Xiaomi Xiaoyi Night vision WiFi IP camera review and tweaks

Recently I bought this handy little camera at a bargain price at GearBest.com under 30$.

You can find more details about the camera and it’s features on their homepage by clicking here.

Winning features for me were: horizontal viewing angle: 92.7°, Vertical Viewing Angle: 48.7°,  Diagonal viewing angle: 111.2°, small body size of 54mm, video frame rate 20fps (1280×720) and support for 8-32GB Micro SD card, and Android and iOS app support.

Once you turn it on, camera will speak to you in Chinese and you will probably be confused as I am.

First you will need to install an app for the camera for your Android/iOS from their homepage.

# cat /proc/cpuinfo 
 Processor : ARM926EJ-S rev 5 (v5l)
 BogoMIPS : 218.72
 Features : swp half thumb fastmult edsp java 
 CPU implementer : 0x41
 CPU architecture: 5TEJ
 CPU variant : 0x0
 CPU part : 0x926
 CPU revision : 5

Hardware : hi3518
 Revision : 0000
 Serial : 0000000000000000

# free
  total used free shared buffers
  Mem: 35212 33904 1308 0 80
  Swap: 0 0 0
 Total: 35212 33904 1308

Download firmware: XiaomiAnts_easy_boot_german_time.zip

In order to fix wrong date/time stamp in the application you need to find file “test/equip_test.sh” on your MicroSD card. You need to change value of “my_gmt” variable to mach your timezone. For example “GMT+6” maches my current timezone which is CEST.

my_gmt=GMT+6

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