Yi Lite Action Camera Specs Features & Reviews

Camscore
90/100

Key Specs

Price
$135
Release Date
2 years 7 months ago
Field of View
150 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No

Photo Specs and Settings

Photo Res
16.00mp
Burst rate
10fps
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Loop Length
 
Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Physical

Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Info Screen
No
Flip Screen
 
Weight
72grams
Weight with Housing
 
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Glasses
No

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
130 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
90minutes
Uptime Score
59/100
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Yes
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
40metre
Drop Proof
No
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
 
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
Yes
Buying Options
New
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 
Table of contents

Yi Lite action camera specs, features and expert reviews.

Summary

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
Underwater Video Example
Action Video Example
Image Stabilization Video Example
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Record Super Slow Motion Footage (120fps) in Real High Definition (1080p)?
No, you have to drop down to 720p to get 120fps slow motion videos
Can You Record Footage Whilst The Camera Charges?
Yes you can record footage whilst charging from a powerbank or wall plug
What Is The Best Video Recording Resolutin & Framerate With Image Stabilization?
1440p is the highest video resolution you can use with Electronic Image Stabilization
Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
No this camera does not record full 4K video, it does though record 1440p

Mounting and Form

Mounting and Form

Your action camera's most important feature is how it will mount to you, your vehicles and other parts of your activities. Below we look at how this camera fits to certain mounts and what it's mounting setup is.

There are two main mounting systems, the GoPro (2 to 3 fin mount) and the 1/4" (quarter inch) thread mount.

When we decide how each camera is mounted, we talk about it's form, whether it would fit to a certain popular mounting type, such as on the chest, head or in-hand and whether there was a mounting type for this too.