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Detailed review fXiaomi Mijia 4k Mini

Written by Tyler Rondman

Detailed review Xiaomi Mijia 4k mini

Today I would like to make a detailed review on the new action camera from Mijia – Mijia 4K mini.

I bought this camera from the GearBest store. At the time of purchase, the price was $105. With the coupon BfridayRU35 Mijia 4K mini, it will cost you $89.99.

After my old action camera Xiaomi Yi, the first thing that prompted me to buy this camera is my keen interest.

Xiaomi Yi suited me all, except the lack of a screen that caused some inconvenience. When the Xiaomi  Mijia 4k mini was on sale, I decided to update the camera.

Specifications

• 6-Axis Stabilizer (Anti Shake Feature)

• Video recording in 4K

• 99 Grams Ultra-Light Weight

• Dimensions: 71.5 x 42.7 x 29.5mm

• Weight: 99 grams

• The lens angle is 145 degrees.

• 2.4-inch touch screen

• Processor: Ambarella A12S75

• 3D noise reduction

• Correction of lens distortion

• Supports RAW

• Battery capacity 1450 mAh, 3.8V

• The main video modes: 4K 30 k\s, 2.5K 30 k\s, 1080p 100 k\s, 720s 200 k\s

Equipment

The camera came in a compact box. On the front side, there is an image of the camera and the back side offers the main characteristics of the device.

Opening the boxes, the first thing we see is the camera. The camera lens is protected by a shipping sticker. According to me, a normal cap for protecting the camera would be better, but this is also good.

Full set:

• Camera

• MicroUSB cable

• Battery 1450 mAh, 3.8V

Appearance

The design of the camera is hardly unique. On the front side, we get a lens with a 145-degree angle and aperture of 2.8, a charging and an operating indicator of the camera and a Mijia logo.

On the back, there are a 2.4-inch touchscreen display and a proud 4K inscription.

Underside the socket, you’ll see the attachment to a tripod and battery compartment.

The card in the camera is installed in the battery compartment.

On the top side, there is an on/off button, an operation indicator, a microphone and a speaker.

On the right side, there is a micro USB port through which you can charge the camera, and also connect it to the 3-axis stabilizer.

Screen

When shooting on a sunny day, I set the viewing angles and screen brightness at an average level. Responsiveness of the wheelbarrow is good, there are slight brakes when turning the main pages of the screen. For more details, you can see the work of the touchscreen in the form of a review that you will find at the end of the article.

Functionality and possibilities

Video

• 4K 30 k\s

• 2.5K 30 k\s

• 1080p 100 k\s

• 1080p 60 k\s

• 1080p 30 k\s – in this mode EIS stabilization works

• 720s 200 k\s – Slow Motion mode

 

 

Software

Mijia 4k connects to the phone through the MiHome application (Android / iOS). It keeps the connection perfect without falling off. Firmware updates are also updated via MiHome.

As we can see from the screenshots, almost the entire interface of the application is in English. There is also a separate point for controlling the stabilizer Xiaomi 3-axis Stabilization. I already ordered the stabilizer. As soon as I receive, I will test it and definitely review it.

Autonomous work

The camera has a battery with a capacity of 1450 mAh, one battery charge lasts 1 hour and 32 minutes at 4K and 2 hours and 5 minutes when recording in 1080p format 60k/s. The camera can be removed when the power source is connected (charging from the network or a paver bank). The approximate charging time is 1 hour and 50 minutes.

 

Conclusion

The camera was pleasing to me. During the use, the firmware was updated 3 times. In the last version, the bitrate was increased and the image quality was slightly corrected. An additional accessory specifically for the Mijia camera has already been released – the 3-axis stabilizer. Indeed, an appreciable inclusion!

About the author

Tyler Rondman

When he isn't enjoying the beautiful Northwest outdoors, you can find Tyler on business and tech sites, writing about the latest news, analyzing trends, and generally making the Internet a more interesting place.