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Quick Review: Yi 360 VR Camera

Finally I write a post again after so long, is there a miss with my article? Ah, although no one missed me I would still write for myself.

It does not take too long to preamble, I'll share my first impression when I first open, hold and operate the new device I can buy after long time I want it, yes it's about Yi 360 VR Camera.

Operating very simple with very easy to understand menus, after exploring just a few minutes I already understand the function on each menu, the next thing is to try to use it.

Firstly, as the instructions of manual book, install apps on my android device is Yi 360, after the installation of the apps, the initial page is offered to connect the android smartphone to the 360 ​​VR device via a wifi connection and connect easily.

Completeness of what is obtained from the product package Yi 360 VR Camera this? of course the main device is the camera itself, then mini tripod, 1400 MaH battery, pouch bag, lens cleaner cloth, manual book and some product catalog from xiaoyi. special for this mini tripod that I like is the material is made of metal material

Because I am confused to write what else, then please directly see the video unboxing below. and I include the results of itsits photo, for the video quality may I review in the next article.

Yi 360 VR Photo Original File

Yi 360 VR Photo Edit HDR

Yi 360 VR Tiny Planet Mode

Yi 360 VR Tiny Planet Zoomed



This time I will review about a smartphone gimbal stabilizer with the name X-CAM Sight 2, it can be said this is a steadycam for smartphones. With the consideration of a cheaper price compared to other smartphone gimbal stabilizer, I finally bought this from the online marketplace and a few days later up in my hands.

What's In The Box.

X-CAM Sight 2 smartphone gimbal stabilizer has a very simple box shape look alike the smartphone box  is proper to be called a traveler gimbal stabilizer. In the box there is a smartphone gimbal stabilizer, manual book, usb charger cable, L keys, and pouch. Reading the manual book, we easily to understand the way of operation because it is accompanied by images.

First Impression.

X-CAM Sight 2 smartphone gimbal stabilizer is very fitting and light enough, has a design is quite simple so there is no difficulty when operating for the first time. a glance seen looks very futuristic with some blue led lights on, one is located at the top as a batrey indicator, if full blue and if it will run out red, and another on the front of the rod that I do not know its function as what because the light on only blue light.


Foldable Design, To make it easier for you to bring this gimbal, X-Cam uses a foldable design that can be folded into small shapes. Coupled with a small build factor, the foldable design makes this gimbal very easy to take away.
2 Axis Stabilizer, The use of 2-Axis stabilizer system makes this gimbal spin forward and sideways to balance your smartphone for smoother video movement results.
Static Frames While in Motion, X-CAM Sight 2 smartphone gimbal stabilizer uses intelligent stable system technology to ensure smooth video results and not blur when you use this portable gimbal.
Equipped with Bluetooth Connection, you can connect this gimbal to your smartphone via a bluetooth connection to access its settings. This feature supports only smartphones with bluetooth 4.0 connection.
Battery Capacity, X-CAM Sight 2 smartphone gimbal stabilizer is supported battery 1000mAh Li-Po with the ability to use up to 5 hours and charging time requires 2-3 hours.

Technical Specifications of X-Cam Sight 2 Portable Smartphone Gimbal 2 Axis Bluetooth
MaterialPC Engineering Plastic
Dimension15 x 4.8 x 5.4cm
OthersCompatible: Smartphone Less than 5.5"
Axis Pitch Angle: 175 Degree
Horizontal Axis Viewing Angle: 55 Degree
Battery: 1000mAh Li-po
Caharging Time: 2 - 3 Hours
Usage Duration: 2 - 5 Hours
Max Power: 10W
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0


Do not hoping too much if there is a pocket camera that claims to have 4K feature, because it could be 4K capabilities are not optimal, most camera only able to record video for 5 minutes then overheat. For example, The Sony RX100 V camera that has a price of thousands USD just the same thing, and it records a video for 5 minutes or more batteries can be exhausted if used to record video with 4K quality. The Panasonic LX10 camera is limited to just 15 minutes to record 4K video and some 4K cameras not more than 20fps.

Note also whether the camera captures all areas of the sensor is used or cropped (only partly), because it will affect the catch and field of the view become less wide if cropped as happened in the camera Panasonic LX10.

