XiaoYi M1 Review/Preview

xiaoyi-m1

DPReview has more information about the camera that we posted earlier today.

You can read their mini review here and the specs are below.

Yi M1 specifications

Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Body material Composite and Metal
Sensor
Max resolution 5184 x 3888
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 22 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 100-25600
White balance presets 4
Custom white balance No
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Superfine, fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • DNG
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 81
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier 2×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Panorama
  • Program
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene
  • Super Professional Guide (used w/ app)
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Sport
  • Night Scene
  • Candle
  • Sunset
  • Fireworks
  • Beach & Snow
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-Shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Red-Eye Slow
Flash X sync speed 1/125 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive 5.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames up to 6 shots)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 4096 x 2060 @ 30p / 75 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 15 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 15 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 15 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 24p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Micro HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 801.11b/g/n with Bluetooth LE
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description BXM-10 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 450
Dimensions 114 x 64 x 34 mm (4.49 x 2.52 x 1.34)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (JPEG)
GPS None
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  • Jeffry De Meyer

    seems like it needs a firmware update and would make for a really nice casual camera.