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Review: Yi M1 Mirrorless Camera

The Chinese company Yi Technology has been shaking up the camera industry this year. A few months ago, the relatively unknown brand dropped a 4K action camera into the market—one that just about matched the Hero4 Black feature-for-feature, and did so at half the price of GoPro’s then-flagship.

Yi M1 Mirrorless Camera



Easy to use; clean design combined with familiar, phone-style touchscreen interface. Excellent image quality. Works with other Micro Four Thirds lenses. Very inexpensive for this category.


Slow autofocus. Some commonly used features require diving several layers deep in the menu system. Touchscreen is sluggish. Fixed display screen makes selfies more difficult.