Chinese brand Xiaomi is certainly not afraid of trying new things, as the company has released not just phones and tablets, but all manner of electronic products as well, including air purifiers and robotic vacuum cleaners. Today the Chinese firm, through their sub-brand Xiaoyi, has released their first ever mirrorless camera, the Xiaoyi M1.
The new camera is a stylish, Leica-esque mirrorless camera that packs a sedate 20-megapixel sensor that can shoot images as high as ISO 25,600. Other specs include 4K video recording at 30FPS, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and 50-megapixel image capture capability. The device can also pair with your phone via WiFi, and has a 3-inch 720 x 480 touchscreen display which comes in handy since the camera doesn’t have a viewfinder.
From the looks of it the camera uses its own lens system, and for now there will be two options for buyers when it comes to lenses – a 12-40mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and a 42.5mm f/1.8 lens. Xiaomi is pricing the 12-40mm f/3.5-5.6 lens bundle at $330 or Php 15.8K, while the 42.5mm f/1.8 lens bundle is slightly more, at $450 or Php 21.5K. You know the drill by now – this camera will only be sold officially in China, though we imagine it’ll still find its way to the country via parallel imports.