Anyone else excited about new Yi 2.7K King version for 2017?

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Yi has finally launched a V2 follow up to their popular dashcam.

http://www.xiaoyi.com/yicarcam6/
http://www.xiaoyi.com/yicarcam6/specs.html

This new "King" version doubles the pixels to 2.7K (2688×1520) and uses H.265 encoding for 30% better compression.

It's available July 7 in China. Initial promo price is 379 RMB.



 
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don't like the big frontal "presence", dashcams should be as invisible as possible, they should know that by now...
 
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don't like the big frontal "presence", dashcams should be as invisible as possible, they should know that by now...
I agree and I think the camera is intended for a Chinese audience. There's less of a security concern there and dash cams act as a visible deterrence against scammers. You see loud designs from Yi, Xiaomi, and 360.
 

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I'd like to consider a Yi .. only i'd reckon they need to employ a serious Cam Designer who can design a Cam with some Style to replace the current one.
I take it ... it is all plastic ... Blimey ... obviously not for the western market.

Sorry ... it's a NO from me. Maybe the next model?
 
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2.7k is fantastic, and likely the current sweet spot for dash cam use. the extra detail and pixels allows use of a wider field of view without losing and possibly even improving license plate clarity. time will tell how much night quality suffers as a result of the smaller pixel size.

i prefer other form factors, but i've certainly seen worse.


battery-powered is a mistake.

don't know why dash cams -- already a niche product -- waste their time with useless "features" like h265 and 60fps.
 

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Yes, i think the way to go would have been with capacitor like our new SJDASH....
 

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140 degrees FOV is a bit narrow for a 2.7K resolution camera, writing "super wide..." :cautious: sorry "super WDR optical lens" :confused: doesn't make it any wider!

Not excited by the H265 codec for a dashcam, I want AV1 instead.

Also too big to hide behind my rear view mirror and the thieves will take an interest in the fake carbon fibre and chrome.
 

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I'd like to consider a Yi .. only i'd reckon they need to employ a serious Cam Designer who can design a Cam with some Style to replace the current one.
if you tell them you want more style they'll add some gold trim accents to bling it up a bit more ;)
 

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Where can I order it from? I'm from the state but couldn't find anywhere to buy it from.
 
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