Unpacking and test of Xiaomi Mijia 1080 p 360 ° panoramic camera [Exclusive Guide]
today I propose you to discover the connected panoramic Xiaomi Mijia 1080 p capable camera filming at 360 degrees. Only available in China at the moment, it is however possible to get directly in China for about €80 . It is controlled entirely from the application weather available on iOS and Android. The application is fully translated in English (translated correctly by the way). The plugin of the camera is not yet entirely translated.
the camera comes in a pretty box white whose design recall the Apple products. The record is not translated to English, but very simple installation since the application does not have too much difficulty.
the camera comes with a power adapter to the Asian standard. It was delivered with a adapter China – Europe . Otherwise, any 5V – 1A with a USB output charger will do the trick.
Xiaomi Mijia 360 for fairly standard technical features
- model: JTSXJ01CM
- optical: Group 6 lenses, opening F1.8, panoramic 360 ° horizontally and
- protocols: DHCP, HTTP, IPv4, P2P, RTP, TCP, UDP
- WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth V4.0
- advanced features
- Detection of movement with notification
- appeal since mobile app
- start a call from the camera using the button on the front (above the status led)
- Night Vision: 10 Leds infrared
- mobile Application: Android and iOS
- storage: MicroSD up to 32 GB
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080 p)
- audio input: internal mic
- audio output : Yes, internal speaker
- power: 5V – 1A
- operating Temperature:-10℃ to 50℃
- weight: 250 g
- Dimensions: 118 x 80 x 80 mm / 4.65 × 3.15 × 3.15 inches
before you begin, go to the Google Play or App Store and install the weather application on your smartphone. Xiaomi for not yet translated the descriptions of applications on the blinds. Don’t worry, the application will automatically in English at first launch.
it is necessary to have an account Xiaomi to be able to use the application. An account valid email, a username and a password are necessary. If you have a gmail account, you authorize Xiaomi to connect to it. No personal information is requested (at the time of the writing of the article). Xiaomi seems inclined to respect our privacy.
run the app weather (here on iOS 10) and turn on the camera. On the main screen, click on the plus (+) in the upper right corner to start the add a device.
choose Add Device
select the Mijia 360 ° camera from the list that appears
the led should Flash yellow.
select the WiFi network you want to connect the camera and enter the password.
then place the QR code in front of the camera. You hear a message (in Chinese!). If this is not the case, go back, the password is probably wrong.
the application finishes to configure the camera.
everything went well. You can assign a location (a simple label) to the camera. Here, the camera is in the office.
you can give it a name. The third step allows to share the camera with other users of the application Xiaomi.
Setup is complete. You can start using your camera
once configured, you will find your camera in the list of devices. Everything goes through the servers of Xiaomi. Until we find a local solution (the firmware hack, hack of the UDP frames…) must be content of the mobile application.
the image sent by the camera takes about 1/3 of the screen. In the upper right corner is the share button which doesn’t seem to work for the moment. There is also access to the parameters (three dots) button.
below the live video is a joystick that allows to move the camera to the right or the left, and from top to bottom. The camera moves by a dozen of degree No. As the orders go through the internet, there may be a bit of latency.
make the video full screen, to do a tap on the video image to display additional options. Press the right button to switch to landscape mode.
in landscape mode, the joystick disappears. Instead, he just move the finger from left to right or up and down (or vice versa) to move the lens. The displacement is proportional to the displacement of the finger on the screen. Here again, the movement is done by successive No. To zoom, used two fingers to pinch or spread.
there is not that the application is in Chinese, the camera is able to speak also… but in Chinese. Fortunately, there is a hack to make her talk in French (or English). Get a SD card and then format FAT32. Download and unzip the project Xiaomi common hack for cameras (Mijia 360) of Niclet here . Copy the files in the SD folder. Unplug the camera, insert the SD card into the slot located on the back of the camera (to the right of the power micro USB connector). Re-plug in the camera. This hack does not erase the original firmware. In addition to getting the camera in our language, it adds a server Telnet and FTP. To connect to the camera, it will go through your box to retrieve the IP address of it. There seems not to be the ability to recover from the mobile application.
at the moment the plugin is only partially translated into English (and in french). No problem for basic usage. The lack of translation is a real problem to take advantage of advanced features. Motion detection, script on an event trigger… There is not even hack equivalent to the Fang model… that would allow to integrate it into a home automation such as Domoticz, Jeedom or Home Assistant software. It’s a shame because this camera is primarily an IP camera. If a developer wants to start in the adaptation of the firmware, I can lend my copy. Simply get in touch from the form.
to complete the presentation of the camera, here is a small preview image.
the panoramic camera Xiaomi Mijia 1080 p cost about €80 .