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post Jul 25 2017, 11:03 AM, updated 3y ago

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Thanks to Eric Kim kopiPeng in lowyat.net forum for helping me get hold of this Xiaoyi Yi Dashcam 2.7K King Edition from China.

Official product page: Yi Dashcam 2.7K King Edition


Technicals Specs:
• Processor: A17@1.25GHz + A7 @ 800MHz, dual-core configuration
• Co-processor: built-in ARM NEON acceleration, integrated high-speed FPU processing unit
• Sensor: 4 MP high sensitivity image sensor
• Coding technique: real-time multi-stream configuration H.265 coding capability
• 140.6° viewing angle, 6G all-glass, F1.9
• 2.7″ TFT LCD screen; Widescreen: 960x240Dot-matrix delta
• Resolution: 2.7K (2688 × 1520) 30 FPS, 2K (2560 x 1440) 30 FPS, FHD (1920 x 1080) 30/60 FPS, HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS
• Support up to 128GB microSD card (recommended reading speed of 80MB/s or higher)
• WDR: SUPER WDR 2.0
• Wi-Fi 802.11n, wireless security standard; wireless encryption: WPA2 encryption
• Battery: built-in high-temperature resistant polymer lithium battery, capacity 400mAh


The box
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Open box
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Contents
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• Yi Dashcam 2.7K King Edition
• 90° Angled Micro USB 3.5 meters Cable
• 2 port USB Car Charger
• Tape mount with 3M mounting tape
• Pry Bar
• Manual in Chinese
• Yi Thank You card


Yi Dashcam 2.7K King Edition
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Tape mount with 3M mounting tape
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2 port USB Car Charger
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90° Angled Micro USB 3.5 meters Cable
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Pry Bar
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Manual in Chinese and Yi Thank You card
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Yi Dashcam 2.7K King Edition Menu Interface
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Now there’s dual language in Chinese and English


Voice Command
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This allows you to control the Yi Dashcam to start recording and take a photo using voice command.


Initial firmware V-1.00.037 out of the box
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Yi Dashcam Android App
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Difference between video distortion turned off and on
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Left is video distortion off and right is video distortion on


Test Setup
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Using Netac Pro P500 MicroSD UHS3 128GB


Videos

Recorded in 2.7K 2688×1520 30fps with an overall bit rate of 22.4 Mb/s













This post has been edited by blurjoey: Sep 19 2017, 09:42 PM
TSblurjoey
post Jul 25 2017, 11:24 AM

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QUOTE(drumstick62 @ Jul 25 2017, 11:08 AM)
watch your youtube channels! Day image is not really sharp on surrounding, needless to say night mode...image abit blur.
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First batch from China. Think future firmware would improve on video quality. Anyway, Yi has good track record for releasing firmware to fix issues and improvements.
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post Aug 1 2017, 10:09 AM

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QUOTE(-kytz- @ Jul 31 2017, 08:42 PM)
What's the difference between this and the standard Xiao Yi dashcam?

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It's newer hardware specs VS the 1+ years old Yi dashcam hardware specs.

2.7K resolution vs 1080p. Got voice command.
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post Aug 1 2017, 08:25 PM

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QUOTE(-kytz- @ Aug 1 2017, 08:12 PM)
Still same old lithium ion battery?

Btw, just curious, I am interested in getting a dashcam but I might not be using a car when I move to Singapore. Could it be used as an IP camera in the house for surveillance or something?
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Yes still lithium battery.

It's a dashcam, not an IP cam.
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post Aug 3 2017, 10:02 AM

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QUOTE(fixion @ Aug 2 2017, 09:29 PM)
Stucked between getting this or the mijia dashcam...

Which one do you suggest?

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I like both actually. If can wait, get the later batch of Yi dashcam King Edition as the first batch's firmware is not that stable. Hopefully, updated firmware will also have improved image quality too.
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post Aug 4 2017, 09:20 AM

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QUOTE(fixion @ Aug 4 2017, 12:19 AM)
Alright thanks for your clarification! Its only the firmware update right? I dont think the first batch or second batch hardware spec will change?
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Don't think the hardware specs will change. Most likely the firmware need improvements.
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post Aug 10 2017, 10:47 AM

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QUOTE(psyduck89 @ Aug 9 2017, 11:57 PM)
Any comparison with mijia?
Both similar price right?
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Price is around the same as this is to compete with Mijia.

Mijia is 1080p resolution and this King Edition is 1520p resolution.