The point is not to get dazzled first, explore the 4K camera's capabilities first and do not be rash to buy if not too need 4K, buy a cheaper even though his fps maximum 1080p is also enough or buy a second hand 4K camera, because not too much people see youtube videos with 4K quality, most of them see youtube with smartphones.

The 4K feature in the pocket camera I think is still a gimmick, just to attract people to buy even more expensive. Or be careful with 4K features in cheap actioncam, may 4K feature is only 15fps or bitrate quality and the lens is very bad, so 4K feature becomes useless.

Let us not be fooled, read and see the product review first before buying. Hope be useful.

Macro Photography With Xiaomi Mi5 Smartphone

As I promised to further review what is in the Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone, more and more I explore the features of the Xiaomi Mi5 camera because of the many cool features of this smartphone should we explore completely. And this time I tried to explore Macro Photography feature. Little explanation of what the macro photography, macro photography is photography at a very close distance to get high detail of a small object but does not require additional magnifying tool.

On Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone has manual focus feature where we can adjust focus distance of the object which we will take just like a DSLR camera, how to enable the manual focus feature only needs to be entered into Modes and then select Manual, then there are four choices: White Balance, Focus, Exposure time, ISO. Select Focus and set the value to the smallest. hold up your smartphone to the object and adjust the distance between the object and the smartphone to get precisely focus.I

I suggest to take more than one photo at different distances between the object and the smartphone to get a good result, select the best and the precise focus and then zoom the photo in 1:1 as original object and see the results. You will be amazed. The opposite of macro photography are Infinity, Infinity is a photography technique used to obtain the focus at far object so that other nearest objects being blurred. I will write the next article about it.

For more details and the steps to do macro photography techniques please look at the following video :

Xiaomi Mi5 Purple Unboxing

This is My first Xiaomi smartphone. After searching about the technology and specifications of Xiaomi smartphone I decided to buy a Xiaomi MI5. My reason is first, from the specs smartphone Xiaomi MI5 embedded RAM 3GB with 32GB ROM capacity and My most important reason is it's camera technology has been adopted OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). Second, from the price of Xiaomi MI5 smartphone is very affordable only about $ 230 in Indonesia.

What's in the box?
As before, Xiaomi does not include earphone in any smartphones bundled they sell. There is only the smartphone itself and several manual books, which most surprised me is the charger, Xiaomi MI5 has adopted C-type USB for charger and data cable.

First impressions, slim design and soft purple color with glitter accents make an blink impression when exposed to the light. When I hold it feels very slippery, I guess this is the effect of corning gorilla glass version 4 on the screen and back panel. On the front there is a second camera, speaker phone, a small LED indicator light, MI logo and a home button that also serves as a finger print scanner. On the side there are volume buttons and the power button, on the other side there is a socket for sim cards. On the top there is a 3.5mm port for earphone and infra red sensors and at the bottom there is two speaker holes and C-type USB port. At the back the curved shape on the left and right sides, and there is a main camera lens with double flash nearby, also there is a MI logo on the center-bottom.

First start, As general android smartphones, when first turned on we were asked to follow a few steps initial setting, after that the main display will opens.
The first feature that I discover is the features of the camera, and I amazed when finding the features which have not I see in smartphones under $300 one of which is Manual Focus feature that functions like Digital Camera DSLR/SLR that is to set the focus distance object, also have manual Exposure Time feature, is also have Tilt-shift feature. The front camera like Xiaomi smartphone version ever before there is beautify features that can soften facial of the object and face detection that can show age prediction of the object although not so accurate, anyway I ignore this feature because I do not really like selfie, hahaha. Read Mode is also one of the features found on this smartphone.
As the person using the additional App such Clone App, now I not need to install additional applications because Xiaomi MI5 already provides a similar application in the settings menu.

As a smartphone with a relatively cheap price I was very satisfied with what is on the smartphone, it's normal if Xiaomi smartphone in Indonesia is getting a lot of interest, although not accompanied by commercial advertising as another smartphone brands, users are getting smarter in choosing and knowing the quality offered the producers of smartphones.