YI 4K Action Camera vs. GoPro HERO4 Black


YI 4K Action Camera

GoPro HERO4 Black

Processor Ambarella A9SE (Latest Processor) Ambarella A9 (Old Processor)
Sensor Sony IMX377 12MP 1/2.3" (Latest Sensor) Sony IMX117 12MP 1/2.3" (Old Sensor)
Display Built-in 2.19-inch retina widescreen with touch. 640-by-360 pixels at 330 ppi None
Battery Life 120 minutes 4K/30 video recording * 65 minutes 4K/30 video recording
Wi-Fi module Broadcom BCM43340 dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz, above 3MB/s download speed * (High Speed) Atheros QCA6134X,single-band 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz only, around 1.5MB/s download speed * (Low Speed)
Battery 3.85V 1400mAh 5.39Wh 3.8V 1160mAh 4.4Wh
Gyroscope/Accelerometer Embedded low power high resolution 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope None
Microphone Dual microphone Single microphone
Remote Control Low power Bluetooth remote control Wi-Fi remote control
Power consumption and heat management State-of-the-art low power 28nm A9SE chip. High performing cooling system enables stable video recording Old A9 chip with high power consumption. Overheating may cause device to stop recording
Power on Speed 3 seconds 5 seconds
Timer Mode Countdown timer 3, 5, 10, and 15s before shooting None
Slow Motion Mode Supports 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 speed slow motion directly. No need to edit later None
Lens Distortion Correction (LDC) Built-in support None
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) Supported None
Lens 7 glass, 155 degree wide-angle 7 glass, 155 degree wide-angle
Video Mode Up to 4K 30fps and 720p 240fps Up to 4K 30fps and 720p 240fps
Photo Mode Up to 12-megapixel photo Up to 12-megapixel photo
Burst Mode 30 photos per second 30 photos per second
Time Lapse Video Mode Built-in support for 0.5/1/2/5/10/30/60s intervals Built-in support for 0.5/1/2/5/10/30/60s intervals
Loop Recording Continuous recording Continuous recording
Auto Low Light Automatic low light detection and frame rate adjustment to ensure good exposure Automatic low light detection and frame rate adjustment to ensure good exposure
Manual Mode Supports manual setting for shutter/ISO/EV/WB Supports manual setting for shutter/ISO/EV/WB

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In need of an Action Camera?

Do you need an action camera to record your sleek skateboard, snowboard, skiing and more tricks?  What about having it around to ensure you get that shot of your buddy with his spectacular fall? There are so many great uses for an action camera.  But, who has the money for those big names like Go Pro Cameras where there are so many other options out there? We have a great line up for Action Cameras for your liking.  Don't be that guy telling all your friends of that great landing you pulled off, show them on all your social media. Grow your followers with amazing videos and not at an ugly huge cost.  Action cameras are getting more and more popular and so are videos online. Show off your best skills, maybe you want to record yourself cooking, this is easy. Just mount the camera in place and start recording, it's that simple.  Yes, you can record yourself, put it on your head, test, and ensure you have the best shot.

Like riding motorcycles or dirt bikes?  This is a great camera to record you doing, well, you, whatever it is that you enjoy.  Action Cameras are the wave right now and for good reason. There are so many things out there from a dashcam to videoing the next sporting event and even recording yourself. Yes, you can use a phone for this, however, it's quality is not that of an action camera.  Action Camera's are built to record moving objects and motion. This is the sole purpose, thus, they are refined and do this one job very well. Unlike camera's in your phone that wasn't specifically designed for recording fast action shots or in low lighting situations.  

Action Camera's Catch the Beauty in Life

Get everything on the recording.  These cameras can catch even the slightest of details.  This is why many professionals like to use them to train.  Set up the camera and watch in slow mode as you try to hit the golf ball.  You can actually see how your body twists and moves to fix any issues you might have with your game.  Want to record what your seeing on the road in case of an accident, it can do that too and you can get various mounts.  You can even record the occupants inside. This might be handy with young drivers. Record your next ski trip or what about that amazing water skiing maneuver you did?  You can take your viewers to another level by placing the camera on your head. There are mounts for all parts of the body to get just the right amount of "rush" in your videos.

Have you seen those Social Media posts where people are hanging from hammocks and up 1000's of feet?  The view is amazing and you can feel the height as the camera hovers over this mess. This my friends are what life is about.  Sharing. Share your action-packed adventures with those around you or well, not around you.