Yi Lite

Camscore
90/100

Key Specs

Camera Manufacturer & Model
Yi Lite
Manufacturer
Model
Price
$135
Release Date
5 months 2 weeks ago
Field of View
150 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
Type of Image Stabalization
 
360
No
Sensor

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
10fps
Photo Recording Formats
Optical Zoom
No
Aperture
F2.80

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Video Recording Options
 

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Info Screen
No
Dimensions
6.5 × 3 × 4.2 cm
Weight
72grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Storage Devices
Colours

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
130 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Depth Rating
40metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance
 
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
Yes
Buying Options
New

Yi Lite action camera specs, features and expert reviews.

Summary

We spent 5.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what the experts think:

A solid entry level, budget action camera which has features that much more expensive cameras have. It doesn't aim to do 4k video or super slow motion in HD but it has aimed to create videos in 1080p at 60fps which is the most used video res and frame rate and they've done that well for a price everyone can afford.

Reasons to buy
  • Sony sensor, which is well tested
  • It's a 1080p camera, which records at 60fps
  • Great small rear screen to see what you are recording which is very responsive
  • Uses Gorilla Glass on the rear screen, helpful if you are clumsy
  • Incredible dual band WiFi connectivity
  • Has an App which works really well, to control your Yi camera and even edit on the road
  • Accepts extra batteries because they are replaceable
  • Fantastic price point, sub $100 at launch with deals and coupons online
  • You can use the same battery and housings in the Yi Lite, 4K and 4K+ so if you have both the Lite and the 4K+ they can share batteries and underwater cases
Reasons not to buy
  • Although it has Electronic Image Stabalisation, it's not the best, you may find it isn't the smoothest
  • Not waterproof out of the box, you need a case or housing to take it underwater, for snorkeling, surfing, scuba, freediving, etc
  • No raw photo available which is in the Yi 4k options
First Look
Replaced
84/100
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User rating

Expert Reviews

Low entry price, touchscreen, great image stabalisation, high photo resolution and advanced firmware make for a great entry level and versatile action camera. Let down by a couple of points, no raw photo, no external mic and unlike new GoPro's, needs a waterproof case to take underwater.

A great entry level action camera, not the best EIS but if you are after 1080p at 60fps it's hard to beat for the price.

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