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Sony AS30V vs. Xiaomi Yi , which is better?

The Sony HDR-AS30V is a 1080/60p action video camera with Wi-Fi®, GPS and NFC and is waterproof up to 16 feet amongst other features.

The YI Action Camera has a lightweight compact design and takes outstanding HD videos with crystal clear 16MP photos.

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Sony AS30V and Xiaomi Yi Reviews

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Sony AS30V

The YI 4K Action Camera is a remarkable camera for the money, offering great features and performance in an easy-to-use package. It has long battery life for its size. A touchscreen gives you full control of the camera or you can use the high-speed Wi-Fi to connect to your phone and control via an app. App handles shooting, editing and sharing. YI continues to add features through firmware updates.

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Xiaomi Yi

The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam offers more camera features and better video and photo quality than you'll typically find at its price. It has a removable battery and a standard 1/4-20-inch tripod mount, and the Micro-HDMI port supports live video output while recording to a microSD card.

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Sony AS30V

You'll need to buy accessories such as a waterproof housing. Though YI used Gorilla Glass, the touchscreen is not shatterproof. The microSD card slot is a little hard to access. Parts of the English app are still in Chinese.

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Xiaomi Yi

The instructions and parts of the mobile app are in Chinese, so it'll require some minor guesswork when starting out if you can't read Chinese. No memory card, mounts or housings are included and the Yi isn't waterproof on its own. Battery life could be better.

Sony AS30V
Xiaomi Yi

Difference and similar

Price

Sony AS30V

$252.81

Xiaomi Yi

$54.99

Widescreen Video Capture

Sony AS30V

Yes

Xiaomi Yi

Digital Video Format

Sony AS30V

H.264

Xiaomi Yi

H.264

Image Recording Format

Sony AS30V

JPEG

Xiaomi Yi

JPG

Max Video Resolution

Sony AS30V

1080p

Xiaomi Yi

1920 x 1080

Camcorder Sensor Resolution

Sony AS30V

16.8 pixels

Xiaomi Yi

Manufacturer

Sony AS30V

Sony

Xiaomi Yi

Xiaomi

Exposure Metering

Sony AS30V

multi-segment

Xiaomi Yi

Exposure Modes

Sony AS30V

automatic

Xiaomi Yi

Underwater Depth

Sony AS30V

up to 16ft

Xiaomi Yi

up to 40m

Special Functions

Sony AS30V

Wide angle

Xiaomi Yi

Protection

Sony AS30V

Xiaomi Yi

Waterproof

Color Category

Sony AS30V

black

Xiaomi Yi

Included Accessories

Sony AS30V

adhesive plate, micro-USB cable, underwater housing

Xiaomi Yi

Image Storage

Sony AS30V

JPEG 1920 x 1080

Xiaomi Yi

Video Capture

Sony AS30V

  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps - 16Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 120 fps - 24Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps - 12Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
  • H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

Xiaomi Yi

Memory Card Slot

Sony AS30V

Memory Stick Micro (M2) card, microSD card

Xiaomi Yi

Micro SD Card Slot

Features

Sony AS30V

Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, RGB primary color filter, USB charging, auto power save, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, high-speed recording, interval shooting mode

Xiaomi Yi

Connector Type

Sony AS30V

Xiaomi Yi

USB Charging Port

Microphone Operation Mode

Sony AS30V

Stereo

Xiaomi Yi

Battery Technology

Sony AS30V

lithium ion

Xiaomi Yi

lithium-ion

Battery Type

Sony AS30V

NP-BX1

Xiaomi Yi

Battery Details

Sony AS30V

1 x Sony NP-BX1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1240 mAh (included)

Xiaomi Yi

Rechargeable Panasonic high-density lithium-ion battery (1010mAh)

Dimensions

Sony AS30V

24.5 x 47 x 82 mm

Xiaomi Yi

60.4 mm x 42 mm x 21.2 mm

Weight

Sony AS30V

90 g (including supplied NP-BX1 battery)

Xiaomi Yi

76.6 g