Yi’s Sony-Powered Lite 4K Action Camera Offers Real Quality At An Amazing Price
Stephan Jukic – March 5, 2019
The Yi Lite 4K UHD action camera may cost a whole bunch less than any of GoPro’s Hero 4K UHD cameras even at its regular price tag but this doesn’t stop it from delivering one remarkably strong, robust level of video recording and photographic performance power. That’s what you get for this little powerhouse of a device even at its regular price tag.
Right now though, it’s not even selling at that price. Instead, Amazon has it on sale for a special discount offer that slices $25 off MSRP and brings the price of the Yi Lite down to just $57.99.
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In exchange for this remarkably low price, Yi offers up 16 megapixels of photo resolution in the Yi Lite and combines this with 1080p resolution at 60fps and 4K ultra HD at 20fps. Other bonus useful specs include a two-inch touchscreen LCD display for photo editing and adjusting camera settings, and roughly 130 solid minutes of battery power if you use the Yi Lite for 1080p video (less for 4K UHD recording unfortunately).
You can also transfer video and photo recordings from the camera to a smartphone or other device via built-in WiFi and other wireless connectivity options include a Yi remote and Bluetooth 4.1 capacity. The Yi Lite 4K camera lets you do photo and video shooting in multiple settings as well. These include a burst mode, time lapse, photo-in-video and a few others.
In terms of internals, the Yi Lite supports microSD storage of up to 64GB and while this isn’t quite ideal for prolonged 4K video recording (which the battery of the Yi Lite wouldn’t support anyhow), it’s more than enough for some fairly decent 1080p video capture.
In basic terms, no, the Yi Lite isn’t quite on the same level of something like the GoPro Hero 6, but it it is still one very robust action camera. More importantly still, it offers nearly identical video color and contrast quality inside a body with plenty of weather resistance despite costing only a fraction of the price of a newer Hero model while still managing some 4K footage. For casual outdoor sports and adventure shooting on a budget even under rough conditions, it’s definitely worth its price.
Here’s Amazon’s sales offer for the Yi Lite. It’s worth a good look if you want to save a couple hundred dollars while still getting genuinely strong action camera performance.