Much Anticipated Yi-M1 Firmware 3.0 Released

YI released firmware 3.0 for the Yi -M1, which you can find here. This very attractive and affordable camera had a lot of fans until the early reviews trashed it for having poor performance, but the latest firmware update is supposed to correct things. You can find a list of the improvements below.


  1. Added exposure control in the mode P/A/S/M for video capture
  2. Added AF/MF control for video capture.
  3. Added RAW+JPG format for still capture
  4. Added still image option in Time Lapse
  5. Added the option to shoot 1-3 images when using the self-timer function with an initial 2 second or 10 second timer settings
  6. Added a histogram in live view mode for both still and video capture
  7. Added new focus viewing modes with improved image quality including: 6x, 8x and 10x magnification in MF mode
  8. Added 2 ways to show the Metering mode in the UI
  9. Added the user guide (Restoring factory settings to view)
  10. Added multiple selection of images for deletion.
  11. Added 2 new options for the display grid
  12. AE algorithm optimization
  13. Master Guide template display logic optimized
  14. Improved AF speed


Fixed some known bugs, and improved the overall stability of the system.


Change the thumbnails in each screen from 9 to 12 images.

Download Firmware 3.0 Here

YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 Lens Storm Black
YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 42.5mm F1.8 Lens Storm Black
YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 Lens / 42.5mm F1.8 Lens Storm Black

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  • Orange Elephant

    “Much anticipated”?


    Sorry but all links are for the v2,
    Where is the v3?

  • Ken

    It was hoped for, but not really highly anticipated. This new firmware update has made this a decent camera. I bought mine to use for family stuff and quick ‘street-shooter’ type stuff. Sort of like my Olympus 35RC or their XA was back in the day. You know there are times I don’t want to lug out the D610. This update has made that a reality… I just need to find a decent, inexpensive pancake to make it really happen.

    • It really depends how closely you followed this camera…. m43 was supposed to offer similar performance for less money… Further the Leica inspired design actually drove a lot of traffic for this product, but shortly after the launch the early reviews kind of tanked sales. Shortly after that there was talk of the camera getting fixed at some point in the future… Now the fix is here… This is kind of like Fujifilm fixing the X100… Regardless it’s always good to have a usable and affordable m43 option on the market with Panasonic/Olympus making cameras at the same price point as Canon/Nikon/Fujifilm/Sony/etc…