Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is breaking into the sports camera industry with a low-cost camera retailing at only RMB399 (US$63). The GoPro-style gadget is also offered in a RMB499 version which includes an accompanying selfie stick.

Dubbed YiCamera (our translation), the new product is made by Ants, or Xiaoyi, a Dropcam-like video monitoring camera maker which is a major member of Xiaomi’s ambitious hardware plan.

The camera features an Ambarella A7LS processor and Sony 16MP Exmor R BSI CMOS photo sensor that works under diverse types of lighting. Users can shoot with various video resolutions (1080p/60fp, 720p/120fps, 240p/480fps) under different scenarios. The f/2.8 aperture lens capture 155-degree wide angle views.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.