* This camera comes with Chinese language only.
- Neat minimalistic design
- 20 MP sensor from Sony
- Lightweight corpus — only 200 gram
- Touch-screen 3″ display
- Soft-touch and skin-friendly thermoplastics from Arnitel
Yi first-born mirrorless camera
Capture perfect moments of your life and enjoy a great quality photo and video.
Yi M1 mirrorless digital camera delivers exhilarating images due to innovative Sony 20 MP sensor.
Sony IMX269 matrix
Yi M1uses Sony 20 MP image sensor based on a Micro Four Thirds standard for a more realistic color rendering, better image detail, as well as better tonal correction.
Minimalistic camera design
To make user’s first encounter with an interface a pleasant experience and ensure smooth navigation for the future, the design was simplified, with only a few function buttons and the main control settings viewed on the touch screen.
The camera body is constructed of a lightweight thermoplastic material and offers a classic color choice — black and silver.
Even a beginner can shoot like a pro
Art and technology make a masterpiece
Smartphone-based interface, 3″ touch screen, and two physical buttons aim to give a simpler user experience, and a wide chain of settings encourages to create a real masterpiece.
From zero to hero
- Swipe left to select a shooting mode.
- Swipe right to return to the main screen.
- Run your finger to the right to open a menu and configure shutter speed, ISO, focus, exposure, and other settings.
Accessible Master Guide
Download Master Guide templates and presets into your phone.
Synchronize the camera with your smartphone and receive an instant access to the templates. Master Guide will lead you through the process of creating a well-set composition, choosing a subject and placing it right.
BLE Bluetooth real-time connection.
Yi interchangeable lenses
- Yi 42.5 mm f / 1.8 lens
- Yi 12–40 mm f / 3.5–5.6 lens
Micro Four Thirds standard highlights universal format and creative capacity of the camera. MFT is a standard for mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras. Yi M1is compatible with 50+ other types of lenses making it more versatile.
280 gram — be free
The weight of the unit, including battery, is only 280 gram. Feel free with an advanced operating system coupled with sophisticated outer looks.
An elegant design as a tribute to a classical DSLR camera.
An upper control panel is not cluttered with buttons for convenient use. It has on / off button and a mode wheel. Main settings are available on the touchscreen menu. Manual setting control can now be operated even simpler and faster.
Hard and long-lasting thermoplastic material from a Dutch manufacturer DSM Arnitel feels sleek and is skin-friendly.
Yi 42.5 mm f / 1.8 lens
Perfect for portrait photography (35–85 mm film equivalent), it adds sharpness to a subject, blurring the background and creating a beautiful “bokeh” effect. F / 1.8 lens lets to capture clear and pin-sharp images in low-light conditions. 0.5x zoom gives a wider viewing angle and allows to shoot breathtaking photos in macro mode. Yi 42.5 mm f / 1.8 lens is a handy instrument to master macro photography.
Yi 12–40 mm f / 3.5–5.6 lens
This is 24–80 mm film equivalent. The ultra-modern optical lens allows catching every moment with exceptional image quality.
Extra-low dispersion glass (ED) and four aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration and other sorts of distortion. A portable lens with a fast focusing and rapid zooming provide high contrast and clarity of the image for a wide range of focal lengths.
Let your artistic potential free with a Yi M1 mirrorless digital camera and explore a new world through Yi lenses.
Also, Yi M1 comes with a great selection of accessories:
- Shoulder camera bag
- Backup battery
- Battery charger
- Wrist strap
- Shoulder strap
- UV filter
* This camera comes with Chinese language only.
||YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera
||Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
||130.4mm(W) × 93.5mm(H) × 63.1mm(D) (excludes protrusions)
||Focus Length: 42.5mm (35mm equivalent focal length with 85mm portrait range & 90mm macro range)
Maximum Aperture: F1.8
Aperture Range: F1.8-22
Form: 6 sets of 6 optical glasses
||20M (5184×3888 pixel)
(Compression rate: SHQ 1/2.7, HQ 1/4,Normal1/8), EXIF v2.3
||LCD Screen Size: 3 inches, approx. 1.04MP
Brightness Control: Supported
||Contrast Detection Auto Focus
||Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Touch Screen Focus & Shoot
||Supported (Focus Peaking & Manual Focus Zoom)
|AF Luminance Range
||Vertical-travel, mechanical, electronically controlled focal-plane shutter, 1/4000s~60s
||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
||Automatic, Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Bulb, Time
||AE bkt, WB bkt
||Spot Metering, Evaluative Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering
||External Flash: Supported
Flash Mode: Automatic, Manual, Slow Sync, Red-Eye Reduction Slow Sync, Flash Off
Flash Sync Speed: 1/125s
||Single, Sequential, Timer (2s, 10s)
|Sequential Shooting Speed
||SD/SDHC/SDXC (max 512g)
Remote Control through Smart devices
||Bluetooth 4.0 BLE Wi-Fi 2.4G
||4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
||Upgrade camera firmware through YI M1 app
Upgrade lens firmware through both app and camera
||-10 ~ +40°C, 30-90%RH
||-20 ~ +60°C, 10-90%RH
Body Cap×1 (attached)
|User manual PDF