yi M1 battery in approximately 180 minutes.

The wide range of accessories to the camera is inspiring:

  • Yi M1 Wrist Strap
  • Yi M1 Shoulder Strap
  • Yi M1 UV Lens
  • Yi M1 Shoulder Bag
  • Yi M1 Battery Charger
  • Yi M1 Camera Battery

Input / Output:

  • USB 2.0
  • HDMI (Micro HDMI)
  • Bluetooth BLE 4.0
  • Remote Control Through Smart devices
  • Wireless: Supported (2.4G)

The main characteristics:

  • Sony IMX269 20.16 MP sensor
  • ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
  • Shutter Speed: Vertical-travel, mechanical, electronically controlled focal-plane shutter, 1 / 4000s ~ 60 s
  • 3-inch, 720×480 LCD Touchscreen
  • Camera Size: 130.4 mm (W) x 93.5 mm (H) x 63.1 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
  • Firmware Upgrade: camera firmware upgrades through Yi M1 app, lens firmware upgrade through both — app and camera

Photo samples:

You can get more information about the product here.

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