When we got our hands on Chinese camera maker YI's first mirrorless camera, the YI-M1, we didn't have a lot of positive things to say. Despite a great sensor, the camera was... unrefined. But the company just released a new firmware version for the M1 that promises to smooth out some of its rougher edges.
Key updates include (much-needed) improved AF speed, the addition of a RAW+JPG shooting option, exposure control in P, A, S and M modes when shooting video, AF/MF control during video capture, and the addition of a histogram in live view while shooting both stills and video.
We've updated our review model to the latest firmware and are taking it for another spin to possibly update our review, but in the meantime, check out the release notes below to see what all YI has improved and fixed on the M1 with this newest update.
Firmware Version 3.0-int Update Logs
Fixed some known bugs, and improved the overall stability of the system.
Change the thumbnails in each screen from 9 to 12 images.