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Xiaomi MiJia Action camera – unboxing, review, menu walk-through and first impressions

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Xiaomi MiJia Action camera – unboxing, review, menu walk-through and first impressions

Xiaomi Mijia 4K is a delightful and stylish, yet very powerful action camera. It is among our favorite action cameras of 2017 and shows excellent performance in pretty much any condition.

Initially it was not meant for international sales but that changed two months after its initial announcement.

 

Packaging  and accessories

There are no accessories included in the box. In the box you will find only the camera. Accessories may be purchased separately.

You may already find a number of original and non-original accessories, including a waterproof case, mount-frame, protective silicon case and many others.

We have already reviewed the exclusively designed 3-Axis gimbal compatible with this camera and it is a delightful addition to the Mijia.

 

Specifications and performance

The camera feels amazing (mostly because of the paint texture, which is extra anti-slippery) and comes with a touch screen. Right now this is the most affordable touch screen based action camera using a high end chipset. It uses Sony IMX 317 sensor with 2.8 aperture and 145 degree wide lens. It produces true 4K at 30fps – this is real 4K and it is not interpolated like in other action cameras. The lower resolutions may be switched to more cinematic refresh rate – we have 25, 50 and 100 for 1080p if you are running the camera in PAL mode.
The camera supports EIS for 1080p at 25/30 and 50/30 fps (frame rate depends on the choice between NTSC or PAL).
From all the action cameras we have reviewed so far , the stabilization on the Mijia is among the best! That unfortunately crops part of the image angle, but the trade-off is worth it!

 

Battery life

As for battery life… What this 1450 mah battery delivers is up to three hours of full HD shooting! You read it right – 3 hours! if you choose 4 k it will last for 2 hours. Amazing!

 

Menus and settings

If compared to other mainstream action cams, the menus here are unique – the grouping makes good sense and there are not too many options. I see that as a positive, because the average user may get lost when having to choose among too many. I only wish we had more 720p possible resolutions, but… it is what it is 🙂

 

Camera specs:

Chipset: Ambarella A12S75
Sensor Brand: Sony IMX 317
Functions: Touch screen, EIS, WiFi, tripod mount
Screen: 2.4 inch, 960×480
Available resolutions:
4k : 30 fps
2.5k : 30 fps
1080p: 25/30, 50/60, 100 fps
720p : 200 fps
Image resolution: 3840×2160 (8.3MP)
Microphone: Built-in, STEREO!

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Useful links ◕‿◕ :

Xiaomi Mijia 4K Action camera
Accessories Kit including a waterproof case

 

 

Here is our traditional video review. This time featuring a young guest-speaker!

 

 

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