Xiaomi has quietly released the Mi camera SE PTZ version in China. The cheapest PTZ camera from the Chinese company has been listed on Youpin, Xiaomi’s crowdfunding platform in its home market. The Xiaomi Mi camera SE PTZ comes with a retail price of RMB 149 (around Rs 1,600). Ahead of the release of this budget model, Xiaomi had released three other PTZ camera models. These include the PTZ version (1080P), PTZ version 2K (1296P) and PTZ version Pro (1296P)
Like the Xiaomi Mi 8/9 SE, the SE is the low-end version. If we compare this device with the 199 yuan PTZ version, the Xiaomi Mi camera SE does not support vertical movements. It only supports the horizontal motion.
The Xiaomi Mi camera SE PTZ version comes with a 2-megapixel camera. It is capable of shooting 1080p high-definition videos. The smart camera uses WDR technology, allowing the camera to retain more information even in a backlit scene.
The camera comes with a 940nm infrared fill light. The brightness of the fill light is controlled using optical structure and software optimization. The camera also allows for stronger permeability with the night vision. The smart camera also uses a new generation of H.265 video encoding technology. Those using this smart camera will be able to watch 1080p HD videos smoothly even under 1M uplink bandwidth. According to GizmoChina, there is support for 32GB microSD card slot as well as NAS or cloud storage support.
The footage recorded in the microSD card can be played back at 1/4/16 times speed. The Mi camera SE PTZ can recognize humans and sounds an alarm whenever it sees suspicious activity or movement. It also effectively filters movements from wind, grass, pets among others. The camera also comes with a housekeeping mode. This reportedly helps ensure that the alarm time-frequency is reduced to cut down false alarm.
Besides, Xiaomi is entering the TV streaming battle with its TV Stick device very soon. This device will compete with the likes of Amazon Fire TV Stick but run on Android TV software. The device has been spotted online recently, which suggests the launch is not far away. The Mi TV Stick is essentially a mini-computer that connects to the TV via HDMI port and turns them into a smart TV. It will carry the Mi logo at the top and the rest of the device will be black in color.
The Mi TV Stick is listed at $80 (Rs 6,000 approx) over here, but it is likely to cost much less than that. The Mi Stick will use the Android 9 Pie version as its platform, and use its power from the quad-core processor, which will be paired with 2GB RAM. All the apps installed on the device reside in the 8GB storage space allotted for them. Running on Android TV means the device will offer voice control support via Google Assistant.