April 4th, 2018: 2 years after we reviewed the Yi dash cam it’s still one of our top choices for drivers in cooler climates. To see the full list of best dash cameras we recommend right now please see our Best Dash Cams Article.
Our Video Review
|Date Released||Jan 2016 // Intl Version March 2016|
|Max Resolution||1296P – 2304 x 1296|
|Image Sensor||1/2.7 inch,3umpixel, 4000mV / lux – s|
|Processor||Yi A12 (Novatek)|
|Lens||6-G Glass Lens f/1.8|
|Capacitor // Battery||240mAH Lithium Polymer|
|LCD||2.7 426 x 240 LCD|
|Wifi||Yes ( 802.11n)|
|Size||74 x 32 x 52.4 mm|
Startup TimesSomething I didn’t mention in the video but the Yi is one of the fastest cameras I’ve ever used. The camera starts in two seconds and is recording soon after. Most cameras take 7-8 seconds. I have no idea how Yi Technologies managed to create such wizardry. Great job, this means no waiting in a parking lot for your camera to startup.
Chinese and International Editions
The international version includes a 1-amp, 1-port charger and is FCC/CE certified. The international version has two ports and delivers 2-amps.