The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G offers many video capturing modes and effects. The main camera of the Mi 11 Lite 5G supports 4K recording at 30fps, as well as 1080p at 30fps and 60fps. The ultrawide camera maxes out at 1080p at 30fps, while the macro cam can do 1080p@30fps, too.
There is optional electronic stabilization available for all resolution, frame rates across all cameras but the macro. It comes at the expense of minor FoV loss and a tiny bit of added softness.
Then there's the Super steady Mode shot with the main camera - it focuses more on stabilization rather than quality, as an action camera would do. Various video modes and enhancements are available, too, but more on that in a bit.
Before we dig into the video side of things, let's mention that the audio in all videos is captured at 96Kbps, stereo. The low bitrate didn't result in awful audio captures, in fact - the sound is surprisingly deep and rich.
The 4K videos shot with the primary camera are simply amazing. The detail is beyond generous, and the sharpness is spot-on, the noise is incredibly low, the contrast and the dynamic range are praiseworthy, as well as the color reproduction. The high video bitrate (50+Mbps) has surely helped, too.
The low-light 4K videos look pretty good, too, even if a bit noisy. The detail is enough, the color saturation was kept true to life, punchier even, and the exposure is okay.
The 1080p ultrawide videos are okay for this class. In fact, we've seen worse coming from the recent Poco models. The footage is sharp and detailed, the noise levels are tolerable, and the colors are true to life. The contrast and dynamic range aren't that great, but we'd say enough for a mid-ranger.
Now, let's check those special modes.
First, you can enable AI video capture, which uses the main camera and shoots in 1080p@30fps. It crops a bit, tries to clean some noise, and boosts the color saturation. Well, the video isn't bad at all, but it looks a lot like the regular 1080p one, just cropped more.
There are a few exclusive Video Modes for the Xiaomi Mi 11 series, including the Lite models - Magic Zoom, Slow Shutter, Time Freeze, Night-mode timelapse, and Parallel World. There is no Night Mode Video here, though.
The Night Timelapse is probably among the most useful - it takes Night Mode photos, which are then stitched into a video. That's the reason while 1s of NTL takes 5+ minutes to capture and the 5s clips you are about to see took more than half an hour to make. NTL are shot in 4K and are striking! If you find the right scene, you have enough juice in the phone, and it's not freezing cold out there, you will have a video you can really show off with, and rightfully so.
And here is a regular Time-lapse we did over the course of 30 minutes. It was shot in 1080p, though 4K is available, too. It's good at night, but not as great as the dedicated NTL.
Parallel world recreates the Inception effect we saw in this popular movie a while back. It shoots in 1080p, splits the frame in half, mirrors the bottom part at the top, and slowly zooms in. There is a limit of 10 seconds for each clip.
Magic Zoom keeps you subjects steady at the center of the frame, while slowly zooms in on the background.
Time Freeze freezes parts on your frame while keeping the other parts moving. And when you decide, you can unfreeze said parts, and things will continue to move from the moment they were paused.
Slow Shutter blurs the background (mostly used at night) and is a good effect to focus on your subject at night and blur everything else (suitable for moving subjects and if the phone is not on a tripod, you could recreate dizziness or sickness).
We've already shown some of these as part of our Mi 11 review, so you can check the samples below.
And here is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G in our video comparison database.