I'm waiting for the firmware update for the King Edition first. Maybe if have time, will do a VS video.
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post Aug 10 2017, 08:16 PM

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QUOTE(psyduck89 @ Aug 10 2017, 06:59 PM)
whats wrong with current firmware??

bug??
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Hopefully image quality improvement.
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post Aug 11 2017, 10:16 AM

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QUOTE(myteam94 @ Aug 11 2017, 09:53 AM)
How much you bought it?
Plan to get a second dashcam
Might be placing my current (first edition) yi dashcam on th rear
And place this king edition in front.
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I bought from kopiPeng

You can view his sales post in Garage Sales
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post Dec 9 2017, 07:04 PM

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QUOTE(petlu28 @ Dec 9 2017, 06:59 PM)
Firmware upgrade yet?
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You mean firmware V-1.01.017?

http://www.xiaoyi.com/dash/firmware/download/yicarcam6.html

Not yet as I read someone updated and lost the English menu. Waiting for confirmation from Yi on this.
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post Dec 9 2017, 10:38 PM

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QUOTE(petlu28 @ Dec 9 2017, 09:49 PM)
Blurjoey, are yi dash cam suitable using this kind memory card?
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Can use... I'm using Evo Plus in my dashcams...
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post Dec 10 2017, 09:03 PM

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QUOTE(petlu28 @ Dec 10 2017, 01:27 PM)
Do you know if use 16gb & 32gb can record how many hours if set 2.7K setting?
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Estimated 16GB is less than 1.5 hours. 32GB less than 3 hours.
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post Dec 10 2017, 10:15 PM

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QUOTE(petlu28 @ Dec 10 2017, 09:27 PM)
If not enough memory will auto replace previous record?
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All dashcams now have loop recording function where old files get overwritten first when full.
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post Dec 11 2017, 12:03 PM

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QUOTE(unixcorp @ Dec 11 2017, 12:23 AM)
Hi.. which one is better, this one or older xiaoyi dashcam?

I'm intending to capture 1080p 60fps only.. thanks
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The Yi King Edition is better and also have 1080p 60fps.
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post Dec 11 2017, 10:45 PM

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QUOTE(TAYLOL @ Dec 11 2017, 04:28 PM)
Just to share with dashcam kakis here, this is a spectacular dashcam at spectacular deal. Outstanding dark performance and capacitor instead of battery. I bought mine last 11.11 for 430yuan + 10% discount but tomorrow 12.12 the price suppose to be even better, 399-30 + RM20 off (if pay with REVPAY and having Tmall points). No problem thank work locally and come with English interface.Let me know if you wish for more info from me.
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https://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.htm...=499.00&from=h5
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Any day and night video samples? You can do a review in the review section for this dashcam.
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post Dec 12 2017, 12:01 AM

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QUOTE(TAYLOL @ Dec 11 2017, 11:48 PM)
I am a dahscam kaki (bought 5-6 dashcams to date) but never actually installed one myself cause lazy do wiring on my car, LOL...

Perhaps one day I try to mount it and take for a ride then show it here.
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Sure thing. Can post in this thread also...

https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2967145
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post Dec 14 2017, 09:58 AM

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QUOTE(wkalvin @ Dec 14 2017, 09:11 AM)
Xiaomi Mijia got king edition?
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This is Mi. King Edition is only from Yi.
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post Dec 17 2017, 02:28 PM

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QUOTE(Arylikh @ Dec 16 2017, 03:26 AM)
I have just received my unit.
Trying the firmware upgrade as instructed here. http://www.xiaoyi.com/yicarcam6/firmware.html

Problem is, no matter which way of the two (normal and emergency update) my unit will request for SD card format instead of Step 4 in the guide.
The firmware upgrade doesn't prompt at all and ask for SD format  ranting.gif

Am i missing anything not included in the instruction? current firmware is V 1.01.004
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How about updating using the Yi dashcam app?

I know the latest version removes the english menu.
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post Jan 1 2018, 12:57 AM

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QUOTE(fookyuan @ Dec 31 2017, 12:53 AM)
Confirm fw v-1.01.017 upgrade removes the English UI
Saw the update when connect the cam via app...took the bait

Now I loss the English UI
Any idea how to revert to old fw ? Or other fw ?
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I think it's because of Yi Ultra dashcam which is the international version of the King Edition.
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post Jan 1 2018, 01:12 AM

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QUOTE(SilentForever @ Jan 1 2018, 01:08 AM)
Which one is better Viofo A119V2 or this? From what I find is that capacitor can resist more heat in our climate. And the new compact yi dash cam is still inferior to this right?
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I changed to capacitor based dashcams since I got my A119 in 2016...

A119 is getting HDR in the coming firmware and the video quality will be improved.

If Malaysia has 4 seasons, I will use battery dashcams like this Yi King Edition innocent.gif

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