Xiaoyi M1 offer a 20 megapixel Sony image sensor (IMX269)
Xiaomi looking to enter the camera market using the brand name Xiaoyi. Yesterday, Xiaomi announced a new mirror-less camera – Xiaoyi M1.
The Xiaoyi M1 features a 20 megapixel Sony image sensor (IMX269). As per the reports, the IMX269 is a micro four thirds sensor which Xiaomi claims can offer much better image qualities than compact cameras. The camera has been launched at Yuan 2199 (Price in India Rs 22,000 Approx.). However, this price is only for the M1 with one lens. The dual-lens kit was revealed for the price of Yuan 2,999.
The Xiaoyi M1 comes with two lenses, a 12-40mm lens with f/3.5-5.6 aperture and 42.5mm lens with f/1.8 aperture. Both the lenses offer up to 25,600 ISO sensitivity and the camera body also features a 3-inch touchscreen. The camera can also be controlled with the smartphone with various connectivity options. Other than this, there are over 50 lenses available on the product page already so that’s another bonus. Latest reports suggest that Xiaomi has made this possible by partnering with existing camera maker that has enables it to manufacture such variety of lens in such a short span of time.
Xiaomi has once again released a product which offers best specifications at its price. But it will be interesting to see how this camera stands in the market.